Thursday, April 24, 2014


Latest Iraq News

Six Reported Killed In Blast In Iraqi Shabak Community

In Iraq, officials say at least six people were killed in a car bomb explosion in a northern village populated by members of the Shabak minority. More

U.S. Soldier Charged With Killing Iraqi Boys

A U.S. soldier is due in a military court on charges that he deliberately killed two deaf teenage boys as they herded cattle in Iraq seven years ago. More

Protesters demonstrate in the Iraqi Kurdish city of Sulaymaniyah against the assassination of  Kawa Garmyane, who was shot dead in December 2013 after reporting on corruption among regional leaders.

CPJ Prompts Iraq's Kurdistan On Journalism Safety

A new report by the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) says that journalists in Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region often resort to self-censorship because of the region's "climate of impunity" regarding violence against journalists. More

Attack On Iraqi Polling Station Kills 10

Police say gunmen have attacked a polling station in northern Iraq, killing 10 guards. The attack late on April 21 came a little more than one week before Iraqis are due to vote in parliamentary elections April 30. More

Violence Across Iraq Leaves At Least 30 Dead

A series of attacks on April 21, including several suicide attacks, killed at least 30 people around Iraq as the country prepares to conduct parliamentary elections on April 30. More

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Afghans Criticize Government’s Handling Of International Norouz Event

The Afghan government has angered many Afghans by ditching a plan to hold an international Norouz festival in a multimillion-dollar castle specifically built for the event.
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