Iraq’s Hashed al-Shaabi mourn fighter killed in IS attack | AFP

Iraq’s Hashed al-Shaabi and mourners hold a funeral for a fighter in the central holy city of Najaf, a day after he was killed in an Islamic State group attack. He was among ten Iraqi paramilitaries who were killed in the deadliest operation by jihadist sleeper cells in months.

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Today in History for April 28th

Highlights of this day in history: Italy’s dictator Benito Mussolini killed; Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein born; Muhammad Ali refuses military induction during the Vietnam War; The first space tourist; ‘Tonight Show’ host Jay Leno born. (April 28)

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Coronavirus: Iraqi police escort couple to their wedding despite gathering restrictions | AFP

Iraqi police escort a couple to their wedding as authorities implement restrictions on large gatherings in a bid to stem the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Iraq’s central shrine city of Najaf. Iraq has officially registered 1,232 cases and 69 deaths to date.

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Today in History for February 22nd

Highlights of this day in history: George Washington, America’s first president, is born; Iraqi insurgents destroy a Shiite shrine’s golden dome; the ‘Miracle on Ice’ during the 1980 Winter Olympics; Pop artist Andy Warhol dies. (Feb. 22)

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Iraq: all-women protest held in holy city of Najaf | AFP

Hundreds of Iraqi women stage a march in the Shiite holy city of Najaf insisting on their right to play a central role in the protest movement sweeping the country.

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Iraqi protesters clash with riot police in Baghdad’s Al-Khilani Square | AFP

Iraqi protesters clash with riot police following an anti-government demonstration in the capital Baghdad’s Al-Khilani Square.

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AP Top Stories February 13 P

Here’s the latest for Thursday, February 13th: Trump fires back at former White House chief of staff John Kelly; Fifteen confirmed cases of new virus from China in the U.S.; OSU football players arraigned; Iraqi women protest for equality.

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Snowflakes | AFP Animé

Videographic examining snow and snowflakes. Residents of Baghdad rushed to have snowball fights or take photographs Tuesday as the Iraqi capital woke carpeted in white by only its second snowfall in a century.VIDEOGRAPHICS

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Iraqi students protest against new PM Mohammad Allawi in Basra | AFP

Iraqi students march during an anti-government protest against the new Iraqi prime minister designate Mohammad Allawi in the southern Iraqi city of Basra. Allawi was named prime minister-designate after a hard-won consensus among Iraq’s rival parties, who had struggled to agree on a candidate since outgoing premier Adel Abdel Mahdi resigned under growing street pressure two months ago.

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Blocked roads and burning tires as Iraq protests resume | AFP

Iraqi protesters blocked roads on Tuesday in an attempt to pressure authorities to implement long-awaited reforms. Anti-government rallies have rocked Iraq since October but had thinned out in recent weeks amid spiralling tensions between Baghdad’s key allies Tehran and Washington.

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Security forces and anti-government protesters clash in Iraq’s Karbala | AFP

Iraqi anti-government protesters take to the streets in the shrine city of Karbala and clash with security forces. Youth-dominated demonstrations have rocked several cities in Iraq since early October in outrage over government graft, a lack of jobs and the political influence of neighbouring Iran.

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Main types of Iranian missiles | AFP Animé

Videographic on ballistic missiles in Iran and their range. Iran said Wednesday it respects Iraq’s territorial integrity, after firing missiles at Iraqi bases housing US troops.VIDEOGRAPHICS

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