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Fragile Baghdad rocked by bombs

Staff members of Chinese Embassy in Iraq start repair work

Staff members of Chinese Embassy to Iraq cover the broken window with a plastic sheet at the embassy, Baghdad of Iraq, Oct. 26, 2009. Full story

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Major bombings in Iraq in 2009

The following are major bombing attacks in Iraq since January 2009.

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Staff members of Chinese Embassy in Iraq start repair work

2009-10-27 03:17:13 GMT Xinhua English Staff members of Chinese Embassy to Iraq cover the broken window with a plastic sheet at the embassy, Baghdad of Iraq, Oct. 26, 2009.

Iraq steps up security after blasts kill 155

2009-10-27 03:08:18 GMT SINA.com Iraq's government made progress on a new election law that could ease tensions and pledged tighter security Monday after suicide bombings claimed at least 155 lives, including as many as two dozen children trapped in a bus leaving a day care center.

Bombings target government in Baghdad, 147 killed

2009-10-26 01:24:09 GMT SINA.com A pair of suicide car bombings Sunday devastated the heart of Iraq's capital, killing at least 147 people in the country's deadliest attack in more than two years. The bombs targeted two government buildings and called into question Iraq's ability to protect its people as U.S. forces withdraw.

Twin truck bombings kill, wound hundreds of Iraqis in Baghdad

2009-10-25 16:24:55 GMT Xinhua English by Jamal Hashim

China "shocked" by latest car bombings in Iraq

2009-10-27 01:49:39 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- China said Tuesday it was shocked by the latest car bombings in Iraq.

UN Security Council strongly condemns car-bombing attacks in Iraq

2009-10-26 01:53:10 GMT Xinhua English UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- The UN Security Council on Sunday strongly condemned the twin car bombing attacks in central Baghdad, capital of Iraq, and "underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice."

U.S. strongly condemns Baghdad bombings

2009-10-25 21:57:34 GMT Xinhua English WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama strongly condemned on Sunday the suicide bombings in Iraqi capital Baghdad, which killed over 130 people and injured some 500 others.

U.S. top officials in Iraq condemn Baghdad twin bombings

2009-10-25 19:57:12 GMT Xinhua English BAGHDAD, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- Top U.S. officials in Iraq condemned Sunday's deadly twin bombings in central Baghdad, calling on Iraqi people to work together to resist violence and intimidation attempts ahead of the country's national elections.

Bloody Sunday a heavy blow for Iraqi gov't

2009-10-27 13:13:54 GMT Xinhua English by Xinhua writer Liu Si

Iraqi media agitated by Baghdad deadly attacks

2009-10-26 15:18:52 GMT Xinhua English by Jamal Hashim

Iraqi PM approaches Sunnis for nationwide elections

2009-09-30 19:05:52 GMT Xinhua English by Subhy Haddad and Shaalan Ahmed

Backgrounder: Major bombings in Iraq since January, 2009

2009-10-26 09:42:59 GMT Xinhua English BAGHDAD, March 24 (Xinhua) -- A suicide blast at a funeral tent in Iraq's central Diyala province killed at least 25 people on Monday. Though Iraq has witnessed a sharp decline in violence since 2008, bombings still plague the war-torn country.

Backgrounder: Key figures about Iraq war

2009-10-26 09:42:37 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, March 20 (Xinhua) -- As the Iraq war entered its 7th year, the war-torn country is still facing a shaky future and has a long way to go before becoming stable and normal.

Backgrounder: Basic facts about Iran-Iraq relations

2009-10-26 09:42:14 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, March 2 (Xinhua) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in Iraq Sunday, becoming the first Iranian president to visit Iraq since Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution.

Yearender: Iraq's reconciliation remains on rocks

2009-10-26 09:41:50 GMT Xinhua English BAGHDAD, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- With the dropout of a slew of ministers and delay of critical legislations, Iraq's bumpy political process is still on the rocks, which would put the recently improved security into harm's way once more.