Security tight as Shiites mark holy day in Iraq

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Security tight as Shiites mark holy day in Iraq

Hundreds of thousands of Shiite pilgrims have flocked to an Iraqi holy city for the peak of a 10-day religious ritual amid tight security over fears of sectarian attacks.

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US air drops, Turkey boost Kurd battle against jihadists

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Kurds battling jihadists for the Syrian border town of Kobane welcomed a first US airdrop of weapons on Monday as neighbouring Turkey said it will help Iraqi Kurds to support the fight.

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Obama rallies coalition commanders against IS jihadists

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Obama rallies coalition commanders against IS jihadists

President Barack Obama attempted to rally allied commanders around his emerging strategy to defeat Islamic State jihadists on Tuesday, as the US-led air armada stepped up its raids in Syria.

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Islamic State seizes Iraq base amid concern for Baghdad

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Islamic State seizes Iraq base amid concern for Baghdad

Islamic State came closer to gaining full control of Iraq’s Anbar province after it seized a military base to the west of Baghdad that had been one of the government’s few remaining outposts there.

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Iran’s message to world: you need us to fight Islamists

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Iran’s message to world: you need us to fight Islamists

In the fight against Islamic extremists, the commander of Iran’s secretive special forces is turning into an unlikely celebrity.

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US bombs IS near Baghdad for first time

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US bombs IS near Baghdad for first time

US warplanes carried out their first air strike on the Islamic State near Baghdad, as world diplomats pledged Monday to support Iraq in its fight against the militants.

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US bombs IS near Baghdad for first time

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US warplanes carried out their first air strike on the Islamic State near Baghdad, as world diplomats pledged on Monday to support Iraq in its fight against the militants.

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The fight is on as Shiite militias take on Islamic State militants

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Video obtained by Reuters shows Shi'ite militia making advances in parts of Tikrit as they battle Islamic State militants.

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Iraq welcomes US plan for coalition against jihadists

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BAGHDAD, Sept 6 - Iraq on Saturday welcomed US President Barack Obama's plan for an international coalition against jihadists as a "strong message of support", after repeatedly calling for aid against the militants.

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US launches air strikes on IS rebels near Mosul dam: Pentagon

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US launches air strikes on IS rebels near Mosul dam: Pentagon

The US military launched fresh attacks on Islamic State (IS) forces in Iraq, using fighter aircraft and drones to carry out strikes near the Mosul dam, the Pentagon said on Saturday (Aug 30).

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Syria refugees top 3 million, US has no strategy 'yet'

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Syria refugees top 3 million, US has no strategy 'yet'

The number of refugees from the Syria conflict now tops three million, the UN said on Friday (Aug 29), as US President Barack Obama admitted he has no strategy to tackle advancing jihadists.

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Britain raises terror threat level on Iraq, Syria fears

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Britain raises terror threat level on Iraq, Syria fears

Britain raised its terror alert level on Friday (Aug 29) over fears of possible jihadist attacks as the UN said the number of refugees from the Syria conflict now tops three million.

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UN scales up food supplies for Iraqis fleeing conflict

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UN scales up food supplies for Iraqis fleeing conflict

The UN food aid agency said Wednesday that a convoy of supplies had reached 2,000 desperate families, crammed into the Iraqi city of Karbala after fleeing jihadist attacks.

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Iraq militia kills 66 in attack on Sunni mosque near Baghdad

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Iraq militia kills 66 in attack on Sunni mosque near Baghdad

Gunmen from a Shiite militia opened fire in a Sunni mosque in a province of Iraq neighboring Baghdad, killing scores of worshipers and ratcheting up sectarian tension exacerbated by an insurgent offensive and political infighting.

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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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