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Monthly Archives: September 2013

How 5 Countries Could Become 14

NY Times- Opinion Analysis by ROBIN WRIGHT Source: [http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/09/29/sunday-review/how-5-countries-could-become-14.html]  

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Wave of Car Bombs Said to Kill 51 in Baghdad

BAGHDAD — A wave of car bombs struck mainly in Shiite neighborhoods of Bagdad on Monday morning, killing at least 51 people and wounding dozens more, officials said, the latest in relentless violence roiling Iraq in recent months. The country’s Interior Ministry blamed al-Qaida-linked insurgents, saying they are exploiting the political infighting and security shortcomings … Continue reading »

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Rare Suicide Attack in Iraq’s North Kills 4 People

Officials say a double suicide car bomb attack in the capital of Iraq’s self-ruled northern Kurdish region has killed at least four members of the security forces. Hamza Hamid Mohammed, who is spokesman for Irbil province, says a suicide car bomber tried Sunday afternoon to ram his car into a checkpoint leading to a complex … Continue reading »

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Iraq Ratifies Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

VIENNA (AFP) –  Iraq ratified Friday the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), an accord that however cannot enter into force until the United States, China and six other states follow suit. “Iraq’s commitment to relinquish the most devastating kind of weapons by banning nuclear explosions … inches us closer towards the realisation of a … Continue reading »

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Iraq Executes 13 Men Following Unfair Trials Marred by Torture Allegations

All executions in Iraq must be halted immediately, Amnesty International urged today after 13 men were executed in Baghdad. Today, the organization has been able to confirm the names of nine of the men, who were executed on 22 September following death sentences imposed after unfair trials and based on “confessions” allegedly extracted under torture. … Continue reading »

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Attacks in Iraq Kill at Least 25

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: September 25, 2013 Militants attacked a government building in northern Iraq and carried out other attacks that killed at least 25 people on Wednesday, officials said. Attackers detonated three car bombs on the local council building in Hawija before fighting security forces for an hour, said the commander of the army’s 12th Division, … Continue reading »

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Deadly blasts hit Baghdad markets

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-24282758 “In recent weeks, Iraqi security forces have reportedly arrested hundreds of alleged al-Qaeda members in and around Baghdad as part of a campaign which the Shia-led government is calling “Revenge for the martyrs”.”

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Human casualties of Mosul explosion hit 47 deaths, injures

Nineveh, Mosul (IraqiNews.com) The human casualties due to the explosion which took place in a market for selling books and stationery climbed up to reach (47) deaths and injuries.Security source told Iraqi News (IraqiNews.com) on Wednesday ”The explosion which took place in a market for selling books and stationery in Mosul resulted in killing five … Continue reading »

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Foreign weapons sent to rebels in Syria worry Iraq

NEW YORK (AP) — Iraq’s top diplomat warned outside nations Wednesday not to send military aid to Syria’s rebellion for fear they could assist jihadist groups that he said might have a role in a future government in Damascus. Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said Iraq is taking no side in the 2 ½ civil war … Continue reading »

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Embassy Row: Iraqi responsibility

The chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations this week demanded that Iraq’s prime minister rescue seven Iranian hostages held near Baghdad and protect more than 3,000 other dissidents from attacks. The warning from Sen. Robert Menendez to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is the latest development in a campaign by the dissidents’ supporters to … Continue reading »

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