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  1. News - World

    Al-Qaeda's Iraq head, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, defiant over Syria bid

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Baghdad Leadership row exposes rift in al-Qaeda The leader of al-Qaeda's Iraq arm defiantly has rejected an order from the terror network's central command to stop claiming control over the organisation's Syria affiliate, according to a message purportedly from him that was posted online. The statement by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who heads ...

  2. News - World - IRAQ

    Al-Qaeda poison gas workshops busted, Iraq officials say

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Baghdad Al-Qaeda lab making sarin busted, Baghdad says Iraq's defence ministry said yesterday it had broken up an al-Qaeda cell that was working to produce ... al-Qaeda group, spokesman Mohammed al-Askari said. They were prepared to launch attacks domestically, and also had a network to smuggle the toxins to neighbouring countries, Europe and North ...

  3. News - World - IRAQ

    Bombs and battles hit northern Iraq, more than 70 dead

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 09:09am by Reuters

    ... April on Sunni Islamist insurgents linked to al-Qaeda’s local wing. Weeks of bloodshed have accompanied rising political tensions between Iraq’s majority Shiite leaders and members of the Sunni ... Baghdad, police said. Suicide attacks are the signature of al-Qaeda’s Iraqi affiliate, Islamic State of Iraq, and their growing frequency, in particular so many in one day, appears to indicate ...

  4. Iraq in Fragments

    Posted Sep 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Country, My Country, which, like Fragments, lost the Oscar race for the best documentary to Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth- this is less a chronicle of events unfolding in post-Saddam Hussein ... community's complaints about 'today is better than tomorrow' as a backdrop; the film then travels south to the Shiite strongholds under the sway of Moqtada al-Sadr and his militias, who ...

  5. News - World

    New wave of bomb attacks kills 56 in Baghdad and Mosul

    Posted Oct 27th 2013, 06:54pm by AFP

    ... of people have hit Iraq each month, feeding a spike in bloodshed that has left more than 5,000 dead since April. The local branch of al-Qaeda often takes responsibility, although ... and the northern Sab al-Bor and Hurriyah districts. Meanwhile, in the northern city of Mosul, a suicide bomber drove his explosives-laden car into a group of soldiers as they were sealing off a street ...

  6. News - World - IRAQ

    Iraq marks a decade since the fall of Baghdad

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 11:15am by AFP

    ... – particularly al-Qaeda front group the Islamic State of Iraq – also remain capable of mounting spectacular mass-casualty attacks, and often target Shiite Muslims and the security forces in a bid to destabilise the country. The violence is frequently blamed on political disputes between Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, a Shiite, and many of his erstwhile partners in Iraq’s unity government, ...

  7. News - World - IRAQ

    Baghdad holds funerals for 28 killed in park suicide bomb

    Posted Aug 24th 2013, 08:52pm by Agence France-Presse in Baghdad

    ... this year, but have faced criticism for not addressing the root causes of the violence. Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has nevertheless vowed to press on with the campaign, even as analysts ... on prisons near Baghdad last month, claimed by an Al-Qaeda front group, that officials say enabled hundreds of prisoners to flee, including several senior militants. Security forces arrested seven ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA/IRAQ

    Syrian soldiers ambushed after crossing into Iraq, 49 dead

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:04am by AFP

    ... Bashar al-Assad, said Lieutenant Colonel Mohammed Khalaf al-Dulaimi of the border protection forces. The soldiers were first transported by Iraqi authorities from Nineveh province to Baghdad, ... said. Major Ali Juwair al-Dulaimi from Anbar Operations Command confirmed the toll. ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Iraqi militants join in battle for Syria on both sides

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by The New York Times in Baghdad

    ... Sunnis from Iraq have been going to Syria to fight against President Bashar al-Assad for months. Now Iraqi Shiites are joining the battle in increasing numbers, but on the government's side, ... the Syrian government. "Dozens of Iraqis are joining us, and our brigade is growing day by day," Ahmad al-Hassani, a 25-year-old Iraqi fighter, said in Damascus. He said that he arrived ...

  10. News - World

    Suicide attack kills Iraq MP amid political crisis

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 11:38am by Agence France-Presse in Fallujah

    ... as a political crisis engulfed Iraq. The killing of Ayfan Saadun al-Essawi on Tuesday came just two days after Finance Minister Rafa al-Essawi, a fellow Sunni and a member of the same tribe and political ... to further enflame tensions, with Iraq already grappling with a political crisis pitting Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki against Essawi’s secular Sunni-backed Iraqiya bloc. Essawi, 37, had been ...




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