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Oil prices dip to nine-month low

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 11:45
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Global oil prices have fallen to their lowest level in nine months, despite fears that conflicts in Ukraine and Iraq would inflate prices.
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US sends more advisers to Iraq

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 10:11
related countries: United States United States

The US has sent 130 more military advisers to the Kurdish region of northern Iraq, Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel says.
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UK drops third round of aid in Iraq

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 9:47

The UK completes its third round of aid drops to help thousands of people fleeing Islamist militants in Iraq.
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VIDEO: 'Heart-breaking' scramble for survival

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 9:33

Aid worker Taban Sami Shoresh describes the ''heart-breaking'' sight of people scrambling for survival during a delivery of aid to people fleeing Islamist militants in Iraq.
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Fleeing Yazidis bring tales of woe

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 22:50

Yazidi refugees tell of horrors as they flee militants in Iraq
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'Thousands' trapped by Iraq rebels

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 21:41

Tens of thousands of civilians remain trapped by militants on a mountain in northern Iraq and need "life-saving assistance", the UN warns.
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RAF jets in Cyprus for Iraq mission

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 21:37
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, United Kingdom United Kingdom

RAF Tornado jets from the UK arrive in Cyprus to support relief efforts in Iraq, as the Foreign Office says Chinook helicopters will also be sent to assist aid operations.
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UK makes second air drop in Iraq

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 12:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

RAF planes dropped a second round of lifesaving aid to refugees in northern Iraq overnight, the UK government confirms.
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'Action needed' on foreign fighters

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 7:26
related countries: Australia Australia, Syria Syria, United States United States

The US and Australia highlight the threat posed by foreign jihadi fighters returning from Syria and Iraq, amid horror in Australia over a graphic image of a young boy.
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General condemns UK stance on Iraq

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 5:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A senior British military figure accuses the UK government of being "commitment-phobic" over the crisis in Iraq.
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Obama lauds Iraq's 'promising step'

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 0:14
related countries: United States United States

US President Obama says the nomination of a new Iraqi PM is a "promising step forward", as US aid drops reach displaced Yazidis.
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Tornados to be ready for Iraq role

Monday, August 11th 2014, 20:29

RAF Tornado jets are to be sent for possible use in the aid operation in northern Iraq, where many thousands of people are fleeing Islamist fighters.
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Maliki spurned in new Iraq PM choice

Monday, August 11th 2014, 20:04

Iraq's president asks a Shia politician to replace embattled PM Nouri Maliki, as details emerge of the plight of Yazidis in Kurdistan.
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RAF aborts Iraq air drop over safety

Monday, August 11th 2014, 13:11

A Royal Air Force aid drop in northern Iraq is abandoned owing to fears those needing help could be injured by the cargo.
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Iraq thrown into political turmoil

Monday, August 11th 2014, 12:22

Iraq appears to be in the grip of fresh political turmoil, as Shia parties nominate an alternative to embattled PM Nouri Maliki.
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'Islamists' held in Kosovo raids

Monday, August 11th 2014, 12:05
related countries: Syria Syria

Forty men suspected of fighting in Iraq and Syria are arrested by police in Kosovo, in an operation targeting Islamist extremists.
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Iraq's political crisis deepens

Monday, August 11th 2014, 7:17
related places: Baghdad

Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki says he will sue the president for violating constitutional rules, as he struggles to manage a raging insurgency in the north.
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Iraqi Kurds ask for arms to fight IS

Sunday, August 10th 2014, 22:39
related countries: France France
related places: Baghdad

The leader of Iraq's Kurds, Massoud Barzani, appeals for weapons to help fight IS militants, who are threatening Kurdish areas in northern Iraq.
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UK to 'step up' aid drops to Iraq

Sunday, August 10th 2014, 17:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK is to "step up" aid supplies and send more "humanitarian advisers" to parts of Iraq under threat from Islamist militants, Downing Street says.
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UK plane drops first aid in Iraq

Sunday, August 10th 2014, 14:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British military aircraft makes the first drop of UK humanitarian aid in northern Iraq, to help people who have fled from Islamist militants.
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US in new strikes on Iraq militants

Sunday, August 10th 2014, 8:20
related countries: United States United States

The US military says it has carried out four new air strikes on militants to defend Yazidi refugees trapped in mountains in northern Iraq.
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UK aid deliveries in Iraq 'imminent'

Saturday, August 9th 2014, 22:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The RAF will drop humanitarian aid supplies in northern Iraq for the foreseeable future, the foreign secretary says.
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No quick fix in Iraq, Obama warns

Saturday, August 9th 2014, 17:26
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama warns it is "going to take some time" to help Iraqis overcome the jihadist-led Sunni rebellion and stabilise their country.
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Obama vows to stop jihadist state

Saturday, August 9th 2014, 13:28
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

US President Barack Obama says he will not allow jihadist militants to carve out a "caliphate" in Syria and Iraq as the UK joins the humanitarian air drop.
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VIDEO: US launches airstrikes in Iraq

Saturday, August 9th 2014, 12:52
related countries: United States United States

The US carry out airstrikes in an attempt to stem the advance of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and help the Yazidi people.
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US aid drop follows fresh Iraq raids

Saturday, August 9th 2014, 10:26
related countries: United States United States

The US conducts its second drop of aid to Iraqis fleeing jihadist fighters in the north, hours after fresh air strikes against the militants.
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US steps up air strikes in Iraq

Saturday, August 9th 2014, 2:40
related countries: United States United States

The US launches a second round of air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq, and confirms the group has taken the country's largest dam.
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VIDEO: Fresh US strikes on Iraq militants

Friday, August 8th 2014, 21:49
related countries: United States United States

The United States has launched two additional air strikes on Islamist militants in Iraq, who are targeting Kurdish forces defending the northern city of Irbil.
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Markets rattled by air strike fears

Friday, August 8th 2014, 20:23
related countries: Australia Australia, Japan Japan, United States United States

Stock markets showed volatility on Friday over worries about the impact of conflicts in Iraq and Ukraine.
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US air strike on militants in Iraq

Friday, August 8th 2014, 19:42
related countries: United States United States

The US launches an air strike against Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq, and confirms that the group has taken the country's largest dam.
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UK planes to drop aid in Iraq

Friday, August 8th 2014, 17:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Britain is to drop emergency aid for those under threat from militants in Iraq to support the US - but rules out military action.
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Authority bans US flights over Iraq

Friday, August 8th 2014, 16:03
related countries: United States United States

The US Federal Aviation Administration bans all US airlines from flying over Iraq due to the "hazardous situation" as British Airways also suspends service.
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Obama authorises air strikes on Iraq

Friday, August 8th 2014, 8:16

US President Barack Obama says he will launch air strikes on Islamic militants in northern Iraq to prevent the slaughter of religious minorities.
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Christian exodus as Iraqi town falls

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 18:04

Thousands of Iraqi Christians are reported to be fleeing after Islamist militants seize the minority's biggest town in the country.
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Briton tells of his 'fighting in Iraq'

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 14:20
related countries: Syria Syria

A Briton who claims to be fighting alongside militants in Syria tells the BBC he also recently went to Iraq to be at the "forefront of the fighting".
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Mosul air strike 'kills dozens'

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 21:25
related places: Mosul

At least 60 people have been killed in an Iraqi air strike on premises controlled by rebels in the northern city of Mosul, officials say.
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UN alarm over Iraqi Yazidi children

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 13:48

The UN children's agency has expressed "extreme concern" over reports that 40 children from Iraq's Yazidi minority died after an offensive by jihadists.
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VIDEO: Militants 'may use dams as weapons'

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 6:05

The BBC's Jiyar Gol reports on fears in Iraq that Isis militants could take control of the country's dams, bringing flooding to communities along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.
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Iraq offers air support to Kurds

Monday, August 4th 2014, 16:24

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki orders the country's air force to provide support to Kurdish forces fighting militants in the north.
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Islamic State takes over Iraq towns

Sunday, August 3rd 2014, 15:28

The UN has warned that up to 200,000 people have been forced to flee after Islamic State militants take over more towns in northern Iraq.
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BA to continue flying over Iraq

Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 12:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British Airways flights says it will continue to fly through Iraqi airspace despite concerns over the threat from Islamic militants on the ground.
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Kurdish oil tanker in US seizure

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 18:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: Texas

An oil tanker carrying $100m of Iraqi Kurdish oil off the coast of Texas is set to be seized by US marshals after a judge approved a seizure request from the Iraqi government.
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Emirates to stop flying over Iraq

Monday, July 28th 2014, 15:24

Emirates Airline will stop flying over Iraq to protect its passengers from the threat of Islamic militants on the ground, according to reports.
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France offers Iraq Christians asylum

Monday, July 28th 2014, 14:59
related countries: France France
related places: Mosul

France says it is ready to offer asylum to Iraqi Christians forced to flee by Islamic State militants holding the Iraqi city of Mosul.
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VIDEO: Tense times in Isis-held Mosul

Saturday, July 26th 2014, 20:23
related places: Mosul

Earlier this week, fighters from the Sunni extremist group Isis blew up a well-known shrine in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.
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Isis 'may be on UN war crimes list'

Saturday, July 26th 2014, 14:21
related countries: Syria Syria

Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) may be added to a list of war crimes suspects in Syria, a UN investigator says.
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VIDEO: Isis 'overruns' Syrian military base

Friday, July 25th 2014, 22:26
related countries: Syria Syria

Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) say they have taken over a large Syrian army base on the outskirts of the city of Raqqa in north-eastern Syria.
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Isis 'overruns' Syrian military base

Friday, July 25th 2014, 16:11
related countries: Syria Syria

Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) say they have overrun a large Syrian military base on the outskirts of the city of Raqqa.
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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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