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  1. News - World - IRAQ

    US forces move into Iraq with security mission

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 03:51pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Nearly 300 American soldiers are being positioned in and around Iraq to protect the embassy in Baghdad and secure other US assets as President Barack Obama ... and Tehran might coordinate military operations in Iraq. Obama met with his national security team on Monday evening to discuss options for stopping the militants known as the Islamic State of Iraq ...

  2. News - World - IRAQ

    Car bomb attack kills 15, injures dozens at busy Baghdad intersection

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 06:54pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Baghdad A car bomb ripped through a crowded Baghdad intersection during morning rush hour on Tuesday, killing 15 people and wounding at least 37, security and medical officials said. The blast in Baghdad Jadida left a shallow crater at the intersection and lines of burned and twisted cars still sitting where they were waiting when the explosion struck. ...

  3. News - World - IRAQ

    US military tried to rescue journalist James Foley before Islamic State beheading

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 10:05am

    ... In the White House statement on the rescue attempt, Lisa Monaco, assistant to President Barack Obama for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, said: “The president authorised action at this time because it was the national security team’s assessment that these hostages were in danger with each passing day in ISIL custody. “The US government had what we believed was sufficient ...

  4. 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

    ... of the Interior Ministry's intelligence headquarters in Karrada district Saturday afternoon, killing six civilians and five security personnel. He added that 24 other people were wounded. Others put ... headquarters is protected by concrete blast walls, but the security  forces on guard at its entrance on an often-crowded intersection are easy  targets for attack. There was no immediate claim ...

  5. News - World - IRAQ

    Saudi Arabia’s top cleric says terrorism has no place in Islam

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 10:07pm by AP

    ... Friday sermons could face penalties, such as having their licences to preach revoked. Local media has reported that the Saudi Interior Ministry may require clerics to pass a security screening ...

  6. News - World - IRAQ

    Kurdish forces recapture key Iraqi dam as US, Britain step up support

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:54pm by AFP

    ... in early June, sweeping Iraqi security forces aside. IS militants, who have declared a “caliphate” straddling vast areas of Iraq and Syria, also came under air attack in their Syrian stronghold ... interests there. The strikes have been conducted since Friday at the request of the Iraqi government, according to US National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden. Highlighting the stakes ...

  7. News - World - IRAQ

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

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:51am

    ... Vineyard in Massachusetts. Officials from the State Department and Pentagon contacted social media sites on Tuesday to inform them of the video and ask them to remove it. National Security Council ...

  8. News - World - IRAQ

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

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

    ... The 130 troops join 90 US military advisers already in Baghdad and 160 in a pair of operations centres- one in Arbil and one in Baghdad- working with Iraqi security forces, and 100 military personnel and some 455 other members of the security forces working through the US embassy in Baghdad. Cameron, who declined to give details of the rescue operation, said: "Clearly ...

  9. 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

    ... hundreds of thousands from their homes. The Security Council also said on Thursday it was backing a newly nominated premier-designate in the hope that he can swiftly form an “inclusive government” ... for a cabinet. The UN Security Council urged al-Abadi to work swiftly to form “an inclusive government that represents all segments of the Iraqi population and that contributes to finding a viable ...

  10. News - World - IRAQ

    Cathay Pacific says it has stopped flying over Iraqi airspace

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:44am by AFP, Lana Lam

    ... Dhabi's Etihad Airways said yesterday that it would reroute flights away from Iraq. "The decision follows the deterioration of the security situation in parts of the country," a statement by the carrier said. "The safety of Etihad Airways' passengers and staff is of paramount importance, and the airline will continue to monitor the security situation ...




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