Occupation of Iraq http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29218/all en 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 22 killed in suicide bomb north of Baghdad: officials http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/22-killed-suicide-bomb-north-baghdad-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 suicide bomb targeting anti-Qaeda militiamen collecting their salaries north of Baghdad on Monday killed at least 22 people and wounded 44 others, security and medical officials said, updating an earlier toll.</p> <p>The blast struck at 11:00 am (0800 GMT) in the town of Taji, around 25 kilometres (15 miles) north of Baghdad. The majority of the victims were members of the Sahwa, or anti-Qaeda militias, but soldiers were also among the casualties.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/22-killed-suicide-bomb-north-baghdad-officials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Islamic terrorism Occupation of Iraq Politics of Iraq War AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:00:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745300 at http://www.globalpost.com Mortar attacks 'kill several' at Iran exile camp in Iraq http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/mortar-attacks-kill-several-at-iran-exile-camp-iraq <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>Mortar attacks on an camp housing Iranian dissidents near Baghdad killed a number of people early on Saturday, an Iraqi security official and a United Nations spokeswoman said.</p> <p>The mortars "led to a number of deaths and injuries among the residents," said Eliana Nabaa, spokeswoman for the UN mission in Iraq. "Also a number of Iraqi policemen were injured... We cannot confirm exactly how many."</p> <p>An interior ministry official, speaking on condition of anonymity, put the toll at five dead and 40 wounded.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/mortar-attacks-kill-several-at-iran-exile-camp-iraq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Camp Ashraf Occupation of Iraq War AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 06:45:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5750811 at http://www.globalpost.com Mortar attacks 'kill several' at Iran exile camp in Iraq http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/mortar-attacks-kill-several-at-iran-exile-camp-iraq-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>Mortar attacks on a camp housing Iranian dissidents near Baghdad killed a number of people early on Saturday, an Iraqi security official and a United Nations spokeswoman said.</p> <p>The mortars "led to a number of deaths and injuries among the residents," said Eliana Nabaa, spokeswoman for the UN mission in Iraq. "Also a number of Iraqi policemen were injured... We cannot confirm exactly how many."</p> <p>An interior ministry official, speaking on condition of anonymity, put the toll at five dead and 40 wounded from around 40 rocket and mortar attacks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/mortar-attacks-kill-several-at-iran-exile-camp-iraq-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Camp Ashraf Iraq–United States relations Occupation of Iraq War AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 07:00:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5750814 at http://www.globalpost.com Iraq frees French reporter held for taking photos http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/iraq-frees-french-reporter-held-taking-photos <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 has freed on bail a French reporter held for three weeks after taking unauthorised photos in Baghdad, an Iraqi security official and the head of the Iraqi Journalists' Syndicate said on Thursday.</p> <p>"We released him, but still have many doubts about him," the senior Iraqi security official said on condition of anonymity.</p> <p>A translator and a man who allowed Nadir Dendoune to stay at his home were also freed, with each paying bail of 10 million Iraqi dinars (about $8,330), the security official added.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/iraq-frees-french-reporter-held-taking-photos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iraq–United States relations Occupation of Iraq Politics of Iraq AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:38:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5755570 at http://www.globalpost.com Tensions in Iraq are 'troubling': US general http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/tensions-iraq-are-troubling-us-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>Sectarian tensions and political discord in Iraq signal a "troubling" trend in the country since US troops withdrew a year ago, a top American general warned on Thursday.</p> <p>Iraq has remained stable but "fragile," said General Lloyd Austin, who was the last US commander in Iraq before all his forces withdrew in December 2011.</p> <p>Austin offered his assessment when pressed by Republican Senator John McCain, a hawk on the Iraq war who has heavily criticized President Barack Obama for pulling out American troops.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/tensions-iraq-are-troubling-us-general" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Contemporary history Entertainment Environment Health Occupation of Iraq Politics AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 22:16:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5756142 at http://www.globalpost.com Masked gunmen kill seven members of Iraq militia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/masked-gunmen-kill-seven-members-iraq-militia <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>* Insurgents have stepped up violence in Iraq</p> <p>* Factions struggling over how to share power</p> <p>* Shi'ite PM has faced mass Sunni protests</p> <p>KIRKUK, Iraq, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Masked gunmen wearing Iraqi army uniforms shot dead seven members of a government-backed militia on Friday in a northern town, in an apparent attempt to provoke unrest against Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/masked-gunmen-kill-seven-members-iraq-militia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Occupation of Iraq Politics of Iraq War Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Feb 2013 10:30:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5763116 at http://www.globalpost.com Iraq attacks kill five http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/iraq-attacks-kill-five <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>Attacks in a western province of Iraq killed three members of the security forces and two civilians on Wednesday, police and a doctor said.</p> <p>Gunmen shot dead two police and two civilians west of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, while a national security force member was killed by a magnetic "sticky bomb," also west of the city, a police captain said.</p> <p>The head of Ramadi Hospital's emergency department confirmed receiving five bodies.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/iraq-attacks-kill-five" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iraq Iraq War Iraqi insurgency Occupation of Iraq AFP Wed, 06 Mar 2013 13:01:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5774940 at http://www.globalpost.com Nine killed as gunmen attack government-backed Iraq militia-police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/nine-killed-gunmen-attack-government-backed-iraq-militia-police <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>SAMARRA, March 8 (Reuters) - At least nine people were killed in clashes on Friday when militant gunmen drove two cars up to a checkpoint north of Baghdad and opened fire on members of an Iraqi government-backed militia guarding the post, police said.</p> <p>Five "Sahwa" militia members and four militants were killed, including a suicide bomber whose explosive belt was detonated during the fighting which lasted about 20 minutes at the checkpoint in Samarra, 100 km (60 miles) north of the capital.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/nine-killed-gunmen-attack-government-backed-iraq-militia-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iraqi insurgency Occupation of Iraq Politics of Iraq Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Mar 2013 17:30:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5777376 at http://www.globalpost.com Iraq war leaves thousands missing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/iraq-war-leaves-thousands-missing <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>Qawthar Shihab Ahmed fervently hopes her brother, who she said was seized in Baghdad in 2007 by men in police uniforms, is being held in a secret prison -- probably the only hope that he is still alive.</p> <p>Her brother Arkan is just one of thousands of Iraqis still missing from the past 10 years of conflict. Some were hauled off as relatives watched, while others disappeared in unknown circumstances.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/iraq-war-leaves-thousands-missing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Occupation of Iraq Politics of Iraq War AFP Fri, 15 Mar 2013 04:30:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5784135 at http://www.globalpost.com Iraq a major arms buyer decade after invasion http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/iraq-major-arms-buyer-decade-after-invasion <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>Ten years after the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein and smashed Iraq's military, the country has become a major buyer of military equipment, spending billions to rebuild its armed forces.</p> <p>In doing so, Iraq has become a customer of some of the same companies that supplied the weapons used to attack Baghdad's troops in 2003.</p> <p>US-led forces carried out a massive bombing campaign and then a ground offensive against Iraq in March that year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/iraq-major-arms-buyer-decade-after-invasion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Iraq–United States relations Occupation of Iraq War AFP Sat, 16 Mar 2013 03:15:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5785099 at http://www.globalpost.com Attacks on Iraq Shiites kill 23 ahead of anniversary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/attacks-iraq-shiites-kill-23-ahead-anniversary-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>Attacks in Iraq on Tuesday killed 23 people on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the US-led invasion, which aimed to build a democratic ally in the heart of the region but instead sparked brutal unrest.</p> <p>At least a dozen car bombs and assassinations in and around Baghdad also wounded 93 people amid a spike in violence that has raised fresh questions about the capabilities of the Iraqi security forces barely a month ahead of the country's first elections in three years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/attacks-iraq-shiites-kill-23-ahead-anniversary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Iraq–United States relations Labor Law Occupation of Iraq War AFP Tue, 19 Mar 2013 08:45:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5787484 at http://www.globalpost.com Iraq delays polls in two provinces for security reasons http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/iraq-delays-polls-two-provinces-security-reasons <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 cabinet decided on Tuesday to postpone provincial elections in two provinces that were scheduled for April 20 by up to six months over security concerns, the Iraqi premier's spokesman said.</p> <p>Polls in Anbar province in west Iraq and Nineveh in the north have been delayed, Ali Mussawi told AFP, noting that candidates have been threatened and killed, while there were also requests for a delay from the two provinces.</p> <p>The announcement came as 34 people were killed in more than 20 attacks in Iraq on Tuesday, according to security and medical officials.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/iraq-delays-polls-two-provinces-security-reasons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Fertile Crescent Iraq Occupation of Iraq AFP Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:16:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5787550 at http://www.globalpost.com Decade on, Iraq grappling with attacks and deadlock http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/decade-iraq-grappling-attacks-and-deadlock-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>Grappling with a spike in violence and a worsening political situation, Iraq on Wednesday marked 10 years since a US-led invasion that sought to establish a stable, democratic ally in the Middle East.</p> <p>The event was met with little fanfare in Baghdad, though, a day after a wave of bombings and gun attacks killed 56 people across the country, as some ministers began a cabinet boycott and officials delayed provincial polls.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/decade-iraq-grappling-attacks-and-deadlock-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Iraq War Occupation of Iraq War AFP Wed, 20 Mar 2013 14:45:58 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5788792 at http://www.globalpost.com Iraq-war aftermath http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130403/iraq-war-aftermath <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BAGHDAD, April 3 (Yonhap) -- After enduring over three decades of war, Iraqis continue to be haunted by the legacy of combat violence that seemingly leaves the country in a perpetual state of war.</p> <p>The last of the three wars that the Muslim country had been through since 1980 -- the Iran-Iraq War, the Gulf War, and the Iraq War -- ended in 2011. But a local resident who spoke to Yonhap News Agency at Baghdad International Airport claims that an air of conflict has persisted despite the war coming to an end.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130403/iraq-war-aftermath" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Fertile Crescent Occupation of Iraq War Yonhap News Agency Wed, 03 Apr 2013 06:00:27 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5799978 at http://www.globalpost.com