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Iraq air raids hit 'rebel positions in Baiji'
Military announces new push on key oil refinery as Shia religious leader deplores failure to form coalition government.
Last updated: 04 Jul 2014 14:09 GMT
US promises Iraq 'intense' support
Visiting Baghdad, Kerry calls advances by Sunni armed groups "existential threat" and urges greater power-sharing.
Last updated: 24 Jun 2014 04:52 GMT
Kerry in Baghdad to discuss Iraq crisis
US secretary of state due to meet Shia prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, and top Sunni and Kurdish leaders.
Last updated: 23 Jun 2014 12:08 GMT
Sunni rebels seize more towns in Iraq
Fighters led by ISIL capture more territory as Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki comes under growing pressure.
Last updated: 22 Jun 2014 08:56 GMT
Iraqi Shia groups rally in show of power
Thousands parade across country after powerful cleric Moqtada al-Sadr calls on supporters to turn out in force.
Last updated: 22 Jun 2014 04:30 GMT
Is al-Assad losing control?
As the fighting has reached Damascus, we ask if it is a sign that the war in Syria is moving towards a resolution.
Last updated: 22 Jul 2012 11:26 GMT
Syria strikes back at rebels in Damascus
Soldiers backed by tanks and helicopters recapture Midan district, but rebels attack other areas and border crossings.
Last updated: 21 Jul 2012 10:44 GMT
Iraq politician targeted in attack
At least six die in Anbar province in blasts near home of politician from Allawi's bloc.
Last updated: 28 Mar 2010 16:43 GMT
Website says al-Zarqawi fighter killed
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in a statement posted on the internet has said senior al-Qaida fighter Abd Allah al-Rashoud was killed in action near the western Iraqi town of Qaim.
Last updated: 23 Jun 2005 14:39 GMT
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