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ISIL destroy a second historic site in Iraq

The Daily Mail reports on the recent destruction of a second historic site in northern Iraq by ISIL: Islamic State extremists have continued their attack on Iraq’s cultural and historical heritage by bulldozing a second ancient site, officials say. Officials … Continue reading

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Asylum claims from Syria, Iraq and other conflict zones rise in first half 2014

This article on the UNHCR website highlights the growth in numbers of asylum seekers from conflict-stricken parts of the world in early 2014: A UNHCR report released on Friday shows that the number of people seeking refugee status in industrialized … Continue reading

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Iraq conflict: UN warns of possible Amerli ‘massacre’

The BBC reports on the situation facing residents of Amerli, a town in northern Iraq that has been under siege for the last two months: The UN has called for action to prevent what it says may be a possible … Continue reading

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