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Baghdad (Iraq)

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  • Trudy Rubin: Iraqi leader must step aside

    Having ignored Iraq since 2009, the Obama team is now desperately trying to devise a way to prevent its total collapse and to roll back the jihadi state newly established on a third of Iraqi territory. The only slim hope of doing either requires the...
  • Kurdish forces take over two oilfields in north Iraq

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Kurdish peshmerga forces took control of production facilities at two northern Iraqi oilfields on Friday, replacing Arab workers with Kurdish personnel. The national oil ministry in Baghdad condemned the takeover at the Kirkuk and Bai...
  • Kurds say take control of Iraq's Kirkuk oilfields

    Arbil Iraq (Reuters) - Kurdish forces have taken full control of the Kirkuk oilfields in northern Iraq from Baghdad, a senior source in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said on Friday. "The KRG was forced to act to protect Iraq's infrastructure...
  • Sunnis sending their sons abroad as fears of sectarian killings escalate in Baghdad

    BAGHDAD Abu Saleh already sent one son to Turkey, and he prays that another makes it out before the inevitable knock on the door from the Shiite Muslim militiamen who stalk the neighborhood alongside Iraqi security forces, menacing the few Sunni...
  • Iraqi government official concedes troops at refinery are cut off, but disputes how many

    BAGHDAD An official from Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's office confirmed Thursday that a high-stakes standoff is unfolding at the country's largest oil refinery, but he disputed details of a McClatchy report that said only 75 commandos were...
  • Kurdish officials lash out at 'hysterical' Iraqi premier Maliki

    Kurdish officials lash out at 'hysterical' Iraqi premier Maliki
    Officials in Iraq’s semiautonomous Kurdish region lashed out Thursday at a “hysterical” Prime Minister Nouri Maliki, calling for him to resign as Iraq’s shaky governing structure seemed to plunge further into political disarray....
  • Insurgents enter military base northeast of Baghdad: officials

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Sunni insurgents battling forces loyal to Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki broke into a military base in Diyala province northeast of Baghdad on Thursday, a security source and a local official said. They said militants fought...
  • For specialists in Middle East affairs, no consensus on what the future holds

    WASHINGTON In a sign of the complexity of the crisis in Iraq, where Islamic radicals have declared a modern caliphate that stretches across century-old borders and politicians appear deadlocked on who should lead a new government in Baghdad, scholars who'...
  • Bruised Iraqi army leans on Shi'ite militias, volunteers

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Iraqi soldier says he abandoned the army last week in despair. And while he still plans to fight he will not rejoin the unit he deserted in the western city of Ramadi. Instead, he wants to sign up as a volunteer, alongside tens...
  • In Iraq, death toll rises among Shiite recruits battling insurgency

    The unadorned wooden boxes arrive lashed to car roofs or secured in the beds of pickup trucks, a steady procession of mortal remains on a doleful final journey to this holy city. Only days ago, they were enthusiastic Shiite Muslim recruits who...
  • Baghdad halts cargo flights to Kurdish cities

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Authorities in Baghdad have halted cargo flights to the Kurdish cities of Arbil and Sulaimaniya, the top aviation official said on Thursday, in an escalating row between the Shi'ite-led central government and Kurdish leaders. "At...
  • Kurdish ministers suspend attendance at Iraq caretaker cabinet meetings

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Kurdish ministers said on Thursday they were suspending their attendance at meetings of Iraq's national caretaker government. They said in a signed statement the move was in protest at Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's branding of the...