August 3, 2010

News from the Front: 08/03/2010 - Iraq

Saddam Hussein's alleged mistress tells all in new book - If it wasn't for a bowl of tabbouleh, the popular Middle Eastern cracked wheat salad, Parisoula Lampsos' life might have been much different today. (READ MORE)

Gunmen Kill Five Police At Baghdad Checkpoint - Gunmen using silenced weapons attacked a security checkpoint in the Iraqi capital after dawn Tuesday, killing five police officers, an interior ministry source said. (READ MORE)

Suspected al-Qaida militants kill 5 Iraqi soldiers - Suspected al-Qaida militants killed 5 Iraqi soldiers in a brazen dawn attack Tuesday at a western Baghdad checkpoint and planted the terror group's black banner before fleeing the scene, officials said. (READ MORE)

Maliki Says Impasse Over Iraqi Govt Not His Fault - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Monday his desire to serve a second term as prime minister was not holding up the formation of a new government and asked Iraqis to have patience. (READ MORE)

Iraqi Premier Says Opponents Want a Weak Leader - Iraq’s prime minister said Monday that his critics wanted to install a weak leader who would leave the nation split by sectarian divisions and prey to local warlords. (READ MORE)

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