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World Oct 06Gunfire shatter brief calm in Iraq, protests restart
An eerie calm prevailed Sunday in the Iraqi capital Baghdad at the start of the work week, following a bloody night when security forces opened fire to break up anti-government protests, killing at least 19.
World Oct 05Security forces kill more than 80 in 5 days of Iraq protests
Iraqi protesters pressed on with angry anti-government rallies in the capital and across several provinces for a fifth day Saturday, setting government offices on fire and ignoring appeals for calm from political and religious leaders. Security agencies fatally shot 19…
World Oct 05Security forces kill at least 9 in new protests in Iraq
Security forces fired live ammunition and tear gas at demonstrators on the fifth day of anti-government protests in the Iraqi capital Saturday, killing at least eight people and wounding 17, health and security officials said.
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.