Baghdad

Two Iraqi policemen wounded in clash with militiaman: ministry

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two Iraqi policemen were wounded in a shootout with a member of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), a grouping of mostly Iran-backed paramilitaries, in Baghdad on Wednesday, the interior ministry said.<p>The shooting started when a police patrol tried to arrest the driver of a …

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Entertainment One Acquires Rights to Agatha Christie’s ‘They Came to Baghdad’ – Variety

Entertainment One has acquired TV rights for adventure novel “They Came to Baghdad” by Agatha Christie. Carolyn Newman and Polly Williams will …

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Damascus Wants to Coordinate with Baghdad to Open Al-Qaim Crossing Border

Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari received Wednesday a letter from his Syrian counterpart Walid al-Moallem on increasing the efforts to …

Middle East

Life in Sadr City: 'We are living in a state of fear'

BAGHDAD (AP) — In this torrid Baghdad summer, Karim Kadim, his wife and five children have been sleeping in their living room, where the air conditioning works best and often muffles noise from the street. But nothing could drown out the thunderclap that roused the family about 5:45 a.m. …

Middle East

Iraqi tensions rise as ballot box site catches fire | Reuters.com

A storage site housing half of Baghdad's ballot boxes from Iraq's parliamentary election in May caught fire on Sunday, just days after parliament demanded a nationwide recount of votes, drawing calls for the election to be re-run.<p>▲ Hide Transcript<p>▶ View Transcript<p>A storage site housing half of …

Baghdad

Baghdad's ballot box storage site goes up in smoke

A storage site housing half of Baghdad's ballot boxes from the country's general election caught fire on Sunday.<p>It comes just days after parliament ordered a national recount.<p>Last month's legislative elections were won by an alliance headed by Shia Muslim cleric Moqtada Sadr.<p>Amid allegations of …

World News

Iraqi cleric: Iraqis should unite instead of seeking repeat of election

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)<p>BAGHDAD - Iraqi Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr called on Iraqis on Monday to unite instead of burning ballot boxes …

Middle East

Iraqi PM says burning of ballot-box storage site is a plot | Reuters

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Sunday that the burning of a storage site in Baghdad where ballot boxes were kept was part of a plot to harm Iraq’s democratic process, the first government indication the incident was deliberate.<p>Ballot boxes are seen after a fire at …

Baghdad

Huge fire breaks out in warehouses of electoral commission in Baghdad

A massive fire broke out Sunday in three warehouses containing ballot boxes of Iraq's parliamentary election in downtown capital Baghdad.<p>Smoke rises …

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Large fire at warehouse for ballots from disputed Iraqi election

The conflagration at the eastern Baghdad warehouse did not destroy ballot boxes and the cause remains unknown.<p>A large fire has broken out at a warehouse storing ballot boxes from last month's Iraqi election. But ballot boxes apparently have not been destroyed. The cause of the blaze is not yet …

Middle East

Iraqi ballot box storage site catches fire before recount in Baghdad

A recount could undermine nationalist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, a long-time adversary of the United States who also opposes Iran's sway in Iraq.<p>By: | …

Middle East

Fire Hits Ballot-Box Storage Site In Baghdad

Iraq's biggest ballot-paper warehouse that was being used to store votes ahead of a recount has caught fire.<p>It is not clear what caused the June 10 …

Radio Free Europe

Fire hits Iraqi election ballot storage site in Baghdad

A fire engulfed a site in Baghdad on Sunday where Iraqi officials had stored half of the city's ballot boxes from last month's contentious …

Islam

Abadi Orders Deterrent Measures against Unlicensed Arms

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, the commander-in-chief of Iraqi forces, ordered Iraq’s Interior Ministry to probe the explosion of a munitions store …

Middle East

Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr announces disarmament initiative

LanguageUndefined Sadr, whose political bloc won Iraq's parliamentary election in May, calls on parties to hand over weapons to state unconditionally

Middle East

Erdogan says Turkey will strike northern Iraq if Baghdad does not clear Kurdish militants | Reuters

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey will strike Kurdish militant camps in the mountains of northern Iraq in Qandil, Sinjar and Makhmur if the Iraqi central government does not clear the area of militants, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday.<p>FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses his …

Middle East

At least 18 people have been killed after an explosion in Baghdad's Sadr City

At least 18 people have been killed and over 90 wounded after an explosion in Baghdad's Sadr City.<p>An investigation is now underway after an ammunition cache was detonated.<p>That's according to the interior ministry.<p>It's unclear what actually happened.<p>One statement says the weapons were stored in a …

Middle East

18 killed in Baghdad explosion

Baghdad, June 7 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed and about 90 wounded in an explosion that hit Sadr City, a suburb of Baghdad controlled by …

Middle East

Election recount, Baghdad bomb fuel Iraq tensions | Reuters.com

Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr called on his followers on Thursday to remain calm after an explosion killed 18 people in his main stronghold in Baghdad just hours after parliament called for a recount of votes in an election his bloc won.<p>▲ Hide Transcript<p>▶ View Transcript<p>Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr …

Baghdad

Bombing In Baghdad Occurs Hours After Government Calls For Election Recount

3:15 PM 06/07/2018Vandana Rambaran<p>An explosion in Baghdad killed 18 people Thursday, and occurred just hours after parliament called for a recount in …

Haider al-Abadi

Iraq: Several dead in twin blasts near a Shia mosque in Baghdad

Around 90 people sustained injuries in the blast.<p>Several people were killed and over 90 were wounded in twin blasts near a Shia mosque in Baghdad’s …

Middle East

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Baghdad ammunition warehouse explodes; dozens dead or injured

June 6 (UPI) -- An explosion at an ammunitions cache near a Mosque in eastern Baghdad left dozens of people dead or injured Wednesday, Iraqi security …

Extremism

Explosions rip through Baghdad mosque, killing 10

BAGHDAD (AP) — A pair of explosions ripped through a mosque in a mostly Shiite district of Iraq's capital Wednesday, killing at least 10 worshippers, including two children, security officials said.<p>They said the blasts in Baghdad's Sadr City district also wounded 25 people, almost completely …

Islam

Blast heard in Iraqi capital Baghdad

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)<p>BAGHDAD - A blast was heard in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Wednesday night. It was not immediately clear …

Middle East

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Kurdish PM says making utmost efforts for good ties with Baghdad

Kurdish Prime Minister Nechirvan BarzaniBaghdad (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi Kurdistan Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani said Wednesday his government is …

Middle East

Explosion in Iraqi capital caused deaths and injuries: Ministry

The explosion was "a terrorist aggression on civilians" and caused "martyrs and wounded", a ministry spokesman said in a statement.<p>By: | Baghdad …

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Iraq Kingmaker's Daunting Task: Lift the Poor of Sadr City

BAGHDAD—The sprawling Sadr City slum helped deliver a surprising victory in Iraqi elections for cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, the son of the man who gave the Baghdad neighborhood its name. Now, Mr. Sadr’s alliance faces a tough task: Carrying out his lofty promises of change for the urban poor.<p>Home to …

Middle East

FIDE Trainers' Seminar in Baghdad, Iraq

<b>1. Objective:</b> To educate and certify Trainers and Chess-Teachers on an international basis. This FIDE Trainers’ Seminar for FIDE Trainer Titles …

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