German FM visits Christian refugees in Iraq, pledges more aid

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German Foreign Minister Steinmeier visits a shelter for Christian refugees in Arbil, and discusses the situation in north with the president of Iraqi Kurdistan, Masoud Barzani.

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Aid delivered to Yazidis hiding in Iraqi mountains

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UK's Royal Air Force delivers aid to tens of thousands of Yazidis, trapped in the Sinjar mountains as they hide from the threat of Islamic State militants.

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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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Obama throws support behind Maliki's successor in Iraq

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Obama throws support behind Maliki's successor in Iraq

President Barack Obama on Monday (Aug 11) pulled the plug on US support for Iraq's controversial Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki as Washington rushed arms to Kurds trying to hold back rampaging extremists.

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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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Iraq says Islamic State killed 500 Yazidis, buried some victims alive

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Iraq says Islamic State killed 500 Yazidis, buried some victims alive

Islamic State militants have killed at least 500 members of Iraq's Yazidi ethnic minority during their offensive in the north, Iraq's human rights minister told Reuters on Sunday.

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Obama says won't let Islamic militants create caliphate: NYT

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U.S. President Barack Obama said he was willing to consider broader use of military strikes in Iraq to beat back Islamist militants, but Iraqi political leaders must first figure out a way to work with each other, the New York Times reported.

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Major airlines avoid Iraqi skies after US airstrikes

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Major airlines avoid Iraqi skies after US airstrikes

International airlines steered clear of Iraq on Friday after Washington banned American air carriers from Iraqi skies in the immediate wake of US air strikes on Islamist fighters.

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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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Gruesome Islamic State video threatens Iraqi soldiers

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The brutal al Qaeda spin-off in Iraq known as Islamic State, has released a video warning Iraqi soldiers they risk being rounded up en masse and executed if they continue to resist Islamic State rule.

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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 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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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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