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UN chief appoints Jan Kubis as UN's top envoy in Iraq
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed a veteran United Nations diplomat from Slovakia to head the United Nations political mission in Iraq....

New Zealand to send troops to Iraq to train local forces
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- New Zealand will send a small number of troops to Iraq to help train local forces in their battle against the Islamic State group, Prime Minister John Key announced Tuesday....

Mideast's biggest airline Emirates to resume Baghdad flights
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The Middle East's biggest airline, Emirates, said on Tuesday that it plans to resume flights to Baghdad after halting them last month when an incoming passenger plane came under fire....

French aircraft carrier deploys against IS fighters in Iraq
PARIS (AP) -- France has deployed an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf to strengthen its military operation against Islamic State extremists in Iraq....

Uneasy alliances as fractured Iraq battles IS group
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KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) -- Shiite Arab militias have flooded into northern Iraq's Kirkuk region to help Kurdish forces battle the Islamic State group, but their uneasy alliance threatens to reignite a much older conflict over the oil-rich area pitting the largely autonomous Kurds against the Arab-led government in Baghdad....

Uneasy alliance of Kurds, Shiites formed in northern Iraq
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KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) -- Shiite militiamen shuttle back and forth to the nearby front lines from a sprawling military base near the northern oil-rich city of Kirkuk. They hoist billboards of their commander, bellow Shiite prayers from mosque loudspeakers and chant the name of their spiritual leader....

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