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Baghdad: Capital of Iraq
Baghdad is the capital of Iraq and the second-largest city in the Arab world. Located along the Tigris River, the city was founded in the 8th century and became the capital of the Abbasid Caliphate. Within a short time of its inception, Baghdad evolved into a significant cultural, commercial, and intellectual center of the Muslim world. This, in addition to housing several key academic institutions, including the House of Wisdom, as well as hosting a multiethnic and multireligious environment, garnered the city a worldwide reputation as the "Centre of Learning".

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Violence escalates in Iraq as government pushes to end protests

Gunmen shot dead two protesters in Iraq's southern city of Nassiriya overnight and a Baghdad district became a battlefield on the third day of a drive by security forces to end months of demonstrations..
Reuters - Published

Iraqi security forces kill protester, rockets hit U.S. embassy

Iraqi security forces shot at anti-government protesters in Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least one person, and unidentified men set fire to sit-in tents in a southern Iraqi city, police and medics..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Baghdad


Two Iraq protesters killed as anti-government unrest persists [Video]Two Iraq protesters killed as anti-government unrest persists

Unidentified gunmen shot dead two protesters in the southern Iraqi city of Nassiriya after security forces began a crackdown on months-long demonstrations against the country’s largely Iran-backed..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:05Published

Iraq: Three rockets hit US embassy in Baghdad [Video]Iraq: Three rockets hit US embassy in Baghdad

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:26Published

Four killed after Iraqi security forces raid protest camps [Video]Four killed after Iraqi security forces raid protest camps

Iraqi security forces raided Baghdad's main protest site on Saturday and tried to eject protesters in southern cities, firing tear gas and bullets killing four people and wounding dozens more, police..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:47Published

Thousands rally in Baghdad against US military presence [Video]Thousands rally in Baghdad against US military presence

People responded to a call by Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr who has been rallying his supporters against Washington's interference.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:40Published

"No to America": Thousands of Iraqis rally against U.S. military presence [Video]"No to America": Thousands of Iraqis rally against U.S. military presence

Thousands of Iraqis rallied at two central Baghdad intersections on Friday after a prominent cleric called for a "million strong" protest against the American military presence, following the U.S...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

Iraqi security forces and anti-government protesters clash in Baghdad [Video]Iraqi security forces and anti-government protesters clash in Baghdad

The latest violence comes after three demonstrators were killed in clashes on Monday. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

BP pulls out of Iraq's Kirkuk field: sources [Video]BP pulls out of Iraq's Kirkuk field: sources

EXCLUSIVE: BP has pulled out of Iraq's giant Kirkuk oilfield after its $100 million exploration contract expired with no agreement on the field's expansion, sources have told Reuters. David Pollard..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:13Published

Iraqi security forces kill at least three protesters in Baghdad [Video]Iraqi security forces kill at least three protesters in Baghdad

Demonstrators in the capital and several southern cities blockade major roads as anti-government rallies intensify.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 05:17Published

Rockets hit Iraq military base near Baghdad amid US-Iran tensions [Video]Rockets hit Iraq military base near Baghdad amid US-Iran tensions

Airbase that used to house US troops north of Baghdad targeted with rocket barrage, wounding four Iraqi soldiers.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:41Published

7 Bombs Strike Iraqi Joint Military Base Housing US Soldiers [Video]7 Bombs Strike Iraqi Joint Military Base Housing US Soldiers

At least four Iraqi soldiers were reportedly wounded on Sunday in the latest rocket attack on an Iraqi military base. Business Insider reports eight rockets were launched at the Balad joint airbase,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Esper: 'I didn't see' specific Iranian threat to U.S. embassies [Video]Esper: 'I didn't see' specific Iranian threat to U.S. embassies

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Sunday said he did not see a specific Iranian plot to attack American embassies in Baghdad or elsewhere before the administration decided to kill an Iranian..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:54Published

Defense Secretary Mark Esper Admits To Not Seeing Specific Evidence Regarding Qassem Soleimani [Video]Defense Secretary Mark Esper Admits To Not Seeing Specific Evidence Regarding Qassem Soleimani

President Donald Trump claimed there was a threat on multiple embassies. He reacted to that threat by ordering the killing of former Iraninan Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani. According to Business Insider,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Iran admits ‘unintentionally’ shooting down Ukrainian jet [Video]Iran admits ‘unintentionally’ shooting down Ukrainian jet

Iran has announced that its military “unintentionally” shot down the Ukrainian passenger jet that crashed earlier this week, killing all 176 aboard. The plane was shot down early on Wednesday,..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:42Published

Top Iran general killed: Thousands join Baghdad funeral for slain commanders [Video]Top Iran general killed: Thousands join Baghdad funeral for slain commanders

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 04:29Published

Trump defends Soleimani killing at Ohio rally [Video]Trump defends Soleimani killing at Ohio rally

At his first re-election campaign of the new year, President Donald Trump made the killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani a major theme.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

Trump Claims 'American Justice' With Killing Of Qassem Soleimani [Video]Trump Claims 'American Justice' With Killing Of Qassem Soleimani

President Donald Trump used the death of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in his re-election campaign. According to Reuters, thousands of people cheered when Trump said Soleimani’s death saved lives...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Trump: Soleimani killed because Iran sought to 'blow up' embassy [Video]Trump: Soleimani killed because Iran sought to 'blow up' embassy

President Donald Trump on Thursday said that he ordered the killing of Iran's top general because Iranians "were looking to blow up our embassy."

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

'Very clear' Trump had to take action on Iran: McCarthy [Video]'Very clear' Trump had to take action on Iran: McCarthy

U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday said it was 'welcome news' that there were no U.S. casualties after Iranian missiles were fired on military bases housing U.S. troops in Iraq and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:40Published

There are 'hurdles' to overcome before U.S. troops pull out of Iraq - Esper [Video]There are 'hurdles' to overcome before U.S. troops pull out of Iraq - Esper

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said on Tuesday that 'procedural hurdles' would have to be overcome by the Iraqi government before U.S. troops would pull out of Iraq, should Iraq request a U.S...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:34Published

Iranian commander was planning attack within days -Esper [Video]Iranian commander was planning attack within days -Esper

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said on Tuesday it was "more than fair to say" the attack that Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani was said to be planning was to be executed in days rather..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

Dozens killed in stampede at Iranian general's funeral [Video]Dozens killed in stampede at Iranian general's funeral

Dozens of people were killed in a stampede as mourners packed the streets of slain Iranian general Qassem Soleimani's hometown of Kerman. Tehran is looking at a number of scenarios to avenge his death,..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:52Published

 

Rockets hit US embassy in Baghdad amid protests

There are reports that three people were injured when rockets hit the embassy in the Iraqi capital.
BBC News - Published

Iraqi security forces clash with protesters in Baghdad and other cities

Iraqi security forces fired teargas and live bullets in clashes on Sunday with protesters who resisted with stones and petrol bombs, Reuters witnesses and security sources said.
Reuters - Published

Iraq populist cleric calls for anti-U.S. demonstrations on Sunday

Iraqi populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr called for demonstrations against the U.S. embassy on Sunday in Baghdad and other cities, a statement from his office said.
Reuters - Published

4 killed, dozens injured after Iraqi security forces raid protest camps

4 killed, dozens injured after iraqi security forces raid protest camps
Iraqi security forces raided Baghdad's main protest site on Saturday and tried to eject protesters in southern cities, firing tear gas and bullets, killing four people and wounding dozens more, police..
WorldNews - Published

Several killed as Iraqi forces raid Baghdad protest camp

Iraqi security forces raided Baghdad’s main protest site on Saturday and tried to eject protesters in southern cities, firing tear gas and bullets killing four people and wounding dozens more, police..
France 24 - Published

Iraqi security forces raid protest camps, 4 killed after Sadr supporters withdraw

Iraqi security forces raided Baghdad's main protest site on Saturday and tried to eject protesters in southern cities, firing tear gas and bullets killing four people and wounding dozens more, police..
Reuters - Published

Iraqis security forces raid Baghdad protest site

They used live ammunition and tear gas against anti-government protesters in the city, witnesses say.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Iraqi police clash with protesters, try to clear main sit-ins in Baghdad and Basra

Iraqi security forces clashed with protesters, wounding seven of them in Baghdad on Saturday after authorities began to remove concrete barriers erected for months near a main anti-government..
Reuters - Published

Clashes in Baghdad wound 7, authorities remove barriers and open roads

Police clashed with protesters in central Baghdad on Saturday, wounding seven, after authorities began removing concrete blocks from the Iraqi capital's main protest site, security and medical sources..
Reuters - Published

Three French nationals and one Iraqi missing in Baghdad: French NGO

Three French nationals and one Iraqi have gone missing in Baghdad, French NGO SOS Chretiens d'Orient said on Friday, adding authorities had been informed on Wednesday and no ransom had been demanded..
Reuters - Published

Four members of French NGO Christians of the Middle East 'missing in Baghdad'

Four employees of a French Christian NGO, three French nationals and one Iraqi, have been missing in Baghdad since Monday, the charity announced Friday.
France 24 - Published

Two Iraqi protesters killed, 25 wounded in clashes with police: sources

Two protesters were killed and 25 wounded on Friday in clashes with security forces in central Baghdad, police and medical sources said.
Reuters - Published

'No, No America': Iraq protesters demand expulsion of U.S. troops

Tens of thousands of Iraqis rallied in central Baghdad on Friday calling for the expulsion of U.S. troops, but the protest mostly dissipated after a few hours despite fears of violence following a..
Reuters - Published

'No, No America': Thousands of Iraqis rally against U.S. military presence

Thousands of Iraqis rallied at two central Baghdad intersections on Friday after a prominent cleric called for a "million strong" protest against the American military presence, following the U.S...
Reuters - Published

Loudspeakers blast ‘No, no America!’ as Baghdad protesters demand US troops quit Iraq

Hundreds of supporters of an influential, radical Shi'ite cleric gathered Friday in central Baghdad for a rally to demand that American troops leave the country amid heightened tensions after a..
France 24 - Published

Young man killed as Baghdad protests rage

A masked protester stretches his arm out through a cloud of tear gas, trying to reach a comrade fatally injured by a blow to the head during clashes with security services in Iraq.
Reuters - Published

U.S. says no uptick in violence from Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

The United States has seen no uptick in Islamic State activity in Syria and Iraq, U.S. special representative for Syria James Jeffrey said on Thursday, weeks after a U.S. drone strike killed Iranian..
Reuters - Published

Iraq happy with U.S. troops, Trump says at talks over mission's future

Iraq likes what U.S. troops are doing there, President Donald Trump said on Wednesday at talks with the Iraqi president about the future of the mission, which has been in doubt since a U.S. drone..
Reuters - Published

Soleimani killing adds dangerous new dimension to Iraq unrest

Iranian-backed Shi'ite factions have exhorted Iraqis to turn out for a "million-strong" march on Friday aimed at whipping up anti-American sentiment as the United States' struggle with Iran plays out..
Reuters - Published

Baghdad protest turns deadly as youths block highway

Iraqi riot police opened fire Tuesday amid clashes with anti-government protesters on a central Baghdad highway, killing one person and wounding over a dozen people, officials said, the latest since..
France 24 - Published

Three rockets fall inside Baghdad's Green Zone, no casualties: sources

Three Katyusha rockets fell on Tuesday inside Baghdad's Green Zone which houses government buildings and foreign missions, Iraqi police sources told Reuters.
Reuters - Published

Blast heard in Iraqi capital Baghdad, cause unknown: Reuters witness

Two blasts were heard in Baghdad on Tuesday, Reuters witnesses said. It was not immediately possible to confirm the causes or locations.
Reuters - Published

Four protesters, two policemen killed as Iraq unrest resumes

Six Iraqis including two police officers were killed and scores were wounded in Baghdad and other cities on Monday in clashes with security forces, medical and security sources said, as anti-government..
Reuters - Published

Two Iraqi policemen, two protesters killed as anti-government unrest resumes

Four Iraqis including two police officers were killed and scores were wounded in Baghdad and other cities on Monday in clashes with security forces, medical and security sources said, as..
Reuters - Published

Iraq protesters battle security forces in bid to shut Baghdad streets

Hundreds of Iraqi anti-government protesters grappled with security forces in a bid to shut Baghdad streets on Monday, a deadline they had given authorities to implement long-awaited reforms.
France 24 - Published

Iraq protests swell with youth angry at slow pace of reform

iraq protests swell with youth angry at slow pace of reform
Baghdad (AFP) - Protests escalated across Iraq's south and its capital Baghdad on Sunday as demonstrators sealed off streets with burning tyres in outrage at the government's slow pace of reform. The..
WorldNews - Published

Deadly clashes in Iraq as protest movement revives in Baghdad and Najaf

deadly clashes in iraq as protest movement revives in baghdad and najaf
Confrontations between security forces and protesters wounded dozens in Baghdad and southern Iraq on Sunday as anti-government demonstrations enter a third month. Security forces attacked protesters..
WorldNews - Published

The US operation in Iraq could come to an embarrassing end. Iran's power will only grow

the us operation in iraq could come to an embarrassing end. iran's power will only grow
(CNN)Donald Trump hasn't pulled his troops out of Iraq, despite his pledge to end America's grinding wars. It turns out he may not have to. The US is facing the possibility of being kicked out, and..
WorldNews - Published

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