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US planes strike militants, drop humanitarian aid near Iraq’s Amerli

US planes strike militants, drop humanitarian aid near Iraq’s Amerli

8-30-14

planesBAGHDAD/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States carried out air strikes on Saturday against Islamic State fighters near the besieged Shi’ite town of Amerli in northern Iraq Read more…

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US Is Mobilizing Allies to Widen Assault on Islamic State

US Is Mobilizing Allies to Widen Assault on Islamic State

8-26-14
mobWashington: The United States has begun to mobilize a broad coalition of allies behind potential military action in Syria and is moving toward expanded airstrikes in northern Iraq, administration officials said Tuesday. Read more…

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9/11 Could Happen All Over Again, This Time Courtesy Of ISIS

9/11 Could Happen All Over Again, This Time Courtesy Of ISIS

8-26-14
It’s just a matter of time when the chaos and pain of Sept. 11, 2001 starts all over again. At least that’s what a former director of the CIA said on the seemingly pruning and sprucing tirades between the U.S. government and the radical terror group Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). Read more…

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US Military Conducts Two More Airstrikes Against ISIS in Iraq

US Military Conducts Two More Airstrikes Against ISIS in Iraq

8-26-14
airstrike(ERBIL, Iraq) — U.S. military forces conducted a pair of airstrikes against militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria on Tuesday, bringing the total number of strikes in Iraq since Aug. 8 to 98. Read more…

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ISIL: Diabolical, evil, demonic

ISIL: Diabolical, evil, demonic

8-27-14
evilThe latest massacres perpetrated by militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) underlines the sheer evil behind the barbaric crimes of this horde, which targets innocent civilians, Read more…

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Barack Obama says rooting out Islamic State will not be easy; vows to punish killers of American journalist James Foley

Barack Obama says rooting out Islamic State will not be easy; vows to punish killers of American journalist James Foley

8-26-14

obamaPresident Barack Obama vowed to punish the Islamic State killers of American journalist James Foley on Tuesday but said rooting out the militant group in Iraq and Syria will not be fast or easy. Read more…

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Iraq premier-designate: militias must follow state

Iraq premier-designate: militias must follow state

8-25-14
Baku-APA. Iraq’s prime minister-designate called on the country’s numerous Shiite militias and tribes to come under government control and stop acting independently on Monday, as violence across the country killed at least 43 people in areas where the Muslim sect dominates, APA reports quoting Associated Press. Read more…

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Kurds Get Seizure Order Thrown Out for Texasx Oil Tanker

Kurds Get Seizure Order Thrown Out for Texasx Oil Tanker

8-25-14

The Kurdistan Regional Government can bring $100 million of crude ashore in Texas after a U.S. judge threw out a court order that would have required federal agents to seize and hold the cargo for the Iraqi Oil Ministry until a court there decided which government owned it. Read more…

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UN condemns human rights violations by IS militants in Iraq

UN condemns human rights violations by IS militants in Iraq

8-25-14

GENEVA, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) — Navi Pillay, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, on Monday condemned “the appalling, widespread and systematic deprivation of human rights in Iraq” by Islamic State militants, also known as ISIL. Read more…

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UN: Four countries face humanitarian crises, worst since WWII

UN: Four countries face humanitarian crises, worst since WWII

8-25-14
WASHINGTON — With the crisis in Iraq, four countries are now experiencing severe humanitarian emergencies involving the displacement of millions of people, something experts and relief groups say hasn’t been seen in decades. Read more…

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Guest: What’s the U.S. goal in Iraq?

Guest: What’s the U.S. goal in Iraq?

8-25-14

guestThe Operation Without a Name should not be an operation without a well-defined mission, writes Los Angeles Times guest columnist Robin Wright. Read more…

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In Washington, Little Appetite for a Vote on Iraq

In Washington, Little Appetite for a Vote on Iraq

8-19-14
WASHINGTON — Mingling with Senate Democrats at the White House earlier this summer, President Obama had a tart comeback to the suggestion that he should seek a vote of Congress before deepening American military involvement in Iraq. Read more…

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URGENT: Italy’s Prime Minister to visit Iraq tomorrow before weapons deal with Kurdish Peshmerga

URGENT: Italy’s Prime Minister to visit Iraq tomorrow before weapons deal with Kurdish Peshmerga

8-19-14
italy(IraqiNews.com) Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi will visit Iraq on Wednesday for one day. Read more…

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Jobouri, delegation of Sadr Trend discuss efforts exerted to form next government

Jobouri, delegation of Sadr Trend discuss efforts exerted to form next government

8-19-14
Baghdad –The Speaker, Saleem al-Jobouri, received a delegation of Sadr Trend on Monday. Read more…

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Canada Steps in to Back Kurdish War Effort in Iraq

Canada Steps in to Back Kurdish War Effort in Iraq

8-19-14
MONTREAL, Canada – Canada, which opted out of the US-led coalition that invaded Iraq in 2003, has joined in a rally started by the US, France and Britain to support the Kurdish Peshmerga forces in their war against the Islamic State (IS/ISIS/ISIL). Read more…

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National Alliance did not form negotiating committee to form government

National Alliance did not form negotiating committee to form government

8-17-14
A leading figure of the Dawa Party MP, 0f the state of law coalition, Ali al-Allaq confirmed that, “the National Alliance did not form, until now, its negotiating committee on forming the next government.” Read more…

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United States military intervention is too late

United States military intervention is too late

8-17-14
BAGHDAD / NINA / The head of the Mesopotamia parliamentary bloc, Yonadim Kanna saw that the United States is long overdue in providing military support for Iraq, saying: “The American intervention will be limited to providing logistical support to Iraqi forces and will not increase until the formation of a government that includes everyone.” Read more…

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Nujaifi Meets with Iranian Ambassador

Nujaifi Meets with Iranian Ambassador

8-17-14
Head of the Muttahidoon Coalition, Osama al-Nujaifi discussed with Iranian Ambassador to Iraq Hassan Dnaifar, bilateral relations and the developments of the political process and the formation of the new government. Read more…

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Rep. Eliot Engel, Sen. Ron Johnson call for Obama to put ‘boots on the ground’ in Iraq

Rep. Eliot Engel, Sen. Ron Johnson call for Obama to put ‘boots on the ground’ in Iraq

8-17-14
bootsA member loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria waves a flag in Raqqa. The offshoot of al Qaeda has captured swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria has declared itself an Islamic ‘caliphate’ and called on factions worldwide to pledge their allegiance. Read more…

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Haider al-Abadi: Is it mission impossible for Iraq’s new

Haider al-Abadi: Is it mission impossible for Iraq’s new

8-17-14
abadiWhen Haider al-Abadi was nominated Iraq’s next prime minister, a politician whispered, “May God help you”. With a raging jihadist insurgency and a country split along sectarian lines, Abadi needs all the help he can get. Read more…

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