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Baghdad: Capital of Iraq
Baghdad is the capital of Iraq and the second-largest city in the Arab world. Located along the Tigris River, the city was founded in the 8th century and became the capital of the Abbasid Caliphate. Within a short time of its inception, Baghdad evolved into a significant cultural, commercial, and intellectual center of the Muslim world. This, in addition to housing several key academic institutions, including the House of Wisdom, as well as hosting a multiethnic and multireligious environment, garnered the city a worldwide reputation as the "Centre of Learning".

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Four protesters, two policemen killed as Iraq unrest resumes

Six Iraqis including two police officers were killed and scores were wounded in Baghdad and other cities on Monday in clashes with security forces, medical and security sources said, as anti-government..
Reuters - Published

Two Iraqi policemen, two protesters killed as anti-government unrest resumes

Four Iraqis including two police officers were killed and scores were wounded in Baghdad and other cities on Monday in clashes with security forces, medical and security sources said, as..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Baghdad


Iraqi security forces kill at least three protesters in Baghdad [Video]Iraqi security forces kill at least three protesters in Baghdad

Demonstrators in the capital and several southern cities blockade major roads as anti-government rallies intensify.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 05:17Published

Rockets hit Iraq military base near Baghdad amid US-Iran tensions [Video]Rockets hit Iraq military base near Baghdad amid US-Iran tensions

Airbase that used to house US troops north of Baghdad targeted with rocket barrage, wounding four Iraqi soldiers.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:41Published

7 Bombs Strike Iraqi Joint Military Base Housing US Soldiers [Video]7 Bombs Strike Iraqi Joint Military Base Housing US Soldiers

At least four Iraqi soldiers were reportedly wounded on Sunday in the latest rocket attack on an Iraqi military base. Business Insider reports eight rockets were launched at the Balad joint airbase,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Esper: 'I didn't see' specific Iranian threat to U.S. embassies [Video]Esper: 'I didn't see' specific Iranian threat to U.S. embassies

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Sunday said he did not see a specific Iranian plot to attack American embassies in Baghdad or elsewhere before the administration decided to kill an Iranian..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:54Published

Defense Secretary Mark Esper Admits To Not Seeing Specific Evidence Regarding Qassem Soleimani [Video]Defense Secretary Mark Esper Admits To Not Seeing Specific Evidence Regarding Qassem Soleimani

President Donald Trump claimed there was a threat on multiple embassies. He reacted to that threat by ordering the killing of former Iraninan Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani. According to Business Insider,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Iran admits ‘unintentionally’ shooting down Ukrainian jet [Video]Iran admits ‘unintentionally’ shooting down Ukrainian jet

Iran has announced that its military “unintentionally” shot down the Ukrainian passenger jet that crashed earlier this week, killing all 176 aboard. The plane was shot down early on Wednesday,..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:42Published

Top Iran general killed: Thousands join Baghdad funeral for slain commanders [Video]Top Iran general killed: Thousands join Baghdad funeral for slain commanders

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 04:29Published

Trump defends Soleimani killing at Ohio rally [Video]Trump defends Soleimani killing at Ohio rally

At his first re-election campaign of the new year, President Donald Trump made the killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani a major theme.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

Trump Claims 'American Justice' With Killing Of Qassem Soleimani [Video]Trump Claims 'American Justice' With Killing Of Qassem Soleimani

President Donald Trump used the death of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in his re-election campaign. According to Reuters, thousands of people cheered when Trump said Soleimani’s death saved lives...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Trump: Soleimani killed because Iran sought to 'blow up' embassy [Video]Trump: Soleimani killed because Iran sought to 'blow up' embassy

President Donald Trump on Thursday said that he ordered the killing of Iran's top general because Iranians "were looking to blow up our embassy."

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

'Very clear' Trump had to take action on Iran: McCarthy [Video]'Very clear' Trump had to take action on Iran: McCarthy

U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday said it was 'welcome news' that there were no U.S. casualties after Iranian missiles were fired on military bases housing U.S. troops in Iraq and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:40Published

There are 'hurdles' to overcome before U.S. troops pull out of Iraq - Esper [Video]There are 'hurdles' to overcome before U.S. troops pull out of Iraq - Esper

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said on Tuesday that 'procedural hurdles' would have to be overcome by the Iraqi government before U.S. troops would pull out of Iraq, should Iraq request a U.S...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:34Published

Iranian commander was planning attack within days -Esper [Video]Iranian commander was planning attack within days -Esper

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said on Tuesday it was "more than fair to say" the attack that Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani was said to be planning was to be executed in days rather..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

Dozens killed in stampede at Iranian general's funeral [Video]Dozens killed in stampede at Iranian general's funeral

Dozens of people were killed in a stampede as mourners packed the streets of slain Iranian general Qassem Soleimani's hometown of Kerman. Tehran is looking at a number of scenarios to avenge his death,..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:52Published

Pentagon deploys additional troops to Middle East [Video]Pentagon deploys additional troops to Middle East

Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division prepared for deployment on Sunday at Fort Bragg, North Carolina after the Pentagon announced it was sending nearly 3,000 additional troops to the Middle..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:10Published

McConnell calls Soleimani killing 'decisive'; Schumer calls it 'impulsive' [Video]McConnell calls Soleimani killing 'decisive'; Schumer calls it 'impulsive'

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday that lawmakers should wait for the facts before criticizing President Donald Trump's decision to kill top Iranian military leader Qassem..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:09Published

Top Trump Administration Officials To Meet Over Iran-Iraq [Video]Top Trump Administration Officials To Meet Over Iran-Iraq

Top Trump administration officials will brief the full U.S. Senate on Wednesday. This includes the secretaries of state and defense, according to Reuters.com. The developments in Iraq and Iran after an..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Mourners gather in Tehran to pay homage to Qassem Soleimani [Video]Mourners gather in Tehran to pay homage to Qassem Soleimani

Hundreds of thousands attended the funeral procession in Tehran for a top Iranian general who was killed in a US airstrike in Baghdad. He will be buried in his hometown of Kerman.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Iraqi parliament approves measure ending foreign troop presence [Video]Iraqi parliament approves measure ending foreign troop presence

Iraq's parliament on Sunday called on all foreign troops to be ordered out after the United States killed a top Iranian military commander and an Iraqi militia leader in Baghdad. Zachary Goelman..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:49Published

 

Iraqi security forces kill two protesters in Baghdad: sources

Two Iraqi protesters were killed on Monday in Baghdad's Tayaran Square after security forces used tear gas and live ammunition, security and medical sources.
Reuters - Published

Iraq protesters battle security forces in bid to shut Baghdad streets

Hundreds of Iraqi anti-government protesters grappled with security forces in a bid to shut Baghdad streets on Monday, a deadline they had given authorities to implement long-awaited reforms.
France 24 - Published

Iraq protests swell with youth angry at slow pace of reform

iraq protests swell with youth angry at slow pace of reform
Baghdad (AFP) - Protests escalated across Iraq's south and its capital Baghdad on Sunday as demonstrators sealed off streets with burning tyres in outrage at the government's slow pace of reform. The..
WorldNews - Published

Deadly clashes in Iraq as protest movement revives in Baghdad and Najaf

deadly clashes in iraq as protest movement revives in baghdad and najaf
Confrontations between security forces and protesters wounded dozens in Baghdad and southern Iraq on Sunday as anti-government demonstrations enter a third month. Security forces attacked protesters..
WorldNews - Published

The US operation in Iraq could come to an embarrassing end. Iran's power will only grow

the us operation in iraq could come to an embarrassing end. iran's power will only grow
(CNN)Donald Trump hasn't pulled his troops out of Iraq, despite his pledge to end America's grinding wars. It turns out he may not have to. The US is facing the possibility of being kicked out, and..
WorldNews - Published

Senior vicar 'considered paying Isis $17,500 to free sex slaves', charity watchdog finds

A prominent clergyman known as the "vicar of Baghdad" has been accused of considering paying Isis $17,500 (£13,500) to free sex slaves.
Independent - Published

Outgoing Iraq PM says US troop ouster up to next government

outgoing iraq pm says us troop ouster up to next government
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's outgoing prime minister said Wednesday it was up to the next government to see through parliament's decision to oust U.S. troops. Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi's comments came..
WorldNews - Published

Influential Iraqi cleric Sadr calls for anti-U.S. demonstrations

Populist Iraqi Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr called on Tuesday for a million Iraqis to march against the U.S. "presence and violations" in Iraq after Washington's killing of an Iranian commander in..
Reuters - Published

Iraqi officials unite against US presence in Iraq

iraqi officials unite against us presence in iraq
The Iraqi government said on Tuesday that it will “not back down” from supporting parliament’s decision to expel foreign forces from the country, as a populist cleric called for protests against..
WorldNews - Published

Pompeo: U.S. to work with Iraqi leaders to get to 'the right place' on U.S. troop deployment

The United States will work with Iraqi leaders to 'get to the right place' on U.S. troop deployment in the country, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday, following a request from Baghdad..
Reuters - Published

Four rockets hit Iraq airbase hosting US troops: Sources

four rockets hit iraq airbase hosting us troops: sources
An airbase in Iraq hosting US troops has been hit by four rockets Sunday evening, news agency AFP reported quoting military sources. The sources informed AFP that the attack on the airbase, which is..
WorldNews - Published

Iraqis fear emergence of new battlefront between US, Iranian forces

In the aftermath of the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani in a US drone strike on January 3, the people of Iraq are grappling with the threat of escalating violence. Our team of reporters..
France 24 - Published

Washington spurns Iraqi call to remove troops

Washington on Friday spurned an Iraqi request to prepare to pull out its troops, amid heightened U.S.-Iranian tensions after the U.S. killing of an Iranian commander in Baghdad, and said it was..
Reuters - Published

US rejects Abdul Mahdi’s bid to discuss US troop withdrawal

us rejects abdul mahdi’s bid to discuss us troop withdrawal
WASHINGTON DC (Kurdistan 24) – Following the announcement on Friday by Iraq’s caretaker Prime Minister, Adil Abdul Mahdi, that he had asked the US to send a delegation to Baghdad to discuss the..
WorldNews - Published

Trump believes Iran was targeting four U.S. embassies: Fox News

President Donald Trump said on Friday Iran probably had targeted the U.S. embassy in Baghdad and was aiming to attack four U.S. embassies when its top general, Qassem Soleimani, was killed in a U.S...
Reuters - Published

Washington rebuffs Iraqi request to pull out troops

Washington rebuffed an Iraqi request on Friday to prepare to pull out its troops, amid heightened U.S.-Iranian tensions following the U.S. killing of an Iranian commander in Baghdad.
Reuters - Published

Iraqi prime minister tells US to start working on troop withdrawal

iraqi prime minister tells us to start working on troop withdrawal
BAGHDAD — Iraq's caretaker prime minister asked the U.S. secretary of state to start working out a road map for an American troop withdrawal from Iraq, his office said Friday, signaling his..
WorldNews - Published

Trump Claims Iranians Were Plotting to Blow Up American Embassy in Baghdad

The president’s unsubstantiated account comes as lawmakers seek details about why he authorized the killing of Iran’s most important general.
NYTimes.com - Published

Exclusive: Informants in Iraq, Syria helped U.S. kill Iran's Soleimani - sources

Iranian General Qassem Soleimani arrived at the Damascus airport in a vehicle with dark-tinted glass. Four soldiers from Iran’s Revolutionary Guards rode with him. They parked near a staircase..
Reuters - Published

Egyptair to resume flights to Baghdad on Saturday

Egyptian national carrier Egyptair will resume flights to Baghdad on Saturday after assessing the security situation, the airline on Twitter.
Reuters - Published

Two rockets hit Iraqi capital's Green Zone: Security sources

two rockets hit iraqi capital's green zone: security sources
Baghdad: Two rockets crashed late Wednesday into the Iraqi capital's Green Zone, the high-security enclave where foreign embassies including the US mission are based, security sources told AFP. Just..
WorldNews - Published

Wall Street rises but ends well off day's highs amid renewed Middle East jitters

U.S. stocks ended higher on Wednesday, but the day's uneven path showed investors' sensitivity to any signs of turmoil in the Middle East, with stocks rising on comments by President Donald Trump and..
Reuters - Published

Two rockets fall inside Baghdad's Green Zone

Two rockets fell on Wednesday inside Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, which houses government buildings and foreign missions, but caused no casualties, the Iraqi military said.
Reuters - Published

Two rockets fall inside Green Zone, no casualties: Iraqi military

Iraq's military said on Wednesday that two rockets had fallen inside Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, which houses government buildings and foreign missions, but caused no casualties. It did not..
Reuters - Published

Wall Street rises but pares gains as Middle East concerns persist

U.S. stocks ended higher on Wednesday after comments by President Donald Trump eased fears of an all-out conflict in the Middle East, but the market sharply pared gains late in the session following..
Reuters - Published

Two blasts, sirens, heard in Baghdad, cause unknown: Reuters witnesses

Two loud blasts followed by sirens were heard on Wednesday night in the Iraqi capital, Reuters witnesses said. The cause was not immediately clear.
Reuters - Published

Iraq is at the centre of US-Iran tug of war, and Trump's re-election campaign

One of US President Donald Trump’s central campaign promises was to extricate the US from extended military entanglements. Now, in light of rising tensions with Iran and Iraq, the US is sending over..
France 24 - Published

Iraqi foreign ministry will summon Tehran envoy over strikes: statement

Iraq's foreign ministry said on Wednesday it rejected Iran's missile attack on Iraqi military bases housing U.S. troops and would summon Tehran's ambassador in Baghdad to convey its protest.
Reuters - Published

Denmark to move some of its troops from Iraq to Kuwait

Denmark will temporarily move some of its military personnel based at the Iraqi al-Asad base and in Baghdad to Kuwait due to security concerns in the wake of an Iranian missile attack on the air base..
Reuters - Published

Iraqi leader faces tricky balancing act as main allies confront one another

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Wednesday urged Washington and Tehran to show restraint following Iranian missile attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq as he sought to deal with the two long-standing..
Reuters - Published

Emirates Airline cancels Baghdad flight on Wednesday after Iran strike

Dubai-based Emirates Airline canceled a return flight to Baghdad on Wednesday following Iran's missile attack on U.S.-led forces in Iraq.
Reuters - Published

Flydubai cancels Wednesday flight to Baghdad after Iran strike

United Arab Emirates airline flydubai canceled a flight to Baghdad on Wednesday after Iran earlier launched missile attacks on U.S. led forces in Iraq.
Reuters - Published

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