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February 6, 2023, 1:09 AM

Iraqis protest gender violence after YouTube star killed

Dozens of Iraqi residents and activists are protesting in the city of Diwaniyah days after a 22-year-old YouTube star was killed allegedly by her father
February 6, 2023, 1:09 AM
Iraqis protest gender violence after YouTube star killed
January 19, 2023, 7:09 PM

Stampede outside stadium in Iraq kills 2, injures dozens

A stampede outside a stadium in southern Iraq has killed two people and injured dozens
January 19, 2023, 7:09 PM
1 month ago

Iraq to host soccer's Gulf Cup for the first time since 1979

After decades of war, invasions and instability, Iraq hosts the eight-nation Gulf Cup soccer tournament starting on Friday for the first time since 1979
1 month ago
1 month ago

Iraq prime minister orders crackdown on trademark violations

Iraq's prime minister has ordered a crackdown on local businesses operating under the names of international brands without legal permission
1 month ago
1 month ago

Real coffee, but a fake 'Starbucks' in piracy-ridden Iraq

There are three “Starbucks” cafes in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, all serving authentic Starbucks coffee in authentic Starbucks cups
1 month ago
Real coffee, but a fake 'Starbucks' in piracy-ridden Iraq
2 months ago

Iraq officials: Explosion in northern Iraq kills 9 policemen

Iraqi officials say an explosive device went off in the country's north, killing at least nine members of the federal police force who were on patrol
2 months ago
2 months ago

2 killed in protest over Iraqi activist's prison sentence

Local officials say two protesters have been killed in southern Iraq after security forces opened fire on a crowd demonstrating against a harsh prison sentence handed down against a young Iraqi activist over a Twitter post
2 months ago
Iraqi activist sentenced to 3 years in prison over a tweet
2 months ago

Salt, drought decimate buffaloes in Iraq's southern marshes

Iraq’s water buffaloes are suffering from dire water shortages in the country's iconic southern marshes
2 months ago
Salt, drought decimate buffaloes in Iraq's southern marshes
2 months ago

Official: Iran airstrikes target Kurdish groups in Iraq

An Iraqi Kurdish official says that Iran has launched a new round of strikes at Iranian Kurdish dissident groups based in Iraq's northern, semi-autonomous Kurdish region
2 months ago
Official: Iran airstrikes target Kurdish groups in Iraq
3 months ago

Renewed Iranian attacks in northern Iraq kill at least 1

Officials in northern Iraq say missiles fired from Iran have killed at least one person and wounded eight
3 months ago
Officials: Renewed Iranian attacks in northern Iraq kill 1
3 months ago

Strikes in Syria hit fuel convoy from Iraq; Iranians killed

Syrian opposition activists say airstrikes in Syria along the border with Iraq have targeted Iran-backed militiamen, inflicting casualties
3 months ago
3 months ago

American aid worker killed in Baghdad in rare attack

An American aid worker was gunned down in Baghdad on Monday, officials said.
3 months ago
American aid worker killed in Baghdad in rare attack
3 months ago

Fire, building collapse injures 20 people in Iraq's capital

Iraqi authorities say more than two dozen people were injured when a commercial building in the capital caught fire and collapsed
3 months ago
3 months ago

2,700-year-old rock carvings discovered in Iraq's Mosul

Archaeologists in northern Iraq have unearthed 2,700-year-old rock carvings featuring war scenes and trees, dating back to the Assyrian Empire
3 months ago
2,700 year-old rock carvings discovered in Iraq's Mosul
1 year 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.
1 year ago
US 'assessing damage' after Iraq rocket attack
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Assassination attempt of Iraqi prime minister
2 years 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.
2 years ago
Senate panel votes to scrap both Iraq war authorizations
2 years 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.
2 years ago
Biden: US will conclude combat mission in Iraq
2 years 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.
2 years ago
US concludes combat mission in Iraq
2 years 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.
2 years ago
US concludes combat mission in Iraq as Biden meets with Iraqi prime minister
2 years 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.
2 years ago
2 US military service members hurt in rocket attack on al-Asad Air Base
2 years ago

Dozens of patients killed in catastrophic hospital fire in Iraq

A catastrophic fire in a hospital in Iraq has killed dozens of patients who were being treated there.
2 years ago
Dozens of patients killed in catastrophic hospital fire in Iraq
2 years ago

Massive fire exploded at Iraq hospital

At least 82 patients have been killed in a catastrophic fire at a hospital in Baghdad.
2 years ago
Massive fire exploded at Iraq hospital
2 years ago

In Iraq, scars of ISIS linger on surviving families trying to find stability

The Moussa family was once taken captive by the caliphate. Two sisters in Mosul injured when they were used as human shields are still recovering.
2 years ago
In Iraq, scars of ISIS linger on surviving families trying to find stability
2 years ago

'Back-stabbed': US diplomats in Baghdad angry over losing 'hardship pay' during time off

Amid rocket attacks, U.S. diplomats in Baghdad have been hit with pay cut, and may require be forced to pay some money back for personal time off.
2 years ago
'Back-stabbed': US diplomats in Iraq angry over losing 'hardship pay' during time off
2 years ago

Defense secretary says US still assessing who carried out Iraq rocket attack

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told ABC's "This Week" co-anchor Martha Raddatz the U.S. is still assessing who was behind the Iraq rocket attack and how to respond.
2 years ago
Defense secretary says US still assessing who carried out Iraq rocket attack
2 years ago

Rockets hit airbase in Iraq housing US troops

Military officials said at least 10 rockets hit a base housing U.S. and other coalition troops in western Iraq on Wednesday. President Joe Biden said he’s weighing who is responsible for the attack.
2 years ago
Rockets hit airbase in Iraq housing US troops
2 years ago

Rockets hit military airbase with US troops in Iraq

Ian Pannell reports from Mosul, Iraq, with the latest on the rockets targeted at an Iraqi base hosting American troops.
2 years ago
Rockets hit military airbase with US troops in Iraq
2 years ago

Attack on American-led coalition in Iraq kills 1

One person died and at least eight others were injured in a missile attack at an airport in northern Iraq.
2 years ago
Attack on American-led coalition in Iraq kills 1
2 years ago

Rocket attack on coalition base in Iraq kills contractor, injures US service member

A rocket attack targeting the American-led military coalition in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil killed a civilian contractor and wounded nine others on Monday night.
2 years ago
Rocket attack on coalition base in Iraq kills contractor, injures US service member
2 years ago

Pentagon announces troop reductions in Afghanistan and Iraq

The new acting defense secretary has announced American troop reductions in Afghanistan and Iraq that will leave 2,500 troops in each country by mid-January.
2 years ago
Pentagon announces troop reductions in Afghanistan and Iraq
2 years ago

US reducing troop size in Iraq to 3,000

U.S. military reducing troops in Iraq to 3,000 in September, a larger reduction in a faster timeline than had been expected.
2 years ago
US reducing troop size in Iraq to 3,000
2 years ago

US to reduce troop level in Iraq to 3,500 from 5,200

The U.S. is reducing its troop level in Iraq to 3,500 from 5,200.
2 years ago
US to reduce troop level in Iraq to 3,500 from 5,200
3 years ago

US General confident Iraqis will ask American troops to remain in Iraq

Gen. McKenzie met with new Iraqi Prime Minister in Baghdad
3 years ago
US General confident Iraqis will ask American troops to remain in Iraq
3 years ago

US military conducts airstrikes in Iraq in retaliation for rocket attack that killed 2 Americans

The U.S. military conducted airstrikes in Iraq on Thursday in retaliation for a recent rocket attack that killed two American service members.
3 years ago
US conducts airstrikes in Iraq in retaliation for attack that killed 2 Americans
3 years ago

2 Americans among 3 service members killed in rocket attack on base in Iraq: Officials

Two American service members and one British service member were killed in a rocket attack on a base in Iraq on Wednesday.
3 years ago
2 Americans among 3 troops killed in rocket attack on base in Iraq: Officials
3 years ago

3 US troops wounded in new rocket attack on Iraq base: Pentagon

Three American service members were among the wounded in a new rocket attack on Camp Taji in Iraq.
3 years ago
3 US troops wounded in new rocket attack on Iraq base: Pentagon
3 years ago

Rocket attack in Iraq kills 2 US soldiers, 1 British service member

The Pentagon disclosed Iranian-backed Shia groups were responsible for the attack.
3 years ago
Rocket attack in Iraq kills 2 US soldiers, 1 British service member
3 years ago

2 Americans killed in Iraq during anti-ISIS mission identified as Marine Raiders

Two American troops were killed in Iraq on Sunday during an anti-ISIS mission, a deadly reminder of the terror group's ongoing presence there.
3 years ago
2 Americans killed in Iraq during anti-ISIS mission identified as Marine Raiders
3 years ago

2 US service members killed in Iraq

Military officials said the two were with Iraqi security forces on a mission to take out an ISIS stronghold; four other service members were injured.
3 years ago
2 US service members killed in Iraq
3 years ago

3 mortars hit US Embassy compound in Baghdad, one injury reported

The U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad was hit by mortar fire on Sunday, injuring one American official.
3 years ago
3 mortars hit US Embassy compound in Baghdad, one injury reported
3 years ago

3 rockets hit US Embassy compound in Baghdad, no injuries reported: Sources

This is the first time the compound has been hit directly in years and comes just weeks after pro-Iranian militia members and their supporters assaulted the compound in Iraq.
3 years ago
3 rockets hit US Embassy compound in Baghdad, no injuries reported: Sources
3 years ago

President Trump minimizes concussion-like injuries in Iraq attack as merely 'headaches'

President Donald Trump brushed aside the concussion-like injuries of U.S. service members as not "very serious," though VA and DOD consider them to be serious.
3 years ago
Trump minimizes concussion-like injuries in Iraq attack as merely 'headaches'
3 years ago

3 rockets fired into Baghdad's Green Zone as protests grow; no casualties

Two of the rockets reportedly landed in the vicinity of the U.S. Embassy.
3 years ago
3 rockets fired into Baghdad's Green Zone as protests intensify
3 years ago

Rockets land in Baghdad's Green Zone near US Embassy; no injuries reported

Two explosions were heard in Baghdad's Green Zone late Wednesday.
3 years ago
Rockets land in Baghdad's Green Zone near US Embassy
3 years ago

Pentagon says no plan to withdraw American troops from Iraq, as US and NATO suspend operations against ISIS

The Pentagon has no plans to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq, senior defense officials said on Monday, despite a vote by the Iraqi Parliament to kick out foreign forces.
3 years ago
No plan to withdraw American troops from Iraq, Pentagon says
3 years ago

Leader of Iran's elite Quds Force killed in US airstrike near Baghdad airport

Qassem Soleimani, the leader of Iran's elite Quds Force, was killed late Thursday in a U.S. airstrike that targeted a convoy near the airport in Baghdad.
3 years ago
Leader of Iran's elite Quds Force killed in US airstrike near Baghdad airport
3 years ago

U.S. airstrike kills Iranian General Qassem Soleimani

Iran's ayatollah warns that the U.S. should expect harsh retaliation.
3 years ago
U.S. airstrike kills Iranian General Qassem Soleimani
3 years ago

Leader of Iran's elite Quds Force killed in airstrike near Baghdad airport

Nearly 900 additional U.S troops have been sent to the Middle East, and the Pentagon warned Iran may be orchestrating more attacks on U.S. interests in the region.
3 years ago
Leader of Iran's elite Quds Force killed in airstrike near Baghdad airport
3 years ago

Pentagon leadership confident in security of US Embassy in Baghdad, undecided about additional troop deployments

America's top military officer expressed high confidence in the security of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Thursday, just days after protesters breach compound.
3 years ago
Pentagon confident US Embassy in Baghdad is secure