Deadliest attack took place in Baghdad's Shia northern Shaab neighbourhood
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Saturday 06 March 2010
Friday 05 March 2010
A string of blasts ripped through Baghdad targeting early voters and killing 17 people yesterday, raising tensions in an already nervous city as early ballots are cast for Sunday's parliamentary elections.
Friday 12 February 2010
Written as email exchanges between a BBC World Service journalist ensconced in the middle-class haven of North London and a beleagured Iraqi academic (and Chaucer expert) in Baghdad, this could have been a lazy format for a book in our blogosphere age.
Tuesday 02 February 2010
A female suicide bomber killed at least 54 people yesterday after detonating an explosives belt among a group of Shia pilgrims in the Iraqi capital.
Friday 29 January 2010
From its opening scene of everyday torture in Roman courts to its valedictory reminder that the Caliphs of Baghdad were for a century "the strongest power in the world", this epic of European history between 400 and 1000AD leaves no cliché unchallenged.
Wednesday 27 January 2010
The British computer expert held hostage in Iraq for more than two years revealed last night that he was tortured and subjected to mock executions.
Monday 25 January 2010
Three car bombs exploded today near three Baghdad hotels popular with Western journalists and businessmen, killing at least 24 people and wounding scores more, Iraqi police said.
Saturday 02 January 2010
Thursday 31 December 2009
Twin suicide bombs killed at least 26 and wounded more than 100 in Iraq's Sunni Arab heartland yesterday, and a roadside bomb killed seven pilgrims returning from a Shia Muslim religious festival.
Wednesday 09 December 2009
British occupying forces were unprepared for the problems they faced running Iraq after invading in 2003, the official inquiry into the war heard today.
Tuesday 08 December 2009
Car bombs killed at least 112 people in Baghdad today, police said, leaving pools of blood, charred buses and scattered body parts in a brutal reminder of the threat from Iraq's stubborn insurgency.
Tuesday 08 December 2009
Britain today condemned a series of bomb attacks which killed more than 100 people in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
Monday 19 October 2009
Wednesday 14 October 2009
Security in Baghdad is better than the slaughter of two or three years ago, but this still leaves it as perhaps the most dangerous city in the world after Mogadishu. It is certainly worse than Kabul.
Sunday 13 September 2009
The Orb these days are founder member Dr Alex Patterson and Thomas Fehlmann, whose influence in moving them Berlin-wards, towards minimal techno and glitch-dub, has put the Orb more in touch with current trends than at any time since they were setting them 20 years ago. But Patterson's sampledelic zaniness persists.
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