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Bombings kill 13 at Iraq Shiite mosques
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Bombings kill 13 at Iraq Shiite mosques

May 20th 2013, 8:00 PM 2,746 Views 17 Comments

Two deadly bombings at places of worship in Baghdad today mark the latest in a string of attacks targeting both Sunni and Shiite areas.

Boston suspect wrote note before he was captured - report
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Boston suspect wrote note before he was captured - report

May 16th 2013, 6:16 PM 16,493 Views 57 Comments

The note reportedly refers to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing as ‘collateral damage’ for US action in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Column: You can often tell what is troubling America by looking to the blockbusters
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Column: You can often tell what is troubling America by looking to the blockbusters

May 12th 2013, 7:30 PM 72 Views 19 Comments

Movies are often a reflection of current affairs what’s going on in the world, and even the unlikely genre of mass-market US action movies can deal with the fears and uncertainties felt by the American people at any given time, writes Darren Mooney.

Kurdish rebels begin critical pullout from Turkey
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Kurdish rebels begin critical pullout from Turkey

May 8th 2013, 10:15 AM 4,117 Views 12 Comments

PKK fighters are preparing to withdraw to northern Iraq, in a major step towards ending a three-decade long conflict that has left tens of thousands dead.

Column: What role does oil play in modern day wars?
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Column: What role does oil play in modern day wars?

May 7th 2013, 7:00 AM 338 Views 62 Comments

While we can’t definitively rule out the possibility that the US attacking Iraq and Libya to seize control of their oil supplies, when all factors are considered one thing is missing from this hypothesis: a compelling reason, writes Scott Fitzsimons.

Wave of violence kills more than 180 in Iraq
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Wave of violence kills more than 180 in Iraq

Apr 26th 2013, 9:53 AM 3,492 Views 28 Comments

Sectarian violence erupted three days ago when demonstrations were held in Sunni areas over their treatment by the Shiite-majority authorities.

Two bloody days in Iraq: 125 people killed and 270 wounded
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Two bloody days in Iraq: 125 people killed and 270 wounded

Apr 24th 2013, 7:26 PM 4,928 Views 26 Comments

The violence began with clashes at a protest site in northern Iraq after security forces moved in.

Iraq holds first polls since US pullout as attacks spike
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Iraq holds first polls since US pullout as attacks spike

Apr 20th 2013, 2:28 PM 3,669 Views 42 Comments

14 election candidates have been killed since campaigning began.

Three children, 24 adults killed in Baghdad café bombing
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Three children, 24 adults killed in Baghdad café bombing

Apr 18th 2013, 9:46 PM 8,399 Views 32 Comments

It is believed that three children are among the dead.

10 years ago today: Saddam's statue topples in Baghdad
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10 years ago today: Saddam's statue topples in Baghdad

Apr 9th 2013, 9:38 AM 4,548 Views 41 Comments

It was on April 9, 2003, that the 12-metre-tall statue of Saddam Hussein was pulled down from Firdos Square.

US saw 'a dollop of complacency' in Irish efforts to pursue alleged terrorists
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US saw 'a dollop of complacency' in Irish efforts to pursue alleged terrorists

Apr 8th 2013, 8:35 PM 14,585 Views 58 Comments

The latest Wikileaks cables highlight American concerns.

Suicide bomber kills at least 20 in Iraq election tent attack
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Suicide bomber kills at least 20 in Iraq election tent attack

Apr 6th 2013, 2:39 PM 2,160 Views 3 Comments

The bomber detonated his explosives as a Sunni candidate for the provincial council was hosting lunch for supporters in a large hospitality tent pitched next to his house.

Column: What lessons have been learned from the Iraq War?
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Column: What lessons have been learned from the Iraq War?

Mar 23rd 2013, 7:00 PM 26 Views 126 Comments

Ten years ago this week the United States-led “coalition of the willing” launched the Iraq War. If we’ve learned anything from the Iraq experience it’s that governments should refrain from biting off more than they can chew, says Scott Fitzsimmons.

More than 50 dead and 171 wounded in Iraq attacks
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More than 50 dead and 171 wounded in Iraq attacks

Mar 19th 2013, 10:32 AM 2,745 Views 7 Comments

The car bombs were set off as the 10th anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq is marked.

10 years on, Iraq War said to have cost at least 112,000 civilian lives
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10 years on, Iraq War said to have cost at least 112,000 civilian lives

Mar 17th 2013, 1:03 PM 4,262 Views 69 Comments

Including combatants on all sides and as-yet undocumented civilian fatalities that figure could be as high as 174,000, according to the Iraq Body Count organisation.

The aftermath of war: UK military personnel 'at increased risk of violent offending'
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The aftermath of war: UK military personnel 'at increased risk of violent offending'

Mar 15th 2013, 7:15 AM 4,097 Views 50 Comments

UK military personnel deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan with direct combat exposure were 53 per cent more likely to commit a violent offence than men serving in a non-combat role, according to the Lancet.

Vigil at Shannon Airport marks 10 year anniversary of Iraq war
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Vigil at Shannon Airport marks 10 year anniversary of Iraq war

Mar 10th 2013, 3:41 PM 5,584 Views 35 Comments

Anti-war group Shannonwatch said Ireland’s record in UN peacekeeping has been “tarnished” by complicity in the CIA rendition programme.

There are now one million Syrian refugees
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There are now one million Syrian refugees

Mar 6th 2013, 7:51 AM 2,313 Views 14 Comments

“This tragedy has to be stopped,” says UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres. The refugees arrive “traumatised, without possessions and having lost members of their families”.

Syrian conflict spills into Iraq as dozens killed in ambush
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Syrian conflict spills into Iraq as dozens killed in ambush

Mar 5th 2013, 9:41 AM 2,502 Views 7 Comments

In a separate development rebel forces have seized parts of Raqqa city, the capital of the northern province of Raqqa, in what could be a significant development.

Inquiry opens into whether British troops murdered Iraqi civilians
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Inquiry opens into whether British troops murdered Iraqi civilians

Mar 4th 2013, 12:42 PM 2,390 Views 41 Comments

The London-based inquiry is looking into allegations that 20 or more Iraqis were murdered by troops in May 2004.

Blasts targeting mainly Shiite areas kill 21 in Baghdad
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Blasts targeting mainly Shiite areas kill 21 in Baghdad

Feb 17th 2013, 6:30 PM 15,363 Views 10 Comments

Three car bombs struck the Sadr City slum, while others exploded in Ameen, Al-Husseiniya, Kamaliyah and Karrada.

Attack on north Iraq police HQ kills 30
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Attack on north Iraq police HQ kills 30

Feb 3rd 2013, 9:12 AM 2,263 Views 3 Comments

A suicide bomber detonated a vehicle in Kirkuk during rush hour.

Iraqi MP and six others killed in suicide bomb attack
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Iraqi MP and six others killed in suicide bomb attack

Jan 15th 2013, 2:14 PM 2,738 Views 5 Comments

The death of Ayfan Saadun al-Essawi comes just two days after the country’s finance minister escaped an apparent assassination attempt.

Maradona wants to coach Iraq at the World Cup in Brazil
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Maradona wants to coach Iraq at the World Cup in Brazil

Dec 21st 2012, 1:21 PM 604 Views 0 Comments

Never thought I’d type that sentence.

Disgraced CIA chief to testify before Congress: reports
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Disgraced CIA chief to testify before Congress: reports

Nov 14th 2012, 5:30 PM 3,281 Views 9 Comments

David Petraeus will testify before Congress after all about the attack on the US consulate in Libya which killed US Ambassador Christopher Stephens and three other Americans.

Iraq: 10 killed in Eid al-Adha attack
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Iraq: 10 killed in Eid al-Adha attack

Oct 27th 2012, 10:27 AM 2,864 Views 14 Comments

Over the past week, the death toll in Iraq has hit at least 49.

'Legal violations' caused by US military and CIA use of Shannon Airport outlined in new booklet
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'Legal violations' caused by US military and CIA use of Shannon Airport outlined in new booklet

Oct 12th 2012, 9:28 AM 4,387 Views 95 Comments

Irish peace groups have outlined the “aviation, human rights, and international humanitarian law” which are being violated by the use of the airport by foreign military.

On the 11th anniversary of 9/11, agreement finally reached on memorial museum
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On the 11th anniversary of 9/11, agreement finally reached on memorial museum

Sep 11th 2012, 6:30 AM 5,795 Views 106 Comments

Politicians have been instructed not to take part in the commemoration at Ground Zero in New York City later today.

Iraq hands down death sentence to fugitive vice president
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Iraq hands down death sentence to fugitive vice president

Sep 10th 2012, 9:03 AM 2,582 Views 1 Comment

The decision comes as Iraq witnesses a wave of deadly attacks.

Four-year-old survivor of Alps shooting to return to Britain
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Four-year-old survivor of Alps shooting to return to Britain

Sep 9th 2012, 1:11 PM 6,251 Views 2 Comments

Zeena al-Hilli will be accompanied by her aunt and uncle who travelled to France to bring her home as French police say they are to re-examine the crime scene in the Alpine beauty spot.

Wave of attacks kill at least 39 in Iraq
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Wave of attacks kill at least 39 in Iraq

Sep 9th 2012, 12:04 PM 1,948 Views 15 Comments

Soldiers at an army post and police recruits waiting in line to apply for jobs were killed in a series of deadly attacks.

Blair and Bush should face trial over Iraq war: Tutu
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Blair and Bush should face trial over Iraq war: Tutu

Sep 2nd 2012, 10:35 AM 5,260 Views 128 Comments

Tutu said the invasion of Iraq left the world more destabilised and divided than any other conflict in history and had “hardened hearts and minds of members of the human family across the world”.

Last month was Iraq's deadliest since August 2010
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Last month was Iraq's deadliest since August 2010

Aug 1st 2012, 10:54 AM 1,526 Views 7 Comments

New official figures show that 325 people were killed and another 697 wounded across Iraq in July.

Baghdad: 14 killed as car bombs explode within minutes
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Baghdad: 14 killed as car bombs explode within minutes

Jul 31st 2012, 1:58 PM 1,132 Views 2 Comments

Meanwhile, media group reports shooting dead of TV presenter in Mosul.

Iraq blacklists Chevron over oil deal with Kurds
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Iraq blacklists Chevron over oil deal with Kurds

Jul 24th 2012, 4:31 PM 2,383 Views 0 Comments

Iraq says it won’t do any deals with the US oil giant until it terminates work with the Kurds.

Bombings and shootings kill 82 in Iraq
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Bombings and shootings kill 82 in Iraq

Jul 23rd 2012, 10:22 AM 1,495 Views 9 Comments

The attacks in Baghdad and towns close to the capital came a day after the leader of Al Qaeda in the country said that it was returning to areas from which it had retreated before US soldiers left last year.

Explosion shuts down pipeline bringing oil from Iraq to world markets
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Explosion shuts down pipeline bringing oil from Iraq to world markets

Jul 21st 2012, 4:53 PM 3,915 Views 10 Comments

An explosion and fire have affected two pipelines which carry about 25 million tons of crude oil a year.

Thousands flee Syria as war rages on
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Thousands flee Syria as war rages on

Jul 21st 2012, 7:52 AM 1,576 Views 7 Comments

Despite the UN’s extension of its observation mission, violence continues to escalate across the country.