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14:49, 25 July 2014 Friday
Iraq's top cleric sends subtle message to Maliki-step aside

Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani said leaders should show flexibility so that political deadlocks could be broken and Iraq could confront militants.

09:26, 25 July 2014 Friday
Iraqi Christians protest over ISIL onslaught

Hundreds of Iraqi Christians staged a protest in the Kurdish city of Erbil on Thursday, demanding protection from a militant offensive.

17:06, 24 July 2014 Thursday
U N 's Ban seeks advice on Iraq crisis from

Ban's meeting with Shi'ite Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani underscored the 83-year-old cleric's vast sway in Iraq, where Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is considered a polarising figure

14:29, 24 July 2014 Thursday
Iraq selects senior Kurdish politician Fuad Masum president

76-year-old Fuad Masum, who also served as the first prime minister of autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan in 1992-1993, reportedly emerged as the only candidate of the Kurdish blocs.

12:25, 24 July 2014 Thursday
Iraq prisoner convoy attack kills 60 - UPDATED

A huge attack on a prisoner convoy in Iraq has reportedly killed at least 60 people.

22:09, 23 July 2014 Wednesday
UN envoy urges Security Council demand end to Iraq insurgency

"The international community and the Security Council should demand, in no uncertain terms, that ISIL cease all hostilities and atrocities," U.N. envoy Nickolay Mladenov said

15:19, 23 July 2014 Wednesday
Islamic scholars condemn expulsion of Iraq's Christians

"The International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) condemns the forced expulsion of the Christian brothers of Iraq from their homes, cities and provinces," the group said in a statement

14:58, 23 July 2014 Wednesday
Iraq postpones vote for president power-sharing deal

Iraq's politicians have been deadlocked over forming a new government since an election in April

22:39, 22 July 2014 Tuesday
Iraqi air strikes kill 19 around Falluja

Residents of Falluja and the nearby town of Garma said helicopters fired artillery and dropped three barrel bombs on Falluja and two on Garma.

16:36, 22 July 2014 Tuesday
Rival rebel group slams ISIL threats to Iraqi Christians

Saddam-era fighters reject "changing the country's political and demographic structure" as Christians flee from ISIL threats.

12:31, 22 July 2014 Tuesday
Muslims and Christians march against ISIL in Baghdad

Protesters gathered to march against the exile of Christians from Mosul by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) rebel group.

23:57, 21 July 2014 Monday

A tribal leader and former army officer said the dead were all civilians, and also included an elderly couple

12:30, 21 July 2014 Monday
UN chief condemns ISIL for forced exodus of Christians

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned ISIL for forcing the Christian community to leave Mosul.

17:47, 20 July 2014 Sunday
Barzani condemns threats against Iraqi Christians

Kurdish Regional Government President Barzani denounced the 'inhuman' threats from militants in Mosul

12:13, 20 July 2014 Sunday
Top Kurdish security official warns West of Iraq blowback

The Kurds, who have their own armed forces known as the "peshmerga", now share all but 15 kilometres (10 miles) of their southern border with insurgents.

23:50, 19 July 2014 Saturday
Iraq president Talabani returns after long absence

In broadcast footage of the octogenarian earlier this year, he appeared much weakened, suggesting he is unlikely to reprise an active role in politics.

22:46, 19 July 2014 Saturday
Wave of bombings in Baghdad kills 27 people

In the first explosion, a car bomber drove into a police checkpoint, killing nine people including seven policemen and wounding 21 people in the Abu Dsheer district in the south of the capital

14:36, 18 July 2014 Friday
Top Shi'ite cleric urges help for Iraq's displaced

The United Nations say more than 2 million people have been displaced within Iraq, most of them forced from their homes by conflict in the western province of Anbar

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