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August 14, 2022, 12:32 PM

Despite public anger, no progress in Iraq political deadlock

Iraq’s political crisis shows no signs of abating weeks after followers of an influential cleric stormed parliament
August 14, 2022, 12:32 PM
Despite public anger, no progress in Iraq political deadlock
August 5, 2022, 2:40 PM

Hundreds of thousands gather for mass prayer in Baghdad

The gathering took place amid an escalating political crisis.
August 5, 2022, 2:40 PM
Hundreds of thousands gather for mass prayer in Baghdad
July 30, 2022, 6:30 PM

Iraqi protesters storm parliament in Baghdad, set up sit-in

For the second time this week protesters breached the government building.
July 30, 2022, 6:30 PM
Iraqi protesters breach parliament building in Baghdad
July 20, 2022, 8:02 PM

Turkish strikes in northern Iraq kill at least 8 tourists

Iraqi Kurdish officials and Iraq's military say at least eight tourists have been killed and over 20 wounded after Turkish artillery strikes struck northern Iraq
July 20, 2022, 8:02 PM
Turkish strikes in north Iraq kill 8 tourists, wound over 20
1 month ago

Iraq's PM to push for regional dialogue at Mideast summit

Iraq’s caretaker prime minister, whose country is mired in political crisis, says it is in Iraq’s interest to keep pushing for a rapprochement between Iran and Saudi Arabia to ease regional tensions
1 month ago
Iraq's PM to push for regional dialogue at Mideast summit
2 months ago

Turkish drone strike in north Iraq said to kill 4 militants

Iraq’s Kurdistan’s counter-terrorism service says a Turkish drone targeted a vehicle traveling in Iraq’s Kurdistan region on Friday, killing four Kurdish militants
2 months ago
Turkish drone strike in north Iraq said to kill 4 militants
2 months ago

Lawmakers from Iraq's biggest bloc resign amid impasse

The Iraq parliament members resigned amid a prolonged political impasse.
2 months ago
2 months ago

In Iraq, British man gets 15 years over smuggling artifacts

An Iraqi court has sentenced a British citizen to 15 years in prison.
2 months ago
Iraq: British man gets 15 years over smuggling artifacts
3 months ago

Severe water shortages strain wheat harvest in Iraq

Iraqi farmers say they are paying the price for a government decision to irrigate only 50% of agricultural lands, due to low water levels
3 months ago
Severe water shortages strain wheat harvest in Iraq
3 months ago

British man found with ancient shards could be tried in Iraq

The family of a British citizen who could face trial in Iraq after being found in possession of small archaeological fragments is insisting he had no criminal intent
3 months ago
British man found with ancient shards could be tried in Iraq
5 months ago

Iraqi PM inspects site of Iranian missile attack in north

Iran claimed responsibility for Sunday's the missile barrage.
5 months ago
Iraqi PM inspects site of Iranian missile attack in north
5 months ago

Iran claims missile barrage near US consulate in Iraq

Iran has claimed responsibility for a missile barrage that struck near a sprawling U.S. consulate complex in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil, saying it was retaliation for an Israeli strike in Syria that killed two members of its Revolutionary Guard
5 months ago
Missiles target US consulate in north Iraq, no casualties
6 months ago

Iraqi lawmakers fail to elect new president amid boycott

Iraqi lawmakers have failed to elect a new head of state after key factions foiled the attempt by boycotting the parliament session
6 months ago
Iraqi lawmakers fail to elect new president amid boycott
6 months ago

Iraqi airstrikes kill 9 IS militants, including 4 Lebanese

Officials say Iraqi airstrikes killed nine suspected Islamic State fighters, including four Lebanese, in retaliation for an IS attack on Iraqi army barracks earlier this month
6 months ago
Iraqi airstrikes kill 9 IS militants, including 4 Lebanese
7 months ago

Kuwait suspends Iraq flights after Baghdad airport attack

Kuwait has suspended flights to Iraq for a week citing security fears after a rocket attack targeted Baghdad international airport
7 months ago
Kuwait suspends Iraq flights after Baghdad airport attack
7 months ago

IS jailbreak, attacks in Syria, Iraq raise alarm; scores die

Members of the Islamic State group have launched two sophisticated, deadly attacks in Syria and Iraq, including an attempt to break into a prison where suspected extremists are being held by U.S.-backed fighters
7 months ago
IS gunmen in Iraq kill 11 soldiers in brazen barracks attack
7 months ago

Rocket hits Green Zone, US Embassy in Iraq: 'We're still assessing the damage'

The U.S. Embassy and other parts of the Green Zone in Baghdad were attacked by "terrorist groups" Thursday.
7 months ago
US 'assessing damage' after Iraq rocket attack
7 months ago

Iraqi officials: 4 rockets target US Embassy in Baghdad

Iraqi security officials say at least four rockets targeted the U.S. Embassy inside Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone
7 months ago
Iraqi officials: 4 rockets target US Embassy in Baghdad
7 months ago

Iraq's new parliament holds 1st session marked by disarray

Iraq’s new parliament has reelected its speaker for a second term, the first step toward forming a new government after a general election whose results have been contested by powerful Iran-backed factions
7 months ago
Iraq's new parliament holds 1st session 3 months after vote
7 months ago

Bases housing US troops in Iraq, Syria come under attack

The rocket struck an Iraqi military base hosting U.S. troops.
7 months ago
Katyusha rocket hits military base at Baghdad airport
7 months ago

Coalition: 2 armed drones shot down at Baghdad airport

An official with the international coalition in Iraq says two armed drones have been shot down at the Baghdad airport
7 months ago
Coalition: 2 armed drones shot down at Baghdad airport
8 months ago

Iraq military: 2 rockets strike inside Green Zone

Iraq's military says two rockets have struck Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, home to the U.S. embassy
8 months ago
Iraq military: 2 rockets strike inside Green Zone
8 months ago

Iraq, US conclude talks, formally ending combat mission

Iraq’s national security advisor has tweeted that the last round of technical talks with the U.S.-led coalition has ended, signaling a new phase in U.S. involvement in the fight against the extremist Islamic State group
8 months ago
Iraq, U.S.-led coalition conclude talks, signaling new phase
8 months ago

Motorcycle bombing in southern Iraqi city of Basra kills 4

An explosion has rocked the center of Iraq’s southern city of Basra, killing at least four people and wounding four others
8 months ago
Motorcycle explosion in southern Iraqi city kills at least 2
9 months ago

In Iraq, family mourns daughter who drowned crossing to UK

At least 27 people died in an ill-fated voyage with dreams of reaching the UK.
9 months ago
9 months ago

IS roadside bomb in Iraq leaves 5 peshmerga dead, 4 wounded

The official state news agency of Iraq's Kurdish-run region says a roadside bomb attack by Islamic State group fighters in northern Iraq killed five Kurdish forces and wounded four others
9 months ago
IS roadside bomb in Iraq leaves 5 peshmerga dead, 4 wounded
9 months ago

Tension rises in Iraq after failed bid to assassinate PM

Troops and patrols have deployed around Baghdad following the failed assassination attempt with armed drones that targeted Iraq’s prime minister in his residence
9 months ago
Iraqi PM survives assassination attempt, ramping up tensions
9 months ago

Assassination attempt of Iraqi prime minister

Mustafa al-Kadhimi was reportedly targeted by a drone directed to his residence. The government said the prime minister was not harmed in the attempt.
9 months ago
Assassination attempt of Iraqi prime minister
9 months ago

Iraqi prime minister survives assassination bid with drones

A drone tried to hit his home in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone area.
9 months ago
9 months ago

In Iraq, election fraud claims fuel uncertainty, divisions

Pro-Iran Shiite militias that emerged as the biggest losers in Iraq's parliamentary elections three weeks ago are still rejecting the outcome of the vote
9 months ago
In Iraq, election fraud claims fuel uncertainty, divisions
10 months ago

Iraq says it has arrested top leader in Islamic State group

Iraq says it has detained a top leader of the Islamic State group and a longtime al-Qaida operative in a cross-border operation
10 months ago
Iraq says it has arrested top leader in Islamic State group
10 months ago

Iraq's parliamentary vote marred by boycott, voter apathy

Iraqis have voted in parliamentary elections held months ahead of schedule as a concession to a youth-led uprising against corruption and mismanagement
10 months ago
10 months ago

Army general who commanded in Iraq dies of cancer at age 67

Raymond T. Odierno led U.S., coalition forces in Iraq at the height of the war.
10 months ago
1 year ago

Drones target northern Iraqi airport after 2 month lull

U.S.-led coalition troops are stationed at the airport; no reports of casualties
1 year ago
1 year ago

Senate panel votes to scrap both Iraq war authorizations

In a historic bipartisan move, a Senate panel has voted to scrap both Iraq war authorizations.
1 year ago
Senate panel votes to scrap both Iraq war authorizations
1 year ago

Biden: US will conclude combat mission in Iraq

During a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, President Joe Biden said the U.S. is "not going to be, by the end of the year, in a combat mission" in Iraq.
1 year ago
Biden: US will conclude combat mission in Iraq
1 year ago

Biden says US combat mission in Iraq to conclude by year end

The pair are set to announce the end of the U.S. combat mission in Iraq.
1 year ago
Biden, Iraqi PM to announce end of US combat mission in Iraq
1 year ago

US concludes combat mission in Iraq

President Joe Biden said the U.S. is "not going to be, by the end of the year, in a combat mission" in Iraq.
1 year ago
US concludes combat mission in Iraq
1 year ago

US concludes combat mission in Iraq as Biden meets with Iraqi prime minister

President Joe Biden said the U.S. is "not going to be, by the end of the year, in a combat mission" in Iraq.
1 year ago
US concludes combat mission in Iraq as Biden meets with Iraqi prime minister
1 year ago

Death toll rises to 92 in blaze at coronavirus ward in Iraq

The death toll from a fire at hospital coronavirus ward in Iraq has climbed to 92
1 year ago
Iraqi health officials: 64 dead in fire at coronavirus ward
1 year ago

2 US military service members hurt in rocket attack on al-Asad Air Base

A Pentagon spokesperson has confirmed that two U.S. military service members were injured in a rocket attack on al-Asad air base in western Iraq earlier Wednesday.
1 year ago
2 US military service members hurt in rocket attack on al-Asad Air Base
1 year ago

Rockets land in Baghdad's Green Zone, near US embassy

Iraqi security forces say rockets have landed in and around the heavily fortified Green Zone in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, which houses the U.S. Embassy, causing material damage
1 year ago
1 year ago

Iraqi militia commander vows to avenge deaths in US strike

An Iran-backed Iraqi militia leader vows to retaliate for the deaths of four men
1 year ago
1 year ago

Power outages hit Iraq amid scorching temperatures

A widespread power outage is hitting Iraq as temperatures reach scorching levels, affecting even affluent areas in the capital of Baghdad and stirring concerns of widespread unrest
1 year ago
1 year ago

Thousands march in large show of Iraqi paramilitary force

Thousands of members of Iraq’s mostly Shiite militias known as Popular Mobilization Forces have marched in a parade in the largest show of strength since the founding of the controversial paramilitary group
1 year ago
1 year ago

House votes to repeal 2002 Iraq War authorization

The House votes to repeal the 2002 Iraq War authorization.
1 year ago
1 year ago

House poised to repeal 2002 Iraq War authorization

The Democratic-led House, with the backing of President Joe Biden, is expected to approve legislation to repeal the 2002 authorization for use of military force in Iraq
1 year ago
1 year ago

Iraqi militia commander, whose arrest stoked tensions, freed

An Iraqi militia commander whose arrest last month sparked a standoff between the government and paramilitary groups has been freed after a judge ordered his release
1 year ago
1 year ago

Single rocket hits near Iraqi air base hosting U.S. troops

A U.S.-led coalition spokesman says a single rocket has struck near a military base hosting U.S. troops in western Iraq but caused no casualties
1 year ago
1 year ago

US commander says more work needed to counter small drones

The top U.S. commander for the Middle East says the U.S. is behind the curve.
1 year ago