Articles by Sameer N. Yacoub



Scores of Corpses Found in Baghdad

  • 14 September 06
  • The Associated Press
Police find 65 bodies bearing signs of torture dumped around the Baghdad area.

Bomber Strikes Iraqi Party's Offices

  • 16 August 06
  • The Associated Press
A suicide bomber killed nine people at the party headquarters of the Iraqi president, as fierce gun battles between supporters of an anti-American Shiite cleric and Iraqi forces left at least six people dead Tuesday, officials said.

Deadly Car Bombs Hit Baghdad

  • 10 March 06
  • The Associated Press
A dust storm driven by howling wind enveloped the Iraqi capital Thursday, muffling the sound of a series of heavy explosions, including two car bombs that killed at least 11 people and wounded 15 -- all of them civilian passersby, police said.

Iraqi Leaders Prepare for Unity Talks

  • 23 January 06
  • The Associated Press
Iraq's dominant Shiite leaders over the weekend prepared for talks with Kurdish and Sunni Arab politicians in a U.S.-backed bid to form a national unity government following Friday's announcement of uncertified final results from Iraq's Dec. 15 elections.

10 Killed in Attack on Iraqi Security Convoy

  • 19 January 06
  • The Associated Press
Police said gunmen killed at least 10 security personnel Wednesday and seized an engineer from Malawi in an ambush in a deadly western district of Baghdad. Iraqi authorities, meanwhile, held out hope that a kidnapped American reporter would be released.

Iraqis Count Votes in Constitution Referendum

  • 17 October 05
  • The Associated Press
After a surprisingly peaceful election day, officials say the measure appears to have passed.

Wave of Violence Kills Scores in Iraq

  • 30 September 05
  • The Associated Press
At least 60 people die in a series of car bombings north of Baghdad.

700 Pilgrims Killed in Iraq Stampede

  • 01 September 05
  • The Associated Press
Panic engulfed thousands of Shiites marching across a bridge when rumors spread that a suicide bomber was about to attack.

Grim Discoveries in Iraq Amid Surge of Violence

  • 21 April 05
  • The Associated Press
The bodies of more than 50 people have been recovered from the Tigris River and have been identified, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani said Wednesday.

Pre-Election Violence Escalates

  • 28 January 05
  • The Associated Press
Eleven Iraqis and one U.S. Marine were killed Thursday as insurgents clashed with U.S. troops and blew up a school slated to serve as a polling center -- pre-election violence that followed the deadliest day for U.S. troops since the war's start. Another U.S. soldier died in an accident.

Iraqi Insurgents Target Sunday's Poll Stations

  • 27 January 05
  • The Associated Press
Insurgents staged attacks against U.S. forces, schools to be used as polling stations and political party offices on Wednesday, as they pressed a bloody campaign to undermine Iraq's weekend elections.

Blast Kills 35 at Baghdad Military Base

  • 18 June 04
  • The Associated Press
A sport utility vehicle packed with artillery shells slammed into a crowd of people waiting to volunteer Thursday for the Iraqi military, killing at least 35 people and wounding at least 138, authorities said. A U.S. military officer said the bombing was believed to be a suicide attack.

FBI Looks for Clues, Annan Says UN to Stay

  • 21 August 03
  • The Associated Press
The FBI said Wednesday that the bomb that ripped through UN headquarters here was made from 1,000 pounds of old munitions including one single 500 pound bomb, all of the materials from Saddam Hussein's prewar arsenal that required no ""great degree of sophistication"" to build.

United Nations Headquarters in Iraq Is Bombed

  • 20 August 03
  • The Associated Press
A suicide attacker set off a truck bomb Tuesday outside the hotel housing the UN headquarters, U.S. officials said. At least 20 UN workers and Iraqis were killed, including the chief UN official in Iraq, and 100 were wounded.

Iraqi Parliament Condemns UN Text

  • 12 November 02
  • The Associated Press
Iraq's parliament condemned a tough, new UN resolution as full of lies and ill intentions during a special session Monday in which a senior lawmaker urged it be rejected.

U.S. Courts Council as Iraq Spurns Plan

  • 30 September 02
  • The Associated Press
Iraq has defiantly rejected a U.S.-British plan for the United Nations to force Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to disarm and open his palaces for weapons searches.

Iraqi Intelligence Says Nidal Shot Himself

  • 22 August 02
  • The Associated Press
Palestinian renegade Abu Nidal, once the world's most wanted terrorist, shot himself in the mouth as Iraqi officials waited to take him to court, the head of Iraqi intelligence said Wednesday.

Iraq Feels It May Become a Target

  • 24 September 01
  • The Associated Press
Despite denying any link to the terror attacks in the United States, Iraq considers itself a possible target in the U.S. campaign against terrorism, the Iraqi vice president said.