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Iraqi President in ‘Stable’ Condition After Stroke

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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Iraqi President Jalal Talabani is reported to be in “critical but stable condition” after having been hospitalized for a stroke. Mr. Talabani’s office said he was taken to a Baghdad hospital late Monday and that the 79-year-old president remained under intensive medical supervision after treatment for blocked arteries. The Iraqi president has dealt with several […]

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Iraqi President Hospitalized After Stroke

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has been hospitalized after having a stroke. Mr. Talabani’s office said in a statement he was taken to a hospital late Monday because of a “health emergency,” but did not give additional details about his condition. The president has dealt with several health problems in recent years. In 2008, he underwent […]

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Iraq Attacks Kill 26, Many in Kurdish-Claimed Areas

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Iraqi authorities say bombings and shootings across the country have killed at least 26 people, about half of them in northern regions whose territory is disputed between autonomous Iraqi Kurds and Baghdad’s central government. In Monday’s deadliest attack, a car bomb killed seven people in a village near the northern city of Mosul in Iraq’s […]

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Bombs Kill 10 in Northern Iraq

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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Multiple bomb blasts have hit northern Iraq, killing at least 10 people in contested areas where tensions have flared between the Kurdish minority and the central government. Two of the bombs Monday exploded in a Shi’ite area of Tuz Khurmatu, in Kirkuk province. Another blast, a car bomb, struck a Shabak minority area near Mosul. […]

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Report: Iraq Is Major Weapons Route to Syria

Posted December 2nd, 2012 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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A report in a prominent U.S. newspaper says the air corridor over Iraq has become a main supply route for weapons for the beleaguered government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The New York Times, in a story posted on its website late Saturday, said the American effort to stem the flow of Iranian arms to […]

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Iraq Bombings Kill 38

Posted November 29th, 2012 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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Iraqi officials say bombings have killed at least 38 people and wounded more than 100 others. Authorities say back-to-back explosions rocked the city of Hillah, while another bomb blast erupted in the Shi’ite Muslim holy city of Karbala. Thursday’s bombings come just two days after car bombs targeted a Shi’ite procession in Baghdad, killing 12 […]

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Iraq Bombings Kill 30

Posted November 29th, 2012 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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Iraq officials say bombings have killed at least 30 people and wounded at least 65 others. Authorities say back-to-back explosions rocked the city of Hillah, while another bomb blast erupted in the Shi’ite Muslim holy city of Karbala. Thursday’s bombings come just two days after car bombs targeted a Shi’ite procession in Baghdad, killing 12 […]

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Iraqi Federal, Kurdish Officials to Discuss Withdrawing Troops From Disputed Region

Posted November 26th, 2012 at 8:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Iraqi officials representing the country’s central government and autonomous Kurdish region have pledged to defuse recent tensions between them by discussing ways of withdrawing their troops from a disputed region. Iraqi military spokesman Dhia al-Wakeel said the federal and Kurdish officials made the pledge Monday, at a Baghdad meeting attended by a senior U.S. military […]

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Iraq Bombings Kill 12

Posted November 14th, 2012 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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A series of bombings across Iraq has killed at least 14 people. Security and hospital sources say the deadliest attacks were in the northern province of Kirkuk, where four bombs killed at least nine people and wounded dozens more. A car bomb blast in the southern city of Hilla killed four people, while another car […]

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Iraq Bombings Kill 12

Posted November 14th, 2012 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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A series of bombings across Iraq has killed at least 12 people. Security and hospital sources say the deadliest attacks were in the northern province of Kirkuk, where four bombs killed at least seven people and wounded dozens more. Violence across Iraq is down sharply from its peak in 2006 and 2007. However, September was […]

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