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  1. News - World - IRAQ

    Violence in Iraq threatens crucial oil reserves, may lead to price hike

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:29am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Violence threatens crucial Iraqi oil reserves Escalating violence in Iraq is threatening the development of some of the world's largest oil reserves at a time when Opec's No 2 producer was expected to be a key future supplier. Western companies including BP, ExxonMobil and Shell, along with state-backed Chinese giants CNOOC and CNPC, have ...

  2. News - World - IRAQ

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

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

    ... role”. Two months of violence have brought Iraq to the brink of breakup, and world powers relieved by the exit of divisive premier Nuri al-Maliki are sending aid to the hundreds of thousands who ...

  3. News - World - IRAQ

    Officials find dozens of blindfolded bodies in Iraq

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:11am by AP

    ... and canals. As the levels of violence dropped over time, such discoveries became rare. ...

  4. News - World - IRAQ

    Six killed in Iraq violence

    Posted Aug 18th 2013, 07:42pm by Agence France-Presse in Baghdad

    ... Agence France-Presse in Baghdad Violence has markedly increased in Iraq this year Attacks in Iraq killed at least six people including a local council member on Sunday, officials said, the latest in a surge of violence plaguing the country. Security forces have in recent weeks carried out some of their biggest operations since the 2011 withdrawal of US forces, but analysts ...

  5. News - World - IRAQ

    Baghdad car bombs kill eight as violence spirals

    Posted May 30th 2013, 03:19pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Baghdad Attacks in Iraq, including car bombs in Baghdad, killed eight people on Thursday, the latest in a surge of violence that has left 160 dead in a week ... and pronouncements, the violence has intensified. On Thursday morning, a car bomb in northeast Baghdad killed four people and wounded a dozen more, while another vehicle packed with explosives went off ...

  6. News - World - IRAQ

    24 dead in Iraq mosque suicide bombing

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 02:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Baghdad

    ... days ahead of Shiite commemorations. The unrest is the latest in a surge in nationwide violence which comes as the country grapples with months of protests by its Sunni Arab minority, tensions ... Sunni Arab city of Tikrit, militants fired on day labourers waiting near a grain silo, killing two and wounding four, officials said. Iraq has suffered an upsurge in violence since the beginning ...

  7. News - World - IRAQ

    US trial begins for Blackwater guards involved in death of 14 Iraqis in 2007

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 09:18pm by AP

    ... of Iraqis to testify in what the Justice Department says is likely to be the largest group of foreign witnesses ever to travel to the US for a criminal trial. The violence at the Nisoor Square traffic circle in Baghdad on September 16, 2007 was the darkest episode of contractor violence during the war in Iraq, and one more diplomatic disaster in a war that had many. Iraqi officials, who ...

  8. News - World - IRAQ

    Iran may be willing to cooperate with US in battling insurgency in Iraq

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 11:03pm by Reuters

    ... promised "constructive engagement" with the world. "Today, in our region, unfortunately, we are witnessing violence, killing, terror and displacement," Rowhani said on Thursday. ...

  9. News - World - IRAQ

    Syrian bombing of ISIL extremists in Iraq complicates situation for Washington

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 06:00pm by MCT

    ... said. "In fact, it's the Assad regime and the terrible violence they perpetrated against their own people that allowed [ISIL] to thrive in the first place." The US-supported ...

  10. News - World - IRAQ

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

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

    ... of his meeting with Kerry. Earlier, he blamed Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s “wrong policies” for the violence and called for him to quit, saying it was “very difficult” to imagine Iraq staying ...




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