Friday, 7th October 2022

Baghdad Covid-19 hospital fire leaves at least 82 dead

Iraqi firefighters battle a fire that ravaged a Covid-19 hospital overnight in Baghdad leaving at least 82 dead and 110 wounded. Many of the victims were on respirators when the blaze at Baghdad's Ibn al-Khatib hospital started with an explosion caused by "a fault in the storage of oxygen cylinders", medical sources reported.


21 Aug 2019
A car show and electronic music concert attracted tens of Iraqi youth at the Riot Gear Summer Rush event in the heart of Baghdad.
10 Nov 2019
Security forces in Bagdad opened fire on protesters who crossed a bridge over the Tigris river into a high-security area. The protests show no sign of stopping.
18 Dec 2019
Iraqis continue to protest against the government in Baghdad's Tahrir Square as volunteers wash protesters' clothes and repaint sidewalks. Iraq's capital and Shiite-majority south have been gripped Since October 1, by rallies against corruption, poor public services, a lack of jobs and Iran's perceived political interference.
29 Dec 2019
Close to Baghdad's protest hotspot of Tahrir Square, a sandy Tigris River bank offers relief from the revolution as youths play football and smoke waterpipes to booming hiphop music. It is on this half-kilometre stretch where the post-Saddam generation celebrates its uprising on the beach, escaping the teargas and bullets for a more festive, Club Med-style atmosphere.
1 Jan 2020
The US ambassador to Iraq has been evacuated from the US embassy in Baghdad after pro-government protesters gathered outside to condemn American air stikes. The embassy is inside the high-security Green zone.
2 Jan 2020
US President Donald Trump responds while attending a New Year's eve party at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida after pro-Iran demonstrators stormed the US embassy compound in Baghdad.
5 Jan 2020
Rockets reportedly targeted the highly fortified Green Zone in Baghdad as well as an air base housing US troops. The explosions come on the heels of a US airstrike that killed top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani.
16 Feb 2020
Residents of Baghdad rush to have snowball fights and take photographs as the Iraqi capital woke carpeted in white by only its second snowfall in a century.
22 Feb 2020
Iraqi protesters clash with riot police following an anti-government demonstration in the capital Baghdad's Al-Khilani Square.
9 Apr 2020
The visiting 15-member medical team from China have arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, despite opposition by the Nigerian Medical Association and Lawmakers.
29 Oct 2020
Iraqis rally on Baghdad's iconic al-Jumhuriya Bridge on the first anniversary of a revolt against a political system failing to deliver basic services and against the growing influence of pro-Iran militias.
20 Dec 2020
The US embassy has intercepted at least three rockets fired into the Green Zone as the anniversary of the assassination of Iran's top general approaches.