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Several killed as security forces fire on protesters in Iraq

At least eight people have been killed as security forces fired live ammunition and tear gas at demonstrators on the fifth day of anti-government...

Iraq’s Babylon given world heritage status by Unesco

Iraq is celebrating the Unesco World Heritage Committee’s decision to name the historic city of Babylon a world heritage site in a vote in...

Protesters block president’s route over Iraqi ferry sinking

Residents in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul have blocked a road where a presidential convoy was passing, in a protest over the sinking...

Iraqi president arrives in Mosul after ferry disaster kills 94

Iraq’s president has rushed to the northern city of Mosul and is holding meetings with security officials after 94 people died when a ferry...

Donald Trump makes unannounced trip to Iraq

President Donald Trump has made an unannounced visit to Iraq. He left behind a partially shut down US government to greet troops helping hold off...

Hundreds of foreign women and children from Islamic State families in Iraq to be repatriated home

More than 1,300 foreign women and children, the families of Islamic State fighters, are being held at a camp for displaced people in northern...

Islamic State fighters ‘completely surrounded’ in Iraqi town

Islamic State militants are "completely surrounded" and "being killed" in the Iraqi town of Tal Afar, the spokesman for the US-led coalition fighting the...

Islamic State plot to attack Iraqi shrines foiled

Iraqi intelligence officials have foiled an attempt by Islamic State to attack revered Shiite shrines and the sect's spiritual leader. The IS plan was...

Air strikes target remaining Islamic State militants in Mosul

Air strikes, shelling and other heavy clashes have shaken a small sliver of western Mosul in renewed fighting, a day after the Iraqi government...

Islamic State women ‘using own children as human shields’ in Mosul battle

Female Islamic State militants are using children as human shields as the extremist group defends its last corner of Mosul's Old City against Iraqi...

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