In the northern city of Kirkuk, a roadside bomb kills the local intelligence chief, Mousa Hachim, and two of his guards
Underscoring the challenges Maliki faces in easing violence that has pushed Iraq to the brink of civil war, militias loyal to radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr exchange fire with gunmen in the former Sunni insurgent stronghold of Haifa Street
Status of Kirkuk is for Iraqis to decide, State Department says
Meanwhile, US military officials say seven Marines and a navy corpsman are charged with premeditated murder, kidnapping and other offenses in the killing of an Iraqi civilian in April
Iraq's first oil exports from its troubled northern Kirkuk fields in nearly a year mark a major breakthrough, but real progress towards reliable supply hinges on halting a virtual civil war.
Meanwhile, Al-Qaeda's allies say in a Web posting they will kill four Russian Embassy staff kidnapped in Baghdad 18 days ago because Moscow failed to meet a deadline to pull troops out of Chechnya
Gunmen killed one of Saddam Hussein's chief defense lawyers in Baghdad, the third defense attorney to be gunned down since the start of
Meanwhile, in Baghdad's fortified Green Zone, the chief prosecutor in the Saddam trial demands that he be sentenced to death for the killing of 148 Shiites in the 1980s
A group linked to Iraq's al-Qaeda said on Monday it had abducted two U.S. soldiers south of Baghdad, according to a statement posted on the Internet."Your brothers in the military wing of the
Gunmen abducted 10 bakery workers in Baghdad on Sunday, and a militant group linked to al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for some of the bombings that killed 43 people in the capital the day
The recent violence follows a vow by al-Qaeda's new leader in Iraq to avenge the death of his predecessor Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who was killed in a US air strike last week
Foreign Minister Abdullah Gül said yesterday that Turkey was doing all it could to secure the release of a Turkish citizen kidnapped this week in Iraq.
The violence comes just two days after the government launched a security crackdown with 50,000 Iraqi forces backed by 7,000 US troops
On a day when more than 20 Iraqis die in separate attacks, an official in Baghdad says the security forces have seized documents giving key information about the al-Qaeda network and its leaders in Iraq
Security forces have seized al-Qaeda in Iraq documents giving key information about the militant group's network and the whereabouts of its leaders, the country's national security adviser
Addressing a televised news conference as the crackdown gets under way, Prime Minister Maliki insists he is ready to talk to insurgents who do not have Iraqi blood on their hands
Meanwhile, a wave of bombings hit the oil city of Kirkuk, killing 14 people, in what is seen as a bid by al-Qaeda to show the death of its leader would not stop its campaign of violence
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Meanwhile, US-led forces kill seven militants with links to senior al-Qaeda leaders in a raid near the area where Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was killed last week, says the US military
Meanwhile, in a move intended to help promote national reconciliation, a second group of prisoners is freed from US military and Iraqi prisons
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