Baghdad

(Donald Ball, AP Photo)

Prosecutors seek dismissal of case against guard

WASHINGTON (AP) – Prosecutors are seeking dismissal of charges against a former Blackwater Worldwide security contractor accused in a 2007 shooting of Iraqi civilians. In a court filing Monday, the U.S. Attorney’s office in Washington, […]

09/30/2013

Civilians inspect the aftermath of a car bomb attack in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013.  (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

Iraq seeks help from US amid growing violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — A resurgence of violence and a renewed threat from al-Qaida have recently revived flagging U.S. interest in Iraq, officials said Friday as Baghdad asked for new help to fight extremists less than […]

08/16/2013

In this photo taken on Saturday, July 13, 2013, people inspect the scene of a motorcycle bomb attack in Muqdadiyah, Iraq. (AP Photo, File)

Deadly start to holy month in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Ramadan this year is shaping up to be the deadliest in Iraq since a bloody insurgency and rampant sectarian killings pushed the country to the edge of civil war in the wake […]

07/16/2013

Saddam Hussein’s half brother dies of cancer

BAGHDAD (AP) — Saddam Hussein’s half brother, who was facing the gallows for his role as chief of the regime’s feared security service and allegedly one of the architects of the insurgency against U.S. and […]

07/08/2013

Bradley Manning (AP Photo)

3 days in, WikiLeaks trial comes into focus

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Three days into Pfc. Bradley Manning’s court-martial for giving thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks, prosecutors have shown the soldier was trained to guard classified information and knew it could […]

06/05/2013

Ziggurat temple in Ur, Iraq (AP Photo)

Ancient site unearthed in Iraqi home of Abraham

BAGHDAD (AP) — British archaeologists said Thursday they have unearthed a sprawling complex near the ancient city of Ur in southern Iraq, home of the biblical Abraham.

04/04/2013

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Wave of Iraq blasts kill 57 a decade after invasion

BAGHDAD (AP) — A wave of bombings tore through the Baghdad area Tuesday, killing 57 people on eve of the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion and showing how unstable Iraq remains more than a year after the withdrawal of American troops.

03/19/2013