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Iraq Enters Third Week of Protests With Casualties on the Rise

Anti-government protests in Iraq entered their third week on Friday amid fresh bloodshed, but leaders appeared to have closed rank around the country's embattled...
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Israel attacks Iraq covertly, Iraq to take matter to UNSC

Iraq's government is preparing a complaint to the UN after finding Israel is "certainly" behind several attacks on Hashed al-Shaabi bases, a parliamentarian and...
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Iraq won’t let US attack Iran from its territory

RT| Iraq will not allow the US to use its military bases to launch an attack on Iran, the country's president stressed, thrashing Donald Trump's...

Iraq serves death penalty to French IS members amid opposition

AFP | A Baghdad court sentenced a Frenchman to death on Wednesday for joining the Islamic State group, bringing to seven the number of French...
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Iraq steps in to mediate in US-Iran tussle

AFP | Iraq's top diplomat Friday called on Iran to respect the landmark deal covering its nuclear program, which has been weakened by the US...
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Alexander & Genghis tried to end Iran, you can also try Mr. Trump –...

AFP | Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday the "genocidal taunts" of US President Donald Trump will not "end Iran", as tensions spike...
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Life comes back to bookshelves in Iraq

AFP | Watheq Mahmud is pursuing an advanced engineering degree but the textbooks he needs are often missing in his native Mosul, the Iraqi city...
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On visit, Pompeo sees Iraq guarantees on ‘imminent’ Iran threat

AFP | Iraq has promised to guarantee the safety of US interests from Iran, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday as he paid...
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In Iraq, religious rap meets a chorus of controversy

AFP | As the black-clad rapper spat lyrics into the microphone on stage, the Iraqi boys below beat their chests in mourning. He was, after...
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IS chief refers to Syria defeat in first video in five years

AFP | The Islamic State group's elusive supremo Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi made his first purported appearance in five years in a propaganda video released Monday,...

Acting Pentagon chief makes surprise Baghdad visit

AFP | Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan made an unannounced visit to the Iraqi capital on Tuesday for talks on the sensitive issue of a continued...

Bitter Iraqis remember George H.W. Bush as ‘Mr Embargo’

AFP | The death of former US president George H.W. Bush stirred bitter memories for Iraqis Saturday of "Mr. Embargo" the man behind crushing sanctions...

In Iraq’s city of bookshops, theology and poetry rub spines

AFP | In the covered alleyways of old Najaf in Iraq, poetry and philosophy books compete on laden shelves with economic treatises, the Koran and...

Nadia Murad: From modern day slave to Nobel laureate

AFP | Nadia Murad survived the worst cruelties inflicted on her people, the Yazidis of Iraq, before becoming a global champion of their cause and...

A year of crisis since Iraqi Kurdistan’s bid for independence

AFP | Iraq's autonomous region of Kurdistan, which votes for a new parliament on Sunday, has endured a year of unrest and open crisis with...

Iraq’s special athletes go for gold

AFP| With two gold medals to her name already, Iraqi badminton player Heba Asghar is more determined than ever as she prepares for next year's...

Iraq’s top musicians play on despite unpaid wages

AFP | In a dusty Baghdad dance studio, conductor Mohammed Amin Ezzat tries to fire up the musicians of Iraq's National Symphony Orchestra, whose enthusiasm...

Iraq sentences two Europeans to life for IS membership

AFP | An Iraqi court on Monday sentenced a French man and a German woman to life in prison in the latest punishments handed down...

Electricity crisis leaves Iraqis gasping for cool air

AFP | As the stultifying summer heat sends Iraqis in search of cool spots, restaurateur Ali Hussein provides sanctuary even though it means hooking up...

Iraqi farmers fight to save cattle from drought

AFP | Iraqi farmer Sayyed Sattar knows he'll soon have to let some of his buffalo go as he surveys the herd bathing in a...

Iraq accuses other oil producers of exceeding quotas

News Desk | Iraq on Monday accused other oil-producing countries of extracting more barrels of crude than agreed by OPEC and its partners, ahead of...

Twin explosions target Iraq communist party HQ: spokesman

AFP | Two bombs exploded Friday close to the Baghdad headquarters of the Iraqi Communist Party, said a spokesman for the political alliance which alongside...

Saudi Arabia urged not to turn Iraq into ‘cold war’ front with Iran

AFP | Saudi Arabia should avoid turning Iraq into a "battleground in a cold war" with its regional rival Tehran, the International Crisis Group said...

Iraq holds first nationwide election since IS defeat

AFP | Iraq began voting Saturday in its first parliamentary election since declaring victory over the Islamic State group, with the country hoping to shore...

Iraq journalist who threw shoes at Bush stands for parliament

AFP | The Iraqi journalist who grabbed headlines around the world by hurling his shoes at then US president George W. Bush is pitching for...

Kurds set to face losses in Iraq’s elections on May 12

News Analysis | Iraq’s divided Kurds are bracing for a blow on the political front in the country’s May 12 elections.According to estimates, the Kurds’...

Meet Abu Azrael, ‘Iraq’s Rambo’, the most renowned fighter in Iraq

Ayyub Faleh Hassan al-Rubaie (Abu Azrael), also known as the "Angel of Death", is a commander of the Kataib al-Imam Ali, an Iraqi Shi'a militia group of the Popular...

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