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UN mission condemns assaults on Iraqi activists

Ali Jawad | BAGHDAD The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) on Sunday condemned attacks on activists and opposition figures in Iraq. The head of UNAMI, Jeanine Hennis, paid a visit on Sunday to an Iraqi activist in…

Gunmen blow up oil well in Iraq’s Kirkuk

BAGHDAD Unidentified gunmen on Saturday detonated explosive devices at an oil well in Kirkuk province in northern Iraq, according to a local police officer. The officer told Anadolu Agency that Daesh/ISIS terrorists were likely behind…

Iraq reopens protest epicenter in Baghdad

BAGHDAD, Iraq Iraqi military forces on Saturday reopened the Tahrir Square, the epicenter of anti-government protests in the capital Baghdad. “Iraqi forces reopened the square and the Republic Bridge to traffic,” Maj. Gen. Qais…

Rocket targets Baghdad’s Green Zone

BAGHDAD A Katyusha rocket landed early Tuesday inside Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone, where the US embassy and many other diplomatic missions and government offices are located. According to security sources, the rocket fell…

Iraqi politician dies of coronavirus

BAGHDAD Iraqi politician Tawfiq al-Yasiri died after contracting the novel coronavirus on Sunday, according to a local medical source. Al-Yasiri, the head of the Democratic Patriotic Coalition, was admitted to hospital a few days ago…

Coronavirus tally rises in 5 Arab countries

Health authorities in Kuwait, Lebanon, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Morocco confirmed new cases and deaths from the novel coronavirus on Wednesday. The Kuwaiti Health Ministry said it recorded 28 new cases, taking the total to 317. Ministry…

3 Iraqis killed in clashes with security forces

BAGHDAD At least three Iraqi protesters have been killed in clashes between security forces and protesters in the capital Baghdad, according to country's top human-rights watchdog. "Three protesters were killed and 44 others injured in…

Thousands converge for anti-US rally in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq Thousands of Iraqis gathered in the Baghdad city center on Friday at a rally against the presence of U.S. troops in the country. The demonstrators responded to a call by Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr who called for a…

US military presence in Iraq in spotlight

After Iran launched missile attacks early Wednesday on military bases in Iraq where U.S. forces are stationed, the spotlight is on the U.S. and foreign military presence in the country. The attacks came in retaliation for last week’s U.S.…

Iraq: No casualties in Iran missile strike

BAGHDAD: Iraqi authorities on Wednesday reported that there had been no casualties following Iran's missile strike targeting two U.S. military bases in Iraq. Iraq's state-run Security Media Network said in a written statement that 22…