Yemeni forces killed about 150 Shiite rebels Sunday in northwestern Yemen after the rebels tried to take over the presidential palace in Saada, breaching a recent cease-fire, state-run media reported.
The body of one of Iraq’s top Shiite leaders arrived Friday morning in Baghdad amid tight security two days after his death of lung cancer.
One of Iraq’s top Shiite leaders died Wednesday, a senior official with his office told CNN. Abdul Aziz al-Hakim died in Tehran, Iran, and his body will be sent to Iraq to be buried in Najaf, said Haitham al-Husseini, a senior official with al-Hakim’s office and one of al-Hakim’s advisers. Al-Hakim had been receiving lung cancer treatment in neighboring Iran for more than two years
Longtime Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detainee Mohammed Jawad has been returned to his native Afghanistan, the Justice Department announced Monday. The coalition, named the Iraqi National Alliance, was formed to compete in the country’s national elections in January
Iraq’s main Shiite parties Monday announced the formation of a new alliance that excludes the prime minister — at least for now. The coalition, named the Iraqi National Alliance, was formed to compete in the country’s national elections in January
The Iraqi government implemented new security measures a day after a string of bombings in Baghdad killed at least 100 people and wounded hundreds more, an interior ministry official told CNN on Thursday.
A series of explosions hit a Shiite neighborhood in southeastern Baghdad Tuesday, killing eight people and wounding dozens of others, just a day after blasts across the country killed more than 50, Iraq’s Interior Ministry said. A ministry official said three explosions — two from car bombs and one from an improvised explosive device — hit a mosque, a coffee shop and gas station in Baghdad’s Ameen neighborhood.
Iran’s controversial president defended his government’s relationship with the country’s supreme leader on Friday, disputing charges of a political rift. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, speaking to a gathering in Mashad in northern Iran, rejected claims by people who have attempted to cast the relationship between his government and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei “as tainted,” according to Iran’s Islamic Republic News Agency.
A suicide truck bombing near a Shiite mosque killed 30 people and wounded at least 150 Saturday in a city close to Kirkuk, Iraq, police said.
A car bomb exploded Tuesday in northern Baghdad, killing at least nine people and wounding 18 others, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said. The car was parked near a mosque in a busy area of the predominantly Shiite district of Kadhimiya, a ministry official said. Most of the victims were civilians