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@WSJ Middle East Correspondent based in Cairo. Formerly a criminal justice reporter in NYC. Follow me on Instagram http://instagram.com/tamerelg

Iraq Parliament Approves Defense and Interior Ministers

online.wsj.com — BAGHDAD-Iraq's parliament approved Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's nominees for two critical security posts in his government on Saturday, ending a more-than monthlong deadlock over who will lead the defense and interior ministries at a time when the nation is under siege by a radical insurgency.

U.S.-backed Plan for Iraqi National Guard Unraveling

online.wsj.com — BAGHDAD-A U.S.-backed plan to bring Iraq's fractured sectarian tribal forces fighting Islamic State under the supervision of the central government is in danger of being abandoned, lawmakers said. Momentum has swung against the proposal to create a national guard that would encompass local forces in Iraq's provinces as rival political blocs expressed reservations over who will be allowed into the new service and how funding will be...

Iraqi Leader Struggles to Fill Two Top Security Posts in Cabinet

online.wsj.com — BAGHDAD-Iraq's prime minister is set to nominate a candidate from an Iranian-backed Shiite militia as interior minister, according to an adviser, a choice that risks stoking sectarian tensions at the heart of the country's current crisis.

Iraqi Lawmaker Among Dead in Suicide Car Blast

online.wsj.com — BAGHDAD-Islamic State militants claimed responsibility for a suicide car bombing that killed 21 people on Tuesday, including an Iraqi lawmaker who was also a top leader in a militia battling the jihadist insurgency.

NYPD Losing Its 'Four-Star General'

online.wsj.com — It was a particularly crime-ridden weekend in the Bronx a few years ago when then-New York City Police Capt. Peter Moreno heard a crackle on the radio that "Car 3" was en route to his command center. "It wasn't unusual to hear 'Car 3' come up on the air-he was in the trenches quite often," Mr. Moreno, who is now retired, recalled recently.

Iraqi Forces Make Strategic Retreat

online.wsj.com — Iraqi security forces abandoned a military camp in the besieged province of Anbar after it was surrounded by Islamic State fighters, Iraqi officials said on Monday, calling it a strategic retreat.

Militants Advance Despite Airstrikes

online.wsj.com — Islamic State militants have gained territory in Iraq and Syria despite weeks of bombing by the U.S. and its allies, raising questions about the coalition's strategy of trying to blunt the jihadists' advance while local forces are being trained to meet the threat on the ground.

Islamic State Tightens Its Grip on Iraq’s Anbar Province

online.wsj.com — The chief of police of a critical Iraqi province besieged by Islamic State militants was killed in a bombing, local officials said, heightening concerns that the strategically important region is in imminent danger of being captured by the insurgent group.

Islamic State Progress Near Baghdad Raises Fears

Militant Progress Near Baghdad Raises Fears

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Oct 21, 2014

RT @davidmwessel: Disturbinng story: For more teens, arrests by police replace school discipline on.wsj.com/1s0eWIM via @WSJ

Oct 21, 2014

RT @ggreenwald: How the UAE Tried (and Largely Succeeded) to Silence Popular Arab Spring Activist Iyad El-Baghdadi firstlook.org/theintercept/2…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @ExumAM: “They say we want Islamic State ... but they have never actually spoken with someone from Islamic State.” on.wsj.com/1onTiUa

Oct 21, 2014

RT @mlcalderone: WSJ is only news source in Pew study “more trusted than distrusted by all five ideological groups” pewrsr.ch/1t8xRWQ

Oct 21, 2014

RT @zalali: Decision 2limit Egyptian prosecutor positions 2offspring of university graduates is a clear violation of A9 and A53 of 2014 constitution

Oct 21, 2014

RT @DavidKenner: Angry kids in Tripoli support ISIS, have never actually met anyone from ISIS. online.wsj.com/articles/islam…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @josephkrauss: WaPo on the Islamic State group's mass killing of Shaitat tribesmen in eastern Syria in August, ignored by the West wapo.st/1r2Gk9B

Oct 20, 2014

Purported statement by ISIS declaring a fresh assault on Sinjar and destruction of Yazidi shrine justpaste.it/kasoa

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