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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Iraqi prime minister asks U.S. for aid, says terrorists “found a second chance” to thrive in Iraq

WASHINGTONTerrorists “found a second chance” to thrive in Iraq, the nation’s prime minister said Thursday in asking for new U.S. aid to beat back a bloody insurgency that has been fueled by the neighboring Syrian civil war and the departure of American troops from Iraq two years ago. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki told a … Continue reading »

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US set to extend Iraqi visa program

A measure to provide special visas for Iraqis who risked their lives to help the United States in the Iraq war is one step closer to securing President Barack Obama’s signature. The House of Representatives passed the measure via voice vote late Wednesday and sent it to the Senate, which was expected to approve it Thursday. Since … Continue reading »

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Suicide bombings claim more lives in Iraq

  (CNN) — Explosions and gunfire claimed at least 31 more lives between Tuesday night and early Wednesday in the latest spasms of violence in Iraq. In one incident in al-Tarmiya, about 70 kilometers (43.5 miles) north of Baghdad, two suicide bombers attacked the house of a Sunni leader during a Tuesday night banquet to honor … Continue reading »

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Putin Orders Massive Strike Against Saudi Arabia If West Attacks Syria

Follow -up (IraqiNews.com) The European Union Times Newspaper reported that “A grim “urgent action memorandum” issued today from the office of President Putin to the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation is ordering a massive military strike against Saudi Arabia in the event that the West attacks Syria.” The Newspaper reported that “According to Kremlin … Continue reading »

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Senators Warn Obama that Maliki May be Leading Iraq Back to Civil War

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/senators-warn-obama-that-maliki-may-be-leading-iraq-back-toward-civil-war/2013/10/29/178f3c06-4100-11e3-a751-f032898f2dbc_story.html   A bipartisan group of foreign policy leaders in the Senate warned in unusually blunt terms Tuesday that Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki may be pulling his country back toward civil war. In a letter to President Obama timed for Maliki’s visit to Washington, the leaders of the Senate defense and foreign affairs committees … Continue reading »

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Iraqi PM flies to U.S., seeking arms to fight militants

Iraq’s Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki travelled to the United States on Tuesday to press for urgent help and arms to combat the worst upsurge of violence in years. Nearly three years since the last U.S. troops withdrew, Sunni Islamist militants are waging a campaign to destabilize the Shi’ite-led government that came to power after former … Continue reading »

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59% reject establishing new regions in Iraq

Added by Layla Mohammed on February 12, 2012. Saved under Civil Society, Featured Tags: Anbar, Baghdad, Basra, Erbil, Kirkuk Regional map of Iraq. BAGHDAD / IraqiNews.com: Two NGO organizations disclosed that a referendum was carried out in 9 Iraqi provinces which showed that 59 percent of the participants rejected the idea of establishing new regions in Iraq due to the unsuitable situation prevailing in the country. Center of … Continue reading »

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Bomb blasts kill at least 66 in Iraq

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/10/27/iraq-car-bombs-baghdad/3280317/   BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of attacks including car bombings in Baghdad, an explosion at a market and a suicide assault in a northern city killed at least 66 people Sunday across Iraq, officials said, the latest in a wave of violence washing over the country. Coordinated bombings hit Iraq multiple times each … Continue reading »

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A single month’s death toll from violence in Iraq

  The world’s spotlight is on Syria as rebel forces and government troops continue to wage battle, but neighboring Iraq has also experienced bloody attacks this year, which have claimed a confirmed 880 lives in September alone   http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/a-single-months-death-toll-from-violence-in-iraq/2013/10/27/cb14421a-3f63-11e3-ad86-5120269ae35b_graphic.html?hpid=z1

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Syrian Kurds Capture Border Post with Iraq

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2013/10/syrian-kurds-capture-border-post-with-iraq-20131026235911316996.html Kurdish fighters in Syria have seized a major border crossing with Iraq from al-Qaeda-linked groups, which had held the crossing since March, according to activists and an Iraqi official. The Kurdish fighters captured the Yaarabiya post in northeast Syria on Saturday after three days of clashes with several rebel groups there, including Jabhat al-Nusra … Continue reading »

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