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  • New report says sophisticated U.S. military equipment for sale in Tehran bazaar

    Looking for the latest U.S. military equipment but can't find anybody to sell it to you here in the United States? Then head over to Tehran and check out "Iran's one-stop shop for U.S. Army gear." That's according to Lebanon's Daily Star newspaper, a highly credible Middle Eastern publication....

  • Officials say attacks kill 8 in western Iraq

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Officials in Iraq say suicide attacks against security forces in a restive western city have killed at least eight security personnel. A police officer says two suicide bombers rammed their explosives-laden cars into security checkpoints leading to the military operation...

  • Iraq closes notorious prison over security issues

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's justice minister says authorities have closed down a notorious prison west of Baghdad over security concerns. Hassan al-Shimmari said Tuesday that 2,400 inmates have been transferred from Abu Ghraib to other prisons in safer areas of the country. He says it was a...

  • Iraq's deputy PM escapes assassination attempt

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's deputy prime minister escaped an assassination attempt in which militants dressed as soldiers opened fire on his convoy west of Baghdad on Friday, according to an Iraqi lawmaker and a statement from the deputy premier's office. No one claimed responsibility for the...

  • Car bombs in Baghdad, Iraqi town kill 34 people

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Car bombs hit several mostly Shiite neighborhoods of Baghdad and a town south of the Iraqi capital on Wednesday, killing at least 34 people and wounding dozens, officials said, the latest bout of violence ahead of the country's first parliamentary elections since the 2011 U.S....

  • Attacks across Iraq kill at least 15 people

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Gunmen near Iraq's capital kidnapped and later shot to death six men, the deadliest of a series of attacks Sunday that killed at least 15 people across the country, authorities said. The gunmen broke into the homes at dawn Sunday in the town of Latifiyah, a mainly Sunni town 30...

  • Attacks on Iraqi army, marketplace kill 6 people

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say separate attacks targeting the military and a marketplace in Baghdad have killed six people, including members of the security forces. Police officials say the first attack took place on Friday morning, when three mortar shells slammed into a military base...

  • Official: Troops kill 40 gunmen near Iraqi capital

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Fighting between Iraqi government troops and al-Qaida-inspired militants killed 40 gunmen and an army officer Thursday near Baghdad, authorities said, as attacks elsewhere in the country left five people dead ahead of elections this month. In a statement posted on the Interior...

  • Iraqi army battles militants in deadly Anbar siege

    RAMADI, Iraq (AP) — An Iraqi special forces patrol moves on foot past ruined homes on the outskirts of Ramadi, a city west of Baghdad where al-Qaida-inspired militants have held off the military for three months. As they head down an alleyway, shots from snipers ring out, followed by grenade...

  • Attacks kill 16 people in Iraq

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of attacks in Iraq, including a shooting at a security checkpoint and a suicide car bomb, killed 16 people and destroyed a bridge on Sunday, said officials. Police officials said the deadliest attack took place when attackers sprayed with bullets a group of troops...

  • Iraq's West Qurna-2 oil field starts production

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's oil minister says Russia's Lukoil-led group has begun pumping oil from the massive West Qurna-2 oil field in southern Iraq. At a Saturday inauguration ceremony, Abdul-Karim Elaibi announced that production had started at 120,000 barrels per day increasing to 400,000...

  • Obama not concerned enough about nuclear terrorism

    In the Netherlands this week, President Obama confessed a fear: "I continue to be much more concerned, when it comes to our security, with the prospect of a nuclear weapon going off in Manhattan."

  • Attacks kill 29 people in Iraq

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A wave of attacks across Iraq on Tuesday killed at least 29 people, mostly members of the security forces, while a Sunni lawmaker escaped an assassination attempt, officials said. Police officials say the deadliest of Tuesday's attacks took place at night when a suicide bomber...

  • Militants launch social support in an Iraqi city

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's al-Qaida-inspired militants who took over the city of Fallujah are now trying to show they can run it, providing social services, policing the streets and implementing Shariah rulings in a bid to win the support of its Sunni Muslim population. Gunmen in ski masks and...

  • Iraq papers protest killing of well-known reporter

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi newspapers have not printed Sunday's edition to protest the killing the previous day of a well-known radio journalist by a guard of the country's Kurdish president. The strike was called for by the Iraqi Journalists Syndicate just hours after the death of Radio Free...



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