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Iraqi teenager guilty of carrying out London train bombing


LONDON An Iraqi teenager, who had come to Britain as an asylum seeker, was found guilty on Friday of attempted murder after detonating a homemade bomb on a packed rush-hour London commuter train, injuring 30 people, prosecutors and police said.

U.S. military helicopter crashes in Iraq: U.S. officials

RAMADI, Iraq A U.S. military helicopter crashed in western Iraq with seven people on board, U.S. officials said late on Thursday.

World, Mar 15 2018

Iraqi PM says will lift ban on international flights to Kurdistan Region

BAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in a decree on Tuesday he would lift a ban on international air traffic to the Kurdistan Region and flights could resume within one week.

World, Mar 14 2018

Iraq's Shi'ite militias formally inducted into security forces

BAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi issued a decree on Thursday formalizing the inclusion of Shi'ite paramilitary groups in the country's security forces.

World, Mar 08 2018

Complex and dangerous, nerve agents are rarely used for assassinations

AMSTERDAM Thousands of people have been fatally gassed with nerve agents on battlefields since World War Two, most recently in Iraq and Syria, but they are not a weapon of choice for urban assassinations.

World, United Nations, Syria, Mar 08 2018

German cabinet approves increase in troops for Afghanistan

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet approved plans on Wednesday to expand Germany's military missions abroad, including in Afghanistan, Mali and Iraq, government sources said.

Iraqi-Canadian man pleads guilty to role in deadly attack on U.S. base

NEW YORK An Iraqi-Canadian man on Tuesday pleaded guilty to a U.S. charge that he helped orchestrate the April 2009 truck bombing of a U.S. base in Mosul, Iraq, that killed five soldiers.

World, Mar 06 2018

Turkey detains four Iraqi nationals for planning attack on U.S. Embassy

ISTANBUL Turkish police detained four Iraqi nationals on Monday on suspicion of planning an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, the state-run Anadolu Agency said, hours after the mission temporarily closed due to a security threat.

World, Mar 05 2018

Iraqi parliament approves budget, Kurdish lawmakers boycott vote

BAGHDAD Iraq's parliament approved a long-delayed budget on Saturday, the first since declaring victory over Islamic State after three years of war, but Kurdish lawmakers boycotted the vote over their region's diminished allocation.

World, Mar 03 2018

Iraqi parliament demands timeline for foreign troop withdrawal

BAGHDAD Iraq's parliament demanded on Thursday that the government set a timeline for the withdrawal of foreign troops stationed in the country to help fight Islamic State (IS) insurgents, a ruling coalition lawmaker said.

World, Mar 01 2018