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2 months ago

Despite US boost, new Iraqi premier faces key challenges

The U.S. says it intends to grant Iraq a 120-day sanctions waiver enabling the country to import gas and electricity from Iran to meet its power needs
2 months ago
2 months ago

Iraqi military says 3 rockets strike near Baghdad airport

Iraq's military says three Katyusha rockets hit near the military sector of the Baghdad airport, causing no casualties
2 months ago
Iraqi military says 3 rockets strike near Baghdad airport
3 months ago

US-led forces pull out of 3rd Iraqi base this month

U.S.-led coalition forces have pulled out of an Iraqi military base that nearly brought Washington into an open war with Iran
3 months ago
US-led forces pull out of 3rd Iraqi base this month
3 months ago

As planned, US-led coalition pulling out of 2nd Iraqi base

The U.S.-led coalition is pulling out of a second base in Iraq this month, in line with a planned drawdown of troops
3 months ago
3 months ago

Iraq army says US strikes kill 5 security forces, 1 civilian

The strikes were launched after a rocket attack killed U.S. servicemen.
3 months ago
Iraq army says US strikes kill 5 security forces, 1 civilian
3 months 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 months ago
US conducts airstrikes in Iraq in retaliation for attack that killed 2 Americans
4 months ago

US officials say US troops killed, injured in Iraq attack

U.S. officials say three service members were killed, including two Americans, and a dozen were injured when a barrage of rockets were fired at a military base in Iraq
4 months ago
US officials say US troops killed, injured in Iraq attack
4 months 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.
4 months ago
2 Americans among 3 troops killed in rocket attack on base in Iraq: Officials
4 months ago

Iraq officials: Rocket attack hits base housing US troops

Iraqi security officials say a barrage of rockets has hit a base housing U.S.-led coalition troops north of Baghdad
4 months ago
4 months 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.
4 months ago
3 US troops wounded in new rocket attack on Iraq base: Pentagon
4 months ago

Iraq's protesters struggle to keep waning movement going

Iraq's youth protesters are struggling to keep their movement going after one setback after another, now capped by fears over the coronavirus outbreak
4 months ago
Iraq's protesters struggle to keep waning movement going
4 months 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.
4 months ago
Rocket attack in Iraq kills 2 US soldiers, 1 British service member
4 months 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.
4 months ago
2 Americans killed in Iraq during anti-ISIS mission identified as Marine Raiders
4 months 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.
4 months ago
2 US service members killed in Iraq
4 months ago

US: 2 service members killed by 'enemy forces' in Iraq

The U.S. military says two service members have been killed by “enemy forces” while advising and accompanying Iraqi security forces
4 months ago
4 months ago

UN envoy warns Iraq is being `pushed into the unknown'

The U.N. envoy for Iraq is warning that the country and its people are being “pushed into the unknown” by political indecisiveness and dissent
4 months ago
UN envoy warns Iraq is being `pushed into the unknown'
4 months ago

US adds leader of Iraqi militia to terrorism blacklist

The Trump administration is adding the head of an Iran-backed Iraqi militia to its terrorism blacklist
4 months ago
US adds leader of Iraqi militia to terrorism blacklist
4 months ago

Iraqi officials: 1 protester shot dead in fresh violence

Anti-government demonstrators and security forces clash in central Baghdad.
4 months ago
5 months ago

Iraqis wake up to snow for first time in over a decade

It was a rare moment of respite during which residents took selfies.
5 months ago
Iraqis wake up to snow for first time in over a decade
5 months ago

Iraqi protesters reject PM-designate picked by ruling elites

Hundreds of anti-government demonstrators in Iraq are voicing their rejection of the new prime-minister designate
5 months ago
5 months ago

Iraq's president issues deadline to choose next PM

Iraq's president has given rival political blocs a deadline to select a prime minister nearly two months after the outgoing premier resigned under pressure from mass demonstrations
5 months ago
5 months 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.
5 months ago
3 mortars hit US Embassy compound in Baghdad, one injury reported
5 months 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.
5 months ago
3 rockets hit US Embassy compound in Baghdad, no injuries reported: Sources
5 months ago

4 dead, tents ablaze after Iraq cleric pulls protest support

Iraqi officials and activists say security forces have cracked down on anti-government protesters, leaving four dead
5 months ago
Iraq protest tents set ablaze after cleric withdraws support
5 months ago

German military resumes training troops in northern Iraq

The German military has resumed training Iraqi troops in the country's Kurdish north, about three weeks after it was suspended following the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general in Baghdad
5 months ago
5 months 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.
5 months ago
Trump minimizes concussion-like injuries in Iraq attack as merely 'headaches'
5 months 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.
5 months ago
3 rockets fired into Baghdad's Green Zone as protests intensify
5 months ago

Iraqi officials: 3 dead, dozens wounded in Baghdad protests

Iraqi officials say security forces have fired tear gas and live rounds in clashes with anti-government protesters in Baghdad killing 3 and wounding dozens of demonstrators
5 months ago
Iraqi officials: At least 13 wounded in violence in Baghdad
5 months ago

Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government

Some security forces were also wounded in fresh clashes in the capital, Baghdad.
5 months ago
6 months ago

US troops in Iraq got warning hours before Iranian attack

The base was struck by a barrage of Iranian missiles on Wednesday.
6 months ago
US troops clear rubble from Iraq base days after Iran strike
6 months ago

4 Iraqi servicemen wounded by rocket attack on air base

The attack wounded an Iraqi air force officer and three enlisted men.
6 months ago
6 months ago

US dismisses Iraq request to work on a troop withdrawal plan

Iraq's caretaker prime minister has asked Washington to start working out a road map for an American troop withdrawal
6 months ago
Iraqi PM tells US to decide mechanism for troop withdrawal
6 months 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.
6 months ago
Rockets land in Baghdad's Green Zone near US Embassy
6 months 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.
6 months ago
No plan to withdraw American troops from Iraq, Pentagon says
6 months ago

Iraq vote, Hezbollah threat leveled at US troops in Mideast

Order comes in reaction to the U.S. drone attack that killed an Iranian general.
6 months ago
6 months ago

Deadly attack by US on Iranian general rattles energy market

Crude prices are having their biggest one-day spike since a September attack on the world's largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia
6 months ago
Oil price jumps on fear of Iranian retaliation against US
6 months 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.
6 months ago
Leader of Iran's elite Quds Force killed in US airstrike near Baghdad airport
6 months ago

U.S. airstrike kills Iranian General Qassem Soleimani

Iran's ayatollah warns that the U.S. should expect harsh retaliation.
6 months ago
U.S. airstrike kills Iranian General Qassem Soleimani
6 months 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.
6 months ago
Leader of Iran's elite Quds Force killed in airstrike near Baghdad airport
6 months 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.
6 months ago
Pentagon confident US Embassy in Baghdad is secure
6 months ago

Tensions rise after militia siege on American embassy

Hundreds of U.S. troops have arrived in the Middle East after two days of chaos at the embassy, which was surrounded Tuesday by an angry crowd of Iranian-backed militia members.
6 months ago
Tensions rise after militia siege on American embassy
6 months ago

High alert at the US Embassy in Baghdad

After protesters launched a dramatic attempt to storm the compound, the Defense Department announced they will be deploying additional U.S. troops to Iraq immediately.
6 months ago
High alert at the US Embassy in Baghdad
6 months ago

Protesters outside Baghdad embassy disperse, US citizens still warned to avoid area

Protesters who attempted to storm the U.S. embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday have dispersed. The embassy closed all public consulate operations.
6 months ago
Protesters outside Baghdad embassy disperse, US citizens still warned to avoid area
6 months ago

ANALYSIS: Why the US embassy in Baghdad was assaulted on New Year's Eve

Orchestrated by pro-Iranian militias, these protests are about domestic politics in Iraq and a country torn between two allies competing for influence.
6 months ago
Why the US embassy in Baghdad was assaulted on New Year's Eve: ANALYSIS
6 months ago

US troops fire tear gas at pro-Iran protesters in Iraq

Protesters remain outside the U.S. embassy compound in Baghdad.
6 months ago
US troops fire tear gas at pro-Iran protesters in Iraq
6 months ago

Protesters attack US Embassy in Baghdad after airstrikes

Dozens of angry Iraqi Shiite militia supporters have broken into the US Embassy.
6 months ago
Iraqi mourners try to storm US Embassy after airstrikes
6 months ago

Shiite militia, crowds storm US Embassy walls in Baghdad

On Twitter, President Trump blamed Iran for “orchestrating” the embassy attack and the Pentagon considers sending troops to the Middle East, U.S. officials told ABC News.
6 months ago
Shiite militia, crowds storm US Embassy walls in Baghdad
6 months ago

Pentagon expects to deploy troops to Mideast after Iraqi protesters assault US embassy, torch guardhouse to protest airstrikes

Marines were sent to bolster security after Iraqi protesters assaulted the U.S. embassy and about 750 soldiers were authorized to deploy to the Middle East "immediately."
6 months ago
Pentagon expects to deploy more troops after Iraqi protesters assault US embassy
6 months ago

Protesters march on US embassy in Baghdad

Hundreds of protesters reached the heavily fortified area, climbed walls and draped flags coming from funerals held for those killed in U.S. airstrikes on Iranian backed militia.
6 months ago
Protesters march on US embassy in Baghdad
6 months ago

Video shows aftermath of US strike on Iran-backed group in Iraq amid concerns violence could escalate

Aerial footage released by the Pentagon showed the aftermath of at least one of the American strikes on an Iranian-backed group operating in Iraq.
6 months ago
Video shows aftermath of US strike in Iraq amid concerns violence could escalate