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At least 30 killed in bomb attack at Baghdad market
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At least 30 killed in bomb attack at Baghdad market

Jul 19th 2021, 10:00 PM 11,534 Views 5 Comments

The blast happened a day before the Eid al-Adha holiday.

At least 52 dead, 22 wounded in Iraq Covid ward fire
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At least 52 dead, 22 wounded in Iraq Covid ward fire

Jul 13th 2021, 8:14 AM 10,859 Views 2 Comments

There are fears people could still be trapped in the building.

Former US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies aged 88
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Former US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies aged 88

Updated Jun 30th 2021, 9:25 PM 23,687 Views 56 Comments

Rumsfeld led the US into war in Afghanistan and Iraq during the presidency of George W Bush.

Pentagon says US air strikes in Iraq, Syria targeted Iran-backed militia groups
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Pentagon says US air strikes in Iraq, Syria targeted Iran-backed militia groups

Jun 28th 2021, 7:22 AM 16,055 Views 20 Comments

A monitor said the strikes killed at least five militia fighters.

Prank TV show in Iraq depicting Isis attacks is taken off air
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Prank TV show in Iraq depicting Isis attacks is taken off air

May 6th 2021, 10:41 PM 15,170 Views 11 Comments

The show is a form of reality TV and follows Iraqi celebrity guests, including actresses and football players.

Fire at Baghdad Covid hospital kills 82, leaves 110 wounded
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Fire at Baghdad Covid hospital kills 82, leaves 110 wounded

Apr 25th 2021, 10:46 AM 12,630 Views 11 Comments

Flames spread quickly across multiple floors in the middle of the night.

Footage of Irish MEPs in Iraq used in YouTube video promoting a militia group
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Footage of Irish MEPs in Iraq used in YouTube video promoting a militia group

Apr 8th 2021, 4:32 PM 88,988 Views 91 Comments

The European Parliament said the trip by Mick Wallace and Clare Daly does not represent the parliament.

'I have heard voices of sorrow and loss': Pope Francis leaves Iraq after historic trip
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'I have heard voices of sorrow and loss': Pope Francis leaves Iraq after historic trip

Mar 8th 2021, 9:41 AM 8,180 Views 7 Comments

During the first ever papal trip to Iraq, the Pope called for an end to violence and extremism.

Pope prays for Iraq’s war dead in Mosul on last day of tour
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Pope prays for Iraq’s war dead in Mosul on last day of tour

Mar 7th 2021, 8:24 AM 8,062 Views 7 Comments

The pontiff was due to celebrate an open-air Mass on the last day of his visit.

Pope Francis arrives in Iraq for first papal visit amid pandemic and security concerns
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Pope Francis arrives in Iraq for first papal visit amid pandemic and security concerns

Updated Mar 5th 2021, 12:15 PM 21,644 Views 46 Comments

Foreign minister Fuad Hussein said Iraqis were eager to welcome Francis’s ‘message of peace and tolerance’.

Intense preparations being carried out ahead of Pope's visit to Iraq
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Intense preparations being carried out ahead of Pope's visit to Iraq

Mar 3rd 2021, 9:56 AM 13,610 Views 19 Comments

Pope Francis is set to meet the revered Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in Najaf.

Iraqi couple enlist help of police to wed despite curfew
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Iraqi couple enlist help of police to wed despite curfew

Apr 12th 2020, 3:25 PM 49,275 Views 58 Comments

Ahmed Khaled al-Kaabi proposed last year.

When a League of Ireland side travelled to a 'war zone' for a game against Iraq
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When a League of Ireland side travelled to a 'war zone' for a game against Iraq

Apr 3rd 2020, 2:55 PM 22,271 Views 9 Comments

The World Cup warm-up match for the Iraqi team was part of the birthday celebrations of Saddam Hussein.

US and UK soldiers among three dead in Iraq rocket attack, US officials report
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US and UK soldiers among three dead in Iraq rocket attack, US officials report

Mar 11th 2020, 10:25 PM 15,578 Views 4 Comments

This evening, a volley of rockets hit the Taji air base north of Baghdad, which hosts troops from the US-led coalition helping local forces.

Iran's Ambassador compares Qasem Soleimani to Michael Collins and says Shannon Airport is 'not a target'
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Iran's Ambassador compares Qasem Soleimani to Michael Collins and says Shannon Airport is 'not a target'

Jan 10th 2020, 2:33 PM 37,843 Views 74 Comments

Mahmoud Islami was speaking at a briefing at Iran’s Embassy in Dublin.

A 'least worst' and 'carefully calculated' tactic: Why Iran chose to carry out this morning's strikes on bases housing US troops
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A 'least worst' and 'carefully calculated' tactic: Why Iran chose to carry out this morning's strikes on bases housing US troops

Jan 8th 2020, 6:30 PM 28,251 Views 45 Comments

Trump has said that new economic sanctions will be imposed on Iran after the strike this morning.

FactCheck: Does this image show an Iranian ballistic missile launch?
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FactCheck: Does this image show an Iranian ballistic missile launch?

Jan 8th 2020, 5:08 PM 221 Views 0 Comments

Iran launched missile attacks on military bases housing US troops last night – but was this one of the missiles?

Iran 'appears to be standing down': Trump says sanctions to remain in place after missile strikes
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Iran 'appears to be standing down': Trump says sanctions to remain in place after missile strikes

Jan 8th 2020, 4:43 PM 27,462 Views 87 Comments

There were no casualties after Iran fired more than a dozen ballistic missiles in the early hours of this morning.

UK, France and Nato condemn 'reckless' missile attack on Iraqi bases housing US troops
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UK, France and Nato condemn 'reckless' missile attack on Iraqi bases housing US troops

Updated Jan 8th 2020, 1:15 PM 56,726 Views 123 Comments

While condemning Iran’s attack, Boris Johnson said that slain general Qasem Soleimani “had the blood of British troops on his hands.”

What do we know about the Iraq air bases targeted by Iran?
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What do we know about the Iraq air bases targeted by Iran?

Jan 8th 2020, 10:44 AM 12,873 Views 12 Comments

Two US air bases were targeted by Iran.

US sparks confusion with Iraq pullout announcement that Pentagon says was sent 'by mistake'
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US sparks confusion with Iraq pullout announcement that Pentagon says was sent 'by mistake'

Jan 7th 2020, 7:18 AM 33,875 Views 26 Comments

The US drone strike that killed Iranian general Qasem Soleimani has sparked fury in both Iran and Iraq.

Ireland calls for 'maximum restraint' following US assassination of Iranian general
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Ireland calls for 'maximum restraint' following US assassination of Iranian general

Updated Jan 4th 2020, 4:50 PM 63,792 Views 104 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs has said any Irish person in Iraq should ‘leave immediately’.

Iran warns of 'severe revenge' after top general killed in US airstrike
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Iran warns of 'severe revenge' after top general killed in US airstrike

Updated Jan 3rd 2020, 10:03 AM 44,178 Views 62 Comments

The Pentagon described the operation as a “decisive defensive action”.

Mike Pompeo postpones Ukraine trip after attack on US embassy in Iraq
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Mike Pompeo postpones Ukraine trip after attack on US embassy in Iraq

Jan 2nd 2020, 3:58 PM 6,915 Views 12 Comments

A mob of pro-Iran demonstrators stormed the US embassy in Baghdad yesterday.

Trump deploys hundreds of US soldiers to Middle East after embassy attack in Iraq
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Trump deploys hundreds of US soldiers to Middle East after embassy attack in Iraq

Jan 1st 2020, 8:32 AM 19,731 Views 39 Comments

Thousands of soldiers may be deployed in the coming days.

Protesters storm US embassy in Baghdad chanting 'Death to America'
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Protesters storm US embassy in Baghdad chanting 'Death to America'

Updated Dec 31st 2019, 7:30 PM 36,220 Views 71 Comments

US security forces inside the compound fired tear gas in an attempt to disperse the crowds.

Iraq warns US ties at stake after deadly air strikes kill at least 25 fighters
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Iraq warns US ties at stake after deadly air strikes kill at least 25 fighters

Updated Dec 30th 2019, 7:40 PM 20,539 Views 19 Comments

The attack saw US planes hit several bases belonging to the Hezbollah Brigades.

Trump confirms ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in US military raid
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Trump confirms ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in US military raid

Updated Oct 27th 2019, 1:32 PM 42,162 Views 135 Comments

Baghdadi ignited an explosive vest after being chased into a tunnel by US forces.

Dozens of people killed during anti-government protests in Iraq
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Dozens of people killed during anti-government protests in Iraq

Oct 26th 2019, 2:19 PM 9,974 Views 20 Comments

Nearly 200 people have died and thousands have been wounded since the rallies first began earlier this mont.

More than a dozen people killed as security forces fire at protesters in Iraq
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More than a dozen people killed as security forces fire at protesters in Iraq

Oct 6th 2019, 4:55 PM 7,528 Views 10 Comments

The clashes came after authorities earlier lifted a round-the-clock curfew in Baghdad.

Week of protests in Iraq leave 30 people dead
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Week of protests in Iraq leave 30 people dead

Oct 3rd 2019, 10:45 PM 7,995 Views 5 Comments

Protesters have been angered by corruption and unemployment.

British Museum says smuggled Iraqi and Afghan artefacts will be returned
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British Museum says smuggled Iraqi and Afghan artefacts will be returned

Jul 8th 2019, 10:06 PM 12,895 Views 25 Comments

Some of the works were discovered in 2002 after two badly made wooden crates sent from Pakistan caught the attention of British authorities at Heathrow Airport.

Three French IS members sentenced to death in Iraq
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Three French IS members sentenced to death in Iraq

May 26th 2019, 4:00 PM 14,500 Views 25 Comments

The three men have 30 days to appeal the sentence.

US orders all non-emergency staff to leave embassy and consulate in Iraq
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US orders all non-emergency staff to leave embassy and consulate in Iraq

May 15th 2019, 11:23 AM 13,457 Views 28 Comments

US signals about escalating danger posed by Iran have been met with some skepticism by Washington’s allies.

Alleged Islamic State leader appears in video for first time in five years
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Alleged Islamic State leader appears in video for first time in five years

Apr 29th 2019, 8:14 PM 23,737 Views 29 Comments

The world’s most wanted man was last seen in Mosul in 2014

'It's pretty sad': Trump acknowledges security concerns over surprise trip to Iraq
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'It's pretty sad': Trump acknowledges security concerns over surprise trip to Iraq

Dec 27th 2018, 7:58 AM 31,828 Views 32 Comments

The US President says his concerns were for the First Lady, not for himself.

Donald Trump makes surprise Christmas visit to US troops deployed in Iraq
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Donald Trump makes surprise Christmas visit to US troops deployed in Iraq

Dec 26th 2018, 8:33 PM 24,419 Views 78 Comments

The visit was Trump’s first to US troops in a war zone since he was elected president two years ago.

Seven arrested as police foil 'major terrorist attack' planned for public event in the Netherlands
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Seven arrested as police foil 'major terrorist attack' planned for public event in the Netherlands

Sep 28th 2018, 10:27 AM 38,710 Views 61 Comments

Police had yet to identify the target of the planned attack.

'It's a job like no other': Irish experts who help respond to humanitarian crises
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'It's a job like no other': Irish experts who help respond to humanitarian crises

May 15th 2018, 6:30 PM 11,862 Views 0 Comments

Irish people have responded to emergencies in Iraq, Libya and Africa, to name a few.

'We're done with corruption': Fiery cleric and paramilitary leader surge in Iraq elections
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'We're done with corruption': Fiery cleric and paramilitary leader surge in Iraq elections

May 14th 2018, 11:01 AM 8,911 Views 8 Comments

The complex electoral arithmetic of the Iraqi system, however, means that the final makeup of 329-seat parliament is still far from decided.

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