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13 Nov 2021
The protesters are angered by October's election results, which saw pro-Iran groups lose seats in parliament. Security forces have been deployed to disperse the demonstrators.
9 May 2021
After decades of #conflict, #terrorism and government mismanagement, #Baghdad's monumental buildings are increasingly dilapidated and under threat. Many fear that without laws and protection, they could gradually perish, taking much of Iraq's cultural heritage with them. Our correspondents Jack Hewson and Lucile Wassermann report.
26 Apr 2021
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.
24 Apr 2021
Smoke billows at the scene of an explosion at a marketplace in Baghdad's densely populated majority-Shiite Sadr City. The army reported one civilian killed and 12 injured. They did not say who or what caused it.
21 Jan 2021
A rare twin suicide bombing has killed nearly 30 people and wounded another 73 in central Baghdad, Iraqi state media said, the deadliest attack in the city in three years.
26 Dec 2020
Youssef Abdelkarim's storefront on one of Baghdad's most historic streets is a time capsule - literally. Thousands of wristwatches fill the tiny shop, where three generations have repaired Iraq's oldest timepieces. The dusty display window on Rasheed Street features a single row of classic watches in their felt boxes right at the front, with a mountain of haphazardly piled pieces behind it and others hanging from hooks overhead.
26 Dec 2020
The kidnapping of a successful Iraqi party organizer suggests the government is powerless against militias that have become a law unto themselves. The dreams of Iraq's youth are falling victim to their growing influence.
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.
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.
24 Jul 2020
The arts curator was taken by armed militants from a Baghdad street on Monday. Iraq's military said she has now been released, but gave no details about who was behind the abduction.
12 Jul 2020
A factory in the Iraqi capital Baghdad has increased production of oxygen tanks to cope with high demand from hospitals due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
18 Jan 2020
Washington and Baghdad should not discuss troop withdrawal, the US State Department has said, refusing parliament's request for US soldiers to leave. Protesters in Iraq urged both the US and Iran to stop their meddling.

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