FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, June 24
* BAGHDAD - A bomb in a trailer attached to a motorcycle killed at least 61 civilians and wounded about 116 others at a market in eastern Baghdad's Sadr City slum, police said. MOSUL - Seven civilians were wounded when an armed man hurled a hand ...
Baghdad blast leaves scores dead
Bomb strikes Shiite market in Baghdad, killing 69
Over 60 dead in Iraq market blast
Iraq to mark US pullback from cities with holiday
The Associated Press
Separately, an Iraqi civilian was killed and another wounded Tuesday morning when a US vehicle hit their motorcycle that had stalled on a road near the US detention facility Camp Bucca in southern Iraq, the military said. Lt. Col. ...
Iraq's North Oil aims to up output to 800000 bpd
Iraq's Kurdish Government Brands Oil Contracts "Unconstitutional"
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Gates Urges Gulf States to 'Embrace' Iraq to Put Brakes on Iran
By Viola Gienger June 23 (Bloomberg) -- US Defense Secretary Robert Gates urged Persian Gulf states to support Iraq as a way to strengthen regional security and as a buffer against Iran. “The embrace of Iraq by its fellow Gulf states will help contain ...
US: Gulf states must support Iraq
US urges Gulf states to support Iraq, counter Iran
Gates tells Gulf military leaders they have fleeting chance to ...
Iraq war inquiry 'can blame who it likes' as Miliband caves in
Scotsman, United Kingdom
By Gerri Peev Political Correspondent A LONG-AWAITED inquiry into the Iraq war will be able to apportion blame after all, Foreign Secretary David Miliband conceded yesterday, after bowing to public pressure. The government's climbdown came after the ...
Video: Iraq inquiry: Commons debate
Majority cut in Iraq inquiry revolt
Public grilling for Gordon Brown and Tony Blair in Iraq inquiry
US sends dogs to search for bomb victims in Iraq
The Associated Press
Iraqi police blamed al-Qaida in Iraq, saying it was part of an insurgent campaign to destabilize the country and undermine confidence in the government. Americans will remain ready to help, as they were in the aftermath of Saturday's bombing, ...
Video: Truck Bomb in Northern Iraq Kills More Than 70
Bomb kills at least 49 in Iraq
Over 30 killed in bombings and shootings in Iraq
New York Times
Chinese drillers oil the deal wheels
Wall Street Journal
It also is betting on its ability to extract oil in politically sensitive fields in Nigeria and Iraq. The deal follows PetroChina's agreement in May to buy Singapore Petroleum for $2.25 billion and Cnooc's oil-field-services arm snapping up Norway's ...
China's Sinopec to buy Addax for $7.24 bln
China's Sinopec to buy Addax for C$8.27 billion
China's Sinopec to buy Addax
Stars and Stripes reporter banned from embed
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, VA
A reporter for the military newspaper Stars and Stripes has been banned from returning to his embedded post with an Army unit in Mosul, Iraq, on the grounds that he "refused to highlight" good news about the war, according to media reports. ...
Pentagon newspaper censored in Iraq?
The Southern Ledger
US, Iraq renovating Baghdad amusement park
Abdul-Zahra al-Talaqani, a spokesperson for Iraq's ministry of tourism and antiquities, told the Associated Press: "US troops were based near the island and had the area blocked off. Moreover it was very hard to reach the island because it was ...
Video: US Hands Back Park to Iraqis
US, Iraq renovating looted Baghdad amusement park
Guardsmen train for service in Iraq
This exercise may be a lifesaver for the 140 men and women from the unit prepping for deployment to Iraq. They leave from Springfield on Friday and -- in less than 45 days -- they're expected to be in the Middle East. But in that time, ...
Catholic News Agency
Chaplain dies from Iraq war injuries
The Olympian, WA
A Catholic priest who was critically injured while deployed with his Fort Lewis unit died Saturday, more than five years after his Humvee struck a roadside bomb in Iraq. The Rev. Tim Vakoc becomes the first chaplain to die of wounds sustained during ...
Priest, 1st Army chaplain seriously injured in Iraq, dies at 49
Minnesota priest injured in Iraq while serving as Army chaplain dies
Army Chaplain Dies Five Years After Being Wounded in Iraq