Kansas City Star
Iraq Election Official's Arrest Casts Doubt on Prospect for Fair Voting
New York Times
But with the arrest of the head of Iraq's election commission, the prospect for fair elections has been thrown into question. Faraj al-Haidari, chief of the Independent High Electoral Commission, spent most of the weekend in a jail cell after being ...
Iraq election commission chief released from jail-official
Officials: 5 killed in Iraq attacks
Iraq poll chief freed on bail, calls arrest anti-democracy
Iraq: Gunmen kill 4 Shiite farmers near Baghdad
BAGHDAD – Iraqi officials say gunmen have shot dead four Shiite farmers working in an orchard just north of Baghdad. Police officials said that two carloads of attackers opened fire Monday on the farmers pollinating date trees in the predominantly ...
The Daily Star
Iraq seen sustaining southern oil exports surge
Southern exports jump to 2.11 mbpd so far in April * New SPM platform exports four cargoes this month * Executives expect overall exports around 2.5 mbpd in 2012 * Iraq to have world's biggest growth in oil export capacity By Alex Lawler and Peg Mackey ...
Iraq seen sustaining recent surge of southern oil exports
Iraq's southern oil exports surge in April
Iraq hosts arms expo 9 years after fall of Saddam
Pakistan Daily Times
IRAQ is hosting its first arms fair, replete with warplanes, tanks, missiles and telecommunications gear, since the 2003 fall of Saddam Hussein which saw the US completely dismantle the country's military. Iraq is still rebuilding its security forces, ...
Iraq hosts first weapons expo since fall of Saddam Hussein
Iraq to release Saddam Hussein's last WMD scientist
Paralyzed Iraq War Vet Finds Freedom In Adaptive Home
Huffington Post (blog)
On his second tour of duty, 25-year-old Army Staff Sergeant Matthew Keil was hit by sniper fire near Ramadi, Iraq. The injury left him a quadriplegic. When Keil returned, he was confined to a wheelchair and no longer able to live in his own home.
Iraq Emerges From Isolation as Telecommunications Hub
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
By ERIC PFANNER / The New York Times PARIS -- Iraq, cut off from decades of technological progress because of dictatorship, sanctions and wars, recently took a big step out of isolation and into the digital world when its telecommunications system was ...
Iraq dinar hit by fallout from sanctions next door
For weeks now, Iraqi businesses say they have been struggling as the dinar has become increasingly volatile due to fallout from sanctions imposed on neighbouring Iran and Syria and to Iraq's own political turmoil. "The price keeps changing so quickly," ...
UN Iraq chief: The countries of the world must take MEK 'refugees'
Foreign Policy (blog)
The United Nations and the State Department have been struggling to convince the Iranian exile group the Mujahedeen e-Khalq (MEK) to move to a former US military base in Iraq, but the real need is for third countries to accept MEK "refugees" on a ...
The most powerful weapon Obama can deploy against Iran
Iraq - Iranian Agents at Camp Ashraf Entry Now Moving to Liberty
Globe and Mail
Quiara Alegria Hudes wins Pulitzer Prize for drama
NEW YORK (AP) — Quiara Alegria Hudes's play "Water by the Spoonful," about an Iraq war veteran struggling to find his place in the world, has won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for drama, leaving its author in a "daze." The drama, which was produced last ...
Pulitzer Prize: Quiara Alegria Hudes wins coveted award for drama for her play ...
'Water by the Spoonful' Scoops Pulitzer Prize
For One Soldier, Rap Is A Powerful Postwar Weapon
by Daniel Zwerdling When Jeff Barillaro came home from fighting the war in Iraq, he felt lost, like thousands of vets do. Soon after he found solace in music and performs across the country as hip-hop artist Soldier Hard. When Jeff Barillaro came home ...