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Veteran AP producer, cameraman in Iraq dies of COVID-19

Apr. 16, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Khodeir Majid, who covered Iraq’s numerous conflicts as a video producer and cameraman for the Associated Press over 17 years has died, relatives said Friday. He was 64. The cause of death was complications due to the coronavirus. Majid had been...

1 killed, 12 wounded in market explosion in Iraq's capital

Apr. 15, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — An explosion rocked a market in east Baghdad on Thursday, killing one person and injuring 12 others, according to Iraq's military. The military said the blast in the capital's Sadr City, in the Habibiya neighborhood, was caused by a car laden with...

Rocket attack on base in northern Iraq kills Turkish soldier

Apr. 15, 2021 04:20 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A rocket attack targeting a Turkish military base in northern Iraq killed one soldier and wounded a child in a nearby village, Turkey’s Defense Ministry said. The ministry said in a statement that three rockets were launched at the base in...

Drone targets U.S. troops in northern Iraq, no casualties

Apr. 14, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

A drone attack targeted U.S.-led coalition forces near a northern Iraqi airport Wednesday, the Kurdish region's Interior Ministry and coalition officials said. The ministry said the attack targeted coalition forces based near Irbil international airport and caused a fire...

Iran enforces 10-day lockdown amid fourth wave of pandemic

Apr. 10, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Saturday began a 10-day lockdown amid a fourth wave of coronavirus infections, state TV reported, a worrisome trend after more than a year of the country battling the Middle East's worst outbreak. Iran's coronavirus task force, charged with...

Iraq blames public for new virus record, urges vaccinations

Apr. 09, 2021 05:31 AM EDT

Iraq's Health Ministry has warned of “dire consequences” ahead because citizens are not heeding coronavirus prevention measures, after the country reached a new high in daily infection rates. Iraq recorded 8,331 new virus cases within a 24-hour period on Wednesday,...

No timetable for withdrawal of troops after US, Iraq talks

Apr. 07, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — The mission of U.S. forces in Iraq has shifted to training and advisory roles, allowing for redeployment of combat forces remaining in the country, U.S. and Iraq delegates said Wednesday, after a third round of strategic U.S.-Iraq talks. Statements...

Rockets hit near Iraq base housing US trainers, no one hurt

Apr. 04, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Two rockets landed Sunday near an Iraqi air base just north of Baghdad where American trainers are present, causing no casualties or damage, an Iraqi official said. Maj. Gen. Tahseen al-Khafaji said the rockets landed outside Balad air base after midday....

Iraq judge who presided over Saddam's trial dies of COVID-19

Apr. 02, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — A retired Iraqi judge who presided over the trial of Iraq's late dictator Saddam Hussein has died after battling COVID-19, the country's top judicial body said Friday. According to Iraq’s Supreme Judicial Council, Judge Mohammed Oreibi al-Khalifa, 52,...

Biden admin lauds talks on readmitting US to Iran nuke deal

Apr. 01, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday welcomed a European Union announcement that the participants in the Iran nuclear deal will meet this week to discuss a possible return of the United States to the 2015 accord. Friday’s virtual meeting of...