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Invading Iraq prevented Syria-like civil war, claims Tony Blair

Iraq would have been engulfed in a civil war like that in Syria if Britain had not invaded it, Tony Blair has claimed.

At least 49 killed in several Baghdad bomb blasts

There is devastation in several parts of Baghdad after a series of bomb attacks that killed at least 49 people on Monday night.

'Beatings & Burning': Dossier accusing UK of Iraq war crimes goes to ICC

The ICC has been urged to investigate the alleged war crimes of UK politicians during the Iraq conflict. A dossier detailing reports of sexual assault, torture and mock executions carried out by British soldiers in Iraq has been submitted to the Court

'Beatings & Burning': Dossier accusing UK of Iraq war crimes goes to ICC

Al-Qaeda armies seize entire Iraqi cities in chaos left behind by war

The black flag of Al-Qaeda was this week raised over two Iraq cities which are now under the control of Jihadists bent on creating a new Islamic nation. But the real blood-letting is yet to begin, warn experts, as the Iraqi army and tribal militias mobilise, and prepare to counter-attack. 

Al-Qaeda armies seize entire Iraqi cities in chaos left behind by war

Bombs, Blood, Brutality: Iraq endless warzone as militants capture Fallujah

A new wave of bombings has ripped through commercial districts of the Iraqi capital, killing at least 20 people. That's as the country's army could be preparing to attack and recapture Fallujah after an Al-Qaeda-linked group gained foothold there. 

Bombs, Blood, Brutality: Iraq endless warzone as militants capture Fallujah

Saudi Arms Shipments Waiting behind Iraq's Borders with Syria

Tens of vehicles carrying arms shipments from Saudi Arabia failed to cross the Iraqi border into Syria due to the Iraqi army’s ongoing operations in the Western Al-Anbar province which borders Syria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

Confirmed: 2013 deadliest for Iraq since 2008, UN estimates

A total of 8,868 people, including 7,818 civilians, have been killed in violent attacks across Iraq in 2013, the United Nations reports – the highest annual death toll in the war-torn country in five years.

Iraq Teeters on the Edge as Political Violence Spikes

44 Iraqi MPs announced their resignation Monday demanding 'the withdrawal of the army... and the release of MP Ahmed al-Alwani'.

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US secretly sends Hellfire missiles, drones to Iraq

In an attempt to beat back gains by Al-Qaeda-linked insurgents, the United States is moving “dozens” of Hellfire missiles and surveillance drones into Iraq.

The Changing Contours of US Imperial Intervention in World Conflicts

Following the Vietnam War, US imperial intervention passed through several phases: In the immediate aftermath, the US government faced a humiliating military defeat at the hands of the Vietnamese liberation forces and was under pressure from an American public sick and tired of war.Imperial military interventions, domestic espionage against opponents and usual practice of fomenting coups d’état (regime change) declined.

Another ‘Bogus’ Contract in Iraq Revealed

A Swiss-based Iraqi engineer exposes what appears to be another multi-billion dollar scam in which the Iraqi government of Nouri Al-Maliki is implicated.

Implications for Iraq?

There are good reasons why Iraqis should not celebrate the new Iranian-US rapprochement

Wave of car bombs across Baghdad kills at least 51

A wave of car bombs exploded across Baghdad this morning, killing at least 51 people and wounding more than 100, officials said.

Mortar round hits Iraqi consulate in Damascus

An Iraqi woman was killed on Thursday when a mortar round slammed into Iraq's consulate in the Syrian capital Damascus, a diplomat told AFP.

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Nearly two dozen die in another day of carnage in Iraq

Nearly two dozen people have died and 50 others have been wounded in bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

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Obama's Syria push stymied by Iraq fatigue

As the debate over whether U.S. lawmakers should give President Obama authorization to launch a military strike against Syria intensified this week, Sen. Dick Durbin said he could hear the ghosts of the Iraq War rattling in the halls of Congress.

CIA Files Prove America Helped Saddam as He Gassed Iran

The U.S. knew Hussein was launching some of the worst chemical attacks in history -- and still gave him a hand.

Iraq backs Egypt crackdown on Morsi supporters

Iraq's premier backed the Egyptian military crackdown on supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi in a statement Sunday, the latest Arab leader to back the operation.

State Department confirms al Qaeda in Iraq leader has relocated to Syria

Al Baghdadi's relocation was first reported earlier this year, and underscores the degree to which al Qaeda has expanded its operations. Despite leadership disagreements, al Qaeda has redoubled its efforts in Iraq since American forces left in late 2011, while also expanding its operations into neighboring Syria.

Twenty two killed in three deadly Iraq bombings targeting café, school and playground

A series of three bombings in Iraq have killed at least 22 people. At least 16 people were killed and 41 others wounded in a suicide bombing on a crowded café in the Iraqi city of Balad, located 80 kilometers north of Baghdad. Two roadside bombs near a playground and a school killed a further six people and wounded dozens - many of them children - in Muqdadiya, located 80 kilometers north of the capital. The bombings represent the worst wave of violence that Iraq has seen in five years.

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Ex-MI6 boss threatens to expose secrets from Iraq ‘dodgy dossier’

The former head of MI6, Sir Richard Dearlove, said he’s going to reveal new details behind the ‘dodgy dossier’ if he disagrees with the findings of the Chilcot Inquiry into UK’s role in the Iraq War.

65 people killed and 190 wounded in Iraq, worst violence since 2008

A wave of bombings on Saturday night in Baghdad province have killed 65 people and wounded 190, officials said. Iraq has seen its worst violence since 2008; over 520 people have died in July.

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Iraq cancels $4.2bn Russian arms deal over 'corruption'

Iraq has cancelled a $4.2bn (£2.6bn) deal to buy arms from Russia because of concerns about "corruption", an Iraqi government advisor has said.

Turkish troops attack rebel sites in Iraq

Turkish media says Turkish troops have crossed into northern Iraq and attacked Kurdish rebels who have bases there.

Saddam Hussein linked to Alps killings

Saddam Hussein deposited £840,000 in a Swiss bank account belonging to the father of the British engineer murdered with his wife and mother-in-law in the Alps, it has been claimed.

Iraqis react over removal of MKO from terrorism list

In a conference organized by the Iraqi Center for Media Development, a number of Iraqi officials and ordinary people came together in the capital Baghdad to talk about the efforts of the US government to remove the MKO from the international terrorist organization's list.

Iraqis react over removal of MKO from terrorism list

8 killed, 24 injured in another day of carnage in Baghdad

At least eight people have been killed and 24 others injured in a multiple car bomb attack and a mortar attack in Baghdad.

Israeli Snipers Killing U.S. Troops?

This video proves beyond all doubt that a majority of American deaths in Iraq were caused by Israeli snipers, shooting American troops to piss them off and make them kill Iraqis in a rampage. This is horrible damning footage that could force an end to Israeli aggression as we have known

Israeli Snipers Killing U.S. Troops in Iraq (Creating Chaos)

Baghdad moves to end Turkish presence in north Iraq

Baghdad on Tuesday moved to end Turkey's military presence in north Iraq where Ankara is pursuing Kurdish rebels, signalling a further deterioration in ties between the neighbours.

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Putin blames West for global chaos

The Russian leader did not hesitate to name who is responsible for sowing the seeds of disorder that is gripping many parts of the world, including in Syria.

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