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Kurds, Islamic State clash near Kurdish regional capital

Aug 06 2014

BAGHDAD Kurdish forces attacked Islamic State fighters near the Kurdish regional capital of Arbil in northern Iraq on Wednesday in a change of tactics supported by the Iraqi central government to try to break the Islamists' momentum.

Kurds, Islamic State clash near Kurdish regional capital

Aug 06 2014

BAGHDAD Kurdish forces attacked Islamic State fighters near the Kurdish regional capital of Arbil in northern Iraq on Wednesday in a change of tactics supported by the Iraqi central government to try to break the Islamists' momentum.

Kurds, Islamic State clash near Kurdish regional capital

Aug 06 2014

BAGHDAD Kurdish forces attacked Islamic State fighters near the Kurdish regional capital of Arbil in northern Iraq on Wednesday in a change of tactics supported by the Iraqi central government to try to break the Islamists' momentum.

Saddam's allies moved his corpse, fearful Shi'ite militias would harm it: tribal leader

Aug 06 2014

BAGHDAD Executed former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein's Sunni tribal allies moved his body from a family plot eight months ago, fearful that Shi'ite militias would harm it, a tribal leader told Reuters on Wednesday.

Saddam's allies moved his corpse, fearful Shi'ite militias would harm it - tribal leader

Aug 06 2014

BAGHDAD Executed former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein's Sunni tribal allies moved his body from a family plot eight months ago, fearful that Shi'ite militias would harm it, a tribal leader told Reuters on Wednesday.

Saddam's allies moved his corpse, fearful Shi'ite militias would harm it - tribal leader

Aug 06 2014

BAGHDAD Executed former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein's Sunni tribal allies moved his body from a family plot eight months ago, fearful that Shi'ite militias would harm it, a tribal leader told Reuters on Wednesday.

Saddam's allies moved his corpse, fearful Shi'ite militias would harm it-tribal leader

Aug 06 2014

BAGHDAD, Aug 6 Executed former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein's Sunni tribal allies moved his body from a family plot eight months ago, fearful that Shi'ite militias would harm it, a tribal leader told Reuters on Wednesday.

Iraq's top cleric sends subtle message to Maliki: step aside

Jul 25 2014

BAGHDAD Iraq's most influential Shi'ite cleric urged political leaders on Friday to refrain from clinging to their posts - an apparent reference to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who has defied demands that he step aside.

Iraq's top cleric sends subtle message to Maliki: step aside

Jul 25 2014

BAGHDAD Iraq's most influential Shi'ite cleric urged political leaders on Friday to refrain from clinging to their posts - an apparent reference to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who has defied demands that he step aside. Speaking through an aide who delivered a sermon after Friday prayers in the holy city of Kerbala, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani said leaders should show flexibility so that political deadlocks could be broken and Iraq could confront an insurgency.

Iraq's top cleric sends subtle message to Maliki: step aside

Jul 25 2014

BAGHDAD Iraq's most influential Shi'ite cleric urged political leaders on Friday to refrain from clinging to their posts - an apparent reference to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who has defied demands that he step aside. Speaking through an aide who delivered a sermon after Friday prayers in the holy city of Kerbala, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani said leaders should show flexibility so that political deadlocks could be broken and Iraq could confront an insurgency.

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