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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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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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