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Iraqi Christians flee militants, robbed during escape

Thousands of Iraqi Christians are being forced to flee the northern city of Mosul under threat by extremist Islamic militants, according to Christian leaders in Iraq and Australia.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Reuters

Iraq gets U.S. to seize $100 million Kurdish oil cargo off Texas

Iraq scrambled to gain control of a cargo of Kurdish oil worth $100 million off the Texas coast on Tuesday after the U.S. ordered its seizure in a bid by Baghdad to halt oil sales by the autonomous region of Kurdistan.

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Roll Call

Marshals to Seize Kurdish Oil, Leaving Questions on U.S. Policy

A section of an oil refinery is brought by truck to the Kawergosk Refinery east of Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on July 14. The U.S. Marshals Service was ordered Monday to seize a shipment of Kurdish oil offshore of Texas, but a former presidential adviser from the George W. Bush era has said the government ... (more)

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AlertNet

ACT Aliance Preliminary Appeal IRQ141- Survival Assistance for ...

Preliminary Appeal Iraq Survival Assistance for Displaced Populations and their Host Communities in Northern Iraq IRQ141 Preliminary Appeal Target: US$ 909,617 Balance Requested: US$ 909,617 Geneva, 29 July 2014 Dear Colleagues, The dramatic events of recent weeks have seen the Al Qaida-related armed faction, the Islamic State of Iraq and the ... (more)

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Al Bawaba

Soldiers in Kirkuk, Iraq celebrating at an Eid lunch. Eid for these...

Soldiers in Kirkuk, Iraq celebrating at an Eid lunch. Eid for these soldiers is likely to be very different from the Eid that their forefathers experienced .

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Iraq already splitting into three statesIraq already splitting into...

Ever since U.S. forces invaded Iraq and toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003, the U.S. government has worried that Iraq would splinter into three states - each representing the feuding religious and ethnic factions the dictator held together through his iron rule.

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Inter Press Service

In Turbulent Iraq, Children Bear the Brunt of War

In January, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited the Kawrgosik Refugee Camp near Erbil, in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, where more than 200,000 refugees from Syria are being hosted by the regional government.

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WFAA-TV Dallas

In Iraq's Mosul, radicals unleash their vision

An Iraqi arrives to douse a burning vehicle on July 25, 2014 after a car bomb exploded on a parking near the entrance of al-Mustafa Shiite mosque, killing at least 3 people and wounding 12 others in a southern district of the disputed northern city of Kirkuk.

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The Hill

Partition of Iraq is not a good idea

The idea of partitioning Iraq is once again getting traction . It may of course happen.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

American Thinker

The Case for an Independent Kurdistan

The state of Iraq as we once knew it is in shambles. ISIS continues to occupy vast swaths of Iraq, sectarian conflicts are on the rise, and the Maliki government cowers in Baghdad while the barbarians batter the gates.

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Iraq's oil exports drop 9% m/m to 73mn barrels in June 2014 [IntelliNews - Weekly Reports]

Halted oil production and exports from the Kirkuk region amid the security turmoil related to the al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria cut Iraqi oil exports by 9% m/m to 72.8mn barrels in June, reversing a 6.3% monthly growth in May, data from state-owned Oil Marketing Company showed on July 25. Oil proceeds also fell to USD ... (more)

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DNA India

A nation in peril: Iraq's struggle to hold together

Salman Khaled has already lived through Baghdad's sectarian disintegration; with Iraq now splintering into Shi'ite, Sunni Arab and Kurdish regions, he says this time the survival of the country is at stake.

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Reuters

A nation in peril - Iraq's struggle to hold together

Salman Khaled has already lived through Baghdad's sectarian disintegration; with Iraq now splintering into Shi'ite, Sunni Arab and Kurdish regions, he says this time the survival of the country is at stake.

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The Baltimore Sun

A nation in peril - Iraq's struggle to hold together

Salman Khaled has already lived through Baghdad's sectarian disintegration; with Iraq now splintering into Shi'ite, Sunni Arab and Kurdish regions, he says this time the survival of the country is at stake.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Al Bawaba

The 'oil curse' just became more real: how oil smuggling in ...

Considering its spread across the Syria-Iraq border, its grip over oilfields there and its growing economic activity, the Islamic State will "transform into an economic giant with assets of billions of dollars", he added.

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Trend

Turkey sends 87-trucks full of aid supplies to Iraq

Turkish agencies have sent 87-truck convoy of humanitarian aid to violence-hit Iraq over the last 45 days, according to information from Turkey's Prime Ministry public diplomacy office.

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Free Republic

Mullah Obama Ignores Cries For Help From Iraqi Christians

ISIS's rapid takeover of parts of Syria and Iraq and the creation of the Islamic State have gravely impacted the Arab-Christian populations that inhabit the region.

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Free Republic

Masror Barzani: ISIS preparing for a major confrontation with...

The National Security Council adviser in Kurdistan Region , Masror Barzani has warned from reports that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria 'ISIS' is preparing for a major confrontation with Peshmerga forces, and called on the United States to provide direct military assistance to the region that is fighting the extremist threats alone.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

SFGate

Iraqi cleric urges leaders not to 'cling' to power

An Iraqi firefighter hoses down a burned car after a car bomb attack as Shiite worshipers were leaving a mosque in Kirkuk north of Baghdad.

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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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