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Baghdad (Iraq)

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  • Proud Sunni neighborhood writhes under Iraq's Shiite security forces

    Proud Sunni neighborhood writhes under Iraq's Shiite security forces
    He fought alongside U.S. troops battling Al Qaeda militants on the streets of Adhamiya, one of Baghdad's most treacherous districts during the long American-led occupation. Now he is ready to take up arms against the Iraqi government that he once fought...
  • Mortar fire south of Baghdad kills nine, police, hospital sources say

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Nine people were killed in a mainly Shi'ite town south of Baghdad late on Sunday by mortar fire that hit near a Shi'ite religious site, police and hospital sources said. The sources in the town of Mahmoudiya said eight mortar rounds...
  • Islamic State overwhelms Iraqi forces at Tikrit

    IRBIL, Iraq Islamic State gunmen overran a former U.S. military base early Friday and killed or captured hundreds of Iraqi government troops who had been trying to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, the worst military reversal Iraqi troops have...
  • Top Shi'ite cleric urges help for Iraq's displaced

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's top cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, called on political leaders on Friday to refrain from clinging to their posts, in an apparent reference to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who has defied demands that he step aside....
  • Editorial: A plane crash, Gaza and 'The July Crises' of 2014

     Editorial: A plane crash, Gaza and 'The July Crises' of 2014
    In history's taut nomenclature it was "The July Crisis": One century ago this week, the mighty powers of Europe were deciding whether they would parlay the assassination of an Austro-Hungarian archduke into a massive regional conflict. From afar, the...
  • Iraq parliament meets to decide on forming government

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's parliament met on Tuesday for talks aimed at breaking a political impasse which has held up the formation of a government to tackle an Islamist insurgency which swept through northern Iraq towards Baghdad. Acting speaker...
  • Kurdish singer Helly Luv ready to 'Risk it All' for independence

    ARBIL Iraq (Reuters) - Kurdish pop singer Helly Luv says she will not be put off by death threats from Iraqi Islamist militants since release of her first music video but, drawing on its title, insists she will "Risk It All" to help a push for an...
  • Iraqi Shiite fighters of Balad provide bulwark for Baghdad

    The Shiite militia commander, slight of build and decked out in green fatigues, views the checkpoint that he oversees as much more than an isolated outpost amid the endless palm groves of the Tigris River valley. "We are the forward defensive line for...
  • Gunmen in Iraq reportedly kill at least 30 in upscale Baghdad area

    Gunmen in Iraq reportedly kill at least 30 in upscale Baghdad area
    Gunmen stormed a residential complex in an upscale Baghdad neighborhood Saturday, killing at least 30 people, most of them women, according to Iraqi media. A group of armed men raided a building in the eastern Baghdad neighborhood of Zayouna, breaking...
  • Iraq tension increases as Kurdish forces seize oil fields

    Iraq tension increases as Kurdish forces seize oil fields
    The rift between Iraq's government and the semiautonomous Kurdistan region deepened Friday, as Kurdish forces snatched control of two major oil fields and Prime Minister Nouri Maliki appointed replacements for Cabinet members who declared a boycott. The...
  • Witnesses describe how Islamists leveled Sunni village as a warning

    BAGHDAD To the villagers who fled, Zowiya is now a graveyard for all they've ever known. Their houses have been razed, their neighbors are dead and their tribal codes have been violated in ways they never dreamed possible. For the extremist fighters...