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#Iraq

From TheJournal.ie What to do? The EU is to hold an extraordinary meeting on Iraq Escalation

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Wednesday 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Ireland will take in a small number of families fleeing the violence in Iraq Potential Genocide

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 20,000 Iraqis face 'mass atrocity and potential genocide within days or hours' Time To Get Out

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why thousands of Yazidi people are trapped on an Iraq mountain Iraq

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Who else, besides Americans, are flying military jets in Iraq? They might not be Iraqis... Islamic State

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish oil and gas firm evacuates Iraq staff Kurdistan

Irish oil and gas firm evacuates Iraq staff

Petroceltic said the move is “precautionary”.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Britain has started airdropping food and water to besieged Yazidi Islamic State

Britain has started airdropping food and water to besieged Yazidi

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

From TheJournal.ie No end in sight: Obama warns that new US intervention in Iraq is a "long-term project" Back In Iraq

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Over 28,000 meals and 5,600 litres of water dropped over northern Iraq amid continued air strikes Islamic State

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

US warplanes bombed Islamic State positions in northern Iraq yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Here's What Happened Today: Friday Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

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

From TheJournal.ie US launches air strike against Islamic State militants in Iraq Isis

US launches air strike against Islamic State militants in Iraq

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

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Friday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the US go ahead with Iraq air strikes? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

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

The 9 at 9: Friday

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

From TheJournal.ie Here's What Happened Today: Thursday News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

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

From TheJournal.ie President Obama is considering air strikes in Iraq - reports Isis

President Obama is considering air strikes in Iraq - reports

One source said his decision was “imminent.”

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of Iraqis flee ISIS militants in panic as France calls 'urgent' UNSC meeting Iraq

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Our children wake up crying in the night... Isis has stolen our lives' Iraq This post contains images

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí, Microsoft and Hello Kitty: The week in numbers In Numbers

Gardaí, Microsoft and Hello Kitty: The week in numbers

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

From TheJournal.ie Tensions flare as Kurds claim control of disputed northern oilfields in Iraq Crisis

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Iran might be helping Iraq to fight ISIS by providing military jets CALIPHATE

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

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

From TheJournal.ie US sends 300 more troops to Iraq Feet On The Ground

US sends 300 more troops to Iraq

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

From TheJournal.ie Declaration of Isis caliphate doesn't mean anything, says US United States

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

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

From TheJournal.ie ISIS declares a new Islamic state in Iraq Isis

ISIS declares a new Islamic state in Iraq

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.

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi forces attempt to retake northern city of Tikrit Escalating

Iraqi forces attempt to retake northern city of Tikrit

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: An opponent like ISIS cannot be defeated through standard military action Iraq Crisis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie $500 million to be spent training rebels, as US steps up Syria involvement Military

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

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

From TheJournal.ie US troops flow into Iraq as ISIS continues advances Iraq

US troops flow into Iraq as ISIS continues advances

Another four teams will arrive in the coming days.

From The42 Islamic militants congratulate Messi on goal, invite him to 'join the jihadist call' Approach This post contains videos

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

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

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 In one of his last outings, Eamon Gilmore to discuss what to do in Iraq with other EU ministers Foreign Affairs

In one of his last outings, Eamon Gilmore to discuss what to do in Iraq with other EU ministers

“The surge in violence represents a serious threat to the security, not only of the Iraqi people, but of the whole region,” said Eamon Gilmore.