Iraqi police disperse protesters outside Zubair oilfield as unrest grows


BASRA/BAGHDAD Iraqi police wielded batons and rubber hoses to disperse about 250 protesters gathered at the main entrance to the Zubair oilfield near Basra on Tuesday as unrest across southern cities over poor basic services gathered pace.

Health system in Mosul remains broken one year after defeat of Islamic State

MOSUL A year after Iraqi forces recaptured Mosul from Islamic State the city's healthcare system remains broken, its hospitals lie in ruins and even basic services are lacking, according to aid groups.

World, 17 Jul 2018

Protesters at Iraq gas field demand jobs, better services

BASRA, Iraq About 200 protesters gathered at the main entrance to Iraq's Siba natural gas field on Monday, police sources said, following more than a week of unrest over poor services sweeping southern cities amid political uncertainty. | Video

World, 16 Jul 2018

Iraq police fire in air as protesters try to storm Basra govt building

BASRA, Iraq Iraqi police fired in the air to disperse hundreds of protesters who tried to storm a government building in Basra and demonstrated near an oil field, police said, wounding 48 people in unrest over poor services that has swept southern cities.

World, 15 Jul 2018

Iraqi protesters storm local government building amid anger over graft

BAGHDAD Protesters stormed the provincial government building in the Iraqi city of Kerbala on Saturday as protests over poor public services and corruption across southern Iraq entered their sixth day.

World, 15 Jul 2018

Iraq protests spread to Najaf in fifth day of unrest over services, corruption

BASRA, Iraq Hundreds of Iraqis stormed the airport and halted air traffic in the Shi'ite holy city of Najaf on Friday, extending protests

World, 14 Jul 2018

Air strike on IS-held area kills dozens in Syria-Observatory

BEIRUT An air strike, probably carried out by U.S.-led international forces or Iraq, struck an Islamic State-held area of eastern Syria, killing 54 people including 28 civilians as well as members of the jihadist group, a war monitor said on Friday.

World, Syria, 13 Jul 2018

Iraq's wetland wildlife threatened by low water levels

CHIBAYISH MARSHES, Iraq Dozens of water buffalo in Iraq's southeastern wetlands have died because of low water levels in the marshes, threatening the livelihoods of a community of marsh dwellers that has made the area its home for millennia.

World, 11 Jul 2018

Iraqi police open fire on protesters near southern oilfields

BASRA, Iraq Iraqi police opened fire to disperse dozens of protesters near the southern oil hub of Basra on Sunday as they demonstrated against a shortage of jobs, electricity, water and other basic services, police and local officials said.

World, 08 Jul 2018

Iraqi murder suspect also raped 11-year old girl - German prosecutors

BERLIN An Iraqi man suspected of the rape and killing of a 14-year-old German girl is also under investigation for raping an 11-year-old German girl in a refugee shelter in the town of Wiesbaden, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

World, 03 Jul 2018