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Female candidates fight for rights in Iraq campaign

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 12:20

With fears that women`s rights are being eroded in Iraq, prospective female lawmakers are determined to push women`s issues to the fore of campaigning for this month`s elections.

Violence kills 29 as Iraqi forces hit militants

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 02:42

Violence in Iraq killed 29 people today, most of them militants who died in a security forces assault that pushed them out of an area west of Baghdad, officials said.

Violence kills 29 as Iraqi forces hit militants

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 02:42

Violence in Iraq killed 29 people today, most of them militants who died in a security forces assault that pushed them out of an area west of Baghdad, officials said.

Rival group accuses al Qaeda of betraying jihadist cause

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 15:14

A powerful rival organisation has accused al-Qaeda leaders of betraying the jihadist cause, in the latest widening of divisions rooted in Syria`s civil war.

Iraqi guilty of beating wife to death in US

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 11:18

A US jury found an Iraqi man guilty of beating his wife to death in their California home because she wanted a divorce, in what was initially thought to be a hate crime.

Iraq policeman dies shielding recruits, attacks kill 21

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 16:24

An Iraqi policeman sacrificed himself to shield army recruits from a suicide bomber northeast of Baghdad on Thursday, as attacks mainly targeting security personnel killed 21 people nationwide, officials said.

Iraq shuts infamous Abu Ghraib prison over security fears

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 20:30

Iraq has closed Abu Ghraib prison, made infamous by Saddam Hussein`s regime and US forces, due to security concerns following a mass breakout last year, the justice ministry said today.

Bombings kill at least 16 people in northern Iraq

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 17:02

A car bomb went off in a commercial area of a restive northern Iraqi city today, killing at least 10 people, while a separate bombing killed 6 people, officials said.

Eight Iraqi policemen killed in suicide bomb attack

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 16:17

At least eight policemen were killed and ten others injured Sunday in a suicide bomb attack in Iraq`s Kirkuk Governorate province, a police source said.

Morocco dismantles Syria-related terrorist cell

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 07:30

Moroccan police announced Saturday that it has recently dismantled a terrorist cell that recruits Moroccan combatants for Syria, local media reported.

21 killed, 45 injured in Iraq violence

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 06:46

At least 21 people were killed and 45 wounded in separate violent attacks across Iraq Saturday, police and medical sources said.

51 dead as Islamist foes clash in Syria on Iraq border: NGO

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 01:57

At least 51 jihadist and Islamist fighters were killed as rival forces clashed in Syria on the border with Iraq today, a monitoring group said.