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World Mar 07Where IS ruled, pope calls on Christians to forgive, rebuild
Pope Francis urged Iraq’s Christians on Sunday to forgive the injustices against them by Muslim extremists and to rebuild as he visited the wrecked shells of churches and met ecstatic crowds in the community’s historic heartland, which was nearly erased…
World Mar 05Pope arrives in Iraq to rally Christians despite pandemic
Pope Francis arrived in Iraq on Friday to urge the country’s dwindling number of Christians to stay put and help rebuild the country after years of war and persecution, brushing aside the coronavirus pandemic and security concerns to make his…
Nation Mar 03U.S. contractor dies in rocket attack at Iraq base, Pentagon says
A U.S. contractor died Wednesday when at least 10 rockets slammed into an air base housing U.S. and other coalition troops in western Iraq, the Pentagon said.
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 Jul 27Iraq prime minister orders probe after two protesters killed in clashes
Iraq’s prime minister says he has opened an investigation into the killing of two anti-government protesters at the hands of security forces.
World Jun 11U.S. and Iraq launch strategic talks on economy, American troops
The U.S. and Iraq have launched much-anticipated strategic talks that are to span the gamut of their bilateral relations.
World May 18Iraq faces full local lockdowns as virus cases jump
Iraq will impose a complete lockdown on some areas of the capital, the country's new health minister said on Monday, amid an uptick in coronavirus cases in recent weeks since curfew hours were relaxed.
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.
World Apr 27Mideast economies take massive hit with oil price crash
The historic crash in oil prices in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic is reverberating across the Middle East as crude-dependent countries scramble to offset losses from a key source of state revenue.
World Apr 01Iran general visits Baghdad, tries to forge political unity
His arrival comes as stiff opposition by one major bloc thwarts chances for the country's latest prime minister-designate can form a government.