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National elections, barely two weeks away, are likely to reinforce Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's authoritarian grip on power in Baghdad and further marginalize any opposition.
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The 3-meter-wide trench is to stretch along 17 kilometers of the Iraq-Syria border.
Lieutenant General Hassan Karim Khudayr was killed while flying his helicopter after the aircraft experience a "technical defect" malfunction while landing north of Baghdad, according to defense minister reports.
Eleven people were killed and 31 others wounded in separate violent attacks across Iraq on Tuesday, while the Iraqi Justice Ministry blocked Abu Ghraib prison in the west of the capital Baghdad over security concerns.
Iraq has closed Abu Ghraib prison, made infamous by Saddam Hussein's regime and US forces, due to security concerns following a mass breakout last year, the justice ministry said Tuesday.
Al-Qaeda-linked militants have closed all gates of a dam they control in the Iraqi city of Fallujah in Anbar Province.
Work continues on the exhibition halls and the main gate at The Iraq Museum, but it may soon open to all Iraqis.
A U.S. Army general has denied clemency for Chelsea Manning and upheld the former soldier's 35-year prison sentence for providing secret files to WikiLeaks in the biggest breach of classified materials in U.S. history, the Army said Monday.
BAGHDAD The UN World Food Programme started this month providing emergency food assistance to almost quarter of a million people who have been affected by fighting in Al-Anbar.
Across parts of Iraq, medical teams in white coats and gloves again roam the streets giving children polio vaccines and marking the walls of their homes, fighting a resurgent virus once more taking advantage of the country's turmoil.
Hoshyar Zebari, Iraq's foreign minister, looks out the cockpit window of a military helicopter at the thin blue waterway below - the site of one of the fiercest battles in modern history.
There were 29 Azerbaijani citizens in the bus, which burned down in Iran, Bahrouz Zare Mirzai, Iranian Foreign Minister's Spokesman in Ardabil Province told Trend on April 13. Earlier Iranian ISNA news agency reported that the bus carrying Azerbaijani pilgrims to Iraq's Karbala city burned down in Iran's Ardabil Province.
At least 36 people were killed and 28 others wounded in separate violent attacks across Iraq Sunday, police said.
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The scarcity of irrigation water in drought-stricken California has created such a demand for well drilling services that Central Valley farmer Bob Smittcamp is taking matters into his own hands.
At least 16 people have died after a series of bombings targeted security forces in northern Iraq , as the country prepares for a crucial election later this month.