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Iraq Car Bomb Kills At Least 15

Posted January 3rd, 2013 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Iraqi authorities say a car bomb has killed at least 15 Shi’ite Muslim pilgrims during a religious procession in the country’s south. Police said Thursday’s attack in the town of Musayyib hit the pilgrims as they were returning from Iraq’s shrine city of Karbala on Thursday, where they performed mourning rituals for a revered figure […]

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23 Killed as Iraq Bombings Target Pilgrims

Posted December 31st, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Iraqi authorities say a wave of bombings across the country has killed at least 23 people in the latest apparent effort by militants to undermine confidence in the security forces. In Monday’s deadliest attack, insurgents blew up several houses in the town of Musayyib, south of Baghdad, killing seven people. In Baghdad’s Karrada district, a […]

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Bombings Kill 10 in Iraq

Posted December 31st, 2012 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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Multiple bombings in Iraq have killed at least 10 people and wounded more than 40 others. The deadliest attack Monday happened in Mussayib, south of Baghdad, where bomb blasts killed seven people. A deadly car bombing also hit Hillah, farther south of the capital, while other attacks targeted the northern city of Kirkuk. Officials said […]

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Protesters Attack Iraqi Deputy PM, Guards Open Fire

Posted December 30th, 2012 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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An attempt by Iraq’s Sunni deputy prime minister to defuse an anti-government protest in the country’s west has ended in chaos, with his bodyguards opening fire and wounding two people as demonstrators tried to attack the official. The incident happened on Sunday near the city of Ramadi, where thousands of minority Sunnis have been staging […]

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Iraqi Sunnis Hold Mass Protest Against Shiite-Led Gov’t

Posted December 28th, 2012 at 8:10 am (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of Iraqis have taken to the streets in a Sunni-dominated western province, the latest in a series of demonstrations against the country’s Shi’ite-led government. The protesters blockaded a main highway Friday in Anbar province west of the capital, Baghdad, holding placards and chanting slogans against the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. […]

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Iraqi Sunnis Hold Mass Protest Against Shiite-Led Gov’t

Posted December 28th, 2012 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of Iraqis have taken to the streets in a Sunni-dominated western province, the latest in a series of protests against the country’s Shi’ite-led government. The protesters gathered Friday in Anbar province west of the capital, Baghdad, holding placards and chanting slogans against the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Many accuse the […]

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Iraqi Kurds Shut Down Oil Exports

Posted December 25th, 2012 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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Iraq’s ongoing feud with its semi-autonomous Kurdish north is taking a toll on the country’s oil exports. Iraqi officials say the Kurds have suspended all oil shipments. An adviser to the Kurdish Ministry of Natural Resources confirmed the stoppage to The Associated Press, citing a payment dispute with the central government in Baghdad. Iraqi Kurdish […]

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Germany to Treat Ailing Iraqi President

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Iraqi officials say President Jalal Talabani is showing signs of improvement and responding to treatment after being hospitalized for a stroke. Doctors in Baghdad say he will be transferred to Germany within a day for treatment. Deputy Health Minister Issam Namiq said Wednesday that medical teams from Germany and Iran have arrived to help with […]

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Iraqi President Improving After Stroke

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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Iraqi officials say President Jalal Talabani is showing signs of improvement and responding to treatment after being hospitalized for a stroke. Deputy Health Minister Issam Namiq said Wednesday that medical teams from Germany and Iran have arrived to help with the Mr. Talabani’s care and that a British team was on its way to Iraq. […]

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Iraqi President Improving After Stroke

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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Iraqi officials say President Jalal Talabani is responding to treatment and showing signs of improvement Wednesday, after being hospitalized for a stroke. The 79-year-old president was taken to a Baghdad hospital late Monday and given treatment for blocked arteries. By Tuesday, officials said he was in stable condition. The president’s role in Iraq is largely […]

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