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Islamic state claims Baghdad bombs; parliament to meet on Sunday

08 Jul 2014

BAGHDAD Islamist militants claimed responsibility for suicide bombings in Baghdad, and there were signs the deadlock paralysing Iraq's parliament might finally be loosening in the face of the threat from the "Islamic State" that has seized much of the country.

Iraq parliament delayed for five weeks, general killed near Baghdad

08 Jul 2014

BAGHDAD Iraq's new parliament put off its next session for five weeks on Monday, extending the country's political paralysis amid a Sunni Islamist insurgency that claimed the life of an army general near Baghdad.

Iraq parliament delayed for five weeks, general killed near Baghdad

07 Jul 2014

BAGHDAD Iraq's new parliament put off its next session for five weeks on Monday, extending the country's political paralysis amid a Sunni Islamist insurgency which claimed the life of an army general near Baghdad.

Iraq parliament delayed for five weeks, general killed near Baghdad

07 Jul 2014

BAGHDAD Iraq's new parliament put off its next session for five weeks on Monday, extending the country's political paralysis amid a Sunni Islamist insurgency which claimed the life of an army general near Baghdad.

Iraq parliament delayed for five weeks, general killed near Baghdad

07 Jul 2014

BAGHDAD Iraq's new parliament put off its next session for five weeks on Monday, extending the country's political paralysis amid a Sunni Islamist insurgency which claimed the life of an army general near Baghdad.

Iraq's Maliki rejects pressure to give up premiership

04 Jul 2014

BAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki refused on Friday to give up his quest for a third term in power, defying a chorus of critics demanding his replacement as the country faces an existential threat from Islamist insurgents. | Video

Iraq's Maliki rejects pressure to give up premiership

04 Jul 2014

BAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki refused on Friday to give up his quest for a third term in power, defying a chorus of critics demanding his replacement as the country faces an existential threat from Islamist insurgents. | Video

Iraq's Maliki rejects pressure to give up premiership

04 Jul 2014

BAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki refused on Friday to give up his quest for a third term in power, defying a chorus of critics demanding his replacement as the country faces an existential threat from Islamist insurgents.

Iraq army retakes Saddam's birthplace; Sistani laments political mess

04 Jul 2014

BAGHDAD The Iraqi army retook Saddam Hussein's home village overnight, a symbolic victory in its struggle to seize back swathes of the country from Sunni insurgents.

As caliphate is declared, Iraqi troops battle for Tikrit

01 Jul 2014

BAGHDAD Iraqi troops battled to dislodge an al Qaeda splinter group from the city of Tikrit on Monday after its leader was declared caliph of a new Islamic state in lands seized this month across a swath of Iraq and Syria. | Video

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