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Demonstrations in Baghdad take place for a second day

Protesters took to the streets in Iraq's capital Baghdad for a second day in a row demanding government reforms. They were confronted by police who fired tear gas and used stun grenades that led to an exchange at bridges to the Green Zone.

Iraqis rally to revive year-old revolt against the system

Baghdad - Thousands of Iraqis took to the streets Sunday on the first anniversary of a revolt against a political system failing to deliver basic services and against the growing influence of pro-Iran militias.

Veterans of Iraqi turmoil view protesters with sympathy, concern

Baghdad - A year after Iraqi youths launched mass anti-government protests, elder veterans of past "revolutions" have praise for the idealistic activists but also words of caution born from tough experience.

Iraq's 'stadium of horrors' in ruins, but the game goes on

Mosul - Mohamed Fathi, coach of Mosul's football club in northern Iraq, hardly recognises the ruined soccer stadium once used by Islamic State group fighters to fire rockets and lob mortars from.Piles of rubble lie alongside a pitch of bumpy sand.

As oil prices dive, Iraqi Kurds seek to diversify economy

- Iraq's Kurdish region has for decades lived off its oil wealth, but plummeting energy prices amid the pandemic and financial mismanagement are forcing locals to return to long abandoned farms.

Shiite pilgrims in Iraq mourn martyrs old and new

Karbala - Millions have massed in Iraq to mourn one of Shiite Islam's most revered spiritual figures but also to honour modern "martyrs" such as an Iranian general killed in a US drone strike.

In Iraq's Mosul, new statues rise from ashes of IS rule

Mosul - As sunset nears, the residents of Iraq's Mosul flock to a golden-tinted statue of a woman looking out over their scarred city with an expression of steady defiance.

'Beacon of light' of Iraq's Yazidis dies at 87

- Iraq's Yazidi minority paid its last respects to its spiritual leader on Friday as tributes poured in for the cleric, who guided his flock through the horrors of Islamic State group occupation and its aftermath.

Turkey, Iran deploy 'game-changing' drones in north Iraq

Sulaimania - Turkey and Iran are increasingly adopting "game-changing" drones as their weapon of choice against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq, prompting fears for the safety of civilians and stoking geopolitical tensions.

Iraq says 'not happy' with 'dangerous' US pullout threat

Baghdad - Baghdad is "not happy" with a "dangerous" threat by Washington to pull its troops and diplomats out of Iraq, Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein said Wednesday.

A year after unprecedented Iraq protests, what has changed?

Baghdad - Back in October 2019, unprecedented protests demanded the fall of Iraq's ruling class. One year on, with a new government in place and nearly 600 protesters killed, almost nothing has changed.

New US threats to Iraq widen rifts, leave PM exposed

Baghdad - Enraged by near-daily attacks on its interests in Iraq, Washington has threatened to close its embassy in Baghdad, in a blow to a premier seen as a bulwark against Iran.

Iran FM demands protection for diplomatic missions in Iraq

Tehran - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif on Saturday called for the protection of diplomatic installations in Iraq as he hosted his Iraqi counterpart Fuad Hussein in Tehran.

Iraqi youth with development disorders suffer in, and after, Mosul lockdown

Mosul - When Mosul ended its Covid-19 lockdown last month, health specialists faced a disheartening reality: a deterioration among youth with developmental disorders and special needs in the northern Iraqi city.

Iran victims of Iraq gas attack say horrors are a warning

Sardasht - Thirty-three years have passed, but the survivors of an Iraqi poison gas attack on the Iranian town of Sardasht still suffer -- and fight for international recognition of the horrific massacre.

From foe to friend: how Iran transformed post-war Iraq ties

Baghdad - In the four decades since Iran and Iraq went to war, Tehran has turned enmity into influence, seeing its allies installed in Baghdad's halls of power and becoming its top trading partner.

Forty years since the Iran-Iraq war began

Paris - On September 22, 1980, Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein sent troops into neighbouring Iran, starting an eight year war in which hundreds of thousands were killed.

'Just God, the water and us': risking the Channel 'death route' to Britain

Calais - Britain! After years trekking through countless countries, weeks in a filthy camp on the French coast, seven gruelling hours on a small boat tossed about by the Channel, Walid has finally made it.He's managed to cross the so-called death route.

Iraqis dig up Covid-19 dead to rebury in family graves

Najaf - Mohammad al-Bahadli dug into Iraq's hot desert sand with bare hands to reach his father's corpse."Now he can finally be with our people, our family, in the old cemetery," 49-year-old Bahadli said, as relatives sobbed over the body, wrapped in a shroud....

Op-Ed: Trump to reduce US troops in Iraq to just 2,000 in a short time

Only one day after the US Central Command (CENTCOM) announced it was withdrawing 2,200 troops from US President Trump announced even more cuts in the months to come. Now, troop levels in Iraq are at 5,200 but will be at 3,000 by the end of the month.

US confirms it will pull out 2,200 troops from Iraq

The US Central Command CENTCOM officials claim that it will. withdraw 2,200 troops from Iraq before the upcoming US election. The troops are to be withdrawn by the end of September confirming what the Trump administration has said recently.

Return of Saddam-era archive to Iraq opens debate, old wounds

Baghdad - A trove of Saddam-era files secretly returned to Iraq has pried open the country's painful past, prompting hopes some may learn the fate of long-lost relatives along with fears of new bloodshed.

US cuts troops in Iraq on Trump pledge to stop 'endless wars'

Washington - The US announced a sharp cut Wednesday to troop numbers in Iraq, as President Donald Trump seeks to honor his pledge to halt the country's "endless wars" overseas with just two months to go until the election.

US to cut troops in Iraq to 3,000 this month

Washington - The Pentagon will slash the level of US troops in Iraq to 3,000 this month, a senior general said Wednesday, as President Donald Trump seeks to honor a pledge to withdraw from foreign conflicts.

Trump to announce US troop withdrawals from Iraq, Afghanistan

Baghdad - US President Donald Trump was expected to announce further troop withdrawals Wednesday from Afghanistan and from Iraq, where several thousand US troops hunting down jihadist sleeper cells have faced increasing attacks blamed on pro-Iran factions.

Trump to announce US troop withdrawals from Iraq, Afghanistan

Washington - US President Donald Trump will announce further troop withdrawals from Iraq and Afghanistan in the next few days, a senior administration official said Tuesday.

Iraq's Jews fled long ago, heritage struggles on

Arbil - Growing up in Iraq, Omar Farhadi would heat up dinner for his Jewish neighbours when they rested on the Sabbath. Few are left, and their heritage risks fading away too.

Macron to back Iraq 'sovereignty' on first Baghdad visit

Baghdad - French President Emmanuel Macron landed in Baghdad Wednesday on his first official visit to Iraq, where he hopes to help the country reassert its "sovereignty" despite simmering US-Iran tensions.

Gangs, smugglers, poison? Iraq's dead fish kick up stink

- Poisoned water, illegal dams and even armed clashes: these days, fishing for precious barbels in Iraq's majestic river marshes involves navigating precarious waters.

Isolated US vetoes UN resolution over jihadists' fate

New York - The United States' diplomatic isolation grew Monday when it stood alone in the UN Security Council to veto a resolution on the fate of thousands of foreign jihadists being held in Syria and Iraq.
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Dr. Bassam Yousif, professor at Indiana State University
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A bank in Baghdad - protected by US troops.
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There are a number of religious sects such as Yazidi, Zoroastrian, Yarsan, Alevi, Christian, Jewish, Sarayi, Bajwan, Shabak, and Sarli living in Kurdistan, northern Iraq.
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Masked Sunni Muslim gunmen take position with their weapons during a patrol in the city of Falluja, 70 km (44 miles) west of Baghdad, February 8, 2014.
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DANGEROUS: Protesters in Paris last August demand the release of Kurds and Yazidis captured by Islamic State radicals in Iraq and Syria.
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