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Baghdad: Capital of Iraq
Baghdad is the capital of Iraq. The population of Baghdad, as of 2016, is approximately 8,765,000, making it the largest city in Iraq, the second largest city in the Arab world, and the second largest city in Western Asia.

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Trump: U.S. will respond with 'great force' if Iran attacks interests

President Donald Trump warned on Monday Iran would be met with "great force" if it attacked U.S. interests in the Middle East, and government sources said Washington strongly suspects Shi'ite militias..
Reuters - Published

U.S. suspects Shi'ite militias of rocket attack, unclear on Iran's role

The United States strongly suspects Shi'ite militias with ties to, and possibly encouragement from Iran fired a rocket into Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, two U.S. government sources said on..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Baghdad

Iraq Looks To Ease Tensions Amid Rising Fears Of Conflict Between U.S.-Iran [Video]Iraq Looks To Ease Tensions Amid Rising Fears Of Conflict Between U.S.-Iran

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said that Iraq will send delegations to Washington and Tehran to help ease tension amid rising fears of a confrontation..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Oil edges higher as OPEC+ says to stay the course [Video]Oil edges higher as OPEC+ says to stay the course

Oil prices edged up to near multi-week highs on Monday as OPEC indicated it was likely to maintain production cuts that have helped boost prices this year, while escalating Middle East tensions..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

Trump, Saudi Arabia warn Iran against Middle East conflict [Video]Trump, Saudi Arabia warn Iran against Middle East conflict

U.S. President Donald Trump issued a new threat to Tehran on Sunday, tweeting that a conflict would be the “official end” of Iran, as Saudi Arabia warned it stood ready to respond with “all..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

Iraq: Rocket attack hits Baghdad's Green Zone [Video]Iraq: Rocket attack hits Baghdad's Green Zone

Iraq's state-run news agency says a Katyusha rocket crashed inside the area without causing any casualties.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 05:06Published

Exxon Evacuates Foreign Staff From Oilfield In Iraq [Video]Exxon Evacuates Foreign Staff From Oilfield In Iraq

Reuters reports senior Iraqi officials said Saturday Exxon Mobil has evacuated all of its foreign staff from Iraq’s West Qurna 1 oilfield and is flying them to Dubai. The evacuation followed shortly..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:47Published

Exxon Evacuates Foreign Staff From Iraqi Oilfield [Video]Exxon Evacuates Foreign Staff From Iraqi Oilfield

According to Reuters, Exxon Mobil has evacuated all of its foreign staff, around 60 people, from Iraq’s West Qurna 1 oilfield and is flying them out to Dubai. The evacuation came just days after the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Iran Dismisses Possibility of Conflict, Says Does Not Want War [Video]Iran Dismisses Possibility of Conflict, Says Does Not Want War

According to Reuters, Iran’s top diplomat on Saturday dismissed the possibility of war erupting in the region, saying Tehran did not want a conflict and that no country had the “illusion it can..

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Trump Says He Hopes U.S. Not Going to War With Iran [Video]Trump Says He Hopes U.S. Not Going to War With Iran

According to Reuters, U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said that he hoped the United States was not heading to war with Iran as he prepared to meet with Switzerland President Ueli Maurer...

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Pics Of Missiles Being Loaded By Iranian Army May Be Behind US Iran Tensions [Video]Pics Of Missiles Being Loaded By Iranian Army May Be Behind US Iran Tensions

Business Insider reports three officials told the New York Times that intelligence photographs showing missiles being loaded by Iranian Revolutionary guards are behind escalating tensions between the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

U.S. orders some staff out of Iraq amid rising tensions with Iran [Video]U.S. orders some staff out of Iraq amid rising tensions with Iran

Washington ordered the departure of non-emergency government employees from Iraq on Wednesday, after repeated U.S. expressions of concern about threats from Iranian-backed forces. Zachary Goelman..

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Washington Orders Some U.S. Government Employees to Leave Iraq [Video]Washington Orders Some U.S. Government Employees to Leave Iraq

According to Reuters, Washington ordered the departure of non-emergency government employees from Iraq on Wednesday, after repeated U.S. expressions of concern about threats from Iranian-backed forces...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

US embassy in Iraq orders non-emergency staff to leave [Video]US embassy in Iraq orders non-emergency staff to leave

The US State Department has ordered non-emergency government employees to leave Iraq, the US embassy in Baghdad says.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:02Published

Iraq under US pressure over Shia militias role [Video]Iraq under US pressure over Shia militias role

The US’s attempts to pressure Iran, by criticising Iraqi Shia militias backed by Iran, has deepened tensions between Washington and Baghdad.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:56Published

Pompeo makes surprise visit to Baghdad [Video]Pompeo makes surprise visit to Baghdad

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unannounced visit to Baghdad on Tuesday and met with the Iraqi prime minister after telling reporters the United States was concerned about Iraqi sovereignty..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

Australian PM Morrison says Assange will not receive special treatment [Video]Australian PM Morrison says Assange will not receive special treatment

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange would receive the same consular support as any other citizen after his seven-year asylum was revoked. Rough cut (no..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:46Published

Iran's Khamenei Advises Iraq To Oust US Troops [Video]Iran's Khamenei Advises Iraq To Oust US Troops

Iran’s top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged Iraq on Saturday to demand U.S. troops leave as soon as possible. Khamenei's remarks came during a visit by Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi that..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:55Published

Barber Ahmed Alsanawi Famous Sports Haircuts [Video]Barber Ahmed Alsanawi Famous Sports Haircuts

According to Business Insider, "Ahmed Alsanawi has cut the hair of some of the world's most famous soccer players. He was born in Bagdad and lived there until he was 90 years old. We visited his barber..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

 

Trump warns Iran not to threaten US or it will face 'end'

trump warns iran not to threaten us or it will face 'end'
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Iran early on Monday not to threaten the United States again or it'll face its "official end," shortly after a rocket landed near the..
WorldNews - Published

Trump issues harsh warning to Iran

After rocket lands near U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, president tweets Iran would meet "its official end" if Tehran wants to fight
CBS News - Published

As U.S.-Iran tension simmers, rocket fired near Iraq's U.S. Embassy

A rocket was fired into the Iraqi capital Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, which houses government buildings and diplomatic missions, on Sunday night, falling near the U.S. Embassy but causing..
Reuters - Published

Rocket fired into Iraqi capital's 'Green Zone', no casualties

A rocket was fired into the Iraqi capital Baghdad's heavily-fortified Green Zone, which houses government buildings and foreign embassies, on Sunday but caused no casualties, the Iraqi military said.
Reuters - Published

Rocket falls in Baghdad's Green Zone, no casualties: Iraqi military

A rocket was fired into Baghdad's fortified Green Zone but caused no casualties, the Iraqi military said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Blast heard in central Baghdad, cause unknown: Reuters witnesses

A blast was heard in central Baghdad on Sunday night, with its cause and precise location still unclear, Reuters witnesses said. There was no immediate response from Iraqi officials.
Reuters - Published

Iraq's recovery from bloody war with IS may suffer collateral damage amid US-Iran conflict, warn experts

When US secretary of state Mike Pompeo sat down with Iraq officials in Baghdad last week as tensions mounted between America and Iran, he delivered a nuanced message: If you're not going to stand with..
Firstpost - Published

U.S. pulls some staff from Iraq embassy amid tensions with Iran

The Trump administration ordered a partial evacuation of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. It comes in response to what the administration calls a threat, linked to Iran. David Martin reports.
CBS News - Published

U.S. pulls staff from Iraq, says Iran gave 'blessing' for tanker attacks

Helicopters ferried U.S. staff from the American embassy in Baghdad on Wednesday out of apparent concern about perceived threats from Iran, which U.S. sources believe encouraged Sunday's attacks on..
Reuters - Published

U.S. removes some embassy staff in Iraq as tensions with Iran escalate

The State Department is pulling some staff from the embassy in Baghdad as tensions with Iran escalate across the Mideast. CBS News State Department reporter Christina Ruffini joins CBSN to take us..
CBS News - Published

US orders non-emergency embassy staff to leave Baghdad, Arbil

us orders non-emergency embassy staff to leave baghdad, arbil
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Iranian forces are "escalating their activity" in the Middle East The US State Department on Wednesday ordered all non-emergency staff to leave its embassy in..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •France 24

U.S. Orders Partial Evacuation of Embassy in Baghdad

The decision came after the Trump administration warned of an increased threat linked to Iran. Officials in Iraq and elsewhere doubted that such a threat existed.
NYTimes.com - Published

Washington orders some U.S. government employees to leave Iraq

The U.S. State Department on Wednesday ordered the departure of "non-emergency government employees" from Iraq, the U.S. embassy in Baghdad said in a statement.
Reuters - Published

U.S. pressures Baghdad over Iran-backed militias

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's surprise visit to Baghdad this month came after U.S. intelligence showed Iran-backed Shi'ite militias positioning rockets near bases housing U.S. forces, according to..
Reuters - Published

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