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By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber in a car blew himself up outside Iraq's Interior Ministry in Baghdad on Monday, killing 16 people in a bloody challenge to the prime minister's assertions that violence was on the decrease.
By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Roadside bombs killed five U.S. soldiers in Iraq in separate attacks on Sunday. In one attack, four soldiers were killed when a blast hit their vehicle north of Baghdad, the U.S. military said on Monday.
By Ross Colvin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A spate of car bombings and shootings across Iraq killed about 60 people on Sunday, but Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said violence was on the decrease and that the country would never slide into a civil war.
By Ross Colvin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A spate of car
By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's prime minister plans to reshuffle his cabinet just 100 days after it was formed because of frustrations with some ministers' performance and disloyalty among others, Deputy Prime Minister Barham Salih told Reuters.
By Ross Colvin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb blasted a state-run newspaper on Sunday as police reported finding 20 bodies in Baghdad, one day after Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki again called on ethnically and religiously divided Iraqis to unite.
By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. commanders have declared their security crackdown in Baghdad a contest for the future of the entire country but many in the capital have a hard time believing anything can save their city from further bloodshed. General John Abizaid, the top U.S.
By Peter Graff LONDON (Reuters) - Britain may cut its force in Iraq in half by the middle of next year after handing over security responsibility for the south to Iraqis within nine months, a senior British commander said on Tuesday.
RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Monday four militants who were holed up in a building in the Red Sea city of Jeddah surrendered after clashes with security forces. "The four people surrendered to security forces after heavy clashes," an Interior Ministry spokesman told Reuters.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces detained two suspected death squad leaders, one of them accused of torturing victims at a Shi'ite mosque, in a raid in southern Baghdad on Sunday, the U.S. military said.