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Author Archives: Liz

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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British oil worker hurt in Iraq row over “Shiite insult”

BASRA, Iraq: Iraqis angry over alleged religious insults beat up a Briton working at an energy company in the country’s south and spurred another firm to suspend operations, officials said on Tuesday. The two separate incidents come as Baghdad relies on foreign oil firms from the United States, Britain, China and elsewhere to help it ramp up … Continue reading »

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Iraqi Army helicopters destroy terrorists’ vehicles in northern Baghdad

Baghdad ( Baghdad Operations Command confirmed that “The Iraqi Army helicopters have destroyed vehicles used by terrorists who were trying to attack Sahwa forces northern Baghdad.”   Spokesperson of BOC, Brigadier Saad Maan reported to Tuesday “The helicopters of the Iraqi Army in coordination with the Ground forces of the 22nd brigade affiliated to … Continue reading »

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Zebari’s visit to Turkey to promote bilateral relations

Baghdad ( The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs assured that the visit of the Iraqi Foreign Minister, Hoshyar Zebari, will participate in activating the bilateral relations between Iraq and Turkey.The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported in a statement received by on Thursday ”Zebari will visit Turkey in response to an official invitation from … Continue reading »

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Anti-Terrorism Forces capture leader of “Mujahideen Army”

Baghdad ( The Anti-Terrorism forces captured the leader of what so called “The Mujahideen Army.” Security source stated to “The Anti-Terrorism forces captured the key terrorist leader along with two of his assistants with weapons and explosives in their possession.” “They were transferred to the security headquarter for investigation,” the source concluded Read more: … Continue reading »

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17 Persons killed, wounded in Madaen [10/03/2013]

Baghdad ( About (17) persons were killed and wounded when an Improvised Explosive Device exploded to the southeast of Baghdad.Security source told Iraqi News ( ”The IED, which exploded in popular football playground, resulted in killing four persons and wounding (13) others in Madaen area of southeastern Baghdad.””The police transported the dead bodies to the … Continue reading »

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Syrian jihadists wreak havoc as violence spreads into Iraq

From his desert compound near the green banks of the Euphrates river, Ahmed Abu Risha has been nervously watching as the jihadists he helped oust from Iraq with the help of the US army once again grow in strength all around him. In towns and villages on the flat lands south towards Baghdad and in the communities … Continue reading »

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Bombings kill at least 58 across Iraq

  BAGHDAD (AP) — A wave of car bombings and other attacks in Iraq killed at least 58 people in mostly Shiite-majority cities on Sunday, another bloody reminder of the government’s failure to stem the surge of violence that is feeding sectarian tensions.   Iraq is experiencing its deadliest bout of violence since 2008, raising … Continue reading »

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