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Kurdish activists enter grounds of chemical weapons watchdog

Dec. 03, 2021 08:44 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dozens of flag-waving demonstrators from a Kurdish organization broke into the Dutch grounds of the global chemical weapons watchdog Friday to protest what they alleged was the use of chemical weapons by Turkish forces. Police said they...

Iraqi region hit by migrant deaths; smuggling big business

Dec. 03, 2021 05:53 AM EST

RANYA, Iraq (AP) — Shoes pile up outside the Mamand home in northern Iraq from relatives and friends who have streamed inside to offer solace as they anxiously await news of the family's young son, who was lost at sea somewhere between France and Britain. Most are...

Report: IS attack on Iraqi village leaves 12 dead

Dec. 03, 2021 05:45 AM EST

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — An attack by Islamic State militants on a village in northern Iraq killed at least 12 people, including a number of Kurdish forces, Kurdish media reported Friday. The attack took place late Thursday in a village in the Makhmour region, triggering a...

UN says Islamic State committed war crimes at Iraqi prison

Dec. 03, 2021 00:54 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of a U.N. team investigating atrocities in Iraq said that Islamic State extremists committed crimes against humanity and war crimes at a prison in Mosul in June 2014, where at least 1,000 predominantly Shiite Muslim prisoners were systematically killed. ...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

Dec. 02, 2021 13:59 PM EST

They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Defense Secretary...

German court convicts ex-IS member in Yazidi girl's death

Nov. 30, 2021 16:58 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — In a landmark trial, a former member of the Islamic State group was found guilty of genocide by a German court Tuesday over the death of a 5-year-old Yazidi girl he had purchased as a slave and then chained up in the hot sun to die. The Frankfurt regional...

Iraq electoral commission confirms October election results

Nov. 30, 2021 12:13 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — The final results announced by Iraq’s electoral commission on Tuesday confirmed Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr as the biggest winner in last month's vote, securing 73 out of Parliament’s 329 seats. A Sunni party headed by Parliament Speaker Mohamed...

Truck rams into tent in Syria camp, killing 3 Iraqi women

Nov. 30, 2021 09:52 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — A tanker truck distributing water at a sprawling camp housing families of Islamic State group members in northeast Syria rammed into a tent, apparently by accident, killing three women and injuring two children, a Kurdish official inside the camp said Tuesday. ...

Man can revive suit against New Orleans over police beating

Nov. 28, 2021 18:39 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court says a Hispanic Iraq War veteran can revive his lawsuit over a beating by two New Orleans police officers who he said called him a “fake American.” The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reports...

In Iraq, family mourns daughter who drowned crossing to UK

Nov. 28, 2021 13:02 PM EST

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Snow globes, teddy bears and makeup brushes — these were the trinkets left behind in northern Iraq by Maryam Nouri who perished this week along with at least 26 others in an ill-fated voyage with dreams of reaching the United Kingdom. A wake for...