Iraq: at least 49 killed in several Baghdad bomb blasts
No group immediately claimed responsibility but Shi'ites are often targeted by Sunni Islamist insurgents who have been gaining ground in Iraq over the past year and overran several towns in recent weeks. In separate incidents in the northern city of ...
Iraq car bombs leave dozens dead as sectarian violence worsens
Wave of car bombs hit central Iraq
Bomb attacks kill at least 24 in Iraq capital
Iraq's Moqtada al-Sadr labels Maliki a 'tyrant'
Iraq's powerful Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Tuesday described Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki as a “tyrant” who heads a “corrupt” government and suppresses his opponents. Sadr made the statements in a televised speech only a few days after he ...
Al-Sadr Exits Politics; What It Means for Iraq
Iraqi Sadr Retiring From Politics
Iraq Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr quits politics
Misremembering America's Wars, From Vietnam to Iraq
Misremembering America's Wars, From Vietnam to Iraq. The Pentagon's whitewashed history of the Vietnam War provokes troubling questions about how the invasion of Iraq will one day be remembered. Nick Turse. February 18, 2014. Share; Tweet.
Man convicted of killing family in Iraq kills himself
A former U.S. soldier convicted five years ago of murdering an Iraqi family died Saturday, two days after an apparent suicide attempt in his Arizona prison cell, authorities said. Steven Green was found unresponsive last Thursday, according to the ...
US soldier convicted of Iraq rape, murders found hanged in prison
Former US soldier jailed for Iraq atrocities dies
Despite Iraq's troubles, archaeologists are back
Very little work has been done here since, but British archaeologists are now back in the area despite the insecurity in Iraq that had kept them - and all but the most adventurous tourists - away from one of the world's oldest cities. Brushing the ...
Could Iraq Be Divided Into Separate Regions Along Shiite, Sunni, and Kurdish ...
Council on Foreign Relations
While the Kurdish region in the north is already almost an independent country, neither Shiites nor Sunnis are interested in splitting up the rest of Iraq—something that would be hard to do, in any case, because the two sects are intermingled in ...
Escaped Inmates From Iraq Fuel Syrian Insurgency
New York Times
BAGHDAD — A series of daring but little noticed breakouts from Iraqi prisons has freed hundreds of hardened militants who are now among the leaders and foot soldiers of the radical Sunni groups operating in neighboring Syria and, increasingly, in Iraq ...
Iraq's Nineveh Province Considers Autonomy
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Iraq's Sunni Nineveh province says it is considering autonomy from the Shiite-led government in Baghdad and trying to work out territorial divisions with the autonomous Kurdistan Region. As violence in Iraq continues to worsen ...
Turkey assures Iraq over oil exports
'Not even one barrel of oil' exported from northern Iraq to Turkey
Turkey informs Iraq of oil imports from Kurdistan: Min.
Car Bombings Kill at Least 33 People in Iraq
Also Tuesday, al-Sadr repeated an earlier announcement that he was retiring from politics, but also called on his followers to vote in Iraq's upcoming elections and berated current rulers as "blood-thirsty wolves." Speaking from his home in the ...
Iraq violence kills 33
An Iraqi man helps his son who is headed to school at the site of a car bomb attack in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. A wave of explosions rocked mainly Shiite neighborhoods in Baghdad shortly after sunset on Monday, killing and wounding scores ...