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VIDEO: Syria 'will help US fight terrorism'

Monday, August 25th 2014, 20:46
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Syria's foreign minister offers to help the US fight the Islamic State militant group, which has seized swathes of land in Iraq and Syria.
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Suicide blast hits Baghdad mosque

Monday, August 25th 2014, 14:57
related places: Baghdad

At least nine people have been killed and and dozens wounded in a suicide bomb attack on a Shia mosque in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, officials say.
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Syria 'will help US fight terrorism'

Monday, August 25th 2014, 14:50
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Syria's foreign minister offers to help the US fight the Islamic State militant group, which has seized swathes of land in Iraq and Syria.
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Iraq militants fail to take refinery

Sunday, August 24th 2014, 20:59

Iraqi forces say they have defeated a suspected Islamic State attack on the country's largest oil refinery.
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VIDEO: UN call to 'prevent Iraq massacre'

Saturday, August 23rd 2014, 21:43

The UN has called for action to prevent what it says may be a possible massacre in the northern Iraqi town of Amerli.
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UN call to 'prevent Iraq massacre'

Saturday, August 23rd 2014, 19:42

A UN envoy calls for action to prevent what he says may be the possible massacre of Iraqis in the town of Amerli, besieged by Islamic State.
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Dozens killed in Iraq mosque attack

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 21:26

Suspected Shia militants kill at least 68 worshippers at a Sunni mosque, in a blow to a government push for sectarian unity against IS militants.
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VIDEO: 'I survived Islamic State massacre'

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 16:00

How one man crawled away from killers
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IS militants 'biggest threat' to US

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 13:59
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq are the most dangerous threat the US has faced in recent years, senior American officials warn.
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VIDEO: The threat posed by Dutch jihadists

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 11:02
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Syria Syria

Islamic State militants have been accused of a number of atrocities in Iraq and Syria - but it is not just people from the region who have been fighting for the group.
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Iraqi Christians welcomed in France

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 10:38
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

France welcomes about 40 Iraqi Christian refugees flown to Paris from Irbil in Iraqi Kurdistan after fleeing Islamist fighters.
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US strikes in Iraq despite IS threat

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 15:10
related countries: United States United States

US jets carry out fresh strikes in Iraq, despite threats from militants to kill a second American captive after beheading journalist James Foley.
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UN begins huge aid drop in Iraq

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 20:43

The UN says it has begun its largest aid operation for a decade as it attempts to reach half a million people in northern Iraq.
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VIDEO: Iraqi baby girl named 'refugee'

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 16:23

The BBC's Yalda Hakim met with people who have fled to a huge refugee camp near Dohuk.
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UN launches northern Iraq aid push

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 21:09

The UN launches an operation to reach more than 500,000 people displaced by fighting in northern Iraq is launched by the UN refugee agency UNHCR.
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VIDEO: Uncertain future for Yazidi refugees

Monday, August 18th 2014, 23:03

Humanitarian aid is being distributed to thousands of Yazidi people who have fled Islamic militants in northern Iraq, but conditions are harsh in refugee camps and many fear they will never be able to return home.
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Iraq recaptures Mosul dam - Obama

Monday, August 18th 2014, 21:44
related places: Mosul

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Iraqi troops have recaptured Mosul dam from the Islamic State militant group, US President Barack Obama says.
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PM defends 'clear' Iraq strategy

Monday, August 18th 2014, 18:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Prime Minister David Cameron insists the government's position on Iraq is "clear" and says the UK will not deploy "boots on the ground".
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VIDEO: 'Too early' to say Iraq dam taken

Monday, August 18th 2014, 12:53
related places: Mosul

The BBC's Paul Wood says it is too early to say whether Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Iraqi troops have recaptured Mosul dam from Islamic State (IS) militants.
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VIDEO: Kurds 'break IS hold on Mosul dam'

Monday, August 18th 2014, 4:58
related places: Mosul

Kurdish officials say that their Peshmerga fighters have broadly taken control of a strategically important dam in northern Iraq from Islamist militants.
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Obama justifies strikes on Iraq dam

Monday, August 18th 2014, 4:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: Mosul

US air strikes to support Iraqi forces' efforts to retake Mosul dam are aimed at protecting US interests in Iraq, says President Obama.
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Kurds 'break IS hold on Mosul dam'

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 21:48
related places: Mosul

Kurdish forces in northern Iraq are largely in control of the Mosul dam previously held by Islamic State militants, Kurdish officials say.
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VIDEO: Refugee boy 'abandoned in desert'

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 21:43
related countries: Syria Syria

The BBC's Paul Wood has travelled through northern Syria and northern Iraq and has met with civilians who have had their lives destroyed by the crisis in the region.
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Cameron warns of IS threat to UK

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 20:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Islamic State militants in Iraq could grow strong enough to target people "on the streets of Britain" unless action is taken, warns David Cameron.
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Kurd forces 'take part of Mosul dam'

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 16:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Mosul

Kurdish officials say their forces in Iraq have captured the eastern part of the Mosul dam from Islamic State militants, as the US steps up air strikes.
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VIDEO: Kurdish weapons 'not up to task'

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 9:25

Kurdish forces says them need improved weaponry in order to tackle Islamic State militants in Iraq.
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IS 'kill hundreds' in Iraq and Syria

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 1:54
related countries: Syria Syria

Islamic State militants are accused of massacring hundreds of people in areas under their control in northern Iraq and eastern Syria.
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US-Kurdish bid to retake Mosul dam

Saturday, August 16th 2014, 22:16
related places: Mosul

Kurdish troops backed by US air strikes battle to retake Mosul dam from Islamic State fighters in Iraq as reports of new atrocities emerge.
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Yazidi villagers 'massacred' in Iraq

Saturday, August 16th 2014, 12:01

Islamic State militants in northern Iraq massacre at least 80 Yazidi men, officials say, as air strikes are reported on IS positions near Mosul dam.
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UK welcomes fresh pressure on IS

Saturday, August 16th 2014, 11:23
related countries: Syria Syria

Britain welcomes the passing of a United Nations resolution it drafted, which is designed to weaken Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria.
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The Iraqi Kurds yearning for a state

Friday, August 15th 2014, 23:27

Amid militant threat, Iraqi Kurds dream of a future state
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Sunni leaders propose Iraq deal

Friday, August 15th 2014, 21:09

Some leaders of Iraq's Sunni Muslim minority propose working with the new PM, a move that could help break political deadlock.
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UK 'would consider arming Kurds'

Friday, August 15th 2014, 18:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK would "consider favourably" any request for arms from the Kurds in their battle with extremists in Iraq, the foreign secretary has confirmed.
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VIDEO: BBC on board RAF mission in Iraq

Friday, August 15th 2014, 17:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A BBC crew has joined an RAF reconnaissance mission over Iraq to see how British Tornado aircraft are helping to plot Islamic State positions on the ground.
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EU condemns 'atrocities' in Iraq

Friday, August 15th 2014, 16:30
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

EU foreign ministers condemn "atrocities and abuses" against religious minorities in Iraq, with Germany warning it cannot stand by and watch "slaughter".
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Iraq's Maliki quits to end deadlock

Friday, August 15th 2014, 5:22

Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki is to step aside in favour of Haider al-Abadi, ending the country's political deadlock, state TV says.
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Obama: 'We broke north Iraq siege'

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 19:15
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama says US forces have "broken a siege" in north Iraq, to help rescue tens of thousands of people trapped on a mountain.
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VIDEO: Where have Yazidi refugees gone?

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 18:03

The BBC's defence correspondent Caroline Wyatt spends the day at an Iraqi hospital where the doctors have been treating Yazidi refugees.
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VIDEO: BBC gains access to Mount Sinjar

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 17:45

The BBC's world affairs correspondent Paul Wood reports from Mount Sinjar in Iraq where many refugees are still located.
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UN declares major emergency in Iraq

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 17:10

The UN declares its highest level of emergency in Iraq as a humanitarian crisis follows the rapid advance by Islamic State militants.
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UK ready to help over Iraq - Cameron

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 12:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK is ready to "help out in the right way" in Iraq where thousands of people have fled Islamist militants, Prime Minister David Cameron says.
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Iraq mountain rescue unlikely - US

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 4:27
related countries: United States United States

The US says it is unlikely to launch a mission to save Iraqis trapped by Islamist fighters on Mt Sinjar as there are fewer people there than expected.
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Gauging US strategy in Iraq conflict

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 1:01
related countries: United States United States

Why Obama needs to tread carefully in Iraq's new war
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10 days in Iraq: Aid drops, air-strikes and 200,000 new refugees

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 0:35

Aid drops, air strikes and 200,000 new refugees
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VIDEO: The long road from Mount Sinjar

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 23:13

Caroline Wyatt reports on the refugees arriving in Iraqi Kurdistan after fleeing their homes across Mount Sinjar.
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More arms and aid planned for Iraq

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 21:48

Delivery of arms and aid to Iraq is being stepped up, in an international push to tackle jihadist militants and help those who fled their advance.
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Cameron: UK 'role' in Iraq rescue bid

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 17:59

Britain will "play a role" in an international mission to rescue Yazidi refugees who have fled Islamic extremists in Iraq, Prime Minister David Cameron says.
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Risks of Iraq mission creep

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 16:33

The dangers of increasing military involvement in northern Iraq
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VIDEO: US Yazidis lobby for Iraq community

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 12:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

The BBC's Barbara Plett Usher meets Yazidi Americans who have dropped everything to keep Washington's attention on the tragedy in their homeland.
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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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