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News Topic - Baghdad

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Iraq says planned Baghdad wall not change demographics A spokesman for Iraqs prime minister said Sunday that a security wall is being built around Baghdad but that it is not politically motivated or aimed at achieving demographic change.
Washington Post | Feb 7, 2016 7:46 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iraq's Abadi dismisses Baghdad wall plans Iraqi Prime Minister dismisses plans to build a wall around the Iraqi capital Saturday night according to a statement released by his office
GoErie.com | Feb 7, 2016 11:02 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Erie, Pennsylvania
Iraqs Abadi dismisses Baghdad wall plans The Iraqi Prime Minister is dismissing plans to build a wall around the Iraqi capital, according to a statement released by his office Saturday night.
Washington Post | Feb 7, 2016 06:25 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iraqi PM rejects idea of building security wall around Baghdad BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Saturday dismissed plans announced by the military this week to build a concrete wall around Baghdad in a bid to prevent attacks by Islamic State militants.
Reuters | Feb 6, 2016 5:12 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric suspends weekly political sermons BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric said on Friday he would no longer deliver regular weekly sermons about political affairs, which for years have been a source of guidance for Iraqi politicians and his millions of followers.
Reuters | Feb 5, 2016 11:26 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Senators preparing emergency aid for Kurds Right now, any assistance the United States sends to the Kurds goes through Baghdad.
Washington Post | Feb 4, 2016 7:57 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Iraq will surround Baghdad with a 10ft-high wall to prevent ISIS entering city Defence measures are being constructed to guard Iraq's capital Baghdad against a string of car bombs and shootings that have left nine dead and 33 wounded recently (pictured, Iraqi forces)
Mail Online | Feb 4, 2016 7:54 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Next front: Libya; walls around Baghdad; and everything that's wrong with the F-35 Read full story for latest details.
Washington Post | Feb 4, 2016 4:36 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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How blank books are rebuilding Baghdad's war-torn library At its height, the college of fine arts library at the University of Baghdad housed more than 70,000 books. From floor to ceiling, the topics ranged from the history of art, modern forms of art, and oral history.
CNN.com | Feb 4, 2016 3:15 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
world briefing: Iraq: Baghdad to Get a Security Wall and Trench The construction will be an effort to prevent militant attacks and reduce the large number of checkpoints inside the city.
New York Times | Feb 4, 2016 05:32 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend