Latest in Tag: Iraq Highlight
Latest in Tag: Iraq
The outpouring of rage in Islamic countries isn’t just about a low-budget film insulting the prophet Muhammad. It is the eruption of a volcano that has been simmering for the past eleven years
Ongoing turmoil in Iraq as top Iraqi politician is sentenced to death in absentia
Baghdad threatens Kurds with budget cuts
Tutu believes legality of the US-led invasion of Iraq and civilian casualties justify investigation
Iraq trying suspects of terrorism remains unconfirmed
Russia, Iran and Iraq may support the Syrian economy, despite of the revolution and international sanctions
Total penned a deal for Halfaya with the Iraqi Ministry of Oil at the end of 2009
A roadside bomb and a drive-by shooting killed five and injured another five on Sunday, reported the Associated Press. The bomb reportedly killed three police officers in Jurf Al-Sakhar, a town south of Baghdad. The drive-by shooting in the Baghdad neighborhood of Jihad killed two civilians near a government office responsible for overseeing Sunni administration …
A suicide bomber drove a vehicle into a Shi’a mosque in northern Iraq during Friday prayers. The detonation killed five worshipers and injured over 70, according to Reuters. This attack comes after Shia’s were targeted in a Wednesday attack that killed an estimated 12 worshipers. The sectarian targeting threatens the power-sharing government consisting of Shi’a, …
An official within the Iraqi Interior Ministry said that gunmen armed with silencers on their weapons managed to assassinate a Justice Ministry worker in Jamiyah on Tuesday as well as an Agriculture Ministry employee in Adil, both western suburbs of the capital city of Baghdad. Two soldiers were also shot and killed at a checkpoint …
Erdogan, has in recent weeks accused the regime in Syria of giving Kurdish rebels a free hand in the north of the country
Hidden crisis as countries across the region struggle to deal with effects of uprising
The Baghdad government says the visit underestimates “national sovereignty and violate the rules of international relations”
Following the deadliest month in two years, more attacks target Shi’a districts in Iraq
The report suggests that much of $400 million allocated for investment in infrastructure in Afghanistan might have been wasted
Violent actions continue in Iraq
Attacks look coordinated, come after Al-Qaeda declaration
A new Informatics Crime Law is putting journalists and activists between Nouri Al-Maliki and his opponents
Syrian National Council says more ambassadorial defections possible
Annan held talks with Iranian Foreign Minister and Iraqi Prime Minister to discuss the escalating violence in neighbouring Syria.
With the crisis on their doorstep, Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister for Energy, Hussein Al-Shahristani and Foreign Minister, Hoshyar Zebari spoke to the press on Sunday
Turkish military and Kurdish militants from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) clashed near the border of Iraq leaving eight Turkish soldiers dead and at least 16 others wounded,Turkish officials said. The incident is the bloodiest clash over the contentious Kurdish region in recent months. It was reported by Reuters that the attacks were launched in …
Coordinated attacks punctuate a period of pilgrimage in Iraq, increasing instability in the summer months.
Investors say Iraq has become safer for their money.
Al-Qaeda claims responsibility for a string of attacks in Iraq that left at least 30 dead.
By Kareem Raheem / Reuters BAGHDAD: More than 20 bombs hit cities and towns across Iraq on Thursday, killing at least 36 and wounding more than 100, police and hospital sources said, raising fears of sectarian strife in a country keen to show it can now maintain security. In Baghdad, three car bombs, two roadside …
By Sameer N. Yacoub / AP BAGHDAD: A Sunni lawmaker says he escaped an assassination attempt when gunmen ambushed his convoy north of the Iraqi capital. Falah Al-Naqeeb, a member the Sunni-backed Iraqiya parliament bloc, said over the phone on Tuesday that gunmen sprayed the cars with bullets in the Sunni-dominated area of Taji, about …
By Raheem Salman /Reuters BAGHDAD: The head of Iraq’s Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) and one of its members were arrested by police on Thursday on corruption charges, IHEC officials said, in the latest apparent move for more government control of independent bodies. Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki won a court ruling in January 2011 that …
By Hamza Hendawi / AP BAGHDAD: Now that US forces are gone, Iraq’s ruling Shias are moving quickly to keep the two Muslim sects separate — and unequal. Sunnis are locked out of key jobs at universities and in government, their leaders banned from Cabinet meetings or even marked as fugitives. Sunnis cannot get help …
By Soli Ozel Syria, as always, is more than just Syria. The outcome of the deepening civil war or the violent fragmentation of the country will have a bearing on developments in the region, particularly for neighboring states. The strategies chosen by the regime to fight off the challenge against it have intensified sectarian divisions. A …