Iraqi VP Hashemi Call His Death Sentence ‘Unjust’

The vice president of Iraq, a prominent Sunni Muslim who was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in a trial conducted in absentia, denounced the verdict on Monday as “false and unjust,” depicting the court’s finding as “an acquittal, confirming my innocence.” The verdict on Sunday coincided with a wave of bombings and

Explosions kill 58 in Iraq, French consulate hit

At least 58 people were killed in attacks across Iraq on Sunday, including a car bomb outside a French consulate. Iraq’s conflict has eased since its height in 2006-2007 when sectarian slaughter killed thousands. But Sunni Islamists and an al Qaeda affiliate still launch about one major attack a month in an effort to reignite […]