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Reveling in the joys of books, and reading, at a Baghdad book fair

December 19, 2021 12:35 pm

Inside is the Baghdad International Book Fair. It’s not even the bigger book fair of the same name that the Iraqi government has sponsored for decades. But it’s a book fair nonetheless.

Iraqi PM survives assassination attempt, ramping up tensions

November 07, 2021 8:39 pm

The statement released by state-run media said the failed assassination attempt was with “an explosives-laden drone that tried to target his residence in the Green Zone.”

1 killed, scores injured in rally over Iraq election results

November 06, 2021 10:42 am

The protesters reject the results of last month's parliamentary elections that saw the pro-Iran militias as the biggest losers.

Drones target northern Iraqi airport after two month lull

September 12, 2021 8:32 am

Kurdistan's Counter-Terrorism Service said at least two drones carrying explosives targeted the airport in a statement. It said the attack did not lead to any casualties.

In Iraq, going viral can bring fame, and the threat of violence

July 27, 2021 2:04 pm

"When I met (Prime Minister Mustafa) al-Kadhimi the criticism of me increased because some thought that Kadhimi gave me money and told me ‘don’t shoot any video any more, don’t talk about Iraq and what is happening in it,’” Ali said.

Iraqi officials: Roadside bomb kills 30 in Baghdad market

July 20, 2021 8:54 am

It was the third time this year that a bomb hit a market in the densely populated neighbourhood in eastern Baghdad.

Iraq Interior Ministry: 82 killed in Baghdad hospital fire

April 25, 2021 3:56 pm

In response to the fire, Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi fired the director-general of the Baghdad Health Department in the al-Rusafa area, where the hospital is located.

At least 27 dead in fire at Baghdad hospital for Covid-19 patients

April 25, 2021 10:35 am

The fire at the Ibn Khatib hospital in the Diyala Bridge area of the Iraqi capital occurred after an accident caused an oxygen tank to explode, sources said.

Iran, Saudis hold talks in Baghdad, few expect quick results

April 21, 2021 12:26 pm

The hosting of Saudi-Iran talks is also a significant step for Iraq, which has ties with both the U.S. and Iran and has often borne the brunt of Saudi-Iran rivalry.

Rockets strike near US base in Iraq, killing 1, wounding 8

February 16, 2021 8:31 am

One civilian contractor with the coalition was killed and five others wounded, coalition spokesman US Army Col. Wayne Marotto said. One US service member was wounded, he said.


Iraq protests: Baghdad blocked as unrest escalates, five more killed

November 05, 2019 11:29 am

Tens of thousands of Iraqis have been demonstrating in central Baghdad and across mostly Shiite southern Iraq since October 25, calling for the overthrow of the government and sweeping political change.