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70 killed in Iraq mosque attack

Shiite militiamen gunned down 70 people in an apparent revenge attack at an Iraqi Sunni mosque Friday, dealing a blow to government efforts to regain territory seized by jihadist-led militants,…

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Islamist militants ‘kill reporter on video’

The Islamic State militant group has released a video online purporting to show the beheading of US journalist James Foley, missing since 2012. The militants said the killing was revenge…

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US strikes aid Kurdish bid to retake dam

Kurdish forces supported by US air strikes are battling to retake Mosul dam from Islamic State (IS) fighters in northern Iraq. The operation to recapture the country’s largest dam began…

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US sends more advisors to Iraq

The US has sent 130 more military advisors to the Kurdish region of northern Iraq, Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel says. The marines and special operations forces will assess the humanitarian…

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Iraq crisis deepens as US arms Kurds

Iraq’s president snubbed incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and picked another politician Monday to form the next government, setting up a fierce political power struggle even as the country battles…

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Obama lauds ‘promising step’ of Iraq

US President Barack Obama has said the nomination of Haider al-Abadi as Iraq’s prime minister-designate is a “promising step forward”. He acknowledged that Iraq had been through “difficult days”, and…

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Angry Iraqi premier in show of force

Security forces loyal to Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki have appeared in force in the capital Baghdad after he went on state TV to criticise the president. Mr Maliki is seeking…

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US in new strikes on Iraq militants

The US military says it has carried out four new air strikes on militants to defend civilians in northern Iraq. US Central Command said jet fighters and drones had destroyed…

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US air strike on militants in Iraq

The US says it has launched an air strike against militants from the Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq. The Pentagon said American aircraft attacked artillery that was being used…

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Suicide car bomb kills 21 in Iraq

A suicide bomb has killed at least 21 people in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, police and medical officials have said. At least 13 civilians were killed in the attack, which…