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Israel-Gaza conflict: nine children perish in park massacre
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Israel-Gaza conflict: nine children perish in park massacre
A strike on a Gaza park has killed 10 people, nearly all of them children, as the death toll from the fighting rose on both sides. Related Articles The Israeli military said nine soldiers died in... (photo: WN / Ahmed Deeb)
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon responds to questions during a news interview
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Ban underscores UN support for peaceful Iraq during visit
Friday, 25 July 2014, 12:39 pm Press Release: Ban underscores UN support for secure, inclusive, peaceful Iraq during visit 24 July 2014 Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today underscored his full support... (photo: AP / Frank Franklin II)
Newly elected President Fouad Massoum listens during a press conference in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, July 24, 2014. Kurdish politician Massoum was named Iraq’s new president on Thursday, Massoum, 76, one of the founders of President Jalal Talabani’s Patriotic Union of Kurdistan party, known as PUK, accepted the position after winning two-thirds of the votes, noting the “huge security, political and economic tasks" facing the government.  Khaleej Times 
Iraq gets new president, UN chief seeks more urgency
The UN chief met current Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki and stressed the need for a broad-based government to be formed as soon as possible to save the country from collapse. Kurdish politician Fouad... (photo: AP / Hadi Mizban)
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Fouad Massoum speaks during a press conference in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, July 24, 2014.  The Guardian 
Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens
QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press= BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician on Thursday to replace long-serving Jalal Talabani as the country's new president in the... (photo: AP / Hadi Mizban)
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Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki speaks to the Iraqi lawmakers before submitting his new government for approval in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010. Iraqi lawmakers unanimously approved on Tuesday a new government to be headed by incumbent Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, ending nine months of political deadlock that threatened to stall economic development and suck the country back into sectarian violence. Springfield News-Sun
Iraqi PM condemns jihadis' targeting of Christians
Iraq's prime minister on Sunday condemned the Islamic State extremist group's actions targeting Christians in territory it controls, saying they reveal the threat the... (photo: AP / Karim Kadim)
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Pope Francis attends his weekly General Audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. Pope Francis temporarily expelled a German bishop from his diocese on Wednesday because of a scandal over a 31-million-euro (42 million dollar) project to build a new residence complex in the diocese of Limburg, but refused popular calls to remove him. The decision was taken after Francis met in the past week with Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst and the head of the German bishops' conference, Archbishop Robert Zollitsch. Philadelphia Daily News
Pope expresses concern for Iraqi Christians
Travel Deals $449 & up -- 7-Night Bahamas Cruise on Norwegian   See all travel deals » The Associated Press Posted: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 6:19 AM VATICAN CITY... (photo: AP / Alessandra Tarantino)
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This image made from video posted on a militant website Saturday, July 5, 2014, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, delivering a sermon at a mosque in Iraq. Al Jazeera
Why Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is an impostor
So Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi claims he has replaced the caliphs of old; those men of wisdom and learning who presided over the glorious days of Islamic civilisation, from the... (photo: AP / Militant video)
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People inspect the site of a car bomb attack on cars lined up at a gas station in the oil rich city of Kirkuk, in northern Iraq, Thursday, July 10, 2014. The lightning sweep by the militants over much of northern and western Iraq the past month has dramatically hiked tensions between the country's Shiite majority and Sunni minority. Reuters
Iraq government talks delayed again as fighting rages
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's parliament failed on Sunday to break a damaging political deadlock which is holding up the formation of new government to tackle an... (photo: AP)
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Mourners carry the flag-draped coffin of Iraqi soldier Zidane Ahmed, 29, during his funeral procession in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, July 3, 2014. The Independent
Iraq crisis: 'Government forces execute 255 Sunni prisoners in revenge for Isis atrocities'
Iraqi forces have illegally executed at least 255 Sunni prisoners in the past month, according to a report by Human Rights Watch (HRW). The group said it found evidence... (photo: AP / Jaber al-Helo)
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A Kurdish peshmerga fighter carries his weapon on his base, near where two flags of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are seen on a building, right, and water tower, left, at the front line with the al-Qaida-inspired militants in Tuz Khormato, 100 kilometers (62 miles) south of the oil rich province of Kirkuk, northern Iraq, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. The Irish Times
Kurds seize Iraq oilfields as ministers pull out of government
Kurdish forces seized two oilfieds in north Iraq today and took over operations from a state-run oil company, while Kurdish politicians formally suspended their... (photo: AP / Hussein Malla)
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