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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 (...)

A police officer inspects the site of a bomb attack at a coffee shop in Kirkuk, 250 km north of Baghdad. Photograph:  Ako Rasheed/Reuters.

A bomb attack on a tea house in the ethnically mixed Iraqi city of Kirkuk has killed at least 31 people, police and medics said.The blast tore through(...)

Civil Defence workers, Hizbullah members, policemen and civilians gather at the site of an explosion in Beirut’s southern suburbs today. Photograph: Issam Kobeisi/Reuters

A car bomb has exploded in a stronghold of the Shia militant Hizbullah group in Beirut wounding dozens in a major security breach of a tightly-guarded(...)

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(...)

Lebanese soldiers and Hizbullah supporters are seen gathered in front of the Iranian embassy in Beirut . Photograph: Reuters

A Lebanese protester was killed outside the Iranian embassy in Beirut today after gunmen from the Iranian-backed Shia militia Hizbullah opened fire wh(...)

Syrian government troops backed by Hizbullah guerrillas seized the western village of Buwayda today, extinguishing final rebel resistance around the t(...)

Children walk by a machinegun post near election centre in Baghdad today. Photograph: Wissm al-Okili/Reuters

Iraqis cast ballots in regional elections today amid tight security, marking the country’s first vote since the US military withdrawal and a ke(...)

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(...)

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