Iraq parliament votes to transform ruling system in boost for Abadi

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Iraq parliament votes to transform ruling system in boost for Abadi

Iraq's parliament voted unanimously on August 11 for the biggest shakeup in its governing system since the US military occupation, eliminating entire layers of government and giving Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi new powers.

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Islamic State executed 2,000 Iraqis in Nineveh: defense minister

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Islamic State executed 2,000 Iraqis in Nineveh: defense minister

More than two thousand Iraqis in the northern province of Nineveh have been executed by Islamic State militants controlling the area, the defense minister said on Friday in a recorded statement.

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Baghdad car bombs and suicide attacks kill 35

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Car bombs and suicide attacks targeting mainly Shi'ite Muslim districts of Baghdad killed 35 people on July 12, one of the heaviest recent tolls in the Iraqi capital, which has faced a wave of bombings by Islamic State militants.

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Gunman kills 39 at Tunisian beachside hotel, Islamic State claims attack

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A gunman disguised as a tourist opened fire at a Tunisian hotel on June 26 with a rifle he had hidden in an umbrella, killing 39 people including Britons, Germans and Belgians as they lounged at the beach in an attack claimed by Islamic State.

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U.S. troops at Taqaddum to help Iraqis plan fight for Ramadi

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U.S. troops at Taqaddum to help Iraqis plan fight for Ramadi

President Barack Obama has said American forces being sent to a new operations center in the heart of the war against Islamic State will not engage in combat, but they will do almost everything but fight to support the beleaguered Iraqi forces.

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Obama weighs sending several hundred more US troops to Iraq

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Obama weighs sending several hundred more US troops to Iraq

The Obama administration is considering setting up a new military base in Iraq's Anbar province.

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Iraqis make progress against Islamic State in Baiji

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Iraqis make progress against Islamic State in Baiji

Iraqi forces backed by US-led coalition air strikes have opened supply lines into Baiji town and its nearby oil refinery, making progress at last against Islamic State rebels in a seesaw battle that has gone on for months, the Pentagon said on June 8.

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$500 million appeal for Iraq to be launched: UNICEF

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VietNam News English 3 month(s) ago

Humanitarian organisations are preparing to launch a fundraising appeal for US$500 million for the crisis created by the Islamic State group in Iraq, UNICEF, the United Nations children's agency said on Monday.

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More than 90,000 people flee violence in Iraq's Anbar province-UN

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More than 90,000 people flee violence in Iraq's Anbar province-UN

More than 90,000 people have fled their homes in Iraq's western province of Anbar where Islamic State militants have been gaining ground over the past week, the United Nations said on Sunday.

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Blackwater guards sentenced for 2007 Baghdad killings

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A federal judge sentences four former Blackwater security guards to lengthy prison terms in the 2007 massacre of 14 unarmed Iraqis.

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Ex-Blackwater guards sentenced to prison in Baghdad killings

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Ex-Blackwater guards sentenced to prison in Baghdad killings

A former Blackwater security guard was sentenced to life in prison and three others got 30-year terms on Monday in the massacre of 14 unarmed Iraqi civilians at a Baghdad traffic circle in 2007, closing a case that had outraged Iraqis and inflamed anti-U.S. sentiment around the world.

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Biden: Islamic State 'actually united' Iraq in common fight

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Báo Thanh Niên English 5 month(s) ago

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says "irony of all ironies" in fight against Islamic State in Iraq is that "it actually united Iraqis."

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U.S.-led coalition, Iraqis pound Islamic State in Tikrit

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U.S.-led coalition, Iraqis pound Islamic State in Tikrit

U.S.-led coalition warplanes launched their first airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Tikrit on Wednesday, officials said, coming off the sidelines to aid Iraqi forces fighting alongside Iran-backed Shi'ite militia on the ground.

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Abu Azrael: Iraq's celebrity anti-IS fighter

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Abu Azrael: Iraq's celebrity anti-IS fighter

Abu Azrael -- Father of the Angel of Death -- is the black-bearded, blade-wielding embodiment of the retribution many Iraqis want against brutal jihadists who seized swathes of their country.

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Their nation in pieces, Iraqis ponder what comes next

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Báo Thanh Niên English 8 month(s) ago

The machine gun poking out from between a framed portrait of a Shi'ite imam and a stuffed toy Minnie Mouse was trained on anyone who approached the checkpoint.

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