News/Iraq

Iraq has summoned the Algerian ambassador over chants in support of former dictator Saddam Hussein by Algerian football fans. On Sunday, Iraq’s Air Force team…
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in Basra on Monday in hopes of containing a wave of popular protest that has gripped the southern province…
The Iraqi Foreign Ministry, on Sunday, rejected the Iranian bombardment of partisan sites in the Kurdistan Region, stressing that this act harm to the sovereignty…
Cautious calm prevailed in Iraq’s southern province of Basra on Sunday after four days of angry protests over poor public utilities and unemployment, which left…

Basra protests leave 3 dead: Health Ministry

Three Iraqis were killed and 50 others injured in Friday’s protests in the southern province of Basra, according to the health ministry. In a statement…

Iraq declares curfew in southern Basra

Iraq on Friday declared a curfew in the southern city of Basra following mounting tensions, according to the army. The army’s Basra Operations Command said…

Iraqi authorities cancel planned curfew in Basra

Iraqi authorities have cancelled a planned curfew in the southern city of Basra minutes before it was to start, following the blocking of the Umm…

US urged Israel not to hit targets in Iraq: Report

The U.S. has reportedly urged Israel not to strike any Iranian targets in Iraq, according to Israeli media. U.S. officials reportedly told Israelis “please leave…
The Iraqi army on Wednesday blamed “unidentified gunmen” for the death of six demonstrators on Tuesday in Iraq’s southern Basra province. “The protesters slain yesterday…
Iraq’s newly-elected parliament on Tuesday postponed the election of a new assembly speaker to mid-September after a number of lawmakers decided to boycott the vote.…
The newly-seated Iraqi Parliament convened on Monday for the first time since the May 12 parliamentary elections. Iraqi President Fuad Masum is scheduled to address…
The Iraqi government on Sunday reiterated rejection of using Iraqi territory to launch attacks against any other countries. “All Iraqi state institutions are obligated and…

Iraqi protesters rally for jobs in Basra

Angry protesters blocked a main highway in Iraq’s southern Basra province on Sunday as part of pressure on the government to create jobs and resolve…
Iraqi Vice President Nouri al-Maliki announced on Sunday that he does not plan to run for the post of prime minister. Al-Maliki, who leads the…
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