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Ahmed Aboulenein

After years of war and drought, Iraq's bumper crop is burning

20 Jun 2019

BAQUBA/NINEVEH PLAINS, Iraq Iraqi farmer Riyadh woke on May 13 to find his wheat crop ablaze. In his fields in Diyala province, he found the remains of a mobile phone and plastic bottle which he believes was an explosive device detonated in the night to start the fire. | Video

Iraqi protesters urge Baghdad to stay out of U.S.-Iran showdown

25 May 2019

BAGHDAD Thousands of supporters of a populist Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim cleric urged political and factional leaders on Friday to stay out of any conflict between Baghdad's two biggest allies, Iran and the United States.

As U.S.-Iran tension simmers, rocket fired near Iraq's U.S. Embassy

20 May 2019

BAGHDAD A rocket was fired into the Iraqi capital Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, which houses government buildings and diplomatic missions, on Sunday night, falling near the U.S. Embassy but causing no casualties, the Iraqi military said.

Iraq parliament bans online battle games, citing 'negative' influence

17 Apr 2019

BAGHDAD Iraq's parliament voted on Wednesday to ban popular online video games including PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite, citing their "negative" influence especially on the young in a country long plagued by real-life bloodshed.

Crystal meth and crowded jails: problems mount in Iraqi oil city

09 Apr 2019

BASRA, Iraq The southern Iraqi city of Basra is struggling to cope with a growing drug problem that has overcrowded prisons and strained police resources, only months after violent protests over poor municipal services.

Iraqi president says Trump did not ask permission to 'watch Iran'

04 Feb 2019

BAGHDAD Iraqi President Barham Salih said on Monday that President Donald Trump did not ask Iraq's permission for U.S. troops stationed there to "watch Iran." | Video

Iraq's new PM struggles at first hurdle: forming a government

25 Oct 2018

Sulaimaniya, Iraq/BAGHDAD Iraq's new premier Adel Abdul Mahdi has had an early taste of the partisan politics he hopes to rein in, failing so far to win parliament's approval of a full government to begin to tackle the destruction of years of war and rampant corruption.

Iraq's new PM struggles at first hurdle: forming a government

25 Oct 2018

Sulaimaniya, Iraq/BAGHDAD, Oct 25 Iraq's new premier Adel Abdul Mahdi has had an early taste of the partisan politics he hopes to rein in, failing so far to win parliament's approval of a full government to begin to tackle the destruction of years of war and rampant corruption.

RPT-UPDATE 1-Iraq will prioritise own interests regarding Iran sanctions - new PM

25 Oct 2018

BAGHDAD, Iraq, Oct 25 Iraq will prioritise its own interests and independence when it comes to helping the United States enforce sanctions against Iran, new Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Thursday.

Iraq will prioritise own interests regarding Iran sanctions: new PM

25 Oct 2018

BAGHDAD, Iraq Iraq will prioritise its own interests and independence when it comes to helping the United States enforce sanctions against Iran, new Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Thursday.

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