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April 29, 2016
US Vice President Biden on surprise visit to Iraq
Baghdad (AFP) April 28, 2016
US Vice President Joe Biden held talks in Baghdad Thursday during an unannounced visit to Iraq, whose leadership has been locked in a protracted political crisis even as its forces battle jihadists. "The vice president has arrived in Iraq for meetings with (the) Iraqi leadership focused on encouraging Iraqi national unity and continued momentum in the fight against ISIL," his office said, using an acronym for the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group. Biden met with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Ab ... read more

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Artillery fire hits Iraq town despite ceasefire: officials
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Baghdad area bombings kill at least eight: officials
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IS suicide attack kills eight at Iraq Shiite mosque
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Iraq's Mosul will eventually be retaken from IS: Obama
US President Barack Obama said he expects Iraq's second city Mosul to be retaken from the Islamic State group "eventually". ... more
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Iraq speaker suspends parliament 'until further notice'
Embattled Iraqi parliament speaker Salim al-Juburi Tuesday announced the suspension of parliament sessions "until further notice" after a week of turmoil during which lawmakers brawled and sought to sack him. ... more
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US to deploy more forces to back Iraq's anti-IS war
The United States will send Apache attack helicopters and more troops to Iraq, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said in Baghdad Monday, as the coalition weighs retaking second city Mosul from the Islamic State group. ... more
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Thousands demonstrate at Baghdad's Green Zone
Thousands of people protested for reforms on Monday at the Iraqi capital's heavily fortified Green Zone, where the government is headquartered, for the second time in less than a month. ... more
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US to deploy additional forces to Iraq: Carter
The United States will deploy additional forces to Iraq and make Apache attack helicopters available to support the country's troops, US Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter said Monday in Baghdad. ... more
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US defence chief in Iraq to discuss fight against IS
US Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter visited Baghdad Monday for talks on stepping up the fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq, where Washington has deployed troops to fight the jihadists. ... more
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Iraq PM calls on fractious parliament to do its job
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UN warns Iraq political crisis threat to fight against IS
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