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From TheJournal.ie Dozens of people killed during anti-government protests in Iraq Baghdad

Dozens of people killed during anti-government protests in Iraq

Nearly 200 people have died and thousands have been wounded since the rallies first began earlier this mont.

From TheJournal.ie Week of protests in Iraq leave 30 people dead Baghdad

Week of protests in Iraq leave 30 people dead

Protesters have been angered by corruption and unemployment.

From TheJournal.ie At least 26 killed in Baghdad twin suicide blast Iraq

At least 26 killed in Baghdad twin suicide blast

This has been the second attack on the capital in three days.

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi forces seize ground from Kurds amid soaring tensions between two US allies Kirkuk

Iraqi forces seize ground from Kurds amid soaring tensions between two US allies

The US-led coalition against the Islamic State has urged the two sides to focus on fighting the extremists.

From TheJournal.ie IS claims responsibility as two separate bombings kill at least 122 in Pakistan and Iraq Terror Attacks

IS claims responsibility as two separate bombings kill at least 122 in Pakistan and Iraq

A Pakistani shrine was targeted, and a car bomb exploded in Baghdad today.

From TheJournal.ie Suicide car bomb kills at least 32 in busy Baghdad neighbourhood Sadr City

Suicide car bomb kills at least 32 in busy Baghdad neighbourhood

Many of the victims were labourers waiting for work.

From TheJournal.ie At least 12 newborn babies killed in fire at maternity hospital in Iraq Baghdad

At least 12 newborn babies killed in fire at maternity hospital in Iraq

Electrical fires are common in the Iraqi capital and elsewhere across the country because of shoddy maintenance and poor wiring.

From TheJournal.ie Baghdad death toll now at 250, making it the worst bombing since the invasion Isis

Baghdad death toll now at 250, making it the worst bombing since the invasion

An Isis suicide bomber detonated a lorry packed with explosives in the predominantly-Shia Karrada district of the Iraqi capital during preparations for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr

From TheJournal.ie At least 119 people killed as bomb attacks rock Baghdad Explosions

At least 119 people killed as bomb attacks rock Baghdad

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the bombing in a statement posted online.

From TheJournal.ie Chaos reigns in Iraq as rioters break into Baghdad's Green Zone Fortress This post contains videos

Chaos reigns in Iraq as rioters break into Baghdad's Green Zone

More than 55 people have also died in a number of bomb blasts.

From TheJournal.ie At least 30 dead after suicide bomber hits football match Baghdad

At least 30 dead after suicide bomber hits football match

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

From TheJournal.ie Group of American civilians kidnapped in Iraq Baghdad

Group of American civilians kidnapped in Iraq

The individuals were taken from an interpreter’s home in Baghdad.

From TheJournal.ie 40 years of tragedy: The hajj has been plagued by disaster Deadly Stampede

40 years of tragedy: The hajj has been plagued by disaster

Over 3,980 people have died in tragedies in the hajj since 1975.

From TheJournal.ie Isis has perfected the suicide and car bombs so they're now 'works of art' War

Isis has perfected the suicide and car bombs so they're now 'works of art'

A policeman said they were “so sophisticated that they destroyed everything”.

From TheJournal.ie US bombs Islamic State near Baghdad for first time Air Strike

US bombs Islamic State near Baghdad for first time

Last week Obama ordered a “relentless” war against the Islamic State.

From TheJournal.ie Countries to support Iraq by "any means necessary" against Islamic State Military Assistance

Countries to support Iraq by "any means necessary" against Islamic State

30 diplomats met today in Paris on the issue.

From TheJournal.ie US considers rescue mission for trapped Yazidi refugees in Iraq Nuri Al-Maliki

US considers rescue mission for trapped Yazidi refugees in Iraq

It comes as the country’s prime minister said he would sue the president in a desperate bid to cling to his job.

From TheJournal.ie 23 people have been killed by a Baghdad suicide car bomb Police Checkpoint

23 people have been killed by a Baghdad suicide car bomb

At least five of the those killed were policemen, as were eight of those wounded.

From TheJournal.ie Mass grave of 53 men, tied up and executed, found in Iraq Baghdad

Mass grave of 53 men, tied up and executed, found in Iraq

Separately today, the Iraqi prime minister has accused the Kurdish government of protecting militants.

From TheJournal.ie The US has begun flying armed drones over Iraq Iraq

The US has begun flying armed drones over Iraq

The US says that drones are purely to protect their military advisers.

From TheJournal.ie John Kerry makes unannounced trip to Iraq's Kurdish region as country teeters on the brink Tensions

John Kerry makes unannounced trip to Iraq's Kurdish region as country teeters on the brink

There is an increasingly urgent diplomatic push to stop Iraq from tearing apart.

From TheJournal.ie US support for Iraq will be "intense, sustained"... but only if leaders work towards lasting peace Insurgency

US support for Iraq will be "intense, sustained"... but only if leaders work towards lasting peace

The US Secretary of State John Kerry made the remarks today during a visit Baghdad’s Green Zone.

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi troops show strength, but ISIS captures key crossing Isis

Iraqi troops show strength, but ISIS captures key crossing

The seizure of Al-Qaim leaves just one of three official border crossings with Syria in the hands of the central government.

From TheJournal.ie Obama ready to send 300 military advisers to Iraq Action

Obama ready to send 300 military advisers to Iraq

He said that the US would be prepared to take targeted and precise military action.

From TheJournal.ie US may send 100 special forces to Baghdad: official Iraq

US may send 100 special forces to Baghdad: official

President Obama has vowed not to approve “boots on the ground” in Iraq — three years after a large American force withdrew.

From TheJournal.ie GOAL sends emergency team to Iraq as crisis worsens, ISIS close in on Baghdad Deployed

GOAL sends emergency team to Iraq as crisis worsens, ISIS close in on Baghdad

The agency warns that with the ongoing civil war in Syria, aid workers will be stretched.

From TheJournal.ie Iran offers help against militants in Iraq... but only if the US makes the first move Insurgency

Iran offers help against militants in Iraq... but only if the US makes the first move

The offer came as Iraqi commanders said the army had recaptured two towns north of Baghdad as they prepared a fightback.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know.

From TheJournal.ie US considering "all the options" as militants move towards Baghdad Crisis

US considering "all the options" as militants move towards Baghdad

President Barack Obama’s comments come after the cities of Mosul and Tikrit fell to insurgents during lightning advances.

From TheJournal.ie Militants seize Iraq's second largest city, as troops throw away uniforms and abandon posts Mosul

Militants seize Iraq's second largest city, as troops throw away uniforms and abandon posts

The militant groups have launched a series of major operations in Iraq in recent days, killing scores of people and highlighting the weakness of the country’s security forces.

From TheJournal.ie Security forces face "huge challenge" as attacks showcase strength of Iraqi militants Baghdad

Security forces face "huge challenge" as attacks showcase strength of Iraqi militants

The country is experiencing its worst violence in years.

From TheJournal.ie Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

From TheJournal.ie Militants killed after accidental explosion during bomb-making lesson Baghdad

Militants killed after accidental explosion during bomb-making lesson

Seven car bombs as well as several explosive belts were found the area.

From TheJournal.ie US pledges help to Iraqi forces in Al-Qaeda battle but insists "it is their fight" Iraq

US pledges help to Iraqi forces in Al-Qaeda battle but insists "it is their fight"

Iraq lost control of Fallujah to Al-Qaeda-linked fighters, a city where US forces repeatedly battled insurgents.

From TheJournal.ie Iraq suffers worst year of violence since 2008 2013

Iraq suffers worst year of violence since 2008

Iraq Body Count, an NGO, said that around two-thirds of deaths occurred in the second half of 2013.

From TheJournal.ie 'I didn't see any signs of fear,'- The man who oversaw Saddam's execution speaks Saddam Hussein

'I didn't see any signs of fear,'- The man who oversaw Saddam's execution speaks

In an exclusive interview with AFP, Mowaffak al-Rubaie talks about the process of putting the Iraqi dictator to death.

From TheJournal.ie Car bomb targeting Christmas mass in Baghdad leaves 17 dead Iraq

Car bomb targeting Christmas mass in Baghdad leaves 17 dead

A further 34 were injured in the attack, which happened in the Dura area of the Iraqi capital.

From TheJournal.ie Woman caught planting bomb near Iraqi primary school Iraq

Woman caught planting bomb near Iraqi primary school

The attempted bombing came a day after suicide bombers attacked a primary school and a nearby police station in northern Iraq, killing 18 people, including 10 children.

From TheJournal.ie Suicide bombers target Iraqi primary school in day of multiple attacks Iraq

Suicide bombers target Iraqi primary school in day of multiple attacks

Ten children were killed in the school attack with suicide bombers also targeting pilgrims at a Shrine as over thirty people died across the country.

From TheJournal.ie Dozens killed, more than 120 injured in Baghdad car bomb attacks Iraq

Dozens killed, more than 120 injured in Baghdad car bomb attacks

850 people have been killed in September alone as a result of Iraq violence.

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