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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 07.09.2014 | 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 06.24.2014 | 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 06.17.2014 | 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 06.15.2014 | World

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

Iraq Remains On Edge As Insurgent Advance Slows

Reuters | Posted 06.14.2014 | 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.

'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...

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....

Dozens dead in Iraq bomb blasts

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Serial car bomb blasts hit capital Baghdad....

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.

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....

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." ...

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....