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IRAQ NEWS

'Unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq... I mean Ukraine': George Bush's faux pas caught on camera

May 19, 2022 1:09 pm

The mix-up occurred while former US President George W Bush was speaking at an event in Dallas on Wednesday.

Thousands flee after clashes erupt in embattled Iraqi town

May 03, 2022 8:49 am

The violence erupted when the Iraqi military launched an operation late Sunday to clear the area of YBS forces, most of them comprised of members from the Yazidi religious minority. By Monday, the fighting spread to other areas in Sinjar district.

Iran suspends talks with Saudi Arabia after mass execution: Report

March 14, 2022 3:12 pm

The Iranian news website Nournews, considered close to the country's Supreme National Security Council, reported the government had unilaterally paused the talks with Saudi Arabia that have been ongoing in Baghdad over the past year aimed at restoring diplomatic ties.

Iran claims missile barrage near US consulate in Iraq

March 13, 2022 11:01 pm

Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard said on its website that it attacked what it described as an Israeli spy center in Irbil.

Iraq: Multiple rockets fall in Erbil

March 13, 2022 9:17 pm

Officials said 12 missiles targeting the capital of the Iraqi Kurdistan region were fired from outside Iraq, "more precisely from the east." No casualties were reported.

Iraq's second largest lake drying up, turning up dead fish

February 23, 2022 12:43 pm

One of Iraq's largest lakes, the man-made Razzaza is seeing a significant decline in water levels and has been hit by pollution and high levels of salinity.

Iran defeats Iraq 1-0 to qualify for spot in World Cup

January 28, 2022 2:14 pm

Taremi, the FC Porto striker, scored the only goal of the game in the 48th minute in the second half.

Prison attack is latest evidence of ISIS resurgence

January 26, 2022 1:30 pm

🔴 On Thursday, Islamic State fighters attacked a prison in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasaka in an attempt to free the 3,500 prisoners held there and took a group of detained boys hostage to use as human shields.

IS gunmen in Iraq kill 11 soldiers in brazen barracks attack

January 21, 2022 11:44 pm

The brazen attack more than 120 kilometers (75 miles) north of the capital Baghdad was one of the deadliest targeting the Iraqi military in recent months.

Iraqi officials: 4 rockets target US Embassy in Baghdad

January 14, 2022 9:29 am

🔴 Three of the missiles struck within the perimeter of the American Embassy, the officials said. Another hit a school located in a nearby residential complex.

IRAQ PHOTOS

On his maiden visit to Iraq, Pope Francis advocates for peaceful coexistence

March 06, 2021 8:57 pm

Al-Sistani, 90, is one of the most senior clerics in Shiite Islam and his rare but powerful political interventions have helped shape present-day Iraq. He is a deeply revered figure in Shiite-majority Iraq.

Mosul - Before and after Islamic State onslaught

September 19, 2014 4:03 pm

A trove of photographs now housed at the Library of Congress, taken in the autumn of 1932, offer a glimpse of Mosul before wars, insurgency, sectarian strife _and now Islamic State militants_ravaged the city. The scenes were captured by staff from the American Colony Photo Department during a visit to Iraq at the end of the British mandate.

Militants shock the world as they seize Iraq's Mosul

June 18, 2014 9:35 am

Al-Qaida-inspired militants seized Iraq’s second city of Mosul, the surrounding Nineveh province and parts of Kirkuk on Tuesday (June 10).

IRAQ VIDEOS

Beginning of the Gulf War: How Bush senior and Saddam Hussein's Iraq locked horns

June 22, 2020 6:19 pm

On this day, US President Bush senior ordered US troops to defend Saudi against a potential Iraqi invasion by Saddam Hussein.

Iraq: first casualty for US forces in ground combat with ISIL

October 23, 2015 11:04 am

One member of a US special operations force has died following an overnight mission (October 21-22) to rescue hostages near Hawija, in northern Iraq.

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