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Iraq officials: 4 protesters killed in Baghdad clashes

Nov. 14, 2019 3:02 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Clashes between Iraqi protesters and security forces in central Baghdad killed four people and wounded 62 on Thursday, Iraqi medical and security officials said, as authorities continued to clamp down on the anti-government demonstrations. According to the officials, the casualties occurred...

UN mission in Iraq proposes roadmap for ending upheaval

Nov. 10, 2019 10:06 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — The United Nations' mission for Iraq on Sunday proposed a roadmap out of the country's social upheaval, while Amnesty International said Iraq's crackdown on anti-government protests has descended into a "bloodbath." At least 319 protesters have been killed by security forces since the...

5 Italian soldiers wounded by roadside explosion in Iraq

Nov. 10, 2019 1:32 PM EST

ROME (AP) — A roadside blast wounded five Italian military members Sunday in northern Iraq as they returned from a mission aimed at helping Iraqi troops combat the Islamic State group, Italian military officials said. The Italian Defense Ministry said three of the wounded were in "grave condition" after...

Iraqi forces kill 6 protesters, retake key Baghdad bridges

Nov. 9, 2019 2:54 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces killed six anti-government protesters and wounded more than 100 others on Saturday, pushing them back from three flashpoint bridges in central Baghdad, medical and security officials said. Five of the protesters were killed by live ammunition, while the sixth died after...

No coalition troops hurt in rocket attack at Iraq base

Nov. 8, 2019 7:58 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — A barrage of Katyusha rockets targeted an Iraqi air base that houses American troops south of the city of Mosul on Friday, officials said. No members of the U.S.-led coalition were injured. The rocket fire appears to have originated in Mosul and struck the Iraqi army base in Qayyara, about...

3 protesters killed in clashes as Iraq tries to reopen port

Nov. 5, 2019 3:30 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — At least three anti-government protesters have been killed in clashes with security forces in southern Iraq, officials said Tuesday, as authorities tried to reopen the country's main port, which had been blocked by demonstrators for three days. Security and medical officials said a protester...

At least 5 protesters killed in new round of clashes in Iraq

Nov. 4, 2019 5:01 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters crossed a major bridge in Baghdad on Monday, approaching the prime minister's office and the headquarters of Iraq's state-run TV, as security forces fired live ammunition and tear gas, killing at least five demonstrators and wounding dozens. The protesters hurled...

Key moments in the 1979 Iran hostage crisis at US Embassy

Nov. 4, 2019 1:31 AM EST

Here are key moments in the 1979 Iranian takeover and subsequent 444-day hostage crisis at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. Day 1, Nov. 4, 1979 - Iranian protesters seize the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and take 98 people hostage. They demand the United States return the deposed Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, who is in a New...

Iraqi protesters attack Iran consulate in Karbala

Nov. 3, 2019 5:29 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Dozens of Iraqi protesters attacked the Iranian consulate in the Shiite holy city of Karbala on Sunday, scaling the concrete barriers ringing the building, bringing down an Iranian flag and replacing it with the Iraqi flag, eyewitnesses said. Security forces fired in the air to disperse the...

Security forces kill protester in Iraq, wound dozens

Nov. 2, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces fired tear gas and live ammunition to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters Saturday, killing at least one and wounding more than 200 in the capital Baghdad and in the country's south, police officials and a semi-official human rights commission said. The...