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Car bomb kills eight in central Iraq

Hilla - A car bomb exploded at a police checkpoint south of Baghdad on Thursday, killing eight people, as Iraq struggles with daily violence ahead of an election next week.
In the Media by AFP

Iraqi Shi'ite who fought in Syria runs for Iraqi parliament

An Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim who went to Syria in order to fight the Sunni rebels engaged against the Assad government there is now back in Iraq running for a seat in parliament in the upcoming April 30 elections.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Iraqi women push for rights ahead of presidential election

Female politicians in Iraq are pushing women's issues and women's rights as the presidential election in the country approaches and new laws aim to further restrict them.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Iraq attacks kill 14 as bomber hits university

Baghdad - Attacks in Iraq, including a suicide bombing at a university in north Baghdad, killed at least 14 people on Sunday, security and medical officials said.
In the Media by AFP

Fatwa banning election of secular candidates in Iraq criticized

The Shi'ite Islamic community in Iraq is divided a week before the countrywide elections on April 30 with Grand Ayatollah's disputing what kind of candidate Iraqi Shiites should vote for.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 1 comment

Iraq policeman gives life to shield recruits, attacks kill 15

Mosul - An Iraqi policeman sacrificed himself to shield army recruits from a suicide bomber northeast of Baghdad on Thursday, as attacks targeting security personnel killed 15 people country-wide.
In the Media by AFP

Trench planned for border between Syria and Iraqi Kurdistan

In Iraqi Kurdistan a trench is being dug along the frontier with Syria in order to prevent militants from that war torn country illegally crossing into that territory.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Violence continues as Iraq prepares to vote the end of April

Baghdad - As the election scheduled in Iraq for April 30 approaches, the country is beset by divisions and violence. Sunni extremists control much of the province of Anbar while violence plagues many parts of the country.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

'86 dead' as Syria's Qaeda, allies repel jihadists

Sulaymaniyah - Syria's Al-Qaeda affiliate and its allies have repulsed an assault by jihadist rivals on a town on the Iraqi border in fighting that killed 86 people, a monitoring group said Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Six car bombs rock Baghdad, killing at least seven

Baghdad - Six car bombs rocked mainly Shiite-populated areas of Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least seven people and wounding 30, security and medical officials said.
In the Media by AFP

Rand Paul: Cheney pushed for Iraq war to benefit Halliburton

A five-year-old video has emerged of Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) accusing former vice president Dick Cheney of pushing for an invasion of Iraq because it would benefit Halliburton, where he was previously CEO.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 6 comments

Mass polio vaccine campaign launched after Iraq case

Baghdad - Authorities launched a massive polio vaccination campaign on Sunday in Iraq, Syria and Egypt after health officials found a suspected case of the virus in a young boy near Baghdad.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Dangerous to be a Christian Special

2013 was a dangerous year for Christians. Many were tortured and killed, mostly by Islamists throughout the Middle East. Jesus said "love your enemy," so Christians don't usually seek revenge, making them easy targets.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams - 7 comments

Iraq attacks kill 10 with elections due in weeks

Baghdad - Attacks killed 10 civilians in Iraq on Sunday while six militants also died as the country grapples with its worst bloodshed in years just weeks before parliamentary elections.
In the Media by AFP

ISIL jihadists open new front in Baghdad push

Baghdad - A powerful jihadist group inspired by Al-Qaeda has opened a new battlefront with Iraqi security forces that could see it try to push into Baghdad, officials and analysts warn.
In the Media by Ammar Karim (AFP)

Iraq forces kill dozens of militants near Baghdad

Baghdad - Iraqi soldiers killed more than 40 militants in clashes near Baghdad on Thursday as anti-government fighters edged close to the capital just weeks before national parliamentary elections.
In the Media by Ammar Karim (AFP)

Iraq attacks kill five, one month before elections

Baghdad - Attacks in Sunni-majority areas of Iraq killed five people Sunday, exactly a month ahead of parliamentary polls that remain in disarray after the mass resignations of election commissioners last week.
In the Media by AFP

Lukoil starts output from massive Iraq oilfield

Basra - One of the biggest undeveloped oilfields in the world has begun commercial production in south Iraq, officials said on Saturday, part of ambitious plans by Baghdad to dramatically ramp up output.
In the Media by AFP

Iraq parties jump the gun on election campaign

Baghdad - Despite the disarray caused by the sudden mass resignation of election chiefs ahead of next month's polls, candidates for seats in the Iraqi parliament are pressing ahead with unofficial campaigning.
In the Media by Salam Faraj (AFP)

Entire Iraq electoral board resigns as violence continues

Baghdad - The Independent High Electoral Commission(IHEC) that supervises Iraq's elections scheduled for next month has resigned en masse. The IHEC members claim that they are subject to immense pressure from both parliament and the Iraqi courts.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 2 comments
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