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Dissension among Sunnis could wreck their election hopes

Dissension among Sunnis could wreck their election hopes

BAGHDAD — Iraq's Sunnis, long dissatisfied with the Shiite-led government, seek more power, respect and a bigger share of oil wealth in upcoming elections. But disunity among their political leaders and the sheer force of Shiite numbers threaten to derail those hopes.

October 28, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
In Iraq, many still search for missing

In Iraq, many still search for missing

NAJAF, Iraq — The graves stretch some 10 miles into the desert, in what may be the largest cemetery in the world.

October 26, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Lebanese want the world to know hummus is theirs

BEIRUT — Lebanese chefs prepared a massive plate of hummus weighing more than 2 tons Saturday that broke a world record organizers said was previously held by Israel — a bid to reaffirm proprietorship over the popular Middle Eastern dip.

October 25, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Iraq impasse over election called threat to security

BAGHDAD — A delay in the January parliamentary election could lead to chaos, a top aide to Iraq's Shiite spiritual leader warned Friday, as lawmakers remained deadlocked over legislation that would regulate the crucial national vote.

October 24, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Mortars, gunfire kill 24, wound 60 in Somalia's capital

Mortars, gunfire kill 24, wound 60 in Somalia's capital

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Mortars fired by Islamic militants slammed into Somalia's airport as the president was boarding a plane Thursday, sparking battles that killed at least 24 people when return fire hit residential areas and a market, officials said.

October 23, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Respect our borders, Iraq tells Turkey

BAGHDAD — Iraq's prime minister Thursday asked Turkey to respect its sovereignty and stop cross-border military operations against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq even as his Turkish counterpart emphasized his right to take action against terrorism.

October 16, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

250 Iraqis Saddam exiled in '91 return to homeland

BAGHDAD — Twenty families who were sent into exile in Iran by Saddam Hussein after a failed uprising returned Thursday to Iraq, another sign of Baghdad's warming relations with Tehran.

October 09, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Suicide bomber kills 6 civilians, wounds 16 in western Iraq

BAGHDAD — A suicide bomber detonated himself among mourners at a funeral in western Iraq on Monday, killing six people and wounding 16 in a region that has grown increasingly violent during the past few months.

October 06, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Al-Maliki claims backing of Sunni clans

BAGHDAD — The re-election strategy for Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki took shape Thursday as he unveiled a broad alliance for January's parliamentary voting that includes prominent Sunni clans who joined the fight against insurgents.

October 02, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Opinion: Truth is in the ear of the listener

Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean that someone's not after you. Over the past few months, a lot of writers have dusted off Richard Hofstadter's classic 1964 essay on the paranoid style in American politics just so they can explain away the loony rumors and conspiracy theories coming …

September 30, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

16 escapees sought after Iraq jailbreak

BAGHDAD — U.S. aircraft and Iraqi patrols combined in a massive manhunt Thursday after the escape of 16 prisoners — including five al-Qaida-linked inmates awaiting execution — who apparently crawled through a bathroom window in a makeshift jail on a former compound of Saddam Hussein's.

September 25, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Local store focuses on world foods

Local store focuses on world foods

A new store in Tucson is offering a global perspective on grocery shopping.

September 17, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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Local store focuses on world foods

Local store focuses on world foods

 

September 17, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Local store focuses on world foods

Local store focuses on world foods

 

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Foods from the world among the aisles of Babylon

Foods from the world among the aisles of Babylon

A new store in Tucson is offering a global perspective on grocery shopping.

September 17, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Abu Ghraib prisoners back in cells after 2-day riot

BAGHDAD — Abu Ghraib prison inmates rioted for a second straight day Friday to demand better conditions, setting fire to mattresses and seizing an assault rifle from a guard before the situation was brought under control, authorities said.

September 12, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

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