April 15, 2013 |
BEIRUT -- A string of bombings in Iraq claimed the lives of more than 30 people Monday in the run-up to provincial elections scheduled for this weekend. The attacks, which left dozens wounded, took place around the country, including in Baghdad; the southern city of Nasiriya; and in the northern cities of Kirkuk, Tuz Khurmatu, Samarra and Mosul. The blasts followed the assassinations over the weekend of two Sunni Muslim candidates for provincial elections. The deadliest attacks occurred in Baghdad, where security sources said 21 people were killed, including three in a major security breach when a pair of car bombs exploded by the heavily patrolled entrance to Baghdad International Airport.
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April 3, 1991
Saddam still lives! But why? FABIAN C. GRAVO Fullerton
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 2000
Re "Russian Plane Lands in Iraq Without U.N. OK," Sept. 24: What bothers me about the French and Russian planes landing in Iraq is not the humanitarian aid they may be bringing in. It's the fact that these same planes have to fly out of Iraq. What are they carrying? BOB FOSTER Los Angeles
May 11, 2009 |
The financial crisis that has sent economies reeling the world over is finally seeping into Iraq, with potentially grave implications for the stability of the country. Car sales have plummeted. The once-booming property market has skidded to a halt. Electronic goods that were flying off the shelves a few months back are staying put. And in a country still threatened by an insurgency, more than a quarter of men ages 18 to 29 are unemployed.
April 23, 2009 |
Sometimes, it's the forbidden stories, the ones people are afraid to tell in full, the ones that emerge only in fragments, that reveal the truth about a place. This is such a story. It's being told now not because the complete truth is known, but because the story nags at those familiar with its outlines, and because it says as much about Iraq's progress as it does about Iraq's resistance to change.
July 12, 2003
Re "Iraqi Puppies Wiggle Way to U.S.," July 8: Hooray for Marcy Christmas! She's a credit to the human race. Seems like her rescue of the puppies is the most positive thing to come out of the Iraq war thus far. Emmett Clark Anaheim Hills
April 29, 2005
In my humble opinion, Iraq is no better off now than it was under the rule of Saddam Hussein, and haven't we killed as many innocent civilians as he did? Mary Overbey Palos Verdes Estates