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2014/08/20 16:31
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A member of Kurdish security forces takes up position with his weapon, as he guards an oil refinery on the outskirts of Mosul.(Reuters) A tanker that had been used to transport crude oil from Iraqi...
2014/08/20 16:31
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2014/08/19 11:04
2014/08/19 11:04
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Estonia to send humanitarian aid to war torn Iraq From wire reports, TALLINN Estonia will send humanitarian aid to Iraq (photo: twitter) Estonia will send 70,000 euros towards alleviating the...
2014/08/19 10:17
2014/08/19 10:17
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A crack unit of female soldiers is on the trail of Islamic State killers who have captured 3,000 innocent women in Iraq. Thousands of non-Muslim women and girls have been kidnapped by Islamic State...
2014/08/19 02:53
2014/08/19 02:53
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As a recently retired Army veteran of 28 years of active duty, I have intently followed the activities of the group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The bulk of the last half of...
2014/08/18 23:29
2014/08/18 23:29
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Iraq: UN humanitarian agencies scaling up effortsTuesday, 19 August 2014, 10:36 amPress Release: UN NewsUN humanitarian agencies scaling up efforts as Iraq’s displacement crisis deepens18 August...
2014/08/18 22:45
2014/08/18 22:45
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BEIRUT: Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil expressed solidarity with Iraqi Christians Monday during a visit to the Iraqi Kurdish city of Irbil and the capital Baghdad. Speaking at a joint news conference...
2014/08/18 20:55
2014/08/18 20:55
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Iraqi and Kurdish ground forces, backed by US airstrikes, recaptured the strategic Mosul Dam on Monday after two days of fighting with Islamist insurgents, a Kurdish military spokesman said. Helgurd...
2014/08/18 19:37
2014/08/18 19:37
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As the Government’s emergency response committee, nicknamed Cobr, met again, they were told that the Kurdish authorities, whose forces are pushing back Isis, do not want British troops to sent in to...
2014/08/18 19:28
2014/08/18 19:28
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U.S. Special Forces recently assessed humanitarian conditions on Mount Sinjar, concluding that the crisis was over. President Obama breathed a sigh of relief that could be felt across Martha's...
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2014/08/18 18:00
2014/08/18 18:00
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Here's some background information about the Kurdish people. Kurds do not have an official homeland or country. Most reside within countries in the Middle East including northern Iraq, eastern Turkey,...
2014/08/17 23:51
2014/08/17 23:51
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Michael Fallon told personnel taking part that it was likely to last "weeks and months" as David Cameron declared that British "military prowess" would have to play a part in pushing back the jihadist...
2014/08/17 23:45
2014/08/17 23:45
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The advance of Islamic State extremists poses a “clear danger” to the future safety of Britain’s streets, David Cameron said as he explained his decision to arm Kurdish fighters. Body armour and...
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2014/08/17 16:53
2014/08/17 16:53
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German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has warned against the formation of an independent Kurdish state in northern Iraq, saying such a move could result in more destabilization in the Middle...
2014/08/17 12:13
2014/08/17 12:13
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The government is considering sending body armour and counter-explosive equipment to anti-IS forces in Iraq. Mr Cameron admitted it was “hardly surprising” voters were wary of any re-intervention in...
2014/08/17 10:23
2014/08/17 10:23
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Body armour and counter-explosive equipment are among high-tech items being considered as part of a shipment of military hardware to be sent to Iraq to bolster out-gunned anti-IS forces. Mr Cameron...
2014/08/16 21:09
2014/08/16 21:09
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But a humanitarian response alone is not enough. We also need a broader political, diplomatic and security response. For that, we must understand the true nature of the threat we face. We should be...
2014/08/16 14:19
2014/08/16 14:19
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DAHUK, Iraq — Extremist fighters have killed more than 80 men and detained hundreds of women in a Yazidi village, Yazidis and Kurdish officials said Saturday, offering a reminder that the ancient...
2014/08/16 09:11
2014/08/16 09:11
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PKK forces have joined the fighting in Iraq, a move some say could boost tension between Turkey and Iraqi Kurds. Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) fighters have joined the fight against the Islamic State...
2014/08/16 05:53
2014/08/16 05:53
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Iraq’s Kurdish officials say ISIL Takfiri militants have massacred around 100 members of the Izadi minority in a village in the north of the country. The militants are also believed to have kidnapped...
2014/08/15 22:28
2014/08/15 22:28
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Editor's note:Joe Stork is the deputy director ofthe Middle East and North Africa division at Human Rights Watch. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. Irbil, Iraq...
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2014/08/20 16:31
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