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#Iraq

# iraq - Monday 6 June, 2022

British man sentenced to 15 years in prison in Iraq for smuggling artifacts
# Smuggling
# Smuggling

British man sentenced to 15 years in prison in Iraq for smuggling artifacts

Jun 6th 2022, 1:02 PM 27,672 Views 14 Comments

Iraq has also been trying to recover antiquities that were looted over a period of decades.

# iraq - Thursday 19 May, 2022

George Bush gaffe sees him condemn the 'wholly unjustified and brutal war in Iraq'
# Freudian Slip
# Freudian Slip

George Bush gaffe sees him condemn the 'wholly unjustified and brutal war in Iraq'

May 19th 2022, 5:23 PM 37,171 Views 34 Comments

“I mean Ukraine.”

# iraq - Wednesday 27 April, 2022

Efforts continuing to secure release of Irish resident imprisoned in Iraq for the last year
# Robert Pether
# Robert Pether

Efforts continuing to secure release of Irish resident imprisoned in Iraq for the last year

Apr 27th 2022, 8:51 AM 13,774 Views 8 Comments

Robert Pether’s family has said that his health is “deteriorating” in prison.

# iraq - Saturday 16 April, 2022

Nine schoolteachers among 11 dead in Iraq minibus crash
# Baghdad
# Baghdad

Nine schoolteachers among 11 dead in Iraq minibus crash

Apr 16th 2022, 11:36 AM 12,892 Views 6 Comments

The minibus collided with a 4×4 travelling in the opposite direction “due to high speed and the driver of the second vehicle’s lack of attention”.

# iraq - Friday 19 November, 2021

Belarus-Poland border camp cleared as Iraqis fly home from migrant stand-off
# Migrants
# Migrants

Belarus-Poland border camp cleared as Iraqis fly home from migrant stand-off

Nov 19th 2021, 7:02 AM 19,671 Views 12 Comments

Around 2,000 people, mainly Iraqi Kurds, had been stuck in freezing temperatures at the camp.

# iraq - Thursday 18 November, 2021

Hundreds of migrants arrive back in Iraq on flight from Belarus
# Belarus
# Belarus

Hundreds of migrants arrive back in Iraq on flight from Belarus

Nov 18th 2021, 7:20 PM 18,689 Views 13 Comments

Belarussian officials believe there’s still 7,000 migrants in the country.

# iraq - Monday 15 November, 2021

Minsk says it will repatriate migrants at Polish border, as EU broadens its Belarus sanctions
# Alexander Lukashenko
# Alexander Lukashenko

Minsk says it will repatriate migrants at Polish border, as EU broadens its Belarus sanctions

Updated Nov 15th 2021, 2:50 PM 24,493 Views 9 Comments

Iraq has recorded 571 of its citizens on the border who have said they are ready to return “voluntarily”.

# iraq - Sunday 7 November, 2021

Tensions rise after Iraqi PM survives assassination attempt
# Iraq
# Iraq

Tensions rise after Iraqi PM survives assassination attempt

Nov 7th 2021, 6:05 PM 14,296 Views 4 Comments

Seven of Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s security guards were injured in the attack by at least two armed drones in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone area.

# iraq - Monday 11 October, 2021

Low turnout as Iraqis vote for new parliament
# Boycott
# Boycott

Low turnout as Iraqis vote for new parliament

Oct 11th 2021, 8:49 AM 4,965 Views 2 Comments

The vote was brought forward from 2022 as a rare concession to a protest movement.

# iraq - Sunday 10 October, 2021

Security tight as Iraqis vote for new parliament
# Election
# Election

Security tight as Iraqis vote for new parliament

Oct 10th 2021, 10:04 AM 5,069 Views 1 Comment

The elections, due to be held next year, were brought forward following a popular uprising in Baghdad and southern provinces.

# iraq - Monday 19 July, 2021

At least 30 killed in bomb attack at Baghdad market
# Attack
# Attack

At least 30 killed in bomb attack at Baghdad market

Jul 19th 2021, 10:00 PM 11,559 Views 5 Comments

The blast happened a day before the Eid al-Adha holiday.

# iraq - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

At least 52 dead, 22 wounded in Iraq Covid ward fire
# Nasiriyah
# Nasiriyah

At least 52 dead, 22 wounded in Iraq Covid ward fire

Jul 13th 2021, 8:14 AM 10,863 Views 2 Comments

There are fears people could still be trapped in the building.

# iraq - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

Former US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies aged 88
# Bush Era
# Bush Era

Former US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies aged 88

Updated Jun 30th 2021, 9:25 PM 23,773 Views 56 Comments

Rumsfeld led the US into war in Afghanistan and Iraq during the presidency of George W Bush.

# iraq - Monday 28 June, 2021

Pentagon says US air strikes in Iraq, Syria targeted Iran-backed militia groups
# Border Region
# Border Region

Pentagon says US air strikes in Iraq, Syria targeted Iran-backed militia groups

Jun 28th 2021, 7:22 AM 16,083 Views 20 Comments

A monitor said the strikes killed at least five militia fighters.

# iraq - Thursday 6 May, 2021

Prank TV show in Iraq depicting Isis attacks is taken off air
# Ehhhh
# Ehhhh

Prank TV show in Iraq depicting Isis attacks is taken off air

May 6th 2021, 10:41 PM 15,183 Views 11 Comments

The show is a form of reality TV and follows Iraqi celebrity guests, including actresses and football players.

# iraq - Sunday 25 April, 2021

Fire at Baghdad Covid hospital kills 82, leaves 110 wounded
# Iraq
# Iraq

Fire at Baghdad Covid hospital kills 82, leaves 110 wounded

Apr 25th 2021, 10:46 AM 12,681 Views 11 Comments

Flames spread quickly across multiple floors in the middle of the night.

# iraq - Thursday 8 April, 2021

Footage of Irish MEPs in Iraq used in YouTube video promoting a militia group
# Iraq
# Iraq

Footage of Irish MEPs in Iraq used in YouTube video promoting a militia group

Apr 8th 2021, 4:32 PM 91,620 Views 91 Comments

The European Parliament said the trip by Mick Wallace and Clare Daly does not represent the parliament.

# iraq - Monday 8 March, 2021

'I have heard voices of sorrow and loss': Pope Francis leaves Iraq after historic trip
# Iraq
# Iraq

'I have heard voices of sorrow and loss': Pope Francis leaves Iraq after historic trip

Mar 8th 2021, 9:41 AM 8,196 Views 7 Comments

During the first ever papal trip to Iraq, the Pope called for an end to violence and extremism.

# iraq - Sunday 7 March, 2021

Pope prays for Iraq’s war dead in Mosul on last day of tour
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Pope prays for Iraq’s war dead in Mosul on last day of tour

Mar 7th 2021, 8:24 AM 8,077 Views 7 Comments

The pontiff was due to celebrate an open-air Mass on the last day of his visit.

# iraq - Friday 5 March, 2021

Pope Francis arrives in Iraq for first papal visit amid pandemic and security concerns
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Pope Francis arrives in Iraq for first papal visit amid pandemic and security concerns

Updated Mar 5th 2021, 12:15 PM 21,672 Views 46 Comments

Foreign minister Fuad Hussein said Iraqis were eager to welcome Francis’s ‘message of peace and tolerance’.

# iraq - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Intense preparations being carried out ahead of Pope's visit to Iraq
# Pope Francis
# Pope Francis

Intense preparations being carried out ahead of Pope's visit to Iraq

Mar 3rd 2021, 9:56 AM 13,622 Views 19 Comments

Pope Francis is set to meet the revered Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in Najaf.

# iraq - Sunday 12 April, 2020

Iraqi couple enlist help of police to wed despite curfew
# Wedding Days
# Wedding Days

Iraqi couple enlist help of police to wed despite curfew

Apr 12th 2020, 3:25 PM 49,290 Views 58 Comments

Ahmed Khaled al-Kaabi proposed last year.

# iraq - Friday 3 April, 2020

When a League of Ireland side travelled to a 'war zone' for a game against Iraq
# Back In The Day
From The42
# Back In The Day

When a League of Ireland side travelled to a 'war zone' for a game against Iraq

Apr 3rd 2020, 2:55 PM 22,403 Views 9 Comments

The World Cup warm-up match for the Iraqi team was part of the birthday celebrations of Saddam Hussein.

# iraq - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

US and UK soldiers among three dead in Iraq rocket attack, US officials report
# Iraq Military Base
# Iraq Military Base

US and UK soldiers among three dead in Iraq rocket attack, US officials report

Mar 11th 2020, 10:25 PM 15,588 Views 4 Comments

This evening, a volley of rockets hit the Taji air base north of Baghdad, which hosts troops from the US-led coalition helping local forces.

# iraq - Friday 10 January, 2020

Iran's Ambassador compares Qasem Soleimani to Michael Collins and says Shannon Airport is 'not a target'
# Diplomatic Mission
# Diplomatic Mission

Iran's Ambassador compares Qasem Soleimani to Michael Collins and says Shannon Airport is 'not a target'

Jan 10th 2020, 2:33 PM 37,872 Views 74 Comments

Mahmoud Islami was speaking at a briefing at Iran’s Embassy in Dublin.

# iraq - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

A 'least worst' and 'carefully calculated' tactic: Why Iran chose to carry out this morning's strikes on bases housing US troops
# Iraq
# Iraq

A 'least worst' and 'carefully calculated' tactic: Why Iran chose to carry out this morning's strikes on bases housing US troops

Jan 8th 2020, 6:30 PM 28,259 Views 45 Comments

Trump has said that new economic sanctions will be imposed on Iran after the strike this morning.

FactCheck: Does this image show an Iranian ballistic missile launch?
# Missile Attacks
# Missile Attacks

FactCheck: Does this image show an Iranian ballistic missile launch?

Jan 8th 2020, 5:08 PM 232 Views 0 Comments

Iran launched missile attacks on military bases housing US troops last night – but was this one of the missiles?

Iran 'appears to be standing down': Trump says sanctions to remain in place after missile strikes
# Iraq
# Iraq

Iran 'appears to be standing down': Trump says sanctions to remain in place after missile strikes

Jan 8th 2020, 4:43 PM 27,469 Views 87 Comments

There were no casualties after Iran fired more than a dozen ballistic missiles in the early hours of this morning.

UK, France and Nato condemn 'reckless' missile attack on Iraqi bases housing US troops
# Us-iran Tensions
# Us-iran Tensions

UK, France and Nato condemn 'reckless' missile attack on Iraqi bases housing US troops

Updated Jan 8th 2020, 1:15 PM 56,732 Views 123 Comments

While condemning Iran’s attack, Boris Johnson said that slain general Qasem Soleimani “had the blood of British troops on his hands.”

What do we know about the Iraq air bases targeted by Iran?
# Iraq
# Iraq

What do we know about the Iraq air bases targeted by Iran?

Jan 8th 2020, 10:44 AM 12,879 Views 12 Comments

Two US air bases were targeted by Iran.

# iraq - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

US sparks confusion with Iraq pullout announcement that Pentagon says was sent 'by mistake'
# Green Zone
# Green Zone

US sparks confusion with Iraq pullout announcement that Pentagon says was sent 'by mistake'

Jan 7th 2020, 7:18 AM 33,879 Views 26 Comments

The US drone strike that killed Iranian general Qasem Soleimani has sparked fury in both Iran and Iraq.

# iraq - Saturday 4 January, 2020

Ireland calls for 'maximum restraint' following US assassination of Iranian general
# Tensions
# Tensions

Ireland calls for 'maximum restraint' following US assassination of Iranian general

Updated Jan 4th 2020, 4:50 PM 63,843 Views 104 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs has said any Irish person in Iraq should ‘leave immediately’.

# iraq - Friday 3 January, 2020

Iran warns of 'severe revenge' after top general killed in US airstrike
# Qasem Soleimani
# Qasem Soleimani

Iran warns of 'severe revenge' after top general killed in US airstrike

Updated Jan 3rd 2020, 10:03 AM 44,202 Views 62 Comments

The Pentagon described the operation as a “decisive defensive action”.

# iraq - Thursday 2 January, 2020

Mike Pompeo postpones Ukraine trip after attack on US embassy in Iraq
# Cancelled
# Cancelled

Mike Pompeo postpones Ukraine trip after attack on US embassy in Iraq

Jan 2nd 2020, 3:58 PM 6,919 Views 12 Comments

A mob of pro-Iran demonstrators stormed the US embassy in Baghdad yesterday.

# iraq - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

Trump deploys hundreds of US soldiers to Middle East after embassy attack in Iraq
# Troops
# Troops

Trump deploys hundreds of US soldiers to Middle East after embassy attack in Iraq

Jan 1st 2020, 8:32 AM 19,742 Views 39 Comments

Thousands of soldiers may be deployed in the coming days.

# iraq - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

Protesters storm US embassy in Baghdad chanting 'Death to America'
# Iraq
# Iraq

Protesters storm US embassy in Baghdad chanting 'Death to America'

Updated Dec 31st 2019, 7:30 PM 36,236 Views 71 Comments

US security forces inside the compound fired tear gas in an attempt to disperse the crowds.

# iraq - Monday 30 December, 2019

Iraq warns US ties at stake after deadly air strikes kill at least 25 fighters
# Tensions
# Tensions

Iraq warns US ties at stake after deadly air strikes kill at least 25 fighters

Updated Dec 30th 2019, 7:40 PM 20,550 Views 19 Comments

The attack saw US planes hit several bases belonging to the Hezbollah Brigades.

# iraq - Sunday 27 October, 2019

Trump confirms ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in US military raid
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

Trump confirms ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in US military raid

Updated Oct 27th 2019, 1:32 PM 42,192 Views 136 Comments

Baghdadi ignited an explosive vest after being chased into a tunnel by US forces.

# iraq - Saturday 26 October, 2019

Dozens of people killed during anti-government protests in Iraq
# Baghdad
# Baghdad

Dozens of people killed during anti-government protests in Iraq

Oct 26th 2019, 2:19 PM 9,980 Views 20 Comments

Nearly 200 people have died and thousands have been wounded since the rallies first began earlier this mont.

# iraq - Sunday 6 October, 2019

More than a dozen people killed as security forces fire at protesters in Iraq
# Crisis
# Crisis

More than a dozen people killed as security forces fire at protesters in Iraq

Oct 6th 2019, 4:55 PM 7,536 Views 10 Comments

The clashes came after authorities earlier lifted a round-the-clock curfew in Baghdad.

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