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Iraq

ISIS ‘making millions’ out of stolen oil revenues in Iraq
ISIS militants are using the revenue from seized oil fields to finance their newly-formed Islamic state in northern Iraq. Sources within the regional government say the extremist militants are “making millions” in illegal trade.

23.07.2014 07:33

ISIS militants ransack Catholic monastery in Iraq
Islamic militants have seized a monastery in northern Iraq, kicking out its Christian monks as well as Christian residents of Mosul.

21.07.2014 17:48

Convert, pay or die: Iraqi Christians flee Mosul after Islamic State ultimatum
The Islamic State has issued an ultimatum to the Christians in the town of Mosul in northern Iraq, urging them to convert to Islam, pay a religious tax or face death.

19.07.2014 16:09

ISIS surge: Over 270 killed in Syria, former US base stormed in Iraq's Tikrit
The Islamic State militant group is on the rise in Iraq and Syria after crushing Baghdad’s plans to retake Tikrit. Hundreds of troops have been captured and 270 people were murdered in a Syrian gas field following the jihadists’ biggest attack yet.

19.07.2014 12:53

​Mass executions, torture and child soldiers: UN reports 'terrible' war crimes in Iraq
More than 5,000 Iraqis have died in the violence in the country so far this year, a large proportion of them women and children suffering gruesome deaths at the hands of ISIS extremists and over-zealous security forces, says a detailed new UN report.

18.07.2014 18:50

ISIS seizing chemical materials creates pretext for Iraq power change
The seizure of Saddam-era chemical weapon stockpiles by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) not only will have dangerous implications for the security situation in Iraq, but also enflame an already combustible situation in neighboring Syria.

16.07.2014 09:31

‘Initiative in Iraq is with the Islamic State, not with Washington’
If the Islamic state doesn't have ambitions to go after Jordan or Baghdad, the Pentagon feels the US can live with Iraq as a weak mini-state, Brian Becker from the Answer Coalition told RT.

15.07.2014 11:12

I'm confused, can anyone help me? Part 2
I'm confused. Jen Psaki, US State Department spokesperson, says that the Ukrainian government has 'every right' to use air strikes against its opponents in Ukraine on the grounds that it 'is defending the country'.

15.07.2014 09:53

Gunmen kill over 30 people, including 29 women in Baghdad
Unidentified gunmen killed 33 people, including 29 women, as they attacked two apartment buildings in eastern Baghdad, AP reported citing the Interior Ministry, police, and hospital officials.

12.07.2014 21:08

Kurds seize two Iraqi oilfields and pull out of country’s unity government
Armed Kurdish forces seized control of two state-run oilfields on Friday in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk as the Kurdish political bloc withdrew from Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's government, deepening the rift between the Kurds and the PM.

11.07.2014 15:10

Blackwater awarded over $1bn from State Dept. since threat on investigator's life
The US State Department has allocated more than a billion dollars in contracts to the security firm Blackwater and its later manifestations since a top official for the company threatened a government investigator’s life in 2007.

11.07.2014 16:25

ISIS role in destruction of Iraq by transnational elite
In an orgy of disorientation by the entire transnational elite, mainly based in the G7 countries, the real significance of the events in Iraq is buried under tons of untrue claims, or half-truths.

11.07.2014 12:50

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