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Stories with place: Baghdad
  • Iraq: Abu Ghraib prison closure not permanent 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:42 pm
  • BAGHDAD - An Iraqi Justice Ministry official said Wednesday that this week's closure of the infamous Abu Ghraib prison west of Baghdad is temporary and that it will be reopened once the security situation in the surrounding area is stable.

  • Iraq scrambles to fight polio surge amid conflict 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 12:13 pm
  • BAGHDAD - Across parts of Iraq, medical teams in white coats and gloves again roam the streets giving children polio vaccines and marking the walls of their homes, fighting a resurgent virus once more taking advantage of the country's turmoil.

  • Iraqi army battles militants in deadly Anbar siege 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 2:35 am
  • RAMADI, Iraq - An Iraqi special forces patrol moves on foot past ruined homes on the outskirts of Ramadi, a city west of Baghdad where al-Qaida-inspired militants have held off the military for three months. As they head down an alleyway, shots from snipers ring out, followed by grenade blasts.

  • Iraq's West Qurna-2 oil field starts production 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 7:46 am
  • BAGHDAD - Iraq's oil minister says Russia's Lukoil-led group has begun pumping oil from the massive West Qurna-2 oil field in southern Iraq.

  • New details emerge in Blackwater shootings case 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 6:55 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Prosecutors say they intend to introduce evidence at an upcoming trial of Blackwater security guards of deep hostility by several of the guards toward the Iraqi civilian population in the year before shootings that killed 14 Iraqis and wounded at least 18 others.

  • Militants launch social support in an Iraqi city 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 8:52 am
  • BAGHDAD - Iraq's al-Qaida-inspired militants who took over the city of Fallujah are now trying to show they can run it, providing social services, policing the streets and implementing Shariah rulings in a bid to win the support of its Sunni Muslim population.