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article 21 July 2015 UK, Iraq
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Iraq inquiry: Chilcot has 'repeatedly refused help'

Sir John Chilcot, who heads the much-delayed inquiry into the 2003 Iraq war, has consistently turned down extra help to speed up proceedings, says the cabinet secretary.

article 18 July 2015 World, Iraq
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Iraq bomb kills over 100 in Islamic State-claimed attack

At least 100 people are killed by a suicide bomb blast in a town just 20 miles from Iraq's capital Baghdad. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

post 13 July 2015
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Why an Iran nuclear deal could have unintended consequences

A deal on Iran's nuclear programme would be a historic event - but it could come at the expense of angering some of the US's staunchest allies.

post 07 July 2015
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog 7/7 : contemplation after a terrifying and confused day

Seeing our camera and tripod, tourists around St Paul's and Aldgate constantly approach to ask what is going on. No need for any inquiries a decade ago as the streets fell empty.

article 04 July 2015 World, Iraq
Anti-government forces prepare to fight Syrian Army units in Aleppo (Getty)
Islamists squeezed as Kurds and Syrian government attack

Kurdish fighters reportedly advance to within 30 miles of the Islamic State group's stronghold of Raqqa, while pro-Assad forces battle Sunni militants on the Lebanese border.

article 02 July 2015 World, Iraq
Islamic militants destroy statues from the ancient site of Palmyra
Palmyra statues destroyed by ISIS militants

Online images show the public destruction of a series of statues from the ancient site of Palmyra.

article 02 July 2015 World, Iraq
David Cameron with RAF in Cyprus
PM calls for British airstrikes against IS in Syria

In the wake of the Tunisia attack, the prime minister and defence secretary call for MPs to consider if Britain should send its warplanes to bomb the self-styled Islamic State group in Syria.

post 30 June 2015
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: Is Britain pulling its weight in the fight against IS?

David Cameron says only the US has hit the Islamic State group with more air strikes than Britain. Is the UK really doing enough in Iraq?

article 23 June 2015 World, Iraq
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Helly Luv: the Kurdish star fighting war with song

Helly Luv sings for peace in the Kurdish conflict against Islamic State, but her music videos are rife with weapons and images of war - so how does she reconcile the two?

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