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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
US sends 130 more troops to Iraq
Another 130 U.S. troops arrived in Iraq on Tuesday on what the Pentagon described as a temporary mission to assess the scope of the humanitarian crisis facing thousands of displaced Iraqi civilians trapped on Sinjar Mountain and evaluate options for getting them out to safety.
Iraq's premier designate was gaining widespread support from countries hoping political reconciliation will undercut jihadists, as Iran Tuesday appeared to further dash Nuri al-Maliki's hopes of clinging to power.
A journalists' rights group says a Turkish journalist has been killed in Iraq during clashes between Islamic militants and Kurdish Peshmerga forces and has demanded an investigation into the circumstances of her death.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Iraq moved closer to ending Nuri al-Maliki's stubborn grip on power when his own political clan spurned him for another prime minister called to save the country from breakup.
Iraq's new president on Monday snubbed the powerful incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and nominated the deputy parliament speaker to form the new government, raising fears of more infighting in the government as country faces the threat of Sunni militants in the north.
Iraq president names deputy speaker new PM
Life stirs in Gaza as new 72-hour truce takes hold amid Egypt talks
Israel and Hamas on Monday stuck to a 72-hour cease-fire in Gaza as Egyptian mediators launched fresh talks with negotiators aimed at securing a permanent cessation of hostilities.
The families of thousands of civilians killed by American forces in Afghanistan have been left without justice or compensation, an Amnesty International report said Monday, in a damning indictment of the U.S. military as it withdraws.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani delivered a broadside Monday at critics of his efforts to engage with the West and seek a nuclear deal, accusing them of political cowardice and mischief.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Erdogan wins Turkish presidency, vows 'new era'
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised the start of a "new era" after winning presidential elections in an easy triumph, despite fears the country is creeping towards one-man rule.
Iranian plane crashes during takeoff, killing 39, injuring 9
A regional passenger plane assembled in Iran crashed Sunday while taking off from the capital, killing 39 and injuring another nine onboard, according to a senior transportation official and state media.
  
  
  
  
  
  
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