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30 min ago | Reuters

Kurds threaten legal action against Iraq oil buyers

Iraqi Kurdistan threatened on Wednesday to take legal action against buyers of the country's oil unless the autonomous region is paid its share of revenue from any sales.

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4 hrs ago | Canada.com

Pentagon says armed drones now flying over Baghdad to protect US troops and civilians

The U.S. has armed drones flying over Baghdad to protect U.S. troops that recently arrived to assess Iraq's deteriorating security, the Pentagon said.

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8 hrs ago | KMIZ

Pentagon considers ISIS drone strike

The Pentagon is considering under what circumstances it will recommend President Barack Obama authorize the use of a missile-equipped drone to kill the leader of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, CNN has learned.

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9 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Iraqi Christians' flee violence, fear end of long history

The violence in Iraq is hastening the end of nearly 2,000 years of Christianity there as the few remaining faithful flee Islamic State militants, archbishops from Baghdad, Mosul and Kirkuk said on Wednesday.

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13 hrs ago | Detroit News

Iraqi officials: 50 bodies found south of Baghdad

Iraqi officials discovered 50 bodies, many of them blindfolded and with their hands bound, in an agricultural area outside a city south of Baghdad on Wednesday, raising concerns over a possible sectarian killing amid the battle against a Sunni insurgency.

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13 hrs ago | CBS 3 Springfield

50 bodies found in Iraq, raising sectarian worries

Iraqi officials discovered 50 bodies, many of them blindfolded and with their hands bound, in an agricultural area outside a city south of Baghdad on Wednesday, raising concerns over a possible sectarian killing amid the battle against a Sunni insurgency.

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18 hrs ago | KRVN-AM Lexington

Iraq Postpones then Reschedules Critical Parliamentary Session

The political turmoil in Iraq erupted once again when lawmakers announced late Monday that they would hold a crucial session of parliament next Sunday, just hours after postponing the meeting until Aug. 12. Parliament was originally supposed to be in session Tuesday to select a new government based on April's elections.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Fox News

in Plane Sight Photo analysis shows Iraqi jets likely sent from Iran

Analysis of the planes' markings appears to show the Su-25 jets that were recently delivered to Iraq came from Iran.

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ABC News

Iraq: 'Terrorists' Seize Ex-Chemical Weapons Site

The Islamic State extremist group has taken control of a vast former chemical weapons facility northwest of Baghdad, where remnants of 2,500 degraded chemical rockets filled decades ago with the deadly nerve agent sarin are stored along with other chemical warfare agents, Iraq said in a letter circulated Tuesday at the United Nations.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Iraq Watch: Islamic State claims responsibility for suicide bombings, ...

The radical Sunni group posted photos of the two alleged bombers online that showed them with the Islamic State's black flag, Reuters reports .

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Al Bawaba

At least eight killed in bomb attacks near Iraq's capital

Bomb attacks in Iraq's capital have left civilians wounded or dead almost daily over the past year At least eight people were killed north of Iraq's capital Tuesday as Baghdad officials attempt to counter the jihadist offensive sweeping the country, according to Agence France Presse.

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Tri-cityherald.com

U.N.: Islamic State executed imam of mosque where Baghdadi preached

"Here a Sunni movement is executing Sunni religious leaders. That should make us think," Heiner Bielefeldt, the U.N.'s special rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, told McClatchy.

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Network World

Chinese hackers switched targets to U.S. experts on Iraq

A sophisticated Chinese hacker group that had been stealing information from U.S. policy experts on nearby Southeast Asia suddenly changed targets last month to focus on the Middle East -- Iraq, in particular -- security researchers said Monday.

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KMBC-TV

ISIS takes over swath of Syrian-Iraqi border

After three years of seesaw battles with the regime, Syrian rebels now face another daunting challenge: fending off radical Sunni militants who are taking over swaths of the country.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

Reuters

Iraq parliament delayed for five weeks, general killed near Baghdad

Iraq's new parliament put off its next session for five weeks on Monday, extending the country's political paralysis amid a Sunni Islamist insurgency that claimed the life of an army general near Baghdad.

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KABC-AM Los Angeles

US Doesn't Doubt Video of Iraqi Terror Leader's Step From the Shadows

The State Department said Monday it has "no reason to doubt" that the shadowy leader of a powerful Iraqi terror group revealed himself before a crowded mosque over the weekend, providing the first clear picture of the violent extremist who now believes himself to be the prince of all Muslims.

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CNN

Iraq's orphans left to ask: 'Why do these people kill other people?'

Eleven-year-old Hajer Sami says she remembers her father. It's flashes of memory, really -- a smile, a laugh.

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Mid-Day Mumbai

Kerala nurses in Baghdad unsure about returning to India

Thiruvananthapuram: Seventy-four nurses from Kerala working at the Baghdad Medical City are in two minds - whether or not to return to India - following the violence in the Middle East nation, a nurse said on Monday.

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KCCI-TV Des Moines

Iraqi forces tighten grip, ring Baghdad

A commercial airliner roars overhead as one of the thousands of fighters who have taken up arms to protect the Iraqi capital digs into a position a few miles from Baghdad International Airport.

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The Baltimore Sun

At least seven dead in suicide bomb attack in northern Baghdad: sources

At least seven people including four policemen were killed in northern Baghdad on Monday when a suicide bomber blew up a car packed with explosives at a checkpoint, police and medical sources said.

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