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Monthly Archives: November 2013

Iraq violence: Deadly blasts hit Baghdad and Mosul

At least 27 people have been killed and dozens injured in a spate of bomb attacks across Iraq, officials say. In the deadliest attack, 16 people were killed by twin blasts near a cafe at an outdoor market in the central Sadriya district of the capital, Baghdad. Elsewhere, three civilians and a policeman died when … Continue reading »

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Obama defends interim Iran nuclear deal

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-25095673   US President Barack Obama has defended a deal between Iran and world powers on Tehran’s nuclear programme. He acknowledged that obstacles remained but said “tough talk and bluster” did not guarantee US security. The six-month interim deal struck in Geneva on Sunday saw Iran agree to curb some of its nuclear activities in … Continue reading »

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Iraq hails Iran nuclear deal as major step for regional stability

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-11/24/c_132913885.htm BAGHDAD, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) — Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al- Maliki on Sunday welcomed the nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 group, considering it a major step for stability in the Middle East region. “Reaching an agreement between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the six nations over Iran’s nuclear program is a … Continue reading »

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Leak Halts North Iraq Oilfield Output, exports to Turkey Not Affected

(Reuters) – Oil production from a major oilfield near Iraq’s northern city of Kirkuk was completely halted on Saturday after a pipeline leak, but exports to Turkey were not affected, according to oil officials. The leak occurred in an ageing section of a pipeline carrying crude from Bai Hassan oilfield, which produces around 150,000 barrels per day … Continue reading »

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Iraq car bombing kills dozens north of Baghdad

At least 25 people have been killed in a car bomb attack north-east of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, officials say. The blast happened in a market in the town of Saadiya, in the religiously mixed province of Diyala. The attack comes a day after at least 29 people were killed and dozens wounded in a … Continue reading »

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Iraq Militia Says Fires Mortar Bombs at Saudi as Warning

RIYADH/BAGHDAD — Six mortar bombs landed near a border post in northern Saudi Arabia in an attack claimed by an Iranian-backed Iraqi Shi’ite militia, which said on Thursday it was warning the kingdom to stop meddling in Iraqi affairs. Connect With Us on Twitter Follow @nytimesworld for international breaking news and headlines. Twitter List: Reporters … Continue reading »

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Iraq Kurds to Pump Oil to Turkey in Truce With Baghdad

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-20/iraq-kurds-to-pump-oil-to-turkey-in-truce-with-baghdad.html Iraq’s Kurds plan to start pumping oil to Turkey next month via a pipeline controlled by the central government in Baghdad, signaling an easing of their dispute over resources, according to two people familiar with the plan. The new line will take Kurdish oil into the existing pipe that runs from Kirkuk in Iraq to Turkey’s … Continue reading »

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Kurdish leader makes historic Turkish visit

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/11/kurdish-leader-makes-historic-turkey-visit-201311208312697500.html It was a breakthrough moment: Massoud Barzani, the president of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey’s predominantly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir, shouting messages of peace to thousands of spectators. It was an emotionally momentous day for Turkish Kurds for another reason as well. Iconic … Continue reading »

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Iraqi elections will be about Maliki

The upcoming Iraqi general election in April 2014 is likely to be characterized by strong intra-sectarian competition, as opposed to previous elections that witnessed rivalries between predominantly Shiite and predominantly Sunni alliances. This is particularly true in the Shiite political arena, where rivalry is centered on three major forces: the State of Law Coalition (SLC), led by Prime Minister Nouri … Continue reading »

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Iraq Hangs 12 Convicted of Terror Charges

BAGHDAD November 19, 2013 (AP) By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press An Iraqi official says his country has hanged 12 prisoners convicted of terrorism-related charges. The Justice Ministry official said Tuesday that all of those executed Sunday were found guilty for carrying out “terrorist” attacks. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity as he was … Continue reading »

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