Suicide bomber kills many in Iraq

At least 12 people killed and more than a dozen wounded in Iraq's Diyala province.

    The attack took place in a popular restaurant in Khanaqin, a town bordering the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region in northern Iraq.

    Friction

    The town has been a source of friction between Kurds and the Arab-run central government.

    Hundreds of Kurds complained on election day that they couldn't find their names on voter registration lists.

    Election results announced on Thursday show that the Dawa party led by Nuri al-Maliki, Iraq's prime minister, has won in Baghdad and eight other provinces.

    That strong showing would give al-Maliki - once seen as a weak leader installed by more powerful Shia parties - his own power base in the provinces and strengthen his hand ahead of the national elections.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

    Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

    This part of 'The Crusades: An Arab Perspective' explores the birth of the Muslim revival in the face of the Crusades.

    Going undercover as a sex worker

    Going undercover as a sex worker

    A photojournalist describes how she posed as a prostitute to follow the trade in human flesh.

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    It's time to change the way we talk and think about Africa.