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White House hosts petition to charge former Prime Minster al-Maliki as a “war criminal”

White House hosts petition to charge former Prime Minster al-Maliki as a “war criminal”

8-17-14
A Whitehouse.gov petition to charge former Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki with “War Crimes.”
(IraqiNews.com) The White House official website contained a petition to prosecute the former Iraqi Prime Minister, Nuri al-Maliki as a war criminal. Read more…

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Kurdish forces retake part of Iraqi dam as U.S. strikes continue

Kurdish forces retake part of Iraqi dam as U.S. strikes continue

8-17-14
isisBAGHDAD — For a second day, U.S. aircraft hammered Islamic State militants around Mosul dam Sunday, as Kurdish forces reported progress in efforts to retake the area. Read more…

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In Iraq, it’s not ‘mission creep’

In Iraq, it’s not ‘mission creep’

8-16-14

Editor’s note: Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, former commander of U.S. Army Europe, served in the Army for more than 37 years and spent more than three years in Iraq. He is a CNN military analyst. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. Read more…

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Worst fears realized with ISIS emergence

Worst fears realized with ISIS emergence

8-16-14
isisIn this Aug. 6, 2014, photo, displaced Iraqis who fled from their towns after advances by Islamic militants take shelter in Najaf, Iraq. Some 50,000 newly displaced Read more…

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Obama Just Sent 130 More “Military Advisers” to Iraq. Is a Rescue Operation Next?

Obama Just Sent 130 More “Military Advisers” to Iraq. Is a Rescue Operation Next?

8-13-14
When are boots on the ground not “boots on the ground?”
The Pentagon on Tuesday sent another 130 military advisers to Iraq, bringing the total number of American military personnel currently on the ground there to more than 1,000, according to the New York Times’ count. Read more…

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Iran’s Supreme Leader commends nominating new PM in Iraq

Iran’s Supreme Leader commends nominating new PM in Iraq

8-13-14
iranBaghdad (IraqiNews.com) The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei commended the nomination of the new Prime Minister-designate in Iraq. Read more…

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Maliki spurned in government formation

Maliki spurned in government formation

8-11-14
A much-awaited political breakthrough in Baghdad that may finally sideline Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has been welcomed by the US.
Iraq has moved closer to turning the page on Nuri al-Maliki’s controversial reign after his own clan spurned him for another prime minister to save the country from breakup. Read more…

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In latest shift, Iraqis nominate new prime minister-Who Is Haider Al-Abadi?

In latest shift, Iraqis nominate new prime minister

8-11-14
pmWASHINGTON, D.C. – Iraq’s leadership took a dramatic turn this week when the country’s president nominated the deputy parliament speaker to form a new government, replacing incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Read more…

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Iraq President Names Deputy Speaker New PM

Iraq President Names Deputy Speaker New PM

8-11-14
BAGHDAD: Iraq’s new president on Monday snubbed the powerful incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and nominated the deputy parliament speaker to form the new government, raising fears of more infighting in the government as country faces the threat of Sunni militants in the north. Read more…

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U.S. sends disaster response team to Iraq

U.S. sends disaster response team to Iraq

8-11-14

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) said in Washington on Monday that Government had sent a disaster assistance response team to help coordinate the humanitarian aid being sent to Iraq. Read more…

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Iraq’s Nouri al-Maliki calls naming of Haider al-Abadi as PM a ‘dangerous violation’

Iraq’s Nouri al-Maliki calls naming of Haider al-Abadi as PM a ‘dangerous violation’
U.S. begins directly arming Kurdish forces against ISIS

8-11-14
malIraq’s new president on Monday snubbed the powerful incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and nominated the deputy parliament speaker to form the new government, Read more…

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Obama: ‘Not My Decision’ to Pull Troops Out of Iraq

Obama: ‘Not My Decision’ to Pull Troops Out of Iraq

8-9-14
President Obama refused to take responsibility for the lack of U.S. troops in Iraq, saying that American soldiers had to pull out due to political pressure from Iraqi leaders. Read more…

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As bombs fall over Iraq, old emotions rise in US

As bombs fall over Iraq, old emotions rise in US

8-9-14
It was supposed to be over, America’s war in Iraq. So all the old emotions boiled up anew as Americans absorbed the news that U.S. bombs were again striking targets in the nation where the United States led Read more…

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Obama Defends Iraq Airstrikes, Fires Back at Critics

Obama Defends Iraq Airstrikes, Fires Back at Critics

8-9-14
President Obama warned Americans today to prepare for a prolonged military fight over the skies of Iraq, striking a defensive and defiant tone over the need to reengage in a war he tried ending nearly three years ago. Read more…

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Barack Obama says tackling Iraq’s insurgency will take time

Barack Obama says tackling Iraq’s insurgency will take time

8-9-14
obamaBaghdad: President Barack Obama said on Saturday US airstrikes had destroyed arms that Islamic State militants could have used Read more…

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Saddam’s allies moved his corpse, fearful Shi’ite militias would harm it-tribal leader

Saddam’s allies moved his corpse, fearful Shi’ite militias would harm it-tribal leader

8-6-14
By Ahmed Rasheed and Isra’ al-Rubei’i

BAGHDAD, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Executed former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein’s Sunni tribal allies moved his body from a family plot eight months ago, fearful that Shi’ite militias would harm it, a tribal leader told Reuters on Wednesday. Read more…

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Hashimi, US Ambassador discuss political, security updates in Iraq

Hashimi, US Ambassador discuss political, security updates in Iraq

8-6-14
ambasBaghdad (IraqiNews.com) The secretary general of Fadhila Islamic Party, Hashim al-Hashemi discussed with United States Ambassador in Baghdad, Robert Stephen Beecroft, security and political situation in Iraq. Read more…

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Maliki warns that any violation to constitution would open “gates of hell”

Maliki warns that any violation to constitution would open “gates of hell”

8-6-14

hellBaghdad (IraqiNews.com) The Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Wednesday rejected unconstitutional measures in selecting the next prime minister, and warned that any violation to the constitution would open the “gates of hell” in the country. Read more…

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Opinion: Who will stop the “Islamic State?”

Opinion: Who will stop the “Islamic State?”

8-4-14
opinionJihadists have brought large parts of Iraq under their control and provoked a mass exodus. One of the few ways to fight them could be following the Sunni example, writes DW’s Rainer Sollich. Read more…

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Iraq agrees to help Kurds battling Sunni extremists

Iraq agrees to help Kurds battling Sunni extremists

8-4-14
BAGHDAD — Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Monday ordered Iraq’s air force to support Kurdish forces fighting Sunni extremists in the north. Read more…

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