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Iraqi Parliament Votes To Dismiss Defense Minister

Iraqi Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi has received a no-confidence vote from parliament over corruption allegations. More

Finland Arrests Man Suspected In 2014 Massacre Of Iraqi Soldiers

Finnish police authorities said they arrested an Iraqi man on suspicion of taking part in a 2014 mass killing of Iraqi soldiers by Islamic State militants. More

Turkey's Erdogan, Iraq's Barzani Talk About Closing Schools Linked To Gulen

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iraq's Kurdish regional President Masud Barzani have discussed shutting down Iraqi schools affiliated with Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkey blames for last month's failed military coup. More

UN Slams Executions In Iraq

The United Nations says Iraq has executed 36 men without proper trial. More

UNHCR Bracing For Massive Displacement From Iraq’s Mosul

The UN's refugee agency has warned that over 1 million people could be uprooted by the military operation to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State extremist group. More

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IS Has 'Metastasized,' Says Pulitzer Winner

Far from appearing out of nowhere, the radical Islamic State group is the result of a transformation rooted in the Sunni insurgency that followed the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, argues Joby Warrick
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Explainer: What's Behind Sudden Clashes In Northwestern Iran?

Clashes erupted this month between Kurdish fighters and Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), with each side claiming to have inflicted casualties on the other. Why the sudden flare-up?
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