So Bashar al-Assad has spoken -- exclusively -- to Argentine daily El Clarin . Cutting through the fog of Western hysteria, he made some valuable points.
Iraqi security force members gather at the site of a car bomb attack in front of a crowded popular restaurant in Basra, 340 miles southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, May 20, 2013.
Ali Karim weeps over his daughter's coffin before her burial in the holy Shi'ite city of Najaf, Iraq, on May 20, 2013 In early January 2006, less than a month after I arrived in Iraq as a young U.S. Army lieutenant, I witnessed my first act of violence committed against Iraqi civilians.
UNKNOWN gunmen have shot dead at least seven women and five men at a brothel in Baghdad, security and medical officials say.
Iraqi authorities have forced another Syria-bound Iranian plane to land in Baghdad for inspection, despite Tehran's repeated protests against the move, Press TV reported.
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Residents stand amid rubble at blast scene in Tuz Khormatu town in northern Iraq May 21, 2013.
The Iraqi government on Tuesday expressed regret over a recent incident that took place in the Royal Cultural Centre, during an event for the Iraqi Embassy in Amman, where a group of Jordanian lawyers where attacked by embassy staff.
New attacks in three Iraqi cities have killed at least seven people and wounded more than 60 others.
Iraq 's wave of bloodshed sharply escalated Monday with more than a dozen car bombings across the country, part of attacks that killed at least 95 people and brought echoes of past sectarian carnage and fears of a dangerous spillover from Syria 's civil war next door.
The Eastern League announced on Monday that Binghamton Mets outfielder Cory Vaughn had been named Player of the Week for May 13 through May 19.
The worst of the violence took place in Baghdad, where 10 car bombs ripped through open-air markets and other areas of Shiite neighborhoods.
Police officials say the blasts struck bus stations and outdoor markets on Monday morning.
More than 70 people were killed in a series of car bombings and suicide attacks targeting Shi'ite Muslims across Iraq on Monday, police and medics said, extending the worst sectarian violence since U.S. troops withdrew in December 2011.
Eight car bomb blasts in mainly Shi'ite districts of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killed at least 20 people on Monday, police and medics said.
A string of car bombings and shootings across Iraq left nearly 50 people dead Monday, authorities said, in what is the latest spate of violence in a country plagued with Sunni-Shiite tension.