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Pope Francis arrives in Iraq for first papal visit amid pandemic and security concerns
Foreign minister Fuad Hussein said Iraqis were eager to welcome Francis’s ‘message of peace and tolerance’.
US orders all non-emergency staff to leave embassy and consulate in Iraq
US signals about escalating danger posed by Iran have been met with some skepticism by Washington’s allies.
'ISIS claims responsibility' for suicide bomb blast which killed at least 70 people
The explosion seemingly targeted Iranian pilgrims who were returning from a pilgrimage.
61 killed in suicide bombing at mosque
Thousands protested in anger after the attack.
Two suicide bombs kill nearly 70 people in Yemen
At least 47 people were killed in Sanaa, while 20 soldiers are dead after a separate bombing.
Reports: 70 killed as Shiite militiamen open fire at Sunni mosque
It’s reported that a suicide bomber blew up explosives inside the building, and that the gunmen then fired on the fleeing worshippers.
Iraqi PM throws in the towel on his bid to stay in power
Nuri al-Maliki was facing huge pressure to step down.
Iran offers help against militants in Iraq... but only if the US makes the first move
The offer came as Iraqi commanders said the army had recaptured two towns north of Baghdad as they prepared a fightback.
Woman caught planting bomb near Iraqi primary school
The attempted bombing came a day after suicide bombers attacked a primary school and a nearby police station in northern Iraq, killing 18 people, including 10 children.
Dozens killed, more than 120 injured in Baghdad car bomb attacks
850 people have been killed in September alone as a result of Iraq violence.
53 injured in car bomb in Shiite Beirut suburb
The blast comes amid spiralling tension in Lebanon over the civil war raging in neighbouring Syria.
33 dead in Iraq attacks, including suicide bomb at funeral
More than 2,500 people have been killed in Iraq in the past three months alone as violence in the country surges.
Blasts targeting mainly Shiite areas kill 21 in Baghdad
Three car bombs struck the Sadr City slum, while others exploded in Ameen, Al-Husseiniya, Kamaliyah and Karrada.
NBC journalist and TV crew escape abduction in Syria
More than a dozen armed gunmen kidnapped and held NBC chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel and several colleagues for five days in Syria.
Pakistan suicide attacks kill 35 as leaders meet for summit
The suicide attacks were the deadliest assault in the country for five months.
Iraq: 10 killed in Eid al-Adha attack
Over the past week, the death toll in Iraq has hit at least 49.
Bahrain high court upholds verdicts in medics protest trial
The highest court in Bahrain has rejected the final appeal by nine medics against their convictions linked to anti-regime protests last year.
Bombings and shootings kill 82 in Iraq
The attacks in Baghdad and towns close to the capital came a day after the leader of Al Qaeda in the country said that it was returning to areas from which it had retreated before US soldiers left last year.
At least 56 killed in multiple car bombs in Iraq
Shiite pilgrims were attached in this latest wave of sectarian violence
46 killed in bombings and shootings across Iraq
Civilians and security forces attacked in several cities ahead of Arab League summit in Baghdad.
US citizen released by Iraqi captors
However, confusion surrounds release of man who says he was kidnapped after serving with the US military in Iraq.
11 killed in Baghdad double bombing
Two car bombs exploded in the Iraqi capital today as post-US withdrawal violence surges.
Bomb kills 30 pilgrims in Iraq
It is still unclear if the blast was caused by a suicide attacker or roadside bomb.
Dozens dead in spate of Baghdad bombings amid Iraqi political turmoil
It’s feared a political spat between the country’s two senior politicians could lead to a re-emergence of sectarian violence.
Over 50 killed in suicide bomb attack on Afghan shrine
Worshippers had gathered at the shrine to celebrate the Shiite Muslim holiday of Ashoura when the first of today’s two Afghan explosions struck.
Negotiation talks begin amid Bahrain's protest crackdown
The kingdom’s biggest Shiite party agreed to join today’s talks at the last minute, but it isn’t too optimistic about how where the discussion will lead.
Woman sentenced to prison in Bahrain after reciting poetry criticising rulers
Twenty-year-old Ayat al-Qurmezi was convicted of inciting hatred and anti-state charges after reading poems which were critical of Bahrain’s king and prime minister.
Saudi diplomat killed in southern Pakistan
Investigating officers believe the shooting was motivated by anger over Saudi Arabia’s decision to send troops to Bahrain to quell anti-government protests there.
Protesters descend on Bahrain Prime Minister's office demanding reform
The country’s Shiite majority are demanding the prime minister resign. Bahrain holds strategic importance in the Middle East.
Bahrain protests continue as clashes break out in Libya
Dozens injured in Libya after the pro-democracy push spreads from neighbouring north African state Tunisia.
53 killed in Baghdad bomb attacks
In one attack, a car bomb exploded during a funeral ceremony today, killing 48 people and injuring 121 others.