• Iraq January 3, 2021 9:35 pm

    Rally in Baghdad Marks 1 Year Since Iran General's Killing

    Thousands of Iraqis are converging on a landmark Baghdad square on the anniversary of the killing of a powerful Iranian general and a top Iraqi militia leader in a U.S. drone strike

  • Iraq November 17, 2020 11:32 pm

    Iraqi Military Says Rocket Attack in Baghdad Kills Child

    Iraq’s military says rockets have struck Iraq’s capital with four landing inside the heavily fortified Green Zone, killing a child and wounding at least five people and signaling an end to an informal truce announced by Iran-backed militias in October

  • Iraq March 17, 2020 11:35 pm

    Iraqi Officials Say Rockets Strike Baghdad's Green Zone

    Iraqi security officials say at least three rockets struck Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone near the American Embassy

  • Iraq February 16, 2020 8:30 am

    Rockets Strike Near US Embassy in Baghdad; No Injuries

    U.S. and Iraqi officials say at least four rockets hit near the sprawling U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and a Iraqi base hosting American troops inside the Green Zone

  • Iraq January 27, 2020 9:33 pm

    Nighttime Mortar Attack on US Embassy in Baghdad Injured 1

    A top U.S. military commander says a mortar attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad injured one American national and caused material damage

  • Iraq January 24, 2020 1:07 pm

    Thousands Protest in Baghdad, Demanding US Troops Leave Iraq

    Thousands have rallied in Baghdad to demand American troops leave the country, though their numbers fell short of the “million-man” march called for by an influential Shiite cleric

  • Iraq November 30, 2019 9:12 pm

    Iraqi PM Formally Submits Resignation Amid More Violence

    Three anti-government protesters were shot dead and at least 58 wounded in Baghdad and southern Iraq on Saturday, security and medical officials said, as Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi formally submitted his resignation to parliament. Lawmakers were expected to either vote or accept outright Abdul-Mahdi’s resignation letter in a parliamentary session Sunday, two members of parliament said. The prime minister announced...

  • Iraq November 27, 2019 10:30 pm

    Iraq Protesters Burn Down Iran Consulate in Najaf

    Anti-government protesters burned down an Iranian consulate building in southern Iraq on Wednesday, while six protesters were killed by security forces who fired live rounds amid ongoing violence in the country, Iraqi officials said Wednesday. Protesters torched the consulate in the holy city of Najaf in the evening. One protester was killed and at least 35 people were wounded when...

  • Iraq November 2, 2019 8:06 pm

    Security Forces Kill Protester in Iraq, Wound Dozens

    Iraqi security forces fired tear gas and live ammunition to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters Saturday, killing at least one and wounding more than 200 in the capital Baghdad and in the country’s south, police officials and a semi-official human rights commission said. The largest protest took place in Baghdad, where tens of thousands of people gathered in and near...

  • Iraq October 29, 2019 10:27 am

    18 Killed in Attack Against Protesters in Iraq's Karbala

    Masked gunmen opened fire at Iraqi protesters in the Shiite holy city of Karbala on Tuesday, killing 18 people and wounding hundreds, security officials said, in one of the deadliest single attacks on protesters since anti-government demonstrations erupted earlier this month. The attack, which happened overnight, came as Iraqis took to the streets for a fifth consecutive day, protesting their...

  • Iraq October 6, 2019 9:16 pm

    Iraq Blames ‘Malicious' Hands as Toll From Unrest Tops 100

    Twelve anti-government demonstrators were killed Sunday in ongoing protests in the capital Baghdad, the latest fatalities in six days of clashes that have left more than 100 dead and thousands wounded. Iraq’s government has scrambled to contain the popular anger that has racked Baghdad and a number of southern cities since Tuesday. Security forces responded with a crackdown on the...

  • judge August 14, 2019 6:51 pm

    Ex-Blackwater Contractor Sentenced to Life in Iraq Shootings

    A former Blackwater security contractor was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for his role in the 2007 shooting of unarmed civilians in Iraq that left 14 people dead. Federal judge Royce Lamberth issued the sentence after a succession of friends and relatives requested leniency for Nicholas Slatten, who was found guilty of first-degree murder by a jury in December....

  • Trump administration May 9, 2019 11:35 am

    Pompeo Skips Visit to Greenland Amid New Tensions With Iran

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has cancelled a visit to Greenland to return to Washington amid an escalation of tensions with Iran. Pompeo had been due to wrap up a trip to Europe on Thursday with a stop in Greenland aimed at promoting the Trump administration’s Arctic policies. Those policies were criticized earlier this week for not containing the...

  • Donald Trump February 4, 2019 11:49 pm

    Iraqi President Hits Back at Trump Over US Army Presence

    Iraq’s president hit back at Donald Trump Monday for saying U.S. troops should stay in Iraq to keep an eye on neighboring Iran, saying the U.S. leader did not ask for Iraq’s permission to do so. “We find these comments strange,” said Barham Salih, speaking at a forum in Baghdad.

  • Donald Trump December 28, 2018 12:39 pm

    Trump's Reveal of SEAL Team in Iraq Could Endanger Its Members: Expert

    President Donald Trump exposed the faces of members of U.S. Navy SEAL Team 5 during his surprise trip to Iraq this week, and one expert said it could possibly put them in danger, NBC News reported. During his post-Christmas visit to troops in Iraq, his first trip to a combat zone since he was sworn in last year, the president...

  • head November 26, 2018 7:53 am

    Number of Injured in 6.3 Magnitude Iran Quake Rises to 716

    Iranian authorities said Monday that the number of injured in the magnitude 6.3 earthquake in western Iran the previous night has risen to 716. No fatalities were reported from the temblor. According to Iran’s state television, most of the injured were immediately released from hospitals and suffered only slight injuries in the quake on Sunday night. The TV said 37...

  • head November 26, 2018 2:12 am

    Over 500 Hurt in Magnitude 6.3 Earthquake in Western Iran

    A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck western Iran near its border with Iraq on Sunday night, injuring more than 500 people and sending fearful residents running into the streets, authorities said. The Sunday temblor hit near Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran’s Kermanshah province, which was the epicenter of an earthquake last year that killed more than 600 people and where some still...

  • food February 24, 2020 11:58 pm

    Marine Reunites With Stray Dogs He Adopted From Iraq

    A local Marine was reunited Wednesday with three stray dogs he fell in love with while deployed in Iraq.

  • head September 27, 2017 8:39 pm

    Kurdish Region in Iraq Votes Overwhelmingly for Independence

    Iraq’s Kurds voted overwhelmingly in favor of independence from Iraq, but faced being left stranded after Baghdad ordered international flights to halt service to Kurdish airports starting Friday. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ruled out the use of force, but vowed to take other measures to keep his country from breaking apart as the standoff looked set to worsen. The...

  • president September 16, 2017 9:08 pm

    Iraq Could Use Force If Kurdish Referendum Leads to Violence

    Iraq is prepared to intervene militarily if the Kurdish region’s planned independence referendum results in violence, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview Saturday. If the Iraqi population is “threatened by the use of force outside the law, then we will intervene militarily,” he said. Iraq’s Kurdish region plans to hold the referendum on support...

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