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BAGHDAD — Bombings in Iraq near a Sunni Muslim mosque, a busy shopping street and a funeral procession left at least 70 people dead Friday as the security situation continued to show signs of unraveling. The explosions brought the week’s...
BAGHDAD — Less than a year and a half after the last U.S. troops left, Iraq's political leaders are openly debating the prospect of two dangerous paths for their country: de facto division or civil war. Perhaps both. Tension between the Shiite...
Tags: Lobbying, Al-Qaeda, United Nations, Baghdad (Iraq), Activism
BAGHDAD — Iraqi security used disproportionate force, including shooting unarmed civilians, during a raid on an encampment of Sunni Arab protesters last week that left 45 people dead, according to two government investigations and foreign diplomats....
BAGHDAD — Four Iraqi soldiers were shot dead Saturday, the day after Sunni Arab tribes in the restive western province of Anbar announced that they had formed their own army to defend themselves against the Shiite-dominated Iraqi government. The...
Tags: Iraq, Islam, United Nations, Baghdad (Iraq), Armed Forces
Gunmen reportedly overtook a town north of Baghdad as battles continued to rage Thursday between Iraqi government forces and Sunni fighters. The violence began Tuesday after security forces stormed a Sunni Muslim protest encampment in Hawija, spurring...
Tags: Elections, Iraq, Islam, Politics, Religious Conflicts
BEIRUT — At least 41 people died Thursday on the third straight day of pitched fighting between Iraqi security forces and Sunni Arabs, as Prime Minister Nouri Maliki warned the country was in crisis. The national police battled back Sunni fighters...
Tags: National Government, Elections, Iraq, Baghdad (Iraq), Politics
BEIRUT -- Battles between Iraqi government forces and Sunni fighters left at least 17 people dead Wednesday as sectarian tensions showed little sign of abating and threatened an insurrection in Sunni provinces. Dozens of people were reportedly killed...
BEIRUT — After a week of violence, Iraq held its first provincial elections Saturday since the departure of U.S. troops last year. Results are not expected for several days, but the conditions under which the vote was held showed that little has...
BEIRUT -- A string of bombings in Iraq claimed the lives of more than 30 people Monday in the run-up to provincial elections scheduled for this weekend. The attacks, which left dozens wounded, took place around the country, including in Baghdad; the...
BAGHDAD (AP) — Insurgents launched what appeared to be a highly coordinated string of attacks across Iraq on Monday morning, killing at least 32 and wounding more than 200, according to officials. The attacks, many involving car bombs, erupted...
Tags: Al-Qaeda, Baghdad (Iraq), Bombings, Explosions, Bashar Assad
There is a classic "Doonesbury" cartoon, published soon after the Vietnam War ended, in which the antiwar activist Mark Slackmeyer is arguing with his pro-war father. They go back and forth, each blaming the other's politics for everything that's wrong in...
Re "Iran appears the victor in postwar Iraq," March 29 In 1991, the first President Bush, a decorated World War II combat veteran, was content to simply drive Saddam Hussein's forces out of Kuwait. Iraq was left militarily capable of opposing its...
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