World Sep 10

Relatives of one of the victims of a stampede at Shi'ite Muslim religious rituals of Ashura carry a coffin during the funeral in the holy city of Kerbala, Iraq September 10, 2019. Photo by: Abdullah Dhiaa Al-Deen/Reuters
Iraqi 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.

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Iraq 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…

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