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Pandemic pushes some Iraqis, broken by conflict, into poverty

Indian Express - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

In Iraq, no resting place for coronavirus dead

Fearing the respiratory illness could somehow spread from the corpses to nearby population centres, Iraqis have sent the bodies of covid-19 victims back to hospital morgues, where they are piling up...
IndiaTimes - Published

Coronavirus | Virus toll in Iran climbs as lockdowns deepen across Middleast

Lebanon was largely shut down while Iraqis were preparing for a curfew set to begin later this week
Hindu - Published

First Iraqis catch coronavirus amid fear of Iran epidemic spillover

Iraq shut schools and universities on Tuesday and told citizens to avoid mass gatherings, as it rushed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus from its neighbor Iran, hit by what appears to be the..
Reuters India - Published

Iraqis wake up to snow for the first time in over a decade

It was a rare moment of respite during which residents took selfies
Hindu - Published

New Iraq PM appeals to the masses but is rejected by protesters

New Prime Minister Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi appealed to downtrodden Iraqis for their support on Saturday hours after his appointment by President Barham Salih, but protesters were already rejecting the..
Reuters India - Published

Iraqis rebuild wrecked protest camp as violence escalates

Anti-government protesters in the southern Iraqi city of Nassiriya say they will not back down despite the destruction of their camp by gunmen in an attack that left at least two people dead.
Reuters India - Published

Iraqis protest, seek ouster of U.S. troops

Thousands of men, women and children massed under grey skies in the Jadiriyah district of east Baghdad, chanting “Get out, get out, occupier!”
Hindu - 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 India - Published

“No, No America”: Thousands of Iraqis rally against US military presence

Indian Express - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

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 India - Published

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..
Reuters India - Published

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..
Reuters India - Published

Iraqis demand new govt amid spike in regional tensions

Baghdad, Jan 11 (IANS) Thousands of Iraqis took to the streets to protest against the recent attacks by the US and Iran on their territory and demanded a new government to help regain autonomy.
Sify - Published

Thousands mourn Iran-backed paramilitary linchpin in southern Iraq

Thousands of Iraqis packed the streets of Basra on Tuesday to mourn militia leader Jamal Jaafar Ibrahimi, known as Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, killed last week by a U.S. air strike alongside his Iranian..
Reuters India - Published

Thousands mourn Soleimani, other 'martyrs' in Baghdad

Baghdad, Jan 5 (IANS) Thousands of Iraqis took part in the funerals of eight people killed in a US airstrike on Baghdad, among them the powerful commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps' Quds..
Sify - Published

New air strike on pro-Iran convoy in Iraq ahead of Soleimani funeral

*Baghdad:* A fresh air strike hit pro-Iran fighters in Iraq early Saturday, as fears grew of a proxy war erupting between Washington and Tehran a day after an American drone strike killed a top Iranian..
Mid-Day - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Iraq could 'pay price' for US strike on Iran commander: Analysts

The US strike on Baghdad international airport targeted a convoy carrying Soleimani and his top Baghdad-based adviser Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy head of Iraq's powerful Hashed al-Shaabi force...
IndiaTimes - Published

Iraqis 'dancing in the street' after Soleimani death: Mike Pompeo

"Iraqis - Iraqis - dancing in the street for freedom; thankful that General Soleimani is no more," Pompeo wrote, alongside footage of scores of people running along a road and waving what appeared to..
IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •Sify

Why did the US become the focus of Iraqis’ anger?

IndiaTimes - Published

Angry Iraqis try to break into U.S. Embassy in Baghdad after airstrikes

The U.S. military carried out the strikes on Sunday against the Kataeb Hezbollah militia, calling it retaliation for last week’s killing of an American contractor in a rocket attack on an Iraqi..
Hindu - Published

Iraqis ignore PM’s vow to quit, continue protests

Demand complete overhaul of system
Hindu - Published

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