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Dozens killed across Iraq Saturday in sectarian bloodletting

At least 23 people are dead in attacks across Iraq on Saturday.

Suicide bombers targeting Shias kill dozens in Baghdad

At least 31 people are dead in a double suicide bombing on a Shia mosque in Baghdad on Tuesday.

Iraq: At least 12 dead in bombings as sectarian violence continues

Bomb blasts killed at least 12 people in Iraq on Tuesday in the city of Kirkuk.

Kirkuk clashes between Iraqi security forces and protesters kill at least 26

The United Nations spokeswoman in Iraq, Eliana Nabaa, said there had been multiple casualties. She urged all involved to stop the deadly fighting.

Attacks in Fallujah, Baghdad kill 7

Seven people were killed in attacks in the western Iraqi city of Fallujah and the capital Baghdad Sunday.

10 years on, Iraq ignores promised reforms in human rights

Commentary: Government claims rights violations justified to prevent terrorism.
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An Iraqi woman cries as she holds pictures of prisoners during a demonstration at Baghdad's Tahrir Square on July 1, 2011. Protesters called for the pardon or retrial of these prisoners, saying they were sentenced after confessing to their charges under torture. (Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images)
BAGHDAD — On the 10th anniversary of the fall of Saddam Hussein, violence and political crisis plague Iraq. The government blames its problems on regional interference, the unceasing threat of terrorism and the specter of Saddam Hussein’s Baathism. Implicit in their thinking is the idea that rights violations are justified by the state’s responsibility to prevent terrorism.

Iraq suicide blasts kill scores in Kirkuk, Baghdad

A wave of suicide bomb attacks in Iraq have killed dozens and injured hundreds on Wednesday.

Iraq’s oil could reshape global energy landscape

  NEW YORK --- In a major new study published last week, the International Energy Agency reconfirmed what Washington has long suspected: Iraq has the potential to reshape the global energy landscape in the years ahead, thanks to its huge untapped oil reserves.  But whether Baghdad can capitalize on this opportunity is far from clear. The stakes are high—both for the global economy and the country’s future.

Iraq buys $4.2 billion in weapons from Russia

Russia has become the largest weapons supplier to the Middle East country after the United States.

Iraq Vice-President Tariq Hashemi goes on trial in absentia

Tariq al-Hashemi, the most senior level Sunni in Shia-dominated Iraq, fled to the country's Kurdish north in December 2011, and is now in Turkey receiving medical treatment. 
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