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Masked Gunmen Attack Protesters in Iraq Holy City; 18 Killed

BAGHDAD — Masked gunmen opened fire at Iraqi protesters in the Shiite holy city of Karbala on Tuesday, killing 18 people and wounding hundreds, security officials said, in one of the deadliest single attacks since anti-government demonstrations erupted earlier...
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Trump Lifts Sanctions on Turkey, Says Cease-Fire Permanent

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he will lift sanctions on Turkey after the NATO ally agreed to permanently stop fighting Kurdish forces in Syria and he defended his decision to withdraw American troops. “We’re getting out,” Trump said at th...
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US to Hand Over to Iraq IS Members Evacuated From Syria

BAGHDAD — Two Iraqi intelligence officials say the U.S. is planning to hand over to Iraqi authorities dozens of members of the Islamic State group recently transferred from Syria. The officials said the nearly 50 militants are expected to be handed over in ...
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US Contractor Sentenced in Iraq Shooting Seeks New Trial

WASHINGTON — A former State Department contractor sentenced to life in prison for his role in the 2007 shooting deaths of Iraqi civilians is asking for a new trial because of what he says is newly discovered evidence. Slatten's lawyers say the document show...