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Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has submitted his resignation to parliament amid ongoing anti-government protests in the capital Baghdad and in southern Iraq.

Iraqi premier Abdul Mahdi submits resignation to parliament

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has submitted his resignation to parliament amid ongoing anti-government protests in the capital Baghdad and in southern Iraq.
Iraqi demonstrators gather as flames start consuming Iran's consulate in the southern Iraqi holy city of Najaf on November 27, 2019, two months into the country's most serious social crisis in decades.

Iran condemns burning of consulate by Iraqi protesters

Iran yesterday condemned the burning of its consulate in southern Iraq hours earlier, which came amid an escalation in Iraq’s anti-government protests that erupted nearly two months ago.
Anti-government protesters in Iraq's capital have shut down key roads.

Anti-government protests continue in Iraq

Schools and government offices are also closed in Baghdad and other Iraqi cities Sunday, the start of the work week in the Muslim-majority country, as the demonstrators take to the streets to demand change in the country's political system.
The Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi said Saturday that the parliament will work intensively and continuously for the popular demands of the anti-government protests.

Iraqi parliament speaker assures protesters of speedy reforms

The Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi said Saturday that the parliament will work intensively and continuously for the popular demands of the anti-government protests.
Thousands of students have joined Iraq's anti-government protests, defying a government order and tear gas from security forces.

Students brave tear gas to join Iraq’s protests

Thousands of students have joined Iraq's anti-government protests, defying a government order and tear gas from security forces.
Turkish and U.S. troops meet on the Turkish-Syrian border for a joint U.S.-Turkey patrol in northern Syria, as it is pictured from near the Turkish town of Akcakale, Turkey, September 8, 2019.

US soldiers who fought alongside Kurds blast Donald Trump’s Syria retreat

In the summer of 2004, U.S. soldier Greg Walker drove to a checkpoint just outside of Baghdad’s Green Zone with his Kurdish bodyguard, Azaz. When he stepped out of his SUV, three Iraqi guards turned him around at gunpoint.
BAGHDAD - Influential Iraqi Shi'ite leader Moqtada al-Sadr has given his supporters the green light to resume anti-government protests, after the movement was interrupted following a deadly crackdown.

Firebrand cleric green-lights fresh protests in Iraq

Influential Iraqi Shi'ite leader Moqtada al-Sadr has given his supporters the green light to resume anti-government protests, after the movement was interrupted following a deadly crackdown.
Iraq’s top Shiite Muslim cleric Ali al-Sistani set a two-week deadline on Friday for the country’s authorities to bring to justice those who shot at protesters in recent deadly anti-government rallies.

Iraq’s top cleric wants answers on protester deaths within two weeks

Iraq’s top Shiite Muslim cleric Ali al-Sistani set a two-week deadline on Friday for the country’s authorities to bring to justice those who shot at protesters in recent deadly anti-government rallies.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said enemies were trying to drive a wedge between Tehran and Baghdad following deadly unrest in neighbouring Iraq.

Ali Khamenei: ‘Enemies seek to sow discord’ between Iran and Iraq

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said "enemies" were trying to drive a wedge between Tehran and Baghdad following deadly unrest in neighbouring Iraq.
U 23 Eagles have secured a place in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations ticket slated for Egypt in November after thrashing Sudan 5-0 at the Stephen Keshi Stadium on Tuesday evening.

Nigeria’s Olympic Eagles qualify for U-23 AFCON in Egypt

Nigeria’s Olympic Eagles defeated Sudan 5-0 yesterday to qualify to defend their Africa Under-23 Nations Cup title in Egypt next November.

Protect humanitarian workers, 5 die every week – UN chief

The United Nations on Monday reaffirmed its demand for the protection of humanitarians by world leaders and parties to conflicts around the world.
A second minute goal by Baghdad Bounedjah has won the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations for Algeria in Cairo.

Algeria sink Senegal to claim second Africa Cup of Nations

Bounedjah cut in from the left after kick-off and hit a shot that took a deflection off a sliding Salif Sane.

Iraq hands over 33 Islamic State children to Russia

Iraq said on Monday it has handed over to Russia 33 children of Russian women suspected of joining the Islamic State extremist group, as Moscow announced that it had broken up an Islamic State cell on its home turf.

Three killed in twin bomb explosions in central Iraq

Three persons were killed and three others injured on Tuesday in two coordinated roadside bomb explosions in a town in Iraq’s central province of Salahudin, a provincial police source said.
Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) | Reuters

OPEC seeks quick resolution of US, Iran, Venezuela conflicts

The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has stressed the need for a quick resolution of the conflicts between the U.S., Venezuela and Iran.
Bahrain on Friday summoned an Iraqi diplomat in the kingdom over an attack the previous evening on its embassy in Baghdad, condemning the protesters who stormed the mission and urging Iraqi authorities to protect the diplomatic compound, Bahrain’s state-run news agency reported.

Bahrain summons Iraqi ambassador over embassy attack

Bahrain on Friday summoned an Iraqi diplomat in the kingdom over an attack the previous evening on its embassy in Baghdad, condemning the protesters who stormed the mission and urging Iraqi authorities to protect the diplomatic compound, Bahrain’s state-run news agency reported.

Rocket hits site of foreign oil firms in Iraq

The Iraq’s Military has said a rocket struck the site of the residential and operations headquarters of several global major oil companies, including U.S. giant ExxonMobil, near Iraq’s southern city of Basra early on Wednesday, wounding three people.
This handout picture provided by the office of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei shows him arriving to a ceremony involving workers in the capital Tehran on April 24, 2019. – Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on April 24 called the end of oil sanction waivers by the United States a “hostile measure” that “won’t be left without a response”. The United States two days before announced it will no longer grant sanctions exemptions to Iran’s oil customers and will start imposing sanctions on countries such as India, China and Turkey if they buy Iranian oil. (Photo by – / Iranian Supreme Leader’s Website / AFP) / XGTY /

Iranians reject Donald Trump’s Middle East plan, march for Palestine

In a clear solidarity for their Palestinian brothers, tens of thousands of Iranians marking the annual “Quds (Jerusalem) Day” in the Islamic Republic on Friday condemned a planned Middle East peace plan touted by U.S. President Donald Trump as the “deal of the century.”

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