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Why are property prices in Baghdad as high as in London?

VUE Weekly - ‎6 hours ago‎
Property prices in central Baghdad are as high as London's, even though Iraq's national income is down by 70 percent since the collapse in the oil price.
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Car bombing kills at least 18 pilgrims in Baghdad, ISIS claims responsibility - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Security forces have blocked major roads in Baghdad in anticipation of attacks against pilgrims who traditionally travel on foot from different parts of Iraq.
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Baghdad Teetering on Edge as Iraq Plunges Into Political Chaos

Voice of America - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Baghdad teetered on the edge of political chaos Sunday. The city is in a state of emergency, protesters have occupied parts of the once-secure International Zone (IZ), lawmakers have run away and the military is on high alert.
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Bombs kill 14 in Baghdad, including pilgrims

The Globe and Mail - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Explosives planted on the ground in Tarmiya, 25 km north of Baghdad, killed two and wounded six, while a roadside bomb in Khalisa, a town 30 km south of the city, left one dead and two wounded.
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Millions of Iraqis mark martyrdom anniv. of 7th Shia Imam in Baghdad

Press TV - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Shia Muslim worshippers mourn as they gather at the holy shrine of the 7th Shia Imam, Imam Musa ibn Jafar al-Kazim (PBUH) during a ceremony to mark his martyrdom anniversary in the northern district of Kadhimiya in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, May 2, ...
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Veteran Iraqi lawmaker warns of military coup in Baghdad

Rudaw - ‎May 2, 2016‎
SULAIMANI, Kurdistan Region - A senior Kurdish politician who also served as a member of the Iraqi parliament in Baghdad says the conditions in the Iraqi capital are ripe for a military coup, with tensions running high after protesters stormed the ...

Tens of thousands Shiite pilgrims converge on Baghdad shrine

U.S. News & World Report - ‎May 3, 2016‎
BAGHDAD (AP) - Tens of thousands of Shiite pilgrims converged Tuesday on a golden-domed Shiite shrine in Baghdad to commemorate the anniversary of the death of a revered imam as authorities tightened security measures in the Iraqi capital amid ...

Protesters Rush Parliament Inside Baghdad's Green Zone

NPR - ‎May 2, 2016‎
NPR's Audie Cornish interviews Loveday Morris, Baghdad bureau chief at the Washington Post, about Muqtada al-Sadr's supporters flooding the city's green zone and the Shiite cleric's return.

Shi'ite pilgrims killed in triple Baghdad bomb blasts

euronews - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Three bombs have been detonated around the Iraqi capital Baghdad killing as many as 25 people and wounding scores. A number of those killed were Shi'ite Muslims on an annual pilgrimage to the city.
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HRW Calls for Reopening Al-Jazeera Baghdad Bureau

Voice of America - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Human Rights Watch has called on the Iraqi government to reverse its decision and allow Al-Jazeera's Baghdad bureau to reopen, saying its closure was "nothing but an effort to clamp down on freedom of expression.

Spontaneous Protests in Baghdad Green Zone Show Cracks in the Security Apparatus

The Real News Network - ‎12 hours ago‎
Sabah Alnasseri was born in Basra, Iraq, and earned his doctorate at the Johann-Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. He teaches Middle East politics and economy at the Political Science Department at York University in Toronto, Canada.

Protesters Pull Back From Baghdad's Green Zone After Rushing Parliament

NPR - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Over the weekend, protesters broke through the walls surrounding the Green Zone. Rachel Martin talks to James Jeffrey, ex-U.S. ambassador to Iraq, about what the storming of Parliament means.
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UAE, Qatar: Addressing Political Situation in Damascus and Baghdad Ends Challenges in the Region

Asharq Alawsat - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Abu Dhabi-Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, headed the UAE delegation to the sixth session of the UAE-Qatari Higher Joint Committee.

Chicken Inn: A Windsor outpost of Baghdad's Swiss Chalet - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Naturally, he called it Chicken Inn. They sold rotisserie chickens, just like in Baghdad. But there was a problem. According to Livon and Waleed, rotisserie chickens aren't that common in Iraq.

Today in 10: Indiana primary, Baghdad, Game of Thrones

Washington Post - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Protesters leave Baghdad's Green Zone after storming parliament: A protest organizer urged people to give political decision-making a chance and said they would return Friday.

Iraqi Officials: Car Bombing in Baghdad Kills at Least 13 Shiite Pilgrims Commemorating Death Anniversary of Revered ...

ABC News - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Iraqi Officials: Car Bombing in Baghdad Kills at Least 13 Shiite Pilgrims Commemorating Death Anniversary of Revered Shiite Imam.

Iraq shuts down Al Jazeera Baghdad bureau - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
The Iraqi Communications and Media Commission has shut down the Baghdad bureau of Al Jazeera Media Network and banned its journalists from reporting in the country.

protesters storm Baghdad's Green Zone, enter parliament

ABC Online - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
Hundreds of supporters of Shi'ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr have stormed Baghdad's Green Zone and entered the parliament building after lawmakers failed to convene for a vote on overhauling the government, two Reuters witnesses say.

Protesters withdraw from Baghdad's Green Zone - ‎May 2, 2016‎
In a Sunday statement, Iraqi Vice-President Osama al-Nujaifi, head of the Sunni Al-Muttahidoon political bloc (which holds 25 seats in Iraq's 328-member parliament), blamed Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi for the Sadrists' recent escalations in ...
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In Israel, Iraqi Jews Reflect on Baghdad Heritage

New York Times - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
The reconstructed alleys of the Jewish quarter of Baghdad at the Babylonian Jewry Heritage Center in Or Yehuda, Israel, outside Tel Aviv.