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…
By Nicole Winfield, Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press
It was a pilgrimage never seen before, in the face of violent threats and a deadly virus. Pope Francis arrived on Friday in Baghdad for the first-ever papal visit to Iraq. Nick Schifrin reports.
By Nick Schifrin, Ali Rogin, Courtney Vinopal
President Joe Biden on Friday signaled support to replace decades-old authorizations for the use of military force in the Middle East.
By Aamer Madhani, Associated Press
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…
By Nicole Winfield, Samya Kullab, Associated Press
In our news wrap Wednesday, President Biden denounced decisions some state leaders are making to loosen COVID restrictions a day after Texas and Mississippi lifted mask mandates, the U.S. House moved to pass major election changes, at least 34 protesters…
In his first speech as secretary of state, Antony Blinken on Wednesday unveiled the Biden administration's top foreign policy priorities, including containing COVID and putting Americans first. Judy Woodruff spoke with Blinken about those topics as well as vaccine diplomacy,…
By Samya Kullab, Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
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.
By Associated Press
The Pentagon, at the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has started deploying thousands of active-duty troops to open mass vaccination centers across the country.
By Associated Press
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the U.S. "is still working through attribution with our Iraqi partners" to determine who was responsible for the attack.
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