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January, 2020

  • 27 January

    Iraq: Three rockets hit US embassy in Baghdad

    Three rockets slammed into the US embassy in Iraq’s capital on Sunday in the first direct hit reported after months of close calls, as thousands of protesters kept up anti-government sit-ins across the country. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: …

  • 27 January

    Moqtada al-Sadr, a powerful symbol of resistance in Iraq

    For months, Iraq has been rocked by anti-government demonstrations, and now a crisis between the United States and Iran. One man stands at the centre of these events: Moqtada al-Sadr, the Shiite cleric who was the big winner of the 2018 legislative elections. FRANCE 24 reports. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest …

  • 26 January

    When will landmines be cleared? I Inside Story

    They are the dormant legacy of war until, of course, they’re triggered. Landmines continue to affect the lives of so many people even decades after conflicts end, as it is with leftovers from the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s. Iraq is one of the world’s most affected countries with thousands of landmines planted close to the Iran-Iraq border. And around …

  • 26 January

    Iraqi protester: ‘We did not vote for Iranian gov’t’

    Five more anti-government protesters have been killed in Iraq – as police moved in on protest camps. Security forces clashed with protesters as they cleared the main camp in Tahrir Square, in the heart of the capital Baghdad which had been occupied since October. It comes after Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr said he no longer endorsed the protests, leading thousands …

  • 26 January

    Heavy clashes between Baghdad protesters and police

    Iraqi police reportedly deployed live ammunition and tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters, after raiding key protest areas and setting fire to protesters’ tents in central Baghdad on Saturday. Footage shows burning tents and hundreds of protesters running, with some trying to tame the flames. Protesters could also be seen running from tear gas fired at them by police. Reports …

  • 25 January

    Iraq’s Sadrists withdraw support for protest movement

    Iraq’s largest political bloc – the Sadrists – have withdrawn their support for the anti-government protest movement. And that has left many there wondering whether a government crackdown will follow. Al Jazeera’s Imran Khan reports from Baghdad. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ …

  • 24 January

    ‘Get out America’: Anti-US protest kicks off in Baghdad

    A massive demonstration –called for by a prominent Shia cleric– has flooded the streets of the Iraq’s capital Baghdad, with thousands voicing their anger at the US military presence there. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/a9n9 COURTESY: RT’s RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE – FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT http://ruptly.tv Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us …

  • 24 January

    Thousands rally in Baghdad against US military presence

    Thousands have been rallying in Iraq’s capital against the United States’s military presence. People responded to a call by Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr who has been rallying his supporters against Washington’s interference. Al Jazeera’s Imran Khan has more from Baghdad. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check …

  • 24 January

    Protesters block bridge in central Baghdad as unrest continues in Iraq

    Hundreds of protesters set up obstacles on Muhammad al-Qasim road & set tires on fire in Baghdad on Thursday, as the wave of protests continued in the Iraqi capital. According to reports, at least 10 people were rushed to a hospital with injuries related to smoke inhalation. COURTESY: RT’s RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE – FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, …

  • 24 January

    Huge rally as Iraqis demand US troops pull out – BBC News

    Huge crowds have taken to the streets of Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, to demand that US forces leave Iraq. Powerful Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr earlier called for a million people to join Friday’s march, close to the US embassy in the capital. Iranian-backed militias are among those protesting in the city. The US killing of the top Iranian military commander, …