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Reuters* Network almost destroyed by war, economic turmoil * Plans taking shape to renovate lines, build new ones * Iraq hopes to trans-ship goods to Europe * Could have political as well as economic benefits * Financing, security remain major obstacles...
BAGHDAD (AP) — Two car bombs went off Sunday in the Iraqi city of Basra, killing nine and wounding 24 in a rare attack in the Shiite-dominated south of the country. All nine deaths resulted from a blast near an outdoor market, said Ali Ghanim,...
Tags: Baghdad (Iraq), Bombings, Explosions, Emergency Incidents, Iraq
World NowA suicide bomber killed at least 55 Shiite Muslim pilgrims Saturday in southern Iraq in the latest violence that has shaken the nation since U.S. forces withdrew in December....
World NowIraq: At least seven people were killed when three bombs hidden in motorcycles exploded in Basra, Iraq....
Babylon & BeyondThe Iraq Shiite militia-turned-political movement nominally led by cleric Muqtada Sadr is paradoxically becoming Iraq Prime Minister Nouri Maliki’s most dangerous political adversary as well as his most necessary ally....
Babylon & BeyondKurdish security guards opened fire Thursday on a crowd of protesters calling for political reforms in northern Iraq, killing at least two, officials told the Associated Press. The demonstration in Sulaimaniyah was the most violent in a wave of protests.....
Babylon & BeyondThousands of Iraqis converged on local government headquarters across the country Friday in a coordinated nationwide "day of rage" against corruption and persistent economic ills. At least nine people were reported killed in clashes set off by the massive...
Babylon & BeyondEditor’s note: The post is from an analyst with the Carnegie Middle East Center. Neither the Los Angeles Times nor Babylon & Beyond endorses the positions of the analysts, nor does Carnegie endorse the positions of The Times or its......
The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel who died in Afghanistan and Iraq or at a military hospital of their injuries: Pedro A. Barboza Flores, 27, of Glendale; lance corporal, Marine Corps. Barboza Flores was...
Tags: Ohio, Guerrilla Activity, Armed Forces, Bombings, Crisis
To return from the United States to Europe is to travel from a country that thinks it is on the front line of the struggle against jihadist terrorism but is not, to a continent that is on the front line but still has not fully awoken to the fact. Only...
In the painful years since 9/11, President Bush has sought to provide Americans with a morally coherent narrative to explain our two long wars and other costly foreign involvements. And although the probity of the Iraq war has been widely debated, most...
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