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Reflecting on the Pope’s visit to Iraq

Reflecting on the Pope’s visit to Iraq

Pope Francis’ visit to Iraq in March is historic It is the first of its kind, reflecitng his belief in human brotherhood. Op-ed.Dr. Salem AlKetbi, 23/03/2021 13:00
Death of doctor known as 'healer of the poor' in Iraq means only three Jews left

Death of doctor known as 'healer of the poor' in Iraq means only three Jews left

With the death of 61-year-old Thafer Fuad Elyahou, only three Jews remain in Iraq, and the tragic end of a historic community is in sightDan Verbin, 17/03/2021 02:44
Rockets fired toward Iraqi airbase housing US troops

Rockets fired toward Iraqi airbase housing US troops

Attack on Al-Balad base did not cause any casualties or damage inside the base.Elad Benari, 16/03/2021 03:09
Watch: Pope Francis meets Iraq's Shia leader

Watch: Pope Francis meets Iraq's Shia leader

Pope Francis met with Shia leader Ali al-Sistani, responsible, in part, for driving away ISIS.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/03/2021 21:31
Watch: Pope visits damaged Iraqi churches

Watch: Pope visits damaged Iraqi churches

Pope Francis currently visiting Christian centers damaged during ISIS onslaught, trying to bring hope, renewal to local communities.i24NEWS, 07/03/2021 16:12
Attack on American base in Iraq, casualties reported

Attack on American base in Iraq, casualties reported

Pro-Iranian militias in Iraq suspected of shelling US/coalition base, casualties being reported.i24NEWS, 03/03/2021 11:44
US soldier wounded in Iraq rocket attack

US soldier wounded in Iraq rocket attack

Contractor killed and five others wounded in rocket attack targeting an airbase in Iraq's Kurdistan region.Elad Benari, 16/02/2021 05:35
Iraqi security forces eliminate senior ISIS commander

Iraqi security forces eliminate senior ISIS commander

The elimination comes a week after a twin suicide bombing by ISIS jihadists killed at least 32 people and wounded more than 100.Ben Ariel, 29/01/2021 05:06
Report: Nine dead in air strikes in Iraq

Report: Nine dead in air strikes in Iraq

Arab media reports US air strikes targeted Iraqi army and Shiite militias near Baghdad. US official: There were no US strikes in the area.Elad Benari, 19/01/2021 02:27
Iraq issues arrest warrant for Trump

Iraq issues arrest warrant for Trump

Warrant issued as part of investigation into elimination of top Iraqi commander in the same strike in which Soleimani was eliminated.Elad Benari, 08/01/2021 05:35
IDF downplays Syria threat, warns of attack from Yemen or Iraq

IDF downplays Syria threat, warns of attack from Yemen or Iraq

IDF Brigadier General says that while Israel has focused on Iranian militants in Syria, an attack from Iraq or Yemen is far more likely.ILTV, 28/12/2020 13:01
Report: US considering closing Baghdad embassy

Report: US considering closing Baghdad embassy

Sources say US considering quickly closing its embassy in Baghdad after series of rocket attacks.Elad Benari, 24/12/2020 06:06
Rocket barrage targets US Embassy in Baghdad

Rocket barrage targets US Embassy in Baghdad

At least three rockets fired towards Green Zone in Iraqi capital. No reports of injuries.Elad Benari, 21/12/2020 00:09
Report: Iran instructing allies not to provoke Trump

Report: Iran instructing allies not to provoke Trump

Officials in Iraq say Iran has instructed its allies in Middle East to avoid provoking tensions with the US before Trump leaves office.Elad Benari, Canada, 20/11/2020 21:24
One child dead in rocket attack on Baghdad's Green Zone

One child dead in rocket attack on Baghdad's Green Zone

Five rockets strike Iraq’s capital Baghdad, with four of them landing inside Green Zone where US embassy is located.Elad Benari, 18/11/2020 00:32
Watch: Defense Secretary announces drawdown in Afghanistan, Iraq

Watch: Defense Secretary announces drawdown in Afghanistan, Iraq

Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher C. Miller officially announces U.S. drawdown in Afghanistan and IraqArutz Sheva Staff, 17/11/2020 21:49
Report: Trump to cut US troops in Afghanistan and Iraq

Report: Trump to cut US troops in Afghanistan and Iraq

Trump administration expected to cut number of troops in Afghanistan and Iraq in Trump's final weeks in office.Ben Ariel, 17/11/2020 05:11
The Mullahs and the defeat of the “Great Satan”

The Mullahs and the defeat of the “Great Satan”

The mullahs' relationship with the US is an extreme example of disinformation and political deception. Opinion.Dr. Salem AlKetbi, 16/10/2020 04:00
'Israel can't be destroyed; most Iraqis would support peace with Israel'

'Israel can't be destroyed; most Iraqis would support peace with Israel'

'Arab politicians can no longer say that they will destroy Israel and throw it into the sea, because Israel has become so powerful.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/10/2020 13:12
Former Iraqi PM: We can't defend ourselves; we need presence of American, foreign forces

Former Iraqi PM: We can't defend ourselves; we need presence of American, foreign forces

Former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi calls Iraqi army 'entirely ineffective'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/09/2020 08:34
Trump, Pentagon to announce troop reduction in Iraq, Afghanistan

Trump, Pentagon to announce troop reduction in Iraq, Afghanistan

Senior Pentagon official tells Fox News that Trump will announce reduction in troops in Iraq and Afghanistan on Wednesday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/09/2020 07:42
Iraq's Jews fled long ago, heritage struggles on

Iraq's Jews fled long ago, heritage struggles on

As Jewish population of Iraq and Iraqi-Kurdistan dwindles, some look to preserve Iraq's Jewish heritage.Qassim Khidir, AFP, 07/09/2020 10:41
'Israel will liberate Tehran before Iran liberates Jerusalem'

'Israel will liberate Tehran before Iran liberates Jerusalem'

Iraqi journalist says Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey all consider parts of Iraq to be their lebensraum.Mordechai Sones, 30/07/2020 14:58
Rocket hits Baghdad's Green Zone in broad daylight

Rocket hits Baghdad's Green Zone in broad daylight

Rare daytime rocket hits Baghdad's Green Zone as Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif visits Iraq.Elad Benari, 20/07/2020 02:07
Iraqi security forces raid Iranian-backed militia's headquarters

Iraqi security forces raid Iranian-backed militia's headquarters

Iraqi security forces raid headquarters belonging to the Iran-backed Kataib Hezbollah, seize rockets and detain commanders.Elad Benari, 26/06/2020 05:04
Jewish heritage sites in Syria and Iraq have been destroyed, report says

Jewish heritage sites in Syria and Iraq have been destroyed, report says

Nearly half the Jewish sites in Syria have been ruined. The fate of most Iraqi sites is unknown.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 08/06/2020 08:23
Report: 4 Jewish sites in Iraq require "urgent" action for preservation

Report: 4 Jewish sites in Iraq require "urgent" action for preservation

Jewish Cultural Heritage Initiative releases report on 368 Jewish heritage sites in Iraq and Syria, viability of preservation efforts.Gary Willig, 04/06/2020 19:07
June 1, 1941: The Farhoud Pogrom remembered

June 1, 1941: The Farhoud Pogrom remembered

Virtually all Jews living in Arab lands for centuries were forced out after Israel’s establishment, but Iraq's pogrom is pre-state. Op-ed.Ron Jager, 01/06/2020 11:56
Report: ISIS leader arrested in Iraq

Report: ISIS leader arrested in Iraq

Abdul Nasser Qardash, one of the leaders of the Islamic State group, reportedly arrested by Iraqi security forces.Elad Benari, 20/05/2020 23:12
Three rockets hit near US Embassy in Iraq

Three rockets hit near US Embassy in Iraq

At least three rockets strike Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone which houses the US Embassy.Elad Benari, 18/03/2020 06:09
Three US soldiers wounded in Iraq rocket attack

Three US soldiers wounded in Iraq rocket attack

Three American troops and several Iraqi forces wounded in rocket attack targeting the Taji base north of Baghdad.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/03/2020 05:27
US hits Iran-backed militia in Iraq

US hits Iran-backed militia in Iraq

US strikes five weapons storage facilities belonging to Iranian-backed militia in retaliation for rocket attack on a base north of Baghdad.Elad Benari, 13/03/2020 01:04
US and British soldier killed in Iraq rocket attack

US and British soldier killed in Iraq rocket attack

Three killed in rocket attack on Iraqi military base. Hours later, retaliatory strikes target pro-Iranian militia in neighboring Syria.Elad Benari, 12/03/2020 01:06
Iraq halts travel to Iran amid coronavirus outbreak

Iraq halts travel to Iran amid coronavirus outbreak

Iraqi authorities issue restrictions on travel to Iran after several cases of coronavirus are detected in that country.Elad Benari, 21/02/2020 06:38
Rockets hit near US embassy in Baghdad

Rockets hit near US embassy in Baghdad

Multiple rockets hit near US embassy in Iraqi capital. No reports of injuries.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/02/2020 04:29
109 US troops suffer brain injuries from Iran attack on Iraqi base

109 US troops suffer brain injuries from Iran attack on Iraqi base

US officials say military is preparing to report a jump in cases of traumatic brain injury from Iran missile attack on base in Iraq.Ben Ariel, 11/02/2020 01:29
'We may target US economic interests outside Iraq'

'We may target US economic interests outside Iraq'

Says militia has missile capability to impose war of attrition against US forcing it to leave Iraq, when the 'coffins start coming back'.Mordechai Sones, 10/02/2020 21:16
Three rockets hit US embassy in Baghdad

Three rockets hit US embassy in Baghdad

Three rockets directly hit US embassy in Iraq's capital, wounding one, according to security source.Elad Benari, 27/01/2020 02:34
ANALYSIS: Is the US losing Iraq after Soleimani's assassination?

ANALYSIS: Is the US losing Iraq after Soleimani's assassination?

After elimination of top Iranian military leaders in Baghdad, Iraq increasingly aligning itself with Iran - and against American interests.Yochanan Visser, 26/01/2020 18:40
34 US troops diagnosed with brain injury following Iran attack

34 US troops diagnosed with brain injury following Iran attack

Pentagon reveals that 34 service members have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury following missile strikes on base in Iraq.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 24/01/2020 20:59
Report: Hezbollah base attacked in Iraq

Report: Hezbollah base attacked in Iraq

Arab media report an unidentified aircraft attacked a military base of Hezbollah-affiliated militia in al-Qa'im, Iraq.Elad Benari, 24/01/2020 00:08
Additional US troops flown out of Iraq following Iranian attack

Additional US troops flown out of Iraq following Iranian attack

Additional US troops to be evaluated for potential concussion injuries from January 8 Iranian missile attack on Iraqi bases.Ben Ariel, 22/01/2020 02:41
Report: Rockets hit near US embassy in Baghdad

Report: Rockets hit near US embassy in Baghdad

Security sources say three rockets hit high-security Green Zone in Iraqi capital.Elad Benari, 20/01/2020 23:55
2 dead, dozens wounded as anti-government protests resume in Iraq

2 dead, dozens wounded as anti-government protests resume in Iraq

Police officers killed, dozens of protesters wounded in Iraq as anti-government demonstrations flare up again.David Rosenberg, 20/01/2020 14:30
11 US soldiers were injured in Iranian missile attack

11 US soldiers were injured in Iranian missile attack

11 US soldiers suffered brain injuries in last week’s Iranian missile strike on two Iraqi bases, army says.Ben Ariel, 17/01/2020 05:17
As Iraqi cleric calls for mass protests against US some Iraqis refuse out of fear of Iran

As Iraqi cleric calls for mass protests against US some Iraqis refuse out of fear of Iran

'If US troops are expelled now, we as protesters will be the biggest losers, as Iranian-backed militias will kill all of us in days.'Sara Rubenstein, 16/01/2020 20:59
Four wounded in rocket attack on Iraqi air base

Four wounded in rocket attack on Iraqi air base

Four members of Iraq’s military wounded in rocket attack targeting Baghdad air base where American trainers are present.Elad Benari, 12/01/2020 23:59
Report: Israeli intelligence helped kill Soleimani

Report: Israeli intelligence helped kill Soleimani

CIA confirmed location of top Iranian general with aid of Israeli intelligence before airstrike in Iraq.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/01/2020 07:50
The Persian Puzzle: Iran, Iraq, and the United States

The Persian Puzzle: Iran, Iraq, and the United States

What a trove of leaked Iranian cables tells us about Iran’s influence in Iraq.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/01/2020 16:29
Report: 8 dead in Israeli airstrikes on Iraq-Syria border

Report: 8 dead in Israeli airstrikes on Iraq-Syria border

Observer group claims eight pro-Iranian fighters killed in Israeli bombings in Syria near Iraqi border. Death toll expected to rise.David Rosenberg, 10/01/2020 11:22
Report: Israel attacked weapons truck on Iraq-Syria border

Report: Israel attacked weapons truck on Iraq-Syria border

Hezbollah-affiliated Lebanese network reports Israeli planes attacked weapons truck near Al Bukamal, on Iraq-Syria border.Elad Benari, 10/01/2020 04:56
The intel that helped US absorb Iran's attack

The intel that helped US absorb Iran's attack

NYT says US intel exposed Tehran revenge plan for Soleimani killing, military evacuated troops to safety and missiles only hit empty hangarsMordechai Sones, 09/01/2020 12:29
'Iranian attack was intended to kill US personnel'

'Iranian attack was intended to kill US personnel'

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says Iran intended to kill US personnel as well as cause major damage in missile attack in Iraq.Elad Benari, 09/01/2020 01:04
Rockets land in Baghdad's 'Green Zone'

Rockets land in Baghdad's 'Green Zone'

Two rockets land in high-security enclave in Baghdad which houses the US Embassy. No casualties.Elad Benari, 08/01/2020 23:11
FAA orders US airlines to avoid flying over Iran and its neighbors

FAA orders US airlines to avoid flying over Iran and its neighbors

Federal Aviation Administration orders US airlines to avoid flying over Iran and its neighbors, additional airlines follow suit.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/01/2020 12:48
US Amb. Friedman: No reports of US casualties following Iranian strike

US Amb. Friedman: No reports of US casualties following Iranian strike

'Initial assessments are positive, our military is the strongest in the world,' Amb. David Friedman says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/01/2020 11:54
Iran launches ballistic missiles at US forces in Iraq

Iran launches ballistic missiles at US forces in Iraq

Pentagon: Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against US forces in Iraq. Iran says it is revenge for Soleimani's death.Elad Benari, 08/01/2020 06:34