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# Iraq

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Iran warns of 'severe revenge' after top general killed in US airstrike
The Pentagon described the operation as a “decisive defensive action”.
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.
Trump deploys hundreds of US soldiers to Middle East after embassy attack in Iraq
Thousands of soldiers may be deployed in the coming days.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Week of protests in Iraq leave 30 people dead
Protesters have been angered by corruption and unemployment.
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.
Three French IS members sentenced to death in Iraq
The three men have 30 days to appeal the sentence.
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.
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
'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.
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.
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.
'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.
'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.
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.
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.
German woman sentenced to death in Iraq for joining ISIS
She was sentenced in an Iraqi court earlier today.
At least 26 killed in Baghdad twin suicide blast
This has been the second attack on the capital in three days.
'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.
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.
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.
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-Iran earthquake: Death toll rises to 328, over 2,500 injured
Landslides have been hindering rescue efforts this morning.
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.
'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.
Iraqi forces seize ground from Kurds amid soaring tensions between two US allies
The US-led coalition against the Islamic State has urged the two sides to focus on fighting the extremists.
Iraq is set to deport 500 Isis brides
The women were captured along with 800 children.
Attack launched on one of Islamic State's last strongholds in Iraq
IS jihadists overran Tal Afar in June 2014.
'I didn't want to know how chaotic it was going to be... If I had, maybe I wouldn't have gone'
John Reilly talks to after his trip to Mosul directly after the siege.
UK High Court rejects attempt to privately prosecute Tony Blair over Iraq war
A former Iraqi general has been trying for some time to bring a private prosecution against Blair for his role in the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
'ISIS welded our doors shut and rigged them with bombs' - The civilians in the battle for Mosul
IS-controlled areas in west Mosul became more and more crowded with civilians.
Iraq declares victory over ISIS after months-long battle in Mosul
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s office said he was in “liberated” Mosul.
20,000 civilians in 'extreme danger' as Isis fighters cling on in Mosul
In neighbouring Syria, US-backed forces are facing fierce resistance from IS.
'There are snipers waiting in ambush, drones that can drop explosive charges on your vehicle': Trying to report on Mosul
Covering the battle for Mosul is risky for journalists.
An Irish charity is raising money to help the rescued slaves of ISIS
Researchers who’ve interviewed survivors describe their trauma as the “most distressing” they’ve ever experienced.
'It is just reckless': US army lost track of $1bn worth of arms and military equipment in Middle East
An audit received by Amnesty International found failings in how equipment was logged and monitored.