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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.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
Wed Jul 23, 2014
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.
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.
Iraqi parliament convenes to elect new president
Iraqi lawmakers have struggled to choose a new president and a new prime minister.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
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".
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.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
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.
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.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
FARFETCHED PROPOSAL Friday, July 18th, 2014 BY GAREN YEGPARIAN We, Armenians, should be developing better, broader, and deeper relations with the Kurds .
Fri Jul 18, 2014
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.