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A file photograph of a US soldier standing near cells  where high risk detainees are kept at Abu Ghraib prison. About 500 inmates, some of them senior al-Qaeda figures escaped the prison today. Photograph: Reuters.

Hundreds of convicts, including senior members of al-Qaeda, broke out of Iraq’s Abu Ghraib jail as comrades launched a military-style assault to free (...)

Iraqi security forces and people gather at the site of a car bomb attack in Kut on Monday. Another bomb blast today killed at least 20 in Wajihiya in the province of Diyala today. Photograph: Jaafer Abed/Reuters

A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a Sunni mosque in central Iraq, killing at least 20 people in the middle of a sermon today.The explosion took (...)

Mohamed ElBaradei: has criticised successive rulers of Egypt, from Hosni Mubarak and the generals who replaced him to the now ousted Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi.

He has no army pedigree, lived in the West for decades and has criticised successive rulers of Egypt, from Hosni Mubarak and the generals who repla(...)

Iraqi security forces at the site of a car bomb attack in Basra, 420km  southeast of Baghdad, today. Photograph: Reuters

At least 45 people were killed in bomb attacks across Iraq today, most of them in busy markets and commercial areas of the capital Baghdad, police and(...)

Iraqi security forces inspect the site of a bomb attack in Basra, 420km southeast of Baghdad. Photograph: Reuters

Attacks across Iraq targeting mainly Shia Muslims killed at least 30 people today, intensifying fears of a descent into all-out sectarian war.Ten yea(...)

More than 1,000 people were killed in violence in Iraq in May, making it the deadliest month since the sectarian slaughter of 2006-07, the United Nati(...)

Iraqi Sunni Muslims take part in an anti-government demonstration in Falluja, 50 km (31 miles) west of Baghdad, earlier this month. Photograph: Mohanned Faisal/Reuters

The United Nations on has called on Iraq to suspend use of the death penalty after authorities executed 21 people on the same day following th(...)

Former president George Bush: “I’m comfortable with what I did,” he said. “I’m comfortable with who I am.” Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Former US president George W Bush, one of the most controversial presidents of the modern age, has said he is comfortable with(...)

Suicide bomb attacks have been on the rise since the beginning of the year as the Syrian war exacerbates Iraq's own security situation by giving a boost to the local wing of al-Qaeda, Islamic State of Iraq or ISI. Photograph:  Ali Arkady/Getty Images

A suicide bomber drove an oil tanker packed with explosives into a local Iraqi government compound today, killing at least nine people, mostly poli(...)

Iraqis examine damage inflicted on their house by a car bomb attack in AL-Mashtal district in Baghdad last Tuesday. Car bombs and a suicide blast hit Shi'ite districts of Baghdad and south of Iraq’s capital, killing at least 50 people on the 10th anniversary of the invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein. REUTERS/Mohammed Ameen

On March 19th, 2003, the United States, under President George W Bush, and with the support of Britain and a number of other states, led an inv(...)

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