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Combat Cat, Welcome Home Cat

Stacy Bare | Posted 05.08.2013 | Good News
Stacy Bare

Despite the conditions and the isolation, as well as a horrible sneezing cough that persisted for about an hour after I woke up, those nights with that random, scarred and often scabbed cat on my chest, were the best nights of sleep I ever got in Baghdad.

Iraq Resumes Flights To Kuwait

AP | Posted 04.29.2013 | Travel

BAGHDAD — An Iraqi Airways flight landed in Kuwait on Wednesday for the first time since Saddam Hussein's 1990 invasion of the tiny emirate as t...

LOOK: Iraqi Beauticians Defy Islamists, Hold First Festival Since 2003

Agence France Presse | Ammar Karim | Posted 04.15.2013 | World

Long targeted during the country's sectarian war, Iraq's best hairdressers and beauticians have held a festival in Baghdad to show their talents, a sy...

Dozens Killed In Iraq Bombings

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 09.30.2012 | World

BAGHDAD -- A series of coordinated bombings shattered Shiite neighborhoods and struck at Iraqi security forces Sunday, killing at least 26 in attacks ...

Wave Of Iraqi Bombings Kill Dozens

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 11.09.2012 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraq's fugitive Sunni vice president was sentenced Sunday to death by hanging on charges he masterminded death squads against rivals i...

Fast Food Boom In Baghdad

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 08.27.2012 | Home

BAGHDAD -- Baghdad's embattled residents can finally get their milkshakes, chili-cheese dogs and buckets of crispy fried chicken. Original recipe or e...

Blistering String Of Attacks Kills More Than 90

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 10.17.2012 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraqi officials said Friday that a blistering string of attacks across the country the previous day killed at least 93 people and woun...

Blasts And Shootings Kill At Least 59 In Iraq

AP | SINAN SALAHEDDIN and ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 10.16.2012 | World

BAGHDAD — Insurgents in Iraq unleashed a relentless wave of attacks from before dawn until late at night Thursday, killing 59 people and woundin...

Blasts Kill At Least 10 In Iraq

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 10.15.2012 | World

BAGHDAD — Three bomb blasts shortly before sunset Wednesday killed 10 people north of Baghdad in the latest spasm of violence to grip Iraq. The...

LOOK: Fox Sports Makes HUGE Gaffe

Posted 08.06.2012 | Media

It might be time to break out the atlas over at FoxSports.com. On Monday afternoon, a huge headline for a story about Hamid Soryan's gold medal in ...

Roadside Bombs Explode Near Busy Market

AP | MAZIN YAHYA | Posted 10.02.2012 | World

BAGHDAD — Bombings and drive-by shootings killed 12 people across Iraq on Thursday, officials said, in the latest series of small but recurrent ...

Car Bombs Kill 20 In Iraq

AP | LARA JAKES and BUSHRA JUHI | Posted 09.30.2012 | World

BAGHDAD — A double bombing struck at an upscale neighborhood Iraq's capital Tuesday, killing at least 21 even though police stopped three attack...

Wave Of Bombing Attacks Kill 93 In Iraq

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 09.22.2012 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — A startling spasm of violence shook more than a dozen Iraqi cities Monday, killing over 100 people in coordinated bombings and shooti...

Al Qaeda: We're Back In Iraq

AP | MAAMOUN YOUSSEF | Posted 09.21.2012 | World

CAIRO — The first online statement from the new leader of al-Qaida's affiliate in Iraq claims that the militant network is returning to strongho...

Iraq Evacuates Citizens From Syria

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 09.19.2012 | World

BAGHDAD -- Hundreds of Iraqis flew out of Syria over the past two days to escape an escalating civil war, officials said Friday, while the U.N. report...

Deadly Baghdad Bus Bomb

Reuters | Posted 09.09.2012 | World

(Adds background) BAGHDAD, July 10 (Reuters) - A bomb in a bus killed three people and wounded 14 in Baghdad, hospital and police sour...

Iraq Faces Long Future Of Fear

AP | KAY JOHNSON and LARA JAKES | Posted 07.04.2012 | World

BAGHDAD -- Whenever he leaves his home, Mohammed Jabar, a Sunni Muslim, carries his cellphone so his family can find out quickly whether he is safe if...

Car Bomb Outside Iraqi Marketplace Kills At Least 8 People

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 09.03.2012 | World

BAGHDAD — A car exploded outside a southern Iraqi marketplace on Wednesday, killing at least eight people and wounding 28 in the latest deadly a...

Baghdad Bombs Kill 11 People, Including 4 Teenagers

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 08.27.2012 | World

BAGHDAD -- Bombs targeting the homes of Shiite cleric and a member of a Sunni militia that fights al-Qaida killed at least 11 people, including four t...

Governing Iraq Is Nice Work – If You Can Avoid It

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 08.23.2012 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraq's government, already infamous for its lethargy and red tape that has snarled national progress, may soon shut down for much of t...

Deadly Blast Rips Through Baghdad Market

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 08.22.2012 | World

BAGHDAD — Two bombs exploded in an open-air market in Baghdad on Friday, killing at least 14 people in the latest round of spiraling violence si...

Al Qaeda Attacks Shiite Pilgrimage

AP | KAY JOHNSON and SINAN SALAHEDDIN | Posted 08.16.2012 | World

BAGHDAD — Two car bombs in Iraq's capital killed at least 26 people Saturday on the last day of a Shiite pilgrimage already hit by multiple bomb...

At Least 6 Dead, Dozens Wounded In Baghdad Bombings

Reuters | Posted 08.10.2012 | World

* Two mortar bombs target Shi'ite pilgrims * Security forces on high alert ahead of religious festival * Iraqi al Qaeda ...

Baghdad Prisoners Set Tents, Garbage On Fire

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 08.05.2012 | World

BAGHDAD — Guards put down riots at two Baghdad prisons Tuesday, firing in the air and swinging clubs after inmates set tents, garbage and blanke...

Iran Jumps To Maliki's Rescue

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 08.04.2012 | World

BAGHDAD -- Iran has played many political roles in Baghdad since the fall of Saddam Hussein: spoiler to American-crafted administrations, haven for Ir...