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Ban Ki-moon up to Iraq within the framework of an official visit

Source revealed that the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, will meet during his visit to Iraq scheduled on Thursday, religious authority for Shiite Muslims in Iraq, Ali al-Sistani at his home in Najaf Ban Ki-moon has arrived, this morning, to the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, in the framework of his tour of the Middle East, will meet during his visit to the Council Speaker Salim al and his two deputies, as well as Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, and a number of officials and Iraqi leaders to discuss the developments of the situation in Iraq and the crisis of displaced Christians in Mosul . 70 more words

BREAKING: Russia to send more Mil M-35 attack helicopters and SU-25 fighter jets to aid the Maliki forces in Iraq -- source RamiAlLolah

With the situation in Iraq spiraling out of control and the growing threat of ISIS militants in Baghdad and surrounding areas increasing by the hour, Russia has agreed to send more armaments to the region including additional Mil M-35 attack helicopters – aka the Flying Tank:

World's top Muslim leaders condemn attacks on Iraqi Christians

Published on July 24, 2014

Rome Reports website

Two of the leading voices in the Muslim world denounced the persecution of Christians in Iraq, at the hands of extremists proclaiming a caliphate under the name of the Islamic State.

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Isis orders all women and girls in Mosul to undergo FGM, says UN

Iraqi families displaced by the Isis offensive in Mosul and northern Iraq at a refugee camp near Irbil. Photograph: Kamal Akrayi/EPA

Jul 24, 2014, The Guardian… 156 more words

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Islamic scholars speak out against expulsion of Iraqi Christians

Dozens of Iraqi Christian families have fled their hometown of Mosul after Islamist hardliners gave them a choice of converting, praying, or dying. This treatment has been denounced by influential Islamic scholars. 305 more words

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Iraqi jihadists order genital mutilation of all women

Thursday 24 July, 2014
Geneva – Jihadists in Iraq have ordered that all women between the ages of 11 and 46 must undergo female genital mutilation, which could affect up to four million women and girls in the war-ravaged country, a UN official said Thursday.
The UN’s second most…