Baghdad car bombs kill eight as violence spirals

Iraqis inspect the site of a blast in Baghdad on Thursday. The latest surge of violence has left 160 dead in a week and sparked fears of all-out sectarian conflict. Photo: AFP

Attacks in Iraq, including car bombs in Baghdad, killed eight people on Thursday, the latest in a surge of violence that has left 160 dead in a week and sparked fears of all-out sectarian conflict.

Thursday, 30 May, 2013, 9:08pm

Wave of bombings in Baghdad kills dozens

Firefighters at the scene of a car bomb attack in Baghdad. Photo: AP

Attacks in the Baghdad area and northern Iraq killed 58 people on Monday, the latest in a wave of violence that has raised fears of a return to sectarian conflict in the country. The unrest, including bombings in Baghdad that mainly targeted Shiite areas, comes at a time of heightened tensions in Iraq, with the Sunni minority accusing the Shiite-led government of marginalising and targeting their community.

28 May 2013 - 6:22am

Baghdad cafe bomb kills 27 as unrest spikes before vote

Violence spiked as Iraq readied in Friday for its first elections since US troops withdrew, with 27 people killed in a late-night bombing at a Baghdad billiards cafe frequented by young men.

19 Apr 2013 - 5:36pm

Iraq marks a decade since the fall of Baghdad

A photo shows where Saddam Hussein’s statue stoof in central Baghdad’s Firdos Square. Photo: AP

Iraq on Tuesday marks a decade since US-led forces took control of Baghdad, sealing the ouster of Saddam Hussein’s brutal regime, but the country remains plagued by deadly attacks and mired in political crises.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Despite the bombings, Baghdad creeps to a cautious normality

Customers enjoy a shisha and coffee on the balcony of the new Maximall mall in Baghdad's Mansour district. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Alice Kalyan and her husband are sitting in the food court on the fourth floor of their local shopping centre, staring down at shoppers milling around on the floors below. It's a scene repeated across the world, but this shopping centre is in Baghdad's Mansour district. Open for a year, it is the city's biggest, but others may soon rival it.

15 Mar 2013 - 3:32am

Blasts kill 15 in Shiite areas of Baghdad

A series of bombings killed at least 15 people in Shiite-majority areas of Baghdad on Sunday, officials said, the latest attacks to hit Iraq as the country struggles with protests and a political crisis.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

29 killed in Iraq car bombs against Shiites

Two car bombs were detonated simultaneously in a Friday street market in the Shite district of Kadhimiya in Baghdad. Photo; Reuters

A spate of car bombs in Shiite areas of Iraq, including two blasts minutes apart at a popular bird market, killed at least 29 people on Friday, the latest in a spike in violence amid a political crisis.

8 Feb 2013 - 9:03pm

Spate of Iraq car bombs kill 17

People gather at the site of a car bombing in the north Baghdad neighbourhood of Shuala, on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

A wave of attacks in and around Baghdad and in northern Iraq killed 17 people and wounded dozens of others on Tuesday, shattering a relative calm after a spate of deadly attacks last week.

22 Jan 2013 - 9:36pm

8 killed in separate attacks in Baghdad

Iraqi officials say separate attacks in Shiite neighbourhoods of Baghdad have killed eight civilians and wounded 24.

A police officer says three parked car bombs exploded simultaneously in separate areas in the northwestern neighbourhood of Shula early on Tuesday, killing six people and injuring 14 others.

23 Oct 2012 - 3:56pm

Looking back in shock and awe on five years of war

I felt the first bomb explode - and I knew the war had started

Memory plays tricks and the details get hazy, but that morning five years ago when I watched war break out always burns brightly in my mind. I only saw it happen because I could not sleep.

20 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Imperial Life in the Emerald City

Imperial Life in the Emerald City

by Rajiv Chandrasekaran

Bloomsbury, HK$148

16 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Baghdad's taps run dry as power shortage hits pumps

Residents of Iraqi capital bear summer heat with no water

Much of Baghdad is without running water, compounding the misery in a war zone where the summer heat is approaching 50 degrees Celsius.

4 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Imperial Life in the Emerald City - Inside Baghdad's Green Zone

Imperial Life in the Emerald City - Inside Baghdad's Green Zone

by Rajiv Chandrasekaran

Bloomsbury, HK$208

22 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Paul Chan

Paul Chan

Para/Site Art Space

Reviewed: July 7

Paul Chan, a rising thirtysomething US-based artist who recently featured on the cover of Art Forum, is back in Hong Kong where he spent his early years.

11 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Danger and duty in a war zone

Ali Jaafar was leaving his home when he was shot dead in a drive-by shooting on Wednesday. His death in a southwestern suburb of Baghdad may have gone almost unreported if not for the fact that he was a television sports reporter and his killing officially made the war in Iraq the most dangerous conflict for journalists in history.

4 Jun 2006 - 12:00am