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82 killed, 110 injured in fire at intensive care unit of Iraqi hospital

At least 82 people died after a fire broke out in the coronavirus intensive care unit of the Ibn Khatib hospital in Baghdad, as Iraq faces a growing wave of COVID-19 cases. The fire on Sunday was sparked by an accident that caused an oxygen tank to explode, according to media reports. The health ministry […]

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Fire rips through intensive care unit of Baghdad Covid-19 hospital, 27 dead

At least 27 people died after a fire broke out in the coronavirus intensive care unit of the Ibn Khatib hospital in Baghdad, as Iraq faces a growing wave of COVID-19 cases. The fire was sparked by an accident that caused an oxygen tank to explode, according to media reports. There were 30 patients and […]

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5 rockets hit the Iraqi military airbase, two soldiers wounded

At least five rockets hit the Iraqi military airbase at Balad north of Baghdad, wounding two Iraqi soldiers, the Iraqi military said in a statement. Security officials had said earlier that the Katyusha rockets had fallen on the area of the base that houses US contractors, and that no casualties had been reported. No group […]

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At least 4 killed, several injured after car bomb attack rocks Iraq’s Sadr city

At least four people have been killed and 17 others wounded in a car bomb attack in Iraq’s Sadr City, some 18km from capital Baghdad, police said on Thursday. The car was parked at a busy second-hand equipment market in the mainly Shia district, police said. Black smoke was rising from the marketplace and ambulances […]

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Baby boy in Iraq born with three penises is the first human born with rare condition

A baby boy in Iraq was born with three penises, doctors claim this was the first reported case in the world. This rare condition is known as Human Triphallia in which someone is born with three penises. Worldwide one in every six million boys are born with more than one penis; there have been more […]

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Multiple missile attacks near hit oil refineries in north Syria, 1 dead

A series of missile attacks near oil facilities ignited major blazes in northern Syria near the Turkish border and killed one person on Friday. Explosions rocked oil refineries near the towns of al-Bab and Jarablus and set off large fires, Turkey’s state-owned Anadolu news agency reported. Anadolu said they were ballistic missiles and it was […]

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Pope Francis lands in Iraq for a historic tour of the war-ravaged nation

Pope Francis landed in Iraq for a historic tour of the war-ravaged nation, where he is expected to meet with members of the country’s dwindling Christian community and draw attention to their plight. The trip, which marks the first-ever papacy visit to Iraq, also includes meetings with the country’s top political and religious officials. It […]

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Joe Biden’s authorisation of military air raids in Syria draws criticism

The authorisation of military airstrikes in eastern Syria by US President Joe Biden on Thursday has drawn criticism in the States and the Middle East. The United States military said it carried out measured attacks on facilities in eastern Syria used by Iran-backed militias, in response to rocket attacks against US targets in Iraq. The […]

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Shamima Begum: Woman who joined ISIS as teenager can’t return, UK top court rules

The UK’s highest court ruled Shamima Begum, a woman who was stripped of her citizenship after fleeing to Syria to join ISIL (ISIS), should not be allowed to return to the country to challenge the decision, because she poses a security risk. Begum left London in 2015 when she was 15 and travelled to Syria, […]

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Islamic State claim responsibility for double suicide bombing in Baghdad which killed 32, wounded more than 100

The Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the double suicide bombing in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on Thursday that killed at least 32 people and wounded more than 100. The attack targetted Shia Muslims, a statement from the Sunni Islamist militant group’s Amaq news agency said. It was the biggest suicide attack in Baghdad in […]

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Baghdad judge issues arrest warrant against outgoing US President Donald Trump

A judge in Baghdad’s investigative court issued an arrest warrant for outgoing US President Donald Trump, over the killing of an Iraqi paramilitary leader during the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani last year. Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis — the Iraqi deputy head of the Iran-backed Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces — was killed along with Soleimani […]

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8 rockets target American Embassy in Baghdad, 1 dead

At least eight rockets targeting the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad landed in the heavily fortified Green Zone, causing some minor damage on the compound on Sunday. The Iraqi military said an “outlaw group” fired eight rockets. Most of the missiles hit a residential complex and a security checkpoint inside the zone, damaging buildings and cars […]