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Iraq detains suspect in deadly bombing that killed 12

Sep. 21, 2019 7:05 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces boosted their presence and measures around the Shiite holy city of Karbala on Saturday, a day after a deadly bombing hit a minibus packed with passengers outside the city. Iraq's prime minister said security forces have detained a man suspected of detonating the bomb....

The Latest: Trump says it's 'looking like' Iran is to blame

Sep. 16, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf and the fallout after weekend attack on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia (all times local): 3:35 p.m. President Donald Trump says it's "looking like" Iran was responsible for the attacks on key oil installations in Saudi Arabia, but he says he...

The Latest: Trump disputes ground rules of meeting with Iran

Sep. 15, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the tensions in the Persian Gulf a day after Iran-backed Yemeni rebels attacked major oil sites in Saudi Arabia (all times local): 4 a.m. President Donald Trump appears to be disputing the comments of senior aides, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...

Trump: US locked and loaded for response to attack on Saudis

Sep. 15, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A weekend drone attack on Saudi Arabia that cut into global energy supplies and halved the kingdom's oil production threatened Sunday to fuel a regional crisis, as the U.S. released new evidence to back up its allegation that Iran was responsible for the assault amid...

Iraqi Shiite holy city mourns stampede deaths of 31 pilgrims

Sep. 11, 2019 8:23 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — The governor of the Iraqi Shiite holy city of Karbala has declared three days of mourning for 31 pilgrims who died in a stampede a day earlier. At least 100 other people were injured in the stampede, which occurred on Tuesday as tens of thousands of Shiite Muslims marked Ashoura, one of the...

UN envoy warns Mideast tensions could deal huge blow to Iraq

Aug. 28, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Iraq warned Wednesday that current tensions could deal "a huge blow" in efforts to rebuild a stable and prosperous country following the defeat of the Islamic State extremist group. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert told the Security Council that "we must spare no effort...

Iran-backed militias blame US for attacks on bases in Iraq

Aug. 21, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi paramilitary forces backed by Iran accused Israeli drones of carrying out a series of attacks on bases run by the militias, saying Wednesday that they hold the United States ultimately responsible. The militias vowed to defend themselves against any future attack. The rare and...

The Latest: Iran-backed militias blame US for attacks

Aug. 21, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on explosion near Baghdad earlier in the month (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Iran-backed militias in Iraq have said they hold the United States responsible for a series of attacks targeting militia bases across the country. In a statement issued Wednesday, the deputy head of the...

New explosion rocks arms depot north of Iraqi capital

Aug. 20, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — A large explosion hit an arms depot belonging to an Iranian-backed militia faction north of Baghdad on Tuesday, the latest in a series of mysterious blasts at military bases and munitions depots around the country in the past few weeks. The explosions have occurred in bases and warehouses...

Iraq takes security measures following mysterious blasts

Aug. 15, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq on Thursday banned unauthorized flights and ordered all military camps and munitions warehouses to be moved outside Iraqi cities following a massive explosion at a munitions depot southwest of Baghdad that killed one civilian and wounded 13 earlier this week. The exact cause of Monday...