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Stories with place: Baghdad
  • Iraq's top cleric demands real steps in fighting corruption 
    Updated: Sep-04-15 9:44 am

    BAGHDAD - Iraq's top Shiite cleric said on Friday the government must start hunting the "big heads" as part of its anti-corruption drive, calling for "convincing and assuring steps" as proof of the government's seriousness in implementing its highly-touted reform plan.

  • Iraq's economy battered by Islamic State war, low oil prices 
    Updated: Aug-18-15 11:19 am

    BAGHDAD - In business since the 1960s, Karim al-Aboudi's family has seen Iraq's economy boom with oil wealth and bust through wars and the 2003 U.S.-led invasion, but today marks the worst downturn he's seen in decades.

  • Life in Sadr City: 'We are living in a state of fear' 
    Updated: Aug-13-15 5:27 pm

    BAGHDAD - In this torrid Baghdad summer, Karim Kadim, his wife and five children have been sleeping in their living room, where the air conditioning works best and often muffles noise from the street. But nothing could drown out the thunderclap that roused the family about 5:45 a.m. Thursday.