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Powerful cleric urges Iraq government to quit as protests rage

04 Oct 2019

BAGHDAD One of Iraq's most influential clerics called on Friday for the government to resign as the death toll rose to 65 in three days of violent national protests against official corruption.

UPDATE 2-Two killed, 200 wounded in Iraqi protests after police open fire

01 Oct 2019

BAGHDAD, Oct 1 At least two people were killed and 200 wounded in clashes in Iraq on Tuesday as security forces used tear gas, water cannon and live fire to disperse demonstrations over unemployment, corruption and poor public services.

Iraqi police open fire, use tear gas and water cannon to disperse Baghdad protests

01 Oct 2019

BAGHDAD, Oct 1 Police used tear gas, water cannon and live fire to disperse demonstrators in Baghdad on Tuesday, wounding several people as thousands of Iraqis rallied in protest against unemployment, government corruption and poor services.

Grappling with taboos, Iraqi women join wrestling squad

15 Nov 2018

DIWANIYA, Iraq The toughest fight that Iraqi freestyle wrestler Alia Hussein ever faced was convincing her family that women should be allowed to grapple.

As residents starve in battle for Falluja, Iraq detains men who flee

01 Jun 2016

GARMA VILLAGE, Iraq Desperate for food and water, residents are fleeing the Iraqi city of Falluja as Islamist militants seek to fend off an assault by the army, only for hundreds to be detained by the authorities on suspicion of siding with those they are escaping.

As residents starve in battle for Falluja, Iraq detains men who flee

01 Jun 2016

GARMA VILLAGE, Iraq Desperate for food and water, residents are fleeing the Iraqi city of Falluja as Islamist militants seek to fend off an assault by the army, only for hundreds to be detained by the authorities on suspicion of siding with those they are escaping.

Iraq Shi'ite Ashoura ritual escapes major attacks

04 Nov 2014

KERBALA Iraq A gathering of millions of Shi'ite Muslims at shrines and mosques across Iraq for the Ashoura religious commemoration passed without any major attacks on Tuesday, under tight security imposed for fear of Islamic State bombers. | Video

Iraq Shi'ite Ashoura ritual escapes major attacks

04 Nov 2014

KERBALA Iraq A gathering of millions of Shi'ite Muslims at shrines and mosques across Iraq for the Ashoura religious commemoration passed without any major attacks on Tuesday, under tight security imposed for fear of Islamic State bombers. | Video

Iraq Shi'ite Ashoura ritual escapes major attacks

04 Nov 2014

KERBALA Iraq A gathering of millions of Shi'ite Muslims at shrines and mosques across Iraq for the Ashoura religious commemoration passed without any major attacks on Tuesday, under tight security imposed for fear of Islamic State bombers.

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