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World Oct 04Death toll in Iraq anti-government protests rises to 42
Iraq’s top Shiite cleric on Friday urged political leaders and the protesters to pull back “before it is too late.”…
World Oct 03Iraqi protesters defy curfew as violence leaves 33 dead
Authorities cut internet access in much of Iraq since late Wednesday in a desperate move to curb the rallies. By Thursday afternoon, the curfew was extended to three other southern provinces.
World Sep 10Iraqi pilgrims killed in stampede during holiday
It was the deadliest stampede in recent history during Ashoura commemorations, when hundreds of thousands of people converge on the city, some 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Baghdad, for the occasion every year.
World Aug 26Iraq coalition calls Israeli strikes a ‘declaration of war’
The Fatah Coalition said it holds the United States fully responsible for the alleged Israeli aggression, "which we consider to be a declaration of war on Iraq and its people." The coalition is a parliament bloc representing Iran-backed paramilitary militias…
World May 19Rocket attack hits near U.S. Embassy in Baghdad’s Green Zone
A rocket crashed Sunday night in the Iraqi capital’s heavily fortified Green Zone, landing less than a mile from the sprawling U.S. Embassy, an Iraqi military spokesman said.
World Mar 21Overloaded ferry sinks in Tigris near Iraq’s Mosul, killing at least 83
The accident occurred as scores of people were out in the tourist area celebrating the Kurdish new year and the arrival of spring.
World Feb 21More than 150 Islamic State militants handed over to Iraq from Syria
U.S.-backed Syrian forces fighting the Islamic State group in Syria handed over more than 150 Iraqi members of the group to Iraq, the first batch of several to come, an Iraqi security official said Thursday.
World Sep 08Security forces deploy in Iraq’s Basra following violence
Iraqi security forces deployed on the streets of Basra on Saturday, a day after protesters in the southern city stormed the Iranian consulate and torched government buildings.
World May 20Iraq’s al-Sadr, promising reform, is constrained by Iran
Iraq's Muqtada al-Sadr, the maverick Shiite cleric whose political coalition beat out Iran's favored candidates to come in first in national elections, says he wants to form a government that puts Iraqis first.
World May 12Polls close across Iraq in first vote since victory over ISIS
Polls have closed across Iraq Saturday evening in the first national election since the country declared victory over the Islamic State group.