One Kenyan paper publishes a rough draft of the victory speech of one of the eight candidates in Kenya's presidential race. Admittedly, it is by a front-runner, PM Raila Odinga, but is a surprise considering Kenyans have not yet ended voting. The Independent launches what it says is a "landmark series" of articles on Iraq which the world, it argues, has forgotten. And US doctors announce good news on HIV treatment.
At least nine people were killed when a series of car bombs detonated in and around Baghdad, Iraq on Sunday, local police and health officials said. The attacks, which apparently targeted Shi'ite Muslims, injured dozens of others.
Two car bombs exploded in an upscale Shiite neighbourhood of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 20 people and injuring dozens more, officials said - the latest in a string of July bombings and shootings that have left at least 244 dead.
Much of Baghdad is shut off amid a massive security operation to protect leaders attending the Arab League Summit on March 29th. Baghdadis have been given a week off and are being encouraged to stay at home as Iraq works flat out to ensure the landmark meeting is a success.
Baghdad is back and out to prove it by hosting this year’s Arab League summit. No expense has been spared to make sure the event goes without a glitch. Plus, she is being called the Marie-Antoinette of Damascus - Syria's first lady Asma al-Assad is the target of new EU sanctions. And is Israel ready for war with Iran? Our reporter puts the question to colonels and paramedics.
A wave of seemingly coordinated attacks swept through Baghdad's neighbourhoods on Thursday, leaving dozens dead and many more injured. This, in the wake of heightened sectarian tensions between Iraq's Sunni and Shiite communities, as the country's fraglile coalition government led by Nouri al-Maliki, threatens to implode. It's perhaps not the picture of stability the United States would like to portray just days after it withdrew its remaining troops.
A mass grave containing the bodies of at least 40 men was found by Iraqi security forces Friday in Dujail, north of Baghdad. An interior ministry official said that the bodies were mainly those of taxi drivers. Three men have been arrested.
A bomb targeting a passing French diplomatic convoy on Monday injured seven Iraqis, including four guards and three passers-by, an interior ministry official said. The bomb went off near the French ambassador's residence.
A string of bomb attacks targeting police in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk killed at least 29 people and injured scores more, security officials said Thursday. The violence is the worst to have hit the country in nearly two months.