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Here are the challenges facing the only significant industry in Iraq
Iraqi religious authorities, tribes, and townspeople are sending the bodies of COVID-19 victims back to hospital morgues, where they are piling up
Other Iraqi bases and foreign embassies, particularly the American mission, have been targeted in more than two dozen rocket attacks since late October that have prompted fears of a proxy war on Iraqi soil
With oil prices down, Iraq's net income is seen to drop 65% in 2020 compared to 2019
The rockets slammed into the Besmaya base south of Baghdad late Monday night, a statement by the military says, making no mention of casualties
Iraq's interior minister says 'moving around is banned and people must stay home'
(UPDATED) This comes 3 days after a similar attack on the base, the deadliest such incident in years
The strikes were 'defensive, proportional, and in direct response to the threat posed by Iranian-backed Shia militia groups who continue to attack bases,' the Pentagon says
The attack threatens a dangerous escalation, with suspected US-led coalition air strikes promptly targeting Iran-aligned Iraqi fighters in neighboring Syria
Religious authorities have already closed the shrine of Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Mohammed, where the sermon is usually delivered, to mitigate the risk of contagion
Mohammed Allawi's departure plunges Iraq deeper into uncertainty and leaves President Barham Saleh 15 days to propose a new candidate
'Your snipers didn't deter us, what can coronavirus do?' protesters chant
In 'normal' times, income from pilgrims creates jobs for Iraqis and brings in billions of dollars per year. But with the novel coronavirus, visitor numbers are plunging.
Bahrain shuts 3 schools after a man who had transported children to the institutions tested positive after returning from Iran
Iraq, a country with a dilapidated healthcare system, often hosts pilgrims and religious students from Iran, where 12 people have died of the novel coronavirus
Groups now support Alaa al-Rikaby, a pharmacist who has emerged as a prominent activist in the protest hotspot of Nasiriyah
The assault sends warning sirens blaring across the diplomatic compound but it is unclear exactly what was hit and how many rockets made impact
Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis was the deputy head of the Hashed al-Shaabi, a loose network of paramilitary groups formed in 2014 to fight jihadists that has since been absorbed into the Iraqi state
Trump had dismissed reported injuries as 'headaches' and 'not very serious'
Even before his death, one of General Soleimani’s ultimate legacies – the activation of the Iranian Corridor – was able to carry out calibrated responses to achieve Tehran’s crucial foreign policy aims
Most young protesters have rejected premier-designate Mohammad Allawi as too close to the ruling elite and a product of consensus among much-reviled parties
Demonstrators demand a politically independent successor who had not served in government. For them, ex-communications minister Mohammad Allawi does not make the cut.
One rocket hit an embassy cafeteria at dinner time while two others landed nearby, a security source says
At least 17 protesters are wounded, including 6 with bullet wounds, says a police source
The march rattles the separate, months-old protest movement that has gripped the capital and the Shiite-majority south since October, demanding a government overhaul, early elections, and more accountability
The US military has previously maintained there were no casualties
The Department of Foreign Affairs says the 13 Filipinos are coming from Baghdad and Erbil
The Iraqi leader makes the call after Katyusha rockets target an Iraqi airbase north of Baghdad where American-led coalition forces are based
The Department of National Defense says at least 12 Filipinos may return to the Philippines on January 14, though this will depend on the availability of flights
'We're an oil-producing country. Those accounts are in dollars. Cutting off access means totally turning off the tap,' an first Iraqi official says
Security was stepped up in Iran's capital after a vigil the previous night for those killed in the air disaster turned into an angry protest and police temporarily arrested the British ambassador for being there
Officials in charge of the repatriation effort realize 'it may not be wise to send uniformed servicemen to the Middle East due to the sensitivities of the countries there'
Mourners suspect the killing of the two reporters by armed men was an 'attempt to scare people' in Basra for protesting graft in the Iraqi government and the lack of jobs in the country
Filipinos in and near Tripoli, Libya, must be mandatorily evacuated, too, says the defense department, as tensions escalate in the North African country
'We cannot allow our country to be lied into another war,' says Democrat Ayanna Pressley
'Iraq will remain a zone of conflict,' says Randa Slim of the Washington based Middle East Institute
Inside a Beirut airport, black-clad women carry his portraits as they walk through the arrivals hall, chanting 'death to America'
(UPDATED) 'The president has made clear that he does not have a coherent strategy to keep the American people safe,' House speaker Nancy Pelosi says
(UPDATED) Western powers urge an end to the escalating confrontation between Tehran and Washington
(UPDATED) Shortly after the missile attacks, the US Federal Aviation Administration says it is banning US-registered carriers from flying over Iraq, Iran, and the Gulf
'We will do everything to bring out Filipinos there,' says the environment chief who's been appointed special envoy to oversee repatriations from the Middle East
Army and Marine troops will be deployed to secure and assist Filipinos to be repatriated from Iraq, says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana
Here's a timeline of the spiralling tension between the US and Iran
(3RD UPDATE) This comes hours after Tehran launches more than a dozen ballistic missiles at Iraqi bases where US troops are located
(3rd UPDATE) The Department of Foreign Affairs says Alert Level 4 calling for mandatory evacuation has been raised in the country
'It's not going to be pretty today,' says one trader, reacting to the initial reports of Iran's first response to the US assassination of military commander Qasem Soleimani
(4th UPDATE) 'We don't retreat in the face of America,' says Iranian President Hassan Rouhani
US and allied foreign troops in Iraq are concerned they might be targeted by Iran or allied Iraqi militias in retaliation to Friday's killing of Qasem Soleimani
The bill was an amended version of a law that declared the United States a 'state sponsor of terrorism' and its forces in the region 'terror groups'
There has been a genuine outpouring of emotion and anti-American sentiment among Iranians