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  • Shiite pilgrims see promise of new Iraq on Islam's path

    NAJAF, Iraq - Barefoot on pavement heated like coals, the young man carrying a big red flag under a red-hot sun was limping from the blisters, but a rest, or even shoes, was not an option, never mind that his destination was still a 22-mile walk ahead of him.
  • Kerry says U.S. help will only work if Iraqi leaders unite

    Kerry says U.S. help will only work if Iraqi leaders unite
    Secretary of State John Kerry said U.S. assistance to Iraq, which is seeking to repel a stunning militant advance, would only work if Iraqi leaders overcame deep divisions, the State Department said on Saturday. Kerry spoke with Iraqi Foreign Minister ...

    Turkey evacuates diplomats from Basra, says Iraqi capital still safe

    Turkey evacuates diplomats from Basra, says Iraqi capital still safe
    The Turkish government on Tuesday evacuated its consulate in Basra, Iraq, and slapped a ban on media reporting about the 80 Turks seized by Islamic militants from the northern Iraqi city of Mosul nearly a week ago. In announcing the precautionary...

    Car bombs in Iraq kill at least 65 people

    BAGHDAD -- Car bombs around Iraq killed at least 65 people Monday as the country's worst wave of violence since U.S. troops withdrew a year and a half ago continued. The attacks that occurred by busy commercial streets in Shiite and Sunni areas followed...

    IRAQ: At least two protesters dead

     
    Kurdish security guards opened fire Thursday on a crowd of protesters calling for political reforms in northern Iraq, killing at least two, officials told the Associated Press. The demonstration in Sulaimaniyah was the most violent in a wave of protests.....