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Judge who sentenced Saddam Hussein to death 'is captured and executed by ISIS'

Judge who sentenced Saddam Hussein to death 'is captured and executed by ISIS'

  v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);}   The judge who sentenced former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein to death has been captured and executed by ISIS...

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Iraqi Politician to Zaman Alwasl: Maliki’s rule ended, 'Iraq returns to Arabs'

Iraqi Politician to Zaman Alwasl: Maliki’s rule ended, 'Iraq returns to Arabs'

(Reporting by Abdullah Raja; Translation by Dani Murad) TheIraqi Prime Minister, Nuri Kamal al-Maliki has resisted all international and regional calls to work toward reconciling Sunni Arabs and Kurds, instead, he ruled the country according to...

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Militant group's surge in Iraq fans regional fears

Militant group's surge in Iraq fans regional fears

BEIRUT (AP) — An al-Qaida breakaway group's seizure of territory in Iraq and Syria has sent tremors across the Middle East, jolting neighboring countries into action over fears that the Islamic militants may set their sights on them next. In Jordan, the army dispatched...

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Kerry: Insurgency in Iraq threatens entire Mideast

Kerry: Insurgency in Iraq threatens entire Mideast

CAIRO (AP) — Arab countries should resist funding Sunni fighters in what is turning into a cross-border war between Iraq and Syria because that support eventually could help the fast-spreading insurgency in Iraq, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday. Kerry said the...

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Israel PM slams 'disgraceful' US Presbyterian divestment

Israel PM slams 'disgraceful' US Presbyterian divestment

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized Sunday the "disgraceful" decision by the US Presbyterian Church to divest from three companies that provide supplies to Israeli forces and settlers in the occupied West Bank. On Friday, a group of church elders and ministers...

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Saudi, Russia focus on crises in Syria and Iraq

Saudi, Russia focus on crises in Syria and Iraq

Russia and Saudi Arabia Saturday stressed the importance of preserving Syrian and Iraqi territorial integrity after talks in the Western city of Jeddah. Riyadh and Moscow have opposing positions on the conflict in Syria, with Russia backing President Bashar al-Assad and Saudi...

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Russia's Lavrov to hold Syria talks in Saudi: official

Russia's Lavrov to hold Syria talks in Saudi: official

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is expected in Saudi Arabia late on Friday for talks about the Syrian conflict, on which Moscow and Riyadh hold diverging views, a Saudi official said. Lavrov will meet Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal on Saturday in the Red Sea...

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Lebanon security chief survives bomb attack

Lebanon security chief survives bomb attack

Two people have been killed after a suicide bomber blew himself up at a Lebanese security checkpoint in the eastern Bekaa Valley, according to officials. Al Jazeera's Rula Amin, reporting from area of the explosion said, that Lebanese security chief Abbas Ibrahim was the target...

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Iraq needs more inclusive governance to end turmoil -UN development chief

Iraq needs more inclusive governance to end turmoil -UN development chief

* Inclusive government key to ending turmoil in Iraq * Solution needs to come from country's own leaders * "Takes two to tango" to restart Syria peace talks By Dasha Afanasieva ISTANBUL, June 20 (Reuters) - Iraq needs more inclusive governance across...

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Obama to send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq

Obama to send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq

(Reuters) - President   Barack Obama   said on Thursday the United States would send up to 300 military advisers to support Iraqi forces confronting an al Qaeda-splinter group attacking the country and was prepared to take targeted military action if necessary. But the...

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Iraq asks for airstrikes as US considers options

Iraq asks for airstrikes as US considers options

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq asked the U.S. to launch airstrikes to beat back militants holding vast territories across its north, a decision Washington mulled over as insurgents pressed an assault on the country's largest oil refinery. U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday briefed...

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Shiite Ba’ath party member stands against Maliki as Iraq crisis continues

Shiite Ba’ath party member stands against Maliki as Iraq crisis continues

As violence sweeps Iraq and militants seize control of large swathes of the country, a Shiite Ba’ath party representative spoke to Al Arabiya News Channel about his opposition to Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Despite his being of the same religious sect, Khodeir...

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Israel expands arrests in search for missing teens

Israel expands arrests in search for missing teens

Israel's army says it has arrested 40 more Palestinians in the West Bank, expanding searches for three missing Israeli teens who Israel believes Hamas kidnapped last week. The arrests early Tuesday brought the total number of Palestinians detained since the kidnapping to...

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Saudi 'responsible' for militant financing: Iraq cabinet

Saudi 'responsible' for militant financing: Iraq cabinet

Saudi Arabia should be held responsible for militant financing and crimes committed by insurgent groups in Iraq, the Baghdad government charged on Tuesday. Comments from Riyadh indicates it is "siding with terrorism", the cabinet said in a statement issued by Prime Minister Nuri...

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Iraqi Christians flee homes amid militant push

Iraqi Christians flee homes amid militant push

  ALQOSH, Iraq — Over the past decade, Iraqi Christians have fled repeatedly to this ancient mountainside village, seeking refuge from violence, then returning home when the danger eased. Now they are doing it again as Islamic militants rampage across northern Iraq, but this...

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First media victims of ISIS offensive

First media victims of ISIS offensive

Al-Ahad TV cameraman Khaled Ali Hamada was killed today in Diyala, northeast of Baghdad, becoming the first media fatality since the start of an offensive in the north and west of Iraq two weeks ago by Islamist rebels, including the Jihadi group Islamic State in Iraq and Levant...

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U.S. considers air strikes on Iraq, holds talks with Iran

U.S. considers air strikes on Iraq, holds talks with Iran

(Reuters) - President Barack Obama considered options for military action to support Iraq's besieged government on Monday but made no decision on the U.S. response to a Sunni militant onslaught that has threatened to tear the country apart. Obama, who discussed the crisis...

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Sunni militants capture Iraqi city near Syria

Sunni militants capture Iraqi city near Syria

BAGHDAD (AP) — Sunni militants captured a strategic northern Iraqi city along the highway to Syria on Monday, sending thousands of residents from an ethnic minority fleeing for safety and moving closer to their goal of linking areas under their control on both sides of the border....

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