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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.

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.

We are facing a new reality: Kurdistan prez tells Kerry on Iraq visit
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We are facing a new reality: Kurdistan prez tells Kerry on Iraq visit

Kurdish leaders have made clear that the settlement keeping Iraq together as a state is now in jeopardy.

India, Iraq to set up joint committee for evacuation of stranded Indians
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India, Iraq to set up joint committee for evacuation of stranded Indians

The MEA also said that India and Iraq would set up a Joint Committee, which would handle issues immigration issues and facilitate evacuation.

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 unrest: Will ISIS target India? Map shows group's chilling plan
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Iraq unrest: Will ISIS target India? Map shows group's chilling plan

The ISIS' brisk onslought in Iraq comes two years after the United States withdrew troops from Iraq and left the war-torn nation in the hands of a Shi'ite government led by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

Indians abducted in Iraq unharmed, remain govt's top priority: MEA
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Indians abducted in Iraq unharmed, remain govt's top priority: MEA

MEA spokesman also said that some Indian nationals are not in the conflict zones but there are issues with their documents, visa or contracts.

John Kerry arrives in Baghdad, holds talks with Iraqi PM
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John Kerry arrives in Baghdad, holds talks with Iraqi PM

Obama has offered to send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq, but has so far not backed air strikes as requested by Baghdad.

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

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: 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.