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Six killed in three separate Baghdad explosions

The explosions did not appear to be related to mass anti-government protests that erupted last month At least six people were killed and 15 wounded in Baghdad in three separate explosions on Tuesday, Iraqi security and medical sources said. Three people were killed and five wounded in the capital’s northern Shaab district when a motorcycle […]

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Rocket attack hits near US Embassy in Baghdad’s Green Zone

Two rockets were fired into the capital’s fortified Green Zone Monday evening, landing around one kilometer (a half-mile) from the U.S. Embassy amid soaring tensions between the U.S. and Iran. Residents heard the explosions followed by alert sirens that sounded briefly across the Tigris River. It was the second such attack since May, when a […]

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Iraqi protesters urge Baghdad to stay out of US-Iran showdown

Protesters from the movement of Moqtada al-Sadr, who once led Shi'ite militiamen against U.S. forces and is also vocally critical of Iranian influence in Iraq, chanted "no to war" and "yes to Iraq" in central Baghdad and the southern city of Basra. Thousands of supporters of a populist Iraqi Shi’ite Muslim cleric urged political and […]

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Iraqi TV drama back after 7 years, just in time for Ramzan

The Hotel is a twenty-episode drama on human trafficking Every evening at the Muntada al-Masrah theatre on Baghdad’s Rashid street, the cast and crew of the first TV drama filmed in Iraq in seven years take their places among the rooms and courtyard of this 19th-century building and shoot new scenes of their highly-anticipated series. […]