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Iraq To Overhaul Baghdad Security To Stop Bombings

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 11.26.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — In a story Nov. 25 about security in Baghdad, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of Iraq's Interior Ministry spokesma...

Suicide Bomber Kills At Least 19 Outside Baghdad Mosque

Reuters | Posted 10.20.2014 | World

BAGHDAD, Oct 19 (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed 19 at a funeral in Baghdad on Sunday as an ambush halted Iraqi forces' advance on a key northern c...

Iraq's President Names Deputy Speaker New Prime Minister

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB and VIVIAN SALAMA | Posted 10.11.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's new president on Monday snubbed the powerful incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and nominated the deputy parliament spea...

Officials: Car Bomb In Baghdad Shopping Area Kills At Least 27

AP | Posted 10.06.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say car bomb in a Baghdad shopping area has killed 27 people....

Iraq Suicide Car Bombing Kills At Least 21 In Baghdad

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 07.22.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide driver rammed his explosive-laden car into a police checkpoint in the Iraqi capital killing 21 people, including more than ...

Iraq: 50 Bodies, Many Blindfolded, Found South Of Baghdad

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 09.08.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — The ethnic and sectarian tensions that threaten to tear Iraq apart flared Wednesday as the prime minister accused the Kurdish self-ru...

Iraq Says 'Terrorist' Groups Have Seized Former Chemical Weapons Facility

AP | Posted 07.08.2014 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Islamic State extremist group has taken control of a vast former chemical weapons facility northwest of Baghdad, where rem...

Iraqis Accuse Blackwater Of Killings In U.S. Court

The New York Times | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The witness wore a suit with no tie, the top button of his gray shirt undone. He had told this story many times, and now that he was in...

U.S. Forces Begin Arriving In Baghdad To Assess Iraqi Troops

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR and BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly half of the roughly 300 U.S. military advisers and special operations forces expected to go to Iraq are now in Baghdad and ...

Officials: Deadly Explosion In Baghdad's Sadr City

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 08.17.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Nearly four dozen Sunni detainees were gunned down at a jail north of Baghdad, a car bomb struck a Shiite neighborhood of the capital...

Official: U.S. Mulls Discussions With Iran Over Iraq Security Crisis

Reuters | Lesley Wroughton | Posted 06.15.2014 | World

By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON, June 15 (Reuters) - The Obama administration is mulling possible discussions with Iran over the mounting security c...

String Of Deadly Explosions Rock Baghdad

AP | Posted 08.15.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — String of explosions rocks Iraqi capital, killing at least 15 people....

Iraq Remains On Edge As Insurgent Advance Slows

Reuters | Posted 08.15.2014 | World

(Adds details on U.S. aircraft carrier, paragraph 4, airstrike on Kurdish forces, paragraphs 11-13, White House comment on Obama, paragraphs 21-22) ...

Violent Attacks Have Killed More Than 250 People In Iraq Over The Past 10 Days

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 09.19.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — A coordinated wave of seven car bombs tore through bustling commercial streets Saturday night in Shiite areas of Baghdad, part of a re...

Suicide Bombing Kills 22 In Iraq

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 06.18.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — A suicide bomber detonated explosives at a Baghdad cafe crowded with young people late Thursday, killing at least 26 and wounding doze...

Gunmen Kill 3 Police Officers

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 05.21.2012 | World

BAGHDAD -- Iraqi officials say gunmen have killed three policemen in an attack on a security checkpoint north of Baghdad. Police officials say the at...

The $40 Billion Iraqi Money Trail

CNBC | Eamon Javers | Posted 12.25.2011 | World

It has been called the largest airborne transfer of currency in the history of the world. But finding out what happened to all the money involved has ...

Yanar Mohammed -- Iraqi Women's Vigilant Champion

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 09.06.2011 | World
Marcia G. Yerman

Although the focus of many media reports has been on Egypt's Tahrir Square, there is another Tahrir Square that demands our attention -- the one in Baghdad.

Soldier Taunting Iraqi Children is Hardly the Worst Act

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

Recent news of a video of a US soldier taunting two Iraqi male children is disturbing but hardly the worst account of improper actions to have emerged...

The Invasion Of Iraq: Reflections Seven Years Later

Ryan McDermott | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ryan McDermott

This week marks the seventh anniversary of the beginning of the war in Iraq. But my experience of the war started a few months earlier.

Triple bomb blasts rock Baghdad

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

At least 37 people killed and 71 injured in explosions near hotels in the Iraqi capital....

'Chemical Ali' executed; Baghdad blast kills at least 36

Fox 31 | Fox 31 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Suicide bombers struck near three hotels popular with Western journalists and businessmen Monday just as Iraq announced the execution of Saddam Hussei...

Iraq urges U.S. to give back Iraqi Jewish Archive

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It was seized from Jewish families and wound up soaking in sewage water in the basement of a secret police building. Rescued from the chaos that engul...

Iraq PM orders security reshuffle

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Senior commanders swop positions in wake of deadly co-ordinated attacks in Baghdad....

Deaths in Baghdad school blast

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Official says at least five people killed in bomb attack in Iraqi capital....