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Iraq: Pilgrimage continues despite coronavirus pandemic [Video]

Iraq: Pilgrimage continues despite coronavirus pandemic

To prevent further spread of the virus, the government imposed a weeklong curfew in Baghdad and other cities and cancelled all domestic flights.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:43Published
Body of British soldier killed in Iraq returned home [Video]

Body of British soldier killed in Iraq returned home

The body of a British soldier killed in Iraq last week has been returned home. Lance Corporal Brodie Gillon, who served as a Reserve with the Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry, died after a dozen..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:06Published
Iraq Rocket Attack: one British, two American personnel killed near Baghdad [Video]

Iraq Rocket Attack: one British, two American personnel killed near Baghdad

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 04:24Published
Iraqi students hold anti-government protests [Video]

Iraqi students hold anti-government protests

Anti-government protests continued in Iraq, with over a thousand students marching through the centre of Baghdad.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published
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.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:40Published
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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published
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

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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..
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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..
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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..
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Iraqi security forces kill two protesters in Baghdad: sources

Two Iraqi protesters were killed on Monday in Baghdad's Tayaran Square after security forces used tear gas and live ammunition, security and medical sources.
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Influential Iraqi cleric Sadr calls for anti-U.S. demonstrations

Populist Iraqi Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr called on Tuesday for a million Iraqis to march against the U.S. "presence and violations" in Iraq after Washington's killing of an Iranian commander in..
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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..
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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..
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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...
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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.
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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..
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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.
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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.
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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..
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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..
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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.
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UK will leave Iraq if Baghdad asks us to go: defense minister

Britain wants to keep its troops in Iraq but will pull out if Baghdad so demands, defense minister Ben Wallace said on Tuesday.
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Soleimani was not in Baghdad on a diplomatic mission: Pompeo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday said Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani was not in Baghdad pursuing a peaceful diplomatic mission when the United States killed him in a drone..
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Egyptair suspends flights to Baghdad for 3 days: statement

EgyptAir, Egypt's flag carrier, said on Tuesday it will suspend its flights to the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, for three days starting from Wednesday because of the instable security situation in Iraq.
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Several helicopters heard flying over Baghdad: Reuters witnesses

Several helicopters could be heard flying over Baghdad on Sunday night, and a letter from the U.S.-led coalition to the Iraqi military seen by Reuters said it would be using helicopters to reposition..
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Top Trump administration officials to brief U.S. Senate on Iran-Iraq Wednesday

Top Trump administration officials including the secretaries of state and defense will brief the full U.S. Senate on Wednesday on the developments in Iraq and Iran after an American drone strike killed..
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U.S. warns citizens in Israel of rocket fire risk

The United States on Monday warned its citizens in Israel and Palestinian territories to be vigilant, citing the risk of rocket fire days after a U.S. drone strike killed an Iranian military commander..
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Iraq and U.S. should work together on troop withdrawal: Iraqi PM

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Monday told the U.S. ambassador to Baghdad, Matthew Tueller, that both countries should work together on implementing an Iraqi parliamentary resolution on the..
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U.S. accuses Russia, China of blocking U.N. statement on Baghdad embassy attack

The United States accused Russia and China on Monday of blocking a United Nations Security Council statement "underscoring the inviolability of diplomatic and consular premises" after a Dec. 31 attack..
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Sanctions threat against Iraq 'not very helpful', German minister says

Threatening Iraq with sanctions is "not very helpful," Germany's foreign minister said on Monday, after U.S. President Donald Trump warned that Baghdad could be hit by sanctions "like they've never..
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Trump threatens sanctions on Baghdad after lawmakers call on U.S. troops to leave

U.S. President Donald Trump threatened sanctions against Baghdad on Sunday after Iraq's parliament called on U.S. troops to leave the country, and the president said if troops did leave, Baghdad would..
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Three rockets fall in Baghdad, including two in Green Zone: military

Three Katyusha rockets fell in Baghdad on Sunday, including two inside the capital's heavily fortified Green Zone housing government buildings and foreign missions, the Iraqi military said.
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Six rockets fall in Baghdad: Iraqi military

Iraq's military said in a statement on Sunday that six Katyusha rockets had fallen in Baghdad; three inside the heavily fortified Green Zone and three others in the nearby Jadriya area.
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NATO to hold urgent meeting on Monday over Iraq-Iran crisis

NATO ambassadors will gather on Monday in Brussels for an urgent meeting convened by the head of the military alliance to discuss the situation in the Middle East after a U.S. drone strike in Baghdad..
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Macron speaks to Trump, says Iran must not escalate situation

Emmanuel Macron expressed France's solidarity with its allies during a telephone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday and said Iran must avoid "destabilizing" actions after a top..
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Iraqi parliament backs government push to expel foreign troops

Iraq's parliament on Sunday backed a recommendation by the prime minister that all foreign troops should be ordered out, responding to the U.S. killing of a top Iranian military commander and an Iraqi..
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Hezbollah leader says he warned Soleimani of assassination threat

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Sunday he had warned Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani of the risk of assassination and met him in the Lebanese capital Beirut on New Year's Day..
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Thousands in Iraq mourn top Iranian general killed by U.S.; rockets fired in Baghdad

With shouts of "Death to America", tens of thousands of people marched in Iraq on Saturday to mourn Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani and an Iraqi militia leader who were killed in a U.S. air..
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Iraqi PM declares national mourning for Soleimani, Muhandis: statement

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi declared on Saturday three days of national mourning for Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani, Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, and others killed..
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Two rockets fall inside Iraqi air base housing U.S. troops: security sources

Two Katyusha rockets fell inside Iraq's Balad air base, 80 km (50 miles) north of Baghdad, which houses U.S. forces on Saturday but caused no casualties, two security sources told Reuters.
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Five wounded in mortar attack on Baghdad neighborhood: police sources

A mortar was launched inside Baghdad's Jadriya neighborhood on Saturday and wounded five people, police sources told Reuters.
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Rocket falls near U.S. embassy in Baghdad, no casualties: police sources

A Katyusha rocket fell near the United States embassy in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone which houses government buildings and foreign missions on Friday but caused no casualties, two police..
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Large crowds march in Baghdad to mourn Soleimani, others killed in U.S. air strike

With shouts of "Death to America", tens of thousands of people marched in Iraq on Saturday to mourn Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani and an Iraqi militia leader who were killed in a U.S. air..
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