Iraq http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25903/all en 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 5734236 at http://www.globalpost.com Iraq figures show violence down in January http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/iraq-figures-show-violence-down-january <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Official figures released on Saturday said violence in Iraq fell last month compared to December, disputing an AFP tally which showed it was the country's deadliest month since September.</p> <p>The contrasting figures coincide with high tensions in Iraq, with a political crisis pitting Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki against his erstwhile government partners as he grapples with weeks of rallies calling for his ouster.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/iraq-figures-show-violence-down-january" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Iraq Iraq Islamic terrorism Politics War AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 16:45:49 +0000 5744070 at http://www.globalpost.com Attack on north Iraq police HQ kills 30 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/attack-north-iraq-police-hq-kills-30 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An assault on a police headquarters in a disputed city in north Iraq involving a car bomb set off by a suicide attacker followed by gunmen trying to storm the compound killed 30 people on Sunday.</p> <p>The vehicle that was detonated in central Kirkuk was painted to appear as though it was a police car, and the militants who sought to seize the compound were dressed as policemen, witnesses said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/attack-north-iraq-police-hq-kills-30" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Qaeda Disaster Iraq Iraqi insurgency Iraq–United States relations Politics War AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:15:50 +0000 5744377 at http://www.globalpost.com 30 dead in attack on north Iraq police HQ: general http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/30-dead-attack-north-iraq-police-hq-general <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A car bomb detonated by a suicide attacker followed by gunmen storming a police headquarters in the north Iraqi city of Kirkuk killed 30 people and wounded 70 others on Sunday, a police general said.</p> <p>Militants had apparently sought to take control of the compound, but were unsuccessful, Brigadier General Natah Mohammed Sabr, the head of the city's emergency services department, told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/30-dead-attack-north-iraq-police-hq-general" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Iraq Iraqi insurgency Islamic terrorism Politics War AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:15:55 +0000 5744380 at http://www.globalpost.com 30 dead in attack on north Iraq police HQ: general http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/30-dead-attack-north-iraq-police-hq-general-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A car bomb detonated by a suicide attacker followed by gunmen storming a police headquarters in the north Iraqi city of Kirkuk killed 30 people and wounded 70 others on Sunday, a police general said.</p> <p>Militants had apparently sought to take control of the compound, but were unsuccessful, Brigadier General Natah Mohammed Sabr, the head of the city's emergency services department, told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/30-dead-attack-north-iraq-police-hq-general-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iraq Islam Islamic terrorism Politics War AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:31:30 +0000 5744451 at http://www.globalpost.com Iraq mobile firm debuts on Baghdad bourse http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/iraq-mobile-firm-debuts-baghdad-bourse <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iraq's second largest mobile operator debuted on the Baghdad bourse on Sunday, in the country's first major stock flotation and after pressure from the media regulator for it to be publicly listed.</p> <p>Asiacell, which is majority-owned by Qatar Telecom, offered 67.503 billion shares, representing 25 percent of the total share capital, according to a statement on the Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/iraq-mobile-firm-debuts-baghdad-bourse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Iraq Middle East Technology Zain AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:31:56 +0000 5744460 at http://www.globalpost.com 16 killed in Iraq car bombs against Shiites http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/16-killed-iraq-car-bombs-against-shiites <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A spate of car bombs in Shiite areas of Iraq, including two blasts minutes apart at a popular bird market, killed at least 16 people on Friday, the latest in a spike in violence amid a political crisis.</p> <p>The attacks, which left more than 40 wounded, primarily targeted marketplaces that are often crowded on Fridays, the weekly holiday in Iraq, and took the death toll from a week of violence to almost 90.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/16-killed-iraq-car-bombs-against-shiites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iraq Iraq Islamic terrorism War Years in Iraq AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 08:46:05 +0000 5749736 at http://www.globalpost.com Iraq car bombs kill 16: officials http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/iraq-car-bombs-kill-16-officials <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A spate of car bombs in Baghdad and central Iraq, including two explosions minutes apart at a popular bird market, killed 16 people and wounded dozens on Friday, security and medical officials said.</p> <p>Twin blasts struck just after 9:00 am (0600 GMT) at the market in Baghdad's predominantly Shiite neighbourhood of Kadhimiyah, an interior ministry official and a medical source said.</p> <p>At least 11 people were killed and 30 others wounded in the explosions at the bird market, which is often crowded with visitors on Fridays, the weekly holiday in Iraq.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/iraq-car-bombs-kill-16-officials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iraq Iraq Islam and violence Islamic terrorism War AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 08:46:30 +0000 5749745 at http://www.globalpost.com 29 killed in Iraq car bombs against Shiites http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/29-killed-iraq-car-bombs-against-shiites <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A spate of car bombs in Shiite areas of Iraq, including two blasts minutes apart at a popular bird market, killed at least 29 people on Friday, the latest in a spike in violence amid a political crisis.</p> <p>The attacks, which left nearly 70 others wounded, primarily targeted marketplaces that are often crowded on Fridays, the weekly holiday in Iraq, and took the death toll from a week of violence to more than 100.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/29-killed-iraq-car-bombs-against-shiites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iraq Iraq Islamic fundamentalism Islamic terrorism War AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 09:47:06 +0000 5749762 at http://www.globalpost.com 29 killed as Iraq car bombs target Friday markets http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/29-killed-iraq-car-bombs-target-friday-markets <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A spate of car bombs in Shiite areas of Iraq, including two blasts minutes apart at a popular bird market, killed at least 29 people on Friday, the latest in a spike in violence amid a political crisis.</p> <p>The attacks, which left nearly 70 others wounded, primarily targeted marketplaces that are often crowded on Fridays, the weekly holiday in Iraq, and took the death toll from a week of violence to more than 100.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/29-killed-iraq-car-bombs-target-friday-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iraq Iraq Islamic terrorism Politics Samarra Social Issues War AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 10:15:31 +0000 5749831 at http://www.globalpost.com Iraq car bombs at Friday markets kill 29 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/iraq-car-bombs-at-friday-markets-kill-29 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A spate of car bombs in Shiite areas of Iraq, including two blasts minutes apart at a popular bird market, killed at least 29 people on Friday, the latest in a spike in violence amid a political crisis.</p> <p>The attacks, which left nearly 70 others wounded, primarily targeted marketplaces that are often crowded on Fridays, the weekly holiday in Iraq, and took the death toll from a week of violence to more than 100.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/iraq-car-bombs-at-friday-markets-kill-29" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iraq Iraq Islamic terrorism Politics Social Issues War Years in Iraq AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 12:16:09 +0000 5749965 at http://www.globalpost.com Bombings in Iraq kill six http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/bombings-iraq-kill-six <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bombings in Iraq, including two car bomb attacks at a sheep market, killed six people and wounded dozens more on Friday, security and medical officials said.</p> <p>Brigadier General Abdul Jalil al-Assadi, the police chief of Diwaniyah province, said the car bombs went off at about 7:30 am (0430 GMT) in the market, south of the province's capital of the same name.</p> <p>Dr Adnan Turki, director of the Diwaniyah health department, put the toll from the blasts at five dead and 45 wounded.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/bombings-iraq-kill-six" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iraq Islamic fundamentalism Islamic terrorism Politics Terrorism War AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 09:31:20 +0000 5770658 at http://www.globalpost.com Suicide bomber hits Iraq Shiite shrine city of Karbala http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/suicide-bomber-hits-iraq-shiite-shrine-city-of-karbala <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A suicide bomber struck in an area between major shrines in the Iraqi Shiite holy city of Karbala on Sunday, causing casualties, an official from one of the shrines said.</p> <p>Jamal al-Din Shahristani, an official at the Imam Hussein shrine, said an engineer working on a project between the site and the Imam Abbas shrine blew himself up, causing an unspecified number of casualties.</p> <p>The shrines for the two grandsons of the Prophet Mohammed are among the holiest sites in Shiite Islam, and are visited by hundreds of thousands of pilgrims each year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/suicide-bomber-hits-iraq-shiite-shrine-city-of-karbala" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hussein ibn Ali Iraq Islam Islamic terrorism War AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 11:00:28 +0000 5772043 at http://www.globalpost.com Suicide bomber hits Iraq Shiite shrine city of Karbala http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/suicide-bomber-hits-iraq-shiite-shrine-city-karbala <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A suicide bomber struck in an area between major shrines in the Iraqi Shiite holy city of Karbala on Sunday, wounding 10 people, security and medical officials said.</p> <p>Jamal al-Din Shahristani, an official at the Imam Hussein shrine, said an engineer working on a project between the site and the Imam Abbas shrine blew himself up, causing casualties.</p> <p>A police colonel and employee of a Karbala hospital put the toll from the bombing in the city south of Baghdad at 10 wounded.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/suicide-bomber-hits-iraq-shiite-shrine-city-karbala" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Iraq Islam Islamic terrorism Labor Law War AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 11:15:34 +0000 5772051 at http://www.globalpost.com Suicide bomber hits Iraq Shiite shrine city of Karbala http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/suicide-bomber-hits-iraq-shiite-shrine-city-karbala-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A suicide bomber struck in an area between major shrines in the Iraqi Shiite holy city of Karbala on Sunday, wounding 10 people, while other attacks left five dead, officials said.</p> <p>Jamal al-Din Shahristani, an official at the Imam Hussein shrine, said an engineer working on a project between the site and the Imam Abbas shrine blew himself up, causing casualties.</p> <p>A police colonel and employee of a Karbala hospital put the toll from the bombing in the city south of Baghdad at 10 wounded.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/suicide-bomber-hits-iraq-shiite-shrine-city-karbala-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hussein ibn Ali Iraq Labor Law Samarra Shi'a Islam in Iraq War AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 16:30:39 +0000 5772189 at http://www.globalpost.com