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World Jul 13Death toll rises to 92 in blaze at coronavirus ward in Iraq
The blaze that erupted Monday in the city of Nasiriyah was the second catastrophic fire in less than three months to kill hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Iraq.
World Jul 02Power outages hit Iraq amid scorching temperatures
A widespread power outage is hitting Iraq as temperatures reach scorching levels, affecting even affluent areas in the capital of Baghdad and stirring concerns of widespread unrest.
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 Apr 25Death toll in fire at Iraqi COVID-19 hospital surpasses 80
The flames, described by one witness as “volcanoes of fire,” swept through the intensive care unit of the Ibn al-Khatib Hospital, which tends exclusively to COVID-19 patients with severe symptoms. Officials said the blaze, which also injured 110 people, was…
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.