At least 22 killed as bombs tear through coffee shops in Iraq
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Bombs exploded in busy coffee shops and at other targets across Iraq late on Thursday, killing at least 22 people, police and medics said. In north and south Baghdad, two blasts tore through cafes where scores of young men had ...
Dozens killed in Iraq cafe blasts
Iraq Official Says Baghdad Open to US Military Aid
US mulls sending military training teams to Lebanon and Iraq
UN council brings Iraq closer to end of 1990s sanctions
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council brought Iraq one step closer on Thursday to ending United Nations sanctions imposed on Baghdad more than two decades ago after former President Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait In 1990.
Maliki thanks UN Security Council for easing anti-Iraq sanctions
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UN Security Council eases sanctions on Iraq over 1990 invasion of Kuwait
Iraq's Baby Noor: Donors, soldier step up so a 'miracle' is not unfinished
(CNN) -- Col. Kevin Brown stood tall and proud and often ventured "outside the wire" with his soldiers in Baghdad. Under the sizzle of the Iraqi sun, I watched him meticulously pin medals on their uniforms. When he retired in 2011, he walked the ...
US military chief recommends increasing security assistance to Lebanon, Iraq
The United States may begin sending small teams of U.S. military trainers to Lebanon and Iraq in the near future to help local military forces deal with spillover from the war in Syria, a top general announced Wednesday. U.S. officials are also ...
Interviewee: Ned Parker, Baghdad Correspondent, Los Angeles Times
Council on Foreign Relations
Ned Parker, a veteran correspondent in Iraq, says the political situation in that country is worrying, and there is virtually no effort to bring rival Shiite and Sunni politicians together. "It is no accident that April was the bloodiest month for Iraq ...
UN Security Council eases some sanctions on Iraq over 1990 invasion of Kuwait
UN News Centre
27 June 2013 – Welcoming progress on resolving pending issues from Iraq's 1990 invasion of its smaller neighbour Kuwait, including finding Kuwaiti or third-country nationals, the United Nations Security Council today eased some of its sanctions against ...
Citigroup Opens in Iraq to Tap $1 Trillion of Expected Spending
Iraq is the New York-based bank's first country opening for six years and comes as Chief Executive Officer Michael Corbat seeks to sell or scale back consumer operations in nations such as Turkey, Pakistan and Uruguay, reversing an expansion strategy ...
UN Security Council votes to remove Iraq from Chapter 7 of Charter
The UN Security Council has voted to remove Iraq from Chapter 7 of the UN Charter, unanimously agreeing to lift the UN sanctions imposed on Baghdad following the 1990 invasion of Kuwait by the executed dictator Saddam Hussein. On Thursday, the ...
Al-Qaeda in Iraq
Council on Foreign Relations
Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), a jihadist group of predominantly Sunni fighters, rose to prominence in the ashes of the U.S.-led invasion to oust Saddam Hussein. The insurgency that followed provided the group with fertile ground to wage a guerilla war ...
Military court overturns Marine's Iraq murder conviction
(CNN) -- The military's equivalent of the Supreme Court overturned the conviction Wednesday of a Marine found guilty of murdering a civilian during the Iraq war, saying he was interrogated after asking for a lawyer. A court originally sentenced Sgt ...