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Iraq requests new round of talks with US over troop presence

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq has sent a formal request to President Joe Biden’s administration for a date to resume strategic talks on bilateral relations and the withdrawal of remaining U.S. combat forces, Ir...

Iraq pilgrims defy virus protocols as case numbers rise

BAGHDAD (AP) — Thousands of pilgrims clad in black walked the streets of Baghdad on Wednesday, part of a weeklong procession to a revered shrine, bypassing barbed wire set up by security forces and sp...

Iraq launches vaccine program after arrival of China doses

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq launched its coronavirus inoculation program Tuesday just hours after the first doses of vaccine arrived from China, a Health Ministry spokesman said. The progra...

Recent drone attack on Saudi royal palace launched from Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Explosive-laden drones that targeted Saudi Arabia's royal palace in the kingdom's capital last month were launched from inside Iraq, a senior Iran-backed militia official in Baghdad and...

Rockets target US Embassy in Baghdad, no casualties

BAGHDAD (AP) — At least two rockets struck Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone on Monday without causing any casualties, Iraq's army said in a statement. Security officials said the U.S. Embassy wa...

Iraqi officials: Rockets strike north air base, one injured

BAGHDAD (AP) — At least four rockets struck an Iraqi airbase Saturday night, the Iraqi military said in a statement, while other officials said one person was wounded at the base where an American def...

Iraq officials: Rockets strike outside airport near US base

BAGHDAD (AP) — Rockets struck outside Irbil international airport near where U.S. forces are based in northern Iraq on Monday, wounding at least two civilians and causing damage, Iraqi security offici...

Iraq kills IS commander, a week after Baghdad suicide blasts

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces have killed a senior commander of the Islamic State group, the prime minister said on Thursday, a week after the rare, twin suicide bombing by IS militants killed ...

US to reduce staff at Baghdad embassy amid regional tensions

BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S. is withdrawing some staff from its embassy in Baghdad, Iraqi and U.S. officials said Thursday, temporarily reducing personnel amid regional security concerns. ...

Clashes with cleric's supporters kill 5 in southern Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Supporters of a firebrand Iraqi cleric shot dead five people on Saturday, according to medical officials, in overnight clashes with anti-government protesters in southern Iraq. ...

Iraqi FM condemns Baghdad rocket attack as 'terrorist act'

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's foreign minister Wednesday condemned a rocket attack in the capital a day earlier, calling it a “terrorist act," and said combat operations by the U.S.-led coalition will cease o...

Iraqi military says 4 rockets land in Baghdad's Green Zone

BAGHDAD (AP) — Four rockets struck inside Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone on Tuesday, Iraq’s military said, wounding at least two people and signaling an end to an informal truce announced by I...

Iraq ratifies new election law, paving way for early vote

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's president ratified on Thursday a new election law aimed at giving political independents a better chance of winning seats in parliament, paving the way for early elections next y...

Iraq clears sit-in square, a year after mass protests began

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces on Saturday cleared out sit-in tents from the capital's central square that has been the epicenter of the anti-government protest movement, a year after the erupti...

Thousands rally in Iraq to mark one year of protests

BAGHDAD (AP) — Thousands of protesters took to the streets on Sunday to mark one year since mass anti-government demonstrations swept Baghdad and Iraq's south, sparking hope for change and calls to en...