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#Iraq

# iraq - Sunday 12 April, 2020

Iraqi couple enlist help of police to wed despite curfew

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

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

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'

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

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?

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

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

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?

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'

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

# iraq - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Week of protests in Iraq leave 30 people dead

Protesters have been angered by corruption and unemployment.

# iraq - Monday 8 July, 2019

British Museum says smuggled Iraqi and Afghan artefacts will be returned

Some of the works were discovered in 2002 after two badly made wooden crates sent from Pakistan caught the attention of British authorities at Heathrow Airport.

# iraq - Sunday 26 May, 2019

Three French IS members sentenced to death in Iraq

The three men have 30 days to appeal the sentence.

# iraq - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

US orders all non-emergency staff to leave embassy and consulate in Iraq

US signals about escalating danger posed by Iran have been met with some skepticism by Washington’s allies.

# iraq - Monday 29 April, 2019

Alleged Islamic State leader appears in video for first time in five years

The world’s most wanted man was last seen in Mosul in 2014

# iraq - Thursday 27 December, 2018

'It's pretty sad': Trump acknowledges security concerns over surprise trip to Iraq

The US President says his concerns were for the First Lady, not for himself.

# iraq - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

Donald Trump makes surprise Christmas visit to US troops deployed in Iraq

The visit was Trump’s first to US troops in a war zone since he was elected president two years ago.

# iraq - Friday 28 September, 2018

Seven arrested as police foil 'major terrorist attack' planned for public event in the Netherlands

Police had yet to identify the target of the planned attack.

# iraq - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

'It's a job like no other': Irish experts who help respond to humanitarian crises

Irish people have responded to emergencies in Iraq, Libya and Africa, to name a few.

# iraq - Monday 14 May, 2018

'We're done with corruption': Fiery cleric and paramilitary leader surge in Iraq elections

The complex electoral arithmetic of the Iraqi system, however, means that the final makeup of 329-seat parliament is still far from decided.

# iraq - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Iraqi women suspected of IS links being sexually exploited and refused aid

An Amnesty International report has expressed concern about how women and children are sexually exploited.

# iraq - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Almost 1,000 executions were recorded last year, including beheadings and lethal injections

Most executions took place in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan – in that order.

# iraq - Sunday 21 January, 2018

German woman sentenced to death in Iraq for joining ISIS

She was sentenced in an Iraqi court earlier today.

# iraq - Monday 15 January, 2018

At least 26 killed in Baghdad twin suicide blast

This has been the second attack on the capital in three days.

# iraq - Friday 29 December, 2017

'Iraq owes us £5m': Ireland's prep ahead of a 1987 visit from one of Saddam's 'Dirty Dozen'

Departmental notes express concern about getting back the £5 million owed to Ireland in export payments.

# iraq - Sunday 17 December, 2017

From The42 Born in Iraq, raised on GAA: Zak Moradi's incredible journey to Croke Park Not A Hurling Stronghold This post contains videos

Born in Iraq, raised on GAA: Zak Moradi's incredible journey to Croke Park

The Leitrim forward is probably the best hurler to ever come out of Iraq.

# iraq - Saturday 9 December, 2017

Iraqi Prime Minister declares 'end of war against ISIS'

Iran declared victory over ISIS last month, as the jihadists clung to just a few remaining scraps of territory.

# iraq - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Instagram selfie between Miss Iraq and Miss Israel causes ructions

Sarah Idan and Adar Gandelsman were in competition with each other at the Miss Universe pageant in Las Vegas. Their two countries are still technically at war.

# iraq - Monday 13 November, 2017

Iraq-Iran earthquake: Death toll rises to 328, over 2,500 injured

Landslides have been hindering rescue efforts this morning.

# iraq - Sunday 22 October, 2017

Explainer: Why Iraq taking back land from the Kurds is a major headache for the US

The two US allies are at loggerheads over disputed territory in oil-rich Kirkuk.

# iraq - Saturday 21 October, 2017

'If jihadists die, it's for the best' - France doesn't want its citizens who became Isis fighters coming home

French citizens are among the biggest contingent of overseas fighters who have joined the so-called Islamic State.

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