BAGHDAD - The Iraqi government has done nothing to stop militias’ torture and murder of gay men, the US-based Human Rights Watch said in a report released Monday.
5 Iraqi guards face trial in Baghdad bank robbery
BAGHDAD — Five members of Iraq’s presidential guard will go on trial later this month for their alleged roles in a deadly Baghdad bank robbery, an act that illustrated the increase in crime in Iraq, a court spokesman said Thursday.
Briton appears in Iraqi court over killings
BAGHDAD — A British security contractor accused of shooting two colleagues to death made an initial appearance in an Iraqi court, a step to determine if there is sufficient evidence to charge him with murder, Iraqi and British officials said Tuesday.
Iraq: Ex-Saddam aide gets 7 years in Kurdish case
BAGHDAD — One of Saddam Hussein’s best-known lieutenants was convicted Sunday of helping to plan the forced displacement of Kurds from northeastern Iraq and sentenced to seven years in jail.
US soldier in Iraq sentenced in comrade’s shooting
BAGHDAD — The U.S. military in Iraq has sentenced a soldier to three years in jail in the shooting death of another soldier.
American kills 5 fellow soldiers at clinic in Iraq
BAGHDAD — An American Army sergeant shot and killed five fellow soldiers following an altercation at a military counseling center in Iraq Monday, officials said. The attack drew attention to the issues of combat stress and morale among soldiers serving multiple combat tours over six years of war.
Informants allege proposed Blackwater weapons dump
RALEIGH, N.C. — A defense contractor charged with trying to smuggle firearms out of Iraq claimed Blackwater guards asked him to help get rid of weapons after a deadly 2007 shooting in Baghdad, two government informants say in court documents.
BAGHDAD - Iraq’s Criminal Court Wednesday sentenced two half-brothers of former President Saddam Hussein to death for the execution of 42 merchants in 1992, and jailed close Saddam advisor Tariq Aziz for his role in the executions.