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Baghdad Green Zone set to open around the clock

Baghdad - Baghdad's high-security Green Zone, home to the Iraqi parliament and US embassy, will be opened to traffic around the clock from Tuesday, the government said.

Katyusha rocket fired into Baghdad Green Zone

Baghdad - A Katyusha rocket was fired Sunday into Baghdad's Green Zone housing government offices and embassies including the US mission, days after the United States evacuated staff from Iraq citing threats from Iran.

Katyusha rocket crashes into Baghdad Green Zone: security services

Baghdad - A Katyusha rocket crashed Sunday into Baghdad's Green Zone which houses government offices and embassies including the US mission, Iraqi security services said in a statement.

At least 16 dead as arms depot blows up in Baghdad

Baghdad - At least 16 people were killed and dozens injured after an arms depot exploded in the Sadr City district of the Iraqi capital late Wednesday, security and medical sources said."An arms depot exploded...

Baghdad mayor has ambitious plans for her city

Baghdad - The mayor of Baghdad wants to revive her war-torn city, fix its decrepit infrastructure and twin it with Paris -- another female-led metropolis.

At least 27 dead in Baghdad bombings: officials

Baghdad - At least 27 people were killed and more than 100 wounded in two bombings in Baghdad, security and medical officials said on Tuesday.In the first attack, a suicide bomber struck near a popular ice cream shop overnight, killing 16 people.

Suicide bomber kills eight at Baghdad ice cream shop: officials

Baghdad - A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle at a popular Baghdad ice cream shop, killing at least eight people, security officials said on Tuesday.

Suicide bomber kills eight at Baghdad ice cream shop: officials

Baghdad - A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle at a popular Baghdad ice cream shop, killing at least eight people, security officials said on Tuesday.

Suicide bomber kills eight at Baghdad ice cream shop: officials

Baghdad - A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle at a popular Baghdad ice cream shop, killing at least eight people, security officials said on Tuesday.

Suicide bombers kill 18 in Baghdad market attacks

Baghdad - Suicide bombings at two Baghdad markets killed at least 18 people on Sunday, the latest attacks to hit the capital as Iraqi forces battle the Islamic State jihadist group in Mosul.

Suicide bombers kill 18 in Baghdad market attacks

Baghdad - Suicide bombings at two Baghdad markets killed at least 18 people on Sunday, the latest attacks to hit the capital as Iraqi forces battle the Islamic State jihadist group in Mosul.

Suicide bombers kill 18 in Baghdad market attacks

Baghdad - Suicide bombings at two Baghdad markets killed at least 18 people on Sunday, the latest attacks to hit the capital as Iraqi forces battle the Islamic State jihadist group in Mosul.

IS claims latest deadly Baghdad attack

Baghdad - The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack that killed at least 32 people Monday in Baghdad.

IS bombings kill at least 17 in Baghdad

Baghdad - Bombings claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group hit shopping areas in Shiite districts of the Iraqi capital on Tuesday, killing at least 17 people, security and medial officials said.

On Baghdad street, a struggle between life and death

Baghdad - It had become something they just had to do: whenever the main shopping street in Baghdad's Karrada district was bombed, Hussein al-Fatlawi and his brother would rush to help.

IS suicide bomber kills at least 15 in Baghdad

Baghdad - A suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 15 people in a Shiite area of northern Baghdad on Sunday, security and medical officials said.

For Iraqis, British war inquiry changes little

Baghdad - For Iraqis, a British war inquiry criticising former premier Tony Blair means little as, whoever is to blame, they are still suffering the devastating consequences of the 2003 US-led invasion.

IS claims deadly Baghdad shopping street bombing

Baghdad - Islamic State jihadists claimed a bomb attack in central Baghdad that officials said killed at least six people as it ripped through a busy shopping district early on Sunday, setting stores ablaze.

Under heavy pressure, jihadists strike back in Baghdad

Baghdad - The Islamic State group, on the defensive and under heavy pressure in Iraq, has struck back with bloody attacks in Baghdad, where persistent gaps in security increase the city's exposure.

Baghdad attacks toll rises to at least 39

Baghdad - The death toll from a series of attacks in Baghdad rose to at least 39 on Tuesday, security and medical officials said.The attacks also wounded at least 83 people, the officials said.

Open house in Baghdad's mythical Green Zone

Baghdad - Thousands of wide-eyed Iraqis marvelled at the fountains, flowers and perfect lawns in Baghdad's Green Zone on Sunday, a day after protesters breached the walls of the fortified area.

Op-Ed: Protesters breach Green Zone in Baghdad storm Iraqi parliament

Baghdad - Thousands of protesters managed to break into the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad and storm the parliament buildings inside the zone.

Suicide bomber hits Baghdad shops, killing seven

Baghdad - A suicide bombing ripped through shops in eastern Baghdad on Monday, killing at least seven people, Iraqi security and medical officials said.

At least 31 killed in IS-claimed Baghdad bombings

Baghdad - Bombings claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 31 people in a Shiite area of Baghdad Sunday, security and medical officials said, the deadliest attacks to hit the Iraqi capital this year.

Multiple jihadist attacks kill more than 30 in Iraq

Baghdad - Jihadist gunmen and bombers killed at least 12 people in a busy market area of Baghdad while a double blast at a cafe north of the Iraqi capital claimed another 20 lives.

Eight killed as gunmen take hostages in Baghdad mall

Baghdad - Gunmen detonated a car bomb, sprayed gunfire in a crowded area and took hostages in a shopping mall in eastern Baghdad Monday, killing at least eight people, police said.

IS claims deadly Iraq mosque attack

Baghdad - The Islamic State jihadist group has claimed an attack at a Shiite mosque south of the Iraqi capital that officials said killed at least six people.

Baghdad bombings claimed by IS kill 14, wound 55

Baghdad - Bombings in the Iraqi capital claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 14 people and wounded 55 Thursday, security and medical officials said.The attacks struck central Baghdad's Wathba Square and near Tayran Square.

Militants claim kidnapping of 18 Turks in Baghdad

Baghdad - An unknown militant group has claimed the kidnapping of 18 Turkish workers in Iraq and issued a list of demands it said Turkey must fulfil for them to be released.

Turkey confirms 18 construction workers kidnapped in Baghdad

Ankara - Turkey on Wednesday confirmed that 18 Turkish construction workers have been kidnapped by unknown individuals in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
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U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki after a press eve...
U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki after a press event at Camp Victory outside Baghdad, Iraq, in 2009.
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Baghdad, 2013
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A bank in Baghdad - protected by US troops.
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FACT-FINDING: Secretary of State John Kerry addresses reporters last year at the US embassy in Baghd...
FACT-FINDING: Secretary of State John Kerry addresses reporters last year at the US embassy in Baghdad. Kerry is back in Iraq this week.
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Iraqi security forces take part during clashes with al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Le...
Iraqi security forces take part during clashes with al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the city of Ramadi, 100 km (62 miles) west of Baghdad, February 6, 2014
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STAYING PUT: Protesters in Baghdad carry portraits of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Wednes...
STAYING PUT: Protesters in Baghdad carry portraits of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Wednesday at a demonstration of support in Baghdad.
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US Military claims they saw rocket propelled launchers in the hands of the people on ground. Opponen...
US Military claims they saw rocket propelled launchers in the hands of the people on ground. Opponent's to this story say that what they saw based on the leaked video was this camera lens which slightly resembles the RPG weapon.
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Masked Sunni Muslim gunmen take position with their weapons during a patrol in the city of Falluja  ...
Masked Sunni Muslim gunmen take position with their weapons during a patrol in the city of Falluja, 70 km (44 miles) west of Baghdad, February 8, 2014.
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An Iraqi fighter jet malfunctioned  dropping a bomb on a Baghdad neighborhood  killing 12 people.
An Iraqi fighter jet malfunctioned, dropping a bomb on a Baghdad neighborhood, killing 12 people.
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