Thousands of protesters who broke through the blast walls of Baghdad’s fortified international government center on Saturday ended their demonstration on Sunday because it’s the anniversary of an Islamic leader’s martyrdom. Meanwhile, bombings continued in southern Iraq.
By Kamala Kelkar
Iraqi officials have declared a state of emergency in Baghdad today as teargas is being fired at thousands of protesters who climbed over the blast walls of the capital’s fortified international government center and broke into parliament. The protest was…
By Josh Lederman, Associated Press
BAGHDAD — Vice President Joe Biden pressed Iraq on Thursday not to let its crippling political crisis upend hard-fought gains against the Islamic State group as he returned to the country that's come to symbolize America's relentless struggles in the…
By Michael D. Regan
Dozens were killed and injured following multiple bombing attacks claimed by the Islamic State on Sunday in Iraq.
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Monday, security forces searched Baghdad for three Americans who disappeared over the weekend. An Iraqi lawmaker said they worked for a private company. Also, a pair of Iranian poets have escaped to another country after having…
By News Desk
Islamic State militants have claimed responsibility for a series of attacks across Iraq on Monday, including an assault on a mall that killed 18 and wounded 40.
In Baghdad, a truck bomb ripped through a crowded food market just after dawn, resulting in one of the deadliest attacks in the Iraqi capital in years. The assault comes as the prime minister is facing pressure to drive back…
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Friday, a Texas grand jury will take up the case of Sandra Bland, a black woman who police say hanged herself Monday after being jailed for a traffic violation. Friends and family say they doubt she…
In our news wrap Friday, former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert resigned from his law firm after being indicted on federal charges. The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times reported that the misconduct was of a sexual…
By Sam Hananel, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Defense lawyers are vowing to appeal the convictions of four former Blackwater security guards after a federal judge handed down lengthy prison terms for their roles in a 2007 shooting of unarmed civilians in Iraq.
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