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Tariq al-Hashimi, Iraqi VP: Security Forces In Need Of 'drastic action'

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(CNN) -- On a day when car bombings targeting Shiite pilgrims in Iraq killed at least 32 people, Iraq's Sunni vice president, Tariq al-Hashimi, said "...

Tragedy and Compassion in Iraq

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

The fireworks fired into the air and the pomp and circumstance of so-called Sovereignty Day cannot mask the grief felt by hundreds of thousands of Iraqis who lost loved ones in the past six years.

Iraq Violence: List Of Major Attacks Since January 1

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Major attacks in Iraq since Jan. 1, when a new U.S.-Iraqi security pact took effect: _ May 6 _ Parked car bomb explodes at a produce market in south ...

Iraq Sees Marriage Boom Due To Less Violence

AP | KATARINA KRATOVAC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Three cars bedecked in flowers and ribbons swerve around blast walls and honk through police checkpoints, before screeching to a halt ...

Immunity For Private Guards Is Sticking Point In Iraq Security Deal

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Immunity from Iraqi law for foreign private guards is a sticking point in the deal between Washington and Baghdad over long-term US troop presence in ...