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Gunmen traveling in 10 black SUVs seized a senior Sunni politician who had previously been jailed on terrorism charges from his home in Baghdad, police officers said Saturday.
Iraq's top Shia cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, has urged political leaders to refrain from clinging to their posts - an apparent reference to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who is considered a polarizing figure who has fueled sectarian tensions.
Mi-35 helicopter gunships and Su-25 fighter-bombers were hastily added in June to a multibillion-dollar arms deal that had been signed before militants from the Islamic State stormed through northern and central Iraq, eventually driving the crumbling Iraqi army to the gates of Baghdad.
The clean-up begins at the site of one of the car bombs that struck in the Baghdad neighborhood of Karrada.
People walk on the rubble of the destroyed Mosque of The Prophet Younis, or Jonah, in Mosul.
Wisam al-Hardan's cellphone rang late into the night. He let it ring on and on. He couldn't bear to answer.
Russia has begun supplying military helicopters and fighters jets to Iraq, a report said Thursday , as Iraq's defence minister visited Moscow to press for equipment to thwart a jihadist offensive.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq and Iran in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs Brett McGurk testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday on Capitol Hill.
Iraqi officials say a double car bombing in central Baghdad has killed 21 people and wounded 33, hours after lawmakers elected the country's new president.
A member of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant - the forerunner to the Islamic State - waves an ISIL flag.
A mother and teenage daughter have died of injuries they suffered in a fiery explosion inside their food truck earlier this month, authorities said Thursday.
Marine Corps officers have launched a formal investigation into whether a Lebanese-American Marine deserted his unit in Iraq or months later after returning to the United States, a military spokesman said Thursday.
Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician as the nation's new president on Thursday, hours after an attack on a prison convoy killed dozens of people, brutally underscoring the challenges faced by the country's leaders as they struggle to form a new government.
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The condemned man gasps and snorts as the lethal injection used adds to the scrutiny of the death penalty in the U.S. More war dead as Washington announces signs of progress in cease-fire talks, but prospects for a quick cessation to the hostilities seem distant.
Detectives say Florida State University law school professor Daniel Markel was shot in the head - but won't say whether he was shot from the front or back.
Updated: Sat Jul 26, 2014 05:50 am
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