Thursday 26 April 2018

Sectarian fury, Syria turmoil pressure Iraq

  A fugitive vice president condemned to death and rallying opposition to Iraq's "sectarian" prime minister, fresh bloodshed in the streets and the entire Middle East divided by religion over the war across the bord


Iraq blasts kill 100 after VP gets death sentence

A series of bombs ripped through mainly Shi'ite Baghdad districts on Sunday after Iraq's fugitive Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi was sentenced to death, ending one of the bloodiest days of the year with more than 100 killed across the c


Qatar rejects Iraq request on Hashemi

Qatar said it will not hand Iraqi Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi - accused by the Iraqi authorities of running death squads - over to his own government. Iraq, whose sectarian divisions risk reoopening over the case against Hashemi, one


Iraq tells Qatar to return fugitive VP Hashemi

Baghdad told Qatar on Monday to return fugitive Vice President Tareq Al-Hashemi, whose case has fuelled political tensions that are threatening to upset Iraq's fragile sectarian balance. Al-Hashemi, one of Iraq's top Sunni politici

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