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2 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Iraqi Kurdistan sends letter to U.S. court over oil cargo

A still image from video taken by a U.S. Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft shows the oil tanker United Kalavyrta , which is carrying a cargo of Kurdish crude oil, approaching Galveston, Texas July 25, 2014.

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6 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Former Blackwater guard testifies against 4 colleagues about shootings that killed 14 Iraqis

A former Blackwater security guard says he decided to tell the truth about his role in the shooting of 32 Iraqi civilians in a Baghdad square because he wants to move on with his life, even though it might mean he probably will go to prison.

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8 hrs ago | ABC News

Dubai, European Airlines Divert Flights Over Iraq

European and Dubai-based airlines have begun rerouting flights over Iraqi airspace as a security precaution, though Iraq says its skies are safe.

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11 hrs ago | WTEN-TV Albany

Iraq offers aid to those displaced by militants

New York City officials are turning up the heat on the Elmo, Cookie Monster and Statues of Liberty impersonators who often demand money for posing in photos with tourists.

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15 hrs ago | The Raw Story

US plans largest ever sale of Hellfire missiles to Iraq

The United States plans to sell 5,000 Hellfire missiles to Iraq in a $700 million deal, officials said Tuesday, as Washington tries to help Baghdad retake ground captured by Sunni militants.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Examiner.com

Iraqi government extradites its first fugitive to U.S. in military bribery case

Iraqi government officials extradited a U.S. Defense Department contractor to Ohio to face federal fraud charges on Monday.

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Denver Post

Frontline's "Losing Iraq" asks what went wrong

Image: Reuters/Corbis PBS "Frontline" connects the dots, asking "what went wrong" in Iraq and providing a grim 90-minute overview, "Losing Iraq," debuting tonight at 9 p.m. on Rocky Mountain PBS.

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Reuters

Islamic State video wages psychological war on Iraqi soldiers

Islamic State, the al Qaeda spin-off that seized wide swathes of Iraq almost unopposed last month, has released a video warning Iraqi soldiers who may still have some fight in them that they risk being rounded up en masse and executed.

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Times Herald

Christians flee Mosul amid threats to convert or die

Meanwhile, in the city of Qaraqosh, 20 miles southeast from Mosul, streets are deserted and countless shops are shut.

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Al Jazeera

Arrest sought of Australians fighting in Iraq

Australian police have obtained arrest warrants for two Australians who are fighting with the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria after one posted photographs of the other posing with severed heads of Syrian soldiers.

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The Washington Post

Iraq Gets U.S. Court Order Seizing Kurdish Crude Oil Off Texas

The Iraqi Oil Ministry persuaded a U.S. judge to issue an order for the seizure of more than $100 million of oil in a tanker waiting off Galveston, Texas, that it claims was illegally pumped from wells in Kurdistan.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

In Iraq's Mosul, ISIS extremists destroy shrines, culture

Residents of Mosul have watched helplessly as extremists ruling the northern Iraqi city blew up some of their most beloved landmarks and shrines to impose a stark vision of Islam.

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The Town Talk

Iraq appears split into three states

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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Tri-cityherald.com

France offers asylum to Christians of north Iraq

France's interior and foreign ministers said in a joint statement on Monday that "we are ready, if they wish, to help gain asylum on our soil."

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News24

.com | Iraq army kills 17 in anti-jihadist raid

Aviation has suffered one of its worst weeks in memory, but industry analysts and safety experts say they can find no common themes.

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KHOU-TV Houston

Iraq police find 17 bodies, some bound, in Baghdad

Iraqi police found 17 bullet-riddled bodies in different areas of Baghdad, officials said Monday, raising fears of more sectarian bloodletting at a time of soaring tensions as other attacks around the capital killed 10 people.

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Detroit News

Government accused of suppressing evidence in Blackwater case

This image obtained by the Associated Press, defendants' Trial Exhibit DX2414, shows eight spent shell casings from the scene of the shootings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad in 2007.

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WIBX-AM Whitesboro

Government Said To Suppress Evidence In Blackwater

Lawyers for Blackwater security guards are accusing the government of suppressing evidence favorable to the defendants, who are accused in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad.

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The Lebanon Daily News

Iraqi officials: 14 bodies found in Baghdad

Two police officers and a morgue official say the bodies were dumped in the streets and discovered late Sunday and early Monday.

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Trend

China says may have citizens fighting in Iraq

Muslim extremists from China's far western region of Xinjiang have gone to the Middle East for training and some may have crossed into Iraq to participate in the upsurge of violence there, China's special envoy for the Middle East said on Monday.

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