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By Michael Georgy and Ibon Villelabeitia BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces will take control of the country's southernmost province from a British-led multinational force in July in the first move of its kind, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Monday.
By Ibon Villelabeitia BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Bomb and mortar attacks killed at least 31 people in and near Baghdad on Saturday in violence that showed no sign of easing despite a security crackdown against al Qaeda in the capital. U.S. forces were searching for two U.S.
By Fredrik Dahl and Mariam Karouny BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's new prime minister said on Tuesday he would release 2,500 prisoners in an apparent bid to shore up his own authority amid signs of tension in his ruling Shi'ite Alliance.
By Alastair Macdonald and Omar al-Ibadi BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Sometimes it's a word in the ear from a neighbor, maybe a threatening note left by the door, a sinister phone call or just a vague, creeping sense of dread.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Insurgents shot down a U.S. helicopter during fighting south of Baghdad on Sunday, killing two soldiers, the U.S. military said on Monday. The incident took place near the town of Yusifiya 15 km (9 miles) south of the capital.
By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Political leaders of Iraq's Sunni minority staked their claim to steering constitutional change through parliament on Tuesday, on the eve of the new assembly's first day of normal business since an election in December.
By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Just hours after Iraq's prime minister-designate promised to unite Iraqis on Saturday, three Shi'ite brothers and two Sunni brothers went out to dinner together.
By Mariam Karouny and Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Fresh demands from the Shi'ite Alliance over the creation of an Iraqi government on Wednesday threatened to prolong a political paralysis that Washington says is playing into the hands of insurgents.
By Aamir Ashraf KARACHI (Reuters) - A suspected suicide bomber targeting Sunni Muslims killed at least 47 people in the Pakistani city of Karachi and wounded dozens at a prayer meeting marking the anniversary of Prophet Mohammad's birth, police said. "The blast shook the earth.
By Aamir Ashraf KARACHI (Reuters) - A bomb targeting Sunni Muslims killed at least 47 people and wounded dozens in the Pakistani city of Karachi on Tuesday as they gathered to celebrate the anniversary of Prophet Mohammad's birth, officials said. "The blast shook the earth.