Iraq http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23302/all en Reuters World News Highlights 1800 GMT, Jan 4 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/reuters-world-news-highlights-1800-gmt-jan-4 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>BEIRUT - <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/syria">Syria</a> on Friday said a car bomb at a crowded petrol station in Damascus on Thursday night was set off by "terrorists", a term it uses for rebels seeking to topple President Bashar al-Assad.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p>WASHINGTON - Former U.S. diplomat Bill Richardson said on Friday he and Google executive Eric Schmidt will make a "private humanitarian visit" to North Korea, partly aimed at securing the release of an American detainee there.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/reuters-world-news-highlights-1800-gmt-jan-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Bashar al-Assad CDATA Fertile Crescent Iraq Levant Member states of the Arab League Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Member states of the United Nations Nouri al-Maliki Person Career Quotation Syria Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 18:15:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731160 at http://www.globalpost.com Iraqi Sunnis, Kurds boycott cabinet session to back protests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/iraqi-sunnis-kurds-boycott-cabinet-session-back-protests <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>BAGHDAD, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Iraqi Sunni Muslim and Kurdish<br /> ministers boycotted a cabinet session on Tuesday to show support<br /> for protests that threaten Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri<br /> al-Maliki's fragile cross-sectarian government, lawmakers and a<br /> government source said.</p> <p>Thousands of protesters have demonstrated and blocked a key<br /> highway in Iraq's Sunni provinces for more than two weeks to<br /> challenge Maliki, a leader many Sunnis feel has marginalised<br /> their community a year after the last U.S. troops pulled out.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/iraqi-sunnis-kurds-boycott-cabinet-session-back-protests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al Maliki I Government Asia Fertile Crescent Iraq Iraqi parliamentary election Jalal Talabani Kurdish people Middle East Nouri al-Maliki Person Career Quotation Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:00:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731526 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Defiant Kurds to truck more crude to Turkey-Genel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-2-defiant-kurds-truck-more-crude-turkey-genel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Exports to Turkey from Taq Taq field to rise up to 20,000 bpd</p> <p>* Genel says happy to finance new proposed Kurdistan-Turkey pipeline</p> <p>* Taq Taq-Khurmala pipeline seen operational in mid-Feb</p> <p>By Humeyra Pamuk</p> <p>ABU DHABI, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Trucked exports of crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan to Turkey may reach 20,000 barrels per day (bpd) in a few weeks, the chief executive of Genel Energy said, in a growing trade that central government in Baghdad sees as illegal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-2-defiant-kurds-truck-more-crude-turkey-genel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Geography of Asia Iraq Politics Politics of Iraq Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 14:00:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732111 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Iraq PM's foes demand he face questioning in parliament http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-2-iraq-pms-foes-demand-he-face-questioning-parliament <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Two weeks of protests close major highway to Jordan, Syria</p> <p>* Syrian crisis fueling worries over Iraq's sectarian mix</p> <p>* Power-sharing government deadlocked since U.S. troops left (Updates with parliamentary motion, more details)</p> <p>By Patrick Markey and Raheem Salman</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-2-iraq-pms-foes-demand-he-face-questioning-parliament" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Health Iraq Politics of Iraq War Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 12:45:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732082 at http://www.globalpost.com Tens of thousands of Sunni Iraqis rally against Maliki http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/tens-thousands-sunni-iraqis-rally-against-maliki <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BAGHDAD, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Iraqi Sunni Muslims took to the streets in Baghdad and other cities after prayers on Friday, in another show of discontent with Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.</p> <p>Three weeks of mass protests reflect deep discontent among Sunnis who say Maliki's Shi'ite-led government has marginalised their minority community, increasing worries Iraq may slide back into the sectarian violence of its recent past.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/tens-thousands-sunni-iraqis-rally-against-maliki" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Iraq Nouri al-Maliki Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 13:45:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733141 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Tens of thousands of Sunni Iraqis rally against Maliki http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-tens-thousands-sunni-iraqis-rally-against-maliki <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Sunni Iraqi protests enter third week</p> <p>* Maliki also facing attempted vote of no confidence</p> <p>* Syrian crisis pressuring Iraq's own sectarian mix</p> <p>By Patrick Markey and Suadad al-Salhy</p> <p>BAGHDAD, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Iraqi Sunni Muslims took to the streets in Baghdad and other cities after prayers on Friday, in another show of discontent with Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-tens-thousands-sunni-iraqis-rally-against-maliki" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Iraq Politics Politics of Iraq Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:15:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733156 at http://www.globalpost.com Iraq finance minister escapes bomb attack on his convoy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/iraq-finance-minister-escapes-bomb-attack-his-convoy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BAGHDAD, Jan 13 (Reuters) - A roadside bomb hit Iraqi Finance Minister Rafaie al-Esawi's convoy west of Baghdad as he left a meeting on Sunday, wounding two of his guards, his office and security sources said.</p> <p>It was not clear whether Esawi was the target of the bombing. The Sunni Muslim minister is caught up in a crisis that has triggered protests in Sunni regions and is straining Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's power-sharing government.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/iraq-finance-minister-escapes-bomb-attack-his-convoy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Iraq Nouri al-Maliki Politics War Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 20:30:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733923 at http://www.globalpost.com Iraq frees prisoners in gesture to end Sunni protests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/iraq-frees-prisoners-gesture-end-sunni-protests <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BAGHDAD, Jan 14 (Reuters) - The Iraqi government released more than 300 prisoners held under anti-terrorism laws on Monday as a goodwill gesture to Sunni Muslim demonstrators staging protests against Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.</p> <p>Three weeks of demonstrations, mainly in Sunni-dominated Anbar province, have evolved into a tough challenge for the Shi'ite premier, increasing worries that Iraq risks sliding back into the sectarian confrontation of its recent past.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/iraq-frees-prisoners-gesture-end-sunni-protests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Iraq Nouri al-Maliki Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:15:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734182 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Iraq frees prisoners in gesture to ease Sunni protests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-iraq-frees-prisoners-gesture-ease-sunni-protests <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Prison release only one demand from Sunni protesters</p> <p>* Nearly three weeks of demonstrations testing Maliki</p> <p>* Syria unrest fanning worries over Iraq's sectarian mix (Adds byline, more details)</p> <p>By Suadad al-Salhy</p> <p>BAGHDAD, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Iraq's government has released more than 300 prisoners held under anti-terrorism laws as a goodwill gesture to try to appease Sunni Muslim demonstrators who are staging protests against Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-iraq-frees-prisoners-gesture-ease-sunni-protests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Iraq Iraq Politics Politics of Iraq War Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:45:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734236 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Suicide bomber kills Iraqi Sunni Muslim lawmaker http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-2-suicide-bomber-kills-iraqi-sunni-muslim-lawmaker <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Bomber kills lawmaker in Sunni heartland of Anbar</p> <p>* No claims, but al Qaeda reviviing in province</p> <p>* Attack may fuel tensions over mass Sunni protests</p> <p>By Kamal Naama</p> <p>FALLUJA, Iraq, Jan 15 (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed an Iraqi Sunni Muslim lawmaker as he visited a construction site on Tuesday, threatening to deepen a crisis over Sunni protests against Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-2-suicide-bomber-kills-iraqi-sunni-muslim-lawmaker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Iraq Iraqi insurgency Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 13:15:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734689 at http://www.globalpost.com Iraq protester sets self ablaze in anti-government rally http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/iraq-protester-sets-self-ablaze-anti-government-rally <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Sufyan Mashhadani</p> <p>MOSUL, Iraq, Jan 20 (Reuters) - An Iraqi protester set himself ablaze on Sunday in a dramatic turn in more than three weeks of rallies by Sunni Muslims challenging Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's government.</p> <p>Thousands of Sunni demonstrators have rallied since late December against a Shi'ite-led government they believe has marginalized their minority sect, raising fears the OPEC country may slide again into widespread sectarian confrontation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/iraq-protester-sets-self-ablaze-anti-government-rally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Iraq Nouri al-Maliki Politics Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 14:45:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736879 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Iraq protester sets self ablaze in anti-government rally http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/update-1-iraq-protester-sets-self-ablaze-anti-government-rally <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Protests erupted late December over Sunni minister's arrests</p> <p>* Shi'ite, Sunni, Kurdish blocs deadlocked in crisis</p> <p>* Insurgents still seeking to spark sectarian confrontation</p> <p>By Sufyan Mashhadani</p> <p>MOSUL, Iraq, Jan 20 (Reuters) - An Iraqi protester set himself on fire on Sunday in the northern city of Mosul in a dramatic turn after more than three weeks of Sunni Muslim rallies that are challenging Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's government.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/update-1-iraq-protester-sets-self-ablaze-anti-government-rally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Iraq Nouri al-Maliki Politics Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 21:30:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736995 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Two blasts, suicide attack kill 17 in Baghdad http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-two-blasts-suicide-attack-kill-17-baghdad <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Sunni protests, violence increasing tensions</p> <p>* Islamist insurgents seeking to stir sectarian strife</p> <p>* War in neighbouring Syria worsening Iraq's crisis (Adds details on demands)</p> <p>By Kareem Raheem</p> <p>BAGHDAD, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Three blasts, including a suicide attack near an army base, killed least 17 people across Baghdad on Tuesday, the latest violence to feed worries that Iraq's unrest may slide into widespread sectarian confrontation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-two-blasts-suicide-attack-kill-17-baghdad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Iraq Iraqi insurgency Islamic terrorism Politics Politics of Iraq Social Issues Suicide bombings in Iraq War Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 11:15:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737661 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Suicide bomber kills 22 at Iraqi Shi'ite mosque http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-suicide-bomber-kills-20-inside-iraqi-shiite-mosque <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Attacker wore suit to blend in with mourners</p> <p>* Sunni militancy revitalised by Syrian crisis</p> <p>* Fourth suicide bombing in a week in Iraq</p> <p>* Twenty two dead bring toll this week to at least 55 (Adds details on protests, context)</p> <p>BAGHDAD, Jan 23 (Reuters) - A suicide bomber disguised as a mourner killed at least 22 people inside an Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim mosque on Wednesday when he set off his explosives in the middle of a crowded funeral.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-suicide-bomber-kills-20-inside-iraqi-shiite-mosque" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Iraq Iraq War Iraqi insurgency Islamic terrorism Terrorism in Iraq War Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:45:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738319 at http://www.globalpost.com Nine wounded after Iraq troops clash with Sunni protesters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/nine-wounded-after-iraq-troops-clash-sunni-protesters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>FALLUJA, Iraq Jan 25 (Reuters) - At least nine people were wounded on Friday when Iraqi troops opened fire in the air during clashes with Sunni protesters rallying against Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, officials and witnesses said.</p> <p>Thousands of Sunni protesters have taken to the streets in western Anbar province since late December in a major challenge to Maliki's fragile government, split among Shi'ites, Sunnis and ethnic Kurds, a year after the last American troops left.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/nine-wounded-after-iraq-troops-clash-sunni-protesters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Iraq Nouri al-Maliki Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 09:45:51 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739269 at http://www.globalpost.com