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Uncertainty over Iraq’s $4 billion Arms Deal With Russia

Posted November 10th, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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The fate of a $4.2 billion dollar weapons deal between Iraq and Russia appears to be in limbo. A spokesman for Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Saturday that the deal had been cancelled because of his government’s “suspicions of corruption.” However, other officials say the plan is under review. Baghdad and Moscow signed off […]

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Iraq Cancels $4.2 Billion Arms Deal With Russia

Posted November 10th, 2012 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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Iraq has canceled a $4.2 billion weapons deal with Russia. A spokesman for Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki announced the cancellation Saturday, saying the prime minister had “suspicions of corruption” surrounding the deal. The spokesman said an investigation in under way, but it was not immediately clear who or what was being investigated. Baghdad and Moscow […]

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Blast Near Iraqi Army Base Kills 25

Posted November 6th, 2012 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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Iraqi officials say a car bomb at an army base near Baghdad has killed at least 27 people and wounded many others. The blast occurred midday Tuesday in the town of Taji, about 25 kilometers north of the capital. There has been no immediate claim of responsibility.

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Deadly Explosions in Iraq

Posted October 28th, 2012 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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Iraqi authorities say twin bombings Sunday near Baghdad have killed at least two people and wounded several others, one day after attacks killed more than 30 people. The latest violence took place in the town of Madain, just southeast of the capital. A series of explosions and shootings Saturday killed at least 31 people, many […]

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Nearly 30 Killed in Explosions Across Iraq

Posted October 27th, 2012 at 10:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A wave of deadly attacks has shattered the peace in Iraq during the Eid al-Adha holiday. Officials say nearly 30 people were killed in a series of explosions and shootings on Saturday, many of them Shi’ite pilgrims. The deadliest attacks happened in Baghdad where an explosion at an open-air market and a bus station killed […]

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15 Killed in Explosions Across Iraq

Posted October 27th, 2012 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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A wave of deadly attacks has shattered the peace in Iraq, where Muslims are marking the second day of the Eid al-Adha holiday. Officials say at least 15 people were killed in a series of explosions and shootings on Saturday, many of them Shi’ite pilgrims marking the holiday. The violence includes a bombing north of […]

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Iraq, Russia Sign Multi-Billion Dollar Arms Contracts

Posted October 9th, 2012 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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Iraq has signed contracts pledging to buy more than $4.2 billion worth of weapons from Russia. The Russian government made the announcement in a statement issued Tuesday following a meeting between Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and his visiting Iraqi counterpart Nouri al-Maliki. The deals reportedly include the purchase of 30 Mi-28 attack helicopters and […]

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Bomb Attacks Kill 32 Across Iraq

Posted September 30th, 2012 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Iraqi officials say a wave of bombings struck Shi’ite neighborhoods, security forces and other targets across the country Sunday, killing at least 32 people and wounding scores of others. At least eight cities and towns were hit. The deadliest attack occurred in Taji, a former al-Qaida stronghold just north of the capital, Baghdad. Three car […]

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Wave of Bomb Attacks Kills 26 in Iraq

Posted September 30th, 2012 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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Iraqi officials say a wave of bombings struck Shi’ite neighborhoods, security forces and other targets across the country Sunday, killing at least 26 people and wounding scores of others. At least eight cities and towns were hit. The deadliest attack occurred in Taji, a former al-Qaida stronghold just north of the capital, Baghdad. Three car […]

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17 Killed in Blasts in Iraq

Posted September 30th, 2012 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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(updates lede, graf 3) Officials in Iraq say a wave of bombings hit the country Sunday, killing at least 17 people and wounding scores of others. The deadliest attack was a series of three car bombings in Taji, just north of the capital, Baghdad. Officials says the bombings killed eight people and wounded more than […]

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