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Iraqis gather in Baghdad to mark anniversary of 2019 anti-government protest

In what was meant to be a moment commemorating government unrest, more violence struck Iraqi citizens who gathered to mark an important anniversary.

By REUTERS
01/10/2022

How many rockets has Iran fired into Iraq over women's protests?

The strikes were reported after Iranian authorities accused armed Iranian Kurdish dissidents of involvement in unrest now shaking Iran, especially in the northwest.

30/09/2022

Rockets hit central Baghdad for second day in escalating unrest

There were no immediate reports of casualties from the strikes and no claim of responsibility, two police officers said.

By REUTERS
29/09/2022

Clashes in Iraq's Basra kill four as crisis flares in oil-rich south

The unrest began with two days of intense street fighting in Baghdad earlier in the week, the worst the Iraqi capital has seen for years.

By REUTERS
01/09/2022
Shi'ite fighters from Saraya al-Salam, who are loyal to radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, gather in th

Sadr's supporters leave Baghdad on his order following riots

Violent clashes erupted in Iraq's Republican Palace in the heavily protected Green Zone after the powerful Shi'ite cleric announced he would fully withdraw from politics.

By DEBBIE MOHNBLATT/THE MEDIA LINE
31/08/2022

Attacks on major Iraqi gasfield drive out US contractors

The project to expand the Khor Mor field operated by Pearl Consortium, majority-owned by Abu Dhabi's Dana Gas and its affiliate Crescent Petroleum, was suspended at the end of June.

By REUTERS
30/08/2022

Concerns for Iraq after it fails to elect a president - analysis

Since the US invasion of Iraq and the toppling of the dictator Saddam Hussein, Iraq has had a Kurdish President.

Pro-Iranian groups in Iraq back Tehran’s attack on US, Israel - analysis

Iraq’s prime minister is reportedly heading to Erbil, the capital of the country's Kurdistan Region, where the attack took place.

Iran attacks Kurdish region in Iraq in message to US - analysis

The US consulate building in Erbil is supposed to be safe and secure in a friendly Kurdish region. The attacks show otherwise, that Iran can easily target the US facility.  

Iraqi court bars Zebari from running for presidency - state media

The ruling was the court's final decision after it issued an initial ruling last Sunday suspending Zebari's candidacy while it looked into the corruption allegations.

By REUTERS
13/02/2022
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