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Dissension among Sunnis could wreck their election hopes

Dissension among Sunnis could wreck their election hopes

BAGHDAD — Iraq's Sunnis, long dissatisfied with the Shiite-led government, seek more power, respect and a bigger share of oil wealth in upcoming elections. But disunity among their political leaders and the sheer force of Shiite numbers threaten to derail those hopes.

October 28, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
In Iraq, many still search for missing

In Iraq, many still search for missing

NAJAF, Iraq — The graves stretch some 10 miles into the desert, in what may be the largest cemetery in the world.

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Respect our borders, Iraq tells Turkey

BAGHDAD — Iraq's prime minister Thursday asked Turkey to respect its sovereignty and stop cross-border military operations against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq even as his Turkish counterpart emphasized his right to take action against terrorism.

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250 Iraqis Saddam exiled in '91 return to homeland

BAGHDAD — Twenty families who were sent into exile in Iran by Saddam Hussein after a failed uprising returned Thursday to Iraq, another sign of Baghdad's warming relations with Tehran.

October 09, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Suicide bomber kills 6 civilians, wounds 16 in western Iraq

BAGHDAD — A suicide bomber detonated himself among mourners at a funeral in western Iraq on Monday, killing six people and wounding 16 in a region that has grown increasingly violent during the past few months.

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Al-Maliki claims backing of Sunni clans

BAGHDAD — The re-election strategy for Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki took shape Thursday as he unveiled a broad alliance for January's parliamentary voting that includes prominent Sunni clans who joined the fight against insurgents.

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Opinion: Truth is in the ear of the listener

Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean that someone's not after you. Over the past few months, a lot of writers have dusted off Richard Hofstadter's classic 1964 essay on the paranoid style in American politics just so they can explain away the loony rumors and conspiracy theories coming …

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16 escapees sought after Iraq jailbreak

BAGHDAD — U.S. aircraft and Iraqi patrols combined in a massive manhunt Thursday after the escape of 16 prisoners — including five al-Qaida-linked inmates awaiting execution — who apparently crawled through a bathroom window in a makeshift jail on a former compound of Saddam Hussein's.

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'Mad Men,' '30 Rock' again snare top Emmys

'Mad Men,' '30 Rock' again snare top Emmys

LOS ANGELES - "Mad Men" and "30 Rock" led a pack of Emmy winners who successfully defended their titles Sunday, but the snappy ceremony and a star turn by host Neil Patrick Harris made the evening far from a rerun.

September 21, 2009 12:00 am Photos



US military helicopter crashes at Iraq air base, killing one, injuring 12

BAGHDAD — A Black Hawk helicopter crashed at a major American air base in Iraq, killing one U.S. service member and injuring 12 others, the military said Sunday.

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Abu Ghraib prisoners back in cells after 2-day riot

BAGHDAD — Abu Ghraib prison inmates rioted for a second straight day Friday to demand better conditions, setting fire to mattresses and seizing an assault rifle from a guard before the situation was brought under control, authorities said.

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Letters to the editor

There are jobs in heaps of metal

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Iraq deploys troops along Syrian border

BAGHDAD — Iraq has deployed thousands of reinforcements along its border with Syria to prevent insurgents from crossing the desert frontier, as the government said Friday it has provided Syria with evidence linking Iraqis there to bombings.

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