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  1. News - World - IRAQ

    UN says Iraq humanitarian crisis ‘at highest level’ in wake of Islamic State onslaught

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 06:43pm by AP

    ... announced its highest level of emergency for the humanitarian crisis in Iraq in the wake of the onslaught by Islamic militants who have overrun much of the country’s north and west and driven out ... that could counter the insurgent threat, which has plunged Iraq into its worst crisis since the US troop withdrawal in 2011. Attacks by the Islamic State group and its Sunni militant allies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1573630/plan-under-way-rescue-yazidi-refugees-stranded-iraqi-mountain-david-cameron
  2. News - World - IRAQ

    New political crisis as Iraqi president calls on newcomer to form government

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 05:18pm by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Baghdad President calls on Shiite newcomer to form new government, angering Nouri al-Maliki Iraq seemed to plunge into a deeper political crisis after President Fuad Massoum yesterday asked Haider al-Abadi, the Shiite coalition's nominee for prime minister, to form a government hours after Nouri al-Maliki rejected calls to drop his bid for a third term as prime ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1571409/ruling-may-allow-iraq-pm-maliki-retain-post-problematic
  3. News - World - IRAQ

    Time running out for Iraqis besieged by jihadists as UN warns of ‘potential genocide’

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 05:52pm by AFP

    ... the scope of the humanitarian crisis. A US defence official said the temporary additional personnel would also develop humanitarian assistance options beyond the current airdrop effort in support ... especially from Tehran and Washington. Maliki on Tuesday ordered the armed forces to “stay away from the political crisis”, assuaging fears that he could seek to leverage military power to stay ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1572902/un-warns-genocide-iraqi-refugees-overrun-islamic-state-jihadists
  4. News - World - IRAQ

    More US troops sent to northern Iraq, but only on temporary aid mission

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 09:32pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Camp Pendleton, United States Defence secretary insists they are there to assess humanitarian crisis facing Yazidi refugees US sends more troops to north Iraq Another 130 US troops have arrived in Iraq on what the Pentagon described as a temporary mission to assess the scope of the humanitarian crisis facing thousands of displaced Iraqi civilians trapped ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1572939/more-us-troops-sent-northern-iraq-only-temporary-aid-mission
  5. News - World - IRAQ

    Maliki gives in to pressure and steps aside as Iraqi prime minister

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 10:27pm by AP

    ... years in power had provoked a political crisis that escalated this week in Baghdad. The pressure intensified when his Shiite political alliance backed Abadi to replace him, and President Fouad ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1574430/maliki-gives-pressure-and-steps-aside-iraqi-prime-minister
  6. News - World - IRAQ

    Support grows for Iraq's new PM as Iran abandons Nouri al-Maliki

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 09:07pm by Reuters

    ... strength was that "he's not Maliki" and had not alienated Iraqi groups. The political transition comes at a time of crisis for Iraq. After seizing the main northern city of Mosul ... away from the political crisis", assuaging fears that he could seek to leverage his military power to stay in power. Additional reporting by Reuters and Bloomberg ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1572236/support-grows-iraqs-new-pm-iran-abandons-nouri-al-maliki
  7. News - World - IRAQ

    Obama vows more air strikes in Iraq 'if necessary' as IS targets bombed

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 10:04am by AFP

    ... said the crisis would not be solved in weeks, and that the most important agenda for Iraq should be forming a unified government.  The first US bombings struck IS positions and at least one ... in northern Iraq on Friday in a potential turning point in a two-month-old crisis after Obama warned of militants carrying out a "potential genocide" against displaced minorities. Thousands ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1568982/obama-orders-targeted-air-strikes-humanitarian-aid-drops-iraq
  8. News - World - IRAQ

    Kerry urges Kurds to save Iraq from collapse amid urgent crisis talks

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 05:04pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Arbil Diplomatic talks take place in Arbil as Iraqi government troops battle Sunni insurgents for control of key oil refinery US Secretary of State John Kerry held crisis talks with leaders of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region on Tuesday, urging them to stand with Baghdad in the face of a Sunni insurgent onslaught that threatens to dismember the country. Iraqi security forces ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539621/kurds-warns-john-kerry-new-iraq-arbil-talks
  9. News - World - IRAQ

    Town on front line of fight to defend Kurdish capital from jihadis hunkers down

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:44am by MCT

    ... the Iraqi Kurdish capital, but warned Americans it could take some time to end the crisis. "I don't think we're going to solve this problem in weeks. This is going to take some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1570179/town-front-line-fight-defend-kurdish-capital-jihadis-hunkers-down
  10. News - World - IRAQ

    Narendra Modi in first foreign policy crisis over missing workers in Iraq

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 09:53pm by AFP

    ... policy crisis in Iraq India's new government was yesterday struggling to make headway in its first foreign crisis as it tried to secure the release of 40 construction workers being held ... it hard for New Delhi to work out who to interact with. "Handling a crisis like this is a tough task. With the fighting spreading, even evacuating people by road is not an option," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1536324/narendra-modi-first-foreign-policy-crisis-over-missing-workers-iraq

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