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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon responds to questions during a news interview
Ban Ki-moon   Iraq   Photos   UN   Wikipedia: Ban Ki-moon  
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Ban underscores UN support for peaceful Iraq during visit
Fri 25 Jul 2014
Friday, 25 July 2014, 12:39 pm | Press Release: | Ban underscores UN support for secure, inclusive, peaceful Iraq during visit | 24 July 2014 | Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today underscored his full... (photo: AP / Frank Franklin II)
Newly elected President Fouad Massoum listens during a press conference in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, July 24, 2014. Kurdish politician Massoum was named Iraqs new president on Thursday, Massoum, 76, one of the founders of President Jalal Talabanis Patriotic Union of Kurdistan party, known as PUK, accepted the position after winning two-thirds of the votes, noting the huge security, political and economic tasks" facing the government.
Fouad Massoum   Iraq   Photos   Politics   Wikipedia: Fuad Masum  
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Iraq gets new president, UN chief seeks more urgency
Fri 25 Jul 2014
The UN chief met current Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki and stressed the need for a broad-based government to be formed as soon as possible to save the country from collapse. | Kurdish politician Foua... (photo: AP / Hadi Mizban)
 Iraqi Vice chairman of the Revolutionary Command Council, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri -Iraq  The Daily Beast  Sun 20 Jul 2014
Saddam’s Former Deputy, the Red Skull of Baghdad, Still at Large in Iraq and Allied ...
Despite a $10 million reward for his capture, the Iraqi tyrant’s liaison to the world’s most radical jihadists, now 72, is on the loose and in cahoots with the so-called Caliph Ibrahim. | BAGHDAD ... (photo: AP / Jassim Mohammed)
ISIS Militants   Invasion of Iraq   Izzat Ibrahim al Douri   Photos   Wikipedia: Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri  
Iraq Shiite fighters with the "Peace Brigades" patrol during a sand storm on the outskirts of Samarra, 60 miles (95 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, July 13, 2014.  The Los Angeles Times  Tue 15 Jul 2014
Iraqi Shiite fighters of Balad provide bulwark for Baghdad
The Shiite militia commander, slight of build and decked out in green fatigues, views the checkpoint that he oversees as much more than an isolated outpost amid the endless palm groves of the Tigris R... (photo: AP)
ISIS   Iraq Conflict   Photos   Syrian War   Wikipedia: 2014 Northern Iraq offensive  
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People inspect the site of a car bomb attack on cars lined up at a gas station in the oil rich city of Kirkuk, in northern Iraq, Thursday, July 10, 2014. The lightning sweep by the militants over much of northern and western Iraq the past month has dramatically hiked tensions between the country's Shiite majority and Sunni minority. Reuters Sun 13 Jul 2014
Iraq government talks delayed again as fighting rages
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's parliament failed on Sunday to break a damaging political deadlock which is holding up the formation of new government to tackle an Islamist-le... (photo: AP)
Al Qaida   Iraq Conflict   Islamic Extremism   Photos   Wikipedia: 2014 Northern Iraq offensive  
Guards stand at the entrance of a renovated Abu Ghraib prison, now renamed Baghdad Central Prison in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009. Iraq has reopened the notorious Abu Ghraib prison west of Baghdad, but it has a new name and officials promise more humane treatment of prisoners. The compound has come to symbolize American abuses after photos released in 2004 showed U.S. soldiers sexually humiliating inmates Sun Sentinel Sat 12 Jul 2014
Iraq forces executed 255 prisoners in revenge for Islamic State killings: HRW
Iraqi security forces and government affiliated militias appear to have unlawfully executed at least 255 prisoners over the past month in apparent revenge for killings by... (photo: AP / Karim Kadim)
2014 Northern Iraq offensive   Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant   Photos   Sectarian violence in Iraq   Wikipedia: 2014 Northern Iraq offensive  
Mourners carry the flag-draped coffin of Iraqi soldier Zidane Ahmed, 29, during his funeral procession in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, July 3, 2014. The Independent Sat 12 Jul 2014
Iraq crisis: 'Government forces execute 255 Sunni prisoners in revenge for Isis atrocities'
Iraqi forces have illegally executed at least 255 Sunni prisoners in the past month, according to a report by Human Rights Watch (HRW). | The group said it found evidence... (photo: AP / Jaber al-Helo)
Human Rights   ISIS   Iraq Conflict   Photos   Wikipedia: 2014 Northern Iraq offensive  
A Kurdish peshmerga fighter carries his weapon on his base, near where two flags of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are seen on a building, right, and water tower, left, at the front line with the al-Qaida-inspired militants in Tuz Khormato, 100 kilometers (62 miles) south of the oil rich province of Kirkuk, northern Iraq, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. The Irish Times Fri 11 Jul 2014
Kurds seize Iraq oilfields as ministers pull out of government
Kurdish forces seized two oilfieds in north Iraq today and took over operations from a state-run oil company, while Kurdish politicians formally suspended their participa... (photo: AP / Hussein Malla)
Al Qaida   Iraq Conflict   Mideast Peace   Photos   Wikipedia: 2014 Northern Iraq offensive  
U.S. Army Spc. Newton Carlicci travels dismounted while on his way back to his outpost from the village of Paspajak, Charkh District, Logar province, Afghanistan, June 20, 2010. Al Jazeera Thu 10 Jul 2014
Afghanistan will not be the next Iraq
As the Iraq crisis deepens, some commentators have taken to inaccurately comparing it to the situation in Afghanistan. Predictions have been made that, a few years after ... (photo: US Army / Public Domain)
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