Iranian pilot 'killed fighting in Iraq': state media

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An Iranian pilot has been killed while fighting in Iraq, state media reported Saturday, in what is thought to be Tehran's first military casualty during battles against Islamic State jihadists.

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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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'Worst is over' in Iraq, ex general in US-led invasion says

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'Worst is over' in Iraq, ex general in US-led invasion says

The worst of the insurgency in Iraq is "over", a former general who commanded US Marines and British forces in the 2003 US-led invasion said Friday, in a rare note of optimism over the crisis.

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Syria not the answer to Iraq turmoil: US

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Syria not the answer to Iraq turmoil: US

WASHINGTON, June 26 - The United States said Thursday it opposed a role by Syria in resolving Iraq's turmoil after President Bashar al-Assad's government was said to have carried out air strikes against militants.

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Obama to send advisors to Iraq, open to military action

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US President Barack Obama pledged to take "precise" military action if needed to check marauding Sunni radicals in Iraq and offered up to 300 US advisors to train Iraqi forces facing a crisis splintering the country on sectarian lines.

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Iraq PM under fire as US mulls air strikes on militants

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Iraq PM under fire as US mulls air strikes on militants

BAGHDAD, June 19 - Top US officials warned Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki against "sectarian" policies as President Barack Obama Thursday weighed calls for air strikes on Sunni insurgents bearing down on Baghdad.

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More US troops to Iraq; special forces considered

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The U.S. is urgently deploying several hundred armed troops in and around Iraq and considering sending an additional contingent of special forces soldiers as Baghdad struggles to repel a rampant insurgency, even as the White House insists anew that America will not be dragged into another war.

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Shiite cleric urges Iraqis to defend country

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Shiite cleric urges Iraqis to defend country

Iraq's Shiite clerical leadership Friday called on all Iraqis to defend their country from Sunni militants who have seized large swaths of territory, and a U.N. official expressed "extreme alarm" at reprisal killings in the offensive, citing reports of hundreds of dead and wounded.

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UN calls crisis talks as Iraq militants advance on Baghdad

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago

Militants have seized the Iraqi city of Tikrit as a jihadist offensive sweeps closer to Baghdad, prompting the UN Security Council to convene crisis talks on Thursday, with the US said to be considering air strikes on the rebels.

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Kuwait's emir makes landmark visit to Iran

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Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah on Sunday started a landmark visit to Tehran focused on mending fences between Shiite Iran and the Sunni-ruled monarchies in the Gulf.

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Iraq: Suicide attack kills at least 17 in Baghdad

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A suicide bomber set off his explosives-laden belt on Tuesday in a mosque in busy commercial area in central Baghdad, killing at least 17 people, Iraqi officials said, as the country remains without a new government following last month's national elections.

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Iraq PM bullish on govt but will not cling to job

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Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said he had enough support to build a coalition government after elections a day earlier, but insisted he would not cling to the job.

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Twin car bombs kill 25 in Syria's Homs

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Twin car bombs kill 25 in Syria's Homs

Two car bombs have killed at least 25 people, including women and children, in a government-held neighbourhood of Syria's central city of Homs.

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Saudi Arabia lists "terror" groups, orders foreign fighters home

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Saudi Arabia lists 'terror' groups, orders foreign fighters home

Saudi Arabia on Friday listed the Muslim Brotherhood and two Syrian jihadist groups as terrorist organisations and ordered citizens fighting abroad to return within 15 days or face imprisonment, state TV reported.

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Hezbollah’s ‘mini-Vietnam’ in Syria escalates with Beirut bombs

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Hezbollah’s ‘mini-Vietnam’ in Syria escalates with Beirut bombs

Lebanese security forces and forensic experts work near a portrait of Hezbollah's leader Hassan Nasrallah that was placed in the aftermath of an explosion in Bir Hassan, Beirut on Feb. 20, 2014.

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