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Baghdad car bomb kills eight Shia pilgrims

A car bomb has targeted Shia pilgrims in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, killing eight people and wounding several others, officials say. The bomb exploded on Saturday at about 12:15 pm (0915 GMT) when the pilgrims were returning from commemorations for Shia Imam Moussa Kazim (PBUH) in the north of the capital, an interior ministry official said on condition of anonymity. The official added that at least 15 peop ...

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An Iraqi Leader list to Islam Times: Prince Nayef asked us to overthrow Al Maliki

An Iraqi Leader list to Islam Times: Prince Nayef asked us to overthrow Al Maliki BAGHDAD (Islam Times) - An Iraqi leader revealed that the Minister of Interior, Saudi Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud requested from leaders of the Iraqi list, led by Allawi and Najafi, Rafie al-Issawi and Saleh al-Mutlaq, the need to overthrow Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. A leader in the Alawi coalition assured th ...

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2 terrorist men arrested in holy city of Karbala

Two wanted men, belong to a terrorist group, were arrested on Friday in Karbala, for their involvement in the recent bombings in the city, local police official said. (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Two wanted men, belong to a terrorist group, were arrested on Friday in Karbala, for their involvement in the recent bombings in the city, local police official said. "Security forces arrested two wanted men in accor ...

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‘Top Saddam aide hanged for genocide’

Iraq has executed Abid Hamid Mahmud, a senior aide to former dictator Saddam Hussein, for “genocide,” a spokesman for the country’s Justice Ministry says. "He was executed today (Thursday)," AFP quoted Haidar al-Saadi as saying on Thursday. "The Ministry of Justice implemented the execution sentence against the criminal [Mahmud]...for genocide," Saadi added. Mahmud was Saddam's personal secretary and chief ...

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Iraqi party accuses Turkey, Qatar, KSA of interfering in Iraq affairs

An Iraqi political bloc has accused Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia of exerting pressure on Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to step down. The White Iraqiya bloc charged the trio with impinging on Premier Maliki’s work by asking Iraqi lawmakers to sign a letter demanding a no-confidence vote against Maliki. Secretary General of White Iraqiya bloc Jamal al-Bateekh said in a statement that the signatures ...

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15 killed, dozens wounded in Baghdad car bombing

At least fifteen people have been killed and 50 others injured in a car bombing in the central Iraqi capital, Baghdad, police and medical sources say. The sources said the attack was carried out at a religious endowment headquarters in the Baab al-Muadham neighborhood of Baghdad at 11:00 a.m. local time (0800 GMT) on Monday. Two policemen were among the victims. The latest bombing in Baghdad comes a few day ...

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