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Ahmed Aboulenein

Three U.S. troops wounded in renewed rocket attacks on Iraq's Taji base

Mar 14 2020

BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON Three American troops and several Iraqi forces were wounded on Saturday in the second major rocket attack in the past week on an Iraqi base north of Baghdad, U.S. and Iraqi officials said, raising the stakes in an escalating cycle of attacks and reprisals. | Video

Special Report: Broken Health - The medical crisis that’s aggravating Iraq’s unrest

Mar 02 2020

BASRA, Iraq On the walls of Basra children's cancer hospital hang photos of some of the youngsters who've been treated there. Most are smiling. Some of the portraits have a black stripe in the upper left corner. Those are pictures of children who passed away. | Video

Iraq power vacuum: acting PM steps aside after designated successor quits

Mar 02 2020

BAGHDAD Iraq's acting prime minister said on Monday he was standing down from most of his duties and called for early elections, one day after the man who had been designated to become premier withdrew his candidacy.

Iraq power vacuum deepens after PM-designate quits

Mar 02 2020

BAGHDAD, March 2 A power vacuum has deepened in Iraq after plans for a new prime minister collapsed, further complicating the country's faltering efforts to deal with mass unrest, a reawakening Islamic State and a spreading coronavirus infection.

Iraq's healthcare has fallen far

Mar 02 2020

SAMARA, Iraq Fifty years ago, a much richer Iraqi government spent lavishly on health funding. The state company responsible for drug imports, known by its Arabic acronym KIMADIA, enjoyed such a close relationship with the world's top drug manufacturers that it would fax orders directly and shipments would arrive before a formal contract was drawn up.

Iraq looks to private business to fix healthcare

Mar 02 2020

BAGHDAD Iraq's Ministry of Health is turning to private business to help shoulder the cost of upgrading equipment and services.

Iraq's healthcare has fallen far

Mar 02 2020

SAMARA, Iraq, March 2 Fifty years ago, a much richer Iraqi government spent lavishly on health funding. The state company responsible for drug imports, known by its Arabic acronym KIMADIA, enjoyed such a close relationship with the world's top drug manufacturers that it would fax orders directly and shipments would arrive before a formal contract was drawn up.

Iraq looks to private business to fix healthcare

Mar 02 2020

BAGHDAD, March 2 Iraq's Ministry of Health is turning to private business to help shoulder the cost of upgrading equipment and services.

Iraq bans public gatherings on coronavirus fear; travel ban totals nine countries

Feb 26 2020

BAGHDAD Iraq on Wednesday banned public gatherings and barred entry by travelers from Kuwait and Bahrain because of the spread of the new coronavirus, prohibiting travel to or from a total of nine countries.

UPDATE 2-Iraq bans public gatherings on coronavirus fear; travel ban totals 9 countries

Feb 26 2020

BAGHDAD, Feb 26 Iraq on Wednesday banned public gatherings and barred entry by travellers from Kuwait and Bahrain because of the spread of the new coronavirus, prohibiting travel to or from a total of nine countries.

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