Iraq

At least 20 Iraqi soldiers killed in attacks

FALLUJA, Iraq - At least 20 Iraqi soldiers were killed on Saturday, most of them upon entering a house rigged with explosives northwest of the capital, security officials said.

Militants attack Iraq army battalion HQ near capital

BAGHDAD - Militants attacked the headquarters of an Iraqi army battalion south of Baghdad overnight, killing at least 12 soldiers and bringing their fight against the government closer to the capital.

World, 03 Apr 2014

Iraq electoral commission resigns en masse weeks before vote

BAGHDAD - The entire board of Iraq's electoral commission tendered its resignation on Tuesday in protest against political interference, casting doubt on a nationwide vote scheduled for next month.

World, 26 Mar 2014

Qatar dismisses Iraqi charges that Doha funds "terrorism"

KUWAIT - Qatar signalled its irritation on Tuesday with Iraq's accusation that it backed insurgents fighting Baghdad's rule, saying it was not appropriate for countries which failed to preserve national unity to accuse other Arab states of supporting "terrorism".

World, 25 Mar 2014

Iraqi journalist killed by Kurdish officer at Baghdad checkpoint

BAGHDAD - An Iraqi journalist was shot dead by a Kurdish officer at a checkpoint in Baghdad on Saturday as he went to work, provoking protests by other journalists and a promise by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to arrest the perpetrator.

World, 23 Mar 2014

Gunmen ram explosives-laden tanker into Iraq police HQ, killing 15

TIKRIT, Iraq - Scores of gunmen took over a federal police headquarters in northern Iraq on Friday before ramming a tanker laden with explosives into the building, killing at least 15 people, a government official said.

World, 22 Mar 2014

Gunmen ram explosives-laden tanker into Iraq police HQ, killing many

TIKRIT, Iraq - Scores of gunmen took over a federal police headquarters in northern Iraq on Friday before driving a tanker laden with explosives into the building, killing many, a government official said.

World, 21 Mar 2014

Saudi Arabia sentences 28 for backing militants

RIYADH - A Saudi court has jailed 28 men for security offences including material support to wanted Islamist militants, aiding terrorism and helping young men go to Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan to fight.

World, Syria, 21 Mar 2014

S.Arabia sentences 13 for backing militants in kingdom and abroad

RIYADH - A Saudi court has sentenced 13 men to up to 14 years in prison for security offences including material support to wanted Islamist militants, aiding terrorism and helping young men go to Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan to fight.

World, Syria, 20 Mar 2014

Saudis hardened by wars in Syria, Iraq join al Qaeda in Yemen

SANAA - Dozens of Saudi Islamist militants have left the battlefields of Syria and Iraq for Yemen, where their experience appears to have contributed to a spate of lethal al Qaeda attacks, a senior Yemeni security official said.

World, Yemen, Syria, 14 Mar 2014

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