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Global Broadcasters Remain on Air in Iraq Despite Regulatory Warning

Posted June 25th, 2012 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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International news broadcasters including Voice of America say they remain on the air in Iraq, despite a warning by Iraqi regulators that their operations could be restricted because of a licensing dispute. Iraq’s Communications and Media Commission, which regulates media outlets in the country, says it recently sent a list of unlicensed organizations to the […]

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Iraqi Regulators Order 44 Media Outlets to Close

Posted June 24th, 2012 at 11:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Iraqi regulators have ordered the closure of 44 media organizations in the country, including VOA. The Communications and Media Commission says the move targets organizations operating without a license. A media and communications official told VOA that many of the media outlets either lack a permit or the permit has expired. The commission’s order lists […]

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Dual Blasts Target Iraqi Pilgrims; 26 Dead

Posted June 16th, 2012 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Two car bombs in Baghdad scattered body parts and turned vehicles into burned-out shells, killing 26 in the latest in a wave of attacks targeting Shi’ite pilgrims. The blasts struck the city’s Shula and Kadimiyah neighborhoods Saturday, just a few kilometers from a shrine to revered Imam Moussa al-Kadhim, a great-grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. […]

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Dual Blasts Target Iraqi Pilgrims; 26 Dead

Posted June 16th, 2012 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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Two car bombs in Baghdad scattered body parts and turned vehicles into burned-out shells, killing 26 in the latest in a wave of attacks targeting Shi’ite pilgrims. The blasts struck the city’s Kazimiyah neighborhood Saturday, just a few kilometers from a shrine to revered Imam Moussa al-Kadhim, a great-grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. Haider Ghareeb […]

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Iraqi Bombing Kills 8 Pilgrims

Posted June 16th, 2012 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Iraqi officials say a car bomb has hit a major Shi’ite pilgrimage in Baghdad, killing at least 9 people and wounding 15. The attack Saturday came on the last day of commemorations for a revered imam. Earlier Saturday, a group that monitors militant web sites said the al-Qaida affiliate in Iraq claimed responsibility for a […]

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Al-Qaida Claims Iraq Bombings

Posted June 16th, 2012 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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A group that monitors militant websites says the al-Qaida affiliate in Iraq has claimed responsibility for a wave of car bombings that killed 72 people and wounded nearly 260 earlier in the week during a Shi’ite Muslim religious commemoration. The U.S.-based SITE Intelligence Group said Saturday the Islamic State of Iraq posted a statement on […]

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Attacks Targeting Shi’ite Pilgrims Kill 72 in Iraq

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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At least 72 people have been killed in a coordinated wave of attacks across Iraq targeting Shi’ite Muslim pilgrims gathered for an annual religious commemoration. Nearly 260 other people were wounded in one of the bloodiest days since U.S. troops withdrew from the country. Most of the bombs exploded in Baghdad and the southern Iraqi […]

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Attacks Targeting Shi’ite Pilgrims Kill 72 in Iraq

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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At least 72 people have been killed in a coordinated wave of attacks across Iraq targeting Shi’ite Muslim pilgrims gathered for an annual religious commemoration. Nearly 260 other people were wounded in one of the bloodiest days since U.S. troops withdrew from the country. Most of the bombs exploded in Baghdad and the southern Iraqi […]

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Attacks Targeting Shi’ite Pilgrims Kill 72 in Iraq

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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At least 72 people have been killed in a coordinated wave of attacks across Iraq targeting Shi’ite Muslim pilgrims gathered for annual religious processions. Nearly 260 others were wounded, in one of the bloodiest days since U.S. troops withdrew from the country. Most of the bombs exploded in Baghdad and the southern Iraqi cities of […]

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Bombs Kill 46 in Iraq, Shi’ite Pilgrims Targeted

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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Bombs have exploded in cities across Iraq as Shi’ite Muslims gathered for annual religious processions. Iraqi authorities say at least 46 people were killed in one of the country’s deadliest waves of violence this year. They said four bombs targeted Shi’ite pilgrims in and around Baghdad, killing at least 19 people, while car bombs killed […]

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