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Baghdad calm, day after forces use tear gas, rubber bullets against protesters

Rudaw - ‎15 hours ago‎
BAGHDAD - Security forces stood guard on Baghdad's major streets and its fortified Green Zone on Saturday, returning calm to the Iraqi capital a day after a dozen protesters were injured by tear gas and rubber bullets.

The Irrelevant Ones: From Brazil to Baghdad

TheBlaze.com - ‎11 hours ago‎
Mary has written content for "The Daily Caller," the Mercury One project launch, and the SPCAI's Operation Baghdad Pups, among other projects. She also served on the proofing team for a book on the history of socialism written by a former member of the ...
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Iraq prime minister asks Baghdad protesters to refrain during Falluja push

The Guardian - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Speaking from a command post near Falluja, Abadi said: “All our security forces are preoccupied with liberating Falluja and nearby areas, and imposing pressure on them in Baghdad and other provinces to protect the demonstrations will affect (the ...
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Why Iraqi police are shooting at protesters in Baghdad's Green Zone

Vox - ‎May 23, 2016‎
People are protesting over Baghdad's failure to provide basic services such as electricity and government corruption in general.

Despite Risks To Baghdad, Iraqi Troops Fight To Retake Fallujah

NPR - ‎May 27, 2016‎
NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Michael Knights, a fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, about how retaking Fallujah, Iraq, could have the unintended consequence of losing Baghdad. KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: The battle to retake the Iraqi ...
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Dozens killed in bombings in Iraq's Baghdad

Aljazeera.com - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Three bombings in Baghdad have killed at least 70 people and wounded more than 100, police and medical sources say, as a wave of violence continues unabated in the Iraqi capital.

Baghdad's al-Mada'an bomb blast, 10 people killed, injured

Ahlul Bayt News Agency (press release) - ‎15 hours ago‎
AhlulBayt News Agency - A source in the Iraqi Ministry of Defense announced on Friday, that ten people had been either killed or injured in a bomb blast south of Baghdad. The source said in a statement “This evening, an explosive device went off near a ...

Iraq: Seven Iraqi troops killed north of Baghdad

The Muslim News - ‎May 27, 2016‎
BAGHDAD (AA): Six Iraqi army and police personnel were killed Thursday in an attack north of Baghdad, a police officer said.

Prosecution over Baghdad embassy shooting could rest on untested Bali bombing law: experts

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Any prosecution in the shooting death of an Australian security guard at the Baghdad embassy would likely have to use an untested law passed in the wake of the 2002 Bali bombing, legal experts have said.
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As Baghdad Government Stumbles, Iraqi Kurdistan Officials Call For Partition

International Business Times - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Kirkuk Gov. Najmaldin Karim swept to office on the promise of oil-fueled prosperity for residents of the Kurdish-majority province in northern Iraq.
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As Baghdad Reeled, US Urged Iraqi Troops to Stay on Front Lines

Wall Street Journal - ‎May 18, 2016‎
WASHINGTON—The U.S. urged Iraqi officials in recent days not to pull back troops from the front lines against Islamic State to protect Baghdad after the extremist group unleashed a deadly string of bombings, according to a spokesman for the U.S.-led ...

At least 70 killed in Baghdad triple bombing

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Baghdad suffered a second day of mass casualties from suicide attacks in a week yesterday (Tues) when more than 70 people were killed in three bombings across the city.

Iraqi-American artist Wafaa Bilal's 168:01 asks Calgarians to help rebuild Baghdad one book at a time

Calgary Herald - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Wafaa Bilal, pictured on Wednesday May 25, 2016 in Calgary, Alta will be presenting his artwork, 168:01. Bilal, an Iraq-American artist whose 168:01is makeshift library filled with 1000 empty white books, symbolizes Baghdad's library which was looted ...

Kurdish politicians disagree on reasons behind Baghdad turmoil

Rudaw - ‎May 23, 2016‎
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - Kurdish politicians differ on the ongoing protests in Baghdad that are driven by Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr against the government and parliament.

IS in Iraq: Baghdad bombings a reminder that job is not yet done

Hindustan Times - ‎May 25, 2016‎
The political quagmire West Asia has become today is such that the more things looks better the more it gets worse - the case here being Iraq.

Baghdad embassy shooting: URG lashes out at critics following bodyguard's death

ABC Online - ‎May 20, 2016‎
"Some media reporting of the tragic incident at Baghdad Embassy has allowed pure speculation and second and third-hand rumour to masquerade as fact," the company claimed.

In Baghdad it's not all the smoke of bombs, drifting is catching

Rudaw - ‎May 23, 2016‎
BAGHDAD, Iraq - It's five o'clock on a Friday afternoon in the Baghdad area of Zeyouna, and it's racing time.
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IS attacks undermine state in war-weary Baghdad

China Post - ‎May 25, 2016‎
BAGHDAD - Even as Iraq slowly claws back territory from the Islamic State group, faith in the government is crumbling among many, particularly the country's Shiites, angered by political disarray and the continual pounding of the capital, Baghdad, by ...

ISIS executioner from Baghdad arrested in Kirkuk

Rudaw - ‎May 22, 2016‎
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - A high-ranking Islamic State (ISIS) leader was arrested by Kurdish security forces in Kirkuk as he tried to escape to the group's main stronghold of Mosul.

Photographs of daily life in Baghdad by The Telegraph's Heathcliff O'Malley

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Despite the violent unrest, deadly suicide bombings and an ever-rising death toll, daily life on Baghdad's streets carries on.
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