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Destruction at Karbala airport, one of the areas targeted by US military air strikes on Thursday night. Photograph: Mohammed Sawaf/AFP via Getty Images

Iraq condemned overnight US air strikes on Friday, saying they killed six people and warning of dangerous consequences for what it called a violation(...)

Firefighters disinfect a shopping centre to help prevent the spread of the  coronavirus in Tehran, Iran on Friday. Photograph: Ebrahim Noroozi/AP

“We are now on the verge of reaching 100,000 confirmed cases” of coronavirus, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on(...)

Sheikh Qais Al-Khazali (left), the Iraqi secretary general of  AAH, which was originally part of the so-called Mahdi Army led by cleric Muqtada al-Sadr (right). Photograph: Haidar Hamdani/ AFP via Getty Images

It was barely noticed internationally, but less than 24 hours after the United States’s assassination of Iranian military commander Qassem Suleimani, (...)

 An Iraqi protester sits next to a wall painted with graffiti  in central Baghdad. Photograph: Murtaja Lateef/EPA

Iraqis took to the streets on Sunday to celebrate parliament’s acceptance of the resignation of the prime minister and his government following two mo(...)

 Iraqi demonstrators wearing protective gear rest amid clashes with security forces in Baghdad on Wednesday. Photograph: Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP via Getty Images

Protesters have burnt down an Iranian consulate in southern Iraq in the latest evidence of popular anger over Tehran’s alleged interference in Iraqi l(...)

Protesters throw stones at riot police during clashes between Iraqi security forces and anti-government protesters in Baghdad, Iraq. Photograph: Hadi Mizban/AP Photo

Security forces opened fire on protesters in the southern Iraqi city of Nassiriya late on Saturday, killing at least three people, police and medical(...)

A member of the Iraqi security forces stands guard atop a military vehicle as Shi’a  Muslim pilgrims take part in a procession from Baghdad to the shrine of Imam Hussein in Karbala. Photograph: Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty

The “black anaconda” is how Iraqis describe the millions of black-clad pilgrims marching towards the holy city of Karbala every year. Even from above,(...)

Anti-government protesters throw stones at security forces during clashes in the al-Rasheed street in Baghdad on Friday.  Photograph: Khalid Mohammed/AP

Fresh clashes between Iraqi security forces and anti-government protesters broke out in Baghdad on Friday, killing one person, despite a call for calm(...)

Mourners carry the casket of an Iraqi protester at his funeral in the central Iraqi city of Najaf on November 5th, 2019. Photograph: Haidar Hamdani/AFP

A dozen Iraqis have been killed in the capital and the south over the past three days in popular protests, adding to the toll of more than 250 martyrs(...)

 Iraqi Shia worshipers gather next to the site of a stampede inside Imam Hussain shrine, in the holy city of Karbala, southern Iraq. Photograph: EPA

At least 31 pilgrims were killed in the Iraqi city of Karbala on Tuesday in a stampede after part of a walkway collapsed during the Ashura religious c(...)

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