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By Editorial Team On Friday, January 3rd, 2014
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Confirmed: 2013 deadliest for Iraq since 2008, UN estimates

Baghdad : Iraqis carry the coffin of a relative, who was killed the day before in a bomb blast that targeted Shurt al-Raba market, during his funeral in Baghdad (AFP Photo) A total of 8,868 people, including 7,818 More...

By Editorial Team On Friday, January 3rd, 2014
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Explainer: What’s Behind The Fighting In Iraq?

By Frud Bezhan   Sunni Muslim fighters watch as a police vehicle burns during clashes in the Iraqi city of Ramadi on January 2. Militants have seized control of large parts of Ramadi and Fallujah amid sectarian More...

By Editorial Team On Saturday, November 9th, 2013
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Maliki Accuses Saudi Arabia of Being Unfriendly Neighbor

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has criticized neighboring Saudi Arabia, accusing the Sunni Muslim kingdom of being unfriendly toward Iraq’s Shi’a-led government. Maliki, More...

By Editorial Team On Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
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Dozens killed and injured in Baghdad blasts

At least 17 people have been killed and dozens injured in a series of bomb attacks targeting mainly Shia areas of Baghdad, police and medical sources have said. Eight vehicles rigged with explosives were detonated More...

By Editorial Team On Sunday, May 26th, 2013
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Iraqi Volunteers Join Both Sides Of War In Syria

Sheikh Muhammad al-Hayis, a Sunni tribal chief, in Anbar The funeral this month of Dhia Mutashar Gatie al-Issawi in Basra is one of many. The young bricklayer, 26, died earlier this month in Damascus while fighting More...

By Editorial Team On Monday, May 20th, 2013
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Iraq Hit By Wave Of Deadly Bombings

The aftermath of a bomb attack in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on May 20. Maliki said his government is about to “make changes in the high and middle positions of those responsible for security, and security More...

By Editorial Team On Thursday, May 16th, 2013
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Deadly Bombings Strike Iraqi Cities

Kirkuk is home to a mix of Arabs, Kurds and Turkomen who all have claims to the oil-rich area [AFP]Bombings in the Iraqi cities of Kirkuk and the capital Baghdad have killed at least 38 people and wounded more than More...

By Editorial Team On Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
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Iraq Election Results Indicate Growing Polarization

By Frud Bezhan An electoral campaign banner showing Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in Baghdad The April 20 vote, which involved thousands of candidates contesting seats on provincial councils, marked waning support More...

By Editorial Team On Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
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Baghdad Hit By Three Deadly Attacks

An Iraqi soldier stands guard at the site of a bomb attack in Baghdad’s Hussainiya district on May 6. Three attacks in Baghdad have killed at least 17 people. Police said six people were killed when assailants More...

By Editorial Team On Thursday, May 2nd, 2013
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April Was Deadliest Month In Iraq Since 2008

Men clean up after a bomb detonated at a Shi’ite mosque in the northern city of Kirkuk on April 19. The United Nation’s mission in Iraq has said that April was the deadliest month in that country since More...