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  1. News - World - IRAQ

    Iraq’s new PM Haidar al-Abadi aims to detoxify poisoned chalice

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 08:37pm by Reuters

    ... divided Shiite majority in a unity government approved by parliament on Monday. Diplomats and politicians from across Iraq's political spectrum say they believe Abadi is far better suited ... diplomat who worked in Baghdad said he had the right temperament: less conspiratorial and guarded than Maliki and less inclined to take disagreement personally. The diplomat described Abadi telling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1588787/iraqs-new-pm-haidar-al-abadi-aims-detoxify-poisoned-chalice
  2. News - World - IRAQ

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

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

    ... in forming a broader-based government." Abadi was given 30 days to form a new government and present it to parliament for approval. A senior US diplomat with responsibility for Iraq ...

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

    How Islamic State transformed itself into a wealthy and well-organised force

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 10:51pm by Reuters

    ... Iraq. It has transformed itself into a group capable of capturing and holding territory and governing. The US officials attributed the group's relative coherence to the fact that many ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1574425/how-islamic-state-transformed-itself-wealthy-and-well-organised-force
  4. News - World - IRAQ

    With 'far fewer' Yazidis stuck on Iraqi peak than thought, rescue less likely

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 09:35pm by AFP

    ... refuge, most with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Some women carried exhausted children, weeping as they reached the relative safety of Iraqi Kurdistan. But large numbers of people, ... the relief of reaching relative safety was tempered by the spartan conditions of the camps hurriedly erected by the Iraqi Kurdish authorities to accommodate them. "We were besieged for 10 days ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1573684/far-fewer-yazidis-stuck-iraqi-peak-thought-rescue-less-likely
  5. News - World - IRAQ

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Arbil, Iraq, and Washington Convoy of militants and terror positions targeted as displaced families are air dropped food and supplies U.S. jets attack jihadists in Iraq US President Barack Obama on Saturday vowed to continue air strikes against Iraqi jihadists if needed to protect US diplomats and military advisers. Speaking in his weekly address, Obama ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1568982/obama-orders-targeted-air-strikes-humanitarian-aid-drops-iraq
  6. 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

    ... most with nothing but the clothes they wore. Some women carried exhausted children, weeping as they arrived to the relative safety of Iraqi Kurdistan. But there are still large numbers ...

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

    US sends 275 troops to Iraq as Barack Obama weighs options to stem jihadists

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 11:22pm by AP

    ... on Monday in Vienna to hold a separate bilateral discussion on Iraq. In another sign of warming relations with the West, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said the British embassy in Iran would be reopened, as jihadist gains in Iraq forced a reassessment of relations with Tehran. He said the circumstances were right to restore the diplomatic mission after a significant thawing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1535263/us-sends-275-troops-iraq-barack-obama-weighs-options-stem-jihadis
  8. News - World - IRAQ

    Kurdish peshmerga militia fails to stop Islamic State's advance

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 10:24pm by MCT

    ... advisers are now stationed. Life in Arbil had been relatively normal despite the Islamic State offensive, which began with the fall of Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, in June. Everyone ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1569518/kurdish-peshmerga-militia-fails-stop-islamic-states-advance
  9. 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 ... together. The four million Kurds, who have ruled themselves within Iraq in relative peace since the US invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003, have seized on this month’s chaos to expand ...

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

    Ancient Mosul mosque demolished, the latest holy site militants have destroyed

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:37pm by AP

    ... relatively stable since the 2003 US-led invasion. In a statement published by Kurdish state media, Kurdish Regional Government President Massoud Barzani said the bombing of churches and mosques ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1561297/ancient-mosul-mosque-demolished-latest-holy-site-militants-have-destroyed

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