The suicide bomber, who was disguised in a police uniform, struck in the Diyala province north of Baghdad, killing at least 32 people and wounding 80, security and medical officials said.
Earlier, coordinated blasts in the town of Hafriyah, south of the capital, killed nine people, while twin bombings in the northern oil city of Kirkuk wounded five.
The scale and scope of the transformation that the country embarked on after the demise of Saddam Hussein's autocratic regime by the US, is unprecedented.
Iraq has had to wrestle with political, social and economic transformations to clear the legacy of both Saddam's era and the US occupation, analysis of the transitional process, however, shows that the outome has been abysmal, underscoring a gap between aspirations and achievements.
Iraq's disruption since the US invasion in 2003 is a national, if not an existential, quandary of great proportion
Iran’s enrichment program has grown steadily, from a single cascade of 164 centrifuges in 2003 to more than 10,000 operating centrifuges today.
Exposing the true realities & results of the Pawn of Satan George W Bush unfaithful actions
In 2003, President Bush should have spent the extensive political capital then at his disposal on preventing Iran going nuclear rather than on trying to democratize Iraq
The same unfaithful actions, that give rise; to the areas of the 3 horns
The Israeli military must adapt to fighting a Hezbollah with urban warfare experience and the ability to launching offensives of its own.
There has been repeated attempts to transfer advanced weaponry to Hezbollah despite Israel’s warnings (which, according to officials in Washington, Israel has enforced with at least six air strikes on Syria this year).
The help Iran and Hezbollah have given Syrian President Bashar Assad’s embattled regime has put the Syrian dictator under much greater obligation to his partners than he was before.
"As long as the reasons (to fight in Syria) remain, our presence there will remain, our fighters are present on Syrian soil...to confront all the dangers it faces from the international, regional and takfiri attack on this country and region,"
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said on Thursday his group
“We don't need your cover for our presence in Syria neither today nor in the future,” he said, a day after al-Mustaqbal movement leader ex-PM Saad Hariri said the alliance will not be under any circumstance a partner in a political process that gives Hizbullah a cover to its participation in the Syrian war.
Which is not the only unfaithful actions
It's hard to see how widening fissures with the one country essential to Israel's security – and pursuing policies that will further isolate Israel – is a smart political play. But then again, no one ever accused Benjamin Netanyahu of being much of a long-term thinker.
Without a deal, Tehran will have little reason to stop its uranium enrichment program (even if remaining still short of producing an actual nuclear bomb). A deal with Iran remains the best hope of delaying that possibility – short of the use of military force – which is far from guaranteed to work in delaying Iran's nuclear ambitions and would even further isolate Israel.
No wonder the unfaithful hide in the darkness
The White House and US State Department has refused to declassify pre- and post-war communications between George W Bush and Tony Blair.
Sir John wrote to Cameron asking to see 25 notes Blair sent to Bush as well as 130 records of conversations between Blair, Gordon Brown and Bush, the inquiry, which was set up by Gordon Brown in 2009, has reached its conclusions but they are yet to be published. The due date of the much delayed report is unclear.
While the popcorn continues to pop, even down to the very kernel the May 15th Prophecy informed you to watch
More than 5,000 people have fled their homes in western Indonesia in recent days following a series of violent volcanic eruptions.
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The upper classes of any global empire feel certain that God is on their side. The Bushes feel that now as surely as the Balfours did a hundred years ago – and two thousand years ago the Caesars believed that gods were actually among their family members.
None of them were good news for the inhabitants of Palestine, and I can't help feeling that Bush and his Texan Zionists are not so close to Jesus as they are to the Romans who crucified him.
Some people think George W Bush did as much as he could to bring about Armageddon with his earlier interventions in the Middle East. But not the man himself, apparently. He has signed up for a fundraising event for the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute
Sinkholes are common in Florida because the peninsula is made up of porous carbonate rocks such as limestone that store and help move water underground. Over time, the rocks can dissolve, creating a void under the limestone roof. When dirt, clay or sand gets too heavy for the limestone roof, it can collapse, creating a sinkhole.
In August, sections of a building at a resort near Orlando collapsed into a sinkhole; no one was injured there.
On Feb. 28, Jeffrey Bush died when a sinkhole opened under his bedroom in Seffner, Fla. His body was never recovered.