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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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Eight Palestinians were killed overnight after intensive shelling by Israeli forces across the Gaza Strip ahead of a UN brokered "humanitarian" ceasefire.
Militant group ISIL has been engaged in a deadly battle with Iraq's forces and other splinter groups (File/AFP)
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A Saudi "mufti" who joined militant group ISIL has been killed by Iraq's armed forces during an air raid in Tikrit, according to a news site.

July 16, 2014

The blast took place in Baghdad's Sadr City. (AFP/File)
09:53 GMT
At least 12 people have been killed in two car bombs in Baghdad.
Iraqi forces have been battling Sunni insurgents since June. (AFP/File)
08:26 GMT
Iraqi forces withdrew from Tikrit after a failed attempt to retake the city from Islamic State militants.
Libyan officials expressed fear that militants could try to take over the country's capital, Tripoli (File/AFP)
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Libyan militants in Iraq and Syria are returning back home to fight a breakaway militia group led by rogue ex-general, Khalifa Haftar, security officials say.

July 15, 2014

Thousands have fled the ongoing violence in Iraq. (AFP/File)
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Iraq's parliament successful elected a new speaker of the house Tuesday.
ISIS recently established an Islamic State in parts of Iraq. (AFP/File)
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The emerging threat from groups like ISIS must be stopped by Sunni Arabs with help from the international community.

July 14, 2014

Shiite fighters in Baghdad are preparing for an ISIL advance. (AFP/File)
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Militants from ISIL have taken partial control of the town of Dhuluiyah, just 80 kilometers north of Baghdad.
No group has claimed responsibility for the bombing. (AFP/File)
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A car bomb in Baghdad killed at least 4 civilians and wounded 12 others Monday.

July 13, 2014

The Israeli Defense Force has struck 200 targets in Gaza over the past 24 hours (AFP/ File).
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The Israeli Defense Force's noon deadline for tens of thousands of residents in northern Gaza to evacuate has passed as the IDF plans to intensify air strikes on the zone Israel believes is firing more rockets.
Iraq's parliament must quickly pick a new speaker of parliament, president, and prime minister. (AFP/File)
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Iraq's parliamentary session Sunday ended after 30 minutes and without progress.
Members of Iraq's security forces stand guard in Baghdad, April 29, 2014 (File/AFP)
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Gunmen killed at least 33 people including 29 women in a Baghdad housing complex Saturday. Police said the motive of the shootings still remained unclear.
Efforts to reach agreement on a new government in Baghdad to confront the insurgents have been complicated by the tensions between Maliki and the Kurds.
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An oil ministry spokesman in Baghdad described the takeover as dangerous and irresponsible and called for the Kurdish forces to withdraw immediately.

July 11, 2014

Irbil released a statement Friday saying that the KRG will now control disputed northern oil fields (File Archive)
19:54 GMT
Kurdish forces seized control of Iraq's northern oilfields Friday as tensions continue to increase between Irbil and Baghdad.
Anti-government demonstrators previously protested in Anbar province for months until Baghdad commissioned an operation to oust them from their demonstration site (File Archive/AFP)
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At least 11 Iraqi police were killed in an offensive near the city of Ramadi Friday.
The ISIS flag flying above norther Iraq. (Photo: AFP)
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Beddawi, particularly the neighborhood of Mankoubine, has a reputation in the last three years for being a wellspring of Lebanese jihadists.

July 10, 2014

Thousands of residents left Mosul last month before ISIS claimed full control of the city (File Archive/AFP)
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Sunni militants seized a military base in Iraq's Diyala province Thursday after intense fighting with forces from Baghdad.
Barzani said earlier this month that measures are being taken for holding a referendum on Kurdistan's future. (AFP/File)
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Iraqi Kurds say they will withdraw their ministers from the cabinet and cease participation in the government of Prime Minister Maliki in protest over his remarks.
The UN atomic agency said the materials obtained by insurgents were "low grade" despite Iraq's security concerns (File/AFP)
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Terrorist groups seized nuclear materials used for scientific research from Iraq's Mosul University according to a document issued to the UN.
Iraqi militants continue to terrorize civilians and aim to capture Baghdad. (AFP/File)
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The U.N. announced Thursday that the nuclear materials recently seized by militants in Iraq are low grade and do not pose a significant threat.
The U.S. government has placed a $10 million bounty on Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIL (File/AFP)
09:13 GMT
The U.S. is contemplating attacking ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, with drones according to a recent report by Pentagon officials.
Saudi authorities deployed some 30,000 troops earlier this month along the border with Iraq (File/AFP)
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Saudi's Border Guards said said the country's southern divide was secure from smugglers and infiltrators despite security concerns with Iraq in the north.