Iraq elects parliament speaker after 4-month impasse
Los Angeles Times, CA
By Liz Sly Reporting from Baghdad -- Iraq's parliament ended four months of legislative paralysis on Sunday by electing a new speaker who supporters hope will bring both muscle and discipline to the notoriously disorderly body. Iyad Samarrai, a leading ...
Iraq parl't gets speaker after months of discord
New speaker for Iraq parliament
Iraqi military investigates gangland-style heists
Iraq's Stock Exchange goes electronic
By SINAN SALAHEDDIN , 04.19.09, 09:41 AM EDT The Iraq Stock Exchange flipped the switch Sunday on electronic trading, raising hopes that a faster exchange will attract more local and foreign investment needed to boost Iraq's cash-strapped economy. ...
US military deaths in Iraq war at 4274
By AP As of Saturday, April 18, 2009, at least 4274 members of the US military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes eight military civilians killed in action. ...
Iraq arrests children recruited by Al-Qaeda
KIRKUK, Iraq (AFP) — Iraqi security forces have arrested four children who were recruited by Al-Qaeda to carry out suicide attacks in and around the northern city of Kirkuk, an army general told AFP on Sunday. "Special forces units have arrested an ...
Iraq PM warns 'terror' danger far from over
Iraq has witnessed an upsurge in violence over recent weeks, with several deadly suicide bombings after several months in which there was a steady reduction in the number of attacks. Maliki also outlined a new task for the Iraqi security forces -- to ...
'Maintaining security more difficult than creating it'
FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, April 19
BAGHDAD - Unknown gunmen killed seven people using silencers at a gold shop in Baghdad's Tobchi district, the city's security spokesman said. MOSUL - A parked car bomb targeting a US patrol wounded seven people in the east of the city of Mosul, ...
Policeman killed, 8 people injured in N Iraq
Iraqi Police: Three Iraqi Security Forces Killed In Mosul
Iraq says attacks will not derail US withdrawal
"It would be good for Al-Qaeda if US forces stayed in Iraq, because they could justify their kidnappings, bombings and killings," he told AFP. A security pact signed with Washington in November requires the fewer than 140000 US troops in Iraq to pull ...
Video: C-SPAN Vignette: US Army Patrol in Diyala Province, Iraq
Iraqi gay men face 'lives of hell'
Iraq in Fragments
Los Angeles Times
Commentary: Former ambassador Peter Galbraith on Obama's foreign ...
McClatchy Washington Bureau, DC
By John C. Bersia | Distributed by McClatchy-Tribune News Service Peter W. Galbraith, the author of "The End of Iraq and Unintended Consequences: How War in Iraq Strengthened America's Enemies," formerly served as a US ambassador to Croatia. ...
Obama as Europe's president
Talking politics after bidding farewell to Obama
Slackers protest taxes at Tea Party as others work
Iraqi-born insurgent jailed for 25 years in US
WASHINGTON (AFP) — A US federal judge Thursday sentenced an Iraqi-born Dutch citizen to 25 years in prison for conspiring to kill Americans in Iraq in the first case of its kind, the US Justice Department said. Wesam al-Delaema, who made demonstration ...
Bomber will get final sentence from Dutch judge
Dutch man sentenced in first Iraq terror prosecution
New York Times
Gates Takes His Case for Military Budget on the Road
New York Times, United States
“For too long, there was a belief, or a hope, that Iraq and Afghanistan were exotic distractions that would be wrapped up relatively soon,” Mr. Gates told a sometimes skeptical audience of officers and civilians at the Army War College here in ...
The Calculating Mr. Gates
Gates eyes quick relaunch of US Army-vehicle revamp
Gates warns against big cuts in future spending