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In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi wears a protective face mask to help prevent spread of the coronavirus a he gives a press briefing with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, July 21, 2020. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)

Iraqi prime minister: Early elections to be held next June

Jul. 31, 2020 3:34 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq will hold early general elections next June, the country's prime minister announced Friday, fulfilling a promise made when he took office to meet a key demand of anti-government protesters. Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi said the June 6 vote will come a year earlier than scheduled....

Anti-government protesters gather by barriers near Tahrir Square, Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, July, 27, 2020. Fresh violence erupted between demonstrators and Iraqi security forces in central Baghdad, human rights monitors and Iraqi security and health officials said on Monday, following months of quiet in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

Iraq PM orders probe after 2 protesters killed in clashes

Jul. 27, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister said Monday he had ordered an investigation into the killing of two anti-government protesters, saying security forces were not authorized to fire “a single bullet” toward the demonstrators. Twenty-one protesters were also wounded in the overnight clashes....

FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016 file photo, Iraqi soldiers participate in a training exercise with American and Spanish trainers, which includes live ammunition, at Basmaya base, 40 kilometers southeast of Baghdad, Iraq. The U.S. and Iraq launched much-anticipated strategic talks on Thursday, June 11, 2020, spanning the gamut of bilateral relations with Washington prioritizing the future of its forces in the country, and Baghdad, a dire economic crisis. But the outcome of discussions will be months away, U.S. and Iraqi officials said. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim, File)

US, Iraq launch strategic talks on economy, American troops

Jun. 11, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — The United States and Iraq launched much-anticipated strategic talks Thursday that are to span the gamut of their bilateral relations, with Washington prioritizing the issue of the future of its forces in the country while Baghdad is expected to focus on the nation's dire economic crisis. ...