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Iraq asks UN to collect evidence to prosecute Islamic State

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:54:52 GMT2017-08-16T14:54:52Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Iraq is asking the U.N. Security Council for assistance in collecting evidence to prosecute extremists from the Islamic State group for possible crimes against humanity....



Turkey warns Kurdish referendum can lead to 'civil war'

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:46:05 GMT2017-08-16T11:46:05Z

ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkey says Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region should reverse its decision to hold a referendum on independence, warning that the vote could lead to a civil war....



Iraqi Shiite cleric's Saudi, UAE trips show Gulf realpolitik

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:24:23 GMT2017-08-16T06:24:23Z

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- An influential Iraqi Shiite cleric, notorious for his followers' deadly attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq over a decade ago and thought at times to have ties to Iran, has two new stamps in his passport - from the two fiercest Sunni critics of Tehran in the Gulf....



Thousands flee as Iraq steps up airstrikes on IS-held town

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:48:28 GMT2017-08-15T19:48:28Z

BADOUSH, Iraq (AP) -- Thousands of Iraqis have fled an Islamic State-held town west of Mosul as Iraqi and coalition warplanes step up strikes ahead of a ground offensive to drive out the militants....



Pentagon cites artillery "mishap" in 2 US deaths in Iraq

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:20:15 GMT2017-08-14T17:20:15Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Pentagon spokesman says the two U.S. soldiers killed Sunday in Iraq were casualties of a U.S. artillery "mishap."...