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Dozens of Iraqis killed in mosque shooting

At least 70 Iraqi worshippers were killed in a mosque carnage in a volatile province outside Baghdad yesterday (August 22), a report said. Militants first detonated a bomb near the entrance of the Sunni mosque and then used machin

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'We will drown all of you in blood': ISIS tells US

The Islamic State militant group that has seized large parts of Iraq and drawn the first American air strikes since the end of the occupation in 2011 has warned the US it will attack Americans "in any place" if the raids hit its milita

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Showdown in Baghdad as Maliki refuses to go

Iraq's president named a new prime minister to end Nuri al-Maliki's eight-year rule on Monday, but the veteran leader refused to go after deploying militias and special forces on the streets, creating a dangerous political showdown in Ba

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Maliki defiant as special forces deploy in Baghdad

Special forces loyal to Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki were deployed in strategic areas of Baghdad on Sunday night after he delivered a tough speech indicating he would not cave in to pressure to drop a bid for a third term, police sources

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Cannot seize Kurdish crude for now: US court

A high-stakes dispute over a tanker carrying $100 million in Iraqi Kurdish crude took a surprising turn on Tuesday when a  US judge said she lacked jurisdiction given the ship's distance from the Texas shore and urged that the case be s

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Attack on bus in Iraq kills 60

A shooting and bombing attack on a bus near Baghdad killed 51 prisoners and nine policemen on Thursday, Ministry of Justice and medical sources said. The bus was transporting prisoners from a military base in the town of Taji to B

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Rebels capture three key Iraqi towns

An al Qaeda splinter group thrust east from a newly-captured Iraqi-Syrian border post on Sunday, taking three towns in the western Anbar province in a push to evict Iraqi security forces from Sunni Muslim areas, witnesses and security sources sa

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Maliki stands with Sunni leaders, appeals for unity

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki broadcast a joint appeal for national unity on Tuesday with bitter Sunni critics of his Shi'ite-led government - a move that may help him win US help against rampant Islamists threatening Baghdad.

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Advancing Iraq rebels seize northwest town

Sunni insurgents seized a mainly ethnic Turkmen city in northwestern Iraq on Sunday after heavy fighting, solidifying their grip on the north after a lightning offensive that threatens to dismember Iraq. Residents reached by telep

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Iraq insurgent advance slows, US sends carrier to Gulf

The US ordered an aircraft carrier moved into the Gulf on Saturday, readying it in case Washington decides to pursue a military option after insurgents overran areas in the north and advanced on Baghdad. An offensive by insurgents

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