CNN's Brian Todd reports on the targeted killings of gays and so-called "emos" in Iraq.
Two bombs detonated late Thursday night near a coffee shop in Sadr City on the northeast edge of Baghdad, killing 10 people and wounding 29, police said.
At least 500 people were sickened Tuesday night by a cloud of chlorine gas that leaked from a water treatment plant over Sadr City in eastern Baghdad, health and police officials said.
On Sunday, two roadside bombs exploded in Baghdad's Shiite enclave of Sadr City, killing two and wounding 12, officials said.
A new Human Rights Watch report catalogues the systematic assault on Iraq's gay community. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.
Hundreds of gay men have been tortured and killed in Iraq in recent months, some by the nation's security forces, Human Rights Watch said Monday.
At least 42 people were killed and 154 were wounded in five attacks on a religious holiday Friday, an Interior Ministry official said.
Bombings killed seven people and wounded dozens of others Tuesday in Baghdad's Sadr City, officials said.
Six gay men were shot dead by members of their tribe in two separate incidents in the past 10 days, an official with Iraq's Interior ministry said.
The Iraqi Interior Ministry on Monday blamed ministry infiltrators for the 2006 killing of the sister of the Sunni vice president.
The Iraqi military's control of the Baghdad slum could well be the result of a voluntary cease-fire by Muqtada al-Sadr's militia. But some believe the cleric's forces are spent
A visit to the once hostile, radical slum shows new life -- but also frustration at what residents see as government neglect
A deadly blast in Iraq kills two U.S. soldiers and two U.S. embassy workers. CNN's Morgan Neill reports.
Four Americans -- two soldiers and two civilians from the Defense and State departments -- were killed Tuesday in a blast that rocked a municipal building in Baghdad's Sadr City, the U.S. Embassy said.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki arrived in Tehran on Saturday for a visit with top Iranian officials, his office said, while car bombings renewed violence at home.
Under a truce agreement, Iraqi government troops can now patrol the Mahdi Army's stronghold. But Sadr's forces have retained much of their muscle
Attackers launched assaults across Iraq over the past 24 hours, killing 11 police recruits and six civilians, including a 7-year-old.
Thousands of Iraqi troops moved unchallenged into Baghdad's Sadr City Tuesday to seize the Shiite militia stronghold, in the largest attempt yet by the government to impose control
Shiite militants and U.S.-backed Iraqi forces -- two sides that agreed to a cease-fire last week -- fought overnight in Sadr City, killing four people and wounding 38, Interior Ministry and hospital officials said Sunday.
Delivering services to Sadr City was helping the controversial Iraqi figure rebuild a political base -- until the U.S. and Iraqi governments declared him off limits
A roadside bomb in northern Iraq killed at least five Iraqi soldiers on Tuesday, an Interior Ministry official said.
Radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's movement has agreed to end its "armed presence" in Sadr City under an agreement reached with Iraq's government, Iraqi officials said Monday.
Representatives of firebrand cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and lawmakers from Iraq's main Shiite political bloc signed a four-day cease-fire Monday
A U.S. military official said Sunday it was "premature" to conclude there will be a truce between the Iraqi government and Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's movement, despite word from both sides that a cease-fire agreement was reached.
U.S. and Iraqi forces spent two months battling al-Sadr's Mahdi Army only to see the cleric standing strong after a hastily arranged cease-fire
The Iraqi government and Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's movement have agreed to a cease-fire to end weeks of fighting in Baghdad's Sadr City district, spokesmen for both sides said Saturday.
A top official in Baghdad said the capital's biggest stadium is one of three locations being prepared for residents fleeing Baghdad's Sadr City, where Iraqi and U.S. forces have been fighting Shiite militants for weeks.
The Iraqi Government signals plans for an offensive in eastern Baghdad that is likely to displace thousands of civilians
A "surge" brigade deployed to Iraq last year is heading back to the United States, the U.S. military said Monday.
A bomb detonated near the Iraqi first lady's motorcade in downtown Baghdad on Sunday, wounding soldiers and at least two civilians, but the president's wife escaped without injury, officials said.
Fighting continues between U.S. and Iraqi troops and Shiites loyal to Muqtada al-Sadr. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.
Three Iraq boys were killed in an airstrike in eastern Baghdad on Saturday as they were sifting through trash, looking for stuff to sell, said a 10-year-old boy wounded in the attack.
Rocket attacks kills two, destroys a school and leaves dozens injured in Baghdad's Sadr City.
A top Iraqi political figure -- who also is an imam at a prominent Shiite mosque in the capital -- urged the abolition of militias Friday and decried violence and pervasive corruption in Baghdad's Sadr City.
The fighting that erupted in Baghdad's Sadr City last month has killed 925 people and wounded 2,605, a top government official said Wednesday.
CNN's Arwa Damon reports on civilians caught in urban fighting crossfire in Sadr City. Viewer discretion is advised.
Hundreds flee the Baghdad neighborhood as U.S. and Iraqi forces confront the Mahdi Army in an urban stronghold
The killings of three US soldiers in separate attacks in Baghdad pushed the American death toll for April up to 47, making it the deadliest month since September
A female suicide car bomber attacked an Iraqi security forces checkpoint in eastern Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least three Iraqis and wounding 14, an Interior Ministry official said.
With U.S. and Iraqi forces focused on the Shi'ite Mahdi Army, the Sunni insurgents have begun hitting the enemies that kept them at bay in the capital
Three suicide bombers and a car bomb in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Saturday capped off a day of nationwide violence that left at least 15 people dead and 94 wounded, police and Iraqi officials said.
Iraqi security forces fought with Mehdi militiamen south of Baghdad Monday, resulting in the deaths of three Iraqi police officers.
Weeks of fighting in Baghdad's Sadr City neighborhood have destroyed the main market and isolated civilians from supplies of food and water, the International Committee of the Red Cross warned Wednesday.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and other leaders arrive in Kuwait City for a summit on Iraq security.
Iraqi and U.S. forces are battling the Mehdi Army. CNN's Jill Dougherty asks: Is there still political progress?
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is calling on political parties to unite against armed groups in Iraq, a spokesman said Sunday, warning that "Iraq cannot be the new Somalia."
Al Qaeda in Iraq is planning suicide attacks against Iraqis in Baghdad "in the near future," the U.S. military warned Friday.
Shi'ite militia continue to put pressure on Iraqi forces and seek to expand desertions by government troops
Even as the fighting between Iraqi troops and the Shi'ite leader's militia died down over part of the weekend, the government's latest action could reignite tensions
Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr blames the U.S. and Iraqi military for the death of an aide. CNN's Jill Dougherty reports.
Shiite militias fought U.S. and Iraqi forces in Sadr City, Baghdad, for a seventh day Saturday and a vehicle ban continued to frustrate residents, driven indoors for a week by the battles.
CNN's Barbara Starr looks at Defense Department video of targeted missile strikes in Sadr City against insurgents.
The office of Muqtada al-Sadr accused Iraqi and U.S. forces of attacking Sadr City on Friday, just hours after the Shiite cleric called for calm in the wake of the assassination of one of his top aides in the southern city of Najaf.
As the curfew on Sadr City was set to be lifted, a Moqtada al-Sadr associate is killed, threatening Shi'ite violence
Violence raged for a fourth straight day in Baghdad's Sadr City, leaving 20 more Iraqis dead on Wednesday.
In an exclusive interview, CNN Correspondent Nic Robertson talked with Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in Baghdad Sunday.
Two Shiite imams delivered very different sermons Friday, one sharply criticizing the Iraqi prime minister for his recent military push into Basra and the other praising the Iraqi leader for his "bravery" and "sacrifice."
An airstrike destroys a house in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, killing a militant.
Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr offered Thursday to help purge Iraqi security forces of militia members.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki claimed Tuesday that a week-old operation against Shiite militias has been a "success" despite a cease-fire
Attacks are down 75 percent in recent months in a perilous stretch of neighborhoods in northeastern Baghdad, prompting a U.S. military officer to proclaim Monday that security there is "dramatically improving."
CNN's Morgan Neill reports as old rivalries pose problems for Iraq's new future.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki met Sunday with the top U.S. military commander in Iraq to voice his outrage over the reported deaths of Iraqi civilians during a Sunday morning military raid in Baghdad's Sadr City, a government spokesman told CNN.
Iraqi and coalition troops overnight killed about 30 people in Baghdad's Sadr City -- most of them in an airstrike -- as they targeted a militia cell with suspected links to Iran, the U.S. military said.
U.S.-led coalition forces killed a suspected terrorist and detained nine others in raids targeting al Qaeda in Iraq, a military statement released Thursday said.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki condemned a U.S. raid Saturday in a Baghdad slum in which American troops sparked a firefight that left 26 Iraqis dead
BAGHDAD (CNN) -- Five people were killed and three others were wounded during a five-hour Iraqi army operation, backed by U.S. forces, conducted overnight Saturday in two districts of eastern Baghdad's sprawling Sadr City neighborhood, an Iraqi Interior Ministry official told CNN on Sunday.
U.S.-led coalition forces detained five suspected terrorists in Baghdad's Sadr City neighborhood Wednesday, including their cell leader, a U.S. military statement said.
U.S. and Iraqi troops have detained 16 people they say are "directly related to the attack" on May 12 in which three U.S. soldiers were apparently captured, a U.S. military official said.
Nine U.S. soldiers died in Iraq on Sunday, including six killed in a roadside bombing northeast of Baghdad, the U.S. military reported.
A pre-dawn coalition military raid killed at least eight gunmen and uncovered a bloodstained torture chamber in a building in Baghdad's Sadr City that was later destroyed by a powerful controlled explosion.
An Iraqi army brigade commander was arrested Wednesday night after a string of bombings that killed nearly 200 people around Baghdad, most of them in a single attack at a central marketplace, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's office announced.
Black smoke filled the skies over central Baghdad just before midday Monday as a suicide car bomber detonated explosives in a busy commercial district, killing 28 people and wounding 56 others, Baghdad police said.
Coalition forces began a massive "clearing operation" in Baghdad's dangerous Sadr City neighborhood Sunday, while in the southern city of Basra, the British military said a raid on an Iraqi intelligence office uncovered prisoners with signs of torture.
The U.S. military already knows what half of its most-wanted terrorist targets look like because they have been apprehended and photographed in the past, a Republican congresswoman said Friday.
Sunni gunmen stormed two Shiite homes in Diyala province overnight and slaughtered 21 men in front of their families, Diyala authorities said Saturday.
Enraged Shiites burned people to death, torched mosques and denounced Sunni leaders and the United States a day after a bloody assault on Sadr City, the Iraq capital's Shiite bastion.
A savage string of apparently coordinated bombings erupted Thursday in Sadr City, a Shiite slum of Baghdad, killing 138 people.
Backed by U.S.-led coalition advisers, Iraqi security forces battled insurgents early Tuesday in Baghdad's Sadr City neighborhood, the U.S. military said.
The easing of a security crackdown in Baghdad's volatile Shiite neighborhood of Sadr City may be emboldening members of Shiite death squads, a Sunni leader said Wednesday.
U.S. and Iraqi checkpoints around Sadr City and other parts of Baghdad were being opened Tuesday with vehicles passing through unchecked, following an order by Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, the U.S. military said.
A bomb ripped through a market in Baghdad's Sadr City on Thursday, another day of carnage in a city under siege by insurgents and people bent on sectarian revenge.
A car bomb killed 10 people and wounded 28 others Tuesday in eastern Baghdad, Iraqi police said.
Twenty people were killed Sunday in clashes around a major Shiite mosque on the northern edge of Baghdad's Sadr City amid differing accounts about who was involved in the fighting.
Attacks around Iraq on Monday claimed five lives and wounded at least 31 people, officials said.
Six car bombs killed at least 46 people and wounded 204 others in Baghdad's largest Shiite neighborhood Sunday, Baghdad emergency police said.
Two car bombs exploded minutes apart in southern Baghdad, killing at least 16 people and wounding more than 90 others, Iraqi police said.
A wave of new violence in Iraq, including a suicide bombing and a deadly armed robbery, left 29 people dead and scores wounded Sunday. Four bodies were also found.
Ten Iraqi militiamen were killed early Sunday in clashes with U.S. forces in the Sadr City section of Baghdad, Iraqi police sources told CNN.
A U.S. soldier has been sentenced to three years in prison, forfeiture of all pay and a dishonorable discharge after he pleaded guilty to the killing of a severely wounded Iraqi civilian, the U.S. military said in a statement.
Iraq's interim government says it will extend the weapons handover program for Sadr City, a Baghdad slum rife with anti-U.S. sentiments, and will soon extend the arms amnesty program nationwide.
Iraqis aligned with the Medhi Army began trickling into Iraqi police stations in Sadr City Monday morning, exchanging their weapons for coupons they can later use to get cash from the Iraqi government.
Details of a breakthrough peace initiative to end battles in the Baghdad neighborhood of Sadr City were announced Saturday by Iraq's interim government and militia loyal to rebel cleric Muqtada al-Sadr.
More than 2,000 U.S. and Iraqi troops are targeting insurgents in the northern section of Babil province, even as insurgents targeted a hotel near Baghdad's Green Zone.
Iraq's interim government Wednesday accepted a plan from the forces of Shiite Muslim cleric Muqtada al-Sadr to end violence in the Baghdad neighborhood of Sadr City, Prime Minister Ayad Allawi said.
As well as causing huge numbers of casualties in Iraq, violence is taking its toll on reconstruction efforts and affecting morale.
Thousands of demonstrators supporting -- and hundreds opposing -- Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr took to the streets in Iraq on Friday as U.S. soldiers fought insurgents in Baghdad's Sadr City neighborhood and near Falluja.
Four U.S. troops died in Iraq on Tuesday, bringing the total of Americans killed in the 18-month-old war to 1,002.
Iraqi militants have killed 12 Nepalis they captured just over a week ago, the militants and a Nepalese official said Tuesday.
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