unrest in Iraq - updates

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FAA bans US civilian flights over Iraq

Aug 08, 2014 - 11:59 PM

The Federal Aviation Administration bans all US civilian flights over Iraq just hours after air strikes order by Washington on Islamist fighters

AIR STRIKES. This US Navy handout photo obtained August 8, 2014 shows sailors directing F/A-18E Super Hornets attached to the Fighting Black Lions of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) on August 1, 2014 in the Gulf. US President Barack Obama said August 7, 2014 he had authorized US air strikes on Iraq and humanitarian supply drops to prevent a "genocide" by Islamist extremists against minorities. Photo by AFP/US Navy/Joshua Card

Obama warns Iraq on unity

Jun 21, 2014 - 7:52 AM

US President Barack Obama says American sacrifices had given Iraq a chance at a stable democracy but it had been squandered

Obama to send advisors to Iraq, open to military action

Jun 20, 2014 - 9:02 AM

UPDATED According to a US defense official President Barack Obama is leaning toward a limited course of action that would embed the commandos with Iraqi forces

Iraq PM calls up reserve officers to active duty

Jun 19, 2014 - 11:27 PM

Officers from brigadier general and lower have been transferred to units according to their specialization and classification

Obama rules out sending troops as cleric calls Iraqis to arms

Jun 14, 2014 - 11:33 AM

We will not be sending US troops back into combat in Iraq but I have asked my national security team to prepare a range of other options that could help support Iraqi security forces the US president says

Fighting in Iraq's Anbar forces 500,000 to flee – UNHCR

Jun 07, 2014 - 9:47 AM

The UN agency says a special apeal to help the victims of the crisis was launched in March but has only gathered 12 of the 26 4 million 19 million euro needed