Middle East

  • Mourners carry the coffin of a victim of violence before his burial in the Shiite holy city of Najaf. Violence has claimed the lives of 2,417 Iraqis in June, making it the deadliest month so far this year, July 1, 2014.
  • A view of the Wadi al-Salam, or "Valley of Peace" cemetery in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, 160 kilometers south of Baghdad, Iraq, July 1, 2014.
  • Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki (center) attends a session at the parliament headquarters in Baghdad, July 1, 2014.
  • Newly elected Iraqi parliament members attend the first session of parliament in the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad, July 1, 2014.
  • A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter washes in a river under a bridge on the front line with militants from the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), in Mariam Bek village, June 30, 2014.

Developments in Iraq

Published July 01, 2014

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