World May 26

Tensions 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 25

Death 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 06

Pope, top Iraq Shiite cleric deliver message of coexistence

Pope Francis walked through a narrow alley in Iraq’s holy city of Najaf for a historic meeting with the country’s top Shiite cleric Saturday, and together they delivered a powerful message of peaceful coexistence in a country still reeling from…