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Iraqi ‘emos’ victims of brutal killings

BAGHDAD — Iraqi teenagers widely perceived to be gay are being brutally killed in Baghdad with Shiite militias distributing lists of targets warning of further assaults, officials and human rights groups say. At least 15 teenagers, described as “emos” for their tight-fitting black clothes and alternative hairstyles, have been stoned,…

Baghdad blasts kill 21 in Shiite districts

A spate of blasts against Shiite enclaves in Baghdad killed at least 21 people on Thursday, officials said, as Iraq grapples with a political row that has stoked sectarian tensions. The violence, which left dozens more wounded, was the worst since a series of explosions across the Iraqi capital on…

Iraq protesters demand electricity, jobs

KIRKUK, Iraq — Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of Iraqi cities on Tuesday, inspired by popular protests around the Arab world, to demand job-creation programmes and better electricity supplies. The biggest turnout was in Fallujah where about 800 protesters marched through the city of western Iraq that a…

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