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From TheJournal.ie Iraqi couple enlist help of police to wed despite curfew Wedding Days

Iraqi couple enlist help of police to wed despite curfew

Ahmed Khaled al-Kaabi proposed last year.

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

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

From TheJournal.ie US and UK soldiers among three dead in Iraq rocket attack, US officials report Iraq Military Base

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Iran's Ambassador compares Qasem Soleimani to Michael Collins and says Shannon Airport is 'not a target' Diplomatic Mission

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Does this image show an Iranian ballistic missile launch? Missile Attacks

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Iran 'appears to be standing down': Trump says sanctions to remain in place after missile strikes Iraq

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

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

From TheJournal.ie UK, France and Nato condemn 'reckless' missile attack on Iraqi bases housing US troops Us-iran Tensions

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

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

From TheJournal.ie What do we know about the Iraq air bases targeted by Iran? Iraq

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

Two US air bases were targeted by Iran.

From TheJournal.ie US sparks confusion with Iraq pullout announcement that Pentagon says was sent 'by mistake' Green Zone

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ireland calls for 'maximum restraint' following US assassination of Iranian general Tensions

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Iran warns of 'severe revenge' after top general killed in US airstrike Qasem Soleimani

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Mike Pompeo postpones Ukraine trip after attack on US embassy in Iraq Cancelled

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Trump deploys hundreds of US soldiers to Middle East after embassy attack in Iraq Troops

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

Thousands of soldiers may be deployed in the coming days.

From TheJournal.ie Protesters storm US embassy in Baghdad chanting 'Death to America' Iraq

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Iraq warns US ties at stake after deadly air strikes kill at least 25 fighters Tensions

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Trump confirms ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in US military raid Islamic State

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Dozens of people killed during anti-government protests in Iraq Baghdad

Dozens of people killed during anti-government protests in Iraq

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

From TheJournal.ie More than a dozen people killed as security forces fire at protesters in Iraq Crisis

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Week of protests in Iraq leave 30 people dead Baghdad

Week of protests in Iraq leave 30 people dead

Protesters have been angered by corruption and unemployment.

From TheJournal.ie British Museum says smuggled Iraqi and Afghan artefacts will be returned Afghan War

British Museum says smuggled Iraqi and Afghan artefacts will be returned

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.

From TheJournal.ie Three French IS members sentenced to death in Iraq Capital Punishment

Three French IS members sentenced to death in Iraq

The three men have 30 days to appeal the sentence.

From TheJournal.ie US orders all non-emergency staff to leave embassy and consulate in Iraq Gulf Wars

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Alleged Islamic State leader appears in video for first time in five years Propaganda

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'It's pretty sad': Trump acknowledges security concerns over surprise trip to Iraq Troops

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump makes surprise Christmas visit to US troops deployed in Iraq US Army

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Seven arrested as police foil 'major terrorist attack' planned for public event in the Netherlands Terrorism

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a job like no other': Irish experts who help respond to humanitarian crises Rapid Response

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'We're done with corruption': Fiery cleric and paramilitary leader surge in Iraq elections Early Tallies

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi women suspected of IS links being sexually exploited and refused aid Amnesty International

Iraqi women suspected of IS links being sexually exploited and refused aid

An Amnesty International report has expressed concern about how women and children are sexually exploited.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 1,000 executions were recorded last year, including beheadings and lethal injections Death Penalty

Almost 1,000 executions were recorded last year, including beheadings and lethal injections

Most executions took place in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan – in that order.

From TheJournal.ie German woman sentenced to death in Iraq for joining ISIS Iraq

German woman sentenced to death in Iraq for joining ISIS

She was sentenced in an Iraqi court earlier today.

From TheJournal.ie At least 26 killed in Baghdad twin suicide blast Iraq

At least 26 killed in Baghdad twin suicide blast

This has been the second attack on the capital in three days.

From TheJournal.ie 'Iraq owes us £5m': Ireland's prep ahead of a 1987 visit from one of Saddam's 'Dirty Dozen' 1987 State Papers

'Iraq owes us £5m': Ireland's prep ahead of a 1987 visit from one of Saddam's 'Dirty Dozen'

Departmental notes express concern about getting back the £5 million owed to Ireland in export payments.

From The42 Born in Iraq, raised on GAA: Zak Moradi's incredible journey to Croke Park Not A Hurling Stronghold This post contains videos

Born in Iraq, raised on GAA: Zak Moradi's incredible journey to Croke Park

The Leitrim forward is probably the best hurler to ever come out of Iraq.

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi Prime Minister declares 'end of war against ISIS' Victory Declared

Iraqi Prime Minister declares 'end of war against ISIS'

Iran declared victory over ISIS last month, as the jihadists clung to just a few remaining scraps of territory.

From TheJournal.ie Instagram selfie between Miss Iraq and Miss Israel causes ructions Peace And Love

Instagram selfie between Miss Iraq and Miss Israel causes ructions

Sarah Idan and Adar Gandelsman were in competition with each other at the Miss Universe pageant in Las Vegas. Their two countries are still technically at war.

From TheJournal.ie Iraq-Iran earthquake: Death toll rises to 328, over 2,500 injured 7.3 Magnitude Quake

Iraq-Iran earthquake: Death toll rises to 328, over 2,500 injured

Landslides have been hindering rescue efforts this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why Iraq taking back land from the Kurds is a major headache for the US All About The Oil

Explainer: Why Iraq taking back land from the Kurds is a major headache for the US

The two US allies are at loggerheads over disputed territory in oil-rich Kirkuk.

From TheJournal.ie 'If jihadists die, it's for the best' - France doesn't want its citizens who became Isis fighters coming home Raqqa

'If jihadists die, it's for the best' - France doesn't want its citizens who became Isis fighters coming home

French citizens are among the biggest contingent of overseas fighters who have joined the so-called Islamic State.

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