Iraqi insurgency http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26135/BF_WIDGET_SRC en 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 Al Qaeda claims assassination of Sunni lawmaker in Iraq http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/al-qaeda-claims-assassination-sunni-lawmaker-iraq <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 21 (Reuters) - Al-Qaeda's Iraqi affiliate said it had carried out a suicide bomb attack that killed a Sunni Muslim lawmaker last week as he toured a construction site in the westerly Anbar province, where Sunnis have been protesting against the government for three weeks.</p> <p>Members of the Sunni minority accuse the Shi'ite-led government of marginalising them, and the wave of protests has raised fears that the OPEC country could again slide into widespread sectarian conflict.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/al-qaeda-claims-assassination-sunni-lawmaker-iraq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Iraqi insurgency Politics Social Issues Terrorism in Iraq War Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 09:46:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737145 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 UPDATE 1-Three killed during clashes with Iraqi army in Falluja. http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-three-killed-during-clashes-iraqi-army-falluja <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 three people were killed on Friday when Iraqi troops opened fire during clashes in Falluja city with Sunni protesters rallying against Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, officials and witnesses said.</p> <p>It was the most serious violence since Sunni protesters began taking to the streets in late December to challenge Maliki's Shi'ite-led government and rally against what they see as the marginalisation of their minority sect.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-three-killed-during-clashes-iraqi-army-falluja" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iraqi insurgency Nouri al-Maliki Social Issues Urban warfare War Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 10:45:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739282 at http://www.globalpost.com ANALYSIS-Sunni discontent and Syria fears feed Iraqi unrest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/analysis-sunni-discontent-and-syria-fears-feed-iraqi-unrest <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>* Simmering Sunni discontent breaks out into open</p> <p>* Shi'ites and moderate Sunnis fear for post-war settlement</p> <p>* Fears grow that Syria could upset sectarian balance</p> <p>By Patrick Markey</p> <p>RAMADI, Iraq, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Across Iraq's western desert, thousands of Sunni Muslims block highways, chant and pray in protests against Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki that grow more defiant by the day.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/analysis-sunni-discontent-and-syria-fears-feed-iraqi-unrest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Disaster Iraqi insurgency Politics of Iraq Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 15:00:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741012 at http://www.globalpost.com Tens of thousands call for Iraq PM's ouster http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/tens-thousands-call-iraq-pms-ouster <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>Tens of thousands of Iraqis gathered in Sunni-majority parts the country on Friday in new rallies against Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, a week after eight demonstrators were shot dead amid a dire political crisis.</p> <p>Thousands demonstrated in Fallujah, just west of Baghdad, where the killings took place at the hands of the army, railing against their alleged marginalisation at the hands of Iraq's Shiite-led authorities.</p> <p>"We want the fall of the regime -- no negotiations," proclaimed one banner in the town.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/tens-thousands-call-iraq-pms-ouster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iraq Iraqi insurgency Occupation of Iraq Politics War AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 14:30:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743056 at http://www.globalpost.com Rallies call for Iraq PM to go as unrest spikes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/rallies-call-iraq-pm-go-unrest-spikes <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>Tens of thousands protested against Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in Sunni areas Friday as data showed a rise in attacks, indicating militants are seeking to capitalise on a prolonged political crisis.</p> <p>The rallies came a week after eight demonstrators were shot dead by soldiers in the western town of Fallujah, dramatically raising tensions in what analysts have said is a markedly more dangerous stage of Iraq's perennial instability.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/rallies-call-iraq-pm-go-unrest-spikes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iraq Iraqi insurgency Islamic terrorism Politics Social Issues War AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 15:00:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743104 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 Agence France-Presse 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 Agence France-Presse 5744380 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-30-1 <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 car bomb followed by an assault by grenade-throwing gunmen on a police headquarters in a disputed ethnically-mixed city in north Iraq 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-30-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iraq Iraqi insurgency Politics Tuz Khormato War AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:30:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744429 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-30-3 <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 car bombing followed by an assault by grenade-throwing gunmen on a police headquarters in a disputed city in north Iraq 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-30-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iraqi insurgency Politics Suicide bombings in Iraq Terrorism in Pakistan War AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:46:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744480 at http://www.globalpost.com Car bomb and attack on north Iraq police HQ kills 30 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/car-bomb-and-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>A suicide car bombing and an assault by grenade-throwing gunmen on a police headquarters in a disputed ethnically mixed city in north Iraq killed 30 people on Sunday, security officials said.</p> <p>The vehicle that was detonated in central Kirkuk had been painted to look like 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/car-bomb-and-attack-north-iraq-police-hq-kills-30" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iraqi insurgency Politics Suicide bombings in Iraq Tuz Khormato War AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 17:00:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744541 at http://www.globalpost.com Car bomb and attack on north Iraq police HQ kills 30 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/car-bomb-and-attack-north-iraq-police-hq-kills-30-0 <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 car bombing and an assault by grenade-throwing gunmen on a police headquarters in a disputed ethnically mixed city of northern Iraq killed 30 people on Sunday, security officials said.</p> <p>The vehicle that was detonated in central Kirkuk had been painted to look like 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/car-bomb-and-attack-north-iraq-police-hq-kills-30-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iraq Iraqi insurgency Politics Tuz Khormato War AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 20:01:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744753 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Suicide bomber kills 22 in attack on Iraq militia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/update-1-suicide-bomber-kills-4-north-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>* Anti-al Qaeda Sahwa militia often targeted in past</p> <p>* Seventh suicide bombing in a month</p> <p>* Syria's crisis increasing sectarian tensions in Iraq (Updates death toll, adds details)</p> <p>By Kareem Raheem</p> <p>BAGHDAD, Feb 4 (Reuters) - A suicide bomber attacked a government-backed militia in Iraq on Monday, killing at least 22 people in an apparent attempt by Sunni insurgents to provoke unrest against Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/update-1-suicide-bomber-kills-4-north-baghdad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Iraq Iraqi insurgency Islamic terrorism Politics Politics of Iraq Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 10:00:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5745146 at http://www.globalpost.com