Suspected Sunni Muslim insurgents blew up five car bombs and fired mortars into Baghdad’s largest Shiite district Thursday, killing at least 161 people and wounding more than 250. New York Times Baghdad Bureau Chief John Burns updates the story from Baghdad.
Scattered explosions left at least 18 dead in Iraq Tuesday, as the Iraqi government went ahead with plans aimed at ending the sectarian violence. Continue reading
Iraqi officials recently released a most wanted list of 41 people, including Saddam Hussein’s wife and eldest daughter, and the new al-Qaida in Iraq leader, Abu Ayyub al-Masri. Continue reading
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki declared a state of emergency Wednesday in the southern city of Basra, where 140 people have been killed in rival gang clashes in May alone, police said. Continue reading
A suicide bomber killed at least 13 Iraqis Monday near an entrance to Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone, while fighting over the weekend killed seven marines. Continue reading
A car bomb killed ten people when it exploded in a city northwest of Baghdad Thursday, marking the latest attack in the ongoing insurgency against the new Iraqi government and American forces still in the war-torn nation. Continue reading