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Baghdad (Iraq)

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  • Obama's weak case for strong action

    Obama's weak case for strong action
    Baghdad called President Barack Obama's bluff and he came through. He had refused to provide air support to Iraqi government forces until the Iraqis got rid of their divisive sectarian prime minister. They did. He responded. With the support of U.S....
  • Shiite militiamen in Iraq kill scores of Sunni worshipers at mosque

    Shiite militiamen in Iraq kill scores of Sunni worshipers at mosque
    Shiite Muslim militiamen on Friday stormed a Sunni mosque in eastern Iraq and opened fire, killing scores of worshipers, residents and Iraqi officials said, in a sign of growing sectarian violence stemming from the rise of the Islamic State militant...
  • Deadly Iraq bombings may be retaliation for massacre at a Sunni mosque

    Deadly Iraq bombings may be retaliation for massacre at a Sunni mosque
    Explosions across Iraq left at least 29 people dead Saturday after a massacre at a Sunni Muslim mosque a day earlier prompted fear of deepening sectarian violence. Three car bombs detonated in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, killing 21 people and...
  • In Kurdish Irbil, first car bomb raises fear of onslaught by Islamic State

    IRBIL, Iraq A car bomb that exploded along a busy Irbil thoroughfare Saturday evening was the first attack on the capital of the Kurdish autonomous region since the Islamic State took control of much of adjacent Iraqi Arab territory in mid-June, and...
  • Iraq urges global action against Islamic State, Iran vows solidarity

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi said on Sunday during talks with Iran's foreign minister that international efforts would be necessary to destroy Islamic State Sunni militants who have seized swathes of his country...
  • Car bomb in Shi'ite area of Baghdad kills seven: police

    BAGHDAD 24 (Reuters) - A car bomb killed seven people on Sunday in a mostly Shi'ite area of Baghdad, police and medical sources said. Police said the car bomb exploded in a commercial area of the Shu'ala district in northwest Baghdad. (Writing by...
  • Turkmen surrounded by militants in enclave in northern Iraq plead for US help

    BAGHDAD At 62, Abu Ali thought he was done taking up arms to fight in Iraq's conflicts. Then, in late June, Islamic State militants encircled his small Shiite city of Amerli in northern Iraq and began eight weeks of constant shelling. He's back in the...
  • Bombs kill at least 35 across Iraq a day after mosque shooting

    Bombs kill at least 35 across Iraq a day after mosque shooting
    Bombings across Iraq killed at least 35 people in attacks that appeared to be revenge for an assault on a Sunni mosque that has deepened sectarian conflict. A bomb also exploded in the northern city of Arbil on Saturday, a rare attack unsettling the...
  • Iraq's Shia militias, which once fought US, confront extremists and frighten Sunnis

    BAGHDAD Hatem Abu Hazal lives between two frightening forces in northeast Iraq. On one side, he fears Sunni militants from the Islamic State who've been trying to seize territory near his home in Diyala Province for months. On the other, Hazal is just...
  • Shi'ite militias open fire in Iraqi mosque, killing dozens

    Iraqi Shi'ite militiamen machine gunned minority Sunni Muslims in a village mosque on Friday, killing dozens just as Baghdad was trying to build a cross-community government to fight Sunni militants whose rise has alarmed Western powers. A morgue...
  • 73 killed at Sunni mosque; Shiite militiamen blamed for attack

    DIYALA, Iraq Gunmen allegedly associated with a pro-government Shiite militia slaughtered more than 70 worshippers at a Sunni mosque in Diyala province Friday, heightening Iraq's sectarian divide in a volatile part of the country where government forces...
  • Sectarian killings in Iraq leave 70 dead at Sunni mosque

    BAGHDAD Gunmen allegedly associated with a pro-government Shiite militia slaughtered more than 70 worshippers at a Sunni mosque in Diyala province Friday, heightening Iraq's sectarian divide in a volatile part of the country where government forces are...