Volunteers help stray dogs at a shelter in Iraq's Arbil
Majd Shaar, a veterinarian, along with volunteers treat stray dogs that are brought back to a shelter in Iraq's Arbil. The shelter currently incubates around 250 dogs, where a group of specialists work in the shelter despite facing challenges and difficulties due to the lack of financial support and the lack of a culture of adopting these dogs by the residents of the region.
Ayad Allawi, former Iraqi premier: 'I don't think PM Kadhimi will be able to succeed'
As French President Emmanuel Macron wraps up his first official visit to Baghdad, former Iraqi prime minister Ayad Allawi speaks to FRANCE 24 about his country's difficulties. He says the government of the current prime minister, Mustafa al-Kadhimi, is "the victim of a political system and situation in Iraq", adding that he does not think Kadhimi will be able to succeed. Allawi also regrets increasingly complex relations with Iran, saying Tehran's interventions "weaken the whole region". He also discusses the planned redeployment of US troops within Iraq.
Iraq after Saddam Hussein: Two benefactors, two occupiers
In the spring of 2003, Saddam Hussein's regime was toppled. Iraq then had to rebuild itself, with the presence of US forces who had put an end to the dictatorship. But after the departure of US troops in 2010-11, the Iraqi state never succeeded in asserting its authority, leaving the country open to becoming a zone of competing influence between the US and neighbouring Iran. We take a look back at nearly 20 years of Iraqi history: a state under twin American and Iranian domination.
Kidnapped German curator Hella Mewis freed by Iraq military
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.
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US rejects Iraqi parliament's call to withdraw troops
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.
Airlines avoid Middle Eastern airspace, Lufthansa cancel flights
Following the Iranian missile strikes targeting US forces in Iraq, as well as the unexplained crash of a Ukrainian passenger jet near Tehran, several major airlines have rerouted or canceled flights in the region.
Iraq: Students protest against American and Iranian interference
Iraqi students take to the streets in the Iraqi city of Karbala to protest against the US and Iran's interference in Iraq.
Iraqi protesters storm US embassy compound in Baghdad
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.
Iraqis in Basra block roads as new PM appointment deadline looms
Iraqi protesters in the southern city of Basra burn tyres and block roads as the latest deadline for choosing a new prime minister loomed. Anti-government protests have rocked Baghdad and the Shiite-majority south since October 1, with demonstrators calling for an overhaul of a regime they deem corrupt and inefficient.