Iraq

Kushner’s economic plan for Mideast peace faces broad Arab rejection

Kushner’s economic plan for Mideast peace faces broad Arab rejection

Published 24/06/2019

RIYADH/AMMAN/CAIRO (Reuters) - Arab politicians and commentators greeted U.S. President Donald Trump’s $50 billion Middle East economic vision with a mixture of derision and exasperation, [more…]

Jury chosen for Navy SEAL’s war crimes trial, opening arguments on…

Jury chosen for Navy SEAL’s war crimes trial, opening arguments on…

Published 18/06/2019

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Opening arguments are set to begin on Tuesday in the trial of a U.S. Navy SEAL court-martialed on charges of murdering [more…]

Iraq’s racy TV in Ramadan revives an industry – and draws censure

Iraq’s racy TV in Ramadan revives an industry – and draws censure

Published 25/05/2019

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - On a studio set in Baghdad, a director watches the star of his TV series hold a knife against the neck of [more…]

Trump says considering pardons for some U.S. soldiers accused of…

Trump says considering pardons for some U.S. soldiers accused of…

Published 25/05/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was considering pardons for “two or three” American soldiers charged with war crimes, a [more…]

Trade ties in focus as Iran’s Rouhani begins Iraq visit

Trade ties in focus as Iran’s Rouhani begins Iraq visit

Published 11/03/2019

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani sharply criticised U.S. military intervention in the Middle East on Monday as he began a first official visit [more…]

Saudi Arabia to cut crude oil exports in April: Saudi official

Saudi Arabia to cut crude oil exports in April: Saudi official

Published 11/03/2019

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia plans to cut its crude oil exports in April to below 7 million barrels per day (bpd), while keeping its [more…]

Iraqi antique collector turns his house into a museum

Iraqi antique collector turns his house into a museum

Published 25/02/2019

NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - There is more than a century of Iraqi history in Sheikh Yousif Akar’s house, a modest home in the holy city [more…]

In Mosul exhibition, Iraqi artists process brutal rule of Islamic…

In Mosul exhibition, Iraqi artists process brutal rule of Islamic…

Published 03/02/2019

MOSUL, Iraq(Reuters) - A raven perched on the shoulder of a woman with flaming hair is Iraqi artist Marwan Fathi’s symbol for the terrible events [more…]

At Baghdad workshop, the search for Iraq’s looted artifacts gets…

At Baghdad workshop, the search for Iraq’s looted artifacts gets…

Published 28/01/2019

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Before Islamic State militants were dislodged from Iraq in 2017, they stole thousands of ancient artifacts. Most are still missing, and an [more…]

In a first, Trump makes surprise visit to U.S. troops in Iraq

In a first, Trump makes surprise visit to U.S. troops in Iraq

Published 27/12/2018

AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq (Reuters) - President Donald Trump made a surprise Christmas visit to U.S. troops in Iraq on Wednesday, his first trip [more…]