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Twin suicide attack kills at least 13 in Baghdad

BAGHDAD: A twin suicide bombing killed at least 13 people and wounded more than 30 in a Baghdad market on Thursday in the first such attack in years. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. Suicide bombings

US pledges to reduce Iraq troops in coming months

WASHINGTON: The United States said it would reduce troops in Iraq in the coming months as tension between the two countries eased under a new US-friendly prime minister in Baghdad. The US also promised support to prop up the struggling

Five missiles hit US Embassy in Baghdad

BAGHDAD: Five rocket hits late Sunday near the US Embassy in the heavily fortified enclave in Baghdad’s Green Zone after the escalating Middle East conflict. The attack has been a dangerous escalation in the recent month of rocket attacks aimed

Funeral prayer of Iranian General being offered in Baghdad

BAGHDAD: The funeral prayer of Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in an airstrike by the US is being offered in Baghdad today. Many people have joined the formal funeral processions for Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, including Iraqi paramilitary

The end of a powerful Iranian General or start of new war?

Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, who was the head of the elite Quds Force, was killed today in an airstrike launched by the United States at Baghdad’s international airport.  Along with Major-General Qassem Soleimani, Iraqi army commander Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis was

US airstrike kills top Iranian Major in Baghdad

BAGHDAD: United States airstrike has killed an Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani at Baghdad airport. United States Department of Defense, the Pentagon confirmed the news airstrike that killed Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, who was the head of the elite Quds Force. Soleimani’s

US embassy attack

There were dramatic scenes at the United States embassy in Baghdad as thousands of protesters demanded an end of American intervention. The two-day standoff was the latest episode in spiraling tensions between the US and Iran. The protesters belonging to

Five dead as Iraqi forces fire on protesters in Baghdad, Karbala

BAGHDAD: Iraqi security forces fired live rounds Monday at anti-government protesters in Baghdad, hours after four demonstrators were shot dead outside the Iranian consulate in the holy city of Karbala. It was the latest bloodshed in a wave of ongoing

More than a dozen dead in renewed Iraq protests

BAGHDAD: More than a dozen demonstrators died in renewed rallies across Iraq’s capital and the south on Friday, with the first reported use of live rounds in this wave of protests. The demonstrations represent a second phase of a week