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Obama to hold meeting on foreign fighters joining Islamic State
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Obama to hold meeting on foreign fighters joining Islamic State

President Barack Obama will convene a meeting of the UN Security Council next month on the threat posed by foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq, the White House has said, amidst reports that another American jihadi has died in Syria fighting for Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

US drone strike kills 13 in Pak Taliban stronghold of North Waziristan
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US drone strike kills 13 in Pak Taliban stronghold of North Waziristan

The official said there had been reports of Taliban militants moving to Zoi Saidgai from Miranshah and Mir Ali, the other main town in the area, after the start of the army operation.

Iraq live: Parliament deadlock ends with the election of new speaker
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Iraq live: Parliament deadlock ends with the election of new speaker

We are tracking live the latest developments of the ongoing Iraq insurgency.

Six militants killed in US drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal region
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Six militants killed in US drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal region

The Pakistani government regularly denounces the strikes as a violation of the country's sovereignty.

Iraqi forces struggle to fightback as political deadlock continues
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Iraqi forces struggle to fightback as political deadlock continues

Iraqi forces have regrouped after the debacle that saw some soldiers abandon their positions, weapons and uniforms as militants conquered Iraq's second city of Mosul and advanced to within about 80 kilometres (50 miles) of the capital Baghdad.

Iraq live: Nurses probably being taken to Mosul, says sources
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Iraq live: Nurses probably being taken to Mosul, says sources

We are tracking live the latest developments of the ongoing Iraq insurgency.

Iraq unrest: Gunmen seize hospital with stranded Indian nurses
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Iraq unrest: Gunmen seize hospital with stranded Indian nurses

Nurses told Amnesty that the gunmen assured them that they would not be harmed. "But they are carrying guns. We are feeling threatened,” one of them said.

Kurdish seccession vote leaves Iraq on the brink of a three-way split
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Kurdish seccession vote leaves Iraq on the brink of a three-way split

In Iraq's parliament yesterday so many Sunni and Kurdish deputies walked out of the session that the quorum was lost and a speaker could not be elected.

Iraq: Newly-elected parliament picks govt amid ISIL's caliphate declaration
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Iraq: Newly-elected parliament picks govt amid ISIL's caliphate declaration

World leaders and senior clerics have urged Iraq's fractious politicians to unite in the face of the militant onslaught.

Sunni or Shi'ite: Four questions that determine life or death in Iraq
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Sunni or Shi'ite: Four questions that determine life or death in Iraq

Amid the violence in Iraq that has led to death of thousands and displaced close to a million, four little questions have allowed militants to distinguish Shi'ites from Sunnis.

Iraq PM Maliki welcomes Syrian air raids on militants
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Iraq PM Maliki welcomes Syrian air raids on militants

Iraq's flagging security forces were swept aside by the initial jihadist push, but have since begun regrouping.

Iraq crisis: NGO says Syrian al-Qaeda has merged with ISIL
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Iraq crisis: NGO says Syrian al-Qaeda has merged with ISIL

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the merger is significant because it opens the way for ISIL to take control of both sides of the border: from Iraq and Syria

Iraq: Militants seize oilfields, surround US air base near Baghdad
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Iraq: Militants seize oilfields, surround US air base near Baghdad

Baghdad is racing against time as the insurgents consolidate their grip on Sunni provinces in Iraq

Will avenge any US airstrikes in Iraq, warn ISIL supporters on Twitter
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Will avenge any US airstrikes in Iraq, warn ISIL supporters on Twitter

Washington has so far held off granting a request by Iraq PM Nouri al-Maliki's Shi'ite-led government for airstrikes.

Iraq insurgency: Troops repel fresh raid by militants on oil refinery
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Iraq insurgency: Troops repel fresh raid by militants on oil refinery

PM Nouri al-Maliki's government is struggling to repel advances led by ISIL militants, thought to have some 10,000 fighters inside Iraq.

Iraq: US military advisers arrive in Baghdad, begin 'limited' mission
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Iraq: US military advisers arrive in Baghdad, begin 'limited' mission

The primary task of the advisers was to evaluate the state of the Iraqi forces and not to turn the tide against militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)

Iraq insurgency: Attacks on civilians amount to war crimes, says the UN
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Iraq insurgency: Attacks on civilians amount to war crimes, says the UN

The Special Advisers strongly condemned attacks against civilians and other people taking no active part in the hostilities, including attacks by terrorist and armed groups such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Syria (ISIS).

Indian hostages in Iraq are safe, lodged in 2 locations : Sushma Swaraj
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Indian hostages in Iraq are safe, lodged in 2 locations : Sushma Swaraj

"We are making all-out efforts to ensure that all Indians in Iraq return safely. We are leaving no stone unturned and whosoever is to be contacted, we have activated all of them", Swaraj said.

Iraq battles to prevent militants from gaining hold over biggest refinery
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Iraq battles to prevent militants from gaining hold over biggest refinery

The 250-300 remaining staff were evacuated early on Thursday, one of those workers said by telephone. Military helicopters had attacked militant positions overnight, he added.

Unable to contact those stranded in Iraq despite efforts: MEA
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Unable to contact those stranded in Iraq despite efforts: MEA

Foreign ministry has set up a 24-hour control room in Delhi to provide information on Iraq and dispatched a former envoy to assist the embassy in Baghdad