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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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US special forces arrive in Iraq

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 23:37
related countries: United States United States

The first US troops deployed to assist the Iraqi army in combating a growing Sunni militant insurgency have arrived, the Pentagon says.
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VIDEO: 'Baghdad will fall within a month'

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 22:20
related places: Baghdad

In an exclusive interview, Sunni fighters have told the BBC that they are determined to reach Baghdad within a month.
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US urges unity to expel Iraq rebels

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 18:48
related countries: United States United States

The US secretary of state tells the BBC there must be regional unity to expel Isis rebels, as he holds talks with Kurdish leaders in north Iraq.
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Iraq toll 'more than 1,000 in June'

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 11:11

More than 1,000 people have been killed in Iraq between 5 and 22 June, most of them civilians, the UN says.
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Iraq key refinery 'seized by rebels'

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 6:38
related places: Baghdad

Sunni rebels in Iraq say they have fully captured the country's largest oil refinery at Baiji, north of Baghdad, after days of heavy fighting.
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VIDEO: On the frontline with Shia militia

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 21:50

BBC News spends a day with the Badr Army on the outskirts of Baquba in Iraq.
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VIDEO: Iraqi forces 'fighting back'

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 21:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US Secretary of State John Kerry has vowed "intense and sustained support" for Iraq after meeting key politicians in the capital, Baghdad.
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US vows 'intense' support for Iraq

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 19:34
related countries: United States United States

Visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry vows "intense and sustained" support for Iraq, as Sunni rebels increase gains in the north and west.
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Kerry in Iraq amid Sunni rebel gains

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 14:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry vows "intense and sustained" support for Iraq, as Sunni rebels make more gains in the north and west.
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VIDEO: Iraq: UN warns of impact on minorities

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 13:09

As the conflict continues in Iraq, the UN has recently warned of its impact on religious minorities. The BBC's Reda El Mawy has been to meet some of them.
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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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