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Sistani: Iraq leaders must not cling to power
Iraq's top cleric says political leaders should not cling to their posts, in apparent reference to PM Nouri al-Maliki.
Last updated: 26 Jul 2014 00:08 GMT
Kurdish forces seize disputed oilfield
Kurdish region claims disputed northern oilfield as twin bombings at the entrance to province's capital kill 31.
Last updated: 12 Jul 2014 14:01 GMT
Iraq: A military solution to a political problem?
The unconditional nature of foreign military aid has contributed to Maliki's rigidity in solving the conflict in Iraq.
Last updated: 06 Jul 2014 09:05 GMT
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
Iraqi PM offers amnesty to rebel Sunni tribes
Maliki says rebel call for new caliphate threatens entire region as deadly clashes erupt in Shia holy city of Karbala.
Last updated: 03 Jul 2014 09:28 GMT
Shias killed in clashes with Iraqi police
At least 25 people are killed as Iraqi police stop a march by supporters of outspoken Shia leader in Karbala.
Last updated: 02 Jul 2014 13:48 GMT
Iraqis fear sectarian violence in Baghdad
As violence edges closer to the capital, scores of Iraqis are desperately trying to leave the country.
Last updated: 30 Jun 2014 11:05 GMT
Iraqi political divide widens amid fighting
Former PM Iyad Allawi calls on supporters to boycott crucial parliamentary vote on formation of new government.
Last updated: 29 Jun 2014 20:52 GMT
Iraq's Kurds rule out giving up Kirkuk
Massoud Barzani says ambition of incorporating city "achieved", amid growing calls for inclusive government in Baghdad.
Last updated: 28 Jun 2014 16:52 GMT
Iraq policies mired in contradictions
US, Iranian, and Iraqi officials have been woefully unclear and inconsistent regarding the crisis in Iraq.
Last updated: 26 Jun 2014 11:13 GMT
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