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2014-12-25 Pope's message: Iraq and Syria suffered too long St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican
E. 2014-10-26 Women on front lines in Syria, Iraq against IS Northern Syria
5. 2014-10-24 Turkey: 200 Peshmerga will join Syrian Kurds' fight for Kobani Turkey
G. 2014-10-18 Iraq MPs complete unity government Baghdad
7. 2014-10-10 Iraq appeals for help in Anbar Baghdad
8. 2014-10-02 Turkish lawmakers OK military action against ISIS Turkey

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  Tariq Aziz, ex-Saddam Hussein aide, 'dies in prison'  Southern Iraq: Tariq Aziz, known as the face of Saddam Hussein's regime on the world stage for many years, has died in an Iraqi prison, officials say   Pope's message: Iraq and Syria suffered too long    Vatican: Pope Francis wants to bring hope to Christians and other ethnic and religious groups suffering 'brutal persecution' in Iraq and Syria   Video shows ISIS beheading U.S. journalist James Foley


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Jun.1  Anti-IS coalition to discuss strategy at Paris meeting


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Oct.24  Turkey: 200 Peshmerga will join Syrian Kurds' fight for Kobani
Oct.2  Turkish lawmakers OK military action against ISIS


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Sep.8  Iraq swears in unity government


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  Northern Iraq: A video shows the beheading and threatens the life of another American if President Barack Obama doesn't end military operations in Iraq
 James Wright Foley (October 18, 1973 August 19, 2014) was an American freelance journalist and photojournalist of the Syrian Civil War when he was abducted on November 22, 2012 in northwestern Syria. Foley is the first American citizen to be killed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Aug.14  Al-Maliki agrees to step down as prime minister Aug.12   US sends more military advisors to Iraq  Washington: The US is sending 130 more military advisors to the Kurdish region of northern Iraq, Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel says Aug.11   Iraqi President nominates new prime minister
  Baghdad: President Fuad Masum nominated Haider al-Abadi to succeed a defiant Nuri al-Maliki, who had earlier vowed to hang on to power
 Iraq's president asks a Shia politician to replace embattled Prime Minister Nouri Maliki, as the country faces a growing jihadist insurgency
Aug.8  US aid drop follows fresh Iraq raids

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Jul.5     Isis chief appears in first video   Mosul: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of Islamist militant group Isis, has called on Muslims to obey him, in his first video sermon

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Jun.29   ISIS declares new Islamic caliphate
  The Al Qaeda breakaway group that has seized much of northern Syria and neighboring Iraq formally declared the creation of an Islamic state
Jun.26  Crisis worsens, Iraq's parliament to meet Jun.24  US forces arrive in Baghdad to advise Iraqi troops Jun.23 Kerry holds talks in Iraq as more cities fall to ISIS militants. Baghdad Jun.19  US to send military advisers to Iraq Jun.18 Iraq asks US to launch airstrikes against militants. Baghdad Jun.13  Iraq cleric issues Shia call to arms Jun.12  Iraq delays vote on emergency powers

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Jul.11  Top Syria diplomat abandons Assad

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Dec.19 Arrest warrant issued for vice president  Baghdad: An Iraqi investigative committee issued an arrest warrant for Tariq al-Hashimi, who is accused of orchestrating bombing attacks Feb.14 Unrest spread across M East and N Africa
. Algeria

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Dec.30 Christians killed in Iraq attacks
. Baghdad Dec.21  Iraqi parliament approves government Nov.11  Maliki reappointed as Iraq's PM Mar.27  Allawi open to talks over new government

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Jan.30 Change in the air as Iraq votes


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Dec.14     Iraqi journalist throws shoes at Bush
  Baghdad: Bush made a farewell visit, where he met with Iraqi leaders, talked to the media and joked after a man threw shoes at him.    Muntadhar al-Zaidi, an Iraqi journalist, was wrestled to the floor by security guards after dur...
Nov.27 Parliament OKs pact on U.S. troops' future. Baghdad Nov.16  Iraq cabinet backs US troops deal Aug.5 Iraq's projected $80b surplus stirs anger. U.S. Congress Jul.6  UAE to cancel all of Iraq's $7B debt Jun.7  Iraqi PM arrives for talks Feb.22  Al-Sadr extends Mehdi Army cease-fire Jan.12  Ban eased on Saddam-era officials

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Oct.17  MPs clear attacks in Iraq Oct.6  Shia leaders sign truce deal Sep.17 Iraq shootout firm loses license
. Baghdad Sep.10   Gen. Petraeus: 'Surge' is working   U.S. Congress: U.S. commander told a fractious congressional hearing that the 30,000 troops deployed to Iraq in January could come home by next July Aug.22  Bush issues Vietnam warning over Iraq May.28 U.S., Iran hold historic talks. Baghdad May.16  Prince Harry will not go to Iraq May.3  Iraq rebuild summit opens Apr.26 Congress backs Iraq pull-out plan. U.S. Senate Apr.16  Sadr ministers quit Iraqi cabinet Mar.27 Senate votes for Iraq deadline. U.S. Senate Mar.9  Iraq hosts key security meeting Jan.10   Bush boosts troop numbers in Iraq
  Washington: President will send more than 20,000 extra troops, as part of a new strategy for the future of US involvement Jan.4  Bush revamps US military in Iraq

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Dec.30  Saddam is buried in home village Dec.6 Iraq Study Group: Situation grave
  Washington: The report given to President Bush says the U.S. needs to change its strategy to tackle the deteriorating situation Nov.24  Shiite bloc's walkout threat test for PM Nov.20  Iraqi president plans talks with Iran, Syria Nov.19  Saddam trial 'flawed and unsound' Oct.20 Bush holds Iraq strategy talks
. Washington Aug.20  Saddam facing poison gas charges Jun.13 Bush makes surprise visit. Baghdad May.31 Basra: State of emergency declared May.20 Parliament approves Cabinet  Baghdad: The new 37-minister government is including members of the main Shia, Kurd and Sunni parties Apr.1  Rice and Straw arrive  Pressure mounts on PM to go Mar.21  Ayatollah Khamenei backs talks on Iraq Mar.19  Debate over Iraq strong as ever Feb.22  Shrine blast sparks protests Feb.15  New Abu Ghraib images broadcast Feb.12  Jaafari set to stay as PM Jan.20  Shiite-led alliance wins election

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Dec.29  International team to review elections Dec.15   'High turnout' in election  Voting was extended by an hour in some areas because of the high turnout Dec.5 Witness at Hussein trial describes torture
. Baghdad Nov.30  Report: U.S. buys positive press in Iraq Nov.15 Detainees 'found starving'. Baghdad Oct.25     Draft constitution passes
  Baghdad: The referendum has passed, according to final provisional results issued by Iraqi election officials
Oct.5  Iraq reverses vote rule change Aug.28   Committee signs Iraq's draft constitution  Baghdad: The constitutional committee approved a final draft and put it before the National Assembly, despite the Sunni rejection Aug.21  Role of Islam in Iraq agreed Aug.15  Constitution deadline extended Aug.11 Shias call for more autonomy Jun.26  US holds talks with Iraq rebels May.3   Parliament swears in partial government  Baghdad: 7 posts in Prime Minister Jaafari's cabinet, including the defence and oil, remain unfilled amid partisan haggling Apr.28 Lawmakers approve Cabinet list Apr.7  Shia leader Jaafari named prime minister Apr.6 Kurd leader Talabani named president Mar.16 Assembly meets amid blasts Feb.22  Shia alliance names PM candidate Feb.13 Shiite alliance wins plurality Feb.5  Shiites lead in poll results Jan.30  Election declared 'success' Iraqis vote amid violence
  In a first free election in a half century, there is a higher than expected turnout amid attacks and threats of violence Jan.23  'Zarqawi tape: Democracy a lie'

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Nov.21  Elections set for January 30 Nov.7  Allawi declares state of emergency Oct.19  Agency halts aid projects after kidnap Sep.23 Iraq PM thanks U.S.
. U.S. Congress Sep.15  Iraq war illegal, says Annan Aug.26 Ayatollah reaches peace deal with al-Sadr Aug.25  Al-Sistani returns, urges march on Najaf Aug.17  Al-Sadr rebuffs truce delegates Jul.15 Iraq to form new security force. Baghdad Jun.27   US hands over sovereignty in Iraq  Baghdad: US administrator Paul Bremer gave legal documents to an Iraqi judge two days ahead of schedule May.28 Allawi named as future prime minister Apr.18 Spain PM orders Iraq troops home Mar.28 Protests as U.S. closes Iraqi paper Mar.8  Interim constitution signed Jan.25  Kay: No evidence Iraq stockpiled WMDs

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Dec.9  Iraq tenders 'only for US allies' Nov.27  Bush makes surprise visit Sep.25  Shot politician dies from wounds Sep.7  Bush to ask 87 billions more for Iraq Jul.24  U.S. releases sons' death photos Jul.13  Iraqi council acts for first time Jun.16  Inquiry into WMD claims May.22  Council lifts Iraq sanctions Apr.22  Shiite pilgrims flock to Karbala Apr.9     Statue falls, Saddam's regime in disarray  Baghdad: The toppling of a giant bronze statue in Baghdad is being greeted as the symbolic crumbling of Saddam Hussein's regime Mar.21  U.S. Official: Saddam Seen on Stretcher Mar.17     Bush: Saddam has 48 hours to leave Iraq  Washington: U.S. President gave Iraqi President 48 hours for him and his sons to leave Iraq before military action begins Feb.5     Powell made evidence presentation  UN Security Council: Britain and France were at opposite ends of Security Council reaction after presentation of Iraq's noncooperation

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Nov.8 U.N. passes Iraq resolution 1441
  UN Security Council: Security Council resolution demands unfettered access for U.N. inspectors to search for weapons of mass destruction


  US sends more military advisors to Iraq  Washington: The US is sending 130 more military advisors to the Kurdish region of northern Iraq, Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel says Iraq asks US to launch airstrikes against militants. Baghdad Iraq's projected $80b surplus stirs anger. U.S. Congress Change in the air as Iraq votes 'High turnout' in election  Voting was extended by an hour in some areas because of the high turnout   Draft constitution passes




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Aug.8  US aid drop follows fresh Iraq raids
Jun.24  US forces arrive in Baghdad to advise Iraqi troops
Jun.19  US to send military advisers to Iraq
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2008
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Jul.6  UAE to cancel all of Iraq's $7B debt
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Oct.19  Agency halts aid projects after kidnap




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Jan.20  Shiite-led alliance wins election
2005
Dec.29  International team to review elections
Dec.15
Oct.25
  Baghdad: The referendum has passed, according to final provisional results issued by Iraqi election officials
Oct.5  Iraq reverses vote rule change Feb.13 Shiite alliance wins plurality
Feb.5  Shiites lead in poll results Jan.30  Election declared 'success' Jan.30 Iraqis vote amid violence  In a first free election in a half century, there is a higher than expected turnout amid attacks and threats of violence 2004 Nov.21  Elections set for January 30



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2010 Mar.27  Allawi open to talks over new government 2007 Apr.16  Sadr ministers quit Iraqi cabinet 2005 Aug.28 Committee signs Iraq's draft constitution  Baghdad: The constitutional committee approved a final draft and put it before the National Assembly, despite the Sunni rejection 2004 Nov.7  Allawi declares state of emergency Jul.15 Iraq to form new security force
. Baghdad Jun.27 US hands over sovereignty in Iraq  Baghdad: US administrator Paul Bremer gave legal documents to an Iraqi judge two days ahead of schedule Apr.18 Spain PM orders Iraq troops home Mar.8  Interim constitution signed 2003 Sep.7  Bush to ask 87 billions more for Iraq Jul.13  Iraqi council acts for first time Apr.9   Statue falls, Saddam's regime in disarray  Baghdad: The toppling of a giant bronze statue in Baghdad is being greeted as the symbolic crumbling of Saddam Hussein's regime



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2002 Nov.8 U.N. passes Iraq resolution 1441
  UN Security Council: Security Council resolution demands unfettered access for U.N. inspectors to search for weapons of mass destruction



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2014 Dec.25   Pope's message: Iraq and Syria suffered too long    Vatican: Pope Francis wants to bring hope to Christians and other ethnic and religious groups suffering 'brutal persecution' in Iraq and Syria Jun.29   ISIS declares new Islamic caliphate
  The Al Qaeda breakaway group that has seized much of northern Syria and neighboring Iraq formally declared the creation of an Islamic state
Jun.13  Iraq cleric issues Shia call to arms 2010 Dec.30 Christians killed in Iraq attacks. Baghdad 2004 Aug.25  Al-Sistani returns, urges march on Najaf 2003 Apr.22  Shiite pilgrims flock to Karbala



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2014 Aug.19   Video shows ISIS beheading U.S. journalist James Foley
  Northern Iraq: A video shows the beheading and threatens the life of another American if President Barack Obama doesn't end military operations in Iraq
 James Wright Foley (October 18, 1973 August 19, 2014) was an American freelance journalist and photojournalist of the Syrian Civil War when he was abducted on November 22, 2012 in northwestern Syria. Foley is the first American citizen to be killed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
2005 Nov.30  Report: U.S. buys positive press in Iraq



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2006 Mar.19  Debate over Iraq strong as ever



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2007 May.3  Iraq rebuild summit opens



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2007 Aug.22  Bush issues Vietnam warning over Iraq 2003 Mar.17   Bush: Saddam has 48 hours to leave Iraq  Washington: U.S. President gave Iraqi President 48 hours for him and his sons to leave Iraq before military action begins



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2004 Jan.25  Kay: No evidence Iraq stockpiled WMDs



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2014 Oct.24  Turkey: 200 Peshmerga will join Syrian Kurds' fight for Kobani 2008 Nov.16  Iraq cabinet backs US troops deal 2007 Oct.6  Shia leaders sign truce deal 2004 Aug.26 Ayatollah reaches peace deal with al-Sadr



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2014 Jun.23 Kerry holds talks in Iraq as more cities fall to ISIS militants
. Baghdad 2008 Dec.14   Iraqi journalist throws shoes at Bush
  Baghdad: Bush made a farewell visit, where he met with Iraqi leaders, talked to the media and joked after a man threw shoes at him.    Muntadhar al-Zaidi, an Iraqi journalist, was wrestled to the floor by security guards after dur...
Jun.7  Iraqi PM arrives for talks 2006 Jun.13 Bush makes surprise visit. Baghdad Apr.1  Rice and Straw arrive 2004 Sep.23 Iraq PM thanks U.S.. U.S. Congress 2003 Nov.27  Bush makes surprise visit



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2006 Nov.19  Saddam trial 'flawed and unsound' Feb.15  New Abu Ghraib images broadcast 2005 Dec.5 Witness at Hussein trial describes torture
. Baghdad Nov.15 Detainees 'found starving'. Baghdad Jan.23  'Zarqawi tape: Democracy a lie'



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2012 Jul.11  Top Syria diplomat abandons Assad



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2003 May.22  Council lifts Iraq sanctions



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2015 Jun.1  Anti-IS coalition to discuss strategy at Paris meeting 2007 May.28 U.S., Iran hold historic talks
. Baghdad Mar.9  Iraq hosts key security meeting 2006 Nov.20  Iraqi president plans talks with Iran, Syria Oct.20 Bush holds Iraq strategy talks. Washington Mar.21  Ayatollah Khamenei backs talks on Iraq 2005 Aug.21  Role of Islam in Iraq agreed Jun.26  US holds talks with Iraq rebels



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2007 May.16  Prince Harry will not go to Iraq



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2014 Sep.8  Iraq swears in unity government Aug.14  Al-Maliki agrees to step down as prime minister Aug.11 Iraqi President nominates new prime minister
  Baghdad: President Fuad Masum nominated Haider al-Abadi to succeed a defiant Nuri al-Maliki, who had earlier vowed to hang on to power
 Iraq's president asks a Shia politician to replace embattled Prime Minister Nouri Maliki, as the country faces a growing jihadist insurgency
Jul.5   Isis chief appears in first video   Mosul: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of Islamist militant group Isis, has called on Muslims to obey him, in his first video sermon 2011 Dec.19 Arrest warrant issued for vice president  Baghdad: An Iraqi investigative committee issued an arrest warrant for Tariq al-Hashimi, who is accused of orchestrating bombing attacks 2010 Nov.11  Maliki reappointed as Iraq's PM 2006 Apr.1  Pressure mounts on PM to go Feb.12  Jaafari set to stay as PM 2005 Apr.7  Shia leader Jaafari named prime minister Apr.6 Kurd leader Talabani named president Feb.22  Shia alliance names PM candidate 2004 May.28 Allawi named as future prime minister 2003 Mar.21  U.S. Official: Saddam Seen on Stretcher



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2011 Feb.14 Unrest spread across M East and N Africa
. Algeria 2006 Feb.22  Shrine blast sparks protests 2004 Mar.28 Protests as U.S. closes Iraqi paper



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2006 Aug.20  Saddam facing poison gas charges 2003 Jun.16  Inquiry into WMD claims Feb.5   Powell made evidence presentation  UN Security Council: Britain and France were at opposite ends of Security Council reaction after presentation of Iraq's noncooperation



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2015 Jun.5   Tariq Aziz, ex-Saddam Hussein aide, 'dies in prison'   Southern Iraq: Tariq Aziz, known as the face of Saddam Hussein's regime on the world stage for many years, has died in an Iraqi prison, officials say 2006 Dec.30  Saddam is buried in home village 2003 Sep.25  Shot politician dies from wounds



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2014 Oct.2  Turkish lawmakers OK military action against ISIS Jun.26  Crisis worsens, Iraq's parliament to meet Jun.12  Iraq delays vote on emergency powers 2010 Dec.21  Iraqi parliament approves government 2008 Nov.27 Parliament OKs pact on U.S. troops' future
. Baghdad Jan.12  Ban eased on Saddam-era officials 2007 Oct.17  MPs clear attacks in Iraq Sep.10   Gen. Petraeus: 'Surge' is working   U.S. Congress: U.S. commander told a fractious congressional hearing that the 30,000 troops deployed to Iraq in January could come home by next July Apr.26 Congress backs Iraq pull-out plan. U.S. Senate Mar.27 Senate votes for Iraq deadline. U.S. Senate 2006 May.20 Parliament approves Cabinet  Baghdad: The new 37-minister government is including members of the main Shia, Kurd and Sunni parties 2005 Aug.15  Constitution deadline extended May.3 Parliament swears in partial government  Baghdad: 7 posts in Prime Minister Jaafari's cabinet, including the defence and oil, remain unfilled amid partisan haggling Apr.28 Lawmakers approve Cabinet list Mar.16 Assembly meets amid blasts