Monday, 6 December 2021

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Forces free German woman kidnapped in Baghdad

BAGHDAD: A German woman kidnapped in Baghdad earlier this week was freed overnight and is now in the care of her embassy, officials from the two countries said. “Security forces have freed activist Hella Mewis,” Iraq’s military spokesman Yahya Rasool said in a statement. Mewis has worked in Baghdad since ...

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Iraq army declares curfew in Baghdad

BAGHDAD: The Iraqi army announced it would impose an overnight curfew in the capital as students and schoolchildren joined spreading protests to demand an overhaul of the government. Swathes of Iraq have been engulfed by demonstrations over unemployment and corruption this month that have evolved into demands for regime change. ...

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‘Enemies seek to sow discord’ between Iran and Iraq: Khamenei

TEHRAN: Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said “enemies” were trying to drive a wedge between Tehran and Baghdad following deadly unrest in neighbouring Iraq. “Iran and Iraq are two nations whose hearts & souls are tied together… Enemies seek to sow discord but they’ve failed & their conspiracy won’t ...

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Iraq declares curfews as gunfights rage and protests spread nationwide

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi declared a curfew in Baghdad until further notice after at least seven people were killed and more than 400 were injured during two days of nationwide anti-government protests. Curfews were imposed earlier in three southern cities while elite counter-terrorism troops opened fire on protesters ...

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US calls back embassy staff in Baghdad as tensions with Iran escalate

BAGHDAD: The US ordered all non-emergency staff to leave its embassy in Baghdad and consulate in Arbil, citing intelligence on a “imminent” threat from Iraqi militias with close links to Iran. The evacuation order came 10 days after President Donald Trump ordered the movement of an aircraft carrier task force ...

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Women wrestlers take on rivals and tradition in south Iraq

BAGHDAD: Sports teacher Nehaya Dhaher was living a quiet life looking after her elderly mother in Iraq’s tribal south when she was asked to set up the country’s first women’s wrestling squad. Taking on a sport largely reserved for men in a region with strict traditions was quite a challenge ...

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