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More than 1000 killed in Iraq violence in May - Reuters Sun, 02 Jun 2013 01:53:51 GMT

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More than 1000 killed in Iraq violence in May
Reuters
The renewed bloodletting reflects worsening tensions between Iraq's Shi'ite-led government and the Sunni minority, seething with resentment at their treatment since Saddam Hussein was overthrown by the U.S.-led invasion of 2003 and later hanged.
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Iraq claims foiling al-Qaeda nerve-gas plot - Aljazeera.com Sun, 02 Jun 2013 02:33:37 GMT

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Iraq claims foiling al-Qaeda nerve-gas plot
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Iraq's defence ministry has said that it has intercepted an al-Qaeda cell working to produce poisonous gas for attacks within the country as well as in Europe and North America. The group of five men built two facilities in Baghdad to produce sarin and ...
Iraq forces raid suspected terror cell making chemicals for gas weaponsCNN International
Iraq says captures al Qaeda chemical gas teamChicago Tribune
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UN: Iraq Records 1045 Deaths In May; Highest In Years - NPR Sat, 01 Jun 2013 16:17:02 GMT

UN: Iraq Records 1045 Deaths In May; Highest In Years
NPR
Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq Martin Kobler called the record "sad" and called on the Iraqi government to "stop this intolerable bloodshed." The Guardian reports that this is the highest monthly death total ...
UN Says May Was Iraq's Deadliest Month in Over 5 YearsLatin American Herald Tribune

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McCain's War Drum Beat - Daily Beast Sat, 01 Jun 2013 01:42:42 GMT

McCain's War Drum Beat
Daily Beast
Obama, whose initial presidential quest rested on his opposition to the Iraq War, is acting ever more comfortable with the idea of heightened American involvement. Indeed, one wonders if Obama will even bother to go to Congress to seek authorization ...

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UN: Iraq Records 1045 Deaths In Ma; Highest In Years - NPR (blog) Sat, 01 Jun 2013 16:26:49 GMT

UN: Iraq Records 1045 Deaths In Ma; Highest In Years
NPR (blog)
Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq Martin Kobler called the record "sad" and called on the Iraqi government to "stop this intolerable bloodshed." The Guardian reports that this is the highest monthly death total ...


Maher: Bush Biking with Iraq Vets 'Nauseating' - Big Hollywood Sun, 02 Jun 2013 01:57:01 GMT

Maher: Bush Biking with Iraq Vets 'Nauseating'
Big Hollywood
Bill Maher on former President George W. Bush's third annual Wounded Warrior 100K with veterans of the Iraq War: "I found this to be nauseating, First he sends them off to war to get their limbs blown off, then he has them over for a barbecue. This is ...


UN: Iraq sectarian violence worst in years - Deutsche Welle Sat, 01 Jun 2013 10:57:09 GMT

UN: Iraq sectarian violence worst in years
Deutsche Welle
Terrorist attacks killed more than 1,000 people in Iraq last month, with bombings targeting civilians in mosques, markets, as well as funeral and wedding ceremonies. The UN figures published on Saturday also recorded 2,397 wounded in May. Although the ...


Iraq says Qaeda poison gas cell busted in Baghdad - Al-Arabiya Sat, 01 Jun 2013 16:20:58 GMT

Iraq says Qaeda poison gas cell busted in Baghdad
Al-Arabiya
Iraq's defense ministry said on Saturday that it has broken up an Al-Qaeda cell that was working to produce poison gas at two locations in the capital for future attacks at home and abroad. The group of five people built two facilities to produce sarin ...


Iraq president will be 'able to fulfil duties' - GlobalPost Sat, 01 Jun 2013 21:08:16 GMT

Iraq president will be 'able to fulfil duties'
GlobalPost
Iraq's ailing President Jalal Talabani, who is being treated in Germany for a stroke, is recovering and will be able to fulfil his official duties upon his return, his doctor said on Saturday. The remarks are likely aimed at quashing recent calls, in ...

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Britain must investigate torture in Iraq, Afghanistan: UN - Reuters Fri, 31 May 2013 17:41:44 GMT

Britain must investigate torture in Iraq, Afghanistan: UN
Reuters
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations torture watchdog called on Britain on Friday to widen and speed up investigations into allegations that British forces tortured detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan and prosecute those responsible. British inquiries ...

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