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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...

Scores killed in Iraq blasts

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Three explosions targeting Shias in Hilla and Baghdad cause more than 30 deaths....

Al-Qaida Linked Group Claims Responsibility For Baghdad Attacks

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD AP - An al-Qaida linked group claimed responsibility for the twin suicide bombings in the heart of Baghdad that killed at least 155 people as ...

Dozens dead in Iraq bomb blasts

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Serial car bomb blasts hit capital Baghdad....

World leaders condemn Iraq attacks

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Condolences offered as Baghdad blames al-Qaeda network and Baathists for devastating bombing....

Iraq outraged as Blackwater case is dropped

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Saying it was "astonished" by a US court's decision to drop manslaughter charges against private security guards who were accused of killing 17 civil...

Iraq blasts 'will not halt US exit'

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

US says pullout plans on track despite wave of deadly attacks in Baghdad....

Bomb blasts in Iraq claim lives

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Dozens wounded in addition to fatalities in attacks outside Baghdad ahead of Eid al-Adha....

Many dead in Iraq car bombing

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Twin car bombs leave 25 dead and 40 others wounded in central Baghdad, police say....

Iraq-Iran in oilfield dispute

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Baghdad says Iranian troops crossed border to seize disputed southern oil well....

Judge shuts public access to Blackwater hearings

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Wednesday shut down public access to pretrial hearings in the prosecution of five Blackwater security guards for allegedly killing Iraqi civilians in Baghdad.

The hearings will delve into whether government investigators were tainted by statements the guards gave shortly after the shootings on Sept. 16, 2007, that killed 14 unarmed civilians.

The guards gave the statements during a preliminary State Department inquiry, under a limited grant of immunity from prosecution, meaning the statements could not be used in the subsequent investigation that resulted in criminal charges.

U.S. District Judge Ricardo M. Urbina said he wants to shield witnesses and potential jurors from pretrial publicity.

In court on Wednesday, Urbina rejected a request by The Washington Post to open the proceedings, saying the rights of the five guards to a fair trial outweighed the public's interest in attending the proceedings.

Scores killed as car bombs rock Baghdad

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

At least 62 people were killed and 105 wounded when four or more large car bombs shook Baghdad on Tuesday, the latest high-profile blasts apparently ...

147 killed in Baghdad as devastating suicide attacks raise questions about Iraq's security

Fox 31 | Fox 31 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BAGHDAD (AP) -- A pair of suicide car bombings Sunday devastated the heart of Iraq's capital, killing at least 147 people in the country's dead...

Iraq link to hostage played down

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Claims that Iran masterminded the kidnap of five British contractors in Baghdad were played down by UK and Iraqi officials tonight. ...

One Woman's Account Of Having To Wear A Hijab In Iraq

washingtonpost.com | Dalya Hassan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD -- "You have to wear a hijab," my husband told me shortly after we got married. "Don't argue with me over this issue." ...

127 dead as bombers aim for heart of government

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Car bombers yesterday killed as many as 127 people in Baghdad in a series of attacks that left the city's streets strewn with the wreckage of burning...

Iraqis angry at security lapse, bombs kill 155

AP | BARBARA SURK and HAMID AHMED | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BAGHDAD — Iraqis vented anger Monday at a major security lapse that allowed two suicide truck bombers to penetrate what was supposed to be one of Baghdad's safest areas, killing 155 people including 24 children on a bus leaving a daycare center next to one of the government ministries targeted.

Sunday's twin suicide blasts in the heart of the capital struck the Justice Ministry and the Baghdad Provincial Administration, the worst attacks in more than two years. They raised fears about Iraq's ability to protect itself as it prepares for January elections and the U.S. military withdrawal.

The children who were killed were on a bus leaving a daycare center near the Justice Ministry when the attack occurred, said an official at the hospital where the bodies were brought. A police official confirmed the death toll and said the bus driver was also killed and six children injured. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.

Baghdad's top security officials brought reinforcements to guard government institutions Monday and blocked streets around the capital, acting on intelligence suggesting such buildings could be the militants' next target, Maj. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi, a spokesman for the city's operations command center told The Associated Press.

But those measures seemed insufficient to many angry Iraqis who fear more attacks and question the ability of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's government to keep the country secure.