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Iraq

Iraq’s PM Maliki gives up his post, supports his successor Abadi
Iraq’s Nouri al-Maliki has announced his resignation from the post of Prime Minister of the embattled state in a speech on state television. He said that he supported his nominated replacement in the post, Haider al-Abadi.

14.08.2014 19:53

​UK boosts financial support for 12,000 stricken Yazidis
Britain will boost its support for thousands of Yazidi refugees who have escaped from Mount Sinjar and made it to a refugee camp across the Syrian border, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced.

14.08.2014 12:17

ISIS controls 40% of Iraq’s wheat, selling it back to govt on black market – report
The Islamic State, the jihadist group formerly known as ISIS, has seized around 40 percent of Iraq’s wheat as its look to tighten its economic grip on the country. They are also looting government grain silos to sell crops on the black market.

14.08.2014 11:00

British forces sent to Iraq, but Mt. Sinjar evacuation mission 'unlikely'
British SAS soldiers have been deployed to northern Iraq to "gather intelligence" ahead of any potential rescue operation, led by the US, to airlift thousands of Yazidi refugees from Mount Sinjar.

14.08.2014 08:16

Obama may decide on deployment of ground troops in Iraq within days
A senior White House advisor announced on Wednesday that United States President Barack Obama may soon send ground troops to Iraq in order to try to rescue tens of thousands of displaced Yezidis trapped on a mountain there.

13.08.2014 17:10

Hillary Clinton says she didn't attack Obama after calling his foreign policy a 'failure'
Hillary Clinton said she was not attempting to attack President Barack Obama’s foreign policy moves in Syria and Iraq when she cited in a recent interview his administration’s “failure” to contain Islamic extremists in the region.

13.08.2014 15:56

‘US used ISIS as an instrument to reinvigorate its influence in Iraq’
After withdrawal of US forces from Iraq, American power there was waning, and the advance of ISIS, or the Islamic State, became a tool for the US to restore its influence in Iraq, Middle East expert Zayd Alisa told RT.

13.08.2014 09:57

Islamic State supporters leaflet Central London, declaring ‘dawn of a new era’
Supporters of the extreme militant group, Islamic State (formerly ISIS), handed out leaflets in central London calling on Muslims to pledge religious allegiance to their cause, witnesses say.

13.08.2014 08:38

Iraq crisis: UK steps up role with move to support Kurds, Yazidis against ISIS
Britain is to transport military supplies from other states to Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State (IS) jihadist militants in northern Iraq and will strengthen its aid mission there, the government announced.

13.08.2014 08:10

France to supply weapons to Kurdish forces in Iraq
France is to join the club of Western nations directly assisting Iraqi Kurds. Paris said the Kurds are in “urgent need” of support to fight against the radical Islamic State group.

13.08.2014 10:40

​Iraq – a crisis for the Western elites? Or is it all going to plan?
It has all turned out rather differently from how those very distinguished neocon “experts”’ told us it would, hasn’t it?

13.08.2014 09:24

‘ISIS is manifestation of US imperial agenda for the Middle East’
The US and its Western allies will use the strategic situation on the ground in Iraq to their advantage, Eric Draitser, independent geopolitical analyst told RT, adding that Washington is seeking to dismantle Iraq using ISIS as a backdoor.

13.08.2014 02:56