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Baghdad book market turns the page on a new Iraq

BAGHDAD: When Maher Abu Hissam started his Baghdad bookshop two decades ago he was selling up to 40 books a day, such as the hunger for literature in the days of Saddam Hussein, even though the regime banned anything it did not like.…

Iraqi ballot box storage site catches fire in Baghdad

BAGHDAD: A storage site housing half of Baghdad’s ballot boxes from Iraq’s parliamentary election in May caught fire on Sunday, just days after parliament demanded a nationwide recount of votes, drawing calls for the election to be re-run.…

At least 18 killed in Baghdad explosion

BAGHDAD: At least 18 people were killed and over 90 wounded in an explosion in Baghdad’s Sadr City district on Wednesday, an Iraqi police source said. An interior ministry spokesman said in a brief statement the blast was the result of…

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…