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

Jun 8th 2014, 12:44 PM 5,257 Views 48 Comments

The country is experiencing its worst violence in years.

Cancer patients forced from their own countries can't access treatment
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Cancer patients forced from their own countries can't access treatment

May 26th 2014, 7:15 AM 5,963 Views 7 Comments

The United Nations is worried about refugees from Syria and Iraq.

Mortars target Iraq voting centres as polls open in first election since US troops left
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Mortars target Iraq voting centres as polls open in first election since US troops left

Apr 30th 2014, 7:54 AM 2,601 Views 25 Comments

The country’s prime minister said he is certain of winning.

‘Killing sprees’: Number of people executed worldwide spiked in 2013
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‘Killing sprees’: Number of people executed worldwide spiked in 2013

Mar 27th 2014, 6:50 AM 10,531 Views 66 Comments

Amnesty International say it is due to a large number of people being put to death in Iran and Iraq.

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
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Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Mar 9th 2014, 10:00 AM 12,665 Views 1 Comment

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

Military investigating photos of US Marines burning bodies
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Military investigating photos of US Marines burning bodies

Jan 16th 2014, 10:44 AM 10,375 Views 58 Comments

The photos were released yesterday and show what’s believed to be Iraqi insurgents being burned.

Britain rejects Iraq torture claims
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Britain rejects Iraq torture claims

Jan 12th 2014, 7:29 PM 6,104 Views 21 Comments

The British government says complaints to the International Criminal Court are “unnecessary”.

Car bombings kill 13 civilians in Iraqi capital
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Car bombings kill 13 civilians in Iraqi capital

Jan 12th 2014, 10:37 AM 3,848 Views 37 Comments

The deadliest blast occurred at a bustling bus station in central Baghdad, killing nine people.

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday
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Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Jan 6th 2014, 10:47 PM 32,714 Views 14 Comments

Today everybody’s been talking about waves and flooding, NAMA making a big sale and Matt Cooper with Dennis Rodman in North Korea.

Iraqi PM urges residents of Fallujah to expel militants to avoid "major attack"
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Iraqi PM urges residents of Fallujah to expel militants to avoid "major attack"

Jan 6th 2014, 10:54 AM 3,770 Views 28 Comments

Security forces in Iraq plan to retake the city, which fell to rebel forces a week ago.

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

Jan 5th 2014, 10:25 AM 5,866 Views 76 Comments

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

Iraq's Fallujah falls to Al-Qaeda militants as 55 are killed
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Iraq's Fallujah falls to Al-Qaeda militants as 55 are killed

Jan 4th 2014, 7:00 PM 12,595 Views 85 Comments

Fighting erupted in the Ramadi area on Monday, when security forces broke up an anti-government protest camp.

Iraq suffers worst year of violence since 2008
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Iraq suffers worst year of violence since 2008

Jan 1st 2014, 2:31 PM 5,902 Views 64 Comments

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

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

Dec 27th 2013, 3:18 PM 20,135 Views 54 Comments

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

America is sending missiles and drones to Iraq
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America is sending missiles and drones to Iraq

Dec 26th 2013, 7:39 PM 9,503 Views 58 Comments

The weapons were shipped on the back of increased Al-Qaeda violence.

Car bomb targeting Christmas mass in Baghdad leaves 17 dead
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Car bomb targeting Christmas mass in Baghdad leaves 17 dead

Dec 25th 2013, 11:34 AM 4,595 Views 21 Comments

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

Iraq executions top 150 this year so far
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Iraq executions top 150 this year so far

Nov 23rd 2013, 10:30 AM 5,948 Views 20 Comments

The level of death sentences carried out is at highest since 2008 – even though critics say that conviction procedures fall short of international standards.

Shane Curran to warm up for Connacht championship by working in Iraq
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Shane Curran to warm up for Connacht championship by working in Iraq

Oct 16th 2013, 8:00 AM 10,005 Views 11 Comments

St Brigid’s goalkeeper heads abroad next week before his club start their provincial title defence next week.

Woman caught planting bomb near Iraqi primary school
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Woman caught planting bomb near Iraqi primary school

Oct 7th 2013, 3:04 PM 6,185 Views 34 Comments

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.

Suicide bombers target Iraqi primary school in day of multiple attacks
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Suicide bombers target Iraqi primary school in day of multiple attacks

Oct 6th 2013, 7:25 PM 4,385 Views 35 Comments

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.

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

Sep 30th 2013, 11:52 AM 2,413 Views 50 Comments

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

At least 48 killed in Iraq bombings
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At least 48 killed in Iraq bombings

Sep 15th 2013, 3:07 PM 3,191 Views 26 Comments

Car bombs in cities across Iraq killed at least 48 people today, officials have said.

Government announces further €1 million in aid for Syria refugees
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Government announces further €1 million in aid for Syria refugees

Sep 3rd 2013, 8:56 AM 3,550 Views 76 Comments

Minister Joe Costello says the crisis equates to “almost every child under the age of eighteen being forced to flee their homes”.

Number of Syrian refugees passes 2 million mark
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Number of Syrian refugees passes 2 million mark

Sep 3rd 2013, 8:31 AM 2,904 Views 16 Comments

A year ago, the figure was around 230,000. One million Syrian children are now living as refugees.

Fort Hood shooter found guilty, faces death penalty
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Fort Hood shooter found guilty, faces death penalty

Aug 23rd 2013, 8:42 PM 6,819 Views 34 Comments

Nidal Hasan had openly declared he carried out the killings, fuelling suspicions he is actively seeking the death penalty.

A 'Free Bradley Manning' protest to be held at US Embassy, Dublin
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A 'Free Bradley Manning' protest to be held at US Embassy, Dublin

Aug 21st 2013, 6:32 PM 5,187 Views 78 Comments

The Irish Anti War Movement (IAWM) say they expect a crowd of between 10 and 100.

Bradley Manning to be sentenced tomorrow
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Bradley Manning to be sentenced tomorrow

Aug 20th 2013, 7:40 PM 5,869 Views 46 Comments

25-year-old Manning faces a maximum potential sentence of 90 years in jail.

Iraqis blame government for not stopping Eid attacks
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Iraqis blame government for not stopping Eid attacks

Aug 11th 2013, 11:35 AM 3,360 Views 7 Comments

The violence wounded more than 320 people and has been roundly condemned.

Wave of bombings in Iraq during holiday kills 69
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Wave of bombings in Iraq during holiday kills 69

Aug 10th 2013, 8:16 PM 4,606 Views 10 Comments

The death toll is the highest since assaults in July near Baghdad.

Over 620 people have died in Iraq in July, its deadliest month in 2013
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Over 620 people have died in Iraq in July, its deadliest month in 2013

Jul 24th 2013, 7:30 AM 2,499 Views 22 Comments

Another 1,395 people were also wounded through to yesterday, according to AFP figures based on reports from security and medical sources as violence spirals in the country.

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
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Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Jul 23rd 2013, 10:20 PM 22,470 Views 21 Comments

Everybody’s talking about the abortion bill being passed, John Perry and the first picture of the new royal baby.

Al-Qaeda claims responsibility for freeing militants from Iraqi prisons
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Al-Qaeda claims responsibility for freeing militants from Iraqi prisons

Jul 23rd 2013, 5:52 PM 3,580 Views 17 Comments

Over 40 people were killed in assaults on the jails that freed militants including top leaders.

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday
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Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Jul 22nd 2013, 10:13 PM 20,101 Views 20 Comments

Everyone’s talking about the Royal baby, a judgment against a government minister and tragedy on the roads and in the water.

Nearly 1,000 jobs outside of Ireland advertised on government website
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Nearly 1,000 jobs outside of Ireland advertised on government website

Jul 4th 2013, 6:45 AM 9,717 Views 37 Comments

The Department of Social Protection is advertising hundreds of positions overseas for jobseekers in Ireland.

33 dead in Iraq attacks, including suicide bomb at funeral
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33 dead in Iraq attacks, including suicide bomb at funeral

Jul 1st 2013, 10:01 PM 3,828 Views 34 Comments

More than 2,500 people have been killed in Iraq in the past three months alone as violence in the country surges.

Attacks on police spark fears of renewed sectarian war in Iraq
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Attacks on police spark fears of renewed sectarian war in Iraq

Jun 28th 2013, 6:15 PM 2,553 Views 10 Comments

15 people were killed today in attacks against police and anti-Al-Qaeda militiamen bringing the death toll in the country to 1,500 in the last three months.

One person became a refugee every four seconds last year
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One person became a refugee every four seconds last year

Jun 19th 2013, 8:01 AM 3,044 Views 49 Comments

Over one million people fled across international borders last year with 6.5 million displaced in their own home countries.

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
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Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Jun 2nd 2013, 10:00 AM 13,985 Views 5 Comments

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

Iraq tries to win tourists back by rebuilding ancient arch
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Iraq tries to win tourists back by rebuilding ancient arch

Jun 1st 2013, 5:30 PM 10,094 Views 29 Comments

The world’s largest brick-built arch has survived for more than 1,400 years – but it has fallen into disrepair in recent years.

Iraq hit by worst violence since 2008
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Iraq hit by worst violence since 2008

Jun 1st 2013, 11:56 AM 5,274 Views 57 Comments

More than 1,000 people were killed during May, according to the United Nations.