Nouri al-Maliki
  • Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, center right, shakes hands with Kurdish regional President Massoud Barzani, center left, upon his arrival in Irbil, 350 kilometers (217 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, June 9, 2013.

    The visit came as a border guard was killed, two others wounded in clashes along the Syrian border, in latest sign that Syrian civil war risks spilling over into Iraq.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 09, 2013, 10:31 AM EDT
  • In this photo taken on Monday, May 20, 2013, Ali Karim weeps over his daughter's coffin before her burial in the holy Shiite city of Najaf, 160 kilometers (100 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq.

    Explosion is latest in a string of attacks in a week of the most sustained sectarian violence since U.S. troops withdrew more than a year ago.

    LAST UPDATE : May 21, 2013, 7:34 PM EDT