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Iraq protests: 12 killed, almost 600 injured

Iraq protests: 12 killed, almost 600 injured

At least 12 demonstrators have been killed and 571 injured in southern Iraq, officials said, as protests against unemployment spread on Saturday from the port city of Basra to other parts of the country including Baghdad. Protests that …

5.4 quake hits Iran-Iraq border

5.4 quake hits Iran-Iraq border

A 5.4 magnitude earthquake struck the Iran-Iraq border early on Sunday morning, News.am reported citing European Mediterranean Seismological Center. The epicenter was at the depth of 52 kilometers. No casualties have been reported. …

Saudi Arabia and Iraq launch flights

Saudi Arabia and Iraq launch flights

Saudi budget-carrier flynas launched the first direct flight between the kingdom and Iraq since the Gulf War 27 years ago, marking another move by the kingdom to improve ties with its neighbor in an attempt to blunt rival Iran’s vast …

 Iraqi Kurds intend to hold independence referendum in 2017

Iraqi Kurds intend to hold independence referendum in 2017

The two ruling parties in Iraqi Kurdistan region, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), have agreed on holding an independence referendum, the Iraqi media reported. The spokesperson for the …

Rockets hit Baghdad Green Zone after deadly protest

Rockets hit Baghdad Green Zone after deadly protest

Several rockets fired from inside Baghdad on Saturday struck the capital's fortified Green Zone area that houses most of Iraq's key institutions and main embassies, officials said. "Several Katyusha rockets fired from the …

1 killed as pro-Sadr protests turn violent in Iraq

1 killed as pro-Sadr protests turn violent in Iraq

An Iraqi protester was killed when security forces dispersed a rally staged by supporters of firebrand Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in the capital Baghdad to demand the dissolution of the country’s election commission, …

 Serial explosions kill six in Baghdad

Serial explosions kill six in Baghdad

Chain explosions have killed at least six civilians in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, leaving dozens of others injured. The casualties occurred on Tuesday in three explosions across the city, Iraq’s al-Sumariah news network …

Iraqi helicopter crashes near Baiji

Iraqi helicopter crashes near Baiji

An Iraqi military helicopter crashed Wednesday in Iraq's northern central province of Salahudin due to technical malfunction, killing two crew members, a provincial security source said. The chopper crashed while it was flying near …

Baghdad market hit by two bombs, killing at least 28

Baghdad market hit by two bombs, killing at least 28

Two bombs have exploded in a busy market area in central Baghdad, killing at least 28 people and wounding at least 54, Iraqi police and medical officials have said. The blasts ripped through shops in the Al-Sinek area early on Saturday, …

U.S. Defense Secretary Carter in Iraq for talks on Mosul

U.S. Defense Secretary Carter in Iraq for talks on Mosul

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrived in Baghdad on Sunday for talks with Iraqi leaders on the U.S.-backed military campaign against Daesh militants in Mosul, the Pentagon said, Reuters reported. Carter said last …

Suspected IS bomb kills Iraqis in Baghdad city centre

Suspected IS bomb kills Iraqis in Baghdad city centre

At least six people were killed and 15 others wounded by a car bomb blast in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Saturday. The blast occurred in the central Martyr's Square, a local source toldThe New Arab.  …

Rouhani highlights culture as key to security

Rouhani highlights culture as key to security

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said culture can bring security to the world beyond military power and diplomacy. At the inaugural of Iran Press Show 2016 in Tehran, Rouhani said terrorists have found a footing in …

 17 people killed in marketplace explosion in Baghdad

17 people killed in marketplace explosion in Baghdad

At least seventeen people were killed and more than 60 injured in a blast at a marketplace in the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad, Sky News Arabia said. The bombing, which hit a popular fruit and vegetable market in a commercial …

Turkish Airlines cancels flights to Iraq due to Mosul operation

Turkish Airlines cancels flights to Iraq due to Mosul operation

Turkish Airlines canceled its flights to Arbil and Baghdad on October 17 due to the US-led military operation to retake Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Doğan News Agency reports. The flagship carrier’s …

 Explosion hits central Baghdad

Explosion hits central Baghdad

A gas cylinder has exploded in a central district in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, injuring at least four people. The sound of the explosion, which occurred in the al-Salehiyah district of Baghdad, initially led to speculations that …

Suicide bomber kills at least 31 at Baghdad Shia gathering

Suicide bomber kills at least 31 at Baghdad Shia gathering

Police and medics of Iraq said a suicide bomber detonated an explosive vest in the middle of a Shia Muslim gathering in Baghdad, killing at least 31 people and injuring 50 others on Saturday, TRT World reports. The explosion …

Explosion near Iraq's Khalis kills at least 17 people

Explosion near Iraq's Khalis kills at least 17 people

At least 17 people have been killed by a car bomb in the central Iraqi town of Khalis, officials say. The explosion, about 49 miles (80km) north-east of the capital, Baghdad, was "very strong" a provincial official said. …

Terrorist attack in Iraqi Balad kills 40 people

Terrorist attack in Iraqi Balad kills 40 people

At least 40 people were killed as a result of terrorist attack at Shiite shrine in a city of Balad located 58 miles north of Iraqi capital. According to the the Al Mayadeen broadcaster, 75 people were wounded. The Sayyid …