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Iraq prime minister asks Baghdad protesters to refrain during Falluja push

The Guardian - ‎16 hours ago‎
Speaking from a command post near Falluja, Abadi said: “All our security forces are preoccupied with liberating Falluja and nearby areas, and imposing pressure on them in Baghdad and other provinces to protect the demonstrations will affect (the ...

Prosecution over Baghdad embassy shooting could rest on untested Bali bombing law: experts

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Any prosecution in the shooting death of an Australian security guard at the Baghdad embassy would likely have to use an untested law passed in the wake of the 2002 Bali bombing, legal experts have said.
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Why Iraqi police are shooting at protesters in Baghdad's Green Zone

Vox - ‎May 23, 2016‎
People are protesting over Baghdad's failure to provide basic services such as electricity and government corruption in general.

Baghdad embassy shooting: URG lashes out at critics following bodyguard's death

ABC Online - ‎May 20, 2016‎
"Some media reporting of the tragic incident at Baghdad Embassy has allowed pure speculation and second and third-hand rumour to masquerade as fact," the company claimed.
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As Baghdad Government Stumbles, Iraqi Kurdistan Officials Call For Partition

International Business Times - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Kirkuk Gov. Najmaldin Karim swept to office on the promise of oil-fueled prosperity for residents of the Kurdish-majority province in northern Iraq.
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Baghdad embassy shooting: Bodyguard found at scene of suspicious death en route to Australia

ABC Online - ‎May 18, 2016‎
The Australian bodyguard at the centre of the suspicious death of a colleague at the Australian embassy in Baghdad has been allowed to fly out of Iraq bound for Australia, despite allegations he has a history of violent and threatening behaviour.
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Former commando Sun McKay held over shooting death of Australian at Baghdad embassy

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎May 13, 2016‎
Australian police will have to work with Iraqi authorities in investigating the fatal shooting of a security contactor at the Baghdad embassy in what could be a complicated jurisdictional arrangement, Fairfax Media understands. Australian Federal ...

IS in Iraq: Baghdad bombings a reminder that job is not yet done

Hindustan Times - ‎May 25, 2016‎
The political quagmire West Asia has become today is such that the more things looks better the more it gets worse - the case here being Iraq.

Insecurity, trauma and denial in Baghdad after embassy death

The Australian - ‎May 20, 2016‎
The teams in Baghdad, mainly former Australian, New Zealand and some British military or police officers, were all signed up to provide static security services as well as embassy protection for the physical cordon in the International Zone in Baghdad.

Sistani warns Baghdad against escalating sectarian tensions in

Rudaw - ‎May 25, 2016‎
“Sayyid Sistani reaffirms his recommendations that the ethics of jihad be respected,” Sistani's representative, Sheikh Abdul Mahdi al-Karabai, said in a statement.
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As Baghdad Reeled, US Urged Iraqi Troops to Stay on Front Lines

Wall Street Journal - ‎May 18, 2016‎
WASHINGTON—The U.S. urged Iraqi officials in recent days not to pull back troops from the front lines against Islamic State to protect Baghdad after the extremist group unleashed a deadly string of bombings, according to a spokesman for the U.S.-led ...
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IS attacks undermine state in war-weary Baghdad

China Post - ‎May 25, 2016‎
BAGHDAD - Even as Iraq slowly claws back territory from the Islamic State group, faith in the government is crumbling among many, particularly the country's Shiites, angered by political disarray and the continual pounding of the capital, Baghdad, by ...

In Baghdad it's not all the smoke of bombs, drifting is catching

Rudaw - ‎May 23, 2016‎
BAGHDAD, Iraq - It's five o'clock on a Friday afternoon in the Baghdad area of Zeyouna, and it's racing time.

Kurdish politicians disagree on reasons behind Baghdad turmoil

Rudaw - ‎May 23, 2016‎
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - Kurdish politicians differ on the ongoing protests in Baghdad that are driven by Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr against the government and parliament.

ISIS executioner from Baghdad arrested in Kirkuk

Rudaw - ‎May 22, 2016‎
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - A high-ranking Islamic State (ISIS) leader was arrested by Kurdish security forces in Kirkuk as he tried to escape to the group's main stronghold of Mosul.
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Full, transparent answers to Baghdad shooting vital

The Australian - ‎May 19, 2016‎
It also has been claimed Mr McKay was told to shower after the incident. The consequences for forensics testing are unclear. Mr McKay, a former commando who was assigned to Malcolm Turnbull when the Prime Minister visited Baghdad in January, is on ...

Three mortar shells land near Baghdad's Green Zone, no casualties

Reuters - ‎May 23, 2016‎
The rounds were fired from al-Qanat street, in eastern Baghdad, and fell in the Karrada district, less than 1km (mile) from the Green Zone, on the opposite side of the Tigris river, according to a military statement and a police officer.

Photographs of daily life in Baghdad by The Telegraph's Heathcliff O'Malley - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Despite the violent unrest, deadly suicide bombings and an ever-rising death toll, daily life on Baghdad's streets carries on.
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Baghdad blasts sap faith in Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi

The Australian - ‎May 18, 2016‎
A wave of bombings has hit outdoor markets and a restaurant in Shia-dominated neighbourhoods of Baghdad, killing at least 69 people - the latest in a string of attacks in and around the Iraqi capital that have left more than 200 dead in the past week.