Iraq


Fresh protest, gunfire in Baghdad

2019-10-05 22:09

Dozens of anti-government protesters have taken to the streets near Iraq's oil ministry, as gunfire broke out in central Baghdad.

WATCH | Iraq imposes curfew, cuts internet as major protests rock country

2019-10-03 20:01

Iraq's government has cut internet access, imposed curfews and deployed forces to secure key facilities. WATCH NOW.

WATCH | Teen blinded under ISIS rule in Iraq realises radio dream

2019-08-24 19:52

During Islamic State's control of Mosul, an Iraqi teenager lost her eyesight due to lack of medical access. But the setback did not dent the perseverance she needed to become a presenter at a local radio station.

New Zealand calls time on non-combat mission in Iraq

2019-06-10 09:13

New Zealand will begin scaling back its non-combat mission in Iraq and bring home the last of its troops by mid-2020, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said.

Iraq's president calls on neighbours, allies for Iran's stability

2019-05-31 19:02

Gulf and Arab leaders are in Saudi Arabia for high-level meetings over rising US-Iran tensions.

Trump pardons US army officer convicted of killing Iraqi

2019-05-07 22:14

President Donald Trump has granted a full pardon to a former US Army officer convicted of the 2009 murder of an Iraqi detainee.

Iraqi women, children bear the burden of ISIS legacy

2019-04-24 15:12

Thousands of Iraqi families bear the burden of guilt because of choices their male relatives made under ISIS.

Iran leader says Iraq should demand US withdraw troops

2019-04-07 18:30

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called on Iraq to demand US troops leave "as soon as possible" during a meeting with the Iraqi prime minister in Tehran.

Ferry sinking: Anger and grief over Iraq ferry disaster that killed almost 100 people

2019-03-25 14:01

Iraq's parliament voted to sack a provincial official following the tragic sinking of a ferry that killed nearly 100 people.

Catastrophic scenes of sinking ferry: 'Drowned woman and children slid away across the water like plastic bags'

2019-03-21 22:50

A ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year and Mother's Day capsized in the Tigris River near the Iraqi city of Mosul, killing at least 83 people.

 

UPDATE | Iraq protest death toll nears 100

2019-10-05 08:41

The death toll from mass protests in Baghdad and cities across southern Iraq rose to 93 on Saturday as the unrest entered its fifth day, parliament's human rights commission said.

WATCH | Jaw-dropping footage shows US warplanes bomb ISIS 'island'

2019-09-11 14:58

The US Air Force have shown off a jaw-dropping video which shows them bombing what they say is a "Daesh infested island".

SEE: Kuwait emir visits Iraq over Gulf rift

2019-06-19 22:31

Kuwait’s ruler has arrived in Iraq amid unprecedented regional tensions after attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

HRW condemns France 'outsourcing' of ISIS trials to Iraq

2019-06-01 09:32

Human Rights Watch has condemned France's "outsourcing" of trials of Islamic State group suspects to "abusive justice systems", after seven of its nationals have this week been sentenced to death in Iraq.

Iraq warns of 'danger of war' as Iran's top diplomat visits

2019-05-27 22:00

Iraqi leaders have warned of the risks of war during a visit by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, whose country is locked in a tense standoff with the United States.

Iraq excludes 45 000 children born under ISIS rule - charity

2019-05-01 07:34

An estimated 45 000 children in Iraq who were born under the rule of the Islamic State group are being excluded from society because the government denies them documentation and ID papers, an international charity said.

After ISIS war, Iraq seeks to reclaim status in Arab world

2019-04-16 05:43

After decades of conflict, Iraq is seeking to reclaim a leadership role and status in the Arab world with a centrist policy and a determination among the country's top leaders to maintain good relations with both Iran and the United States.

Iraq arrests Mosul ferry owners after deadly disaster

2019-03-31 18:08

Officials say owners of the ferry that capsized in Mosul have been arrested along with the engineers who certified the vessel.

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2019-03-22 07:43

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UPDATE: At least 54 dead, mostly women and children, as ferry sinks in Tigris River near Iraq's Mosul

2019-03-21 17:02

Most of casualties are women and children who could not swim, local official is quoted as saying by Reuters.

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