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Shells on American interests threaten Iraq's fine line between Iran, US

Baghdad - A nearly week-long barrage of anonymous shelling attacks on American interests across Iraq are intended to signal Iran's long reach and "embarrass" Baghdad amid spiralling US-Iran tensions, observers say.

US interests come under repeated fire in Iraq: officials

Baghdad - US assets in Iraq have been targeted at least five times in as many days, officials said Wednesday, amid a tense standoff between Baghdad's key allies, Washingon and Tehran.

Op-Ed: US — Iran best and worst case scenarios — Leading to war?

Sydney - In a move which will reassure nobody, the US today announced the deployment of more troops to the Middle East. The move comes as Iran restarts its uranium enrichment program after the United States pulled out of the international nuclear deal.

US grants energy-hungry Iraq new Iran sanctions waiver: source

Baghdad - The United States has granted Iraq another 90-day waiver to continue with vital energy imports from neighbouring Iran despite re-imposed sanctions, a government source said Saturday.

Iraq's judiciary denies deal to commute French jihadist death sentences

Baghdad - Iraq's judiciary on Tuesday denied it had struck a deal with Paris to commute the death sentences of French nationals convicted in Baghdad for belonging to the Islamic State group.

Cousins in command seal family rule over Iraq Kurds: analysts

Baghdad - The succession of two powerful cousins to the top government posts in Iraqi Kurdistan has sealed the Barzani family's "monarchic" rule over the autonomous region, analysts say.

Iraq harvests go up in smoke, but who lit the fires?

Kirkuk - Resurgent jihadists, ethnic land disputes or regular field burning? Iraq's northern farmlands are on fire, but the area's complex patchwork of grievances has made it hard to identify the culprits.

After years, Baghdad's emblematic 'Green Zone' reopens

Baghdad - It was long the seat of Saddam Hussein's iron-fisted rule, then a sealed-off symbol of US occupation and, more recently, out-of-touch politicians. On Tuesday, Baghdad's emblematic "Green Zone" fully reopens.

Baghdad Green Zone set to open around the clock

Baghdad - Baghdad's high-security Green Zone, home to the Iraqi parliament and US embassy, will be opened to traffic around the clock from Tuesday, the government said.

Iraq sentences all 11 French IS suspects to death

Baghdad - A Baghdad court Monday sentenced to death two more French nationals for belonging to the Islamic State group, leaving all 11 Frenchmen transferred from Syria facing the gallows in Iraq.

Nine French jihadists now on death row in Iraq

Baghdad - Nine French jihadists are now on death row in Iraq after a court sentenced two more to death on Sunday for joining the Islamic State group, rejecting a claim of torture.

Iraq condemns eighth French IS member to death

Baghdad - An Iraqi court on Sunday sentenced to death an eighth Frenchman for joining the Islamic State group, rejecting his claims he was tortured into confessing.

ExxonMobil staff to return to work in Iraq: ministry

Baghdad - Foreign employees of US energy major ExxonMobil will return to work near Iraq's border with Iran Sunday, the oil ministry said, two weeks after being evacuated over tensions between Washington and Tehran.

HRW condemns France 'outsourcing' of IS trials to Iraq

Baghdad - Human Rights Watch on Friday 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 repatriates nearly 200 children of Turkish jihadists

Baghdad - Iraq repatriated to Turkey on Wednesday 188 children of Turks accused of belonging to the Islamic State group, a capital offence in Iraq, the judiciary said.

Iraq condemns 7th Frenchman to death for IS membership

Baghdad - A Baghdad court sentenced a Frenchman to death on Wednesday for joining the Islamic State group, bringing to seven the number of French jihadists on death row in Iraq.

Iraq condemns 7th Frenchman to death for IS membership

Baghdad - A Baghdad court sentenced a Frenchman to death on Wednesday for joining the Islamic State group, bringing to seven the number of French jihadists on death row in Iraq.

Iraq condemns two more French IS members to death

Baghdad - A Baghdad court sentenced two more Frenchmen to death Tuesday for joining the Islamic State jihadist group, raising the number of French IS members on death row in Iraq to six.

Iraq condemns two more French IS members to death

Baghdad - A Baghdad court sentenced two more Frenchmen to death Tuesday for joining the Islamic State jihadist group, raising the number of French IS members on death row in Iraq to six.

Iraq condemns fourth French IS member to death

Baghdad - An Iraqi court on Monday condemned a fourth French citizen to death for joining the Islamic State group, despite France reiterating its opposition to capital punishment.
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