The U.S. and Iraq have launched much-anticipated strategic talks that are to span the gamut of their bilateral relations.
By Samya Kullab, Associated Press
In our news wrap Tuesday, rockets struck near the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, the latest in a series of assaults, including one on a coalition military base only hours earlier. There were no reports of injuries. Also, Russian company Concord…
No U.S. military members were injured. One U.S. national received a minor injury but has returned to work.
By Samya Kullab, Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press
Iran is vowing revenge after U.S. airstrikes on Friday killed the country’s military leader Qassem Suleimani. Thousands of American troops are heading to the Middle East as tensions with Tehran escalate. Douglas Ollivant, former Director for Iraq at the National…
By Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Zeina Karam, Associated Press
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned that a “harsh retaliation is waiting” for the U.S. after the airstrike.
In our news wrap Wednesday, New Year’s Day brought only slight relief to parts of Australia ravaged by some of the country’s worst-ever wildfires. The death toll rose to 17. Also, the Taliban staged a series of attacks on Afghan…
After the most significant standoff outside a U.S. Embassy in years, demonstrators in Baghdad stood down on Wednesday -- but they also declared victory. Sarkawt Shams, a member of the Iraqi parliament, and Douglas Silliman, former U.S. ambassador to Iraq,…
By Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press
Dozens of Iraqi Shiite militiamen and their supporters broke into the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad on Tuesday, smashing a main door and setting fire to a reception area, prompting tear gas and sounds of gunfire, angered over deadly U.S.
By Nick Schifrin
The growing protest movement in Iraq has claimed dozens more casualties. Acceding to public demands, Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said he will resign. But in the streets, the killing goes on, with security forces shooting down scores more of the…
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