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  • More Than 1,200 Chinese Evacuated From North Iraq

    More Than 1,200 Chinese Evacuated From North Iraq

    State media say more than 1,200 Chinese workers who had been trapped in the embattled northern Iraqi city of Samarra have been evacuated to Baghdad.

  • Militants Ready New Assault on Iraq's Samarra: Witnesses

    Militants Ready New Assault on Iraq's Samarra: Witnesses

    Militants were gathering Friday for a new attempt to take the Iraqi city of Samarra, home to a revered Shiite shrine whose 2006 bombing sparked a sectarian war, witnesses said.

  • Six Policemen Killed in Iraq

    Six Policemen Killed in Iraq

    At least six policemen were killed and 45 people were injured Thursday when dozens of Sunni militants took control of six districts in the Iraqi city of Samarra, an official said.

  • Militants seize Iraq city council headquarters, take hostages: officials

    Militants seize Iraq city council headquarters, take hostages: officials

    Militants seized the city council headquarters in the Iraqi city of Samarra and took employees hostage on Tuesday, officials said, the second such attack in recent months.

  • 21 militants killed by own car bomb in Iraq: security

    21 militants killed by own car bomb in Iraq: security

    A car bomb mistakenly went off in a militant compound north of Baghdad on Monday, killing 21 insurgents including a suicide bomber, an anti-Qaeda militia leader and a police officer said.

  • Baghdad cafe bombing kills at least 38 people

    Baghdad cafe bombing kills at least 38 people

    A suicide bomber driving a minibus blew himself up outside a cafe in a mainly Shi'ite Muslim district of the Iraqi capital on Sunday, killing at least 38 people, police and medics said.

  • UN warns against escalation after Iraq blasts kill 73

    The UN warned on Sunday against retaliatory attacks in Iraq after two blasts killed 73 people in a Shiite area of Baghdad, a day after a Sunni mosque bombing.

  • 92-year-old weds woman seven decades junior

    A 92-year-old Iraqi farmer married a woman 70 years his junior in a village north of Baghdad, he said today, voicing happiness at getting hitched alongside two teenage grandchildren who also tied the knot.

  • Gunmen execute seven Iraqi anti-Qaeda militiamen

    Gunmen executed seven Iraqi anti-Qaeda militiamen and wounded one at a checkpoint they were manning northeast of Baghdad on Friday, officials said.

  • Suicide bomb blast at a Shiite mosque in Iraq kills 42

    A suicide bomb at a funeral in a Shiite mosque in north Iraq killed at least 42 people on Wednesday, the latest in a spate of deadly violence amid a political crisis engulfing the country.

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