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Iraq

Hellfire in Iraq opportunity for Kurdish oil players
Iraq’s crumbling authority could be a golden opportunity for smaller oil companies that operate in the Kurdish north. Britain’s Genel Energy, a key operator in the region, stands to gain as other companies are driven out.

01.07.2014 10:30

‘Independent Kurdistan can hasten spread of jihad’
The formation of an official Kurdistan could accelerate the fragmenting of the regional order, including the breakup of Iraq and Syria, and the spread of Islamic jihad into Jordan and potentially Saudi Arabia, independent journalist Larry Everest told RT.

01.07.2014 13:04

Amid Iraq’s carnage, preserving its ancient World Heritage sites may offer a glimmer of hope
And so the latest in the surrealist horror show that the nightly news on Iraq has become, offers a rich narrative mine, at least for a writer working on a political travelogue of ancient sites. Once again, the Mongol hordes are at the gates.

01.07.2014 09:42

More than 2,400 killed in Iraq in June, highest monthly toll since 2007
At least 2,417 people have been killed in Iraq in June 2014, the majority of them civilians, according to figures released by the United Nations. The death toll in the violence-plagued country is the highest since May 2007.

01.07.2014 04:55

White House announces an additional 300 troops to Iraq
Less than a week after announcing the deployment of additional US personnel to Iraq, the White House has said that up to 300 more troops are being sent to the country to bolster security at key facilities amid an organized push by ISIS militants.

30.06.2014 23:51

‘We had to get out’: RT talks to Iraqi refugees from ISIS-occupied regions
The ISIS offensive against Christian villages in northern Iraq forced tens of thousands to flee their homes. Exhausted and terrified, refugees found safe haven in Kurdish-held territory. They left everything behind and are now uncertain about the future.

30.06.2014 15:06

Islamic bogeyman in Syria strikes fear in Washington
High-ranking US officials, while offering little in way of evidence to support their claims, are sounding the alarm on the possibility of foreigners in Syria initiating an attack on the US, sparking fears over airport security.

30.06.2014 12:36

'Turks kidnapped by ISIS come from one of the biggest mistakes of the Turkish govt’
Turkey cannot do anything to save its kidnapped people, so the Kurdish Peshmerga came into the picture and the Iraqi Kurdish leader is now the protector of the Turcomans rather than the state, Professor of International Relations Hussein Bagchi told RT.

30.06.2014 09:57

Blackwater Iraqi chief threatened to kill US govt. inspector - newspaper
A senior official of the notorious private security company Blackwater allegedly threatened to kill a government investigator probing the firm’s Iraqi operation. The US embassy sided with him and forced the inspector to cut the visit short.

30.06.2014 08:01

Israeli PM Netanyahu endorses Kurdish independence citing chaos in Iraq
Citing the “collapse” of Iraq amid the ISIS insurgency and sectarian violence, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has endorsed the de-facto independence of Iraqi Kurds. Netanyahu has also called to support the “Kurdish aspiration for independence.”

29.06.2014 17:38

ISIS crucify eight anti-Assad fighters in Syria – watchdog
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/ISIS) fighters have publically executed and crucified eight rebels who were fighting both Assad and jihadists, according to a monitoring group using information from local sources.

29.06.2014 14:41

Target ISIS: First batch of Russian fighter jets arrives in Iraq
The first delivery of Russian Sukhoi fighter jets arrived in Iraq on Saturday, the country’s Defense Ministry said. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is hoping the jets will make a key difference in the fight against ISIS.

28.06.2014 23:24