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NEWS OF IRAQ
| Monday, 27-Apr-2015 22:00 EDT
|Iraqi trainee kills 2 U.S. soldiers
BAGHDAD, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Two U.S. soldiers were killed Saturday at a military training center in Mosul when an Iraqi trainee shot them, an Iraqi army officer said.
Biden returns home
BERLIN, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden left Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Thursday night for Washington after visiting Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq.
Iraq's Sadr returns with anti-U.S. theme
NAJAF, Iraq, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- A militant Shiite Muslim leader ended his exile in Iran and was back in Iraq calling for national unity and an end to the U.S. military presence.
Archaeology resumes in war-ravaged Iraq
BAGHDAD, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Archaeologists in Iraq have begun working to protect and restore parts of ancient Babylon for the first time since the 2003 U.S. invasion, officials said.
Costly civilian plans sputter in Iraq
BAGHDAD, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The wreckage of a Baghdad water park symbolizes failed U.S. efforts to win over Iraqis with civilian projects, some commanders say.
Link between defects, weaponry possible?
FALLUJAH, Iraq, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- A rise in birth defects in the Iraqi city of Falluja could have been caused by weaponry used in U.S. assaults that took place six years ago, a report says.
Naming of Iraq unity Cabinet delayed
BAGHDAD, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki had been expected to name a Cabinet Monday, but politicians now say it may be delayed.
Allawi agrees to join Iraq coalition
BAGHDAD, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Opposition leader Ayad Allawi indicated Sunday he will join a unity government his archrival, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, plans to present to Parliament.
Iraq airport shut down after shooting
BAGHDAD, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Iraqi security officials say Baghdad International Airport was shut down for a time Sunday after an airport employee was shot and killed by U.S. troops.
Iraq not stable enough for some refugees
BAGHDAD, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Some of the refugees who returned to Iraq after sectarian violence ebbed are now saying they might emigrate again due to the economy.
Iraqi PM told to form new government
BAGHDAD, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki was told Thursday to form a new government after eight months of political stalemate, the president's office said.
Iraqi parliament's Sunni bloc ends walkout
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq averted a new political crisis Saturday when the head of the main Sunni-backed bloc ended a walkout and returned to parliament, paving the way for the formation of a new government.
Iraqi milestone: Agreement on leaders
BAGHDAD, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Eight months after elections, and with the Sunni-backed coalition walking out of talks, negotiators agreed who would fill Iraq leadership posts, officials said.
Iraqis try again to form a coalition
IRBIL, Iraq, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Iraq's political leaders met Monday in another attempt to form a government.
Iraqis say bomb sniffer wands worthless
BAGHDAD, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- British-made bomb sniffing wands being used by police in Iraq are useless, the Iraqi Interior Ministry inspector general says.
U.S. denounces Baghdad church carnage
BAGHDAD, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The United States Monday condemned an armed attack on a Christian church in Baghdad that left at least 58 people dead.
Iraqi parliament ordered to get to work
BAGHDAD, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The Iraqi Supreme Court Sunday ordered the deadlocked parliament to get to work, calling the lawmakers' absence unconstitutional.
Iraqi PM frets over leaked U.S. documents
BAGHDAD, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The release of classified U.S. military documents about security operations in Iraq is leading to more political instability, Iraq leader Nouri al-Maliki said.
Iraqi prime minister travels to Iran
TEHRAN, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki traveled to Iran Monday on another trip to regional neighbors, as his rival accused Iran of interfering in Iraq's business.
U.S. soldier held in deaths of 2 others
BAGHDAD, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- A U.S. soldier was held in the shooting deaths of two other soldiers and the wounding of a third in Iraq, military officials said.