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Iraqi women to 'wear full veil or face punishment'

Islamic State, the Al-Qaeda offshoot that seized large swathes of northern Iraq last month, has warned women in the city of Mosul to wear full-face veils or risk severe punishment.  

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India unable to contact 40 nationals in Iraq

The Indian government has not been able to make contact with 40 Indian construction workers in the Iraqi city of Mosul, with one leading Indian newspaper reporting that they have been kidnapped. Foreign Ministry spokesman Syed Akb

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Iraq rebel advance spreads to northwest

The insurgent offensive that has threatened to dismember Iraq spread to the northwest of the country on Sunday, when Sunni militants launched a dawn raid on a town close to the Syrian border, clashing with police and government forces.

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Iraqi military breakdown fuelled by corruption, politics

The Iraqi army that disintegrated under an onslaught by Islamist fighters this week was a hollow force, riven by corruption, poor leadership and sectarian splits - a shadow of the military Washington had hoped to leave in the war-ravaged country

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Iraq to work with Kurds to retake Mosul

Baghdad will cooperate with Kurdish forces to flush out militants from Mosul, Iraq's foreign minister said on Wednesday, a day after an al Qaeda splinter group seized the country's second biggest city. "There will be

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Militants push into Iraqi oil refinery town

Militants from an Al Qaeda splinter group who seized Iraq's second biggest city of Mosul this week have advanced into the oil refinery town of Baiji, setting the court house and police station on fire, security sources said on Wednesday.

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State of emergency won't hit Iraq oil exports

Oil Minister Abdul Kareem Luaibi said on Tuesday that any state of emergency in Iraq would not have an impact on oil exports. Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki has asked parliament to declare a state of emergency after Sunni Islamist

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Al Qaeda offshoot captures most of Mosul

Radical Sunni Muslim insurgents seized control of most of Iraq's second largest city of Mosul early on Tuesday, overrunning a military base and freeing hundreds of prisoners in a spectacular strike against the Shi'ite-led Iraqi governmen

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Iraq mulls state of emergency after Mosul seize

Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has asked parliament to declare a state of emergency after Sunni Islamist insurgents seized control of most of the country's second largest city, Mosul. Militants from the Islamic State

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Royal Jordanian launches flights to Mosul

Royal Jordanian (RJ), the national carrier of the country, is set to inaugurate its flight between Amman and Mosul, in northern Iraq, tomorrow (November 12). Initially, the airline will operate two weekly flights to Mosul, on Tues

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