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High-level Russian delegation visits Baghdad to strengthen ties

Rudaw - ‎14 hours ago‎
... ties in a liberated Mosul. Iraq also hosts a coordination room for the so-called Russia-Syria-Iran-Iraq coalition against ISIS in Baghdad's Green Zone. The American coordination center on the other hand is based in Iraqi Kurdistan's autonomous ...

Construction of Wall Around Baghdad Stirs Concerns

Voice of America - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
The Shi'ite-led Iraqi government has started constructing a giant wall around Baghdad that it says will prevent militant attacks and reduce the large number of checkpoints inside the city.
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DFAT defends security at Baghdad embassy

SBS - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Claims diplomats at Australia's embassy in Baghdad are being protected by cut-price security have been dismissed as offensive by the head of foreign affairs.
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Iran-Backed Militias Lead Attacks on Christians in Baghdad

Christian Post - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Lisa Daftari of Foreign Desk wrote Tuesday that this was happening especially around Baghdad and attributed her information as coming from multiple sources, including "Christian members of the Iraqi Parliament," "Christian community leaders," and the ...
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Moscow, Baghdad Agree on Certificates for Russian Meat Supplies - Watchdog

Sputnik International - ‎12 hours ago‎
The discussion on the issue was held during the Russian-Iraqi Intergovernmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation, which met for the first time in eight years in Baghdad on Thursday. The talks focused on the economic ...
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Iraq planning to build giant "wall" around Baghdad

CBS News - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
BAGHDAD -- A spokesman for Iraq's prime minister said Sunday that a security wall is being built around Baghdad but that it is "not politically motivated" or aimed at "achieving demographic change.
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What to Do When Your Man Just Won't Commit, Baghdad Edition

Foreign Policy (blog) - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
By John HannahJohn Hannah is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, focusing on U.S. strategy. During the presidency of George W. Bush, he served for eight years on the staff of Vice President Cheney, including as the vice ...
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Iraq builds wall and trench around Baghdad to stop militant attacks

The Guardian - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Since the 2003 US-led invasion, Baghdad has seen near-daily bombings, mainly targeting security forces and the country's Shiite majority.
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Iraq retakes areas around Ramadi, opens road to Baghdad - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Baghdad: Iraq said Tuesday that its forces have completely retaken areas surrounding Ramadi from Daesh and reopened the road linking the city to Baghdad. Iraq announced in late December the recapture of Ramadi, the capital of Al Anbar province west of ...

Artists prove that bombing in Baghdad was not the end of street of booksellers

Washington Post - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
In March 2007, a bomb killed 30 and wounded 100 on Baghdad's Al-Mutanabbi Street. This carnage is dwarfed by the devastation in Iraq, Syria and other countries in the region since the 2003 U.S.

Baghdad Hosts a 'Marathon' and Celebrates a Victory

New York Times - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
BAGHDAD - Naji Abdulamir used to run all over Baghdad but preferred the farmlands along the banks of the Tigris. Karim Aboud once ran for Saddam Hussein and has the gold watch and the newspaper clippings to prove it.

Why Frank Lloyd Wrights Baghdad Opera House Never Came To Be

Daily Beast - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
“The project that Wright developed out of his original commission for the Baghdad Opera House was entirely different from anything the other five 'star architects' proposed,” writes Neil Levine, the Harvard University Professor of History of Art and ...
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Lawmaker says Baghdad wants Erbil to pay Peshmerga

Rudaw - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - A Kurdish lawmaker in the Iraqi parliament said that Baghdad does not want to pay the salaries of the Peshmerga and expects Erbil to reimburse them from its own oil revenues.
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Iraq Goes Medieval: Will Build Wall Around Baghdad To Stop ISIS (blog) - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
And so in what may turn out to be the ultimate 21st century Renaissance Faire, the Iraqi government, no doubt with the support of, if not the checkbook of, the United States, is building a wall around the city of Baghdad in hopes that that will stop ...
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Baghdad arms Christian volunteers in volatile Nineveh plains

Rudaw - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
ALQOSH, Iraq— The Iraqi government has offered arms and combat training to Christian recruits who have volunteered to join a new force based in the disputed Nineveh province, military officials told Rudaw.
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Jweba (iraq): Civilians wait for security check while trying to reach safe areas with help from Iraqi security ... - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
BAGHDAD: Iraq has completely retaken Ramadi from the militant Islamic State (IS) group, but now faces the enormous challenges of removing bombs, reestablishing basic services and rebuilding the shattered city, officials said on Tuesday.

Artist Wafaa Bilal uses blank books to rebuild Baghdad's war-torn library

CNN - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
Later on the entire library will be shipped to Baghdad," Bilal explains. A coordinating Kickstarter campaign. He gives a blank, white book to anyone who donates $25.
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A Baghdad ban cripples Kurdistan's chicken farms

Rudaw - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region--Poultry farm owners in the Kurdistan Region have lost thousands of dollars as Baghdad banned sale of chickens in the center and south of Iraq following a report of two cases of bird flu in Duhok.
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10 Iraqis killed in Baghdad attacks

Anadolu Agency - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
BAGHDAD. Ten people were killed in a spate of attacks in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Sunday. A roadside bomb went off at a police patrol in southern Baghdad, killing a policeman and injuring four others, police officer Salman al-Jabiri said. According ...
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Kurdish driver wins Baghdad's first drifting competition

Rudaw - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
A Kurdish driver won Baghdad's first drifting competition. Shahin Ahmad from Kirkuk came 1st and a driver from Erbil came in 3rd place.