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* Iraq to void Total's Halfaya contract in southern Iraq - Reuters Wed, 01 Aug 2012 18:15:15 GMT

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* Iraq to void Total's Halfaya contract in southern Iraq
Reuters
Iraq to void Total's Halfaya contract in southern Iraq. * Gazprom also takes stake in Kurdistan. * Baghdad, Kurds locked in dispute over oil deals. By Ahmed Rasheed. BAGHDAD, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Iraq's Kurdistan pledged on Wednesday to restart oil ...
Are American oil companies carving up Iraq after all?The Nation
Total to hunt for oil in Iraq's Kurdish northWAND
Kurdistan Region of Iraq – Land of OpportunityProactive Investors UK
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Violence in Iraq reached nearly 2-year peak in July - CNN Wed, 01 Aug 2012 21:30:09 GMT

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Violence in Iraq reached nearly 2-year peak in July
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The al Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq claimed responsibility for that day of bloodshed, when 35 coordinated attacks struck seven Iraqi provinces. ISI militants carried out assassinations and shootings as well as car and roadside bombings in ...
Al-Qaida entrenched? July is bloodiest month in Iraq in 2 yearsNBCNews.com
Iraq: July Deadliest Month In Two YearsRTT News
Iraq says July deadliest month in nearly two yearsRadio Netherlands
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A Newly Assertive Turkey Dominates Trade With Iraq - Wall Street Journal Thu, 02 Aug 2012 02:35:10 GMT

Wall Street Journal

A Newly Assertive Turkey Dominates Trade With Iraq
Wall Street Journal
BASRA, Iraq—The U.S. made its mark on Iraq with a military intervention. Iran has reshaped the country through shared religious beliefs. Now, as American influence wanes here, Turkey, a neighbor to the north, is wielding economic clout to become a ...

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UN chief tells Iran exiles in Iraq to leave camp, prepare for refugee resettlement - Washington Post Wed, 01 Aug 2012 22:57:03 GMT

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UN chief tells Iran exiles in Iraq to leave camp, prepare for refugee resettlement
Washington Post
UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. chief is urging some 1200 Iranian exiles to follow orders to leave a northern Iraq camp, the site of two deadly raids by Iraqi forces, and resettle in a new refugee camp near Baghdad. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on ...
UN Chief Tells Iranian Exiles in Iraq to MoveABC News
US concerned over Iraqi threats to force Iran dissidents from campReuters

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First Person: Iraq End Is 'Unwritten Story' - Washington Post Wed, 01 Aug 2012 17:53:50 GMT

First Person: Iraq End Is 'Unwritten Story'
Washington Post
Aug. 1, 2012 - Iraq war veteran, Rory Carolan says violence in Iraq today is different from how it was when he served in the US Army five years ago. Now with the recent uptick in violence there, he's unsure how an endgame to the Iraq War will play out.

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NATO's Secret Kurdish War: Turkey Prepares Iraq-Style Attacks Inside Syria - OpEdNews Thu, 02 Aug 2012 00:49:43 GMT

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NATO's Secret Kurdish War: Turkey Prepares Iraq-Style Attacks Inside Syria
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The Turkish government has been waging a counterinsurgency war against the PKK for 28 years in Turkey, and over the past decade in northern Iraq, with the active support of the Pentagon and NATO. In fact, the campaign against Kurdish opposition groups ...
Turkey Military Drill on Syria Border Eyes KurdsABC News
Syria's Kurdish minority to seek regional autonomy in post-Assad SyriaHaaretz

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Book Review: Fragments from Iraq by Zsolt T. Stockinger - Blogcritics.org (blog) Wed, 01 Aug 2012 23:45:34 GMT

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Book Review: Fragments from Iraq by Zsolt T. Stockinger
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Fragments from Iraq: Diary of a Navy Trauma Surgeon by Zsolt T. Stockinger is a non-fiction book which recounts the daily life of a trauma surgeon on the front lines. The book is in diary format written by the doctor, seemingly as if he was talking to ...

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First opera about Iraq War reaches out to veterans suffering from PTSD - NBCNews.com (blog) Wed, 01 Aug 2012 13:18:06 GMT

First opera about Iraq War reaches out to veterans suffering from PTSD
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That's what Marine and Iraq War vet Christian Ellis and Iraqi American playwright Heather Raffo are hoping. Along with composer Tobin Stokes, Ellis and Raffo worked to set Ellis' wartime experiences to music, creating "Fallujah," the first-ever opera ...

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IRAQ: Ground Zero For The Apocalypse - Strategy Page Wed, 01 Aug 2012 10:03:42 GMT

IRAQ: Ground Zero For The Apocalypse
Strategy Page
August 1, 2012: Al Qaeda has made it clear that it is now determined to regain control of parts of the country that it lost in 2007-8. Terrorism deaths have increased since the last American troops left at the end of 2011 and so far the Shia controlled ...
Briefing: Why is Iraq still so dangerous?IRINnews.org

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Iraq Plans to Auction Nassiriya Oil Field This Year - Official - Wall Street Journal Wed, 01 Aug 2012 12:31:03 GMT

Iraq Plans to Auction Nassiriya Oil Field This Year - Official
Wall Street Journal
The contract will have more favorable terms than the previous service contracts that Iraq signed with international oil companies, Mr. Ameedi said without giving further details. A consortium of three Japanese companies comprising JX Holding Inc. (5020.

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