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Iraq insurgency: Govt sacks top security officials as conflict deepens
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Iraq insurgency: Govt sacks top security officials as conflict deepens

Meanwhile, Washington deployed some 275 military personnel to protect its embassy in Baghdad, the first time it has publicly bolstered the mission's security.

Iraq: 40 Indians missing in Mosul, hundreds more trapped
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Iraq: 40 Indians missing in Mosul, hundreds more trapped

Apart from the 41 construction workers in Mosul, there are 46 Indian nurses stranded in Tikrit — most of them are from Kerala.

Militants get closer to Baghdad; UN says Iraq's existence threatened
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Militants get closer to Baghdad; UN says Iraq's existence threatened

Iraqi officials have insisted they are making progress in repelling the fighters, who are led by ISIL, but have continued to lose ground.

Iraq insurgency prompts Britain to reopen embassy in Tehran
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Iraq insurgency prompts Britain to reopen embassy in Tehran

The move came as the West steps up its engagement with Iran amid rapid jihadist advances in neighbouring Iraq

Iraq insurgency: US moves troops, ammo into the Gulf region
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Iraq insurgency: US moves troops, ammo into the Gulf region

The US and Iran also held an initial discussion on how the longtime foes might cooperate to ease the threat from the al-Qaida-linked militants that have swept through Iraq.

Iraq crisis: Create autonomous region for Sunnis, says Kurdistan PM
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Iraq crisis: Create autonomous region for Sunnis, says Kurdistan PM

In the latest fighting on Monday, Sunni militants took control of several neighbourhoods of Tal Afar, between the now rebel-held Mosul and the Syrian border.

US pressuring Iraqi leaders to curb sectarian governance
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US pressuring Iraqi leaders to curb sectarian governance

US officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Obama and his top advisers had not yet decided on a specific package of political demands to be presented to the Iraqi prime minister.

Iraq insurgency: US holds talks with Iran, considering air strikes
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Iraq insurgency: US holds talks with Iran, considering air strikes

Obama, who was being presented with recommendations from his top national security advisers has made US action contingent on Iraqi PM taking steps to broaden his Shi'ite-dominated government

Iraq crisis: Stranded nurses, workers are safe, says Indian envoy
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Iraq crisis: Stranded nurses, workers are safe, says Indian envoy

In all, there are 46 Indian nurses stranded in Tikrit - most of them from Kerala - and 41 construction workers are in Mosul, the embassy said.

Iraq widens clampdown on internet to disrupt militant communications
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Iraq widens clampdown on internet to disrupt militant communications

These interruptions appear to coincide with military operations, amid concerns that ISIL forces are using Internet websites to coordinate their attacks

West evacuates embassy staff after mass execution of Iraqi troops
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West evacuates embassy staff after mass execution of Iraqi troops

The US condemned a massacre in which ISIL militants appear to have killed scores of soldiers around the conflict-hit city of Tikrit

Iraq: PM's mishandling caused escalation of crisis, say experts
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Iraq: PM's mishandling caused escalation of crisis, say experts

The prime minister has made major mistakes when it comes to security, for which he is directly responsible as commander-in-chief of the armed forces and acting defence and interior minister

Militants execute dozens of Iraqi soldiers, post photos on Twitter
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Militants execute dozens of Iraqi soldiers, post photos on Twitter

Captions on the photos showing the soldiers after they were shot say "hundreds have been liquidated," but the total could not immediately be verified.

Pak Taliban warns foreign firms, tells them to leave the country
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Pak Taliban warns foreign firms, tells them to leave the country

The Taliban's main stronghold is in the North Waziristan tribal district, where the Pakistan military began its offensive on Sunday night.

Despite high stakes, India's silence on the crisis in Iraq is galling
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Despite high stakes, India's silence on the crisis in Iraq is galling

Thus far, to be precise till the midnight of 15 June, the Ministry of External Affairs has not come up with its take on the Iraq situation which has serious repercussions for India.

Photos: Militants capture and execute dozens of Iraqi soldiers
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Photos: Militants capture and execute dozens of Iraqi soldiers

The Islamic militants who overran cities and towns in Iraq last week posted graphic photos that appeared to show their gunmen massacring scores of captured Iraqi soldiers

Could Iraq's collapse redraw national boundaries forever?
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Could Iraq's collapse redraw national boundaries forever?

It could also redesign Middle Eastern national boundaries set nearly a century ago after the fall of the Ottoman empire, and lead to a forging of new regional alliances.

Iraq insurgency: Prez says Iran may join US in restoring security
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Iraq insurgency: Prez says Iran may join US in restoring security

Shi'ite Muslim Iran has been alarmed by the seizure this week of several major northern Iraqi towns by Sunni Islamist insurgent forces and their sweep southward to within an hour's drive of Baghdad, and not far from the Iranian border.

Iraq: Insurgents vow revenge, to impose Sharia law in Mosul
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Iraq: Insurgents vow revenge, to impose Sharia law in Mosul

Baghdad does not appear to be in imminent danger of a similar assault, although Sunni insurgents have stepped up car bombings and suicide attacks in the capital recently.

Iraq insurgency: Obama gives nod to fresh aid as crisis escalates
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Iraq insurgency: Obama gives nod to fresh aid as crisis escalates

The meeting came soon after Obama told reporters that he is considering all options in Iraq as it has a stake in making sure that jihadists do not get a permanent foothold there and in Syria