Mohammed Aty

Pope's visit to Iraqi Ziggurat to bring together several faiths - and hopefully lure more visitors

Feb 22 2021

BAGHADAD Pope Francis is due to hold an inter-religious prayer service at the ancient Mesopotamian site of Ur when he visits Iraq next week - an event local archeologists hope will draw renewed attention to the place revered as the birthplace of Abraham. | Video

Iraqi doctor bets on plasma treatment in search of COVID breakthrough

Jun 24 2020

BASRA, Iraq In a hospital ward in Iraq, doctor Ali Salam Abdullah and a smiling patient hold up a large blood bag full of the yellow liquid that he hopes will help turn the corner in cutting the country's coronavirus death rate.

In Iraq's fields of black gold, thousands lose livelihoods

Jun 08 2020

BASRA, Iraq Mohammed Haider, a security worker in Iraq's southern oilfields, thought he was safe after signing a new one-year contract to guard oil facilities. Three days later, he was out of a job. | Video

World News

Chad leader Deby, key Western ally, killed in battle -army

N'DJAMENA (Reuters) -Chad's president, Idriss Deby, who ruled his country for more than 30 years and was an important Western ally in the fight against Islamist militants in Africa, was killed on Monday in a battle against rebels in the north, authorities said.