Iraq

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Iraq's parliament recently elected Salim al-Jabouri as speaker of the house. (AFP/File)
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the Iraqi parliament is meeting Wednesday to vote on a new president.

Shatha is extremely confident of her talents and success. (Image: Facebook)
11:43 GMT

Shatha Hassoun took on to Twitter to tell her fans of her success story!

Baghdad has been shelling Fallujah in an attempt to oust ISIS from controlling the Anbar city (File Archive)
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At least 19 people were killed from Iraqi government airstrikes on the militant-held city of Fallujah over the past two days.

July 22, 2014

Thousands of Iraqi Christians have fled Mosul after ISIL threats this week (File/AFP)
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The UN has denounced ISIL's treatment of Christians and other minorities in Iraq and called on the country's government to do more against the militant group.

July 21, 2014

Fear is growing of a mass humanitarian crisis if ISIS militants cut water supplies across Iraq (File/AFP)
10:02 GMT

Militants from radical group ISIS have taken control of key facilities along the Euphrates and Tigris rivers in Iraq, with the threat of cutting water supplies to the Shia population, south of the country.

Militants in ISIS demanded Christian residents convert to Islam, pay a tax, or be killed. (AFP/File)
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An ultimatum issued by ISIS militants is causing Mosul's Christians to flee by the hundreds.

July 20, 2014

ISIS called the bombings "blessed operations." (AFP/File)
10:14 GMT

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for recent car bombs in Baghdad that left at least 27 dead.

Apparently, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was trained boy Mossad and the CIA. Who knows? (File/AFP)
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From the Malaysian airliner being the reason for World War III to ISIS killing three Israeli teens to divert attention away from Iraq, conspiracy theories are dangerous distractions from the truth.

Iraqi Christian children gather inside the Church of the Virgin Mary for prayers in the town of Bartala, east of the northern city of Mosul. (Karim Sahib/AFP)
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Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea condemned on Saturday the Islamic State's attacks against Christians and minorities in the Iraqi city of Mosul, calling for peace and for eradicating ISIS and other “oppressive” regimes.

July 18, 2014

Iraq's ambassador was told to return to Baghdad Friday for consultations (File Archive)
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Leadership in Baghdad pulled its ambassador in Jordan Friday,

Jalal Talabani has been receiving medical treatment in Germany for the past 18 months (Ali Al Saadi/AFP)
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Iraqi President Jalal Talabani is set to return to Baghdad after spending 18 months in Germany for medical treatment.

ISIS frequently conducts public executions in the territories that it controls (File Archive)
14:06 GMT

The United Nations said Friday that at least 5,576 Iraqi civilians have been kill this year thus far as violence continues to envelope the fragile country.

July 17, 2014

Bombs also exploded in Sadr City late Wednesday (Ali Al Saadi/AFP)
14:39 GMT

At least 15 militants were killed in clashes with Iraqi security forces in the country's north, and another four civilians were killed in a bomb explosion in the country's capital.

The Islamic State has experienced many successes in Iraq in recent weeks. (AFP/File)
11:25 GMT

The success of the Islamic State is due to a combination of brutal force and winning over local populations.

Israel's army conducted at least 37 raids overnight in Gaza, bringing the Palestinian death toll up to 227 (File/AFP)
11:01 GMT

Eight Palestinians were killed overnight after intensive shelling by Israeli forces across the Gaza Strip ahead of a UN brokered "humanitarian" ceasefire.