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Coordinated blasts hit a third of Iraq's provinces, among the deadliest attacks this year. Ralitsa Vassileva reports.

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Violence in Iraq reached nearly 2-year peak in July updated: Wed Aug 01 2012 17:01:00

Violence in Iraq hit a nearly two-year peak in July, with 325 deaths reported, the Interior Ministry said Wednesday.

Car bombs kill at least 17 in Baghdadupdated: Tue Jul 31 2012 17:50:00

At least 17 people died Tuesday when two car bombs exploded in central Baghdad, police in the Iraqi capital said.

Militants clash with security forces in Iraqupdated: Thu Jul 26 2012 10:02:00

Suspected al Qaeda militants clashed with Iraqi forces Thursday, in attacks that began two days after a wave of violence across Iraq.

Iraq suffers deadliest day of 2012 as 103 are killedupdated: Tue Jul 24 2012 16:57:00

The number of dead in a wave of attacks across Iraq on Monday has risen to 103, authorities said Tuesday, making it the deadliest day in the country this year, according to a CNN count. The attacks wounded 267 people, they said.

Attacks in Iraq kill at least 82 people, officials sayupdated: Mon Jul 23 2012 16:13:00

Attackers detonated car bombs and roadside explosives in at least a dozen attacks across Iraq on Monday as at least 82 people were killed and more than 180 wounded in one of the bloodiest days since the withdrawal of U.S. military forces in December, authorities said.

Raising awareness of Autism in Iraqupdated: Mon Jul 23 2012 16:13:00

Iraq fights to raise awareness of Autism amid logistical and cultural obstacles. CNN's Jomana Karadsheh reports.

Iraq bombs kill 25 people as Muslims celebrate Ramadanupdated: Sun Jul 22 2012 20:31:00

Bombs in Shiite areas of Iraq claimed the lives of 25 people Sunday, the second day of the Muslim holy month Ramadan. An Iraqi soldier and a policeman also died in separate incidents.

A string of deadly attacks hits Iraqupdated: Sun Jul 22 2012 20:31:00

A series of deadly attacks rips through central Iraq, killing dozens.

Police: 11 dead, 37 wounded in Iraq blastupdated: Fri Jul 06 2012 18:02:00

A suicide bomber blew up his car in central Iraq on Friday, killing 11 people including himself, and wounding 37 others, police officials said.

6 killed, 20 wounded in Iraq bomb blast, police sayupdated: Thu Jul 05 2012 20:51:00

A man wearing an explosive vest blew himself up Thursday inside a barber shop in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, killing at least five others along with him and wounding 20, police said.

Series of deadly attacks hit Iraqupdated: Wed Jul 04 2012 07:09:00

Gunmen fatally shot three Iraqi officials Wednesday in a series of separate attacks in and around Baghdad, police said.

Bomb blasts kill 37 in Iraq, officials sayupdated: Tue Jul 03 2012 12:00:00

A series of bomb blasts killed at least 37 people across Iraq on Tuesday, including 30 in an explosion at a vegetable market in Diwaniya, police officials said.

11 killed in attacks north of Baghdadupdated: Sat Jun 30 2012 10:34:00

Four Awakening Council members were killed and four others were wounded Friday when gunmen attacked a checkpoint in Diyala province, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

5 killed in attacks in Iraqupdated: Thu Jun 28 2012 06:25:00

A series of attacks in and north of Baghdad left five dead and 22 wounded Thursday, Iraqi police said.

Police: Iraq bombs kill at least 11 updated: Wed Jun 27 2012 05:05:00

Two bombs exploded southeast of Baghdad on Wednesday, authorities said, killing at least eight people in the latest wave of bloody attacks in Iraq this month.

Police: Bomb blasts kill 10 in Iraqupdated: Mon Jun 25 2012 16:45:00

Ten people were killed in Iraq on Monday and more than 30 were wounded in separate bombings north and south of Baghdad, police officials said.

Nominee for ambassador to Iraq withdraws from considerationupdated: Tue Jun 19 2012 02:43:00

President Obama's embattled pick to be ambassador to Iraq withdrew his nomination Monday, a day before facing an uncertain vote in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

A wave of deadly attacks in Iraqupdated: Sat Jun 16 2012 10:58:00

A string of seven car bombs exploded in central Iraq, killing dozens.

Baghdad car bombs target Shiite pilgrims, kill 32updated: Sat Jun 16 2012 10:58:00

Two car bombs targeted Shiite pilgrims Saturday in Baghdad, killing at least 32 people and injuring 68 others, police said.

Rising death toll from Iraq bombings makes it deadliest day this yearupdated: Thu Jun 14 2012 07:49:00

Casualties from Wednesday's wave of attacks across Iraq rose to 93 people dead and 312 wounded, the Interior Ministry said Thursday, making it the deadliest day in the country since the United States withdrew its troops in December.

Police: Suicide attack kills 18 in Iraqupdated: Mon Jun 04 2012 12:37:00

A suicide bomber detonated his car next to a government building in Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 18 people and wounding 125, police said.

Attacks rock Baghdad, leave dozens dead and injuredupdated: Thu May 31 2012 07:22:00

A series of explosions in a three-hour period shook several areas in Baghdad on Thursday morning, leaving at least 14 people dead and dozens injured, Iraqi police said.

Pilgrims wounded in Iraq bombingupdated: Sun May 27 2012 19:19:00

A bus full of Shiite pilgrims from Pakistan was struck by a roadside bomb Sunday in Iraq, leaving 24 wounded, officials said.

Bomb blasts at Baghdad pet market kill 5updated: Fri May 18 2012 05:01:00

Three roadside bombs exploded Friday in quick succession at an outdoor pet market in Baghdad, killing five people and wounding 31 others, police officials said.

Notorious prison still exists in Iraq, rights group reportsupdated: Tue May 15 2012 19:36:00

A notorious prison in Baghdad's Green Zone is still open despite the Iraqi government having said more than a year ago it was closed, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.

4 killed, 11 wounded in twin bomb blasts in Baghdadupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 15:38:00

Four people died and another 11 were wounded in a pair of apparently coordinated bomb blasts Thursday in Baghdad, an Iraqi Interior Ministry official said.

Iraqi artist inspired by George W Bush shoe throwerupdated: Tue Apr 24 2012 05:12:00

To Iraqi artist Hanaa' Malallah her shoes are weapons of mass destruction that appear in many of her works.

Iraq moving forwardupdated: Thu Apr 19 2012 08:21:00

Iraq foreign minister Hoshyar Zebari discusses the reintegration of Iraq into the Arab regional environment.

Explosions rock Baghdad, killing dozensupdated: Thu Apr 19 2012 08:21:00

A series of explosions rocked Baghdad on Thursday morning, killing at least 31 people and leaving more than 50 others injured, Iraq's interior ministry said.

Videos appear to show top Saddam official ripping Iraq's current leadersupdated: Sun Apr 08 2012 07:28:00

A series of videos appeared online Saturday purporting to show Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, the highest-ranking member of Saddam Hussein's regime to evade capture, deriding Iraq's current leadership.

Officials: Death toll in March the lowest in Iraq since U.S. invasion updated: Mon Apr 02 2012 12:29:00

Violence in Iraq killed 112 people in March, the lowest monthly death toll since the U.S-led invasion in 2003, officials said Monday.

Slain Iraqi emigrant returns home for burialupdated: Sat Mar 31 2012 08:40:00

An Iraqi woman who died in California after a brutal beating was laid to rest in her native country Saturday.

Summit shows Iraq 'regaining place' in worldupdated: Thu Mar 29 2012 08:53:00

The Arab League summit kicked off in Baghdad Thursday, a gathering that signals the political emergence of post-war democratic Iraq.

Bomb rocks western Baghdad ahead of Iraq summitupdated: Tue Mar 27 2012 17:46:00

A car bomb killed a police officer and wounded two others in western Baghdad on Tuesday, police said, despite tight security ahead of this week's Arab League summit in the Iraqi capital.

Baghdad tightens security for summitupdated: Tue Mar 27 2012 17:46:00

CNN's Arwa Damon reports on security preparations ahead of this week's Arab Summit in Baghdad.

Body of slain Iraqi woman to be flown home for burialupdated: Tue Mar 27 2012 12:04:00

The body of an Iraqi woman, whose brutal beating death may have been a hate crime, will be flown home for burial.

Arab League summit aims to showcase 'the new Iraq'updated: Mon Mar 26 2012 21:36:00

Iraq is placing big stakes on the success of this week's Arab League summit in Baghdad.

Human Rights Watch: Iraq abuses aplentyupdated: Mon Mar 26 2012 21:36:00

CNN's Arwa Damon looks at the status of Iraq ahead of the Arab summit in Baghdad.

Wanted Sudanese leader to attend Arab summit in Iraq updated: Sun Mar 25 2012 09:17:00

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes and genocide, will attend this week's Arab Summit in Baghdad, Iraqi state television reported Sunday.

Iraq bombings meant to target summit security, militant group saysupdated: Wed Mar 21 2012 13:15:00

A militant group with links to al Qaeda claimed responsibility for a deadly wave of bombings across Iraq, strikes designed to undermine government security plans for the upcoming Arab League summit.

Dozens killed in widespread attacks on Iraq invasion anniversaryupdated: Wed Mar 21 2012 01:48:00

A spate of car bombings rocked Iraq on Tuesday, the ninth anniversary of the U.S. invasion and days before the nation hosts a meeting of Arab leaders.

Iraq wants alternative routes to ship oil amid Iran tensionsupdated: Mon Mar 19 2012 20:12:00

Iraq may reactivate long-idle pipelines to get its oil to world markets if tensions over neighboring Iran result in the closure of the Strait of Hormuz, a government spokesman said Sunday.

Afghan shooting suspect showed different side in Iraqupdated: Sun Mar 18 2012 17:31:00

The man identified Friday by sources as the U.S. soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians betrayed no animosity toward civilians in a different war zone, according to an account posted on the U.S. Army's website that describes a firefight in Iraq in January 2007.

More questions than answers in account of American's abduction in Iraqupdated: Sun Mar 18 2012 16:39:00

The murky abduction account of an American -- who no one appeared to even know had gone missing in Iraq until he resurfaced -- is raising questions about everything from his name to the circumstances surrounding his reported kidnapping.

11 killed in Iraq attacksupdated: Mon Mar 12 2012 09:28:00

Gunmen stormed a mayor's office in northern Iraq Monday, killing five security guards, police said.

American teacher killed by student in Iraqupdated: Thu Mar 01 2012 13:47:00

A Kurdish student shot and killed his American teacher at a Christian school in the northern Iraqi city of Sulaimaniya, then turned the gun on himself, the local mayor said Thursday.

Violence ripples across Iraq, leaves 8 deadupdated: Tue Feb 28 2012 14:02:00

A series of attacks across the Iraqi capital left seven people dead and nine wounded Tuesday, while another attack killed a local leader and wounded his guard in Falluja.

U.S. Army identifies remains of last missing soldier in Iraqupdated: Sun Feb 26 2012 23:55:00

The U.S. Army said Sunday it has identified the remains of the last missing U.S. service member unaccounted for in Iraq.

Group claims responsibility for deadly Iraq attacksupdated: Fri Feb 24 2012 18:18:00

The Islamic State of Iraq has claimed responsibility for Thursday's attacks in that country that killed dozens of people and wounded hundreds more.

Dozens killed in wave of attacks across Iraqupdated: Thu Feb 23 2012 13:19:00

A series of explosions and shootings killed 44 people and injured more than 200 in Baghdad and elsewhere Thursday morning, Iraqi police said.

Iraqi VP predicts return to violenceupdated: Thu Feb 23 2012 13:19:00

Iraq's fugitive vice president rips the U.S., Iraq's prime minister and Iran in an exclusive interview with CNN.

Suicide bombings kill scores in Iraqupdated: Wed Feb 22 2012 11:35:00

At least 60 die in Iraq in suicide strikes that targeted Shiites and renewed fears of sectarian violence.

Iraq Sunni VP denies terrorism allegationsupdated: Mon Feb 20 2012 12:22:00

Iraq's Sunni Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi denied terrorism charges against him Monday, calling them "politically motivated" in a televised speech broadcast from the semiautonomous Kurdish region in the north.

15 killed in suicide blast targeting Baghdad police academyupdated: Mon Feb 20 2012 00:29:00

Violent overnight attacks in Iraq killed nearly two dozen people Sunday.

First exiles to leave Iraq's Camp Ashraf slam new siteupdated: Sat Feb 18 2012 21:36:00

About 400 members of an exiled Iranian opposition group who are the first to leave a long-term camp in Iraq under a U.N. plan criticized their treatment and the conditions at the new temporary site Saturday.

Iranian exile group ready to leave Iraq's Camp Ashraf, leader saysupdated: Thu Feb 16 2012 07:55:00

A leader of an exiled Iranian opposition group said Thursday that members living in a long-standing camp in Iraq are ready to begin moving to a new temporary site, under a plan agreed to with the United Nations.

3 dead, two dozen wounded in Iraq explosionsupdated: Tue Feb 14 2012 12:22:00

Gunmen assassinated an Iraqi army general on Tuesday in one of several incidents that left at least four people dead and 28 wounded, according to government officials.

CNNMoney: Iraq blocks Exxon Mobil from oil exploration bidsupdated: Mon Feb 13 2012 14:58:00

Exxon Mobil is being shut out of bidding on the next round of oil and gas exploration contracts in Iraq because of its decision to sign an exploration deal with Kurdistan's regional government in the northern part of that country.

Turkish fighter jets target militants in northern Iraq, military saysupdated: Sun Feb 12 2012 05:42:00

Turkish fighter jets targeted suspected Kurdish militants in overnight airstrikes along the country's border with Iraq, the military said Sunday.

Human rights group calls for Iraq to end executionsupdated: Fri Feb 10 2012 05:33:00

A human rights group expressed alarm Thursday at the pace of executions in Iraq and called for Iraqi authorities to abolish the practice.

The time to honor Iraq vets is nowupdated: Thu Feb 09 2012 16:36:00

The Iraq War ended in December, and veterans and other citizens throughout the country have begun clamoring for local parades to celebrate the return of our Iraq veterans -- yet only one city in the nation, St. Louis, has held one.

Vets ask: Time for an Iraq war parade? updated: Tue Feb 07 2012 21:33:00

On a day when New York City threw a parade to celebrate the New York Giants for their Super Bowl victory, at least one veterans' group is using the occasion to ask: What about a parade to honor the soldiers who fought in Iraq?

CNNMoney: Forget Iran, Iraq is threatening oil pricesupdated: Tue Jan 31 2012 09:28:00

The deteriorating situation in Iraq is leading some analysts to worry that the country may not be able to meet its lofty goals for rapidly ramping up oil production.

Iraqi vice president predicts return to sectarian violenceupdated: Mon Jan 30 2012 19:53:00

Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi has lashed out at Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, predicting that Iraq could soon return to widespread sectarian violence that could require the return of U.S. forces.

Iraqi VP: Sectarian violence to returnupdated: Mon Jan 30 2012 19:53:00

Iraq's VP says"Al-Maliki is pushing my country to reach a turning point with deeply sectarian dimension."

U.S. Defense Department can't account for billions for Iraq, audit findsupdated: Mon Jan 30 2012 10:14:00

The U.S. Defense Department cannot account for about $2 billion it was given to cover Iraq-related expenses and is not providing Iraq with a complete list of U.S.-funded reconstruction projects, according to two new government audits.

Dozens killed in Iraq bombingupdated: Sun Jan 29 2012 18:00:00

CNN's Frederik Pleitgen details the latest Baghdad bombing that has killed dozens.

Key Iraqi bloc ends boycott of parliamentupdated: Sun Jan 29 2012 18:00:00

A powerful political bloc in Iraq ended its boycott of the country's parliament on Sunday, describing the move as a "gesture of goodwill."

Biden calls Iraqi leaders as bloodshed worsensupdated: Sun Jan 29 2012 09:17:00

As recent bloodshed raises fears of renewed sectarian violence in Iraq, U.S. Vice President Biden has been calling Iraqi leaders in an apparent attempt to soothe political tensions, the White House said Saturday.

Flag-waving parade crowd in St. Louis honors veteransupdated: Sat Jan 28 2012 17:22:00

Sunny skies, a large billowing U.S. flag and an appreciative crowd greeted hundreds of Iraq war veterans who marched Saturday in St. Louis in a first-of-its-kind "welcome home" ceremony.

'Not a pretty scenario' in Iraq, analyst saysupdated: Fri Jan 27 2012 12:30:00

A suicide car bomber targeting a Shiite funeral procession in Baghdad killed dozens Friday, the latest attack in a country engulfed by political crisis and an uptick in violence.

New fears of Iraq violenceupdated: Fri Jan 27 2012 12:30:00

CNN's Fred Pleitgen reports on how political infighting could lead to sectarian strife in Iraq.

The war in Iraq: Was it worth it?updated: Thu Jan 26 2012 14:16:00

CNN's Fareed Zakaria leads a conversation looking back at whether the war in Iraq was worth it.

Marine in Haditha, Iraq, killings gets demotion, pay cutupdated: Tue Jan 24 2012 23:05:00

A U.S. military judge sentenced a Marine squad leader charged with alleged war crimes in Iraq to a maximum of 90 days in prison and a reduction in pay and rank.

2011 State of the Union: A progress reportupdated: Tue Jan 24 2012 18:09:00

A winter storm slammed the East Coast all the way from Maine down to D.C., leaving massive drifts of snow and skull-cracking cold. Power grids collapsed. Citizens wrapped themselves in layers of fleece like the townsfolk from "Dr. Zhivago."

Iraq contractors face difficultiesupdated: Tue Jan 24 2012 06:26:00

Contractors in Iraq say they are mired in red tape. CNN's Fred Pleitgen reports.

Human rights in Iraq condemnedupdated: Sun Jan 22 2012 11:32:00

Iraq's human rights situation is worse now than it was a year ago, a new report claims. CNN's Fred Pleitgen explains.

Violence leaves at least 6 dead in Iraqupdated: Sun Jan 22 2012 06:31:00

Gunmen attacked an Iraqi police checkpoint Sunday morning, leaving five people dead, authorities said.

Iraq war vet charged with first-degree murder in 4 homeless men's deathsupdated: Wed Jan 18 2012 19:53:00

Prosecutors have yet to decide whether they will seek the death penalty in their murder case against Itzcoatl Ocampo, a 23-year-old Iraq war veteran accused of stabbing four homeless men to death in California, Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said Tuesday.

Gunmen killed local Iraqi leader, his 3 sons updated: Wed Jan 18 2012 06:47:00

Gunmen stormed a home in a small town south of Baghdad early Wednesday, killing a local leader and three of his sons, police said.

Iraq crackdown on freedom of pressupdated: Wed Jan 18 2012 06:47:00

The killing of an Iraqi journalist has left many living in fear of speaking out. Jomana Karadsheh reports.

Democracy waning in Iraq?updated: Mon Jan 16 2012 11:19:00

Activists in Iraq claim that the government there is silencing them. CNN's Jomana Karadsheh reports from Baghdad.

Blasts kill 12 in Iraqupdated: Mon Jan 16 2012 11:19:00

Two explosions killed 12 people in Iraq on Monday, authorities said.

Iraq suicide bomber wore police uniformupdated: Sat Jan 14 2012 13:24:00

A suicide bomber killed at least 30 outside the city of Basra. Jomana Karadshe reports.

Iraq Army targeted by extremistsupdated: Mon Jan 09 2012 13:10:00

Iraq's army, seen by some as a weapon against the people, is targeted by rocket attack. CNN's Jomana Karadsheh reports.

12 killed, more than 50 wounded in car bomb attacks in Baghdadupdated: Mon Jan 09 2012 13:10:00

At least 12 people were killed and more than 50 wounded in car bomb attacks on two predominantly Shiite areas in Baghdad Monday, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said, the latest incidents in a wave of sectarian violence.

Sectarian divide blamed in Iraq attacksupdated: Fri Jan 06 2012 21:32:00

Recent terrorist attacks in Iraq are apparently aimed at widening the sectarian divide. CNN's Jomana Karadsheh reports.

Witnesses: Blasts strike Iraq's Army Day parade in Baghdadupdated: Fri Jan 06 2012 21:32:00

At least three explosions struck Friday near Baghdad's Green Zone, where a parade to mark Iraq's Army Day was taking place, witnesses said.

60 slain in Iraq bombingsupdated: Thu Jan 05 2012 17:21:00

Attackers killed at least 60 people in Iraq on Thursday in strikes that targeted Shiites and renewed fears of sectarian violence, authorities said.

Analysis: Bombings expose Iraq's deepening sectarian divisionsupdated: Thu Jan 05 2012 11:55:00

Nature abhors a vacuum, but terrorism relishes one. And Iraq appears to be offering new space for al Qaeda and other militant groups as political rivalries and sectarian animosities deepen.

Iran's military might in Iraqupdated: Thu Jan 05 2012 05:37:00

Following the U.S. troop withdrawal, Iran is flexing its military muscle both inside Iraq and in critical waters.

Jury selection to begin for last Marine accused in Iraq killingsupdated: Thu Jan 05 2012 05:37:00

Jury selection begins Thursday for a Marine accused in the 2005 killings of 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha, the last person to be tried in a case that became a lightning rod for critics of the war.

Website says 4,000-plus Iraqi civilians killed in 2011updated: Mon Jan 02 2012 17:40:00

Iraq's civilian death toll lingered at more than 4,000 for the third straight year in 2011, a sign of the country's "persistent low-level conflict," according to a public online database.

Airstrike on Turkey-Iraq border kills 35 people, official saysupdated: Thu Dec 29 2011 21:47:00

A Turkish airstrike on the border with Iraq killed 35 people who are now thought to have been smuggling cigarettes, a senior Turkish lawmaker said Thursday.

Iraq after the withdrawalupdated: Wed Dec 28 2011 10:03:00

Anthony Cordesman from the Center for Strategic and International Studies gives his perspective on Iraq's current climate.

Three contractors freed in Iraqupdated: Wed Dec 28 2011 10:03:00

Three security contractors, two of them American veterans and one from Fiji, have been freed in Iraq almost three weeks after they were detained by the Iraqi Army, U.S. Rep. Peter King said Wednesday.

In Iraq, the troops leave, the pain doesn'tupdated: Tue Dec 27 2011 08:26:00

Home is the hardest place to find for children of immigrants, but for us, nothing hits closer to home than when a bomb goes off in Baghdad. Last week, just days after American troops pulled out of Iraq, 63 people died and 176 were wounded in Baghdad.

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