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Jul 15, 2014

Iraqi's army launched assault to retake Tikrit from extremists

Iraq's army and Shi'ite militia forces launched an assault on Tuesday to retake the city of Tikrit from Islamist militants as parliamentarians in Baghdad prepared to vote for a new speaker, a possible step towards breaking months of political deadloc... #Iraq #Baghdad

Jul 12, 2014

UN warns Iraq of 'chaos' if no political progress

The U.N. urged Iraq's leaders Saturday to overcome their deep divisions and move quickly to form a new government that can unite the country and confront a surging militant threat, warning that failure to do so "risks plunging the country into chaos.... #Iraq #Baghdad

Jul 11, 2014

Iraqi Kurds Bide Time on Secession Drive

The violence engulfing much of Iraq has handed a dramatic opportunity to the country's Kurds, but their longstanding dreams of independence are confronting reality checks involving finances, security and politics... #Iraq #Baghdad