Iraq welcomes Nobel Peace Prize winner Murad

World 12/12/18, 03:26

Iraqi activist Nadia Murad is meeting with her country's president in Baghdad after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for her advocacy on behalf of victims of wartime sexual violence. Murad, a member of Iraq's Yazidi minority, was among thousands of women and girls who were captured and forced into sexual slavery ...

Iraq marks anniversary of victory over Islamic State

World 12/10/18, 04:42

Iraq on Monday celebrated the anniversary of its costly victory over the Islamic State group, which has lost virtually all the territory it once held but still carries out sporadic attacks.The government declared victory last December after a grueling three-year war in which tens of thousands of people were killed ...

Iraqi war victims turn to social media to find medical help

World 11/18/18, 01:19

It was spring 2007 in northern Iraq when 6-year-old Saja Saleem raced home from school with the good news about her excellent grades, hoping to receive the gift her father had promised her."All of a sudden, I found myself spinning into the air with fire trailing from my school uniform ...

Iraq resumes Kirkuk oil exports after yearlong pause

World 11/16/18, 12:03

Iraq began piping oil from its fields around the disputed city of Kirkuk on Friday, more than a year after exports were halted over troubles with the autonomous Kurdish administration north of the country.The region will export between 50,000 to 100,000 barrels of crude oil per day through a pipeline ...

Iran, feeling sanctions bite, looks for outlet in Iraq

World 11/13/18, 07:46

At this year's Baghdad International Fair, Iranian businessmen displayed thick, colorful Persian rugs to impressed onlookers while others showcased the latest in Iranian manufacturing in power generators and industrial tools. For Iranian companies, the annual Baghdad International Fair is a major event, as exporters in carpets, foodstuffs and heavy equipment look ...

Carp ‘annihilated’ as Iraq’s water pollution woes worsen

World 11/04/18, 12:29

Iraqi officials and fishermen are at a loss to explain how hundreds of tons of carp have suddenly died in fish farms in the Euphrates River, fueling anxieties about soaring water pollution.Local authorities used excavators to skim dead fish from the river surface near the town of Hindiyah, 80 kilometers ...

Yazidi mothers of children by IS face heartbreaking choices

World 10/28/18, 06:23

The 26-year-old Yazidi mother faces a heartbreaking choice.Her family is preparing to emigrate from Iraq to Australia and start a new life after the suffering the Islamic State group wreaked on their small religious minority. She is desperate to go with them, but there is also someone she can't bear ...

Iraq’s new PM moving government outside Baghdad Green Zone

World 10/25/18, 13:23

Iraq's new prime minister is moving his offices outside Baghdad's highly secure Green Zone, saying he wants to bring his government closer to the people.Adel Abdul-Mahdi held his first news conference Thursday in a rehabilitated government compound opposite Baghdad's iconic central railway station, in the city center.The U.S. built a ...

Want to run an Iraqi ministry? Apply online, PM says

World 10/23/18, 02:30

Drain the swamp: it's a promise leaders around the world are making in this era of voter cynicism and political upheaval.But Iraq's Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdul-Mahdi may be taking it further than anyone else. To form his government, he opened an online portal for anyone to apply to run Iraq's ...

Water pollution in Iraq threatens Mandaean religious rites

World 10/17/18, 02:24

Every Sunday in Iraq, along a strip of embankment on the Tigris River reserved for followers of the obscure and ancient Mandaean faith, worshippers bathe themselves in the waters to purify their souls.But unlike in ancient times, the storied river that runs through Baghdad is fouled by untreated sewage and ...

PHOTOS: IS militants’ children in Iraq’s orphanages

World 10/15/18, 06:31

In Iraqi orphanages, you find all the ways that war wreaks its destruction, embodied in the most innocent of faces: Children of those killed, children born of rape, children abandoned in the chaos of battle. There are also the children of the enemy.Salhiya orphanage, Iraq's state-run facility in Baghdad, is ...

Stricter screening to enter US leaves refugee families split

World 10/08/18, 00:18

Death threats drove Hadi Mohammed out of Iraq and to a small apartment in Nebraska, where he and his two young sons managed to settle as refugees. But the danger hasn't been enough to allow his wife to join them.Mohammed, who worked as a security guard for the U.S. military ...

Deaths of Instagram model, other women shock Iraq

World 10/03/18, 02:18

She was a 22-year-old former beauty queen, fashion model and social media star, whose daring outfits revealed tattoos on her arms and shoulder.Tara Fares won fame and 2.8 million Instagram followers in conservative, Muslim-majority Iraq with outspoken opinions on personal freedom, such as: "I'm not doing anything in the dark ...

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