Iraq

Car bomb kills three outside U.S. consulate in Iraq's Kurdish capital

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ERBIL - A car bombing claimed by the Islamic State killed three people on Friday outside the U.S. consulate in Erbil, in a relatively rare attack in the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan region. | Video

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Car bomb kills three outside U.S. consulate in Iraq's Kurdish capital 17 Apr 2015

ERBIL - A car bombing claimed by the Islamic State killed three people on Friday outside the U.S. consulate in Erbil, in a relatively rare attack in the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan region.

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Elusive Saddam henchman Douri feared until last moment 17 Apr 2015

BAGHDAD - Ezzat al-Douri, the right-hand man to late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein who was reportedly killed, rose from an ice block seller as a boy to one of the country's most feared men.

Deadly car bomb targets U.S. consulate in Iraq's Erbil 17 Apr 2015

ERBIL - A car bombing at the entrance to the U.S. consulate in the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan region killed at least one person and wounded five others on Friday the local mayor said.

Hussein aide, insurgent leader al-Douri reported killed in Iraq - Iraqi governor 17 Apr 2015

BAGHDAD - A former aide to late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and a leader of Iraq's insurgency, Ezzat Ibrahim al-Douri, may have been killed by Iraqi forces and Shi'ite militias involved in an operation against insurgent forces.

Factbox - Ezzat al-Douri, Saddam's loyal lieutenant, believed killed 17 Apr 2015

BAGHDAD - A prominent former aide to the late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and a leader of Iraqi insurgents, Ezzat Ibrahim al-Douri, has been killed by Iraqi forces and Shi'ite militias, the governor of Salahuddin province told al-Arabiya television.

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Iraq signals unease with Iran general's battlefield prominence 17 Apr 2015

WASHINGTON - Iraq's prime minister said on Thursday that he welcomed Iranian assistance in Iraq's battle against Islamic State but suggested unease with the prominence of a top Iranian general, who has been widely seen in photos from Iraq's battlefields.

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Iraqi PM seeks more security for Reuters bureau in Baghdad 17 Apr 2015

WASHINGTON - Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said on Thursday he had asked for more protection for the Reuters office in Baghdad after the news agency's bureau chief left the country due to threats.

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Iraqi prime minister says committed to reforms to attract business 17 Apr 2015

WASHINGTON - Iraq is committed to making difficult reforms to its bureaucracy and regulations for foreign companies in order to attract much-needed investment, Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said at a Washington forum on Thursday.

Iraqi PM seeks more security for Reuters bureau in Baghdad 17 Apr 2015

WASHINGTON - Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said on Thursday he had asked for more protection for the Reuters office in Baghdad after the news agency's bureau chief left the country due to threats.