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30 killed in Iraq attacks

Jun 16 2013, 4:54pm CDT | by

Baghdad, June 17 (IANS) A series of car bombings killed 30 people in different cities of Iraq, reported BBC citing the police and medics Sunday.

Baghdad, June 17 — A series of car bombings killed 30 people in different cities of Iraq, reported BBC citing the police and medics Sunday. Most of the attacks occurred in the cities with a high...

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30 killed in Iraq attacks

Jun 16 2013, 4:54pm CDT | by

Baghdad, June 17 (IANS) A series of car bombings killed 30 people in different cities of Iraq, reported BBC citing the police and medics Sunday.

Baghdad, June 17 — A series of car bombings killed 30 people in different cities of Iraq, reported BBC citing the police and medics Sunday.

Most of the attacks occurred in the cities with a high concentration of Shia Muslims. These included the cities of Kut, Najaf, Mahmoudiya, Nasiriya and Basra.

Five people were killed in Basra city when two car bombs went off almost at the same time in a market in the city centre. Another car bomb killed at least seven people in the holy city of Najaf. In Kut, two car bombs targeted an industrial area and a gathering of construction workers.

Sunni Muslims in the country accuse Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki-led government of discriminating against them, a claim Iraqi government denies.

Last month was the bloodiest in Iraq since June 2008, with 1,045 civilians and security officials killed.

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Jul 21 2014 3:34pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

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BEIRUT -- The world's most feared jihadi group, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is parlaying its dramatic gains in Iraq into Syria. Already flush with cash and weapons, ISIL stands to receive another, invaluable windfall in Aleppo, Syria's second-largest city. Regime forces there are on the verge of encircling opposition militants. Their success in doing so would benefit ISIL as much as it would Bashar al-Assad, throttling th ...
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Syria Just Had Its Bloodiest Two Days Yet

Jul 21 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

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Will Freeman is an intern with Think Progress. Fighters march through the ISIS stronghold of Raqaa, Syria. CREDIT: AP Images Human rights activists are calling it the bloodiest 48 hours of the Syrian conflict to date. Over the course of Thursday and Friday, they say, more than 700 people were killed in clashes between the militant group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS ...
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Former Vice President Dick Cheney is trying hard to salvage his legacy, so he is resorting to spin, distortion and lies. By why is the media paying attention to him? Not even Cheney himself could erase from history the devastating record he has amassed, especially working with President George W. Bush. A 2012 New York Times report revealed all of the warnings the Bush/Cheney administration received in t ...
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Turkey Legalizes Peace Talks with Kurds in Step Towards Independence

Jul 16 2014 11:55am CDT | Source: Big Government

French President Francois Hollande Meets The Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan
In a sign that the Kurdish ethnic minority in the Middle East is increasingly closer to establishing a sovereign state, the Turkish government, a longtime opponent of the Kurdish independence movement, passed a law this week allowing peace talks with Kurdish rebels in the nation. According to Al Jazeera, Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved legislation that would allow the Turkish government to meet and engage in peace talks with Kur ...
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Chinese President: US and China Must Jointly 'Combat All Forms of Terrorism'

Jul 10 2014 12:40pm CDT | Source: Big Government

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In remarks slated to be delivered at the bilateral "China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue," Chinese President Xi Jinping declared decisively that China will continue its expansion and development, but urged the United States to join with China to "combat all forms of terrorism." The remarks, published in Chinese news outlet Xinhua, belie the peripheral conflicts that have increased tension between the United States an ...
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Saudi Arabia Denies Funding ISIS, Chides UK Media for Accusations of Support

Jul 10 2014 11:39am CDT | Source: Big Government

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The government of Saudi Arabia issued an extensive statement this week denying that it has any ties to or is supporting the Islamic State, the Sunni jihadist group formerly known as Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The statement implored the UK media in particular to stop insisting that the state has ties to the terrorist group. “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia wishes to emphasize, once again, ...
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Iraqi Fires Army Commanders En Masse as Government Fends of ISIS in Baqubah

Jun 18 2014 12:27pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Kurdish Peshmerga Keep Fragile Peace In Kirkuk
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki fired some of the nation's top army generals amid the growing territorial dominance of the jihadist group Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), hoping the overhaul would fend off future attacks from the terrorists threatening to overtake Baghdad. At least four senior army officers have been fired directly as a consequence of ISIS's advances in northern Iraq. Bloomberg reports that three of the soldiers were the top three in char ...
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Why The Crisis In Iraq Has The Global Oil Industry On Edge

Jun 17 2014 1:19pm CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

Iraqi Turkomen raise their weapons during an announcement proclaiming the formation of a defense system to protect their own areas at the Iraqi Turkmen Front Headquarters in the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, 180 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, June 16, 2014. CREDIT: AP Photo/Emad Matti The Middle East is under tumult and Iraq is experiencing its latest upheaval as the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) — also known ...
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Iraqistan

Jun 17 2014 11:41am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Russian President Vladimir Putin Visits Samara
Irredentism is a poli-sci term which refers to the propensity of Balkanized states to reconstitute themselves as part of the larger political entity to which they once belonged. Vladimir Putin is an irredentist to the extent that he would essentially like to bring back the U.S.S.R. (as is evidenced by his aggressive actions in the Ukraine). The problem with Iraq, despite being the cradle of civilization, is that it never really was a political entity with a history of sociopolitical homogenei ...
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ISIS Posts Images of Mass Killing in Iraq

Jun 15 2014 10:15am CDT | Source: Big Government

Joint Press Conference On Baghdad Security Plan
BAGHDAD (AP) — As the Iraqi government bolstered Baghdad's defenses Sunday, the Islamic militant group that captured two major cities last week posted graphic photos that appeared to show its fighters massacring dozens of captured Iraqi soldiers. The pictures on a militant website appear to show masked fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, loading the captives onto flatbed trucks before forcing them to lie face-down in ...
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