Bombs and battles hit northern Iraq, more than 70 dead
Weeks of bloodshed have accompanied rising political tensions between Iraq's majority Shi'ite leaders and members of the Sunni community, who believe they have been marginalized since the fall of Saddam Hussein after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.
Iraq hit by wave of bombings; dozens dead
Car bombings in Iraq kill at least 57
Iraq: Dozens of People Killed in Wave of Bombings
Christian Science Monitor
No charges expected after Arizona 4-year-old fatally shoots Iraq war vet dad
PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. – Police aren't expected to seek charges in the death of an Arizona man who was accidentally shot by his 4-year-old son, authorities said. Justin Stanfield Thomas, 35, was fatally shot Friday after he and his son traveled from ...
4-year-old shoots and kills his dad, an Iraq war veteran
No Charges Against Four-Year-Old Arizona Boy Who Accidentally Killed Iraq ...
Iraq War vet accidentally shot, killed by 4-year-old son
Iraq hit by wave of bomb attacks, killing at least 39
San Jose Mercury News
BAGHDAD -- A wave of car bombings rocked central and northern Iraq on Monday, killing at least 39 people and extending the deadliest eruption of violence to hit the country in years. Attackers initially targeted market-goers early in the morning, then ...
Al-Qaida Leader Scraps Syria, Iraq...
Al-Qaida's leader has tried to end squabbling between the terror network's Syrian and Iraqi branches, ordering the two groups to remain separate after an attempted merger prompted a leadership dispute between them. This came as Syrian rebels battled ...
Al-Qaida Leader Scraps Syria, Iraq Branch Merger
Al-Qaida's leader has tried to end squabbling between the terror network's Syrian and Iraqi branches, ordering the two groups to remain separate after an attempted merger prompted a leadership dispute between them. Meanwhile, Syrian rebels battled ...
Al-Qaida chief strikes down merger of Iraq, Syria wings
Iraq police avert bomb attack on north oilfield
KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi police defused bombs planted at two oil wells near the northern city of Kirkuk on Monday, according to security and oil sources, who said exports to the Ceyhan port in Turkey were not affected. The bombs were discovered ...
Will Iranian election sway Iraq's path to democracy?
The forthcoming Iranian presidential elections will inevitably cast its influence on neighboring Iraq. However, its impact will more likely be seen as tampering with the Arab country's nascent democracy. “If any conservative candidate wins the ...
Soccer-Japan plan to make Iraq suffer for 'Agony of Doha'
Yahoo! Canada Sports
June 10 (Reuters) - Japan booked their spot at the 2014 World Cup finals with a draw against Australia last week but the Asian champions have a score to settle in their final qualifier on Tuesday and have no intention of going easy on Iraq in Doha ...
World Cup - Japan plan to make Iraq suffer for 'Agony of Doha'
Football - World Cup Japan plan to make Iraq suffer for 'Agony of Doha'
What Did Samantha Power Say About Iraq Invasion?
Obama National Security Council adviser Samantha Power has been named the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. That news prompted a piece in the New York Times (6/9/13) headlined "A Golden Age for Intervention?" by Neil MacFarquhar.
Analysis: Zawahiri's letter to al Qaeda branches in Syria, Iraq
Long War Journal
Al Jazeera has published a letter that was purportedly written by Ayman al Zawahiri to the heads of al Qaeda's franchises in Iraq and Syria. Two senior US intelligence officials contacted by The Long War Journal say the letter is genuine. In the letter ...