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Baghdad: Capital of Iraq
Baghdad is the capital of Iraq and the second-largest city in the Arab world. Located along the Tigris River, the city was founded in the 8th century and became the capital of the Abbasid Caliphate. Within a short time of its inception, Baghdad evolved into a significant cultural, commercial, and intellectual center of the Muslim world. This, in addition to housing several key academic institutions, including the House of Wisdom, as well as hosting a multiethnic and multireligious environment, garnered the city a worldwide reputation as the "Centre of Learning".

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U.N. envoy condemns use of birdshot against Iraqi protesters

The top United Nations envoy to Iraq condemned on Monday the use of hunting rifles loaded with birdshot against peaceful protesters in Baghdad and urged the government to ensure those demonstrating are..
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Rockets hit U.S. coalition base in Baghdad, no casualties

Rockets hit a U.S.-led military coalition's Baghdad headquarters early on Sunday but caused no casualties, a coalition spokesman said, in the latest attack to target U.S. facilities in Iraq.
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Videos for Baghdad


Anti-government protests take economic toll in Baghdad [Video]Anti-government protests take economic toll in Baghdad

Months of anti-government protests in Iraq's capital has been bad for business on the oldest street in Baghdad.

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Iran marks revolution anniversary amid U.S. tensions [Video]Iran marks revolution anniversary amid U.S. tensions

Tens of thousands of Iranians poured into the streets of Tehran on Tuesday morning to commemorate the 41st anniversary of the Islamic revolution, against a backdrop of escalating tensions with the..

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Irans mark revolution anniversary amid U.S. tensions [Video]Irans mark revolution anniversary amid U.S. tensions

Tens of thousands of Iranians poured into the streets of Tehran on Tuesday morning to commemorate the 41st anniversary of the Islamic revolution, against a backdrop of escalating tensions with the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

Iraqi protesters reject new PM in marches across the country [Video]Iraqi protesters reject new PM in marches across the country

Protesters marched in Baghdad and southern cities in Iraq on Sunday against the appointment of the country's new Prime Minister Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi. Emer McCarthy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:39Published

Two Iraq protesters killed as anti-government unrest persists [Video]Two Iraq protesters killed as anti-government unrest persists

Unidentified gunmen shot dead two protesters in the southern Iraqi city of Nassiriya after security forces began a crackdown on months-long demonstrations against the country’s largely Iran-backed..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:05Published

Iraq: Three rockets hit US embassy in Baghdad [Video]Iraq: Three rockets hit US embassy in Baghdad

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:26Published

Four killed after Iraqi security forces raid protest camps [Video]Four killed after Iraqi security forces raid protest camps

Iraqi security forces raided Baghdad's main protest site on Saturday and tried to eject protesters in southern cities, firing tear gas and bullets killing four people and wounding dozens more, police..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:47Published

Thousands rally in Baghdad against US military presence [Video]Thousands rally in Baghdad against US military presence

People responded to a call by Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr who has been rallying his supporters against Washington's interference.

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"No to America": Thousands of Iraqis rally against U.S. military presence [Video]"No to America": Thousands of Iraqis rally against U.S. military presence

Thousands of Iraqis rallied at two central Baghdad intersections on Friday after a prominent cleric called for a "million strong" protest against the American military presence, following the U.S...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

Iraqi security forces and anti-government protesters clash in Baghdad [Video]Iraqi security forces and anti-government protesters clash in Baghdad

The latest violence comes after three demonstrators were killed in clashes on Monday. View on euronews

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BP pulls out of Iraq's Kirkuk field: sources [Video]BP pulls out of Iraq's Kirkuk field: sources

EXCLUSIVE: BP has pulled out of Iraq's giant Kirkuk oilfield after its $100 million exploration contract expired with no agreement on the field's expansion, sources have told Reuters. David Pollard..

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Iraqi security forces kill at least three protesters in Baghdad [Video]Iraqi security forces kill at least three protesters in Baghdad

Demonstrators in the capital and several southern cities blockade major roads as anti-government rallies intensify.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 05:17Published

Rockets hit Iraq military base near Baghdad amid US-Iran tensions [Video]Rockets hit Iraq military base near Baghdad amid US-Iran tensions

Airbase that used to house US troops north of Baghdad targeted with rocket barrage, wounding four Iraqi soldiers.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:41Published

7 Bombs Strike Iraqi Joint Military Base Housing US Soldiers [Video]7 Bombs Strike Iraqi Joint Military Base Housing US Soldiers

At least four Iraqi soldiers were reportedly wounded on Sunday in the latest rocket attack on an Iraqi military base. Business Insider reports eight rockets were launched at the Balad joint airbase,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Esper: 'I didn't see' specific Iranian threat to U.S. embassies [Video]Esper: 'I didn't see' specific Iranian threat to U.S. embassies

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Sunday said he did not see a specific Iranian plot to attack American embassies in Baghdad or elsewhere before the administration decided to kill an Iranian..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:54Published

Defense Secretary Mark Esper Admits To Not Seeing Specific Evidence Regarding Qassem Soleimani [Video]Defense Secretary Mark Esper Admits To Not Seeing Specific Evidence Regarding Qassem Soleimani

President Donald Trump claimed there was a threat on multiple embassies. He reacted to that threat by ordering the killing of former Iraninan Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani. According to Business Insider,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Iran admits ‘unintentionally’ shooting down Ukrainian jet [Video]Iran admits ‘unintentionally’ shooting down Ukrainian jet

Iran has announced that its military “unintentionally” shot down the Ukrainian passenger jet that crashed earlier this week, killing all 176 aboard. The plane was shot down early on Wednesday,..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:42Published

Top Iran general killed: Thousands join Baghdad funeral for slain commanders [Video]Top Iran general killed: Thousands join Baghdad funeral for slain commanders

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 04:29Published

Trump defends Soleimani killing at Ohio rally [Video]Trump defends Soleimani killing at Ohio rally

At his first re-election campaign of the new year, President Donald Trump made the killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani a major theme.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

Trump Claims 'American Justice' With Killing Of Qassem Soleimani [Video]Trump Claims 'American Justice' With Killing Of Qassem Soleimani

President Donald Trump used the death of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in his re-election campaign. According to Reuters, thousands of people cheered when Trump said Soleimani’s death saved lives...

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Trump: Soleimani killed because Iran sought to 'blow up' embassy [Video]Trump: Soleimani killed because Iran sought to 'blow up' embassy

President Donald Trump on Thursday said that he ordered the killing of Iran's top general because Iranians "were looking to blow up our embassy."

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

'Very clear' Trump had to take action on Iran: McCarthy [Video]'Very clear' Trump had to take action on Iran: McCarthy

U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday said it was 'welcome news' that there were no U.S. casualties after Iranian missiles were fired on military bases housing U.S. troops in Iraq and..

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There are 'hurdles' to overcome before U.S. troops pull out of Iraq - Esper [Video]There are 'hurdles' to overcome before U.S. troops pull out of Iraq - Esper

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said on Tuesday that 'procedural hurdles' would have to be overcome by the Iraqi government before U.S. troops would pull out of Iraq, should Iraq request a U.S...

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Iraqi authorities reopen Baghdad bridge shut for months by protests

Iraqi authorities reopened one of Baghdad's major bridges on Wednesday, shut for months by anti-government protesters, in a sign of a lull in unrest that has killed hundreds of people and forced the..
Reuters - Published

Militant group targets supply convoy south of Baghdad: military statement

Militants on Monday targeted a convoy carrying food supplies south of Baghdad using an explosive device, the Iraqi military said in a statement, leading to only material losses.
Reuters - Published

Slain commander Soleimani sought stability: Iranian president

Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian military commander killed in a U.S. drone strike on Jan. 3 in Baghdad, had sought to bring stability to the Middle East, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Violence escalates in Iraq as government pushes to end protests

Gunmen shot dead two protesters in Iraq's southern city of Nassiriya overnight and a Baghdad district became a battlefield on the third day of a drive by security forces to end months of demonstrations..
Reuters - Published

Iraqi security forces kill protester, rockets hit U.S. embassy

Iraqi security forces shot at anti-government protesters in Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least one person, and unidentified men set fire to sit-in tents in a southern Iraqi city, police and medics..
Reuters - Published

Iraqi security forces clash with protesters in Baghdad and other cities

Iraqi security forces fired teargas and live bullets in clashes on Sunday with protesters who resisted with stones and petrol bombs, Reuters witnesses and security sources said.
Reuters - Published

Iraq populist cleric calls for anti-U.S. demonstrations on Sunday

Iraqi populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr called for demonstrations against the U.S. embassy on Sunday in Baghdad and other cities, a statement from his office said.
Reuters - Published

Iraqi security forces raid protest camps, 4 killed after Sadr supporters withdraw

Iraqi security forces raided Baghdad's main protest site on Saturday and tried to eject protesters in southern cities, firing tear gas and bullets killing four people and wounding dozens more, police..
Reuters - Published

Iraqi security forces raid Baghdad's main protest camp, shoot at demonstrators

Iraqi security forces raided Baghdad's main protest site at Tahrir Square on Saturday, firing live rounds and tear gas at anti-government demonstrators who have camped out there for months, Reuters..
Reuters - Published

Iraqi police clash with protesters, try to clear main sit-ins in Baghdad and Basra

Iraqi security forces clashed with protesters, wounding seven of them in Baghdad on Saturday after authorities began to remove concrete barriers erected for months near a main anti-government..
Reuters - Published

Clashes in Baghdad wound 7, authorities remove barriers and open roads

Police clashed with protesters in central Baghdad on Saturday, wounding seven, after authorities began removing concrete blocks from the Iraqi capital's main protest site, security and medical sources..
Reuters - Published

Three French nationals and one Iraqi missing in Baghdad: French NGO

Three French nationals and one Iraqi have gone missing in Baghdad, French NGO SOS Chretiens d'Orient said on Friday, adding authorities had been informed on Wednesday and no ransom had been demanded..
Reuters - Published

Two Iraqi protesters killed, 25 wounded in clashes with police: sources

Two protesters were killed and 25 wounded on Friday in clashes with security forces in central Baghdad, police and medical sources said.
Reuters - Published

'No, No America': Iraq protesters demand expulsion of U.S. troops

Tens of thousands of Iraqis rallied in central Baghdad on Friday calling for the expulsion of U.S. troops, but the protest mostly dissipated after a few hours despite fears of violence following a..
Reuters - Published

'No, No America': Thousands of Iraqis rally against U.S. military presence

Thousands of Iraqis rallied at two central Baghdad intersections on Friday after a prominent cleric called for a "million strong" protest against the American military presence, following the U.S...
Reuters - Published

Young man killed as Baghdad protests rage

A masked protester stretches his arm out through a cloud of tear gas, trying to reach a comrade fatally injured by a blow to the head during clashes with security services in Iraq.
Reuters - Published

U.S. says no uptick in violence from Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

The United States has seen no uptick in Islamic State activity in Syria and Iraq, U.S. special representative for Syria James Jeffrey said on Thursday, weeks after a U.S. drone strike killed Iranian..
Reuters - Published

Iraq happy with U.S. troops, Trump says at talks over mission's future

Iraq likes what U.S. troops are doing there, President Donald Trump said on Wednesday at talks with the Iraqi president about the future of the mission, which has been in doubt since a U.S. drone..
Reuters - Published

Soleimani killing adds dangerous new dimension to Iraq unrest

Iranian-backed Shi'ite factions have exhorted Iraqis to turn out for a "million-strong" march on Friday aimed at whipping up anti-American sentiment as the United States' struggle with Iran plays out..
Reuters - Published

Three rockets fall inside Baghdad's Green Zone, no casualties: sources

Three Katyusha rockets fell on Tuesday inside Baghdad's Green Zone which houses government buildings and foreign missions, Iraqi police sources told Reuters.
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Blast heard in Iraqi capital Baghdad, cause unknown: Reuters witness

Two blasts were heard in Baghdad on Tuesday, Reuters witnesses said. It was not immediately possible to confirm the causes or locations.
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Four protesters, two policemen killed as Iraq unrest resumes

Six Iraqis including two police officers were killed and scores were wounded in Baghdad and other cities on Monday in clashes with security forces, medical and security sources said, as anti-government..
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Two Iraqi policemen, two protesters killed as anti-government unrest resumes

Four Iraqis including two police officers were killed and scores were wounded in Baghdad and other cities on Monday in clashes with security forces, medical and security sources said, as..
Reuters - Published

Iraqi security forces kill one protester, wound 25: sources

Iraqi security forces killed at least one protester and wounded 25 others on Friday when they launched tear gas canisters to break up a crowd blocking Baghdad's Sinak bridge, security and medical..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo: U.S. to work with Iraqi leaders to get to 'the right place' on U.S. troop deployment

The United States will work with Iraqi leaders to 'get to the right place' on U.S. troop deployment in the country, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday, following a request from Baghdad..
Reuters - Published

Washington spurns Iraqi call to remove troops

Washington on Friday spurned an Iraqi request to prepare to pull out its troops, amid heightened U.S.-Iranian tensions after the U.S. killing of an Iranian commander in Baghdad, and said it was..
Reuters - Published

Trump believes Iran was targeting four U.S. embassies: Fox News

President Donald Trump said on Friday Iran probably had targeted the U.S. embassy in Baghdad and was aiming to attack four U.S. embassies when its top general, Qassem Soleimani, was killed in a U.S...
Reuters - Published

Washington rebuffs Iraqi request to pull out troops

Washington rebuffed an Iraqi request on Friday to prepare to pull out its troops, amid heightened U.S.-Iranian tensions following the U.S. killing of an Iranian commander in Baghdad.
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Informants in Iraq, Syria helped U.S. kill Iran's Soleimani - sources

Iranian General Qassem Soleimani arrived at the Damascus airport in a vehicle with dark-tinted glass. Four soldiers from Iran’s Revolutionary Guards rode with him. They parked near a staircase..
Reuters - Published

Egyptair to resume flights to Baghdad on Saturday

Egyptian national carrier Egyptair will resume flights to Baghdad on Saturday after assessing the security situation, the airline on Twitter.
Reuters - Published

Iraqi foreign ministry will summon Tehran envoy over strikes: statement

Iraq's foreign ministry said on Wednesday it rejected Iran's missile attack on Iraqi military bases housing U.S. troops and would summon Tehran's ambassador in Baghdad to convey its protest.
Reuters - Published

Denmark to move some of its troops from Iraq to Kuwait

Denmark will temporarily move some of its military personnel based at the Iraqi al-Asad base and in Baghdad to Kuwait due to security concerns in the wake of an Iranian missile attack on the air base..
Reuters - Published

Iraqi leader faces tricky balancing act as main allies confront one another

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Wednesday urged Washington and Tehran to show restraint following Iranian missile attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq as he sought to deal with the two long-standing..
Reuters - Published

Emirates Airline cancels Baghdad flight on Wednesday after Iran strike

Dubai-based Emirates Airline canceled a return flight to Baghdad on Wednesday following Iran's missile attack on U.S.-led forces in Iraq.
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Flydubai cancels Wednesday flight to Baghdad after Iran strike

United Arab Emirates airline flydubai canceled a flight to Baghdad on Wednesday after Iran earlier launched missile attacks on U.S. led forces in Iraq.
Reuters - Published

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