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Iraqi top court declares Maliki’s coalition as largest in parliament

Iraq’s top court has declared Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s State of Law coalition as the largest in parliament. The Federal Court announced the ruling on Monday, in a move which is regarded as another boost to Maliki’s efforts to remain in office for another term. Under Iraq’s constitution, the country’s new President Fouad Masoum must ask Maliki to form a new government. Maliki’s State of Law Coa ...

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Ayatollah Sistani: Select A PM Who Can End Takfiri Militancy

Iraq’s influential Shia cleric Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has called on Iraqi politicians to choose a prime minister who can end the ongoing crisis created by the ISIL Takfiri militants. Sheikh Abdul Mahdi al-Karbalai, speaking on behalf of Grand Ayatollah Sistani, said politicians who cling to their posts are making a grave mistake. Al-Karbalai is a representative of Ayatollah al-Sistani. The remarks come as ...

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2007 Iraq carnage unprovoked: Blackwater agent

A former guard of US mercenary firm Blackwater has testified that he and his colleagues massacred Iraqi civilians at a Baghdad square in 2007 without any security reason. In September 2007, Blackwater guards killed several Iraqis at Baghdad's Nisour Square, prompting the Iraqi government to expel the infamous security firm. Jeremy Ridgeway told a jury that despite his colleagues’ statements, he saw neither ...

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60 killed in attack on Iraqi prisoner convoy

At least 60 people have been killed in Iraq in an attack on a prisoner convoy in Baghdad Province. About 52 prisoners and eight soldiers were killed in the incident on Thursday, while another eight soldiers and seven prisoners were also injured. Iraqi officials say roadside explosions went off as the bus traveled through a remote area. “At least 60 people, prisoners and policemen, were killed in a suicide a ...

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More than 20 die in Baghdad bomb attack

More than 20 people have been killed in a bombing attack in the Iraqi capital Baghdad as the country’s forces are grappling with Takfiri ISIL terrorists. The attack, which took place at a police checkpoint located at the entrance to the Kazimiyah district on Tuesday, killed at least 23, including more than a dozen civilians en route to the shrine of Imam Musa Kazim (PBUH) in the last days of the holy month ...

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Serial blasts kill dozens across Iraqi capital

A series of back-to-back powerful bomb explosions have claimed lives of at least 28 people across the capital Baghdad, security sources say. Iraqi security officials say at least nine people lost their lives in a car bomb attack targeting a checkpoint in Baghdad’s Shia neighborhood of Abu Dashir. This comes as a bomber rammed the car packed with explosives into the checkpoint. Nearly 20 people were also wou ...

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11 killed in two Iraq bomb attacks

At least 11 people have been killed in two bomb attacks in and outside the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, as Takfiri ISIL militants continue targeting civilian areas in the country. On Thursday, a blast struck Shorja Market, which is a sprawling open air emporium that residents buy their food, electronics and cloths. At least four people were killed and 12 others injured. A police officer said the bomb was hidden ...

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Iraqi refugees face tough conditions

Iraqi families fleeing atrocities committed by ISIL Takfiri terrorists are facing tough living conditions after seeking refuge elsewhere in the crisis-hit country, Press TV reports. Hundreds of Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) have taken refuge in Kirkuk city after their towns and cities were overrun by ISIL terrorists. Some of the IDPs are said to have been short of time to get their basic needs during t ...

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Car bombs kill 12 people in Baghdad

At least 12 people have been killed in two separate car bomb blasts in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, as the country is grappling with an unprecedented foreign-backed militancy. The blasts rocked Baghdad’s Shia-dominated neighborhood, known as Sadr City, late on Tuesday. According to Iraqi officials, the explosions also left more than 20 people wounded. The crisis in Iraq escalated after Takfiri ISIL terrorist ...

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Iraqi armed forces recapture Tikrit: Report

Iraqi armed forces have regained full control of the northern city of Tikrit during a major offensive against Takfiri ISIL militants. Al-Iraqiya television network reported on Tuesday that the army succeeded in recapturing the strategic city after the Iraqi air force pounded the main ISIL strongholds in Tikrit, located 140 kilometers (87 miles) northwest of the capital, Baghdad. Reports also said that the h ...

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