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Iraq tensions rise after Kurds warn of attack

BAGHDAD: Tensions escalated between Iraq's Kurds and Baghdad on Thursday as warnings of a "major attack" by government forces prompted Kurdish peshmerga fighters to temporarily block roads from other parts of the country. The move came…

Russia and Iraq restore air travel after 13-year freeze

MOSCOW: Russia and Iraq restored scheduled commercial airline (Air Travel) services on Sunday for the first time since 2004, in what officials hailed as a sign of stability returning to the war-torn country. An Iraqi Airways plane left…

Suicide bomber kills at least 11 at Baghdad market

BAGHDAD: A suicide bomber blew up a car at the entrance of Baghdad's main vegetable market on Sunday, killing at least 11 people and wounding dozens, security officials and medics said. "A soldier at the gate of Jamila market opened fire…

Islamic State car bomb kills six in Baghdad

BAGHDAD: A car bomb in eastern Baghdad claimed by Islamic State killed six civilians and wounded 15 on Thursday, police and medics said. The Amaq news agency, which supports Islamic State, said a parked car loaded with explosives in the…