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Baghdad

Iraq protesters pour into streets for biggest protest day since Saddam

In Baghdad, protesters had set up checkpoints in the streets leading into and surrounding Tahrir Square, redirecting traffic.

02 Nov 2019 4:43 PM

ISIS leader Baghdadi’s aide was key to his capture: Iraqi intel officers

The Nusra Front and Islamic State were rivals who fought bloody battles against each other in the Syrian war.

28 Oct 2019 10:53 AM

'Number of Syrian refugees crossing into Iraq from Syria has increased': UN

Turkey had launched the offensive on Oct 9 after US announced withdrawal of its troops from northern Syria.

26 Oct 2019 12:42 PM

Iraq: 12 civilians killed in minibus explosion outside Karbala

This was one of the biggest attacks targeting civilians since the extremist Islamic State group was declared defeated inside Iraq in 2017.

21 Sep 2019 11:28 AM

Iraq’s stability on the line as US, Iran tensions soar

Nowhere is that being felt more than in Iraq, where Shia forces linked to Iran pose a growing challenge to government authority.

20 Sep 2019 7:12 PM

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6 killed in IS mortar attack on soccer field in Iraq

The area of the attack, southeast of the city of Kirkuk, is controlled by Iran-supported militias known as the Popular Mobilization Forces.

25 Aug 2019 5:49 PM

Iraq sets up 'loophole' in US sanctions to buy Iranian power

Iraq has an outstanding bill of around 2 billion for previous gas and electricity purchases, according to Iranian Oil Minister.

02 Jul 2019 1:11 PM

Iraq court sentences fourth French ISIS member to death, France opposes

In a statement, the French foreign ministry said following the judgment that it respected the sovereignty of the Iraqi authorities.

28 May 2019 8:53 AM

Iraq wants to be peacemaker as Washington-Tehran feud heats up

In recent weeks, tensions between Washington and Tehran soared over America deploying an aircraft carrier, B-52 bombers to the Persian Gulf.

27 May 2019 9:58 AM

Iran foreign minister Javad Zarif visits Iraq to discuss tension with US

According to Iraq's state-run Iraqiya channel, Zarif held meetings with top Iraqi leaders, including Iraqi President Barham Salih.

26 May 2019 9:07 AM

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Protestors in Iraq urge Baghdad to stay out of US-Iran conflict

Politicians and Shi’ite paramilitary leaders have called for calm and the Iraqi government has tried to position itself as a mediator.

25 May 2019 9:54 AM

Rocket struck near US Embassy in Baghdad, amid escalating tension

Tensions between the US and Iran have been high since Washington withdrew last year from the 2015 nuclear deal.

20 May 2019 12:10 PM

Pompeo speaks of 'urgent' Iran threat on his surprise visit to Iraq

Iraq has promised to guarantee the safety of US interests from Iran, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday.

08 May 2019 8:33 AM

Iraq seeks to reclaim influential role, status in Arab world

After decades of conflict, Iraq is seeking to reclaim a leadership role and status in the Arab world with a centrist policy.

15 Apr 2019 1:48 PM

Japan's ambassador Fumio Iwai: Iraq's loving social media celeb departs

Iwai has been in post in Baghdad for less than 3 yrs, but his fan base reaches far beyond heavily fortified walls of diplomatic Green Zone.

19 Jul 2018 7:33 PM

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Iraq executes 13 death row ISIS terrorists to avenge civilian killings

Around 20,000 were arrested in a three-year battle by Iraqi forces to drive out IS, which had seized western and northern Iraq in 2014.

29 Jun 2018 9:12 PM

Iraq executes 12 ISIS terrorists on death row in retaliation to killings

Executions on Thursday came shortly after Abadi ordered 'immediate' implementation of death sentences of hundreds of convicted terrorists.

29 Jun 2018 3:20 PM

Iraq votes in first nationwide election since declaring win over ISIS

Polls opened across Iraq on Saturday in the first national election since the declaration of victory over the Islamic State group.

12 May 2018 11:54 AM

Iraqi journalist who threw shoe at George W Bush running for Parliament

Muntazer al-Zaidi shot to prominence in Dec 2008 when he flung his shoe at Bush who was holding press conference in Baghdad.

06 May 2018 12:30 PM

Love meets election fever: Iraqi man uses poll campaign to win back ex-fiancée

He created an 'electoral list' and aptly called it 'Love and Loyalty', composing a poem for Assouz, a pseudonym for his fiancée.

02 May 2018 2:54 PM

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