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Baghdad Teetering on Edge as Iraq Plunges Into Political Chaos

Voice of America - ‎19 hours ago‎
Baghdad teetered on the edge of political chaos Sunday. The city is in a state of emergency, protesters have occupied parts of the once-secure International Zone (IZ), lawmakers have run away and the military is on high alert.

Iraq: Car bombing kills at least 18 pilgrims in Baghdad

Fox News - ‎10 hours ago‎
BAGHDAD - An explosives-laden car detonated on Monday in the Iraqi capital, killing at least 18 Shiite pilgrims who were commemorating the anniversary of the death of a revered imam, officials said.
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Bombs in Baghdad kill 14, including some Shi'ite pilgrims - ‎10 hours ago‎
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Three bombs went off in and around Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 14 people, including Shi'ite Muslim worshippers conducting an annual pilgrimage inside the capital, police and medical sources said.

Shi'ite pilgrims killed in triple Baghdad bomb blasts

euronews - ‎6 hours ago‎
Three bombs have been detonated around the Iraqi capital Baghdad killing as many as 25 people and wounding scores. A number of those killed were Shi'ite Muslims on an annual pilgrimage to the city.

Protesters Rush Parliament Inside Baghdad's Green Zone

NPR - ‎2 hours ago‎
Email. May 2, 20164:26 PM ET. Heard on All Things Considered. NPR's Audie Cornish interviews Loveday Morris, Baghdad bureau chief at the Washington Post, about Muqtada al-Sadr's supporters flooding the city's green zone and the Shiite cleric's return.
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HRW Calls for Reopening Al-Jazeera Baghdad Bureau

Voice of America - ‎1 hour ago‎
Human Rights Watch has called on the Iraqi government to reverse its decision and allow Al-Jazeera's Baghdad bureau to reopen, saying its closure was "nothing but an effort to clamp down on freedom of expression.

String of car bombs in Baghdad kill nine

Sky News Australia - ‎12 hours ago‎
The largest blast, from a parked car bomb in the Saydiya district of southern Baghdad, killed six and wounded 18. Meanwhile, explosives planted on the ground in Tarmiya, 25km north of Baghdad, killed two and wounded six, and a roadside bomb in Khalisa, ...

Protesters Pull Back From Baghdad's Green Zone After Rushing Parliament

NPR - ‎13 hours ago‎
Over the weekend, protesters broke through the walls surrounding the Green Zone. Rachel Martin talks to James Jeffrey, ex-U.S. ambassador to Iraq, about what the storming of Parliament means.

protesters storm Baghdad's Green Zone, enter parliament

ABC Online - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
Hundreds of supporters of Shi'ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr have stormed Baghdad's Green Zone and entered the parliament building after lawmakers failed to convene for a vote on overhauling the government, two Reuters witnesses say.

Today in 10: Indiana primary, Baghdad, Game of Thrones

Washington Post - ‎11 hours ago‎
Protesters leave Baghdad's Green Zone after storming parliament: A protest organizer urged people to give political decision-making a chance and said they would return Friday.

Iraqi Officials: Car Bombing in Baghdad Kills at Least 13 Shiite Pilgrims Commemorating Death Anniversary of Revered ...

ABC News - ‎12 hours ago‎
Iraqi Officials: Car Bombing in Baghdad Kills at Least 13 Shiite Pilgrims Commemorating Death Anniversary of Revered Shiite Imam.

Protesters quit Baghdad's Green Zone after unprecedented breach

Middle East Eye - ‎May 1, 2016‎
Protesters were withdrawing from Baghdad's Green Zone on Sunday after breaking into the fortified area and storming Iraq's parliament in an unprecedented security breach the day before.

Iraq: Car bombing kills at least 13 pilgrims in Baghdad

WBOC TV 16 - ‎11 hours ago‎
BAGHDAD (AP) - Officials say a car bombing has killed at least 13 Shiite pilgrims commemorating the death anniversary of a revered Imam in Baghdad. A police officer says the parked explosives-laden car detonated shortly after midday in Baghdad's ...
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Baghdad bomb kills one, nine wounded as political leaders end meeting

Rudaw - ‎May 1, 2016‎
BAGHDAD - One person was killed and eight wounded by a planted bomb Sunday in Baghdad, amid tight security and tensions between a wave of protesters and security forces.
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Iraq Oil Exports Near Record Even as Protests Threaten Paralysis

Bloomberg - ‎May 1, 2016‎
Oil shipments and production weren't affected Sunday after protesters stormed the parliament in Baghdad, Falah Al-Amri, chairman of Iraq's State Oil Marketing Organization, said by Facebook message.

Bombs in Baghdad kill 14, including some Shiite pilgrims

The Daily Star - ‎11 hours ago‎
Bombs in Baghdad kill 14, including some Shiite pilgrims. Iraqi men inspect the site of car bomb attack in the Saydiya district of southern Baghdad, Iraq May 2, 2016. REUTERS/Khalid al Mousily. RSS; Follow; Email; Print; Share. Reuters. loading ... you ...

Bomb in Baghdad kills at least 13

Sky News Australia - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
A suicide car bomber has killed at least 13 people and wounded more than 40 others in an attack near a group of Shi'ite pilgrims in Baghdad. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast at a market in the southeastern Nahrawan district ...
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Baghdad's Political Battle and the War Against ISIS

Voice of America (blog) - ‎5 hours ago‎
Turmoil in Baghdad is a phrase too often seen and heard in the media since 2003. This weekend was no different, when anti-government protesters stormed the Iraqi parliament building Saturday, sending lawmakers fleeing for safety.
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In Israel, Iraqi Jews Reflect on Baghdad Heritage

New York Times - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
The reconstructed alleys of the Jewish quarter of Baghdad at the Babylonian Jewry Heritage Center in Or Yehuda, Israel, outside Tel Aviv.