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Militants kill 10 Iran Guards at Iraqi border post: agency

DUBAI Militants killed 10 Iranian Revolutionary Guards in an attack on a post on the Iraqi border on Saturday, Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, the latest deadly clash in an area where armed opposition Kurdish groups are active.

Iraqi protester killed at Badr paramilitary branch

BASRA, Iraq A security guard outside a branch of one Iraq's most powerful paramilitary groups shot and killed a protester on Friday while trying to push back a crowd, police sources said, ratcheting up tensions over a lack of basic services sweeping southern cities.

World, Jul 20 2018

Friday Morning Briefing

From Trump trying to calm the political storm over his comments in Helsinki to Google’s $5 billion antitrust fine, catch up on the global headlines.

Russia, Jul 20 2018

Iraqi police disperse protesters outside Zubair oilfield as unrest grows

BASRA, Iraq Iraqi police wielded batons and rubber hoses to disperse about 250 protesters gathered at the main entrance to the Zubair oilfield near Basra on Tuesday as unrest across southern cities over poor basic services gathered pace.

World, Jul 17 2018

Health system in Mosul remains broken one year after defeat of Islamic State

MOSUL A year after Iraqi forces recaptured Mosul from Islamic State the city's healthcare system remains broken, its hospitals lie in ruins and even basic services are lacking, according to aid groups.

World, Jul 17 2018

Protesters at Iraq gas field demand jobs, better services

BASRA, Iraq About 200 protesters gathered at the main entrance to Iraq's Siba natural gas field on Monday, police sources said, following more than a week of unrest over poor services sweeping southern cities amid political uncertainty. | Video

World, Jul 16 2018

Two protesters killed in clashes with Iraqi police as unrest spreads in south

BASRA, Iraq Two protesters were killed on Sunday in clashes with Iraqi security forces in the town of Samawa, a police official said, amid growing anger in southern cities over poor public services and widespread corruption.

World, Jul 15 2018

Iraqi protesters storm local government building amid anger over graft

BAGHDAD Protesters stormed the provincial government building in the Iraqi city of Kerbala on Saturday as protests over poor public services and corruption across southern Iraq entered their sixth day.

World, Jul 14 2018

Iraq protests spread to Najaf in fifth day of unrest over services, corruption

BASRA, Iraq Hundreds of Iraqis stormed the airport and halted air traffic in the Shi'ite holy city of Najaf on Friday, extending protests

World, Jul 13 2018

Air strike on IS-held area kills dozens in Syria: Observatory

BEIRUT An air strike, probably carried out by U.S.-led international forces or Iraq, struck an Islamic State-held area of eastern Syria, killing 54 people including 28 civilians as well as members of the jihadist group, a war monitor said on Friday.

World, Syria, Jul 13 2018