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Weekend Reading: Terror and Infrastructure in Iraq, Ladino Music, and the Return of South Yemen

Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims attend prayers during Eid al-Fitr as they mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, at the site of a suicide car bomb attack over the weekend at the shopping area of Karrada, in Baghdad, Iraq (Khalid al Mousily/Reuters).

Reading selections for the weekend of July 8, 2016.

July 8, 2016

Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims attend prayers during Eid al-Fitr as they mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, at the site of a suicide car bomb attack over the weekend at the shopping area of Karrada, in Baghdad, Iraq (Khalid al Mousily/Reuters).
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Sajad Jiyad, an Iraq-based researcher, argues that it was poor infrastructure as well as terrorism that contributed to the deaths of at least 250 people in Baghdad last Sunday.

Ezgi Ustundag examines how Jewish musicians in Turkey today continue to preserve Ladino music.

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Hannah Porter discusses the possibility for South Yemeni independence after the current violence in the country.

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