• Iraqi officials say Baghdad market bombings kill 26 people

    Updated: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A pair of car bombs exploded Wednesday at crowded popular markets in predominantly Shiite neighborhoods of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killing at least 26 people and wounding 58, authorities said. The first explosion took place in the impoverished neighborhood of al-Bayaa in southwestern Baghdad, a police official said. The blast killed at least 18 people and wounded 36, the official said. Later Wednesday, a second car bomb detonated in the northeastern neighborhood of al-Shaab, killing at least eight people and wounding 22, police said. Hospital officials corroborated the casualty figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to brief journalists. No one immed

  • 'Dozens dead' and many escape in Iraq prison break - BBC News

    Published: Sun, May 10, 2015

    At least 30 prisoners and 10 guards are killed, and 50 other inmates escape, in a prison break in Iraq, officials say, in an operation claimed by Islamic State.

  • President Obama asks Congress for authority to attack Islamic State

    By Chris Casteel, ccasteel@opubco.com | Published: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    The president sends a long-awaited draft resolution six months after U.S. air strikes began against brutal organization. Key Oklahoma lawmakers on military issues express displeasure with the president’s proposal.