Iraq http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19872/all en Dozens die in twin blasts near Baghdad http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/iraq/110705/dozens-die-twin-blasts-baghdad-iraq-war-terrorism <p> &ldquo;It was a double explosion. The first was caused by a car bomb. We have no idea what the second was, whether a suicide bomber or a roadside bomb,&rdquo; Taji municipality chief Raad al-Tamimi told Reuters.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/iraq/110705/dozens-die-twin-blasts-baghdad-iraq-war-terrorism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iraq terrorism Conflict Zones War Iraq Middle East Tue, 05 Jul 2011 13:08:00 +0000 News Desk 5669273 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE: Turkish military kill 49 Kurdish rebels in large offensive http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/111020/report-turkey-sends-10000-troops-against-kurdish-rebels <p> Turkish President Abdullah G&uuml;l descibed the military offensive as retribution to the PKK-led attack that left at least 24 Turkish soldiers dead</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/111020/report-turkey-sends-10000-troops-against-kurdish-rebels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iraq Kurdistan kurds Turkey Conflict Zones Military War Iraq Middle East Thu, 20 Oct 2011 20:51:00 +0000 Kyle Kim 5678751 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama announces full troop withdrawal from Iraq http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111021/obama-announces-troop-withdrawal-iraq <p> President Barack Obama announced Friday that the U.S. will withdraw all of its troops from Iraq by the end of the year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111021/obama-announces-troop-withdrawal-iraq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iraq Iraq War World Leaders Military War Iraq Politics United States Fri, 21 Oct 2011 17:23:00 +0000 Jordan Helton 5678815 at http://www.globalpost.com Iraq: bombs kill at least 72 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/iraq/120105/baghdad-bombs-kill-26-people <p> A day of bombings raises fears that sectarian violence will once again engulf Iraq, a month after the last US troops left the country.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/iraq/120105/baghdad-bombs-kill-26-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iraq Iraq Thu, 05 Jan 2012 10:56:00 +0000 Nick Taylor 5686043 at http://www.globalpost.com Baghdad: Two car bombs kill at least 16, targeting Shiites http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120109/baghdad-two-car-bombs-kill-target-shiites <p> Both bombs, one set off at night, seemed to have targeted Shiites. The bombs appear to be a part of the latest wave of violence in Iraq targeting Shiites and killing more than 90 people in a week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120109/baghdad-two-car-bombs-kill-target-shiites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iraq Conflict Zones World Religion Middle East Mon, 09 Jan 2012 18:50:00 +0000 Lillian Rizzo 5686537 at http://www.globalpost.com Insurgents storm Iraqi police compound http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/iraq/120115/insurgents-storm-iraqi-police-compound <p> As many as eight insurgents attacked a compound in an area once considered an Al Qaeda stronghold.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/iraq/120115/insurgents-storm-iraqi-police-compound" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al Qaeda compound Iraq rebels sunni terror terrorism terrorist violence Iraq Middle East Sun, 15 Jan 2012 20:58:00 +0000 David Trifunov 5687484 at http://www.globalpost.com Iraq detains foreign contractors http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/iraq/120116/iraq-detains-foreign-contractors <p> The Iraqi government has not renewed many authorizations for foreign contractors, causing detentions at checkpoints and airports.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/iraq/120116/iraq-detains-foreign-contractors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iraq Conflict Zones Iraq Mon, 16 Jan 2012 21:30:00 +0000 Priyanka Boghani 5687640 at http://www.globalpost.com Iraq car bomb: 20 police recruits killed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/iraq/120219/iraq-car-bomb-20-police-recruits-killed <p> The bombing broke the relative calm of February, after Iraq experienced a very deadly January, with 500 deaths.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/iraq/120219/iraq-car-bomb-20-police-recruits-killed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iraq Iraq Sun, 19 Feb 2012 17:48:34 +0000 Priyanka Boghani 5692430 at http://www.globalpost.com Dozens killed and injured in attacks across Iraq http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/iraq/120223/dozens-killed-and-injured-attacks-across-iraq <p> Thursday&rsquo;s attacks unfolded over a two-and-a-half-hour period, and mainly targeted security forces and checkpoints in predominantly Shia areas.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/iraq/120223/dozens-killed-and-injured-attacks-across-iraq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> conflict zones Iraq Middle East Conflict Zones Iraq Middle East Thu, 23 Feb 2012 10:09:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5693083 at http://www.globalpost.com Opinion: Saving more than 3,000 lives — Only the US can do it http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/opinion/120224/saving-more-3000-lives-only-the-united-states-can-do-it These civilians are Iranian dissidents, many of whose family members and colleagues were murdered by the Iranian government. The United States solemnly pledged to protect them. Despite that promise, dozens of them have been murdered by Iraqis acting at the behest of the Iranian government.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/opinion/120224/saving-more-3000-lives-only-the-united-states-can-do-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iraq MEK Conflict Zones Iraq Politics Opinion United States Fri, 24 Feb 2012 19:16:00 +0000 Alan M. Dershowitz 5693329 at http://www.globalpost.com Amnesty International capital punishment report: bad news and good news http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europe/amnesty-international-capital-punishment-report-bad-news-and-good <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Among the invaluable activities of Amnesty International is the compilation of an annual report on capital punishment. The <a href="http://www.amnesty.org.uk/news_details.asp?NewsID=20017">2011 edition</a> was published today and it makes for interesting reading.</p> <p> The bad news: there was a more than 10 percent increase in the number of judicial killings worldwide. In 2011, 676 executions took place as opposed to 527 in 2010.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europe/amnesty-international-capital-punishment-report-bad-news-and-good" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Amnesty International China death penalty Home Iran Iraq Regions Saudi Arabia Syria United States Iran Europe Iraq Middle East Saudi Arabia United Kingdom On Europe Tue, 27 Mar 2012 08:32:46 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5697864 at http://www.globalpost.com Iraq Vice-President Tariq Hashemi goes on trial in absentia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/iraq/120515/iraq-vice-president-tariq-hashemi-goes-trial-absentia <p> Tariq al-Hashemi, the most senior level Sunni in Shia-dominated Iraq, fled to the country&#39;s Kurdish north in December 2011, and is now in Turkey receiving medical treatment.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/iraq/120515/iraq-vice-president-tariq-hashemi-goes-trial-absentia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iraq World Leaders Iraq Middle East Tue, 15 May 2012 17:53:24 +0000 Luke Browne 5704310 at http://www.globalpost.com Iraq buys $4.2 billion in weapons from Russia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/121010/iraq-buys-42-billion-weapons-russia Russia has become the largest weapons supplier to the Middle East country after the United States.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/121010/iraq-buys-42-billion-weapons-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iraq War Iraq Wed, 10 Oct 2012 12:36:00 +0000 Ellen Connolly 5722114 at http://www.globalpost.com Iraq’s oil could reshape global energy landscape http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/iraq/121022/iraq-oil-discovery-global-economy <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>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.&nbsp; But whether Baghdad can capitalize on this opportunity is far from clear. The stakes are high&mdash;both for the global economy and the country&rsquo;s future.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/iraq/121022/iraq-oil-discovery-global-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bio Global Economy Iraq Oil Iraq Global Economy Tue, 23 Oct 2012 10:21:59 +0000 Blake Clayton 5723399 at http://www.globalpost.com Iraq suicide blasts kill scores in Kirkuk, Baghdad http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/iraq/130117/iraq-suicide-blasts-kill-scores-kirkuk-baghdad A wave of suicide bomb attacks in Iraq have killed dozens and injured hundreds on Wednesday.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/iraq/130117/iraq-suicide-blasts-kill-scores-kirkuk-baghdad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iraq Iraq Thu, 17 Jan 2013 05:08:44 +0000 Alexander Besant 5735425 at http://www.globalpost.com