Iraq

Bahrain says expels representative of Shi'ite Ayatollah Sistani

MANAMA - Bahrain expelled a prominent Shi'ite religious figure on Wednesday, accusing him of acting as a representative of influential Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani without permission.

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Militants returning from Syria pose threat to Europe - Dutch minister 23 Apr 2014

AMSTERDAM - The Netherlands warned on Wednesday militants returning from Syria posed a security threat to Europe and said two Dutch citizens had carried out suicide attacks in Syria and Iraq in the past six months and about 100 had fought in Syria in 2013.

Islamist militants kill 30 in attacks around Iraq 17 Apr 2014

BAGHDAD - Suspected Sunni Muslim militants killed at least 30 people around Iraq on Thursday including 12 soldiers in an assault on a remote army base in the north, deepening insecurity with a national election just two weeks away.

Iraqi Kurds entrench political faultline with Syria border ditch 17 Apr 2014

ARBIL, Iraq - Iraqi Kurds are digging a 17-km (10-mile) trench on their border with Syria, reinforcing a political faultline between the two rival parties that dominate on either side of the frontier.

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Government says Iraqi murder allegations against its troops a conspiracy 16 Apr 2014

LONDON - Allegations British troops unlawfully killed up to 20 Iraqi men at an army camp in 2004 were part of a conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, the British government told a public inquiry into the deaths on Wednesday.

Iraq insurgents use water as weapon after seizing dam 11 Apr 2014

FALLUJA, Iraq - Insurgents in Iraq have added water to their arsenal of weapons after seizing control of a dam in the west of the country that enables them to flood certain areas and prevent security forces from advancing against them.

At 'Donkey Springs', bombers choke off Iraq oil exports 10 Apr 2014

MOSUL/BAGHDAD - Militants whose bombs have shut Iraq's main northern oil export pipeline for 40 days are preventing repairs, threatening to extend an outage that is already the longest since the days of sanctions in the 1990s.

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Drugmaker GSK investigates alleged bribery in Iraq 07 Apr 2014

LONDON - Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline, already facing corruption accusations in China, is now investigating allegations of bribery in Iraq, the British company said on Sunday.

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Drugmaker GSK investigates alleged bribery in Iraq 07 Apr 2014

LONDON - Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline, already facing corruption accusations in China, is now investigating allegations of bribery in Iraq, the British company said on Sunday.

At least 20 Iraqi soldiers killed in attacks 05 Apr 2014

FALLUJA, Iraq - At least 20 Iraqi soldiers were killed on Saturday, most of them upon entering a house rigged with explosives northwest of the capital, security officials said.

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