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Iraq museum inaugurates 2 halls of statues

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BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Iraqi National Museum inaugurated two renovated halls adorned with life-size stone statues on Thursday, highlighting the rich history of a country once again shattered by war....

US launches more airstrikes in Iraq
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. aircraft are continuing their assault on Islamic State militants in Iraq, conducting six airstrikes overnight to help solidify Iraqi and Kurdish forces' efforts to retake and maintain control of the Mosul Dam....

As US airstrikes in Iraq grow, details stay thin

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- America has returned to war, of a sort, in Iraq with airstrikes that have intensified in recent days against Islamic State militants. But details about the execution of this limited campaign, which so far includes no reported U.S. ground combat, are thin....

A buyer's market at gun bazaar in Kurdish town

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IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- There suddenly are deep discounts available at the once-thriving gun bazaar in Irbil....

Key events on Sunni militants surge in Iraq

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BAGHDAD (AP) -- A timeline of key events in Iraq as the Islamic State extremist group, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, started to grab land in the Sunni heartland of western and northern Iraq....

UN undertakes polio vaccination campaign in Iraq

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IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- The United Nations said Monday it was undertaking a mass polio vaccination campaign in Iraq, hoping to reach millions of children as the highly contagious virus crosses from Syria into neighboring countries....

Iraq's al-Maliki: Stern, unwavering, heavy-handed

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When a rocket struck in Baghdad's Green Zone in 2007 during a news conference by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the world's top diplomat ducked and looked unsettled. Al-Maliki, however, never flinched, and dismissed the attack as "nothing."...

Canada to bring arms to Kurds in Iraq
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Canada is committing two cargo planes to move military supplies into northern Iraq as part of the international effort to bolster Kurdish forces against Islamic militants....

Displaced Iraqis escape fighting, but not hardship

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NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- Abbas Mohammed Habib was born into Iraq's rapidly expanding world of the displaced....

Germany to fly humanitarian aid to Iraq
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's defense minister says her country plans to fly 35 tons of humanitarian aid to northern Iraq and is still considering what military help it could send....

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