Ahmed Rasheed

Death toll climbs as Iraq unrest hits Baghdad's volatile Sadr City

08 Oct 2019

BAGHDAD Protesters began gathering in Baghdad's Sadr City district late on Monday after overnight clashes with security forces spread to the vast, poor swath of the Iraqi capital for the first time killing 15 people.

Iraqi police fire on protesters in new unrest, death toll passes 100

07 Oct 2019

BAGHDAD At least eight people were killed in new clashes between Iraqi security forces and anti-government protesters on Sunday, the sixth day of unrest in which the death toll has now passed 100 and more than 6,000 have been wounded.

At least 18 killed in Iraq protests overnight, government issues new promises

06 Oct 2019

BAGHDAD, Oct 6 At least 18 people were killed in clashes between anti-government protesters and police in Baghdad overnight, according to police and medical sources, as the cabinet tried to appease public anger over corruption and unemployment with a new reform plan.

Deadly clashes break out again in Iraq, 11 killed in capital

06 Oct 2019

BAGHDAD Clashes between police and protesters killed 11 people in Baghdad on Saturday in a new flare-up of anti-government unrest, as security forces deployed in their hundreds to keep demonstrations away from central squares in the Iraqi capital. | Video

Death toll climbs, unrest spreads in Iraq in days of protests

04 Oct 2019

BAGHDAD/HILLA, Iraq Iraqi security forces opened fire on thousands of demonstrators who defied a curfew in Baghdad on Thursday and exchanged fire with gunmen in southern cities, bringing to 27 the death toll from three days of anti-government protests. | Video

Iraq declares curfews as gunfights rage and protests spread nationwide

03 Oct 2019

BAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Wednesday declared a curfew in Baghdad until further notice after at least seven people were killed and more than 400 were injured during two days of nationwide anti-government protests.

Stagnant politics, graft and slow recovery fuel new Iraqi unrest

02 Oct 2019

BAGHDAD Fed up of waiting for a peace dividend, Iraqis feel their country should be well on the road to recovery by now. War against Islamic State ended two years ago and the oil-rich country has seen an unprecedented level of security.

Baghdad's crackdown on Iran-allied militias faces resistance

29 Aug 2019

BAGHDAD At checkpoints leading into the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, the flags of Brigade 30, a paramilitary force, still fly nearly two months after the Baghdad government ordered all militias to leave.

RPT-EXCLUSIVE-Iraq close to pipeline deal with BP and Eni, rather than Exxon - sources

09 Aug 2019

* Iraq poised to award part of huge Exxon project to oil rivals

Exclusive: Iraq close to pipeline deal with BP and Eni, rather than Exxon - sources

08 Aug 2019

BASRA, Iraq/BAGHDAD Iraq is close to reaching a deal with oil majors BP and Eni for an export pipeline project that was initially planned as part of a mega-deal with U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil, according to five senior Iraqi oil officials involved in the negotiations.

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