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VIDEO: Isis is a 'clear and present danger'

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 10:14

Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari tells the BBC's John Simpson that the ''fight'' in Iraq with militant groups has regional and global implications.
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Iraq 'loses western border control'

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 4:28
related countries: Jordan Jordan, Syria Syria

Iraq's government loses control of its western borders after Sunni militants seize crossings into Syria and Jordan, reports say.
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VIDEO: Key Iraq border crossings 'captured'

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 21:57

The Iraqi government appears to have lost control of its western borders after Sunni militants reportedly captured crossings to Syria and Jordan.
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Western Iraq towns fall to militants

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 14:48
related places: Baghdad

Islamist militants seize another key town in western Iraq - the fourth to fall in quick succession in the mainly-Sunni province of Anbar.
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VIDEO: Iraq crisis: Shia show of strength

Saturday, June 21st 2014, 18:34

Thousands of Shia militia loyal to the powerful cleric Moqtada al-Sadr have paraded through Iraq, raising sectarian tensions amid continued fighting in areas of Iraq.
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Show of force raises Iraq tensions

Saturday, June 21st 2014, 15:07
related places: Baghdad

Thousands of Shia militia loyal to powerful cleric Moqtada al-Sadr parade in Baghdad, raising sectarian tensions amid fighting in northern Iraq.
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How inequality drives Iraq's Sunni rebellion

Saturday, June 21st 2014, 14:57

Is social inequality the real driver of Sunni revolt in Iraq?
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VIDEO: Snipers capture battle against Isis

Friday, June 20th 2014, 22:18
related places: Jalula'

The BBC's Fergal Keane went to Jalula in northern Iraq, and obtained exclusive footage of Isis suspects surrendering to Kurdish forces.
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Fierce battles for key Iraqi sites

Friday, June 20th 2014, 16:34
related countries: United States United States

Islamist militants and pro-government forces battle for Iraq's Baiji oil refinery and Tal Afar, after the US said it would send military advisers.
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Oil price around nine-month high

Friday, June 20th 2014, 10:11

Violence in Iraq has sent oil prices close to a nine-month high of $115 per barrel.
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VIDEO: Raw video shows BBC under Isis attack

Friday, June 20th 2014, 8:26

The BBC's Paul Wood was reporting on Kurdish troops in Iraq when the group he was with came under fire from militant fighters.
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Guernsey 'more dangerous than Libya'

Friday, June 20th 2014, 7:52
related countries: Guernsey Guernsey, Libya Libya

A bomb disposal expert who survived hostile conditions in Libya and Iraq admits he is "fortunate" to survive stepping in front of a bus in Guernsey.
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US to send military advisers to Iraq

Friday, June 20th 2014, 4:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

President Obama says the US is sending up to 300 "military advisers" to Iraq and may take "targeted military action" against Islamist insurgents.
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Why Indian nurses want to go back to Iraq

Friday, June 20th 2014, 1:29
related countries: India India

Why Indian nurses want to go back to Iraq
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VIDEO: Iraqis drivers in long wait for fuel

Friday, June 20th 2014, 0:02

As Sunni military extremists spend a second day battling to seize control of Iraq's biggest oil refinery, Reda Al Mawy of the BBC's Arabic Service reports on the rush to buy fuel at a petrol station in Irbil, northern Iraq.
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Battle for key Iraqi oil refinery

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 15:29
related countries: United States United States

Iraqi government forces are battling Sunni militants for control of the country's biggest oil refinery, as the US considers a request for air strikes.
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Father of abducted Indian speaks out

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 12:14
related countries: India India
related places: Mosul

The father of one of the 40 Indians kidnapped in the Iraqi city of Mosul has said that his family has not heard from their son since Sunday.
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Obama 'to bypass Congress over Iraq'

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 6:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

President Obama believes he does not need congressional approval for US action against advancing militants in Iraq, the top Senate Republican says.
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VIDEO: Karzai dismisses 'al-Qaeda comeback'

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 22:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has dismissed the possibility of al-Qaeda linked groups making a comeback in his country in a similar way to Iraq
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Karzai rules out Iraq scenario in Afghanistan

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 21:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Lyse Doucet asks if Iraq scenario may unfold in Afghanistan
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Iraq formally seeks US air strikes

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 21:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Iraq formally asks the US to launch air strikes against jihadist militants who have recently seized key cities.
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Iraq: Twitter Q&A with John Simpson

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 20:27

Ask John Simpson about Iraq's future
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VIDEO: Iraq's special forces 'ready for ISIS'

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 18:09
related places: Baghdad

Jonathan Beale reports from Baghdad, where security forces say they are ready to ''take on'' ISIS militants.
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ISIS militants threaten UK - Cameron

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 16:44

David Cameron warns of the threat to the UK from jihadist terrorism if an "extreme Islamist regime" is created in the centre of Iraq.
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Battle grips Iraq's biggest refinery

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 14:59
related places: Baghdad

The Iraqi army says it has driven off militants attacking the country's biggest oil refinery amid reports that most of it is in militant hands.
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Forty Indians abducted in Iraq

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 11:28
related places: Mosul

Indian authorities confirm that 40 of their citizens have been kidnapped in the violence-hit Iraqi city of Mosul.
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VIDEO: Karzai dismisses 'al-Qaeda comeback'

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 7:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai dismisses the possibility of al-Qaeda linked groups making a comeback in his country in a similar way to Iraq.
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VIDEO: Stories from inside Iraq refugee camp

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 5:18

As fighting spreads and intensifies across Iraq, civilians are leaving their homes to go to safer areas. Rami Ruhayem reports.
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VIDEO: Caught in middle of ISIS gun battle

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 22:04
related places: Baghdad, Jalula'

The BBC's Paul Wood reports from the town of Jalula, as the turmoil in Iraq moves closer to the capital, Baghdad.
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Iraq officers fired over rebel gains

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 21:25

Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki dismisses senior officers for failing to halt an advance on key cities by Sunni Islamist rebels, a government statement says.
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VIDEO: Baquba: Iraq's new frontline?

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 18:25
related places: Baghdad

The militant offensive has reached the outskirts of the city of Baquba - just 60km (37 miles) from the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
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Clashes on approaches to Baghdad

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 17:15
related places: Baghdad

Iraqi troops are engaged in heavy clashes with Sunni Islamist militants in and around Baquba, about 60km from the capital Baghdad.
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US deploys Iraq 'military personnel'

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 5:47

Up to 275 US "military personnel" are to be sent to Iraq to provide support for the US embassy in Baghdad, the White House says.
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VIDEO: US veterans react to turmoil in Iraq

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 0:20
related countries: United States United States

US veterans of Iraq reflect on chaos there now
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Militants 'seize' Iraq's Tal Afar

Monday, June 16th 2014, 18:28

Sunni militants seize the northern city of Tal Afar, officials and residents say - a city which lies between Mosul and the border with Syria.
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VIDEO: ISIS 'release more execution footage'

Monday, June 16th 2014, 17:49

Northern Iraq is in turmoil with the Islamist militant group ISIS capturing another city on Monday.
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UK outlaws Isis militant group

Monday, June 16th 2014, 15:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK outlaws the militant group which has seized parts of Iraq as Nick Clegg warns of a "direct threat" to British citizens from conflict in the Middle East.
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Spain arrests eight in 'ISIS cell'

Monday, June 16th 2014, 15:29
related countries: Spain Spain, Syria Syria

Spanish police have detained eight people on suspicion of recruiting militants to fight in Syria and Iraq, officials say.
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VIDEO: 'ISIS cell' arrested at Spain apartment

Monday, June 16th 2014, 14:17
related countries: Spain Spain, Syria Syria

Tom Burridge reports on the arrest of eight people on suspicion of recruiting militants in Spain to fight in Syria and Iraq
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US considers talks with Iran on Iraq

Monday, June 16th 2014, 8:25
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US is considering opening direct talks with Iran on the security situation in Iraq, a US official tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: Kurds 'swept through unchallenged'

Monday, June 16th 2014, 4:49
related places: Baghdad

An offensive by Islamist militants in northern Iraq has cleared the way for another group historically hostile to Baghdad to extend their reach.
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Images 'show massacre in Iraq'

Sunday, June 15th 2014, 23:37

The Sunni extremist group that has taken territory across Iraq has posted photos online that appear to show its fighters massacring a large number of Iraqi army personnel.
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VIDEO: Images 'show massacre in Iraq'

Sunday, June 15th 2014, 22:19

The Sunni extremist group that has taken territory across Iraq has released video and photos that appear to show its fighters massacring Iraqi soldiers.
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VIDEO: Iraq's casualties of conflict

Sunday, June 15th 2014, 21:58

Paul Wood meets patients in a hospital in Irbil, in northern Iraq, who are recovering from attacks by the ISIS-led insurgency - and the government's crackdown.
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Iraqi forces hit back at militants

Sunday, June 15th 2014, 14:12
related places: Baghdad

Iraqi forces, backed by Shia and Kurdish militias, are said to have retaken several towns and are holding back an advance by Sunni militants north of Baghdad.
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Blair: 'We didn't cause Iraq crisis'

Sunday, June 15th 2014, 13:25
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Western inaction over Syria is behind the current insurgency in Iraq, says Tony Blair, but critics accuse the ex-PM of "washing his hands" over the crisis.
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Deadly suicide attack hits Baghdad

Sunday, June 15th 2014, 12:19
related places: Baghdad

A suicide bombing in central Baghdad has killed at least nine people and wounded 20 more, officials in the Iraqi capital say.
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US deploys warship amid Iraq crisis

Sunday, June 15th 2014, 6:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gulf

A US aircraft carrier is to take up position in the Gulf to provide President Obama with military options if the situation in Iraq deteriorates.
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VIDEO: 'We are stronger than ISIS'

Saturday, June 14th 2014, 22:30
related places: Mosul

General Muzhir al Qaisi, spokesman for the General Military Council of the Iraqi Revolutionaries, casts doubt on the idea that ISIS has taken control of Mosul alone.
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UK offers £3m for Iraq aid effort

Saturday, June 14th 2014, 16:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK will provide an initial £3m of emergency humanitarian aid for civilians fleeing the insurgency by Islamic extremists in Iraq, the government says.
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Iran 'ready to help neighbour Iraq'

Saturday, June 14th 2014, 15:25
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Iran's President Rouhani says Tehran is ready to help Iraq in its battle against extremist Sunni Islamists, but denies any plans to send troops.
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VIDEO: What is behind the struggle for Iraq?

Friday, June 13th 2014, 23:21
related places: Baghdad

As Sunni insurgents move closer to Baghdad, Allan Little looks at the background to the tensions in Iraq.
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Obama to 'review options' on Iraq

Friday, June 13th 2014, 22:06
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama says he will take several days to decide what action to take over the Iraq crisis, but says no US troops will be deployed.
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VIDEO: How might US help Iraqi government?

Friday, June 13th 2014, 20:55
related countries: United States United States

As Barack Obama reaffirms that he will not send US troops into Iraq, Frank Gardener reports on what can be done to halt the Sunni militants.
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Iraq cleric issues Shia call to arms

Friday, June 13th 2014, 19:00

Iraq's most senior Shia cleric urges people to take up arms against Sunni-led insurgents sweeping across towns killing hundreds, the UN says.
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Factors behind the precipitate collapse of Iraq's army

Friday, June 13th 2014, 18:17

Factors behind implosion of Iraq's army
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Oil markets spike on Iraq concerns

Friday, June 13th 2014, 16:44

The price of Brent crude spiked on Friday after rising this week over concerns about the ongoing insurgency in Iraq
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VIDEO: Iraqis flee Mosul amid militant killings

Friday, June 13th 2014, 14:19
related places: Mosul

Hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing the fighting in Iraq have been trying to find shelter.
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VIDEO: Militants at former US base in Tikrit

Friday, June 13th 2014, 13:49
related places: Baghdad

The advance through Iraq of the Islamist militant group ISIS continues to cause alarm in Baghdad and beyond.
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Iraq militants seize new towns

Friday, June 13th 2014, 10:45
related countries: United States United States

Islamist-led militants in Iraq seize two new towns, as the US says it is looking at all options to help embattled Prime Minister Nouri Maliki.
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Obama: All options open on Iraq

Friday, June 13th 2014, 3:41
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama says his government is looking at "all options" to help fight Islamist militants in Iraq, including military action.
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Iraq conflict sparks oil price rise

Friday, June 13th 2014, 2:28

Oil prices rise to a nine-month high, and global stock markets decline, amid concerns that developments in Iraq may hurt global supplies.
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VIDEO: Hillary Clinton: Full interview

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 22:46
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discusses the conflicts in Iraq and Ukraine and whether she will run for the US presidency again in 2016.
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VIDEO: Refugees fearful of Iraq militants

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 22:26
related places: Baghdad, Tikrit

ISIS militants advance on Baghdad after taking control of the cities of Fallujah and Tikrit, forcing hundreds of thousands of people to flee.
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Clinton urges caution over Iraq

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 21:34
related countries: United States United States

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tells BBC Newsnight the US should withhold military support for Iraq until certain conditions are met.
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Iraq delays vote on emergency powers

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 15:32
related places: Baghdad

Parliament in Baghdad delays voting on a request to grant the prime minister emergency powers as the north slips out of government control.
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Turks seek release of Mosul hostages

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 11:11
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Mosul

The Turkish government tries to secure the release of 80 Turks abducted in northern Iraq, but stops short of asking Nato allies for help.
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Iraqi Kurds 'fully control Kirkuk'

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 10:51
related places: Kirkuk

Iraqi Kurdish forces say they have taken full control of the northern oil city of Kirkuk as the army flees before an Islamist offensive nearby.
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UN condemns Iraqi militant attacks

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 8:05

The UN condemns attacks in Iraq by Islamist militants who have overrun two major cities, and says a "dire" humanitarian situation looms.
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VIDEO: 'Common approach for Iraq and Syria'

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 0:13
related countries: Syria Syria

Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called for a core group of countries to work together to help Iraq and Syria resolve the conflicts in their countries.
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