Iraqi president urges end to 'escalation' after days of deadly protests
Iraq's president called Monday for a "halt to escalation" after widespread protests that killed dozens, including an overnight rally in east Baghdad in which the military admitted using "excessive force".
Iraq military admits 'excessive force' used in deadly protests
Iraq's military admitted on Monday that "excessive force" was used in a district of the capital overnight where a mass protest led to clashes that medics and security forces said left 13 people dead.
Thousands in bloody protests across Iraq, 31 dead
Thousands of protesters clashed with riot police in Iraq's capital and across the south on Thursday, the third day of mass rallies that have left 31 dead.
UN urges Iraq to probe protest deaths 'transparently'
The UN called on Iraq on Friday to rapidly and transparently investigate force used by anti-riot police in clashes with protesters that have left dozens dead.
Hundreds of displaced Iraqis transferred from camp
Hundreds of displaced Iraqis, mostly women and children, were transferred from a northern camp to their home areas Wednesday despite humanitarian concerns over what awaits them on their return.
Pope says wants to visit Iraq in 2020
Pope Francis said Monday he wants to visit Iraq as early as next year in spite of the security conditions.
Nine French jihadists now on death row in Iraq
Nine French jihadists are now on death row in Iraq after a court sentenced two more to death on Sunday for joining the Islamic State group, rejecting a claim of torture. Fodil Tahar Aouidate and Vianney Ouraghi were among 11 French citizens and one Tunisian handed over to Iraqi authorities in January by a US-backed…
Erdogan meets Iraqi president as Turkey launches strikes on PKK
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met his Iraqi counterpart Barham Saleh on Tuesday while the Turkish military launched an operation against Kurdish militants in northern Iraq. The two leaders held talks in Istanbul before attending a Ramadan dinner together. A picture on the Turkish presidency's official website showed Erdogan and Saleh gathering around a round table…