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BAKU: Iraqi Embassy In Azerbaijan: 'We Urge Our Citizens And Yezidi...

IRAQI EMBASSY IN AZERBAIJAN: "WE URGE OUR CITIZENS AND YEZIDI KURDS NOT TO VISIT NAGORNO-KARABAKH APA, Azerbaijan Aug 20 2014 [ 20 August 2014 14:43 ] Baku.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Switched

Pope Francis: A 'Homebody' Out in the World Who Has Never Been to the United States

"Following Francis" is a monthly blog on the latest happenings of Pope Francis. It is prepared exclusively for The WorldPost by Sebastien Maillard, Vatican Correspondent for La Croix, Rome Pope Francis is back in Rome after a five-day trip to Korea.

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Politico

Pentagon weighs more troops to Iraq

The Pentagon is considering sending about 300 more troops to Iraq to enhance security for State Department facilities in Baghdad, a U.S. official told POLITICO Wednesday, bringing the total number of uniformed Americans there to about 1,000.

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WGAL-TV Lancaster

U.S. defies ISIS threats with Iraq airstrikes

The United States resumed airstrikes Wednesday against ISIS targets in Iraq, a day after the jihadist militants released a video showing the beheading of an American journalist.

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The Telegraph

Humans of NY goes global

Aug. 19: When Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind the enormously popular website Humans of New York, landed this month in Arbil, Iraq, he had no idea that chaos was about to engulf the city.

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The Star Online

Italy PM Renzi to visit Baghdad, Erbil on Wednesday

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi will travel to Iraq on Wednesday, visiting the capital Baghdad and the Kurdish city of Erbil before flying back to Rome the same day, his spokesman said.

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Hindustan Times

18 stranded Punjabis send SOS from Iraq

A group of 52 Indians, including 18 Punjabis, stranded in Iraq's Basra city has appealed to the government for their early evacuation.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Daily Mail

I fear our panic stricken politicians are leading us into another...

Amid the rising tide of horror stories coming from Iraq, there seems to be little constructive thought emerging from Western politicians on how to solve the political and humanitarian issues that confront the country.

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CBC News

ISIS says it has beheaded U.S. journalist missing since 2012

Journalist James Foley, of Rochester, N.H., is shown in a May 2011 file photo. Islamic State of Iraq and Syria insurgents released a video on Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley, who had gone missing in Syria nearly two years ago.

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New Hampshire Public Radio -

British MP Say Iraq's Future Is Up To Iraqis

Journalist Suzanne Kianpour tweeted this photo of a refugee telling MP Rory Stewart, "don't need water, need weapons," as airstrikes at the Mosul Dam were audible in the distance.

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Times Herald

Voices: Iraqis mellow at the mall

BAGHDAD a?? The line of cars was several blocks long, as motorists waited patiently to be searched so they could enter the parking lot.

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Common Dreams

Majority of Self-Identified Democrats Back Obama's Bombing of Iraq

Over half of respondents in a poll released here Monday by the Pew Research Center and USA Today said they approved of the airstrikes, which appear to have helped reverse some of the gains made by ISIS fighters against Kurdistan's pesh merga earlier this month.

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Star Tribune

Officials say Iraqi army clashes with militants outside city of Tikrit

Clashes broke out Tuesday between Iraqi security forces and militants on the outskirts of Tikrit, a local official and a resident said, a day after the Iraqi and Kurdish troops backed by U.S. airstrikes dislodged Islamic militants from a strategic dam in the country's north.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

WYFF-TV Greenville

U.S. airstrikes critical in Mosul Dam capture

U.S. airstrikes helped Kurdish and Iraqi forces take control of Mosul Dam on Monday, fighting back ISIS militants who had seized the dam, President Obama told reporters.

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Obama: Iraq has regained control of Mosul dam

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room in the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Islamic State message to America: 'we will drown all of you in blood'

Baghdad: The Islamic State militant group that has seized large parts of Iraq and drawn the first American air strikes since the end of the occupation in 2011 has warned the United States it will attack Americans "in any place" if the raids hit its militants.

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Nerve News

Sweden to increase humanitarian aid to Iraq

The Swedish government will increase support for Iraq by 50 million Swedish Krona , Defence Minister Karin Enstrom said Monday.

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The Spectator

Islamic extremism and the hypocrisy of the Church of England

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams visiting an Islamic seminary during a trip to Pakistan in 2005.

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The Miami Herald

Obama notifies Congress about targeted airstrikes in Iraq

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

India.com

US warplanes destroy armed vehicles of Islamiq militants

Washington, Aug 18: US warplanes Sunday destroyed 10 armed vehicles of Islamic militants in their continued air raids near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq, Xinhua reported.

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