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Some EU countries will be arming Kurdish fighters in Iraq - but Ireland won't be one of them
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Some EU countries will be arming Kurdish fighters in Iraq - but Ireland won't be one of them

Aug 15th 2014, 5:35 PM 8,608 Views 113 Comments

The decision follows a rare summer meeting of EU foreign ministers, including Charlie Flanagan, in Brussels today.

Iraqi PM throws in the towel on his bid to stay in power
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Iraqi PM throws in the towel on his bid to stay in power

Aug 15th 2014, 9:11 AM 4,810 Views 21 Comments

Nuri al-Maliki was facing huge pressure to step down.

US troops in Iraq find plight of refugees 'better than feared'
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US troops in Iraq find plight of refugees 'better than feared'

Aug 14th 2014, 8:10 AM 6,127 Views 12 Comments

The Pentagon said an evacuation is now far less likely.

What to do? The EU is to hold an extraordinary meeting on Iraq
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What to do? The EU is to hold an extraordinary meeting on Iraq

Aug 13th 2014, 8:56 PM 5,552 Views 29 Comments

Charlie Flanagan says the EU needs a “strong and unified response to the terror in Northern Iraq”.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday
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The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Aug 13th 2014, 4:52 PM 5,779 Views 0 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Ireland will take in a small number of families fleeing the violence in Iraq
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Ireland will take in a small number of families fleeing the violence in Iraq

Aug 13th 2014, 12:24 PM 7,030 Views 65 Comments

As much as €500,000 in emergency funding will also be provided to organisations working in the area.

20,000 Iraqis face 'mass atrocity and potential genocide within days or hours'
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20,000 Iraqis face 'mass atrocity and potential genocide within days or hours'

Aug 13th 2014, 7:25 AM 6,447 Views 56 Comments

The US is assessing how to evacuate up to 30,000 civilians off a mountain that is besieged by extremists.

Explainer: Why thousands of Yazidi people are trapped on an Iraq mountain
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Explainer: Why thousands of Yazidi people are trapped on an Iraq mountain

Aug 12th 2014, 8:20 AM 29,166 Views 129 Comments

We look at what’s happening in Northern Iraq as the Islamic State (formerly ISIS) continues its attacks, causing thousands to flee.

Who else, besides Americans, are flying military jets in Iraq? They might not be Iraqis...
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Who else, besides Americans, are flying military jets in Iraq? They might not be Iraqis...

Aug 11th 2014, 3:30 PM 20,614 Views 68 Comments

Russians or Iranians might have piloted planes that targeted Islamic State militants last week.

Irish oil and gas firm evacuates Iraq staff
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Irish oil and gas firm evacuates Iraq staff

Aug 11th 2014, 12:20 PM 8,027 Views 17 Comments

Petroceltic said the move is “precautionary”.

US considers rescue mission for trapped Yazidi refugees in Iraq
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US considers rescue mission for trapped Yazidi refugees in Iraq

Aug 11th 2014, 6:33 AM 6,643 Views 47 Comments

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

Opinion: The Syrian Civil War has moved out of the limelight – and towards its endgame
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Opinion: The Syrian Civil War has moved out of the limelight – and towards its endgame

Aug 10th 2014, 12:00 PM 26 Views 47 Comments

Moderate rebels are being squeezed simultaneously by IS and Assad regime forces.

Britain has started airdropping food and water to besieged Yazidi
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Britain has started airdropping food and water to besieged Yazidi

Aug 10th 2014, 10:56 AM 6,864 Views 63 Comments

US forces said they had “successfully (conducted) four airstrikes to defend Yazidi civilians being indiscriminately attacked”.

No end in sight: Obama warns that new US intervention in Iraq is a "long-term project"
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No end in sight: Obama warns that new US intervention in Iraq is a "long-term project"

Aug 9th 2014, 6:08 PM 6,772 Views 55 Comments

Air strikes began yesterday and don’t look like ending any time soon.

Over 28,000 meals and 5,600 litres of water dropped over northern Iraq amid continued air strikes
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Over 28,000 meals and 5,600 litres of water dropped over northern Iraq amid continued air strikes

Aug 9th 2014, 7:15 AM 6,004 Views 47 Comments

US warplanes bombed Islamic State positions in northern Iraq yesterday.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday
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Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Aug 8th 2014, 11:20 PM 16,263 Views 2 Comments

Everyone’s talking about US strikes on Iraq, a new weather warning, and an Irish woman charged over baby death.

US launches air strike against Islamic State militants in Iraq
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US launches air strike against Islamic State militants in Iraq

Aug 8th 2014, 11:18 PM 17,113 Views 121 Comments

President Obama had authorised the strikes to halt what he said was a potential “genocide.”

The 5 at 5: Friday
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The 5 at 5: Friday

Aug 8th 2014, 4:45 PM 7,061 Views 2 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Poll: Should the US go ahead with Iraq air strikes?
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Poll: Should the US go ahead with Iraq air strikes?

Aug 8th 2014, 9:13 AM 11,764 Views 188 Comments

Obama said warplanes will launch strikes if neccessary – do you agree?

The 9 at 9: Friday
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The 9 at 9: Friday

Aug 8th 2014, 8:21 AM 9,199 Views 5 Comments

It’s Friday – and here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
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Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Aug 7th 2014, 11:05 PM 14,118 Views 6 Comments

Everyone’s talking about Obama considering hitting Iraq, Russia’s ban on EU food, and Denis O’Brien…

President Obama is considering air strikes in Iraq - reports
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President Obama is considering air strikes in Iraq - reports

Aug 7th 2014, 11:03 PM 15,320 Views 144 Comments

One source said his decision was “imminent.”

Thousands of Iraqis flee ISIS militants in panic as France calls 'urgent' UNSC meeting
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Thousands of Iraqis flee ISIS militants in panic as France calls 'urgent' UNSC meeting

Aug 7th 2014, 4:05 PM 6,126 Views 73 Comments

The situation for Iraqis in the north-west of their country ” is becoming increasingly dire” according to an Amnesty adviser in the area.

Opinion: 'Our children wake up crying in the night... Isis has stolen our lives'
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Opinion: 'Our children wake up crying in the night... Isis has stolen our lives'

Jul 29th 2014, 2:05 PM 226 Views 129 Comments

Christian families in Mosul are being given four stark choices: convert to Islam, pay a tax for non-Muslims, leave the city, or have their heads cut off.

Gardaí, Microsoft and Hello Kitty: The week in numbers
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Gardaí, Microsoft and Hello Kitty: The week in numbers

Jul 19th 2014, 7:30 PM 7,486 Views 10 Comments

Plus: At what age do people begin to feel most confident about their looks?

Tensions flare as Kurds claim control of disputed northern oilfields in Iraq
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Tensions flare as Kurds claim control of disputed northern oilfields in Iraq

Jul 11th 2014, 6:16 PM 6,591 Views 13 Comments

The move has put strain on the frayed relationship between Iraqi and Kurdish leaders.

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

Jul 9th 2014, 4:51 PM 5,495 Views 18 Comments

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

While chaos reigns in Iraq, the Kurds want to form an independent state
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While chaos reigns in Iraq, the Kurds want to form an independent state

Jul 3rd 2014, 7:58 PM 5,699 Views 35 Comments

Forces on the ground are struggling to break the stalemate with militants.

Iran might be helping Iraq to fight ISIS by providing military jets
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Iran might be helping Iraq to fight ISIS by providing military jets

Jul 2nd 2014, 7:35 PM 8,201 Views 52 Comments

Iraq had previously received a shipment of the SU-25 jets from Russia.

US sends 300 more troops to Iraq
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US sends 300 more troops to Iraq

Jul 1st 2014, 7:27 AM 3,315 Views 27 Comments

The move raises the total U.S. troop presence in Iraq to approximately 750, the Pentagon said.

Declaration of Isis caliphate doesn't mean anything, says US
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Declaration of Isis caliphate doesn't mean anything, says US

Jun 30th 2014, 8:54 PM 7,367 Views 40 Comments

The militants, who have seized a large swath of territory in northern and western Iraq.

ISIS declares a new Islamic state in Iraq
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ISIS declares a new Islamic state in Iraq

Jun 30th 2014, 7:14 AM 7,132 Views 71 Comments

Muslim extremists have long dreamed of recreating the Islamic state, or caliphate, that ruled over the Middle East, much of North Africa and beyond in various forms.

Iraqi forces attempt to retake northern city of Tikrit
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Iraqi forces attempt to retake northern city of Tikrit

Jun 29th 2014, 7:13 PM 5,304 Views 43 Comments

Tikrit is said to be a hotbed of antipathy toward Iraq’s Shiite-led government.

Opinion: An opponent like ISIS cannot be defeated through standard military action
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Opinion: An opponent like ISIS cannot be defeated through standard military action

Jun 29th 2014, 12:00 PM 16 Views 57 Comments

Conventional military action by America, along the lines of their previous tactics in Iraq, will be ineffective in defeating ISIS.

Iraq receives delivery of Russian warplanes... but it might not have any pilots to fly them
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Iraq receives delivery of Russian warplanes... but it might not have any pilots to fly them

Jun 29th 2014, 9:12 AM 9,690 Views 60 Comments

The only pilots with experience of the jets are those from Saddam Hussein’s air force.

The US has begun flying armed drones over Iraq
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The US has begun flying armed drones over Iraq

Jun 28th 2014, 10:07 AM 6,716 Views 65 Comments

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

"We were afraid for our children": 10,000 flee Iraq town
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"We were afraid for our children": 10,000 flee Iraq town

Jun 27th 2014, 3:08 PM 4,010 Views 18 Comments

The mostly Christian town was shelled with mortars, residents and the UNHCR said today.

$500 million to be spent training rebels, as US steps up Syria involvement
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$500 million to be spent training rebels, as US steps up Syria involvement

Jun 27th 2014, 7:48 AM 5,517 Views 137 Comments

They White House says it intends to “ramp up US support to the moderate Syrian opposition”.

US troops flow into Iraq as ISIS continues advances
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US troops flow into Iraq as ISIS continues advances

Jun 25th 2014, 9:14 AM 6,532 Views 21 Comments

Another four teams will arrive in the coming days.

Islamic militants congratulate Messi on goal, invite him to 'join the jihadist call'
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Islamic militants congratulate Messi on goal, invite him to 'join the jihadist call'

Jun 24th 2014, 5:23 PM 5,089 Views 2 Comments

Lionel Messi picked up some new admirers with his last-minute winner against Iran.