Ten killed, including Iranian pilgrims, near Baghdad

A bus carrying Iranian pilgrims exploded near Baghdad on Saturday morning, leading to five dead and 12 injured, while five others were killed by a roadside bomb in northeastern the capital.

Baghdad bombs targeting Shiite areas kill 17

Bombs killed 17 people including Iranian pilgrims across Iraq`s capital.

Deadly car bomb attack as Iraq prepares to vote

A car bomb targeting Shiite pilgrims killed three people in Iraq`s holiest city Saturday on the eve of the country`s Parliamentary Election which al Qaeda has threatened to wreck.

Saudi prince warns against disruptions to hajj

Saudi Arabia`s Interior Minister said on Sunday the kingdom hopes not to have to "resort to force" to maintain security for the hajj, in a reference to worries Iranian pilgrims may demonstrate.