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VIDEO: Moment Isis blew up Iraq shrine

Friday, July 25th 2014, 11:33
related places: Mosul

Social media footage has emerged purporting to show the Sunni Islamist group Isis blowing up a shrine in the Iraqi city of Mosul.
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Isis 'ordering FGM' in Iraq - UN

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 15:14
related places: Mosul

A top UN official in Iraq says the Sunni Islamist group Isis, which is controlling the city of Mosul, is seeking to impose female genital mutilation.
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Iraq MPs elect Massoum as president

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 12:20

Iraqi parliament elects Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum as the country's next president, succeeding Jalal Talabani.
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Deadly ambush on Iraq prison convoy

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 10:58
related places: Baghdad

Suicide attackers mount a bomb and gun attack on a prison convoy in Iraq, killing 51 prisoners and nine police officers, security sources say.
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Suicide car bomb kills 21 in Iraq

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 22:36
related places: Baghdad

A suicide car bomb has killed at least 21 people at a police checkpoint in Baghdad's Kadhimiya district, Iraqi police say.
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Iraq conflict breeds cyber-civil war

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 11:32

A cyber-war is being waged alongside the conflict involving Isis in Iraq, suggests research by security firms.
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Iraq monastery 'seized by militants'

Monday, July 21st 2014, 15:25
related places: Mosul

Islamist militants who control the Iraqi city of Mosul are reported to have seized a nearby ancient monastery and ordered the monks to leave.
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Australia teenager behind Iraq blast

Monday, July 21st 2014, 5:19
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Melbourne

Australia says a man who killed himself and several other people in a suicide attack in Iraq last week was an 18-year-old from Melbourne.
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Five car bombs kill 26 in Baghdad

Saturday, July 19th 2014, 15:36
related places: Baghdad

A series of car bombs in the Iraqi capital, including three near-simultaneous blasts, kill at least 26 people, officials say.
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Iraqi Christians flee from Mosul

Friday, July 18th 2014, 22:56
related places: Mosul

Christians flee the Iraqi city of Mosul after Islamist militants threatened to kill them unless they converted to Islam or paid a "protection tax".
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Iraqi Shia support troops with 'meals-on-wheels'

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 0:49

Iraqi Shia support troops and militiamen with 'meals-on-wheels'
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VIDEO: Inside recaptured Iraqi town

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 5:28
related places: Baghdad, Balad

Shiite militias have joined forces with Iraqi government troops to recapture the town of Balad, north of Baghdad.
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Iraq crisis: Kurdistan’s female fighters take on Isis

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 23:19

Kurdish women battle jihadist-led rebels in Iraq
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Iraqi parliament elects new speaker

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 13:18
related places: Salim

Iraq's parliament has elected Salim al-Jabouri as speaker, breaking weeks of political deadlock amid a jihadist-led rebellion in the north and west.
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Iraq's refugees stuck in Jordan aid limbo

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 0:15
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Iraqi refugees faced with surviving on handouts in Jordan
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Gunmen kill 29 in Baghdad attack

Saturday, July 12th 2014, 22:56
related places: Baghdad

Gunmen storm two buildings in the Iraqi capital, killing at least 29 people including 20 women, officials say.
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Iraq PM 'must apologise in Kurd row'

Saturday, July 12th 2014, 19:27

Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari demands that PM Nouri Maliki apologise for saying that the Kurdish region has been harbouring extremists.
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Iraqi Kurds seize two oilfields

Saturday, July 12th 2014, 15:50
related places: Baghdad

Iraqi Kurdish forces have taken over two oilfields amid a growing dispute with the government in Baghdad, Iraqi and Kurdish sources say.
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Iraq forces 'killed Sunni prisoners'

Saturday, July 12th 2014, 11:34

Iraqi forces and affiliated militias appear to have executed at least 255 prisoners in June while fleeing advancing Isis militants, a rights group says.
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Kurds vow to boycott Iraq cabinet

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 14:45

Kurdish leaders say they will boycott meetings of the central Iraqi government after PM Nouri al-Maliki accused Kurds of harbouring extremists.
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Iraq rebels 'seize nuclear material'

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 11:48
related places: Mosul

Iraq warns the UN that Sunni militants have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in Mosul.
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AUDIO: Iraqi mortuaries 'struggling to cope'

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 10:20
related places: Baghdad

Jeremy Bowen visits Baghdad's main morgue, hearing how it is unable to cope as the city's death toll rises.
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VIDEO: Iran and Iraq: A long history in 90 seconds

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 1:02
related countries: Iran Iran

The ancient rivalry between Iran and Iraq - in 90 seconds
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France eyes anti-terror travel ban

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 16:21
related countries: France France, Syria Syria

The French government proposes travels bans to stop citizens travelling to Syria and Iraq to fight alongside Islamist militants.
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Fifty bodies found south of Baghdad

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 15:58
related places: Baghdad

The bullet-riddled bodies of 53 men are found south of Baghdad, as Iraq's prime minister claims Kurdistan is becoming a haven for jihadist-led rebels.
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Iraq confirms chemical site seized

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 9:04

Rebels control a disused factory with deadly nerve agents, Iraq's government confirms, warning it cannot fulfil commitments to destroy the weapons.
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VIDEO: US-Iraqi refugees reflect on sectarian crisis

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 0:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Virginia

The BBC spoke with Iraqi refugees in Virginia about the current conflict and their perspective on sectarian divisions in Iraq.
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Iraqi MPs to meet after criticism

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 18:13

Iraq's new parliament says it will hold its next session on 13 July, nearly a month earlier than previously agreed, in bid to elect new leadership.
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VIDEO: 'Iraq army needs militias to beat Isis'

Monday, July 7th 2014, 17:52

The Iraq army will not be able to defeat the Sunni-led militant fighters of Isis without support from Shia militias, the leader of League of the Righteous has said.
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The fearsome Iraqi militia vowing to vanquish Isis

Monday, July 7th 2014, 16:58

Meeting the fearsome Iraqi fighter vowing to defeat jihadists
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Leader sorry for UK hostage killings

Monday, July 7th 2014, 14:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The leader of a Shia militant group that kidnapped five Britons in Iraq in 2007 and killed four says he is sorry, but blames the UK government for their deaths.
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Iraq MPs delay session amid crisis

Monday, July 7th 2014, 13:27

Iraqi MPs again delay a session to elect new leadership, as a senior general dies in continued fighting with Islamist insurgents.
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AUDIO: Isis 'are terrified of us'

Monday, July 7th 2014, 8:32

The BBC's Jeremy Bowen meets members of the Shia militia group League of the Righteous in Iraq, including its spiritual leader.
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In pictures: Iraq shrines destroyed

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 22:08

Muslim holy sites being destroyed by extremists in northern Iraq
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Indian nurses return home from Iraq

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 9:32
related countries: India India

A group of Indian nurses freed after being trapped in Iraq arrives home in Kerala to be greeted by ecstatic friends and relatives.
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VIDEO: 'Isis enjoy disfiguring Islam'

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 9:14
related places: Baghdad

The BBC's Paul Adams talks to people praying for co-existence between Sunnis and Shias, at a Sunni mosque in a mixed neighbourhood of Baghdad.
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Iraq's PM vows fight for third term

Friday, July 4th 2014, 18:25

Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki insists he will never give up on his bid for a third term despite criticism that he is divisive, vowing to continue battling rebels.
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Indian nurses trapped in Iraq freed

Friday, July 4th 2014, 15:33
related countries: India India

A group of 46 Indian nurses trapped in northern Iraq for the past three weeks have been released, Indian authorities say.
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Briton in Syria calls UK 'pure evil'

Friday, July 4th 2014, 10:23
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man who claims he has been fighting in Syria says he will not return until the "black flag of Islam" is flying over Buckingham Palace.
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VIDEO: Isis 'prepared under Iraq's nose'

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 22:36
related places: Baghdad

A network of safe houses, precise plans, and a strategy for an attack on Baghdad were prepared by Isis long before its assault in Iraq, BBC Newsnight learns.
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Isis rebels 'hunting down opponents'

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 22:05

Isis rebels in Iraq have been methodically hunting down non-Sunnis and opponents of the militants, refugees from rebel-held towns tell the BBC.
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VIDEO: Stories from Isis-controlled Iraq

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 17:47

Iraqis from areas seized by forces led by the Islamist extremist group Isis, have been telling harrowing stories about people being targeted by the fighters and killed.
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Iraq denies Saudi border withdrawal

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 15:49
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Iraqi officials deny troops have withdrawn from the Saudi border, amid reports that 30,000 Saudi reinforcements have been deployed there.
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VIDEO: Shia militia: 'We are thirsty to fight'

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 22:58

The Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has offered an amnesty to militants willing to "return to their senses" and abandon the Isis-led insurgency.
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'Iran aiding Iraq' with attack jets

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 15:19
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran has supplied Iraq with ground attack jets to help it counter the offensive led by the Islamist group Isis, strong evidence suggests.
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Iraqi PM offers partial amnesty

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 14:58

Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki offers an amnesty to some Sunni militants backing a jihadist-led Sunni rebellion in the north and west of the country.
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Isis demands Iraq rebels' allegiance

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 10:20

Sunni rebels in Iraq face Isis allegiance dilemma
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VIDEO: My friend was executed on Saddam’s orders

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 23:18
related places: Saddam

Daphne Parish recalls Iraq arrest that led to friend being executed
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Isis leader issues call to Muslims

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 17:51
related countries: Syria Syria

The leader of the Isis jihadist group calls on Muslims to travel to Iraq and Syria to help build an Islamic state, in a new audio message.
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Iraqi MPs fail to elect new speaker

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 17:16

Iraq's new parliament ends its first session in disarray, with MPs failing to make any progress in choosing the country's new leadership.
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Iraq Kurdistan referendum planned

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 10:51

The president of Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan Region, Massoud Barzani, tells the BBC he intends to hold a referendum on independence within months.
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Fresh fighting around Iraq's Tikrit

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 6:01
related places: Tikrit

Fresh clashes erupt around the Iraqi city of Tikrit, a day after the jihadist militant group Isis declared the creation of a "caliphate".
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VIDEO: Iraqi Kurds push for separation

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 5:35

The Kurdish region of Iraq is pushing for independence according to their leader, Massoud Barzani.
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VIDEO: Will Iraq turmoil lead to break up?

Monday, June 30th 2014, 21:41
related places: Tikrit

As fresh clashes erupt in Tikrit and Isis declares a "caliphate", the BBC's Jeremy Bowen considers whether the Iraqi government can prevent the break up of the country.
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VIDEO: Isis bulldozes into 'Islamic state'

Monday, June 30th 2014, 12:45
related countries: Syria Syria

Jihadist militant group Isis has said it is establishing a caliphate, or Islamic state, on the territories it controls in Iraq and Syria.
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Isis rebels declare 'Islamic state'

Monday, June 30th 2014, 9:35
related countries: Syria Syria

Jihadist militant group Isis declares the establishment of a caliphate, or Islamic state, on the territories it controls in Iraq and Syria.
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Fresh clashes in battle for Tikrit

Sunday, June 29th 2014, 21:02
related places: Tikrit

Iraqi government forces continue an offensive to retake the northern city of Tikrit from Sunni rebels, with air strikes and clashes across the city.
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VIDEO: The Iraqi Christians who refuse to flee

Sunday, June 29th 2014, 18:20

As thousands of Iraqi Christians flee the advance of Isis rebels, the BBC's Quentin Sommerville reports from one town where Christians are refusing to leave.
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Iraq receives first Russian jets

Sunday, June 29th 2014, 7:13
related countries: Russia Russia

The Iraqi government says it has received the first batch of military jets it ordered from Russia to help counter an offensive by rebels.
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Iraq army claims victory in Tikrit

Saturday, June 28th 2014, 20:09
related places: Tikrit

Iraq's army routs Sunni militants during a major offensive on the northern city of Tikrit, state media say, but the insurgents deny the claim.
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VIDEO: Sistani calls for Iraqi PM appointment

Friday, June 27th 2014, 20:54

Iraq's most influential Shia cleric has called for a prime minister to be appointed before Tuesday to try to defuse the country's political crisis.
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Armed US drones flying over Iraq

Friday, June 27th 2014, 18:46
related countries: United States United States

Armed US drones are flying over Iraq to protect American military advisers on the ground, say officials.
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Top Iraq cleric urges quick PM deal

Friday, June 27th 2014, 15:04

Iraq's most influential Shia cleric has called for a prime minister to be appointed quickly in order to defuse the political crisis.
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VIDEO: Christians flee mortar attacks in Iraq

Friday, June 27th 2014, 14:44
related places: Mosul

Thousands of Christians are fleeing mortar attacks on the city of Qaraqosh, south east of Mosul, under control of Isis.
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Afghanistan 'won't mirror Iraq'

Friday, June 27th 2014, 4:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The most senior British Army officer in Afghanistan says he does not believe that country will follow Iraq into sectarian conflict when international troops withdraw.
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VIDEO: Maliki: Russian jets purchased by Iraq

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 21:49
related countries: Belarus Belarus, Russia Russia

Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri Maliki has told the BBC that he hopes jets from Russia and Belarus will turn the tide against rebels in the coming days.
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Maliki: Russian jets will turn tide

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 21:22
related countries: Belarus Belarus, Russia Russia

Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri Maliki tells the BBC that he hopes jets from Russia and Belarus will turn the tide against rebels in the coming days.
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Iraq crisis sees battle lines redrawn

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 19:36

Can Iraq sort itself out before it's too late to stop Isis?
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Iraqi PM welcomes Syrian air strikes

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 14:50
related countries: Syria Syria

Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri Maliki tells the BBC he supports an air strike on Islamist militants at a border crossing between Iraq and Syria.
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VIDEO: Do US-Iranians want closer ties?

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 22:36
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: California

As the conflict in Iraq prompts speculation of possible co-ordination between the US and Iran, Alistair Leithead assesses the mood towards closer ties in California's 'Tehrangeles'.
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Iraq PM rejects emergency cabinet

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 19:17

Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri Maliki rejects calls for an emergency "national salvation" government to counter jihadist-led Sunni rebels.
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