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Iraqis protesting poor public services burn Iranian Consulate in Basra

Sep 8, 2018

Iraqis protesting poor public services burn Iranian Consulate in Basra

Protesters stormed the Iranian Consulate in Iraq's southern city of Basra on Friday, turning their wrath on Iraq's powerful neighbor after five days of deadly demonstrations in which government buildings have been ransacked and torched. Demonstrators broke in and began damaging the offices, shouting condemnation ...

Fires rage in government sites in Iraq's Basra as protesters vent ire

Sep 7, 2018

Fires rage in government sites in Iraq's Basra as protesters vent ire

Flames engulfed several government buildings in the southern Iraqi city of Basra Thursday, as protesters again took to the streets over poor public services. Oil-rich Basra has been the epicenter of demonstrations that have rocked Iraq since July, with anger fueled by pollution of the ...

Sep 4, 2018

Israel signals it could launch attack on Iranian weaponry in Iraq

Israel on Monday signaled it could attack suspected Iranian military assets in Iraq, as it has done with scores of airstrikes in war-torn Syria. Citing Iranian, Iraqi and Western sources, Reuters reported last week that Iran had transferred short-range ballistic missiles to Shiite allies in ...

Trump warns Syria, Russia and Iran against Idlib 'tragedy'

Sep 4, 2018

Trump warns Syria, Russia and Iran against Idlib 'tragedy'

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday warned Syria against launching an attack on the country's last rebel stronghold with the help of Russia and Iran, saying the offensive could trigger a "human tragedy." The warning came as Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javed Zarif, met with ...