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Fund for Peace (FfP) Failed States Index: 110.6 Alert (worst is 120)
HIIK Conflict Barometer 2008: 5
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre Global Statistics : 2,842,490 IDPs
Economist Intelligence Unit Sovereign Ratings: Rating CC
International Crisis Group Crisis Watch: Unchanged
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rferl.org Pope Makes Christmas Call To Iraqi Refugees 12/24
voanews.com Pope Francis Holds Christmas Eve Mass 12/24
aljazeera.com Pope phones displaced Iraqis for Christmas 12/24
aljazeera.com Yazidis worry about fate of abducted girls 12/24
dailytrust.com.ng NOA warns Nigerians to beware of ISIS recruiters 12/24
globalsecurity.org As winter hits displaced Iraqis, UN appeals for boost in humanitarian funding 12/24
reuters.com As U.S. troops return to Iraq, more private contractors follow 12/24
telegraph.co.uk A glimmer of hope in the fight against Isil 12/24
timeslive.co.za Australian charged over terrorist plot targeting government 12/24
cnn.com ISIS claims it captured Jordanian pilot 12/24
allafrica.com FG - ISIS in Nigeria to Recruit Fighters 12/24
dw.de Suicide attack kills pro-government militia men in Iraq 12/24
aljazeera.com Deadly bombing hits anti-ISIL force in Iraq 12/24
dnaindia.com Suicide bomber kills 17 people south of Baghdad 12/24
punchng.com Suicide bomber attacks Iraq anti-IS fighters, kills 21 12/24
edition.cnn.com ISIS: We've captured Jordanian pilot in Syria 12/24
punchng.com Police shoot dead black teen in US 12/24
turkishweekly.net Baghdad-Erbil agreement: New hope to be treated sensitively 12/24
voanews.com Activists: Islamic State Fighters Shoot Down Warplane 12/24
turkishweekly.net 60 journalists killed in 2014, Syria deadliest 12/24
stripes.com Fort Bragg soldiers prepare for Iraq mission 12/24
voanews.com Suicide Bombing Kills 33 Near Baghdad 12/24
nzherald.co.nz Grisly finds in Iraqi Yazidi village wrested from militants 12/24
nzherald.co.nz Kurdish rebels threaten renewed violence in Turkey 12/24
dailytimes.com.pk Australian charged over terrorist plot targeting govt : December 24, 2014, 4:15 pm 12/24
panorama.am Expert: Islamic State aims to ‘rearrange’ Middle East 12/24
ndtv.com Suicide Bomber Kills 17 People South of Baghdad 12/24
foxnews.com Suicide bomber kills 24 people near Baghdad 12/24
panorama.am ISIS makes gains in eastern Syria, Iraq 12/24
aljazeera.com ISIL captures pilot of plane downed in Syria 12/24
stripes.com From Iraqi mountaintop, a fierce battle to free Islamic State-held town 12/24
stripes.com Islamic State captures Jordanian pilot in Syria after crash 12/24
stripes.com Iraq: Suicide attack kills 24 people near Baghdad 12/24
npr.org Jordanian Pilot Captured By Islamic State Militants 12/24
telegraph.co.uk Islamic State shoots down coalition war plane in Syria 12/24
edition.cnn.com Suicide bomber kills dozens in town near Baghdad 12/24
theguardian.com Calais’ desperate migrants are dying – politicians must intervene urgently 12/24
timeslive.co.za Islamic State says it downs warplane in eastern Syria 12/24
reuters.com U.S.-led forces launch 17 air strikes in Syria, Iraq 12/24
foxnews.com Kurdish town bears scars, painful memories of Saddam's bloody reign 12/24
panorama.am Armenia elected deputy chair of UNESCO bureau 12/24
turkishweekly.net Jordanian pilot captured by IS militants in Syria 12/24
turkishpress.com ISIL shoots down jet, captures Arab pilot in Syria 12/24
turkishweekly.net Jordan army confirms pilot's capture by ISIL 12/24
turkishweekly.net Barzani asks Iraqi Christians not to leave homeland 12/24
ibnlive.in.com Suicide bomber kills 26 in attack on anti-IS fighters in Iraq 12/24
sputniknews.com Terrorist Activity in 2014: Facts and Details 12/24
sputniknews.com Int'l Community Fails to Establish Equal Relations With Kurds 12/24
turkishweekly.net Turkish deputy PM denounces terrorism 12/24
turkishweekly.net Davutoglu derides opposition’s ‘lone Turkey’ claim 12/24
turkishweekly.net ISIL shoots down jet, captures Arab pilot in Syria 12/24
turkishweekly.net Oil price drop causes $43 bln. cut in Iraq's budget 12/24
dw.de Suicide attack kills pro-government militia men in Iraq 12/24
sputniknews.com Global Demand for Humanitarian Aid to Remain High in 2015: UN Official 12/24
stripes.com Hagel out as defense secretary 12/24
upi.com Australia arrests two in counter-terrorism raid 12/24
sputniknews.com Iranian Lawmaker Says Tehran Contributed to Fighting Terrorism in Iraq 12/24
sputniknews.com Iraq to Demand US Explanation Over Delayed F-16 Deliveries 12/24
aljazeera.com Iraqi Christians face sombre Christmas 12/24
nvonews.com Iran’s Larijani urges Iraq’s unified stance against terrorism 12/24
nvonews.com Jordan confirms warplane shot down in Syria 12/24
vancouversun.com Nightmare scenario for Jordan after one of its pilots captured by ISIS, plane shot down over Syria 12/24
dw.de 'Islamic State' fighters shoot down jet, capture Jordan pilot in Syria 12/24
theguardian.com American Sniper feeds America's hero complex, and it isn't the truth about war 12/24
stripes.com 2014: Military efforts span the globe 12/24
france24.com Embedded with IS group: ‘West underestimates danger’ 12/24
globalsecurity.org Kurds warn Ankara hostilities could resume 12/24
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Terror attacks increased 5-fold in 13 yrs 12/24
jurist.org Amnesty: Islamic State torture of Yezdi captives 12/24
csmonitor.com Pope calls Iraqi refugees, celebrates Christmas Eve Mass 12/24
euronews.com Some displaced Iraqi Christians are not in the Christmas spirit 12/24
aina.org For Chaldean Patriarch, Pope's Letter to the Christians of the East is a Source of Courage and Hope 12/24
aina.org Yazidis Look for 530 'Missing' Relatives Feared Buried in Mass Graves By ISIS 12/24
aina.org Christmas in the 'Caliphate:' Iraqi, Syrian Christians Mark Subdued Season 12/24
sputniknews.com Islamic State Emmissaries Sighted Near Russian Borders: Lavrov 12/24
aina.org Senior Kurdish Rebel Leader Warns Iraq Must Stay United to Defeat 'Savage' Isis 12/24
aina.org In Middle East, Christians Face Mortal Danger 12/24
telegraph.co.uk Pope offers Christmas phone greetings to Iraqi refugees 12/24
reuters.com Baghdad's Christians gather defiantly for Christmas Eve mass 12/24
telegraph.co.uk US says coalition jet not shot down by Islamic State 12/24
voanews.com Estimates Rising of Foreign Fighters in Iraq, Syria 12/24
usatoday.com Kurdish women line up to take on Islamic State 12/24
pbs.org ‘They want to win and they are ready to die’: German writer spends 10 days with the Islamic State 12/24
thecuttingedgenews.com The Caliphate - DoD confirms ISIS has Captured a Jordanian Pilot 12/24
sky.com Pope Ushers In Xmas And Calls Iraqi Refugees 12/24
nationalpost.com ISIS has ‘the power of a nuclear bomb,’ says author allowed first-hand look at ‘caliphate’ 12/24
ndtv.com Mexican Family of 8 Dead in Suspected Murder-Suicide 12/24
foxnews.com ISIS reportedly selling Christian artifacts, turning churches into torture chambers 12/23
nationalpost.com Christmas in Kuwait ‘poignant’ and ‘difficult’ for Canadian troops battling ISIS 12/23
voanews.com CPJ: Number of International Journalists Killed Rises in 2014 12/23
turkishweekly.net Yazidi girls, women abducted by IS face 'harrowing' sexual Violence 12/23
modernghana.com Algeria kills leader of jihadists behind Frenchman's beheading: TV 12/23
punchng.com Sex slavery pushes ISIL victims to suicide -AI 12/23
afghanistannews.net The Rundown -- December 23 12/23
ndtv.com Sex Slavery Pushing Iraq Islamic State Victims To Suicide 12/23
ndtv.com Algeria Kills Head of Jihadists Behind Frenchman's Beheading: Media 12/23
france24.com Yazidi girls sexually enslaved by IS recount a version of ‘hell’ 12/23
aljazeera.com Kurds train to retake Iraq's Mosul from ISIL 12/23
bbc.co.uk VIDEO: Author visits 'brutal' IS heartland 12/23
meed.com Iraq says Kirkuk is restarting exports 12/23