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  1. News - World - IRAQ

    At least 60 Iraqis die in anti-Shiite blasts

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 03:24pm by Reuters in Baghdad

    ... Reuters in Baghdad At least 60 die in anti-Shiite blasts Car bombs ripped through busy streets and markets in Iraq yesterday, killing at least 60 people in predominantly Shiite areas in some of the deadliest violence since Sunni insurgents stepped up attacks this year. The 17 blasts, which appeared to be co-ordinated, were concentrated on towns and cities in Iraq's mainly ...

  2. News - World - IRAQ

    Islamic State threatens retaliation against Americans ‘in any place’

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 08:58pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Baghdad The Islamic State militant group that has seized large parts of Iraq and drawn the first American air strikes since the end of the occupation in 2011 has warned ... of US air strikes, "demonstrates that Iraqi and Kurdish forces are capable of working together in taking the fight to ISIS [Islamic State]". Reuters ...

  3. News - World - IRAQ

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

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

    ... Reuters in Baghdad Haidar al-Abadi aims to bridge Iraq's sectarian divides- but will personality be enough? Amiable new premier hopes to detoxify poisoned chalice It is no coincidence ... Reuters ...

  4. News - World - IRAQ

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

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

    ... Reuters in Washington Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq are selling oil from fields and refineries they control to local communities and smugglers, augmenting their existing ample ... a potential key target of US counter-terrorism operations, spends much of his time between locations in Iraq and Syria, including the eastern Syrian city of Raqqa. Reuters ...

  5. News - World - IRAQ

    Feels like defeat: US air force bombs US-made army kit to foil Islamic State

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 08:46pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington US jets bombing US-made army kit 'feels like defeat' The grainy black-and-white footage shows a military vehicle, a small dark mass in the crosshairs of a United States war plane, seconds before it explodes in a flash of light. That August 16 strike in northern Iraq, shown in video released by the US military, killed an unknown number of Islamic ...

  6. News - World - IRAQ

    Jihadi video shows beheading of man named as US journalist James Foley

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:51am

    ... Reuters in Baghdad Islamic militants say murdered man was journalist James Foley, and promise another execution unless US ends air strikes in Iraq Islamic militants released a video ... the Muslim world Associated Press, Reuters, Bloomberg, Agence France-Presse ...

  7. News - World - IRAQ

    Maliki clings to power in Iraq, saying he’ll await court ruling on who’s PM

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 09:30pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Baghdad Maliki awaits court ruling on who's PM An increasingly isolated Nouri al-Maliki again protested at his removal as Iraqi prime minister, as his own political party and his former sponsor in Iran publicly endorsed a successor who many in Baghdad hope can halt advancing Sunni jihadists. Although abandoned by former backers in the United States and Iraq's ...

  8. News - World - IRAQ

    Germany flies aid to Iraq as Britain considers sending arms to Kurds

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 06:20pm by Reuters and AP

    ... Reuters in London, Associated Press in Berlin Britain says it would consider ‘positively’ any request for arms from the Kurds to help them battle Sunni militants Five German air force planes have taken off for Iraq with 36 tonnes of humanitarian aid to help civilians uprooted by fighting in the north of the country. Air force spokesman Captain Andre Hesse said the planes left ...

  9. News - World - IRAQ

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

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

    ... Reuters in Chilmark, United States Incumbent Maliki fights Iraqi president's nomination of rival as prime minister, while US leader calls on newcomer to form an inclusive cabinet ... 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 ...

  10. News - World - IRAQ

    Suicide bomber attacks Iraqi spy HQ as America brands Foley's death a 'terror attack'

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 06:15pm by AGENCIES

    ... and said he too would die unless President Barack Obama changes course. Reuters, AP and AFP ...




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