Three rockets hit U.S. Embassy in protest-hit Iraqi capital

World Jan 27, 2020

Three rockets hit U.S. Embassy in protest-hit Iraqi capital

Three rockets slammed into the U.S. Embassy in Iraq's capital on Sunday in the first direct hit reported after months of close calls, as thousands kept up anti-government sit-ins across the country. The attack marked a dangerous escalation in the spree of rocket attacks in ...

World Jan 2, 2020

Iran-backed paramilitary forces in Iraq under focus after U.S. strikes

The most powerful paramilitary groups in Iraq: Kataeb Hezbollah Formed in 2003 after the U.S.-led invasion, the secretive Iran-backed Kataeb Hezbollah (Battalions of the Party of God) is one of the smallest Iranian-backed militias in Iraq, with an estimated 5,000 members. But it is considered one ...

Rock-throwing Iraqi militias end protest at  U.S. Embassy

World Jan 2, 2020

Rock-throwing Iraqi militias end protest at U.S. Embassy

Supporters of Iranian-backed Iraqi paramilitary groups who stormed the U.S. Embassy's perimeter and hurled rocks in two days of protests withdrew on Wednesday after Washington dispatched extra troops and threatened reprisals against Tehran. The demonstrators, angry at U.S. airstrikes against the Tehran-backed Kataeb Hezbollah group ...

Islamic State's Baghdadi: A trail of horror and death

World Oct 28, 2019

Islamic State's Baghdadi: A trail of horror and death

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Iraqi jihadist who rose from obscurity to declare himself "caliph" of all Muslims as the leader of Islamic State, has died in a raid by U.S. special forces in northwest Syria. U.S. President Donald Trump said in a televised address from ...