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10 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Blasts targeting Shiites in Kirkuk kill four

An Iraqi arrives to douse a burning vehicle after a car bomb exploded on a parking near the entrance of Al-Mustafa Shiite mosque in a southern district of the disputed northern city of Kirkuk July 25, 2014.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

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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The Daily Star

Iraq elects president as Ban urges unity to save nation

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon meets with Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in Baghdad on July 24, 2014.

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Bloomberg

Iraq Parliament Elects Fouad Masoum, a Kurd, as President

Fouad Masoum, a veteran Kurdish politician, was elected president of Iraq amid a political deadlock aggravated by an Islamist insurgency that has seized major cities.

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The Washington Post

Iraqi Kurds want U.S. help to hold off Islamist extremists

Each day, Kurdish security forcesA in northern Iraq skirmish with fearsomely armed Islamic State militants along their new, nearly 650-mile border.

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Groong

For Arab Christians and secular Arab nationalists, Isis may be the

For Arab Christians and secular Arab nationalists, Isis may be the death knell In a Middle East rebuilt on intolerant ideologies, there is likely to be little place for beleaguered minorities William Dalrymple The Guardian, Wednesday 23 July 2014 16.47 BST ... (more)

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Azzaman Online

One million fleeing Iraqis seek refuge in Kurdish north

More than one million Iraqis have sought refuge in the semi-independent Kurdish region since militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant occupied three major Iraqi provinces as well as large swaths of territory in two others.

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Stars and Stripes

Iraq lawmakers postpone vote on new president

A sign is posted at a checkpoint belonging to the Islamic State group, captured from the Iraqi army, at the main entrance of Rawah, 175 miles northwest of Baghdad, Iraq on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

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Al Bawaba

Iraqi parliament convenes to elect new president

Iraqi lawmakers have struggled to choose a new president and a new prime minister.

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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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Daily Kos

What's Wrong with the Breakup of Iraq?

The unintended consequence of the U.S. Iraq war, the so-called Arab Spring, and the Syrian conflict is the collapse of the post-World War I partition of the Ottoman empire by the British and the French.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Azzaman Online

Iraq's output and refining capacity unaffected by violence, oil minister says

The minister dismissed reports that the violence, which has shut down the country's oil facilities in the north, was impacting the country's export and refining capacity.

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Los Angeles Times

In Iraq, rise of Islamic State deals blow to Christian population

Displaced Christians who fled Mosul pray at a church in the town of Qaraqosh, Iraq.

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Free Republic

Iran balks at Kurdish statehood threats

As Iraq continues to disintegrate, its powerful eastern neighbor, Iran, struggles to keep up with a wide range of issues and threats.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Groong

Farfetched Proposal

FARFETCHED PROPOSAL Friday, July 18th, 2014 BY GAREN YEGPARIAN We, Armenians, should be developing better, broader, and deeper relations with the Kurds .

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Channelnewsasia.com

Iraq recalls envoy to Jordan after opposition meets in Amman

Baghdad said it had recalled its ambassador to Jordan, two days after Sunni Iraqi leaders meeting in Amman described a jihadist-led insurgency sweeping parts of Iraq as a "popular revolt".

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The Daily Star

Mosul's Christians flee after ISIS ultimatum

KIRKUK, Iraq: Christians were fleeing Iraq's city of Mosul en masse Friday after mosques relayed an ultimatum giving them a few hours to leave, the country's Chaldean patriarch and witnesses said.

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The Daily Star

Ailing Iraqi president to return amid crisis

SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq: Iraqi President Jalal Talabani is to return from months of treatment abroad, with his crisis-hit country on the brink of breakup but his native Kurdistan buoyant with statehood hopes.

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Merced Sun-Star

Kurdistan, Scotland and Catalonia: They just want to be free, or do they?

Massoud Barzani, president of Iraq's semiautonomous Kurdistan region, rattled many cages this month when he announced in parliament that the KRG would be moving ahead soon on a referendum on independence from Iraq.

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Groong

Azerbaijan Presents Territorial Claims To Armenia, Iran, Russia, Georgia, And Even To Iraq

AZERBAIJAN PRESENTS TERRITORIAL CLAIMS TO ARMENIA, IRAN, RUSSIA, GEORGIA, AND EVEN TO IRAQ 18:44 17/07/2014 >> REGION Azerbaijan continues voicing territorial claims towards Armenia, Iran, Russia, Georgia, and even to Iraq.

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