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Iraq has had close but complex ties with its large eastern neighbor, whose sway among Iraqi political and military actors grew vastly after the US-led invasion of 2003
Military detectives who unearthed evidence of the alleged war crimes says that seniors commanders hid them 'for political reasons'
'If those in power think that they can evade the benefits of real reform by stalling and procrastination, they are delusional,' says Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani
(UPDATED) 12 protesters die on Saturday, November 9, when security forces cleared out protest sites, medical sources say
Mass rallies have continued in the capital and across Iraq's Shiite-majority south, despite a renewed internet blackout and violence that has left nearly 280 dead
Cyber security NGO NetBlocks says that the blackout is 'the most severe telecommunication restriction to have been imposed by Iraq's government since protests began' on October 1
Other students take part in sit-ins at their schools, and the country's national teachers union extend the strike they began last week
More than 250 people have died and 10,000 have been wounded in the past month as protests evolved into calls for the 'downfall of the regime'
Iraqi President Barham Saleh says Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi is ready to step down but there is so far no one to take his place
The 2019 Global Impunity Index lists 41 unsolved media killings in the Philippines over the last 10 years
The move sparks concern security forces want to clear out main gathering places like the capital's Tahrir Square, occupied by demonstrators for 4 consecutive nights
The protests are unprecedented in recent Iraqi history for their ire at the entire political class, including Abdel Mahdi, parliament speaker Mohammed Al-Halbussi and even traditionally revered religious leaders
(UPDATED) The demonstrations represent a second phase of a weeklong movement in early October demanding an end to widespread corruption, unemployment and an overhaul of the political system
Pentagon chief Mark Esper is due to meet his Iraqi counterpart Najah al-Shammari to address concerns among some in the government that the troops might stay in Iraq
Authorities order the creation of two new investigatory commissions
Top Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani gives authorities 'two weeks' to release the findings of an investigation into the more than 100 deaths recorded during the protests since October 1
Since protests and violence calmed on October 8, the government has proposed reforms to lower youth unemployment, currently at 25%, while the labor ministry proposed an online job register
Traffic has again clogged the main roads of the sprawling city of 9 million inhabitants. Students have returned to schools, whose reopening was disrupted by the violence.
President Barham Saleh appeals for a 'halt to escalation' and proposes a 'national, all-encompassing and frank dialogue…without foreign interference' to chart a way out of the crisis
'Excessive force outside the rules of engagement was used and we have begun to hold accountable those commanding officers who carried out these wrong acts,' the military says
Dozens gather around the oil ministry in Central Baghdad, facing live rounds fired in their direction
(UPDATED) The endorsement from Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani prompts celebratory gunfire from protesters and piles new pressure on Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi
The security forces fired directly at the protesters, not in the air, an Agence France-Presse correspondent says.There is no immediate word on any casualties.
(3rd UPDATE) Braving live fire, tear gas and local curfews, Iraqis flood the streets for a third day in the biggest challenge yet to Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi
(UPDATED) The demonstrations are the first major challenge to Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi, who formed his government a year ago this month and who controversially blamed the violence on 'aggressors' among the protesters
Iraq Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi says his government had 'indications' Israel was behind some attacks on paramilitary bases this summer
It is the only crossing between the two countries controlled by Syrian regime forces on one side and Iraqi federal authorities on the other
Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi says 'Iraq is constitutionally committed to preventing any use of its soil to attack its neighbors'
Friday's festival is the latest indication that Iraq is entering a phase of relative stability
These are governments widely criticized for human rights violations, crackdown on dissent, and the stifling of democracy. Some are headed by leaders who bear similarities with President Rodrigo Duterte.
'I am honored to officially extend an invitation to Your Holiness to visit Iraq – the cradle of civilization and the birthplace of Abraham, the father of the faithful and messenger of the divine religions,' says President Barham Saleh
Lawmakers have also called for an emergency session with Iraq's ministers of oil, trade, planning and transport to 'prepare to confront the possible dangers'
Iranian energy imports are vital to Iraq, one of the world's hottest countries, which faces chronic blackouts that often leave homes without power for up to 20 hours a day
But an insurgency expert who has declined to be named says Islamic State are unlikely to have direct contact with the local fighters
The 3 sentenced are among 12 French citizens who were caught in Syria and transferred to Iraqi custody in February 2019
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi pleads for the 'stability of the region and the upholding of the nuclear deal,' referring to a 2015 agreement between Iran and major powers
Straddling Iraq's famous Tigris and Euphrates rivers, the Mesopotamian marshes are a rare aquatic ecosystem in a country nearly half of which is covered in cracked desert. Legend has it, they were home to the biblical Garden of Eden.
A State Department advisory announcing the partial embassy closures warns of numerous terrorist and insurgent groups active in Iraq
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe hopes normality will return by Monday, May 6, when public schools reopen after an extended Easter vacation
(UPDATED) In the video released by ISIS' Al-Furqan media arm, the man said to be Baghdadi refers to the monthslong fight for ISIS' final redoubt Baghouz, which ended in March
Police have so far arrested 58 people, all Sri Lankans, and security remains heavy, with bomb squads carrying out several controlled explosions of suspect packages
'Wherever they (US troops) have had an enduring presence, forcing them out has become problematic,' Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei tells Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi
The tragedy comes after authorities had warned that water levels were dangerously high and sparked anger among Iraqis who blamed official corruption and neglect
(UPDATED) In this way, 'trials can be conducted fairly and in accordance with international law and human rights covenants and charters,' the Syria Kurdish administration says
Niveneh provincial governor Nawfel Akoub's 'negligence and concrete failings' merit his dismissal, Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mehdi says
In a letter to the speaker of parliament, Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi says there was clear evidence of 'negligence and concrete failings' that merited a vote on dismissing governor Nawfel Akoub
Though the WHite House says the 'caliphate' has been wiped out, the Syrian Democratic Forces say clashes are still ongoing
Residents of the northern city, scarred by years of jihadist rule, demand justice as Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi decrees 3 days of national mourning following the accident
(UPDATED) The accident sparks an outpouring of grief among residents who only recently resumed festivities on the banks of the Tigris after the northern city's recapture from the Islamic State group
Syrian Democratic Forces spokesman Mustefa Bali says a victory announcement would be premature