The body of one of Iraq’s top Shiite leaders arrived Friday morning in Baghdad amid tight security two days after his death of lung cancer.
One of Iraq’s top Shiite leaders died Wednesday, a senior official with his office told CNN. Abdul Aziz al-Hakim died in Tehran, Iran, and his body will be sent to Iraq to be buried in Najaf, said Haitham al-Husseini, a senior official with al-Hakim’s office and one of al-Hakim’s advisers. Al-Hakim had been receiving lung cancer treatment in neighboring Iran for more than two years
Amir Farshad Ebrahimi sits at his computer in a small apartment in Berlin clicking through data bases with thousands of photos. He clicks back and forth between the Web and the photos of demonstrations in Iran for hours. The pictures show plain-clothed men beating up demonstrators in Iranian cities after the disputed presidential elections.
Seven members of an exiled Iranian opposition group have been killed in clashes with Iraqi police at a refugee camp over the past two days, authorities said Wednesday. Security forces attempted to establish security control at Camp Ashraf in Iraq’s Diyala province Tuesday and continued Wednesday to square off with members of the People’s Mujahedeen Organization of Iran
When the final whistle blew after Iraq’s 4-0 win over Palestine at the Al-Shaab Stadium it was abundantly clear this was not just any international friendly. Supporters spilled out on to the streets to celebrate not just the goals from Hawar Mullah Mohammed, Karrar Jasim, Ala Abdel Zahra and Emad Mohammed, but the fact Iraq had staged their first international match in Baghdad since 2002
Nearly two decades after the first Gulf war and six years after Saddam Hussein was removed from power, Iraq still is subject to 73 United Nations resolutions. Now Iraq’s foreign minister says his country “will not regain full sovereignty and independence without getting rid of these resolutions.” Speaking to reporters in Washington, Hoshyar Zebari said Monday that Iraq has paid “billions” of dollars under Chapter 7 of the U.N. sanctions placed on Iraq as a result of the 1990 Iraq invasion of Kuwait and subsequent war
France has awarded its highest decoration to veteran CNN correspondent Jim Bittermann.
Iraq and Iran have rarely had the luxury of ignoring each other; in the 1980s, the two fought a bitter eight-year war, and more recently, since the U.S. toppling of Saddam Hussein, Iran has taken an active and some would argue malign interest in its neighbor to the west.
The dozens of middle-aged Iranians standing in six neat, gender-segregated rows stare straight ahead from behind the chain-link fence close to the entrance of Camp Ashraf, some 40 miles north of Baghdad in Diyala near the Iranian border. “Ashraf is our home, Ashraf is our home,” they robotically chant in Iranian-accented Arabic, as they jab their right fists into the air in unison. Some of the women, who are all dressed in pantsuits with long jackets and colorful headscarves tied under the chin, carry placards in Persian
Thousands of followers of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr rallied in Baghdad on Thursday to mark the sixth anniversary of the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime. They rallied at Firdous Square, where Hussein’s statue was pulled down on April 9, 2003, shortly after the U.S