Tag: Iraq

Trump pardons 4 mercenaries jailed over 2007 Iraq massacre

Four mercenaries involved in the killing of at least 14 unarmed Iraqi civilians in 2007 have been pardoned by US President Donald Trump, in a move that has outraged Iraqis and drawn swift condemnation from the UN.

Julian Assange put lives at risk, lawyer for United States says

Almost a decade since his WikiLeaks website enraged Washington by leaking hundreds of thousands of secret U.S. documents, Assange, 48, is fighting extradition from Britain to the United States where he is accused of espionage and hacking.

Iraqi security forces kill one protester, wound 25 – sources

Iraqi security forces killed at least one protester and wounded 25 others on Friday when they launched tear gas canisters to break up a crowd trying to breach Baghdad's Sinak bridge, security and medical sources told Reuters.

Soleimani’s killing lights the fuse of war – Iraqi PM

The assassination of an Iraqi military commander who holds an official position is considered aggression on Iraq.

Russia, China have blood on their hands after veto on Syria...

Russia, backed by China, on Friday cast its 14th U.N. Security Council veto since the start of the Syrian conflict in 2011.

Parliament approves Iraqi prime minister’s resignation

"The Iraqi parliament will ask the president of state to nominate a new prime minister," a statement from parliament's media office said.

Iraqi forces shoot at protesters killing four in Baghdad

Iraqi security forces shot dead at least four protesters in central Baghdad on Thursday, police and medical sources said, as weeks of deadly unrest...

Iraqis pour into streets for biggest protest day since Saddam

Tens of thousands of Iraqis thronged central Baghdad on Friday demanding the root-and-branch downfall of the political elite in the biggest day...

Photos: Iraq’s unrest hits Baghdad’s Sadr City; death toll climbs

At least 15 people were killed in clashes between Iraqi security forces and protesters in Baghdad's Sadr City district overnight as violence...

Deadly clashes flare again in Iraq, five killed in capital

Clashes between police and protesters killed five people in Baghdad on Saturday in a resumption of anti-government unrest, as security forces deployed...