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  • Iraq: Suicide attack kills at least 10 people 1 hour 31 minutes ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a suicide attack on a police checkpoint south of the capital, Baghdad, has killed at least 10 people and wounded 18. More »

  • Iraq officials: Suicide attack on a checkpoint south of Baghdad kills at least … 1 hour 48 minutes ago

    Iraq officials: Suicide attack on a checkpoint south of Baghdad kills at least 10 people. More »

  • Soldier accused of killing teens in Iraq 10 hours ago

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — The two unarmed Iraqi brothers posed no threat as they herded cattle in a palm grove where a U.S. Army reconnaissance team was hidden one day seven years ago. But then-Staff Sgt. Michael Barbera took a knee, leveled his rifle and killed them — from nearly 200 yards away, a former fellow soldier said Wednesday at a preliminary hearing in the case. More »

  • US soldier accused of killing teens in Iraq 11 hours ago

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Washington (AP) — Two unarmed Iraqi brothers posed no threat as they herded cattle in a palm grove where a U.S. Army reconnaissance team was hidden one day seven years ago. But a sergeant kneeled, leveled his rifle and killed them anyway — from nearly 200 yards(meters) away, a former fellow soldier said Wednesday as a preliminary hearing opened in the case. More »

  • Soldier accused of killing unarmed teens in Iraq 14 hours ago

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Washington (AP) — Two unarmed Iraqi brothers posed no threat as they herded cattle in a grove where a U.S. Army reconnaissance team was hidden one day seven years ago. But then a sergeant kneeled, leveled his rifle and killed them anyway, a prosecutor said Wednesday at a hearing in the soldier's case. More »

  • Officials say car bomb in northern Iraq kills 9 14 hours ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Authorities in Iraq say a car bomb has killed nine people belonging to an ethnic minority in the country's north. More »

  • Car bomb kills 6 people in Iraq 16 hours ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities say a car bomb has killed six people belonging to an ethnic minority in the country's north. More »

  • Blair Blames Inquiry For Iraq Report Delay
    Blair Blames Inquiry For Iraq Report Delay 17 hours ago

    Tony Blair has told Sky News that "the people who run the inquiry" are to blame for a delay in the publication of the Chilcot report. The Iraq Inquiry, to give it its official name, was launched almost four-and-a-half years ago. The inquiry, headed by Sir John Chilcot, was originally supposed to report its findings two years ago, but it has been repeatedly delayed and there is still no set publication date. The inquiry's remit, as defined on its website, is to examine "the UK's involvement in Iraq, including the way decisions were made and actions taken, to establish, as accurately as possible, what happened and to identify the lessons that can be learned". More »

  • Car bomb kills seven in north Iraq
    Car bomb kills seven in north Iraq 17 hours ago

    A car bomb exploded in a village in northern Iraq mainly populated by members of the Shabak minority on Wednesday, killing seven people, police and a morgue employee said. More »

  • Militants returning from Syria pose threat to Europe - Dutch minister
    Militants returning from Syria pose threat to Europe - Dutch minister 18 hours ago

    The Netherlands warned on Wednesday militants returning from Syria posed a security threat to Europe and said two Dutch citizens had carried out suicide attacks in Syria and Iraq in the past six months and about 100 had fought in Syria in 2013. With the Syrian conflict entering its fourth year, governments across Europe are growing increasingly concerned about the number of their nationals heading to Syria to fight. Interior Minister Ronald Plasterk, speaking at the launch of the Dutch intelligence agency's annual report, said one Dutch national had travelled from Syria to Iraq before carrying out an attack with a bomb in a rucksack. More »

  • US soldier faces hearing in killings of Iraqi boys 20 hours ago

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Washington (AP) — A U.S. soldier accused of deliberately killing two unarmed teenage boys as they herded cattle in Iraq seven years ago is due in military court. More »

  • Tony Blair's 'Why the Middle East Matters' Speech - Full Transc …
    Tony Blair's 'Why the Middle East Matters' Speech - Full Transc … 22 hours ago

    It is unsurprising that public opinion in the UK and elsewhere, resents the notion that we should engage with the politics of the Middle East and beyond. We have been through painful engagements in Afghanistan and Iraq. More recently, Ukraine has served to push the Middle East to the inside pages, with the carnage of Syria featuring somewhat, but the chaos of Libya, whose Government we intervened to change, hardly meriting a mention. What is presently happening there, still represents the biggest threat to global security of the early 21st C. The region, including the wider area outside its conventional boundary – Pakistan, Afghanistan to the east and North Africa to the west – is in turmoil with no end in sight to the upheaval and any number of potential outcomes from the mildly optimistic to catastrophe. More »

  • Soldier faces hearing in killings of Iraqi boys Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — A U.S. soldier accused of deliberately killing two unarmed teenage boys as they herded cattle in Iraq seven years ago is due in military court. More »

  • Militants attack balloting center in Iraq, kill 10
    Militants attack balloting center in Iraq, kill 10 Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants wearing military uniforms carried out an overnight attack against a balloting center in a remote area of the country's north and killed 10 guards, a senior police official said on Tuesday. More »

  • Dubai's Emaar Q1 profit rises 55% to $235 mn
    Dubai's Emaar Q1 profit rises 55% to $235 mn Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    People gather outside a sales office of Dubai's Emaar Properties in Arbil, Iraq on October 27, 2013 More »

  • Post-9/11 military build-up reversal hits officers
    Post-9/11 military build-up reversal hits officers Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — After the 9/11 attacks, tens of thousands of young men and women joined the military, heading for the rugged mountains of Afghanistan and dusty deserts of Iraq. More »

  • Dozens killed in Iraq attacks and bombings
    Dozens killed in Iraq attacks and bombings Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Suicide car bombings, roadside bombing and shooting spree kill 33 as the country counts down to crucial elections. More »

  • As Army shrinks, young officers being pushed out
    As Army shrinks, young officers being pushed out Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — After the 9/11 attacks, tens of thousands of young men and women joined the military, heading for the rugged mountains of Afghanistan and dusty deserts of Iraq. More »

  • Iraq attacks kill 26 as election looms
    Iraq attacks kill 26 as election looms Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Attacks including five suicide bombings hit various areas of Iraq on Monday, killing at least 26 people as parliamentary elections loom next week, the first since American troops departed. More »

  • Suicide bombings, attacks in Iraq kill 33 people
    Suicide bombings, attacks in Iraq kill 33 people Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Suicide bombings and other attacks across Iraq killed at least 33 people and wounded nearly 80 more on Monday, officials said, the latest in an uptick in violence as the country counts down to crucial parliament elections later this month. More »

  • Suicide bombings, attacks in Iraq kill 30 people
    Suicide bombings, attacks in Iraq kill 30 people Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Suicide bombings and other attacks across Iraq killed at least 30 people and wounded nearly 70 more on Monday, officials said, the latest in an uptick in violence as the country counts down to crucial parliament elections later this month. More »

  • Suicide bombings, attacks in Iraq kill 19 people
    Suicide bombings, attacks in Iraq kill 19 people Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Suicide bombings and other attacks across Iraq killed at least 19 people and wounded 36 on Monday, officials said, the latest in an uptick in violence as the country counts down to crucial parliament elections later this month. More »

  • Suicide attack in Iraq kills at least 9 people Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a suicide attack targeting a police checkpoint outside the capital, Baghdad, has killed at least nine people. More »

  • Many dead in Iraq violence ahead of vote
    Many dead in Iraq violence ahead of vote Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Blasts, including one at a college, kill 18, while fighting in Fallujah leaves 15 dead. More »

  • Attacks kill at least 18 people in Iraq
    Attacks kill at least 18 people in Iraq Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of attacks, including a coordinated assault on a private Shiite college in Baghdad, killed at least 18 people and wounded nearly 50 in Iraq on Sunday, officials said. More »

  • Iraq attacks kill 14 as bomber hits university
    Iraq attacks kill 14 as bomber hits university Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Attacks in Iraq, including a suicide bombing at a university in north Baghdad, killed at least 14 people on Sunday, security and medical officials said. More »

  • Kuwait's Zain says sued for $4.5 billion over Iraq telco buy Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    By Matt Smith DUBAI (Reuters) - Zain is being sued for $4.5 billion (2.67 billion pounds) over its 2007 acquisition of an Iraqi telecom operator, the Kuwaiti firm said in a bourse statement on Sunday. Zain bought Iraqna for $1.2 billion from Orascom Telecom in December 2007 after the Egyptian firm dropped out of the running for a long-term mobile licence in Iraq. The Kuwaiti firm then merged its Iraqi unit, Atheer, with Iraqna and renamed the entity Zain Iraq, which today is the country's biggest operator by subscribers. Zain said in statement on Sunday that a company it declined to identify filed a lawsuit last August. More »

  • Attacks kill at least 15 people in Iraq
    Attacks kill at least 15 people in Iraq Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of attacks, including a coordinated assault on a private Shiite college in Baghdad, killed at least 15 people and wounded nearly 50 others in Iraq on Sunday, officials said. More »

  • Unravelling culture in Iraq's Kurdish region
    Unravelling culture in Iraq's Kurdish region Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Weaving and handicrafts are being re-taught to a younger generation of Iraqi Kurds, but not without challenges. More »

  • Iraq: Separate attacks kill at least 12 people Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Officials say attacks in Iraq have killed at least 12 people and wounded 35 others. More »

  • Female candidates fight for rights in Iraq campaign
    Female candidates fight for rights in Iraq campaign Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    With fears that women's rights are being eroded in Iraq, prospective female lawmakers are determined to push women's issues to the fore of campaigning for this month's elections. More »

  • Dozens killed in series of blasts in Iraq
    Dozens killed in series of blasts in Iraq Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    At least 25 people killed in wave of explosions across Iraq, including strikes on busy commercial districts in Baghdad. More »

  • Bombs targeting soldiers, shoppers kill 16 in Iraq
    Bombs targeting soldiers, shoppers kill 16 in Iraq Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Attacks across Iraq, including a series of bombings targeting shoppers in a Sunni neighborhood in the country's capital, killed at least 16 people Saturday, authorities said. More »

  • Bombs targeting soldiers, shoppers kill 11 in Iraq
    Bombs targeting soldiers, shoppers kill 11 in Iraq Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber has attacked an army checkpoint north of Iraq's capital, part of a day of violence that's killed 11 people across the country. More »

  • Violence kills 29 as Iraqi forces hit militants
    Violence kills 29 as Iraqi forces hit militants Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Violence in Iraq killed 29 people Saturday, most of them militants who died in a security forces assault that pushed them out of an area west of Baghdad, officials said. More »