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Iraqi militias say they have halted anti-U.S. attacks

11 Oct 2020

BAGHDAD An array of Iran-backed Iraqi militia groups have suspended rocket attacks on U.S. forces on condition that Iraq's government present a timetable for the withdrawal of American troops, one of the groups said on Sunday.

Shi'ite pilgrimage fans fears of spreading COVID-19 in Iraq

08 Oct 2020

KERBALA, Iraq The world's largest annual religious gathering is in full swing and is posing formidable health hazards for Iraqi authorities already struggling with a spike in COVID-19 infections.

Threat to evacuate U.S. diplomats from Iraq raises fear of war

29 Sep 2020

BAGHDAD Washington has made preparations to withdraw diplomats from Iraq after warning Baghdad it could shut its embassy, two Iraqi officials and two Western diplomats said, a step Iraqis fear could turn their country into a battle zone.

Threat to evacuate U.S. diplomats from Iraq raises fear of war

28 Sep 2020

BAGHDAD, Sept 28 Washington has made preparations to withdraw diplomats from Iraq after warning Baghdad it could shut its embassy, two Iraqi officials and two Western diplomats said, a step Iraqis fear could turn their country into a battle zone.

Turkey shifts fight against Kurdish militants deeper into Iraq

22 Jul 2020

ANKARA/BAGHDAD Turkey is taking its decades-old conflict with Kurdish militants deep into northern Iraq, establishing military bases and deploying armed military drones against the fighters in their mountain strongholds.

Advisor's killing deepens Iraqi leader's face-off with militias

09 Jul 2020

BAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi talked tough after the killing of a high-profile analyst and government advisor, pledging to hunt down his assailants and curb the actions of armed groups.

Advisor's killing deepens Iraqi leader's face-off with militias

09 Jul 2020

BAGHDAD, July 9 Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi talked tough after the killing of a high-profile analyst and government advisor, pledging to hunt down his assailants and curb the actions of armed groups.

Gunmen kill prominent Iraqi analyst and advisor - officials

07 Jul 2020

BAGHDAD Gunmen in Baghdad shot dead a well-known former government advisor and political analyst near his home on Monday in a rare high-profile killing in the Iraqi capital, government officials, police sources and medics said.

Iraqi forces swoop on Iran-backed militiamen in Baghdad

26 Jun 2020

BAGHDAD Iraqi security forces raided a stronghold of a powerful Iran-backed militia in southern Baghdad late on Thursday and detained more than a dozen members of the group, government officials and paramilitary sources said.

Special Report: Inside the proxy battle that keeps an Iraqi city on its knees

11 Jun 2020

MOSUL, Iraq Three years ago, the world rejoiced when Iraqi forces backed by the United States and Iran liberated this ancient city from the brutal rule of Islamic State. The people of Mosul hoped to rebuild their shattered lives.

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