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5 hrs ago | AlertNet

Aid agency roundup: Desperation in Iraq as hospitals shelled

Smoke rises from a Shiite mosque after it was destroyed in a bomb attack by militants of the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant in the city of Mosul, on July 23, 2014.

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11 hrs ago | Washington Times

State Department indicates Nouri al-Maliki's days numbered as Iraq prime minister

The State Department on Thursday all but showed Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki the door, saying he had been particularly hard to work with.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Nerve News

India rescues 58 more nurses from troubled Iraq

India has rescued 58 Indian nurses from violence-hit Iraq in an extremely difficult operation, days after rescuing 46 Indian nurses who were in the control of the Sunni jihadists in Tikrit.

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Daily Times

Iraq MPs stall presidential vote as violence rages

BAGHDAD: Iraqi lawmakers on Wednesday postponed choosing a new president for their ailing country while air strikes, suicide car bombs and summary executions yielded their daily grim crop of bodies.

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The Long War Journal

Ansar al Islam claims new attacks on official Twitter feed

Ansar al Islam , a jihadist group based in northern Iraq, claimed a string of new attacks in a series of tweets between July 13 and July 21. In one tweet, AAI implied that it had a hand in the death of Major General Najm Abdallah al Sudani, who served as the commander of the Iraqi army's Sixth division until he was killed earlier this month.

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Xinhuanet

Iraqi security forces kill over 100 rebels

Iraqi security forces battling Sunni insurgent groups killed a total of 110 militants across the country, security sources said on Wednesday.

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PanArmenian Network

Islamic State claims responsibility after bombing kills 33 in Baghdad

PanARMENIAN.Net - Islamic State militants claimed responsibility on Wednesday, July 23, for an overnight suicide bombing in a Shi'ite district of Baghdad which killed 33 people, one of the deadliest recent attacks in the Iraqi capital, Reuters reports.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Reuters

Oil smuggling finances Islamic State's new caliphate

Islamic State militants seized four small oilfields when they swept through north Iraq last month and are now selling crude oil and gasoline from them to finance their newly declared "caliphate".

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The Daily Star

30 more return from restive Iraq

Thirty Bangladeshis, who were suffering in inhuman condition in an under-construction hospital building in the restive Tikrit city of Iraq, have returned home finally.

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DFW Catholic

Pope Francis calls Syro-Catholic patriarch, assures of his prayers

Vatican City, Jul 22, 2014 / 10:54 am .- According an Italian Catholic new organization, Pope Francis made a phone call to Patriarch Ignatius Youssef III Younan over the weekend to reassure him of his continued prayers for Iraqi Christians.

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Newkerala.com

Over 110 killed in western province in Iraq

At least 117 militants, including 111 alone in a western Iraqi province, were killed in series of clashes between security forces and Sunni militant groups as government tries to wrestle back rebel-held areas, security sources said.

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Miami New Times

VA Scandal, Part 1: Before Dying From Neglect in Miami, Nick Cutter Survived Iraq

Bullets hit the walls like rain on a windshield. Nick fired his .50-cal at anything that looked like a man.

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Asia News Network

Deepening instability

The death of three Israeli teenagers in the last week of June and one Palestinian boy on 2 July triggered the now familiar pattern of Israeli air strikes into Gaza and retaliation by the Hamas through a rain of indiscriminately fired rockets.

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International Business Times

Lack of Sleep May Hurt Memory

A Christian woman, who fled from the violence in Mosul two days ago, holds her daughter as her baby sleeps at a school in Arbil, in Iraq's Kurdistan region June 27, 2014.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

National Journal

Ex-Iraqi Mayor Voices Chemical Concerns About Contested Oil Refinery

An Iraqi Kurdish fighter aims his weapon as he holds a position on a roof near Tuz Khurmatu on June 24, as part of an effort to repel anti-government militants from seizing an oil refinery near Baiji, roughly 85 miles to the east.

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Benzinga

#PreMarket Primer: Monday, July 21: West Warns Russia 'For The Last Time'

After a Malaysian Airlines passenger plane was shot down in Ukraine on Thursday, tension between the West and Russia grew as accusations over who shot the missile flew between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatists.

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Jawa Report

Iraqi Town of Zowiya Destroyed

And by Destroyed I mean utterly wiped off the map by ISIS, because the residents refused to pledge allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

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DFW Catholic

Pope laments exodus of last Christians from Mosul

Vatican City, Jul 21, 2014 / 05:55 am .- In his weekly Sunday Angelus address Pope Francis mourned the fleeing of the last Christians from the Iraqi city of Mosul, who were told by ISIS forces last week to either convert, pay the Jizya tax or leave.

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The Globe and Mail

Overnight attacks in Iraq kill at least 16 people, wound 39, officials say

Shi'ite volunteers from the Mehdi Army loyal to radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, patrol in vehicles, as smoke rises from clashes with Islamic State fighters, on the outskirts of Tikrit, July 20, 2014.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Reuters

Christians given ultimatum by Islamic State fighters

Hundreds of Christians are driven out of Mosul after being issued an ultimatum by Islamic State fighters to either convert to Islam, pay a religious tax, or face the sword.

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