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August 19, 2014

Pope Francis has stated military intervention in Iraq is justified to prevent extremists' 'unjust aggression'. [AFP]
06:46 GMT
Using force against Iraq extremists is justified says Pope: Francis backs military action to stop persecution of Christians by Islamist fanatics.

August 18, 2014

Baghdad remained adamant in opposing any independent arrangements to ship oil from Kurdistan away from its control.
21:00 GMT
Two oil tankers Minerva Joy and the United Kalavrvta seem to symbolize the future of Iraq and whether it will remain a unified entity or will break up.

August 13, 2014

The low-key but high-brow Abadi was born of a respected Shiite family but lived in exile in the UK for decades. He was a vehement critic of Saddam Hussein, who executed 2 of his brothers and cancelled Abadi’s Iraqi passport. In exile Abadi got a doctorate in 'rapid transit' (Baghdad to Basra bullet train anyone?) and ran a cafe and design firm.
09:42 GMT
Haider Al-abadi new Prime Minister for Iraq