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Baghdad blast turns wedding joy into funeral grief

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Raghda Yaqub was just days away from marriage, but a bombing in east Baghdad meant the 24-year-old Iraqi was buried wearing her wedding dress instead.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Bomber hits Iraq Sunni tribal gathering, kills 16

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Iraqi officials say a suicide bomber targeted a meeting between security forces and Sunni militiamen in a small town north of Baghdad, killing at least 16 people.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama orders 350 more US troops to Baghdad—White House

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President Barack Obama on Tuesday ordered another 350 US troops to Baghdad to protect American diplomatic facilities and staff there, the White House said.

“The president authorized the Department of Defense to fulfill a Department of State request for approximately 350 additional US military personnel to protect our diplomatic facilities and personnel in Baghdad, Iraq,” a statement said.

Posted: September 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Jihadists closing in on Baghdad; Kurds join fray

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Jihadists pushed toward Baghdad on Friday as US President Barack Obama said he was exploring all options to save Iraq’s security forces from collapse and US companies evacuated hundreds from a major air base.

Posted: June 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Iraq Sunni militant group vows to march on Baghdad

This image made from video posted by Iraqi0Revolution, a group supporting the al-Qaida breakaway Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on Wednesday, June 12, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows militants on Al-Sharqat base north of Tikrit, Iraq. The al-Qaida-inspired group that led the charge in capturing two key Sunni-dominated cities in Iraq this week has vowed to march on to Baghdad, raising fears about the Shiite-led government’s ability to slow the assault following lightening gains. Fighters from ISIL on Wednesday took Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, as soldiers and security forces abandoned their posts and yielded ground once controlled by U.S. forces.  AP

The al-Qaida-inspired group that led the charge in capturing two key Sunni-dominated cities in Iraq this week vowed on Thursday to march on to Baghdad, raising fears about the Shiite-led government’s ability to slow the assault following the insurgents’ lightning gains.

Posted: June 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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