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World Nov 08Tension rises in Iraq after failed bid to assassinate prime minister
Troops and patrols have deployed around Baghdad following the failed assassination attempt with armed drones that targeted Iraq’s prime minister in his residence.
Politics Oct 18Iraqis still blame Powell for role in Iraq war
For many Iraqis, the name Colin Powell conjures up one image: the man who as U.S. secretary of State went before the U.N. Security Council in 2003 to make the case for war against their country.
World Oct 11Early results show record low turnout in Iraq’s election
Voter turnout in Iraq's elections was 41 percent, according to preliminary results announced Monday.
World Oct 10Iraq’s parliamentary vote marred by boycott, voter apathy
Although authorities gave in and called the early elections, the death toll and the heavy-handed crackdown - as well as a string of targeted assassinations - prompted many who took part in the protests to later call for a boycott…
Politics Jul 26WATCH: Biden says U.S. combat mission in Iraq to conclude in 2021
President Joe Biden said Monday the U.S. military’s combat mission in Iraq will conclude by the end of the year, setting out a timeline for American forces to formally step back in their fight against ISIS in Iraq.
World May 26Tensions rise in Baghdad after arrest of militia commander
Iraqi security forces have arrested a senior militia commander on terrorism charges, sparking a tense showdown in Baghdad. The Wednesday arrest of militia leader Qassim Mahmoud Musleh was based on a judicial investigation and arrest warrant.
World Mar 06Pope, top Iraq Shiite cleric deliver message of coexistence
Pope Francis walked through a narrow alley in Iraq’s holy city of Najaf for a historic meeting with the country’s top Shiite cleric Saturday, and together they delivered a powerful message of peaceful coexistence in a country still reeling from…
World Feb 26WATCH: U.S. strike, first under Biden, kills Iran-backed militiaman in Syria
The Pentagon said the strikes were retaliation for a rocket attack in Iraq earlier this month that killed one civilian contractor and wounded a U.S. service member and other coalition troops.
World Jan 21Twin suicide bombings rock central Baghdad, at least 32 dead
Twin suicide bombings ripped through a busy market in the Iraqi capital Thursday, killing at least 32 people and wounding dozens, officials said.
World May 06Former Iraqi intelligence chief approved as new premier
Iraq's former spy chief has been sworn in as the prime minister by lawmakers after weeks of tense political negotiations as the country faces a severe economic crisis spurred by the coronavirus pandemic.