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Turkish army hits targets in Syria, Iraq after Istanbul blast

The Turkish military has conducted a series of airstrikes in Syria and Iraq, targeting several towns and villages in in the war-torn countries.

10 killed in air raid on fuel convoy near Iraq-Syria border

An airstrike on a convoy carrying fuel across the Iraqi border into Syria killed at least 10 people late Tuesday, members of paramilitary groups operating in the area confirmed.

Canadian soldier, US citizen die in Iraq

The Canadian Armed Forces announced that one of their members has died in Baghdad due to reasons not related to military operations earlier this week. In a separate incident, an American citizen died in the Iraqi capital city under unclear circumstances, an informed source confirmed.

Many killed, wounded in Baghdad’s blasts

At least 10 people have reportedly been killed and more than 20 others injured in back-to-back explosions in the eastern part of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

Iraq parliament approves new government

Iraqi lawmakers have thrown their support behind a government headed by the country's new Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani.

Abdel Latif Rashid elected as new Iraqi president

Iraqi lawmakers have elected Abdul Latif Rashid as the country’s new president, breaking a months-long political deadlock and paving the way for the formation of a new government.

Analyst: No govt. can be formed in Iraq without agreement among all factions

A political commentator says no Iraqi party will be able to form a government amid divisions among major Shia factions in the parliament unless it manages to secure at least a “minimum agreement” with the country’s major political groups.

Thousands of Iraqis demand ‘regime change’

Angered by a months-long political crisis, thousands of Iraqis have taken to the streets of Baghdad, demanding a change to the political system. It comes days after deadly clashes between rival groups sparked fears of widespread unrest.

Muqtada al-Sadr calls on supporters to withdraw after deadly clashes

Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has urged his supporters to withdraw from the Green Zone, where they have traded heavy fire with security forces in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation.

Iraq unrest: Dozens killed in clashes between Sadr supporters, security forces

The death toll from clashes between supporters of the Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and the security forces over the Sadr’s announcement of quitting politics has reached 30, a medical source confirmed.

Iraqi Analyst: Sadr ‘withdrawal from politics’ attempt to pressure federal court on his demands

An Iraqi political analyst says the “withdrawal” of the leader of the country’s Sadr bloc from politics is an attempt to attract public support to exert pressure on the federal court to dissolve the parliament.

Muqtada al-Sadr ‘withdraws’ from Iraqi politics

The Iraqi Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr has announced that he is quitting political life and closing his political offices in a move that could further inflame tensions in the Arab country.

Muqtada al-Sadr demands dissolution of Iraqi parliament, early elections

Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has urged his supporters to continue their sit-in inside the parliament in Baghdad until his demands, including the dissolution of parliament and the holding of early elections, are met.

Sadr’s supporters vow to remain inside Iraq’s parliament

Supporters of Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr have vowed to continue to remain inside the Iraqi parliament after they breached Baghdad's heavily fortified "Green Zone" and occupied the country’s legislature for a second time in days.

Sadr supporters occupy Iraqi parliament again

Supporters of Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr have breached Baghdad's heavily fortified "Green Zone" and occupied parliament for the second time in three days.

Sadr supporters storm Iraqi parliament

Hundreds of supporters of firebrand Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr have breached Iraq's parliament building to protest selection of a consensus nominee for prime minister following months of uncertainty.

UNSC condemns deadly attack on Iraq’s Kurdistan region

The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the recent attack in Dohuk province in the northern Iraqi region of Kurdistan which left at least nine civilians dead, including women and children.

Iraqi FM says Turkey violated country’s sovereignty 22k+ times since 2018

Iraq’s foreign minister says Turkey has violated the Arab country’s sovereignty more than 22,700 times since 2018 and the foreign ministry has sent 296 notes of protest to Ankara over the attacks.

Iraq files complaint at UNSC against Turkey over deadly shelling

Baghdad has filed an official complaint at the United Nations Security Council against Ankara, following a fatal strike on a tourist resort in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region blamed on Turkey. Iraq has also recalled its ambassador to protest what it calls Turkey's aggression.

UN calls for urgent investigation into fatal attack on Iraq’s Kurdistan region

Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres has called for an urgent investigation into the deadly shelling of the Iraqi Kurdistan's Dohuk region.

Iraq declares natl. day of mourning after bloody raids on Kurdistan region

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has declared Thursday a national day of mourning after nine civilians lost their lives in an artillery attack on a park in the Kurdistan region blamed on Turkey.

Eight tourists killed in ‘Turkish air raids’ on northern Iraq

Turkish air attacks have killed eight tourists in northern Iraq and wounded more than 20, local officials and the Iraqi army confirmed. Ankara has denied any involvement in the deadly attack.

Expert: Connecting Iraq to Saudi electricity network aimed at distancing it from Iran

The director of Iraq’s al-Ittihad Strategic Research Center has said connecting the country to Saudi Arabia’s electricity network will not solve any problem and it’s only a political move to distance Iraq from Iran.

Iraqi troops capture ‘most dangerous Daesh’ terrorist

Iraqi security forces announced the arrest of ‘the most dangerous Daesh terrorist’, on the run for the last seven years. He was nabbed on the border of Diyala Province and the Iraqi Kurdistan Region.

Hamas hails Iraqi parliament for criminalizing normalization with Israel

Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has thanked Iraq after its parliament criminalized any effort to normalize ties with the Israeli regime.

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