Iraq

Iraq crackdown kills 13 protesters after Iran mission torched

Iraqi security forces have cracked down on anti-government protesters in the strife-torn south, leaving 13 people dead in a bloody escalation hours after the torching of an Iranian consulate.

October 14, 2021
October 14, 2021

Gilgamesh through the sands of time

Unlike the blind, brilliant bard who is thought to have conceived Iliad and Odyssey, or Ved Vyas who put the tale of Mahabharata on paper with the help of a potbellied deity, and unlike, also,...

November 28, 2019
November 28, 2019

Iraq crackdown kills 13 protesters after Iran mission torched

Iraqi security forces have cracked down on anti-government protesters in the strife-torn south, leaving 13 people dead in a bloody escalation hours after the torching of an Iranian consulate.

October 26, 2019
October 26, 2019

Renewed anti-govt protests in Iraq leave 42 dead

Renewed anti-government protests across Iraq leave more than 40 people dead through tear gas, live rounds and fires.

May 27, 2018
May 27, 2018

Fire in Iraqi jail kills 7

The local government of a Kurdish province in northern Iraq says seven inmates die of asphyxia in a fire started as part of a prison riot instigated to cover a foiled breakout attempt.

May 12, 2018
May 12, 2018

Iraq holds first nationwide election since IS defeat

Iraq began voting Saturday in its first parliamentary election since declaring victory over the Islamic State (IS) group, with the country hoping to shore up a fragile peace and rebuild.

April 29, 2018
April 29, 2018

Iraq sentences 19 Russian women to life for joining IS

Iraq sentences 19 Russian women to life in prison for joining the Islamic State group, according a judicial source.

April 18, 2018
April 18, 2018

More than 300 sentenced to death in Iraq for IS links

Iraqi courts sentence to death a total of more than 300 people, including dozens of foreigners, for belonging to the Islamic State group, judicial sources say.

December 7, 2017
December 7, 2017

Iraq demands US backtrack on Jerusalem, summons ambassador

Iraq demands that the US government backtrack on a decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and summons the US ambassador in Baghdad to protest the decision.

September 29, 2017
September 29, 2017

Baghdad cranks up pressure on Kurds with flight ban

Iraq has suspended all international flights to and from the Iraqi Kurdish capital Arbil, sending anxious foreigners rushing to the airport, as Baghdad cranked up the pressure on the Kurds over...

September 27, 2017
September 27, 2017

Pressure piled on Iraqi Kurds to reverse overwhelming independence vote

Baghdad have piled pressure on Iraq’s Kurds , demanding they cancel their overwhelming vote for independence while parliament urged the Iraqi central government to send troops to take control of...