Iraqi Militants Stage Political Rally, Then Bombs Go Off
New York Times
The bombings struck a rally held by a Shiite militant group, Asaib Ahl al-Haq, that is trying to transform itself into a political force by fielding candidates in Iraq's coming national elections. But rather than emphasize empowerment through politics ...
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Iraq has exported an average of 2.5 million barrels per day (bpd) of oil so far in April, more than in March, but still well short of its 2014 target, due in part to repeated sabotage of a northern pipeline. Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Hussain al ...
UPDATE 2-Iraq oil exports average 2.5 mln bpd so far in April
Iraq oil exports average 2.5m bpd
Bombs kill more than two dozen at Iraq campaign rally
Al Jazeera America
A series of bombs exploded Friday at a campaign rally for a Shia group in Iraq's capital ahead of the country's parliamentary elections, killing at least 28 and wounding over 40, authorities said. The explosions struck as about 10,000 people had ...