Iraq's Maliki finally steps aside, paving way for new government

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Nuri al-Maliki finally bowed to pressure within Iraq and beyond on Thursday and stepped down as prime minister, paving the way for a new coalition that world and regional powers hope can quash a Sunni Islamist insurgency that threatens Baghdad.

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Iraq's Maliki finally steps aside, paving way for new gov't

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Iraq's Maliki finally steps aside, paving way for new gov't

Nuri al-Maliki finally bowed to pressure within Iraq and beyond on Thursday and stepped down as prime minister, paving the way for a new coalition that world and regional powers hope can quash a Sunni Islamist insurgency that threatens Baghdad.

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U.S. sends 130 more troops to Iraq

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U.S. sends 130 more troops to Iraq

Another 130 U.S. troops arrived in Iraq on Tuesday on what the Pentagon described as a temporary mission to assess the scope of the humanitarian crisis facing thousands of displaced Iraqi civilians trapped on Sinjar Mountain.

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Maliki spurned as Iraq president nominates new PM

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Maliki spurned as Iraq president nominates new PM

Iraq moved closer to ending Nuri al-Maliki's stubborn grip on power when his own political clan spurned him for another prime minister called to save the country from breakup.

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Maliki digs in as U.S. pushes for new Iraq government

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Maliki digs in as U.S. pushes for new Iraq government

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki was battling to keep his job on Monday, deploying forces across Baghdad as some parliamentary allies sought a replacement and the United States warned him not to obstruct efforts to form a new government.

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Obama authorizes airstrikes as U.S. drops food in Iraq

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Obama authorizes airstrikes as U.S. drops food in Iraq

President Barack Obama said he authorized airstrikes against militants in Iraq if they threaten U.S. personnel, and he dispatched planes to drop food and water for trapped civilians threatened with “genocide.”

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Kurds, Islamic State clash near Kurdish regional capital

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Kurdish forces attacked Islamic State fighters near the Kurdish regional capital of Arbil in northern Iraq on Wednesday in a change of tactics supported by the Iraqi central government to try to break the Islamists' momentum.

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Fear and loathing at Hotel Babylon

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Fear and loathing at Hotel Babylon

So now a huge Hardcore Sunnistan stretches all the way from the suburbs of Aleppo to Tikrit and from Mosul to the Jordanian/Iraqi border - the same one that dissolved in 2003 when Shock and Awe turned into Mission (Un)Accomplished.

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Iraq gets new president, UN chief seeks more urgency

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VietNam News English 3 week(s) ago

Kurdish politician Fuad Masum has become Iraq's new president, in a step towards forming a government that visiting UN chief Ban Ki-moon said must be inclusive for the country to survive.

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Iraq army retakes Saddam Hussein's home village from Islamist rebels

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Iraq army retakes Saddam Hussein's home village from Islamist rebels

BAGHDAD, July 4 - The Iraqi army retook Saddam Hussein's home village overnight, a symbolic and tactical victory in its push against Sunni insurgents that have seized swathes of the country.

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Obama sends more troops to Baghdad as Iraq battles to stop offensive

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago

President Barack Obama has deployed more troops to Baghdad to protect the US embassy as Iraq's parliament was set to convene on Tuesday to seek a solution to the country's sectarian crisis.

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U.S. sends 300 more troops to Iraq over security concerns

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U.S. sends 300 more troops to Iraq over security concerns

The United States is ramping up its military presence in Iraq, deploying around 300 additional troops as well as helicopters and drone aircraft in response security concerns in Baghdad, officials said on Monday.

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As caliphate declared, Iraqi troops battle for Tikrit

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As caliphate declared, Iraqi troops battle for Tikrit

Iraqi troops battled to dislodge an al Qaeda splinter group from the city of Tikrit on Monday after its leader was declared caliph of a new Islamic state in lands seized this month across a swathe of Iraq and Syria.

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Iraq presses counter-offensive, ISIL declares "caliphate"

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Iraqi forces pressed a counter-attack on Saddam Hussein's hometown Tikrit on Sunday as jihadists who led a blistering Sunni militant offensive that captured swathes of territory declared a "caliphate".

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US forces arrive in Baghdad to advise Iraqi troops

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US forces arrive in Baghdad to advise Iraqi troops

The first US troops deployed to assist the Iraqi army in combating a growing Sunni militant insurgency have arrived and begun work, the Pentagon has said.

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