Gulf Times - Baghdad
Two protesters in first Iraq deaths under new PM: medics

Two protesters in first Iraq deaths under new PM: medics

Two demonstrators died in Baghdad early Monday after being shot in confrontations with security forces, the first victims of protest-related violence under a new Iraqi premier who had promised a dialogue with activists.

Rare daytime rocket attack hits Baghdad as Iran FM visits

Rare daytime rocket attack hits Baghdad as Iran FM visits

A rare daytime rocket attack hit Baghdad's Green Zone on Sunday, security sources said, as Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met top Iraqi officials.

Iraqi security forces raid protest camps, 4 killed after Sadr supporters withdraw

Iraqi security forces raid protest camps, 4 killed after Sadr supporters withdraw

Iraqi security forces raided Baghdad's main protest site on Saturday and tried to eject protesters in southern cities, firing tear gas and bullets killing four people and wounding dozens more, police and medical sources said.

Tens of thousands march in Baghdad to mourn Soleimani, others killed in US air strike

Tens of thousands march in Baghdad to mourn Soleimani, others killed in US air strike

Tens of thousands of people marched in Baghdad on Saturday to mourn Iran's military chief Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, killed in a US air strike

Iraqi militias start withdrawing from US embassy

Iraqi militias start withdrawing from US embassy

Supporters of Iran-backed Iraqi paramilitary groups began to withdraw from the US embassy in Baghdad on Wednesday, a day after they stormed the outer perimeter

Violent protests erupt around US Embassy in Baghdad after US air strikes

Violent protests erupt around US Embassy in Baghdad after US air strikes

Protesters and militia fighters enraged by US air strikes on Iraq staged a violent demonstration outside the US Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday,

Thousands protest in Iraq as deadline for new PM looms

Thousands protest in Iraq as deadline for new PM looms

Thousands of protesters blocked roads and public buildings in southern Iraq Sunday, as the latest deadline for choosing a new prime minister loomed.

Death toll in shooting attack on Baghdad protesters rises to 16

Death toll in shooting attack on Baghdad protesters rises to 16

The number of deaths in an attack on a key protest site in the Iraqi capital Baghdad has risen to at least 16, witnesses said on Saturday, a day after the incident.

Protester killed in Baghdad, dozens wounded across Iraq: medics

Protester killed in Baghdad, dozens wounded across Iraq: medics

An Iraqi protester was killed on Tuesday in the capital Baghdad and dozens more wounded across the country's restive south as sit-ins turned violent, medics told AFP.

Iraq protests spread after four killed outside Iran consulate

Iraq protests spread after four killed outside Iran consulate

Four protesters were shot dead early Monday outside the Iranian consulate in Iraq's holy city of Karbala where demonstrators vented their anger at what they see as Tehran's meddling in their country's politics.

Iraqi protesters, security forces clash overnight in capital

Iraqi protesters, security forces clash overnight in capital

Iraqi security forces clashed with anti-government protesters in the early hours of Saturday near the capital's Tahrir Square, leaving one demonstrator dead and dozens more wounded, medical sources said.

Russia 'repatriates' 27 IS children from Iraq

Russia 'repatriates' 27 IS children from Iraq

A Russian official said Sunday that Moscow had repatriated a fresh batch of children whose mothers are being held in Iraq for belonging to the Islamic State group.