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'Our priority is to arm the Peshmerga'
Kurds plead for more weapons to take on ISIL amid tensions with Baghdad over the role of the Peshmerga.
Last updated: 28 Oct 2014 10:08 GMT
Iraq army pressured by ISIL in west: official
US defence officials say Iraqi military in a precarious position as it battles ISIL forces west of Baghdad.
Last updated: 11 Oct 2014 08:38 GMT
Will northern Syria become another Northern Cyprus?
Turkey may be plotting to install a reliable, Ankara-friendly pseudo-government in northern Syria.
Last updated: 11 Oct 2014 08:13 GMT
Iraqis sceptical about war on ISIL
Iraqis support campaign against ISIL but are doubtful about its outcome.
Mohammed A Salih
Last updated: 25 Sep 2014 05:11 GMT
Iraq parliament rejects PM security nominees
Parliament rejects prime minister's nominees for crucial defence and interior ministry posts as US intensifies strikes.
Last updated: 16 Sep 2014 17:25 GMT
Will IS campaign broaden sectarian divide?
Sunnis believed to have helped the Islamic State group are reportedly subject to revenge.
Last updated: 14 Sep 2014 12:31 GMT
Obama's war and the Mosul variable
Long term viability of Obama's strategy depends on the people of Mosul and their relationship with the Islamic State.
Last updated: 14 Sep 2014 07:25 GMT
Obama's IS plan and its Middle East champions
While Obama's broadcast went out to a US audience, it raised questions on how Obama's Arab partners will fight IS.
Last updated: 11 Sep 2014 13:39 GMT
The enduring short-sightedness of Iraq policies
A narrow focus on the Islamic State group and northern Iraq may lead to disaster - again.
Lord Alex Carlile of Berriew
Last updated: 10 Sep 2014 10:50 GMT
Iraq's parliament approves new government
Haider al-Abbadi officially named Iraq's new PM and most ministerial posts filled following political wrangling.
Last updated: 09 Sep 2014 05:12 GMT
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3D printing and the future of disaster relief
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Protecting Mongolia's parent-less children
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