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Iraq 10 Years Later

Ten years after the war began in Iraq, UN Dispatch looks at the current situation.

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Iran bans Afghan and Iraqi Refugees from Moving to Regions for Employment

Iran’s National Organization for Educational Testing has banned Afghans, Iraqis and, in some instances, other foreign nationals from residing in certain provinces and enrolling in certain courses of study. The new ban affects Afghan refugees most severely and seems to apply uniformly to immigrants with and without documentation.

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Iraq War Facts and Figures

President Obama is expected to announce the formal end of the American war in Iraq in a speech tomorrow.  As we commemorate the end of a war, consider some of these facts and figures about the war in Iraq. Some of these numbers may shock you.

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Why We Need an International Treaty on Private Military Contractors

Private military contractors are poised to take an increasingly large role in Iraq, but serious questions remain about how they will be held responsible for their actions. One obvious answer is an international convention.

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Researchers: At Least 137,000 Civilians Dead In Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan

A new estimate by researchers at Brown University claims that at least 137,000 civilians have died during tens years of war in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq. This likely under-counts the true human cost of war.

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Violence at Camp Ashraf in Iraq

Camp Ashraf is an Iranian refugee camp in Iraq. In January 2009, responsibility for security of the camp was turned over from Americans to Iraqi forces. Since then, it has experienced several violent raids by Iraqi military forces.

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