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Wave of attacks kills 56 in Iraq

A series of more than 25 attacks across Iraq have killed 56 people and wounded over 250 others with security forces and markets among the targets.

Iraq’s political crisis deepens after US forces withdraw

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki called on lawmakers to withdraw confidence from one of his deputies as the country's political crisis deepened.

Gunmen slaughter Iraqi families, behead victims

Gunmen shot dead two Iraqi families, mostly children, and beheaded some of the 11 victims on Monday.

Dozens killed as blasts target Baghdad hotels

At least 36 people were killed and 71 wounded in three apparently coordinated minibus-borne bombings that targeted hotels in Baghdad on Monday.

Iraq wants all non-US foreign troops out by July

All foreign troops except for US forces will be out of Iraq by the end of July, said the head of the Iraqi Parliament's foreign affairs committee.

Fighting rages in Baghdad Shi’ite bastion

Fierce fighting raged on Tuesday as United States and Iraqi forces battled heavily armed Shi'ite militiamen in their Baghdad bastion of Sadr City for a third straight day, a correspondent and witnesses said. They said fierce clashes erupted soon after midnight as American tanks attempted to push into Sadr City.

Protests in Baghdad as Basra rocked by fighting

Followers of radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr staged noisy protests on Thursday against a crackdown on Shi'ite fighters in Basra as the southern oil hub was rocked by a third straight day of fighting. Demonstrations were held in Sadr City and Kadhimiyah, two Baghdad bastions of Sadr's Mehdi Army militia.

Scores held after bombs found at Sunni office

Authorities arrested more people on Friday after car bombs were found near the offices of Iraqi politician Adnan al-Dulaimi. Dulaimi said United States and Iraqi troops held 43 people in raids on his Baghdad office and home after discovering two primed car bombs nearby.

Dozens killed in string of Iraq bombings

At least 52 people were killed in a bloody explosion of violence across Iraq on Monday, including a spate of bombings against buses carrying people to work. The attacks underlined the parlous security situation in Iraq as agreement on the key defence and interior ministries remained elusive despite the formation of a new government on May 20.

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