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Waleed Ibrahim

Al-Qaeda’s two top Iraq leaders killed in raid

Iraqi security forces backed by United States troops killed al-Qaeda's top two leaders in Iraq.

Iraqi Shi’ite party leader dies, successor eyed

The leader of one of Iraq's most powerful Shi'ite Muslim political groups died on Wednesday, said his party's parliamentary leader.

Iraqi lawmakers push to grill oil minister

More than 100 Iraqi lawmakers have signed a request to summon the oil minister for a parliamentary grilling, deputies said on Wednesday.

Iraq shoe thrower sentenced to three years in jail

An Iraqi reporter who hurled his shoes at George Bush was convicted of attempting to assault a foreign leader on Thursday and jailed for three years.

On Saddam anniversary, Iraq readies macabre museum

The man putting together Iraq's newest museum doesn't like to be alone in his office, where he keeps bloodied nooses.

Shoe-throwing reporter becomes talk of Iraq

The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at United States President George Bush in a supreme insult has suddenly become the talk of Iraq.

Suspected al-Qaeda leader in Iraq arrested

Iraqi security forces have detained a man suspected of being the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq after a captured associate led them to him sleeping in a house in the northern city of Mosul, Iraqi officials said on Friday. More than eight hours after the Iraqi announcement, the United States military said it still had no confirmation that Abu Ayyub al-Masri, an Egyptian, had been seized.

Al-Qaeda leader in Iraq not detained

A man seized by Iraqi forces is not the head of al-Qaeda in Iraq, a senior United States military official said on Friday, following an announcement by several Iraqi officials that Abu Ayyub al-Masri had been captured. Security sources had already begun to cast doubt on the earlier announcement that Masri, an Egyptian also known as Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, had been captured.

Iraq tribal leader who fought al-Qaeda killed

A Sunni Arab tribal leader instrumental in driving al-Qaeda out of Iraq's Anbar province was killed by a bomb on Thursday, hours before United States President George Bush endorsed limited US troop cuts in Iraq. Abdul Sattar Abu Risha died in an attack on his car near his home in Ramadi, capital of Anbar.

Iraq PM defends govt, urges regional cooperation

Iraq's Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Sunday his government had made progress on all fronts and urged neighbouring countries to work together to stop what he called ''evil'' from destabilising the region. Senior Democrats in the United States have slammed Maliki's performance, with some even calling for his replacement.

Iraq deputy PM in hospital after suicide attack

Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Salam al-Zobaie was wounded and undergoing surgery after a suicide bomber blew himself up in a hall where he was attending prayers on Friday, police and security officials said. Six of Zobaie's guards were killed in the second assassination attempt on a senior member of the United States-backed government in a month.

Iraq says police kill dozens of al-Qaeda militants

Iraqi security forces killed dozens of al-Qaeda militants who attacked a village in western Anbar province on Wednesday, during fierce clashes that lasted much of the day, police officials said on Thursday. Sunni tribal leaders are involved in an escalating power struggle with Sunni al-Qaeda for control of Anbar.

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