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Iraq summons Saudi envoy for 'interference' in its affairs

Baghdad - Iraq's foreign ministry summoned Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Baghdad on Sunday to protest his "interference" in the country's internal affairs over remarks on militia forces fighting the Islamic State group.

Amnesty International: Syrian refugees 'denied entry into Jordan'

Amnesty International is urging global support to help Jordan and other countries welcoming people fleeing the civil war in Syria end border restrictions, so that these people may find peaceful, safe homes.

Video: Iraqi woman speaks at Free Bradley Manning rally in DC

Washington - During a rally in support of Pfc. Bradley Manning, an Iraqi citizen, Farah Muhsin Al Mousawi, gave an impassioned speech, calling for the release of Manning, directly addressing Major General Jeffrey Buchanan.

Escalating violence and first Iraqi elections post US withdrawal

Iraq holds its first election since the withdrawal of US troops in a climate of violence that has left hundreds killed and wounded in recent clashes.

Iraqi reality TV show plants fake bombs as gag

Baghdad - An Iraqi television show, which plants fake bombs in celebrities’ cars and then accuses them of being terrorists, has upset many people.

Iraqi TV presenter shot dead by gunmen

Baghdad - An Iraqi TV presenter known for his efforts to reduce sectarian differences was killed in Baghdad on September 7. Riyad Assariyeh (also reported as al-Saray)presented religious and political programs.

Iraqi at centre of age dispute goes missing in UK

An Iraqi who is at the centre of an age dispute has gone missing. Rabar Hamad says he is 16, and many agree, but two social workers now say he is 20- which supporters feel could result in deportation.

Soldier investigated for video taunting Iraqi kids

Washington - A disturbing video of Iraqi children being harassed with offensive language and questions was filmed by a soldier stationed in Iraq. He then posted it to Facebook and YouTube. It was just discovered and the clip is now being publicly criticized.

Texas man helps disabled Iraqi children

Brad Blauser, a Dallas, Texas, native now living in Baghdad, distributes pediatric wheelchairs to disabled Iraqi children.

Iraqi PM creates commission to look at prison abuse allegations

A special committee will begin today to look into widespread allegations of prison abuse in Iraq. The investigation was ordered by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

One Arab Throws Shoe at Bush, Another Tests American Culture For Same Behavior

No one told Bush to duck. At a press conference held with Nuri al-Maliki, a man in the press pool threw a size 10 shoe at U.S. president George W. Bush, likely making a statement about how some Iraqis feel.

Sharon Stone: Why focus on 4,000 U.S. deaths while 600,000 Iraqi deaths ignored?

In an interview with an Arab newspaper, actress Sharon Stone said Americans are worried only about the 4,000 U.S. deaths in the war while ignoring 600,000 Iraqi deaths. She also said the U.S. used 9/11 as a pretext to launch wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Iraqi Shiites and Sunnis criticize Kurds

Iraqi Arab lawmakers have joined forces in criticizing what is claimed to be an overreaching by the Kurds. The Kurds are alleging that US-backed minority's take the "go-it-alone" style in oil and other major issues that have threatened national unity.

Operation Innocence

To give aid and comfort to war ravaged children around the world.

Video Shows Iraqi Parliament Bombing

Video Shows Iraqi Parliament Bombing

Retired U.S. General Barry McCaffrey Says "3000 Iraqi citizens murdered each month"

Barry McCaffrey - "this whole Iraq operation is on the edge of unraveling as the poor Iraqis batter each other to death with our forces caught in the middle".

Iraq insurgents used children in car bombing

Insurgents in Iraq detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle with two children in the back seat after US soldiers let it through a Baghdad checkpoint over the weekend.

Uranium Found, Proof of Iraqi Yellowcake Discovered?

For all those that questioned the Bush administration's assertion that Saddam had successfully imported Yellowcake from Africa, what do you say now?

Wired Iraqi man triggers scare at L.A. airport

An Iraqi national wearing wires and concealing a magnet inside his rectum triggered a security scare at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday but officials said he posed no apparent threat.

'Cut out their hearts' Says Al-Qaeda

Backlash against US troops over alleged rapes of women by security forces in Baghdad begins.

Iraqi government welcomes British plans to withdraw troops from country

British decide to withdraw troops from Iraq, saying it is in line with plans for Iraqi forces to assume security for the country.

Civilian Rape Slaying Draws 2nd Guilty Plea

A second U.S. soldier has pleaded guilty to the gang rape and murder of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and the slaying of her family.

Rape row splits Iraqi government

Rape row strikes a blow against Maliki's attempts to portray his security plan as even handed.

Bombs kill 56 at Iraqi market

"Two car bombs exploded Sunday in an outdoor market in Baghdad, killing at least 56 people and injuring scores in the deadliest attack since U.S. and Iraqi forces began a major security push around the capital last week. The blasts – which tore thro...

Robert Fisk: Iraqi Insurgents Offer Peace in Return for US Concessions

Sunni insurgent group offers conditions for ceasefire with American and British forces in Iraq.

Iraq PM urges start to Baghdad crackdown

Maliki says the delay in starting security operation gives the insurgents more time to kill as many people as they possible can.

U.S. may have botched training of Iraqis

Training of Iraqi cops and armed forces and Judiciary under the microscope ...

Missteps by Iraqi Forces in Battle Raise Questions

Are Iraqi forces really ready to take over control? Or, is the battle in Najaf a harbinger of things to come.

A Day in the Life of an Iraqi Youth

A now, a look at the other side of the war.

Iraqi Insurgents Planned Their Own Version of 9/11

Documents discovered in an Iraq hideout revealed Iraqi al Qaeda members plotted to send 10-20 terrorists into the United States using student visas.
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Iraqi forces and mainly Shiite Muslim volunteers arrive in the predominantly-Sunni Muslim city of Sa...
Iraqi forces and mainly Shiite Muslim volunteers arrive in the predominantly-Sunni Muslim city of Samarra, 124 kms from Baghdad, on July 2, 2014, to protect the Shiite Muslim Al-Askari shrine
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Iraqi Christians who fled the violence in the village of Qaraqush rest upon their arrival at the Saint-Joseph church in the Kurdish city of Arbil, in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region, on August 7, 2014
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Iraqi Shiite volunteers who have joined government forces to fight Sunni jihadists from the Islamic ...
Iraqi Shiite volunteers who have joined government forces to fight Sunni jihadists from the Islamic State (IS) take part in a training session near the southern port city of Basra on August 7, 2014
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Displaced Iraqi Yazidis  who fled a jihadist onslaught on Sinjar  gather to collect bottles of water...
Displaced Iraqi Yazidis, who fled a jihadist onslaught on Sinjar, gather to collect bottles of water at the Bajid Kandala camp in Kurdistan's western Dohuk province, on August 13, 2014
Ahmad al-Rubaye, AFP
Iraqi men clear the debris at the scene of a car bomb in the Sadr City district of Baghdad  on Augus...
Iraqi men clear the debris at the scene of a car bomb in the Sadr City district of Baghdad, on August 1, 2014
Ali Al-Saadi, AFP/File
Armed Iraqi tribesmen trying to retake Anbar province from a mixture of Islamist and tribal foes bat...
Armed Iraqi tribesmen trying to retake Anbar province from a mixture of Islamist and tribal foes battled al Qaeda fighters in Ramadi
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Iraqi forces have broken the siege of the country's main oil refinery in the northern town of B...
Iraqi forces have broken the siege of the country's main oil refinery in the northern town of Baiji
Karim Sahib, AFP