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Iraq to hold parliamentary election in May next year, confirms Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi
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Iraq to hold parliamentary election in May next year, confirms Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi

The Iraqi government has decided to hold a parliamentary election on 15 May next year, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Wednesday.

Iraq: At least 22 dead in suicide attack near Baghdad
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Iraq: At least 22 dead in suicide attack near Baghdad

The group, known as Sahwa or the Awakening Councils, is made up of Sunni militiamen who joined US troops in the fight against al-Qaida during the height of Iraq's insurgency in 2007 and 2008.

Iraq: 23 dead in suicide bombings; federal police HQ attacked
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Iraq: 23 dead in suicide bombings; federal police HQ attacked

In Diyala province north of Baghdad, Army Colonel Faisal al-Zuhairi was killed when a suicide bomber in a Humvee attacked his convoy. Five of his men also died.

British Police seize £250,000, suspected to be funds for IS militants
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British Police seize £250,000, suspected to be funds for IS militants

British police have confiscated 250,000 pounds (about 401,713 dollars) of suspected funds for the Islamic State (IS), the anti-terror authorities said Monday.

Seventeen ISIL militants killed in Syrian airstrikes
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Seventeen ISIL militants killed in Syrian airstrikes

At least 17 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in airstrikes launched by the Syrian army in the north-eastern part of the country, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights announced.

Will France send troops to fight ISIL in Iraq?
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Will France send troops to fight ISIL in Iraq?

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Tuesday said dispatching French forces on the ground to fight Islamic State fighters in Iraq was possible as part of the international community efforts to curb terrorism in the region.

Iraq crisis: Obama reaches out to Australian PM Tony Abbott
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Iraq crisis: Obama reaches out to Australian PM Tony Abbott

As part of his effort to build a global coalition against Islamic State militants in Iraq, US President Barack Obama has reached out to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to discuss the current situation in the war-torn country.

RSS wants India to protest ISIL atrocities on Yazidis in Iraq
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RSS wants India to protest ISIL atrocities on Yazidis in Iraq

A leading RSS ideologue today wanted India to raise its voice against persecution of the Yazidis by ISIL extremists in Iraq and decried the "muted" response from international community despite the issue throwing up the fundamental question of survival of a minuscule minority.

Iraq unrest: Obama lauds recapturing of Mosul Dam
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Iraq unrest: Obama lauds recapturing of Mosul Dam

US President Barack Obama has said the recapturing of the strategic Mosul dam in Northern Iraq by Iraqi and Kurdish forces, backed by the US air-strikes, is a major step forward in the fight against the Sunni militant group.

Iraq unrest: Obama keen on long-term combat strategy against ISIL
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Iraq unrest: Obama keen on long-term combat strategy against ISIL

US President Barack Obama on Monday vowed to pursue a long -term strategy to turn the tide against the Islamic State (IS), as Iraqi and Kurdish forces retook the Mosul Dam from the group under US air cover.

President Obama to send 130 military personnel to Iraq
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President Obama to send 130 military personnel to Iraq

US President Barack Obama has authorised sending an additional 130 military personnel to northern Iraq to access the scope of the humanitarian mission for the thousands of Yezidi minority trapped on Mt Sinjar by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

Iraq crisis can't be resolved in a few weeks: Barack Obama
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Iraq crisis can't be resolved in a few weeks: Barack Obama

President Barack Obama said on Saturday U.S. air strikes had destroyed arms that Islamic State militants could have used against Iraqi Kurds, but he warned there was no quick fix to a crisis that threatens to tear Iraq apart.

Iraq violence: UN security council mulls resolution to weaken militants
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Iraq violence: UN security council mulls resolution to weaken militants

The U.N. Security Council is negotiating a draft resolution to tackle Islamic State militants by financially weakening the jihadi Islamist group, stopping a flow of foreign fighters, and threatening sanctions on those who recruit and help the group.

Iraq: Militants gain control of largest hydroelectric dam
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Iraq: Militants gain control of largest hydroelectric dam

Militants from the Islamic State group have seized Iraq's largest hydroelectric dam, giving them control of enormous power and water resources and leverage over the Tigris River that runs through the heart of Baghdad.

UN Security Council condemns militant strike in Iraq
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UN Security Council condemns militant strike in Iraq

The UN Security Council on Thursday condemned attacks by the Islamic State in north Iraq and demanded those responsible be held accountable even as thousands of people affected by the conflict.

Iraq crisis: Parliament session postponed till August
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Iraq crisis: Parliament session postponed till August

Iraq's parliament says it has postponed its next session until Aug. 12 amid political deadlock over choosing a new prime minister.

Iraq may pass controversial bill allowing child marriage
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Iraq may pass controversial bill allowing child marriage

Also under the proposed measure, a husband can have sex with his wife regardless of her consent. The bill also prevents women from leaving the house without their husband's permission

Suicide bomb in Iraq kills 22, increased violence leading up to polls
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Suicide bomb in Iraq kills 22, increased violence leading up to polls

Thirteen civilians, including a woman and 12-year old child, and nine security personnel were killed, two police officers said. At least 55 other people were wounded.

Gunmen barge into city council in Iraq
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Gunmen barge into city council in Iraq

Gunmen broke into the city council of Samarra in Iraq's Salahudin province after detonating a car bomb at the entrance.

Iraq: Multiple incidents of violence leaves nearly 50 dead
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Iraq: Multiple incidents of violence leaves nearly 50 dead

Several killed and over 70 wounded in separate attacks in different parts of Iraq. Violence continues to rise after 2013 saw the highest annual death toll in recent years.