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Iraq in crisis
With little sign of an end to the Iraqi insurgency, fears are rising that the government of Nuri al-Maliki will not be able to contain sectarian violence or Shia militia activity and that the country will slip further into civil war. Our dedicated pages bring you the latest news and analysis.
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Iraq’s parties reach deal on oil-sharing
Iraq’s main political factions have hammered out an agreement on the sharing of oil and gas revenues but other contentious issues need to be resolved before a draft hydrocarbon law is completed, a senior Iraqi official said.
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Stricter security is curbing violence, says Iraqi PM
Blasts kilks at least 12 people in capital
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Bush loses House ally over policy on Iraq withdrawal
Iraq’s petrol stations fuel turf wars
Saddam enters no plea in ‘genocide’ trial
Colombian ex-soldiers in Iraq pay dispute
Alarm in Congress over race to allocate cash
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Al-Qaem offers glimpse of post-war order in Sunni heartland
When US officials speak about splitting the insurgency between nationalists and extremists and creating an ‘oil spot’ of stability where Iraqi state control can be rebuilt and then spread to neighbouring regions, al-Qaem is likely what they have in mind.
Misplaying the Islamic power game
Were those who toppled Saddam Hussein conscious of how this would enhance the influence of Shia Iran, bringing the revolutionary strain in this faith to the fore? Apparently not, writes David Gardner.
A do-nothing policy in Iraq is not safe option for Bush
The president may hand responsibility for the toughest decisions to his successor. But there is no guarantee even the bloody status quo can last two years, writes Gideon Rachman.
There can be no real exit from involvement in Iraq
If Iraq is to work at any level, the coalition must make a long-term commitment, writes Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC.
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