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06:38, 25 July 2014 Friday
Iraq

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

11:51, 18 July 2014 Friday
More than 5 000 civilians killed in Iraq this year-UN

The report documents what it calls "systematic and egregious violations" of international law

15:14, 17 July 2014 Thursday
Iraqi Kurdistan starts oil pumping from Kirkuk

Kurdish forces took control of production facilities at the Kirkuk and Bai Hassan northern fields on July 11, exploiting a power vacuum created by an Iraqi military withdrawal

16:36, 16 July 2014 Wednesday
Iran mediates in Erbil-Baghdad crisis

Tehran sends a delegation to the capital of the Kurdish Regional Government to discuss the schism with the central Iraqi government.

11:30, 16 July 2014 Wednesday
Iraqi army retreats from Tikrit after assault stalls

Government troops and allied Shi'ite volunteer fighters were forced to retreat after coming under heavy mortar shelling and sniper fire

16:22, 15 July 2014 Tuesday
Iraqi Kurdish gov't wants to increase oil exports to Turkey

The Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government aims to increase its oil exports to Turkey to 400,000 barrels per day after officials' Ankara talks.

14:20, 15 July 2014 Tuesday
Sunni Iraqi politician Jabouri elected speaker

Iraq's parliament met for talks aimed at breaking a political impasse which has held up the formation of a government to tackle an insurgency which swept through northern Iraq towards Baghdad.



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