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Iraq's Kurdish region warns against 'unlawful' stop to funds

Jan. 26, 2023 12:51 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi Kurdish authorities on Thursday pushed back against a decision by Iraq's top court that blocked payments from state coffers funding the semi-autonomous region. Jutiar Adel, a spokesperson for Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government said in a statement that the...

Hundreds in Baghdad protest devaluation of Iraq's currency

Jan. 25, 2023 06:36 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Hundreds of protesters rallied Wednesday near the Central Bank in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, angered by the recent devaluation of the Iraqi dinar and demanding the government take action to stabilize the currency. The protesters — mainly young people — rallied...

Iraq reopens Baghdad's Green Zone to ease traffic jams

Jan. 08, 2023 05:58 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities reopened Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone on Sunday in an attempt to ease traffic jams in the capital after it was closed and reopened several times in recent years. Starting in the early hours of the day, Iraqi authorities removed...

Rockets hit US base in eastern Syria, no casualties reported

Jan. 04, 2023 12:17 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Two rockets struck a base housing American troops in eastern Syria on Wednesday without causing any human or material losses, the U.S. military said. The morning attack on Mission Support Site Conoco came as Iran and its allies in the region marked the third...

Iraq prime minister orders crackdown on trademark violations

Dec. 28, 2022 11:23 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister has ordered a crackdown on local businesses operating under the names of international brands without legal permission, his office said Wednesday. The move by the premier, Mohammed Shia al-Sudani, comes after The Associated Press reported last...

Navy to name ship after Marine battles in Fallujah, Iraq

Dec. 27, 2022 13:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy's next amphibious assault ship will be named after the city of Fallujah, which saw some of the bloodiest battles in the Iraq war when U.S. Marines fought al-Qaida extremists in deadly house-to-house combat. Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro said the USS...

Real coffee, but a fake 'Starbucks' in piracy-ridden Iraq

Dec. 22, 2022 19:22 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Everything from the signboard outside down to the napkins bears the official emblem of the top international coffee chain. But in Baghdad, looks are deceiving: The “Starbucks” in the Iraqi capital is unlicensed. Real Starbucks merchandise is imported from...

Official: 8 killed in attack by gunmen on an Iraqi village

Dec. 19, 2022 17:16 PM EST

Eight people were killed and three injured Monday in an attack by gunmen on an Iraqi village previously held by the Islamic State extremist group, officials said. The attack took place in the village of Albu Bali northwest of Fallujah in Iraq. Uday al-Khadran,...

Iraq officials: Explosion in northern Iraq kills 9 policemen

Dec. 18, 2022 09:47 AM EST

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — An explosive device went off in northern Iraq on Sunday, killing at least nine members of the Iraqi federal police force who were on patrol, Iraqi security officials said. Among the fatalities was an officer with the rank of major, according to a tweet from a...

Today in History: December 15, Bill of Rights takes effect

Dec. 15, 2022 00:02 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Dec. 15, the 349th day of 2022. There are 16 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 15, 1791, the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, went into effect following...