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Iraqi judge who presided over Saddam Hussein’s trial dies of COVID-19

BAGHDAD: A retired Iraqi judge who presided over the trial of Iraq’s late dictator Saddam Hussein has died after battling COVID-19. According to Iraq’s Supreme Judicial Council, Judge Mohammed Oreibi al-Khalifa, 52, passed away in a hospital in Baghdad where

Iraqi protesters clash with security forces in capital

Baghdad: Iraqi security forces clashed with anti-government protesters which have rocked Baghdad for a month cost more lives.  The violence has been centred on two bridges linking Tahrir to the Green Zone on the west bank of the Tigris River