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1 hr ago | The Washington Post
The clean-up begins at the site of one of the car bombs that struck in the Baghdad neighborhood of Karrada.
5 hrs ago | Daily Times
BAGHDAD: Two suicide car bombs exploded seconds and a few hundred metres apart in a busy area of central Baghdad Thursday, killing at least 13 people, police and medical sources said.
10 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com
In this Monday, March 30, 2009 file photo Sahwa, or Awakening Council members stand guard at a checkpoint in the Azamiyah area of north Baghdad, Iraq.
"When they came in June and drove out the army, things became normal quickly. I didn't see any reason to flee," he said, sitting in St. Georges Syriac Catholic Church in Bartella, a dusty flyspeck Christian village less than 20 miles from Mosul.
In congressional testimony as far back as November, U.S. diplomats and intelligence officials made clear that the United States had been closely tracking the al Qaida spinoff since 2012, when it enlarged its operations from Iraq to civil war-torn Syria, seized an oil-rich province there and signed up thousands of foreign fighters who'd infiltrated ... (more)
Iraqi officials say a double car bombing in central Baghdad has killed 21 people and wounded 33, hours after lawmakers elected the country's new president.
An Iraqi child walks through a displacement camp Saturday, June 28, in Khazair, Iraq.
Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum was named Iraq's new president on Thursday hours after an attack on a prison convoy killed dozens of people, brutally underscoring the challenges faced by the country's leaders as they struggle to form a new government.
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Iraqis displaced from parts of the country which are now controlled by Sunni jihadist from the Islamic State receive aid from people of the southern holy city of Nafaf on July 14, 2014.
A Montgomery County Detention Facility corrections officer has been arrested for allegedly having sex with an inmate.
Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki rejected an attempt by Iran to persuade him to step down, senior Iraqi politicians said Wednesday, underlining his determination to defy even his top ally to push for a third term in office and further exacerbating the country's political crisis.
Nickolay Mladenov told the council by videoconference from Baghdad on Wednesday that it should also call on U.N. member states to bring to justice "the perpetrators, organizers and sponsors of these horrific terrorist acts, war crimes and crimes against humanity."
Testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the State Department's Brett McGurk and Defense Department's Elissa Slotkin said the administration was focused on improving U.S. intelligence, securing American personnel and property, guiding Iraq toward a new, more inclusive government and helping its forces strike back against the al-Qaida ... (more)
Residents stand among debris at one of the scenes of car bomb attacks that struck Baghdad July 19, 2014.
Iraq's parliament convened to vote for a new president on Wednesday as the extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Baghdad the night before that killed 31 people, mainly civilians.
Updated: Fri Jul 25, 2014 01:02 pm
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