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Swiss journalist dies of Mosul mine blast injuries

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 13:12:45 GMT2017-06-24T13:12:45Z

PARIS (AP) -- A Swiss journalist has died of injuries suffered from a mine blast in Iraq earlier this week while covering a military operation to root out Islamic State extremists from Mosul....

Journalist dies of wounds from blast in Iraq's Mosul

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:49:12 GMT2017-06-24T10:49:12Z

BAGHDAD (AP) -- A Swiss journalist died Saturday from wounds sustained in a Mosul mine blast earlier this week while reporting on the fight against the Islamic State group....

Iraqis: IS blew up mosque in 'formal declaration of defeat'

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:03:09 GMT2017-06-22T21:03:09Z

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- With their control of Mosul slipping away, Islamic State militants decided to send a message of defiance: They blew up the 12th century al-Nuri Mosque, along with its famous leaning minaret....

UN says IS targets children to hold Mosul civilians hostage

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:04:42 GMT2017-06-22T00:04:42Z

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Fighters for the Islamic State group are targeting children in Mosul to prevent civilians from fleeing the city as Iraqi forces push into the last stronghold held in Iraq by the militants there, the United Nations said Thursday....

Iran's top leader opposes Iraqi Kurdish independence vote

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:53:54 GMT2017-06-20T17:53:54Z

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has spoken out against a referendum on independence for Iraqi Kurds set for later this year....

Iraqi premier on anti-terror outreach to Saudi Arabia, Iran

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:19:12 GMT2017-06-19T08:19:12Z

BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Iraqi prime minister is reaching out to regional powers such as Saudi Arabia and Iran for support for his anti-terror campaign....

UN believes up to 150,000 civilians are trapped in Mosul

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 23:06:44 GMT2017-06-16T23:06:44Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations believes up to 150,000 civilians are trapped in Mosul's Old City where Islamic State extremists want to keep them as human shields - and are shooting people trying to flee, the U.N. humanitarian chief in Iraq said Friday....

UN won't play any role in Iraqi Kurds' independence vote

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 08:57:25 GMT2017-06-15T08:57:25Z

BAGHDAD (AP) -- The United Nations said it will not be "engaged in any way or form" in the process surrounding the independence referendum in Iraq's northern semi-autonomous Kurdish region planned for September....

Iraq: Food poisoning strikes hundreds at camp for displaced

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 21:21:23 GMT2017-06-13T21:21:23Z

HASSAN SHAM U2 CAMP, Iraq (AP) -- Food poisoning at a camp for displaced residents of Mosul has made more than 700 people sick, with hundreds hospitalized, Iraqi officials said Tuesday....