Soccer Nov 6, 2019

FIFA says Iraq not safe for World Cup qualifiers

FIFA says Iraq is not safe enough to host World Cup qualifying games against Iran and Bahrain. FIFA says it asked the Iraq soccer federation "to nominate a neutral venue" for the matches on Nov. 14 and 19. The games were to be played in Basra, ...

Iraqi protesters block port; security forces kill one, wound over 90

World Nov 3, 2019

Iraqi protesters block port; security forces kill one, wound over 90

Security forces killed a protester and wounded 91 others in Baghdad on Saturday, security and medical sources said, as tens of thousands of Iraqis gathered in mass anti-government protests in the capital and blocked roads leading to a major port. Protesters have been congregating in ...

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 ...