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At least 31 die in stampede at Muslim religious festival in Iraq

At least 31 pilgrims have died after a walkway collapsed, causing a stampede at a Shia Muslim religious ritual in the Iraqi city of Karbala, official...

At least 31 die in stampede at Muslim religious festival in Iraq

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Stampede kills 31 Muslim pilgrims at Ashoura procession in Iraq Panic erupted at a Muslim shrine south of Baghdad Tuesday when part of a walkway collapsed, causing a stampede that killed at least 31 people and injured 100 others....
03:34, 2019-09-11

Dozens of Shiite pilgrims killed in Iraq stampede Hundreds of thousands of gathered to commemorate the death of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the prophet Muhammad who was killed in a 7th-century battle, an event that cemented the schism between the Sun...
20:34, 2019-09-10

Iraq: Stampede at Ashoura ritual leaves dozens dead At least 31 people have died and more than 100 were injured in a stampede in Iraq's Shiite city of Karbala. Panic broke out when a walkway reportedly collapsed during the ritual commemorations....
17:34, 2019-09-10

Iraq: Stampede during Ashoura ritual leaves dozens dead At least 31 people have died and more than 100 have been injured in a stampede in Iraq's Shiite city of Karbala. Panic broke out when a walkway reportedly collapsed during the ritual commemorations....
07:34, 2019-09-11

30 Dead, Hundreds Injured After Stampede During Ritual At Iraq Shrine More than 30 pilgrims were killed and dozens injured Tuesday in a stampede at a major shrine in the Iraqi city of Karbala on the Shiite holy day of Ashura....
00:34, 2019-09-11

31 Dead, Hundreds Injured After Stampede During Ritual At Iraq Shrine At least 31 pilgrims died Tuesday in a stampede at a major shrine in Iraq's Karbala where they were marking the holy day of Ashura, the health ministry said in a new toll....
17:00, 2019-09-10

Iraq stampede kills dozens at pilgrimage during Islamic holy holiday More than 30 people were killed and nearly 100 injured in Iraq after a stampede was set off while Shiite Muslims celebrated one of the holiest days of the year....
04:00, 2019-09-11

Ashura Day procession: At least 31 dead after walkway collapses causing stampede in Karbala, Iraq At least 31 pilgrims have died in Iraq after part of a walkway collapsed causing a stampede on one of the most sacred religious holy days for the Shi'ite sect, officials said....
19:34, 2019-09-10

India reimposes some restrictions in Kashmir ahead of Muslim festival Indian authorities reimposed some restrictions in parts of Kashmir on Sunday ahead of the Muslim festival Eid, amid fears that large gatherings could trigger renewed protests against Delhi's withdrawa...
15:00, 2019-08-11

'Was it gunshots?' Stampede at Lil Wayne's music festival leaves several injured Crowds reportedly ran at least twice Saturday night, causing injuries following Meek Mill's performance at the Lil WeezyAna Fest.        ...
08:00, 2019-09-09

After Iraq base blasts, Iranian-backed militias’ threats heighten speculation Israel is bombing Iraq A statement from Iranian-backed militias blamed Israeli drones for four big blasts at militia bases over the past month and accused the U.S. military of aiding the strikes by allowing Israel to use U....
06:17, 2019-08-22

Ashura stampede leaves at least 31 dead At least 31 people have died and more than 100 have been wounded in a stampede in the Iraqi city of Karbala as thousands of Shia Muslim worshipers marked Ashura on Tuesday, a statement released by Ira...
19:00, 2019-09-10

Officials: 31 Iraqi pilgrims die in stampede during holiday Officials: At least 31 pilgrims died in the Iraqi Shiite holy city of Karbala when part of a walkway collapsed as tens of thousands of people were celebrating Ashoura, one of the most sacred religious...
20:34, 2019-09-10

More than a dozen hurt in Chicago July 4 stampede Police say a false report of gunfire set off a stampede that trampled more than a dozen people at Chicago’s annual July 4 fireworks display at Navy Pier (July 5)       ...
21:51, 2019-07-05

5 dead, 21 injured after stampede at Algerian rap concert Five people are dead, including a 13-year-old, after a stampede at a concert in Algeria's capital injured at least 21, prompting prosecutors to open an investigation. ...
23:51, 2019-08-23

Calls for Canadian zoo to be shut down after deer die in stampede Marineland in Ontario partly closes after a walrus and two deer die in recent weeksA controversial theme park in Canada is facing renewed criticism following the deaths of three animals in recent week...
19:51, 2019-05-26

Police arrest six in deadly Italian nightclub stampede MILAN — Italian police have arrested six men on manslaughter charges for allegedly using pepper spray to carry out thefts at a concert for teens, triggering a stampede that killed six people last year...
16:34, 2019-08-03

| WATCH | Stampede at Mugabe viewing causes several injuries - reports Several people have been injured during a stampede at the viewing of former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe at the Rufaro Stadium according to reports....
14:51, 2019-09-14

Italy police arrest 7 in deadly nightclub stampede Police in Italy have arrested seven men over a 2018 nightclub stampede on the Adriatic coast that left six people dead and dozens injured. Prosecutors say the gang used pepper spray to try and steal f...
20:34, 2019-08-03

Man arrested for waving gun at DC Pride parade, sparking stampede A man was arrested for waving a handgun during the Capital Pride Parade in Washington DC — sparking a stampede that left several people in the hospital, according to cops. The unidentified man w...
20:17, 2019-06-09

Seven young men arrested in Italy nightclub stampede that killed six Six men between 19 and 22 years old have been arrested in connection with a stampede at a nightclub in central Italy last year that killed six, authorities said Saturday....
20:34, 2019-08-03

5 die in stampede ahead of Algiers rap concert, probe opened Prosecutors have opened an investigation into the cause of a stampede ahead of a rapper’s concert at an Algiers sports stadium that left five youths dead, including a 13-year-old...
22:51, 2019-08-23

Italian police arrest 6 in nightclub stampede that killed 6 Italian police have arrested six men on charges of manslaughter for allegedly using pepper spray to carry out thefts at a concert for teens, triggering a stampede that killed six people...
15:51, 2019-08-03

Trudeau stresses balancing economy, environment during brief Calgary Stampede visit Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was speaking at a reception for Liberal Party donors during the Calgary Stampede, where he had fewer public appearances than in past years....
01:51, 2019-07-14

Weed ban means no Rocky Mountain high for Canada's Calgary Stampede Canada's Calgary Stampede, known as the country's biggest and booziest annual party, is banning the use of cannabis on its grounds in the first year that legislators made the drug legal across the cou...
20:17, 2019-07-05

Jason Kenney to meet with other conservative premiers at Calgary Stampede breakfast Jason Kenney will join Ontario Premier Doug Ford, New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe and Northwest Territories Premier Robert McLeod at McDougall Centre on Monday....
08:17, 2019-07-08

5 premiers don cowboy duds, flip pancakes on Calgary Stampede visit Five premiers with similar grievances against Ottawa gathered Monday for an informal confab in Calgary, where they shared notes ahead of this week's first ministers' meeting and took in some Stampede ...
06:17, 2019-07-09

Andrew Scheer flips pancakes, spreads election message at Calgary Stampede Andrew Scheer spent his day glad-handing and flipping pancakes in the only two Calgary ridings the Conservatives lost in the 2015 election. They were the first seats the Liberals won in the city in 47...
00:34, 2019-07-07

Herd of 2020 presidential hopefuls to stampede the annual Iowa State Fair More than 20 candidates running for president are heading to Iowa this week for the Iowa State Fair – the annual event that features a famous “Butter Cow” and has long attracted White House aspirants ...
18:34, 2019-08-08

Canada's struggling energy industry takes stock at annual Stampede party Frustration is palpable among Canadian energy executives who have flocked to the annual Calgary Stampede celebrations in Canada's oil capital this week, even though a recent pipeline approval gives th...
17:51, 2019-07-12

Toronto Raptors' victory parade marred by shooting and stampede – video report Almost two million people cheered the NBA champions Toronto Raptors in a victory celebration that was marred after four people were shot during the parade.Police said none of the injuries was life-thr...
16:34, 2019-06-18

Who are the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat? The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the world's largest organized Muslim community, is celebrating its annual congress in Germany, where many of its members live. DW presents the self-described liberal Is...
13:51, 2019-07-07

New York Gets Rid of Religious Exemptions for Vaccines New York’s legislature removed religious exemptions for vaccines today amid concerns about a measles outbreak, according to the New York Times....
06:51, 2019-06-14

Who Was Zoroaster and How Did He Gain Religious Followers? Zoroaster was a prophet of ancient Persia, whose teachings laid the foundation for the religion known as Zoroastrianism, which largely dominated the land of Iran until the arrival of Islam after the f...
02:00, 2019-08-14

India struggles with religious lynchings A cow-related lynching in the state of Jharkhand was not prosecuted by police and went unnoticed by the public. The incident has become a symbol of the Indian government's inept handling of religious ...
00:34, 2019-08-09

‘I prefer non-religious’: why so few US politicians come out as atheists Non-believers remain few and far between in US politics, with atheism bringing ‘the notion of being anti-religion’, the California representative Jared Huffman explainsThe 2020 presidential election h...
21:17, 2019-08-03

Beijing Says All Arabic, Muslim Symbols To Be Taken Down Authorities in the Chinese capital have ordered halal restaurants and food stalls to remove Arabic script and symbols associated with Islam from their signs, part of an expanding national effort to......
14:51, 2019-08-01

U.S. conference to host victims of religious persecution The U.S. State Department said on Thursday it would host a conference in Washington next week to highlight the problem of religious persecution, and has invited victims of recent attacks at a synagogu...
05:51, 2019-07-12

Netanyahu Tries to Woo Israel's Religious Right Ahead of Do-Over Vote Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took his re-election campaign to a small Jewish enclave in the West Bank, a contentious move to a flashpoint area aimed at wooing support from right-wing settlers ahe...
21:51, 2019-09-04

The Latest: NY moves to end religious vaccine exemption ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on legislation to eliminate a religious exemption to New York state’s vaccine requirements (all times local): 4:35 p.m. The New York state Assembly has voted to el...
22:51, 2019-06-13

New York set to cut religious exemption to vaccine mandates ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state may soon eliminate a religious exemption to vaccine mandates in the face of its worst measles outbreak in decades . The Democrat-led Senate and Assembly are expected...
18:51, 2019-06-13

U.S. may allow more Native Americans religious use of eagle feathers After a years-long battle, the federal government is considering expanding protection from criminal prosecution to all "sincere religious believers" who use eagle feathers in observance of their Nativ...
01:17, 2019-07-16

In the end, there was The Bible, which closed the book on an era of religious blockbusters Every director, it could be argued, likes to play god. But very few are actually willing to literally play God, to take on the Creator as an acting role. That’s what John Huston did in The Bible: In T...
16:00, 2019-07-12

Survivors of religious massacres decry bigotry A rabbi from Tree of Life synagogue drew applause at a State Department conference when he condemned bigotry against immigrants and called for toning down “our language.”...
21:34, 2019-07-16

If the El Paso shooter had been Muslim ... | Moustafa Bayoumi Can you imagine what Trump and the media would have said if the shooter had been a Muslim instead of a white male? I canIf the El Paso shooter had been a Muslim, the entire Muslim American community w...
22:34, 2019-08-06

A Muslim Marine’s Trauma: I Was Set Up, Arrested and Acquitted While stationed at Quantico, I was arrested for a crime for which I was later acquitted. But the scars of that ordeal stayed with me for years after....
14:17, 2019-09-04

Sri Lanka Muslim gov't leaders resign over allegations Sri Lankan Muslim politicians holding top government positions have resigned, saying they want to enable the government to investigate allegations against some of them on links to Islamic extremist mi...
19:51, 2019-06-03

How the Roman Theater of Bosra Became a Muslim Citadel The Romans, along with their successors the Byzantines, occupied the Levant for almost 800 years and left many preserved remains. ...
12:34, 2019-09-08

Sri Lanka Muslim gov’t leaders resign over allegations Sri Lanka’s Muslim politicians holding top government positions have resigned, saying they want to enable the government to investigate allegations against some of them on links to Islamic extremist m...
16:17, 2019-06-03

India outlaws Muslim instant divorce Indian lawmakers Tuesday outlawed the Muslim practice of "triple talaq" divorce, but some questioned why the law was needed since the country's Supreme Court had already ruled it illegal....
19:34, 2019-07-31

Muslim NJ mayor says he was detained at JFK, questioned about terrorists The mayor of a New Jersey town said he was racially profiled at JFK Airport this August while he and his family were returning to the US from a trip to Turkey, reports said Friday. Mohamed Khairullah,...
04:34, 2019-09-14

Man pleads guilty to killing three Muslim students The North Carolina man charged with killing three Muslim university students has pleaded guilty four years after the slayings. (June 12)        ...
23:00, 2019-06-12

Interfaith marriages still a rarity in the Muslim world Despite belonging to different religions, a Lebanese couple has tied the knot and shared their elaborate wedding video online. It sends a strong message celebrating their shared "humanist values and m...
23:34, 2019-09-11

Quebec bans religious symbols for state workers in new law Premier Francois Legault's government used its majority to push through Bill 21 by a vote of 73 to 35 after applying the mechanism of closure to end debate on the bill prematurely....
08:51, 2019-06-17

Quebec religious symbols bill to be challenged in court A national Muslim organization is joining civil liberties advocates to launch a court challenge of Quebec's secularism law less than 24 hours after the legislation was adopted....
07:51, 2019-06-18

Air Force grants first religious accommodation to Sikh airman The United States Air Force has granted a religious accommodation to a Sikh airman, making him the first active airman to wear a turban while on duty, an American Sikh organization said....
14:17, 2019-06-07

New York ends religious exemption to vaccine mandates New York eliminated the religious exemption to vaccine requirements for schoolchildren Thursday, as the nation's worst measles outbreak in decades prompts states to reconsider giving parents ways to o...
18:00, 2019-06-14

New York state ends vaccine religious exemption New York eliminated the religious exemption to vaccine requirements for schoolchildren Thursday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure minutes after the final vote. Hundreds of parents of unvaccinated ...
11:34, 2019-06-14

New York to repeal religious exemption for school vaccinations Gov. Andrew Cuomo is soon expected to sign the vaccination bill approved Thursday by the Senate and Assembly.        ...
01:51, 2019-06-14

Measles Outbreak: N.Y. Bans Religious Exemptions for Vaccinations New York, where measles has spread in ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities, joins California and a handful of other states in revoking religious exemptions....
00:51, 2019-06-14

Over 2 million Muslims make religious pilgrimage to Mecca MECCA, Saudi Arabia — More than 2 million pilgrims have gathered in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia to perform initial rites of the hajj, an Islamic pilgrimage that takes the faithful along a p...
16:34, 2019-08-09

DOJ supports lawsuit demanding religious tuition payments The U.S. Department of Justice is backing three families who are suing to force the state of Maine to pay tuition for some students to attend religious high schools....
21:01, 2019-06-11

New York repeals religious exemption for school vaccinations Gov. Andrew Cuomo is soon expected to sign the vaccination bill approved Thursday by the Senate and Assembly.        ...
04:51, 2019-06-14

Mike Pompeo Asks Pakistan To Do More On Religious Freedom US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday urged Pakistan to do more to stop the abuse of blasphemy laws after the release of Asia Bibi, who escaped a death sentence in a case that drew international...
07:34, 2019-06-22

Canada's Trudeau says he could one day challenge Quebec ban on religious symbols Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday said for the first time he might challenge a decision by the province of Quebec to ban public employees from wearing religious symbols, a stance that c...
18:34, 2019-09-13

The Chinese Christians finding God and religious refuge in Kenya In Nairobi, Chinese migrants are finding God as they integrate in highly Christian Kenya. But many don't realize that back home the atheist Communist Party is waging a war against religion...
07:34, 2019-05-22

Egypt refers 6 death sentences to religious authority An Egyptian court has referred the case of six alleged Muslim Brotherhood members convicted of terrorism to the Grand Mufti, Egypt's top religious authority, for a non-binding opinion on their executi...
19:17, 2019-05-22

Italian populist mixes religious symbols with his politics Matteo Salvini’s blatant brandishing of Catholic symbols has gone down as one of the most significant elements of his successful bid to topple Italy’s government...
19:17, 2019-08-22

| India rejects critical US religious freedom report India has hit out at a US report saying religious intolerance was growing under its right-wing government, setting off a new spat ahead of a visit by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo....
19:17, 2019-06-23

The Latest: Pakistan PM calls Muslim leaders over Kashmir Pakistan’s prime minister has told the leaders of Turkey and Malaysia that India’s decision to revoke the special status of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir will have serious implications for ...
18:17, 2019-08-05

Man Is Charged in Twitter Threat to Lynch Muslim Lawyer A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Joseph Cecil Vandevere, 52. He is accused of threatening a man who is now running for office in Virginia....
05:17, 2019-07-02

France: Muslim women in Grenoble defy burkini ban Muslim women have pushed back against a ban on burkinis at a public pool, provoking a firm response from the far right. National Rally leader Marine Le Pen said the all-encompassing swimsuit has "no p...
18:34, 2019-06-27

They Tore My Kurta, Told Me To Say "Jai Shri Ram": Muslim Man In Gurgaon Mohammed Barakat Alam, 25, said he was returning from evening prayers when he was set upon by a gang of four to five people who ordered him to chant "jai shri Ram" slogans...
18:34, 2019-05-26

In China, Where ‘Education’ Is Indoctrination and ‘Students’ Are Muslim Detainees Seven days of reporting in the Xinjiang region undermine the government’s claim that it’s winding down its network of detention centers. ‘Graduates’ are still being churned out....
03:00, 2019-08-10

Under Modi, the Hindu-Muslim divide worsens in India NAYABANS, India — Muslims in Nayabans, an unremarkable village in northern India, say they remember a time when their children played with Hindu youths and people from either faith chatted when ...
23:17, 2019-05-21

"Deplorable": BJP's Gautam Gambhir On Attack On Muslim Man In Gurgaon The BJP's Gautam Gambhir has come out strongly against the attack on a man in Gurgaon by a gang that knocked off his skull cap and demanded that he chant "Jai Shri Ram"....
08:51, 2019-05-27

Exclusive: Muslim insurgent group says it met with Thai government The main group fighting an insurgency in Thailand's largely Muslim south said it had held its first meeting with officials from the new Thai government and had set out demands as a condition for any f...
11:00, 2019-08-17

Muslim pilgrims pray in Mecca as haj winds down without incident Millions of haj pilgrims began heading back to Mecca for final prayers on Tuesday as the world's largest annual gathering of Muslims wound down without incident despite the logistical challenges and e...
04:00, 2019-08-14

Pope Francis meets with Romanian president, religious leaders Pope Francis made his first visit to Romania on Friday, aiming to mend ties with the Orthodox Church, meet with Romanian leaders and visit medieval sites....
17:00, 2019-05-31

Why the nation's two largest religious groups are talking about sex abuse this week When leaders of the country's two largest religious groups -- the Catholic Church and Southern Baptist Convention -- hold meetings this week, the separate conferences will have a common agenda: clergy...
02:51, 2019-06-11

U.S. voices concern over Myanmar army's lawsuit against religious leader The United States said on Thursday it was deeply concerned about the Myanmar army's filing of a lawsuit against a religious leader who told President Donald Trump the military oppressed Christians in ...
04:17, 2019-09-06

New Twitter policy targets 'dehumanizing' posts about religious groups Twitter has introduced new rules to crack down on hate speech against religious groups. Under the changes, the social network said it would delete offensive posts that compare communities to "maggots"...
10:00, 2019-07-10

Twitter to Flag Users for Speech Offending Religious Groups Twitter has updated its policy on hateful conduct to better protect religious groups, the latest effort by the company to police speech and prevent abuse on its platform....
21:51, 2019-07-09

U.S. should reject 'prejudice' on China religious rights: state media The United States should reject "prejudice" and respect facts instead of vilifying China's record on religious rights, the Communist Party newspaper People's Daily said on Saturday after fresh critici...
16:17, 2019-07-20

Banned Nigerian Shi'ite group says police killed 12 in religious marches A Nigerian Shi'ite group banned by the government said police killed 12 of its members and injured more on Tuesday during marches in the north of country to mark a Muslim holiday....
18:34, 2019-09-10

Department of Labor proposes expanding ‘religious exemption’ in hiring WASHINGTON DC (NBC NEWS) – The Trump administration Wednesday unveiled a proposed rule that would greatly expand the exemption that allows religious entities to ignore anti-discrimination laws b...
11:00, 2019-08-17

New state law bans discrimination against workers who wear religious garb New legislation signed into law Friday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo bans employers from discriminating against workers for wearing religious garb or having facial hair. The bill amends the state’s Human...
11:00, 2019-08-10

| Leader of religious group based in Mexico charged with sex crimes The leader of La Luz Del Mundo, an international religious organisation based in Mexico, has been arrested in California on charges of human trafficking, child rape and other felonies, authorities hav...
11:51, 2019-06-05

Sri Lanka elephants run wild during religious procession, at least 17 people injured A crowded street pageant in Sri Lanka descended into chaos Sunday when two elephants broke free, sending festivalgoers scrambling for cover as the animals wildly stomped through the crowd, injuring at...
19:34, 2019-09-09

World must stamp out persecution of religious groups, Guterres declares on new UN Day UN chief António Guterres called for an end to the persecution of religious groups on Thursday, the first ever International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion and Bel...
04:17, 2019-08-23

Liberals sue so they can make doctors violate their religious beliefs on transgenderism On Tuesday, several organizations filed a lawsuit with Santa Clara County against the Trump administration, petitioning for a federal judge in California to strike down President Trump’s recent consci...
07:34, 2019-06-01

‘Gemstones’ creator Danny McBride smacks down religious hypocrisy Danny McBride and Adam Devine play brothers on HBO’s new comedy “ The Righteous Gemstones ” — but in their very first meeting, Devine had to flee. “I met Danny at a party once [a few years ago],” says...
07:34, 2019-08-10

Try Again, Twitter: New Religious Hate Speech Policy Leaves Much to Be Desired It’s not exactly a secret that Twitter has hate speech and harassment problems, though the lengths CEO Jack Dorsey has gone to dismiss the abusive antics and incendiary rhetoric that fester on the pop...
11:00, 2019-07-12

Quebec Bans Religious Symbols in Some Public Sector Jobs A bill banning some public employees in Quebec from wearing religious symbols like head scarves, skullcaps, turbans and crosses has passed despite concerns about civil liberties....
08:34, 2019-06-17

Trump hosts victims of religious persecution at White House President Trump met with dozens of victims of religious persecution at the White House on Wednesday as part of an ongoing effort by the administration to push for religious freedom abroad....
08:34, 2019-07-18

New York ends religious exemption to vaccine mandate for schoolchildren State lawmakers vote to repeal exemption amid country’s worst measles outbreak in decadesNew York eliminated the religious exemption to vaccine requirements for schoolchildren Thursday, as the country...
10:17, 2019-06-14

Himachal Pradesh Introduces Bill Against Forced Religious Conversion The Himachal Pradesh government on Thursday introduced in the assembly a bill against forced religious conversion, seeking to replace the previous legislation and providing imprisonment up to seven......
21:00, 2019-08-29

Bombing at Afghan Mosque Kills Popular Religious Scholar The attack, which killed two people in all, mirrored a Taliban strategy of targeting those with religious influence to exert the militant group’s power far from the battlefield....
18:34, 2019-05-24

Assembly passes bill forcing religious groups to vaccinate A key state Assembly committee on Thursday narrowly gave thumbs up to a bill that would end New York’s policy of allowing religious exemptions from vaccine requirements — and the measure is expected t...
04:00, 2019-06-14

| African religious leaders called on to help tackle genital mutilation Religious leaders in Africa must speak up against the practice of female genital mutilation, which affects millions of children across the continent, an international conference in Dakar has said....
14:51, 2019-06-19

"Committed To Tolerance": India Rejects US Report On Religious Freedom India has rejected the findings of a report on religious freedom published by the US State Department that claimed, among other acerbic allegations, "mob attacks by violent extremist Hindu groups......
10:51, 2019-06-23

Social harassment of religious groups in the US among worst in the world: report The United States ranked among the worst-scoring countries in regards to religious harassment by individuals and social groups, according to a report surveying 198 countries....
20:00, 2019-07-16

US Report On Global Religious Freedom Shows Bias Against PM Modi: BJP The US state department's 2018 International Religious Freedom Report shows clear bias against the Narendra Modi government and the BJP, the party said Saturday, asserting that its leaders had......
02:51, 2019-06-23

| WATCH: Trudeau pushes back against Quebec's religious-symbol law Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has commented for the first time on Quebec's new law prohibiting public servants from wearing religious symbols. WATCH NOW....
12:00, 2019-06-21

U.S. top court to review Montana dispute over religious school subsidies In a case that could once again test boundaries for the separation of church and state, the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide the legality of a Montana state tax credit that could help stu...
17:00, 2019-06-28

Rule change accommodates student athletes’ religious observance The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association has added religious observance to its list of reasons that student athletes can withdraw from competition without being penalized....
05:00, 2019-08-29

Muslim detective can pursue $7M discrimination suit against city: judge A Manhattan federal court judge has ruled that a Muslim former member of Mayor de Blasio’s protective detail can continue his lawsuit against the city for failing to promote him, according to do...
23:34, 2019-08-16

Turkey’s Erdogan calls Saudi king on Muslim holiday: SPA Saudi King Salman received a phone call on Sunday from Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on the occasion of the Muslim celebration of Eid al-Adha, state news agency SPA said....
03:34, 2019-08-12

Study: Climate change could pose danger for Muslim pilgrimage For the world’s estimated 1.8 billion Muslims — roughly one-quarter of the world population — making a pilgrimage to Mecca is considered a religious duty that must be performed at least once in a life...
19:51, 2019-08-22

China Said It Closed Muslim Detention Camps. There’s Reason to Doubt That. Seven days of reporting in the Xinjiang region undermine the government’s claim that it’s winding down its network of indoctrination centers. ‘Graduates’ are still being churned out....
14:34, 2019-08-10

How Muslim model Maria Al-Sadek is shaking up the fashion industry It’s the American Dream for the digital age. Three years ago, Maria Al-Sadek was a college student living in Alabama. Now she’s a rising model, writer, stylist and influencer — working with brands suc...
05:17, 2019-06-23

Mass grave in Bosnia presumed to hold Muslim war victims SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The prosecutor’s office in Bosnian says a mass grave has been discovered near the capital of Sarajevo that is presumed to hold the remains of Bosnian Muslims ...
16:51, 2019-06-05

Muslim Men Beaten Up In Assam's Barpeta, Forced To Chant "Jai Shri Ram" Complaints were filed against a little-known right-wing organisation on Thursday for allegedly assaulting a group of Muslim men in Assam and forcing them to utter slogans "Jai Shri Ram" and "Pakistan....
01:34, 2019-06-21

China accused of rapid campaign to take Muslim children from their families Relatives tell of more than 100 missing children amid reports of Xinjiang boarding school building driveChina is reportedly separating Muslim children from their families, religion and language, and i...
11:17, 2019-07-05

Aligarh Muslim University Student Arrested Over PM Poster On Facebook An Aligarh Muslim University student was arrested after his Facebook page showed an objectionable poster on Prime Minister Narendra Modi carried recently by anti-India protesters in London, police......
01:51, 2019-08-23

| Drop 'virgin' from Muslim marriage certificates - Bangladesh court The word "virgin" must be removed from Muslim marriage certificates in Bangladesh, the country's top court has said, a landmark verdict after campaigners challenged the "humiliating and discriminatory...
18:00, 2019-08-27

Muslim students return to pool a year after told to leave WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A group of Muslim students have returned to a Delaware public pool a year after they were asked to leave because of their cotton garments. The News Journal reports the group we...
20:34, 2019-06-29

3 accused in plot to attack NY Muslim enclave plead guilty ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Three of four suspects accused of plotting to attack an upstate New York Muslim community have pleaded guilty. Nineteen-year-old Vincent Vetromile pleaded guilty Friday to first...
20:00, 2019-06-28

Western UN envoys condemn China's Muslim 're-education' camps China is reportedly holding up to 1 million Uighurs in internment camps, described as "concentration camps" by rights groups. Diplomats rarely send open letters to the UN Human Rights Council to slam ...
05:51, 2019-07-11

Muslim pilgrims converge on Jamarat for ritual stoning of the devil Muslims from around the world hurled pebbles at a giant wall in a symbolic stoning of the devil on Sunday, the start of the riskiest part of the annual haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, where hundreds d...
15:00, 2019-08-11

US Man Gets Life In Jail For Killing Muslim Couple, Relative In 2015 A North Carolina man was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after pleading guilty on Wednesday to the murders of three young Muslims in a 2015 case that drew the......
05:00, 2019-06-13

Xinjiang's Uyghurs didn't choose to be Muslim, new Chinese report says China has delved back centuries in an attempt to justify its alleged mass detention of up to two million Uyghurs and other minorities in the far-western region of Xinjiang....
10:00, 2019-07-22

Muslim hajj pilgrims perform 'stoning of the devil' ceremony On the first day of the Muslim Eid al-Adha festival, more than 2 million pilgrims attended the symbolic ritual of stoning the devil near the Saudi holy city of Mecca....
18:34, 2019-08-11

Boris Johnson claimed Islam put Muslim world 'centuries behind' Anger as 2007 essay lamenting ‘no spread of democracy’ in Islamic world comes to light Boris Johnson has been strongly criticised for arguing Islam has caused the Muslim world to be “literally centuri...
20:00, 2019-07-15

Muslim community shuns women released from prison, says report There is a ‘much more forgiving attitude’ towards Muslim male offenders, say former convictsThe Muslim community in Britain shuns women who have been to prison while forgiving convicted men, “no matte...
20:00, 2019-07-15

North Carolina: Plea expected in 3 Muslim students’ slayings DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina man charged with killing three much-admired Muslim university students is expected to enter a plea more than four years after the slayings, which the victimsR...
08:00, 2019-06-12

Muslim women reportedly ‘sterilized’ in Chinese ‘re-education’ camps China is forcibly sterilizing women held in its vast network of “re-education” camps which house political and religious prisoners, survivors have claimed. One woman, who was held for more than a year...
20:00, 2019-08-13

All 9 of Sri Lanka’s Muslim Ministers Resign, as Bombing Backlash Intensifies The resignations were in response to a hunger strike by a Buddhist monk who said he would fast until he died unless one of the ministers, as well as two Muslim governors, were removed from office....
01:00, 2019-06-04

The German Data Diver Who Exposed China's Muslim Crackdown Research by Adrian Zenz, a born-again Christian anthropologist working alone in a German suburb, thrust China and the West into one of their biggest clashes over human rights in decades, after he show...
14:51, 2019-05-21

Muslim woman sues Louisville over jail photo taken without her hijab Clara Ruplinger says in her lawsuit that "removing her headscarf in the presence of men with no familial relation violated her religious beliefs."        ...
07:34, 2019-08-01

Gautam Gambhir Reacted On Muslim Man's Attack In "Innocence": BJP Leader Newly-elected BJP lawmaker Gautam Gambhir's tweet condemning the alleged attack on a Muslim man in Gurgaon appears to have not gone down well with a section of his partycolleagues....
08:51, 2019-05-28

UAE diplomat says Sudan turning page on Muslim Brotherhood rule The UAE's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Sunday Sudan was turning over the page of being ruled by the Muslim Brotherhood....
13:00, 2019-08-04

US declares China's religious persecution 'the stain of the century' as Beijing fumes President Trump’s administration hammered China over the repression of Uighur Muslims and other religious minorities for the second day in a row, at a forum that has Beijing’s communist rulers fuming....
03:51, 2019-07-19

A third of Canadians in favour of banning officials from wearing religious symbols: poll A majority of Quebecers canvassed in the survey agreed that federal, provincial and local politicians shouldn't be allowed to wear hijabs, crucifixes or turbans on the job....
20:17, 2019-05-25

Anti-vaxxers lose minds after religious exemption bill gets pushed through “And these are the religious people?!” The state Capitol turned into a chaotic scene Thursday as both houses of legislature — and eventually Gov. Cuomo — passed a bill that will end New Yo...
04:00, 2019-06-14

Shanghai Sacred: inside China's religious revival – photo essay Photographer and anthropologist Liz Hingley uncovers the spiritual landscape of China’s largest city, revealing the spaces and rituals of this cosmopolitan megalopolis that is home to 26 million peopl...
10:34, 2019-06-20

Saudi Arabia De-Fangs Religious Police But Plans To Enforce "Decency" Saudi Arabia has rendered toothless the once-feared religious police amid a liberalisation drive, but a planned "public decency" law is stoking controversy with some fearing a revival of morality......
07:34, 2019-06-19

Quebec’s Bill 21 on religious symbols leads to fears of surveillance, monitoring Bill 21, a controversial legislation that makes it illegal for public sector employees to work while wearing religious symbols, was passed Sunday night....
18:51, 2019-06-19

Awkward exchanges as Trump meets religious persecution survivors – video Donald Trump has had some awkward exchanges with survivors of religious persecution during a meeting with them in the Oval Office on Wednesday. When the Nobel laureate and Iraqi Yazidi human rights ac...
00:51, 2019-07-20

Gothic Platformer Offers Brutal Combat With A Side Of Religious Trauma Blasphemous, the indie platformer that Spanish studio The Game Kitchen crowd-funded two years ago, is now available on every major gaming platform. While I wasn’t one of the Kickstarter backers, I hav...
23:34, 2019-09-10

Manitoba hopes to woo Quebec civil servants worried about religious symbols ban "We think that there may be people in Quebec right now who want to come to a province where we don't have clothing police, where their freedoms will be respected and their rights will be respected," s...
01:51, 2019-07-19

Pols push to end religious exemptions for vaccinations amid measles outbreak A group of pols pushing legislation that would end non-medical exemptions for vaccines statewide put faces on their fight Tuesday – rolling out kids with severely compromised immune systems who are li...
00:00, 2019-05-29

| Facing measles outbreaks, New York bans religious vaccination exemptions Confronted with both serious measles outbreaks and a growing anti-vaccine movement, New York lawmakers voted Thursday to ban religious exemptions that would allow parents to circumvent school-mandated...
20:51, 2019-06-15

Quebec bans some public servants from wearing religious clothing, symbols The government of the Canadian province of Quebec passed legislation banning certain public employees, including teachers and judges, from wearing any religious symbolism....
10:34, 2019-06-18

New Labor Dept. rule would exempt 'religious' contractors from bias claims The U.S. Department of Labor proposed a new rule Wednesday that would allow federal contractors that "exercise religion" to exempt themselves from accusations of bias in their hiring practices....
01:00, 2019-08-15

How religious celebs like Kanye West inspired Sunday ‘church’ fashion When Robelsie Collado orders her weekly shipment of designer outfits from Rent the Runway — a $159-a-month subscription service that’s like a library for fashion — she makes sure to set aside a specia...
18:34, 2019-05-21

Canadian groups appeal decision not to stay Quebec ban on religious symbols Two Canadian civil liberties groups said on Tuesday they filed an appeal in a Montreal court to a Quebec judge's decision not to stay a provincial ban on the wearing of religious symbols by public emp...
03:17, 2019-07-24

Scheer and Trudeau agree: Feds should not intervene in Quebec’s religious symbols ban Quebec's Bill 21 was a hot topic on Day 1 of the federal election campaign, with Scheer and Trudeau agreeing the federal government should not intervene....
06:34, 2019-09-12

Israel Folau's cousin dismissed by Catholic school over religious beliefs Josiah Folau reportedly called the school ‘a synagogue of Satan’ and labelled the Catholic mass ‘a paganistic ritual’The cousin of the sacked rugby star Israel Folau has reportedly been let go from hi...
04:34, 2019-08-02

"Present Relevant Arguments": Top Court To Muslim Parties In Ayodhya Case The Babri mosque was attacked in 1934 by Hindus who then trespassed in 1949 and demolished it in 1992, Muslim parties said in the Supreme Court on Monday....
21:51, 2019-09-02

Hijab-wearing jockey becomes first female British Muslim to win a competitive race in UK An 18-year-old teenager made history Thursday when she became the first female British Muslim jockey to ride – and win - a competitive horse race in the United Kingdom....
22:17, 2019-08-01

Gay pilots? Muslim quarterbacks? There's a financial advisor focusing in on every niche customer Only 15 percent of financial advisors specialize in niche clients but they account for a third of advisor assets. A look at five niche practice areas....
15:51, 2019-05-21

The last major opponent of China's Muslim oppression has retreated into silence. Here's why that's a big deal. Roman Pilipey/Pool via Reuters Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently said that Uighurs — the Muslim ethnic minority under oppression by the Chinese government — actually lead ha...
17:00, 2019-07-06

Kazakh advocate of Muslim rights in China set free in plea bargain A Kazakh rights activist who campaigned against the detention of ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims in special camps in China has pleaded guilty to a hate speech charge in exchange for securing his free...
11:00, 2019-08-17

Freed from elevator, Pope names new cardinals from Muslim, developing countries After being trapped in an elevator due to a power outage, Pope Francis made it to his weekly Angelus prayers. There, he announced 13 new cardinals from the periphery of the church, some of whom have w...
22:17, 2019-09-01

Echoing Trump, speaker at 9/11 ceremony questions Muslim congresswoman's patriotism A speaker at New York City's Sept. 11 commemoration ceremony on Wednesday assailed U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar, a Muslim member of Congress who has often been the target of false slurs by President...
23:34, 2019-09-11

North Carolina man pleads guilty to 2015 murders of three Muslim students Judge said Craig Stephen Hicks agreed as part of his plea to accept three consecutive life sentences without paroleA North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to gunning down three Muslim university stude...
08:17, 2019-06-13

A Muslim comic took on neo-Nazi site The Daily Stormer and won $4.1 million judgment A comic and radio host from New Jersey was awarded a $4.1 million judgment against a neo-Nazi website that falsely accused him of terrorism.        ...
02:34, 2019-06-13

Israeli police clash with Muslim worshippers at Jerusalem holy site Violence flares at contested site at time of heightened tensions between Israel and PalestineIsraeli police have clashed with Muslim worshippers at a major Jerusalem holy site during prayers to mark t...
00:34, 2019-08-12

North Carolina man accused of Twitter threat to lynch Muslim lawyer A North Carolina man has been charged with anonymously threatening to lynch a Virginia-based Muslim political candidate by posting an image of a man hanging from a rope....
05:17, 2019-07-04

On Video, Muslim Couple Among 4 Beaten Over Beef Rumour In Madhya Pradesh Three men were tied to a tree one by one and thrashed by a group for allegedly carrying beef in an autorickshaw at a village in Madhya Pradesh. In a video of the incident taken by an eyewitness, a......
08:51, 2019-05-25

Sign of the times: China's capital orders Arabic, Muslim symbols taken down Authorities in the Chinese capital have ordered halal restaurants and food stalls to remove Arabic script and symbols associated with Islam from their signs, part of an expanding national effort to "S...
08:51, 2019-08-01

Indian troops lock down its only Muslim-majority state, Pakistan warns of war Since India and Pakistan obtained independence from British rule, the neighbors have fought two wars over Kashmir.        ...
20:00, 2019-08-07

U.K.’s Boris Johnson Once Claimed Islam Had Put the Muslim World ‘Centuries Behind’ the West Boris Johnson, the U.K. lawmaker expected to become the country’s prime minister, once argued that the practice of Islam had historically put the Muslim world “literally centuries behind&#...
19:34, 2019-07-16

Angry Muslim voters clamor for Democrats’ attention at annual conference "We often hear a lot of really nice words when people like Donald Trump go after Muslim Americans,” Abdul El-Sayed told Politico. “But there’s another side to this: You have to come and listen to the ...
04:34, 2019-09-01

'Star Wars' actor Riz Ahmed says he was racially profiled: 'It's really scary to be Muslim right now' "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" actor Riz Ahmed claimed he was racially profiled on a flight in April, causing him to miss a Star Wars Celebration convention in Chicago....
21:00, 2019-06-30

Muslim prison guards claim they were suspended for refusing to shave beards Two Muslim men are suing the State of New York and the NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision for discrimination, claiming they were suspended by higher-ups at the Fishkill Correction...
08:00, 2019-08-27

‘You should be ashamed’: Conservative MP lashes out at Muslim witness during hearing on online hate A Tory MP told a Muslim witness at a hearing exploring online hate that he “should be ashamed” for linking conservative and alt-right commentators to Quebec mosque shooter Alexandre Bissonnette....
20:00, 2019-05-31

Muslim Worshippers Clash With Israeli Police at Jerusalem Holy Site (JERUSALEM) — Muslim worshippers and Israeli police clashed Sunday at a major Jerusalem holy site during prayers marking the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha. Palestinian medics said at least 14 p...
10:34, 2019-08-12

A Muslim Family Sought Help at the Belgian Embassy in Beijing. The Police Dragged Them Out. The Belgian Embassy is facing criticism after the forcible removal of the family, members of the Uighur minority group that China treats as a security threat....
21:17, 2019-06-18

Nigeria to allow detained Shi'ite Muslim leader to seek medical treatment abroad A Nigerian judge ruled on Monday that the detained leader of a banned Nigerian Shi'ite Muslim group could seek medical treatment abroad, after a series of protests calling for his release turned viole...
22:51, 2019-08-05

Muslim couple deny terror-related charges in Madrid re-trial MADRID (AP) — A Moroccan-born Spaniard and his Mexican wife are denying charges in their retrial that they helped recruit militants for the Islamic State group in Madrid. Aziz Zaghanane initially rece...
13:17, 2019-06-11

Ayatollah Khamenei calls U.S. plan for Palestine a 'betrayal of the Muslim world' The U.S. plan for Middle East peace will "never materialize" and is doomed to fail, the leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said....
16:34, 2019-06-05

Muslim Council demands apology for Cologne police 'racial profiling' Cologne police have denied that brief detentions of Ramadan revelers at the city's rail hub amounted to 'racial profiling.' Germany's Central Council of Muslims says officers need coaching in cultural...
22:17, 2019-06-05

Indian Court Convicts 6 Hindus in Rape and Murder of Muslim Girl, 8 The men were handed sentences of five years to life imprisonment in the case, which reflected bitter religious divisions in the disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir....
15:17, 2019-06-10

| WATCH: Thai Muslim family keeps silk weaving heritage alive Over the click-clack of the teak loom, Niphon's family laments the lack of apprentice weavers at his Bangkok silk shop, as modernity lures young Muslims away from a trade their community has dominated...
21:51, 2019-06-03

Myanmar army drops lawsuit against religious leader who complained to Trump of persecution Myanmar’s army said on Monday it had dropped a criminal complaint against a religious leader who told U.S President Donald Trump the military was oppressing Christians, days after the United States vo...
15:34, 2019-09-09

Trump meets Chinese Uighur, other religious persecution victims at White House U.S. President Donald Trump, who has made religious freedom a centerpiece of his foreign policy, met on Wednesday with victims of religious persecution from countries like China, Turkey, North Korea, ...
02:00, 2019-07-18

Democratic Party embraces nonreligious voters, criticizes 'religious liberty' in new resolution The Democratic National Committee (DNC) passed a resolution praising the values of "religiously unaffiliated" Americans as the "largest religious group within the Democratic Party."...
00:34, 2019-08-30

Religious freedom push must be matched with hate speech protection, LGBTQI advocates say Equality Australia is concerned new laws could override state legislation that protects minority groups against vilificationA government push to prevent “indirect” religious discrimination needs to be...
13:34, 2019-07-08

Prominent anti-vaxxers lose New York court case over religious exemptions Enlarge / Anti-vaccine advocate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. during a public hearing on vaccine related bills in 2015. (credit: Getty | Portland Press Herald) A New York State Supreme Court Justice on Fri...
02:51, 2019-07-13

Trump’s Latest Proposal Would Allow Religious Contractors to Discriminate Against Everyone Who Isn’t a White Cisgender Christian In the continued push to become a theocracy in which all praises are due to the most high Vice President Mike Pence’s god, Trump’s administration proposed a new rule Wednesday that would allow busines...
02:34, 2019-08-15

Pelosi urges religious leaders to oppose Trump's expected immigration raids U.S. House of Representatives' Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged religious leaders on Saturday to pressure President Donald Trump to stop immigration raids by his administration expected to target families i...
20:17, 2019-06-22

Airports are unlikely to follow Orlando's lead in banning religious services at interfaith chapels Chapels and interfaith prayer spaces, many with full or part-time chaplains, are among the amenities offered by more than three dozen airports around the country....
16:51, 2019-06-02

Myanmar police hunt for anti-Muslim monk dubbed 'Buddhist bin Laden' A court in Myanmar issued an arrest warrant for the notorious firebrand Buddhist monk Ashin Wirathu, known as the “Buddist Bin Laden”, over alleged insulting remarks about the government of leader Aun...
20:51, 2019-05-29

In IMA Jewels Scam, Muslim Cleric Allegedly Gifted 3-Crore House Arrested A prominent Muslim cleric was arrested yesterday by the Special Investigating Team (SIT) probing the Rs 15,000-crore IMA Jewels scam. He claimed he was "in no way connected with the IMA"...
14:34, 2019-07-12

Unsubstantiated claims Muslim doctor sterilized women raise tensions in Sri Lanka On May 23 Sri Lankan newspaper Divaina, known for its nationalist stance, published a front page article alleging a Muslim doctor had secretly sterilized 4,000 Sinhala Buddhist women after caesarean d...
15:17, 2019-06-06

Philippine military says Dutch hostage has been killed by Muslim militants during gunbattle with troops MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine military says Dutch hostage has been killed by Muslim militants during gunbattle with troops. The post Philippine military says Dutch hostage has been killed by M...
08:17, 2019-05-31

Dakota Fanning responds to casting backlash over Muslim role in new refugee movie After her movie role as a Muslim raised in Africa sparked a social media firestorm, Dakota Fanning is now speaking out on the casting controversy.        ...
21:17, 2019-09-05

North Carolina man pleads guilty to killing 3 Muslim students in possible hate crime The North Carolina man charged with killing three much-admired Muslim university students pleaded guilty Wednesday, four years after the slayings.        ...
21:51, 2019-06-12

Indonesia Muslim Group Slaps Fatwa On Popular Mobile Game PUBG A hugely popular but brutal online game was slapped with a fatwa Wednesday by an Indonesian Muslim group who say it insults Islam and makes addicted players violent....
15:51, 2019-06-19

Saudi king draws Muslim leaders to Mecca amid Iran tensions Muslim leaders from some 57 nations gather in Mecca to discuss issues ranging from a spike in tensions in the Persian Gulf, to Palestinian statehood, the plight of Rohingya refugees and the growing th...
01:00, 2019-06-01

‘Reaffirm the sanctity’ of religious sites, says Guterres, launching new plan to ‘counter hate and violence’ Amidst a global call by Secretary-General António Guterres to “reaffirm the sanctity” of religious sites and keep worshippers safe, the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) on Thursday launched a new ...
00:00, 2019-09-13

Shalt thou eat an Impossible Burger? Religious doctrine scrambles to catch up to new food technology. Leviticus 11 contains a zoo’s worth of animals. The hyrax and monitor lizard. The katydid is there, as is the gecko. And it ends: “You must distinguish between the unclean and the clean, between livi....
01:00, 2019-09-13

Aspiring teachers denied employment as Montreal school boards apply religious symbols ban A francophone school board in Montreal (CSPI) admits to turning down two aspiring teachers, after they refused to remove their visible religious symbols....
17:34, 2019-09-10

Cue Shock and Awe: New Poll Reveals White Evangelicals Are the Most Islamophobic Religious Group, Love Trump Considering white Evangelicals use MAGA hats as bookmarks for their bibles, it should come as no surprise that a new poll has deemed them the most Islamophobic religious or ethnic group in America....
01:51, 2019-05-24

New York Will No Longer Allow Vaccine Exemptions for Religious Reasons Amid Ongoing Measles Outbreaks New York lawmakers voted on Thursday to repeal vaccine exemptions for religious reasons in school-age children as the state continues to battle ongoing measles outbreaks.Read more......
20:51, 2019-06-14

Nebraska school that declared candy canes ‘too religious’ pulls yearbook with Christian symbol Fifth graders at an Omaha, Nebraska middle school voted to put inspirational words shaped like a cross on the front cover of their yearbook. The cross-shaped design featured words like love, imagine, ...
19:00, 2019-06-03

Christian student group sues university for 'equal access,' alleges religious discrimination A prominent Christian student group is suing its university to ensure "equal access" like other student groups on campus, alleging anti-Christian discrimination....
03:17, 2019-07-13

Anti-Vaxxers Fail to Block New York Law Eliminating Religious Exemptions to Vaccine Requirements A New York State Supreme Court Justice on Friday rejected a suit brought by 55 families attempting to block the state’s recently passed law “eliminating exemptions to school vaccination requirements o...
23:00, 2019-07-13

Myanmar army sues religious leader who told Trump the military 'tortured' Christians A Myanmar religious leader is facing a legal complaint from an army officer after telling U.S President Donald Trump the military was oppressing and torturing Christians in the Buddhist-majority count...
22:34, 2019-08-29

Religious group demands Netflix cancel Good Omens… which is a show on Amazon Prime Video A religious Christian group in the US called Return to Order recently launched a petition calling for Netflix to cancel the series Good Omens. Their reasoning is that the show is blasphemous to the ex...
19:01, 2019-06-20

20 Democratic state attorneys general sue to stop Trump religious discrimination protections for healthcare workers Democratic attorneys general in 20 states and the District of Columbia sued the Trump administration Tuesday to overturn a rule that protects healthcare workers from providing services that contradict...
23:17, 2019-05-21

More than 30 members of clergy, religious activists sign letter declaring their churches immigrant 'sanctuaries': report A group of more than 30 clergy and religious activists in Birmingham have signed a letter promising sanctuary to immigrants facing mass deportations in Alabama, according to a Tuesday report....
04:34, 2019-08-14

Watch: Donald Trump hails religious, economic, political strides at Faith & Freedom event President Donald Trump spoke Wednesday at the Faith & Freedom Coalition's annual conference, where he touted his judicial appointments, religious freedom victories and efforts to protect the sanctity ...
20:00, 2019-06-27

Lawmakers worry World Bank is funding China's Uighur Muslim 're-education' camps World Bank officials have issued a loan to China for the very region where Communist authorities have established mass detention camps targeting Uighur Muslims, drawing rebukes from U.S. lawmakers and...
08:34, 2019-08-27

Census Bureau abruptly ends just-announced partnership with Muslim advocacy group CAIR The Commerce Department on Thursday terminated its just-announced planned partnership with the nation's largest Muslim advocacy group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, after Fox News' "Tucke...
07:34, 2019-08-30

| WATCH | Some 2.5 million Muslim hajj pilgrims scale Mount of Mercy as Eid al-Adha approaches Nearly 2.5 million Muslim hajj pilgrims converged on Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia marshalled by tens of thousands of stewards in a bid to prevent any repetition of previous years' deadly stampedes....
01:34, 2019-08-11

Ayodhya Case: Supreme Court To Hear Contempt Plea Of Muslim Parties' Lawyer The Supreme Court Monday agreed to hear on Tuesday a contempt plea filed by senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, who is representing Muslim parties in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case,......
10:17, 2019-09-02

Ilhan Omar and Muslim Members of Congress Host Historic Iftar on Capitol Hill Over the last three years, American politics have been shaped by a White House that has made a habit and sport of attacking Muslims in the U.S. and abroad with hateful rhetoric and policies. But that ...
02:17, 2019-05-22

Muslim nations are defending China's crackdown on Muslims. It shatters the myth of Islamic solidarity Last week, a number of Muslim-majority countries praised China's human rights record, dismissing reports of a widespread crackdown on Muslims there. Experts say it's proof of Beijing's growing power....
07:51, 2019-07-17

Terrorist watchlist ruled unconstitutional after lawsuit by Muslim US citizens; next steps remain unclear A group of nearly two dozen Muslim U.S. citizens won a major victory in federal court on Wednesday in their suit against the FBI and other federal agencies over their use of the terror watchlist, even...
00:17, 2019-09-06

Sri Lankan authorities must work ‘vigorously’ to ease simmering ethno-religious tensions, urges UN rights expert A United Nations human rights expert warned on Monday that Sri Lankan authorities must take urgent action to strengthen respect for freedom of religion or belief and address simmering ethno-religious ...
00:34, 2019-08-27

Baku forum to push back against ‘rise of hate’ with strong call for cultural and religious tolerance, says UN official Just off a plane from Sri Lanka, Miguel Angel Moratinos, United Nations High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations (UNOAC), said on Wednesday that tomorrow’s 5th World Forum for Intercultur...
14:51, 2019-05-21

Bernie Sanders delivers blistering criticism of Trump, labels him a 'racist, sexist, homophobe and religious bigot' Ahead of President Trump's kickoff rally for his 2020 re-election campaign Tuesday evening, Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders delivered a scathing personal attack, labeling him a "racist, sexist, homo...
22:51, 2019-06-18

Israel bars entry for Muslim U.S. Reps. Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib; draws backlash The Israeli government stirred significant controversy Thursday with a decision to bar entry for two Muslim U.S. lawmakers -- a move hailed by President Donald Trump and reviled by top Democrats and a...
13:00, 2019-08-16

North Carolina man pleads guilty to killing 3 Muslim students in confrontation that families said was sparked by bigotry DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina man pleads guilty to killing 3 Muslim students in confrontation that families said was sparked by bigotry. The post North Carolina man pleads guilty to killing 3 Mus...
16:17, 2019-06-12

Muslim soccer star Mohamed Salah credited with reducing Islamophobia in Liverpool since joining club Liverpool FC star Mohamed Salah had a hand in helping the Reds with the Champions League over the weekend, but a recent study showed the Egyptian phenom is doing more off the pitch....
19:00, 2019-06-05

‘Stand united against anti-Muslim hatred’ urges Guterres, after mosque shootings in New Zealand leave 49 dead The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has urged the international community to ‘stand united against anti-Muslim hatred’ following a mass shooting in New Zealand on Friday targeting two mosques, w...
15:17, 2019-05-21

Bernie Sanders Needs to Go for the Jugular on Iraq Every candidate going into Thursday night’s third Democratic primary debate should have had two different goals: stand out from the rest of the field, and make Joe Biden look like an asshole. Bernie S...
16:34, 2019-09-13

In Iraq Museum, ‘Things There That Are Nowhere Else in the World’ The Iraq Museum has a majestic, world-class collection of ancient art dating back 5,000 years, but it struggles to connect with an audience of younger Iraqis....
11:34, 2019-06-09

The Latest: Iraq to try help end crisis between US and Iran BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Iraq’s foreign ...
15:34, 2019-05-26

Man who had never been to Iraq dies in Baghdad after deportation from US An Iraqi national who grew up in the US has died in Baghdad after being deported as part of Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal immigration, even though he had never been to the Middle Eastern country...
22:34, 2019-08-09

Marking international day, UN experts call for urgent action to end racial discrimination, in wake of New Zealand anti-Muslim attack States must take urgent action, to “stem the tide of hate and discrimination” and ramping up of “ethno-nationalist populism”, which helped fuel the deadly shootings in two New Zealand mosques last Fri...
15:17, 2019-05-21

Trump names Bolton's deputy to be acting national security adviser; Muslim-American group derides choice A former member of the Reagan administration who has held executive positions with Boeing and Lockheed Martin was named Tuesday to be acting national security adviser following the departure of John B...
17:34, 2019-09-11

Iraq sentences 3 French citizens to death Kevin Gonot, Leonard Lopez and Salim Machou have one month to apply for the ruling to be overturned. The trio are accused of joining the "Islamic State" terrorist organization....
07:17, 2019-05-27

U.N.'s Bachelet says 55,000 linked to IS in Syria and Iraq should be tried or freed U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Monday that 55,000 former Islamic State fighters, including foreigners, and their families detained in Syria and Iraq should face fair prosecution or ...
10:51, 2019-06-24

Iraq offers to mediate in crisis between the US and Iran BAGHDAD — Iraq offered Sunday to mediate in the crisis between its two key allies, the United States and Iran, amid escalating Middle East tensions and as Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers...
16:17, 2019-05-26

Iraq warns of war if regional tensions not managed well Iraq's president told an emergency Arab summit in Saudi Arabia on Thursday that regional and international tensions with Iran could spark a war if not managed well and voiced hope that Iran's security...
06:17, 2019-05-31

Iraq who lived in US since he was an infant dies after being deported Jimmy Aldaoud/ CNN Newsource DETROIT (AP) — A 41-year-old Iraqi-born man who had lived in the U.S. since he was an infant but was deported in June for committing multiple crimes died in Baghdad, Ameri...
11:34, 2019-08-09

Iraq: Caught between militias and 'Islamic State' Iraq's prime minister wants to integrate militias into the Iraqi army, but in Bashiqa the local Shiite militia refuses to leave. Is the region plunging into dark times once again?...
17:34, 2019-08-07

Will IS fighters face an international court in Iraq? Calls for an international tribunal to prosecute "Islamic State" fighters are growing louder ahead of an EU meeting. European states, including Germany, refuse to bring some of their citizens-turned-m...
02:51, 2019-06-07

Marine killed in action in Iraq is ID’d by Pentagon The Marine who died Saturday in Iraq’s Nineveh province while assisting the country’s security forces was identified as Gunnery Sgt. Scott A. Koppenhafer, a 35-year-old from Mancos, Colo., the Pentago...
01:00, 2019-08-13

Car bomb in northwestern Iraq kills 5, wounds 8 BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s military says a car bomb has killed five people and wounded eight in a northwestern village near the Syrian border. A military statement said the car was parked near a mark...
19:00, 2019-05-26

Three Ex-Blackwater Guards Are Resentenced in Iraq War Massacre The men will serve about half of their original 30-year sentences for their roles in a 2007 shooting of unarmed civilians in Iraq, which an appeals court vacated....
01:51, 2019-09-06

Escalating Iran crisis looks a lot like the path US took to Iraq war The U.S. went to war in Iraq in 2003 based on flawed intelligence supported by hawkish policy makers. Is it doomed to repeat the error with Iran?        ...
14:17, 2019-05-30

German FM in Iraq to address regional tensions German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is in Iraq as part of a wider trip to the Middle East seeking to de-escalate tensions between Iran and the United States....
12:51, 2019-06-08

U.S. Says Saudi Pipeline Attacks Originated From Iraq U.S. officials have concluded that drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil industry in May were launched from Iraq, not Yemen, raising concerns that Iran’s allies in the region are trying to open a new fr...
21:34, 2019-06-28

Iraq sentences two more French citizens to death The verdicts take the number of French citizens who have been found guilty of joining Islamic State to 11. Legal experts have said the rulings leave an "indelible stain" on the presidency of Emmanuel ...
17:51, 2019-06-03

ISIS Is Regaining Strength in Iraq and Syria Five months after its territorial defeat, the Islamic State is conducting guerrilla attacks as defense officials acknowledge that the terrorist group is here to stay....
03:17, 2019-08-20

Iraq coalition says Israeli airstrikes a ‘declaration of war’ The Fatah Coalition said it holds the United States fully responsible for the alleged Israeli aggression, "which we consider to be a declaration of war on Iraq and its people."...
02:00, 2019-08-27

Iraq says it deserves more global support in rebuilding Iraq’s prime minister says his country’s sacrifices against the Islamic State group mean it deserves greater support from the international community in its reconstruction efforts...
13:51, 2019-06-29

Joe Biden’s claim that he got ‘150,000 combat troops out of Iraq’ Biden had a big hand in withdrawing U.S. forces from Iraq during Obama’s first term. But he was still the vice president during Obama’s second term, when thousands of U.S. troops returned to the count...
13:34, 2019-07-22

Iraq sentences last 2 French IS members to death BEIRUT (AP) — An Iraqi judicial official says a Baghdad court has sentenced to death two more French nationals convicted of being members of the Islamic State group. The official, who spoke on conditi...
13:51, 2019-06-03

Philadelphia Police Department puts 72 officers on desk duty amid investigation into anti-Muslim social media posts Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross confirmed Wednesday that seventy-two Philadelphia police officers were placed on administrative duty amid an internal investigation into alleged racist, i...
23:34, 2019-06-20

Biden tried to buy Putin’s support for Iraq war with promise of oil money Joe Biden sought out Russian president Vladimir Putin before the 2003 invasion of Iraq to propose a deal in which Russia would be given the oil profits from the war if they entered alongside the Unite...
17:34, 2019-09-11

U.S. Probing Whether Friendly Fire Killed Marine in Iraq The U.S. military is investigating whether friendly fire caused the first combat death in Iraq since U.S. troops returned there in 2014 to battle Islamic State, defense officials said....
00:34, 2019-08-13

UN envoy: Islamic State revival in Iraq must be prevented UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Iraq is calling for “wide-based international support” to prevent Islamic State extremists from regaining a foothold in the country. Jeanine Hennis...
02:17, 2019-05-22

Turkey says it has 'neutralized' 43 Kurdish militants in northern Iraq Turkey's Defense Ministry said on Saturday a total of 43 members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) had been "neutralized" so far as part of an operation Ankara launched in northern Iraq 13...
15:00, 2019-06-08

U.S. service member killed in Iraq: coalition statement A United States service member advising Iraqi security forces on a mission was killed on Saturday in the northern Nineveh province, the U.S.-led international coalition fighting Islamic State said in ...
19:00, 2019-08-10

GenDyn tapped for 120mm tank ammunition for Iraq General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems has been awarded a $92.4 million contract to produce 120mm ammunition cartridges for Iraq's M1A1 Abrams tanks....
03:51, 2019-05-22

Lockheed awarded $1.1B in contracts for F-16 work for Slovakia, Iraq Lockheed Martin was awarded $1.1 billion in two separate contracts Wednesday for production and support of F-16 aircraft for Slovakia, and F-16 support and establishment of a training detachment at Ba...
19:34, 2019-08-01

Iraq PM orders Iran-allied militias to be reined in Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi sought on Monday to curb the powers of influential Iranian-backed Shi'ite Muslim militias, a politically risky move apparently aimed at placating the United State...
23:34, 2019-07-01

German defense minister AKK tours Iraq and Jordan Germany’s Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is touring the Middle East to meet German troops based there. The minister has come out strongly in favor of continuing Germany's military mission...
20:17, 2019-08-20

'Ignoring reality': Biden got it wrong on Iraq, Mattis says Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis doesn’t recite any of his conversations with President Trump in his upcoming book (much to the consternation of Washington journalists). But he does detail an eveni...
18:34, 2019-08-31

EU supports Iraq-proposed conference on US-Iran tensions The European Union’s foreign policy chief says the EU is fully supportive of an Iraqi proposal to hold a regional conference to deal with rising tensions between the United States and Iran...
19:51, 2019-07-13

Iraq’s oil ministry says it has no connection to oil tanker seized by Iran Iraq's oil ministry said on Sunday it has no connection with an oil tanker seized by Iran in the Gulf for smuggling fuel, Iraqi News Agency reported....
06:34, 2019-08-05

French ISIS Supporters on Death Row in Iraq Ask for Mercy France is facing criticism from rights advocates that 11 of its citizens and one resident will hang in Iraq for supporting ISIS. Will it try to save them?...
03:34, 2019-06-04

Iran honors 150 soldiers who died during 1980s war with Iraq Thousands gathered in the streets of Tehran Thursday to honor unidentified Iranian soldiers who died during the decade-long war with Iraq during the 1980s....
20:51, 2019-06-27

Sanders slams Biden, says he was ‘wrong big time’ on Iraq War In some of his most forceful criticism to date against 2020 Democratic rival Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders said he has some “pretty significant” policy differences with the former vice president as h...
20:51, 2019-07-16

Rocket Strikes at Site of Foreign Oil Firms in Iraq A rocket hit a compound in southern Iraq used by Exxon Mobil and other international oil firms, heightening fears among Iraqi officials that tensions between the U.S. and Iran would spill into their c...
02:34, 2019-06-20

US service member killed in combat mission in Iraq A U.S. service member died in Iraq while on a combat mission with Iraqi Security Forces in the northern Ninewah province on Saturday, the U.S. military reports....
05:34, 2019-08-11

| HRW condemns France 'outsourcing' of ISIS trials to Iraq Human Rights Watch has condemned France's "outsourcing" of trials of Islamic State group suspects to "abusive justice systems", after seven of its nationals have this week been sentenced to death in I...
15:17, 2019-06-01

Pope Francis intends to visit Iraq in 2020 In a Vatican audience, the pope reiterated his desire to visit Baghdad, despite security concerns. He also called out Western hypocrisy for claiming to promote peace while selling weapons abroad....
17:17, 2019-06-10

Turkish military strikes against Kurdish militants in Iraq Turkey's military dropped commandos on mountain ridges in a new operation against Kurdish militants based over the border in northern Iraq, the defense ministry said on Tuesday....
17:34, 2019-05-28

Exclusive: Islamic State suspects sent by U.S. from Syria to Iraq U.S. forces have quietly sent at least 30 suspected foreign Islamic State fighters captured in Syria last year and in late 2017 to stand trial in Iraq, interviews with the men, Iraqi sources and court...
19:34, 2019-05-29

| New Zealand calls time on non-combat mission in Iraq New Zealand will begin scaling back its non-combat mission in Iraq and bring home the last of its troops by mid-2020, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said....
10:34, 2019-06-10

France approves of trials in Iraq for French IS fighters PARIS (AP) — France’s foreign affairs ministry says the Iraqi court that sentenced three French citizens to death for being members of the Islamic State group has jurisdiction to rule in the cas...
11:00, 2019-05-27

Iraq hands over 188 Turkish children of suspected IS members Iraq has handed over 188 Turkish children of suspected Islamic State members to Turkey in the presence of government officials from both countries and UNICEF, a judiciary spokesman said on Wednesday....
14:00, 2019-05-29

New Zealand plans to withdraw all Iraq troops by next June WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand says it will withdraw all of its troops from Iraq by next June. The South Pacific nation has a small contingent of 95 so-called noncombat personnel deployed ...
09:34, 2019-06-10

Canadian man gets 26 years for aiding in murder of US troops in Iraq A Canadian man who aided in the 2009 murder of five American soldiers in Iraq was sentenced to 26 years in jail by a Brooklyn federal judge Tuesday — despite objections from the victims’ families. Sev...
02:34, 2019-06-19

Iraq Kurdish region gets new president, opposition boycotts IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraq’s self-governing Kurdish region has elected a new president in a parliamentary vote boycotted by a key opposition party. Former prime minister Nechirvan Barzani will foll...
15:51, 2019-05-28

Iraq Sentences Seven ISIS Fighters From France to Death Iraq handed death sentences this week to seven French citizens who joined Islamic State, in trials that have drawn criticism from rights groups and spotlighted the challenges of dealing with captured ...
15:51, 2019-05-30

Iraq gets new extension for Iran energy sanctions waiver Two Iraqi officials say the United States has given Iraq a new 90-day extension for an Iran sanctions waiver allowing Baghdad to import electricity and natural gas from Tehran....
21:34, 2019-06-15

| Iraq warns of 'danger of war' as Iran's top diplomat visits Iraqi leaders have warned of the risks of war during a visit by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, whose country is locked in a tense standoff with the United States....
01:34, 2019-05-28

Michigan man with diabetic condition dies after being deported to Iraq A Michigan man with a diabetic condition was deported to Iraq. He died just months later, and the ACLU said it's due in part to his struggles to find insulin.       ...
23:34, 2019-08-09

Iraq suspends US-funded TV station for 3 months over program Iraqi authorities have suspended the license of a US-funded TV station for 3 months after airing a program on alleged corruption within Iraq’s Sunni and Shiite religious establishments...
19:17, 2019-09-02

2020 rival on Biden's abortion reversal: 'Now do the Iraq War' 2020 presidential contender Seth Moulton offered a backhanded compliment to Joe Biden for reversing his support for the Hyde Amendment, a provision that largely prohibits federal money being used for ...
21:00, 2019-06-07

After endless conflicts, an entrepreneurial ecosystem blooms in Iraq You’ll have to cut Iraq some slack for being late to the tech startup party. Since at least the early 2000s, the country was the embodiment of civil war, violence, and protracted armed conflicts. But ...
22:51, 2019-07-19

At least five dead in blasts in Iraq's Kirkuk: medical sources At least five people were killed and 18 injured in a series of explosions in the Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk, medical sources in the city's general hospital told Reuters on Thursday....
00:17, 2019-05-31

Iraq, Lebanon to stay away from Mideast peace conference An Iraqi foreign ministry spokesman says his government will stay away from a Mideast peace conference expected to take place in late June in the tiny Gulf Arab state of Bahrain....
19:00, 2019-06-12

Facebook Connected Her to a Tattooed Soldier in Iraq. Or So She Thought. Renee Holland sent her Facebook friend thousands of dollars. She became entwined in a global fraud that the social network and the United States military appear helpless to stop....
23:17, 2019-07-31

Philadelphia police union calls commissioner ‘irresponsible’ amid investigation into alleged racist, anti-Muslim social media posts The head of Philadelphia's police union has accused the city’s police commissioner of being “premature and irresponsible” with comments about expecting officers to be fired over alleged racist and ant...
04:17, 2019-06-21

‘Mosques should be safe havens, not sites of terror’, says Guterres announcing UN plan to help safeguard religious sites In the wake of a horrific mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has announced his intention to launch a UN action plan for the safeguarding of religious sites...
01:51, 2019-05-22

Iraq's racy TV in Ramadan revives an industry - and draws censure On a studio set in Baghdad, a director watches the star of his TV series hold a knife against the neck of a fellow actor, in a dramatic revival of fortunes for Iraq's entertainment industry....
18:00, 2019-05-21

Iraq Shi'ite groups say two fighters killed by strikes near Syria border Iraqi Shi’ite paramilitary groups said on Sunday two of their fighters were killed in strikes by unmanned aircraft close to the Syrian border in Anbar province....
20:17, 2019-08-25

GE poised for significant power orders in Iraq after U.S. push -sources General Electric Co potentially stands to win a large share of multibillion-dollar contracts to rebuild Iraq's electricity system, reflecting a change in how Iraq intends to award the work after the ...
18:17, 2019-06-14

France seeks to save IS jihadis from death penalties in Iraq PARIS (AP) — France’s foreign minister says his government is working to spare four French former members of the Islamic State group from execution after Iraq sentenced them to death. However, F...
11:51, 2019-05-28

Navy SEAL platoon being sent home from Iraq over misconduct, reports say A Navy SEAL platoon from San Diego, Calif., is being ordered back to the U.S. from Iraq because of a “deterioration of good order and discipline,” the U.S. Special Operations Command said in a stateme...
09:00, 2019-07-25

She’s 14, Disabled From a Bomb Blast and One of Iraq’s Top Table Tennis Players Najla Imad Lafta survived a bomb placed under her father’s car but was missing three limbs and saw little point in life. Then she discovered a sport in which she excels....
19:34, 2019-07-31

Turkish soldier killed, six wounded in operation in Iraq's north A Turkish soldier was killed and six wounded on Friday in an operation in northern Iraq during clashes with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), the Turkish defense ministry said....
17:00, 2019-07-19

'Is he confusing them?': Biden appears to have mixed up Iraq and Afghanistan in debate Former Vice President Joe Biden, who has made his foreign policy prowess and experience a centerpiece of his 2020 White House bid, appeared to mix up Iraq and Afghanistan in a debate answer on Thursda...
01:51, 2019-09-15

Biden's Iraq War support a ripe target for Democratic rivals In the 2008 Democratic primary season, Hillary Clinton got hit repeatedly for her vote in favor of the 2002 Iraq War resolution. Her chief opponent, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, had been a vocal oppone...
00:00, 2019-08-03

Mortar attack kills three people in northern Iraq: police At least three people were killed and four wounded when three mortar bombs hit the northern Iraqi town of Shirqat on Tuesday, police officials and hospital sources said....
13:17, 2019-07-09

ISIS using booby-trapped bovines to go after enemies in Iraq, reports say Two booby-trapped cows loaded with explosives detonated in a village in eastern Iraq on Sunday killing one civilian, according to local reports. It's the first time the terror group ISIS has weaponize...
21:17, 2019-09-03

Rep. Duncan Hunter Admits He Probably Killed 'Hundreds of Civilians' in Iraq California Rep. Duncan Hunter, previously best known for investigations into his misuse of funds while in office and vaping on the floor of Congress, went on a Barstool Sports podcast last week and in...
03:34, 2019-06-03

Explosion in Iraq near Shiite mosque kills 3, wounds dozens BAGHDAD — Iraqi security officials say a motorcycle rigged with explosives went off near a Shiite mosque south of the capital Baghdad, killing three people and wounding 34. The officials said Saturday...
23:17, 2019-08-24

Rep. Duncan Hunter: Iraq unit 'killed probably hundreds of civilians' California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter said that as an artillery officer, his unit "killed probably hundreds of civilians" during his 2004 tour in Fallujah, Iraq....
21:17, 2019-06-03

Iraq war veteran jailed for killing Britain’s Got Talent finalist Desmond Sylva given life term for stabbing girlfriend Simonne Kerr in fit of angerAn Iraq war veteran has been jailed for life for murdering a Britain’s Got Talent finalist by stabbing her more than 7...
01:00, 2019-07-04

US confirms Israel behind last month's air strike in Iraq against Iranian base U.S. officials said Israel was responsible for the bombing of an Iranian weapons depot in Iraq last month, and former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is warning of a “strong response” against the...
20:51, 2019-08-23

A dozen French ISIS members sentenced to death in Iraq Two more French members of the Islamic State were convicted on terrorism charges and sentenced to die by the Iraqi government Monday, meaning that all eleven French citizens and one French resident wh...
18:51, 2019-06-04

Exclusive: Iraq close to pipeline deal with BP and Eni, rather than Exxon - sources Iraq is close to reaching a deal with oil majors BP and Eni for an export pipeline project that was initially planned as part of a mega-deal with U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil, according to five senior...
18:34, 2019-08-08

France denies Iraq has yet asked for money to try jihadist fighters France's foreign ministry denied on Thursday a report that it had been asked by Iraqi authorities to pay up to $2 million per fighter for Baghdad to deal with French jihadists transferred from Syria t...
17:51, 2019-06-13

Turkey says warplanes strike targets in Iraq, 19 militants 'neutralized' Turkish warplanes and attack helicopters struck targets in the mountains of northern Iraq, Turkey's defense ministry said on Thursday, adding that the military had "neutralized" 19 Kurdish militants a...
13:17, 2019-05-30

Navy SEAL acquitted of murder in killing of captive in Iraq The verdict was met with an outpouring of emotion as the military jury also cleared Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher of attempted murder in the shootings of two civilians and all other charge...
05:34, 2019-07-03

Tension between Iran, U.S. has implications for Canadian troops in Iraq: analysts The escalating tensions in the Persian Gulf between Iran and the United States have implications for the future safety of Canadian troops in Iraq, analysts suggested Monday....
23:34, 2019-07-08

Rory Stewart: I've negotiated in Iraq - I can handle the Tories He's electrifying crowds on the campaign trail by speaking Dari and standing for the 'radical centre'. Tory leadership hopeful Rory Stewart tells Charlotte Edwardes and Joe Murphy why time in Afghanis...
17:01, 2019-05-28

The Latest: Iraq says Iran security in Arab states’ interest MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on developments related to tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 3:20 a.m. Iraq’s President Barham Salih told Arab leaders gathered in Saudi Arabi...
05:34, 2019-05-31

Rep. Duncan Hunter says his unit ‘killed probably hundreds of civilians’ in Iraq The California Republican’s remarks in a podcast interview are his latest eyebrow-raising comments since being charged in 2018 with spending campaign funds on personal expenses....
04:34, 2019-06-04

Iraq begins examining Yazidi mass graves remains Iraq will use DNA testing to identify the remains of 141 bodies found in mass graves believed to contain the Yazidi victims of Islamic State group massacres, the head of the country's forensics admini...
18:34, 2019-06-09

Official Secrets shines a light on a nearly forgotten Iraq War whistleblower Virtually everyone now agrees that the 2003 invasion of Iraq was a colossal mistake based on faulty (at best) or fabricated (at worst) intelligence. Many protested at the time, but the person who ris...
21:00, 2019-08-27

BREAKING: Rocket attack at major oil base in Iraq – two injured A ROCKET exploded on the site of major oil companies, including US giant ExxonMobil, near Iraq's city of Basra this morning, wounding two Iraqi workers....
09:00, 2019-06-19

Bahrain recalls ambassador to Iraq over embassy attack: statement Bahrain recalled its ambassador to Iraq for consultations on Thursday after demonstrators broke into the courtyard of the kingdom's embassy in Baghdad and took down the flag to protest a U.S.-led meet...
00:34, 2019-06-28

Iraq Court Sentences Two French Men To Death For Being ISIS Fighters An Iraqi court sentenced two French men to death on Sunday after finding them guilty of being members of ISIS, a prosecutor told Reuters. Iraq is conducting trials of thousands of suspected ISIS......
14:51, 2019-06-02

Rocket hits site of foreign oil firms in Iraq's Basra A rocket landed at the headquarters for several global major oil companies, including U.S. giant ExxonMobil, near Iraq's southern city of Basra early on Wednesday, wounding two Iraqi workers, pol...
12:00, 2019-06-19

Gunmen Kill Turkish Diplomat at Restaurant in Northern Iraq (IRBIL, Iraq) — Unknown gunmen opened fire inside a Turkish-owned restaurant in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil on Wednesday, killing at least one Turkish diplomat stationed in Ankara’s c...
22:17, 2019-07-17

Turkish diplomat killed in Iraq's Kurdish capital, Irbil At least one diplomat has been killed in Irbil, the capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish zone. An unknown gunman was reported to have fired at a group dining in a restaurant....
21:00, 2019-07-17

Staff evacuated as rocket strikes near foreign oil firms in Iraq A rocket hit a site in southern Iraq used by foreign oil companies on Wednesday, including U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil, wounding three people and threatening to further escalate U.S.-Iran tensions in...
13:51, 2019-06-19

The Latest: US blames Iran for tanker bombings, Iraq attack WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the United States and Iran tensions (all times local): 1:25 p.m. A senior Pentagon officer says the U.S. blames Iran and its proxies for the recent tanker bombings near...
10:17, 2019-05-25

ISIS is 'resurgent' in Syria and 'consolidating' in Iraq: Watchdog report The lead inspector general for Operation Inherent Resolve, the U.S.-led campaign in Iraq and Syria combating ISIS, said in a report Tuesday that the terrorist group “consolidated its insurgency in Ira...
07:00, 2019-08-07

Turkish diplomat shot dead in middle of Iraq restaurant A prominent Turkish diplomat was among two people gunned down in a popular Iraqi restaurant in “a treacherous attack” that has officials in Turkey vowing to retaliate, the BBC reported Wed...
20:17, 2019-07-17

Iraq sentences three French citizens to death for joining Isis Human rights groups have criticised the country’s trials of fighters captured in SyriaAn Iraqi court has sentenced three French citizens to death after they were found guilty of joining Islamic State,...
19:51, 2019-05-26

Iraq, U.S. deny planned evacuation of contractors from Iraqi base Iraqi and U.S. military spokesmen denied on Saturday that U.S. forces were preparing to evacuate hundreds of staff of Lockheed Martin Corp and Sallyport Global from an Iraqi military base where they w...
23:51, 2019-06-22

Gunmen Attack Turkish Diplomats in Kurdish Region of Iraq At least one consulate employee was killed in the shooting at a restaurant, the authorities said. It was not immediately clear who was behind the assault....
16:51, 2019-07-17

UN experts: Islamic State aims for resurgence in Iraq, Syria U.N. experts say leaders of the Islamic State extremist group are aiming to consolidate and create conditions for an “eventual resurgence in its Iraqi and Syrian heartlands.”...
01:34, 2019-08-01

Iraq's drought unveils 3,400-year-old palace of mysterious empire Receding wasters in the Mosul Dam reservoir have unveiled "one of the most important archaeological discoveries in the region." Researchers said the Mittani Empire is one of the least understood ancie...
06:34, 2019-06-28

Medic testifies he killed Islamic State fighter in Iraq A Navy SEAL medic shocked the murder trial of special operations chief Edward Gallagher Thursday when he testified that he killed a wounded Islamic State fighter in 2017 in an act of mercy....
16:51, 2019-06-21

Iraq Moves to Pull Plug on Its Iran Power Cord Iraq is trying to cut its dependence on Iranian energy under pressure from the U.S., moving to connect its power grid to Tehran’s Arab rivals and develop alternatives to Iranian natural-gas imports....
17:00, 2019-08-27

France calls on Iraq to spare six of its citizens from death penalty Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Tuesday said France was intensifying diplomatic efforts to prevent six of its citizens being executed in Iraq after they were sentenced to death for belonging to...
22:51, 2019-05-28

Islamic State attacks kill seven security forces in Iraq At least seven members of Iraq's security forces were killed and 16 wounded overnight in two separate attacks by Islamic State militants, police said on Thursday....
10:17, 2019-08-01

France Hands ISIS Suspects to Iraq, Which Sentences Them to Hang For countries struggling with what to do with their citizens who joined the Islamic State, Iraq offers a solution. But does Iraqi justice meet international standards?...
01:51, 2019-05-30

Iraq boosts security measures at base where US trainers stay A top Iraqi air force commander says security measures have been increased at one of the country’s largest air bases that houses American trainers, following an attack last week...
14:34, 2019-06-22

Protesters storm Bahrain Embassy in Iraq over U.S. peace deal Protesters stormed the Bahrain Embassy in Iraq late Thursday, burning the Israeli and U.S. flags in opposition to the peace conference more than 700 miles away....
01:51, 2019-06-29

US bombs ISIS-'infested island' in Iraq, new video shows U.S. jets bombed an ISIS-“infested island” in northern Iraq Tuesday, according to new video and a statement from the U.S.-led coalition battling the terrorist group....
04:00, 2019-09-11

France says it opposes death penalty as four French sentenced in Iraq France opposes the death penalty in principle but accepts Iraqi sovereignty, its foreign ministry said on Monday, as a fourth French citizen was sentenced to death in Iraq for being part of the Islami...
15:51, 2019-05-27

Iran reassures Iraq over freedom of maritime navigation: ministry Iran has reassured Iraq that there will be freedom of international maritime navigation in the Strait of Hormuz, Iraq's oil ministry said on Tuesday....
16:17, 2019-07-23

‘Perseverance is key’ to Iraq’s future, UN envoy tells Security Council Although Iraq is “hard at work building on progress made to date”, a top United Nations official told the Security Council on Wednesday that decades of trouble continue to impact the present, but caut...
21:34, 2019-08-28

American to Lead NATO Intelligence as Iraq-War-Era Concerns About U.S. Linger The alliance’s intelligence arm has been a priority for President Trump, but the appointment could make NATO’s analysis look like a rubber stamp for Washington....
21:51, 2019-07-18

Moulton takes swipe at Biden over abortion reversal: 'Now do the Iraq War' 2020 longshot Seth Moulton on Friday took a swipe at former Vice President Joe Biden after he reversed his decades-long stance on federal funding for abortions -- by challenging him to also admit he w...
19:17, 2019-06-07

Iraq weighs captives' rights against fear of new Islamic State Iraqi farmer Shaker Salih says he feared Islamic State, but feared its defeat even more. His problem is persuading people to believe that he did not support the jihadists....
12:17, 2019-05-23

'Proudly' Islamophobic pastor, church cancel anti-Muslim 9/11 event after backlash Bloomfield Hills Baptist Church's two-day event was to begin on the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Politicians pushed for its cancellation.        ...
17:34, 2019-09-11

Terrorist who wanted to 'murder a Muslim' after Christchurch mosque attacks jailed for more than 18 years A terrorist inspired by the Christchurch mosque attacks has been jailed for more than 18 years for stabbing a teenager in a bid to "murder a Muslim"....
19:34, 2019-09-10

Iraq war vet Chris Kelley challenges Ilhan Omar for seat in Congress A veteran Minneapolis cop and decorated US Army vet will run as an independent to challenge Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar — and said Friday that her comments about 9/11 prompted his decision. “It was ver...
20:17, 2019-08-02

US Marine killed in Iraq days after Pentagon warned of ‘ISIS resurgence’ A US Marine from Colorado who had been serving in Iraq was killed in combat over the weekend — just days after the Pentagon warned of an “ISIS resurgence,” according to defense offic...
15:00, 2019-08-12

Majority of US military veterans back Trump, think Iraq and Afghanistan were mistakes In a new Pew Research Center survey among the nation's veterans, the majority of them support President Trump and view the wars on Iraq and Afghanistan as mistakes....
01:17, 2019-07-12

Drone targets base of Iran-backed militia in northern Iraq Iraqi security officials announced Friday that an unmanned drone dropped explosives on a base belonging to Iran-backed paramilitary forces in northern Iraq, wounding two people....
03:00, 2019-07-20

Turkish consul employee killed in Iraq's Kurdish capital, Irbil At least one diplomat has been killed in Irbil, the capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish zone. An unknown gunman was reported to have fired at a group dining in a restaurant....
15:51, 2019-07-17

'Embedded in Harm's Way': FNC correspondent, photographer detail their 9 weeks with Marines in Iraq Fox News senior correspondent Rick Leventhal and photographer Christian Galdabini sat down for an intimate conversation about their time in Baghdad, and the trials and tribulations of reporting from a...
17:00, 2019-07-17

Hundreds of Islamic State militants are slipping back into Iraq. Their fight isn’t over. About 1,000 fighters have crossed into Iraq from Syria over the past eight months, bolstering a low-level insurgency after the caliphate’s collapse, security officials say....
14:00, 2019-07-22

"Sushma Swaraj Was A Phone Call Away": Families Of Indians Killed In Iraq Families of the 39 Indian workers who were kidnapped and killed by ISIS terrorists in Iraq in 2014 recalled how Sushma Swaraj had worked painstakingly for four years to find the whereabouts of all of....
20:34, 2019-08-07

Indian Condemns Terror Attack In Iraq That Killed Turkish Diplomat India on Thursday condemned the terrorist attack in the Iraqi city of Erbil in which a Turkish diplomat was killed and called for concerted action by the international community against terrorism....
13:51, 2019-07-18

Troop insomnia shot up 652% after Iraq invasion, with deployments eyed as culprit The rate of insomnia among troops shot up 652% after the invasion of Iraq, according to a new study, raising concerns that increased deployment is having a detrimental effect on performance....
04:00, 2019-08-06

Navy SEAL Platoon Kicked Off Iraq For Drinking While Deployed: Officials The commander of a U.S. Special Operations task force in Iraq has sent home a platoon of Navy SEALs for drinking while deployed, U.S. defense officials said, the latest discipline incident that has......
06:00, 2019-07-25

Lawmakers urge Trump to stop deportations to Iraq after Michigan man's death Dozens of House Democrats are urging President Donald Trump to stop detaining and deporting Iraqi nationals after the death of a Michigan man sent to the Middle Eastern country.In a letter dated Tuesd...
09:34, 2019-08-14

Iraq says Eni, BP deal doesn't mean Exxon excluded from southern mega-project Iraq's oil ministry said on Saturday that it was still in talks with U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil over a major deal to improve the country's southern oil infrastructure....
01:00, 2019-08-11

No casualties reported after Iraq air base home to U.S. troops hit by mortar shells The attack comes amid rising tensions in the Middle East between the United States and Iran, which ratcheted up on Thursday after suspected attacks on two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Horm...
15:51, 2019-06-15

Iranian-backed militia blames US and Israel for attacks on bases in Iraq Claim that drone strike caused blast near Baghdad follows leaked findings of Iraqi inquiryAn Iranian-backed militia in Iraq has accused the US and Israel of involvement in an alleged drone strike on a...
22:51, 2019-08-21

US warplanes drop 40 tons of bombs on ISIS-infested island in Iraq US warplanes dropped more than 40 tons of bombs on a ISIS-infested island in Iraq on Tuesday, authorities said. The operation, which targeted the Qanus Island in the Tigris River, was carried out by t...
07:34, 2019-09-11

German defense minister meets Islamic State victims in Iraq Germany's defense minister has met with female victims from the Yazidi minority group in northern Iraq. It is the German minister's third and final day of her inaugural tour of the Middle East....
03:51, 2019-08-22

Iraqi-Canadian receives 26 years for plot to kill U.S. soldiers in Iraq A federal judge in New York sentenced an Iraqi-Canadian man to 26 years in prison Tuesday for plotting to kill U.S. soldiers in Iraq, the Justice Department announced....
03:51, 2019-06-19

U.S. Blames Iran For Recent Tanker Bombings Near the U.A.E. and Iraq Rocket Attack (WASHINGTON) — A senior Pentagon officer says the U.S. blames Iran and its proxies for the recent tanker bombings near United Arab Emirates and a rocket attack in Iraq. Vice Admiral Michael Gild...
01:51, 2019-05-25

Rocket hits site of foreign oil firms in Iraq's Basra, three hurt A rocket struck the site of the residential and operations headquarters of several global major oil companies, including U.S. giant ExxonMobil, near Iraq's southern city of Basra early on Wednesday, w...
12:34, 2019-06-19

UN envoy warns Mideast tensions could deal huge blow to Iraq U.N. envoy for Iraq is warning that tensions in the Middle East could deal “a huge blow” to efforts to rebuild a stable and prosperous country following the defeat of Islamic State group extremists...
02:00, 2019-08-29

Jamel Herring: from the Iraq War to boxing glory ... and West Side Story As a marine, he did two tours of Iraq. As a boxer, he has won a world title. And as an actor, he has impressed Steven SpielbergJamel Herring, a former marine who took up professional boxing and won a ...
16:34, 2019-09-12

U.S. says Saudi pipeline attacks originated in Iraq: Wall Street Journal Drone attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil industry in May originated in Iraq, not Yemen, U.S. officials have concluded, drawing questions from Iraqi officials who have asked Washington for more information ...
20:51, 2019-06-28

France opposes death penalty for French Isis fighters in Iraq Foreign ministry says it is opposed to the death penalty ‘at all times and in all places’France has confirmed it will take “the necessary steps” to try to prevent Iraq carrying out the death penalty a...
13:34, 2019-05-27

As Iraq Tries to Beat the Heat, U.S. Renews Sanctions Waiver on Power From Iran The U.S. has allowed Iraq to import natural gas and electricity from Iran without risking sanctions for another four months, Iraqi officials said, as Baghdad braces for protests over power cuts during...
16:17, 2019-06-18

Wounded by Chemical Weapons in Iraq, Veterans Fight a Lonely Battle for Help Annette Nellis and three other airmen came forward with health issues years after they were exposed to chemicals during a training exercise. When will the military provide the recognition they were pr...
18:34, 2019-06-27

Iraq, U.S. deny U.S. forces preparing to evacuate contractors from Iraqi base Iraqi and U.S. military spokesmen denied on Saturday U.S. forces were preparing to evacuate hundreds of staff of Lockheed Martin Corp and Sallyport Global from an Iraqi military base where they work a...
19:51, 2019-06-22

Inherent Resolve: 1,300 civilians accidentally killed in Syria, Iraq since 2014 U.S.-led fighting in Iraq and Syria have inadvertently killed more than 1,300 civilians over the last five years, U.S. military officials said Friday....
18:51, 2019-05-31

Iraq Shi'ite militia blame Israel for deadly air raid near Syria border Iraqi Shi'ite paramilitary groups blamed Israel on Sunday for raids by unmanned aircraft which they said killed at least one of their fighters near to the Syrian border....
00:51, 2019-08-26

Iraq denies its territory was used to launch attack on Saudi oil facilities - statement Iraq denied on Sunday that its territory had been used to carry out attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, referring to an incident that knocked out more that half the Kingdom's output....
20:51, 2019-09-15

Canadian citizen gets 26 years after US soldiers killed in Iraq suicide attack “There’s no excuse for even trying to kill American soldiers,” the judge said, adding the sentence “sends a message” to anyone contemplating similar conduct.   ...
13:00, 2019-06-19

FIFA clears Iraq to host World Cup qualifying games in Basra FIFA says the southern Iraqi city of Basra can host the national team's return to playing World Cup qualifying games at home       ...
21:51, 2019-08-20

UPDATE 6-Iraq, U.S. deny planned evacuation of contractors from Iraqi base Iraqi and U.S. military spokesmen denied on Saturday that U.S. forces were preparing to evacuate hundreds of staff of Lockheed Martin Corp and Sallyport Global from an Iraqi military base where they w...
08:00, 2019-06-23

Siemens, Orascom sign deal to rebuild Iraq power plant Siemens and Orascom Construction signed an agreement on Saturday with the Iraqi government to rebuild two power plants in the north of the country that will have a combined capacity of 1.6 gigawatts....
21:17, 2019-09-14

BBC apologises over Stacey Dooley Panorama scene in which she referred to Muslim prayer gesture as 'IS salute' The BBC has apologised and amended a scene from Stacey Dooley's Panorama documentary in which she referred to a Muslim prayer gesture as an "IS salute"....
00:34, 2019-08-07

Tory leadership debate: Boris Johnson challenged over comparison of veiled Muslim women to 'letterboxes' Boris Johnson was forced to apologise for comparing veiled Muslim women to "letterboxes" as he was challenged by an Imam during a Tory leadership TV debate....
08:34, 2019-06-19

UPDATE 4-Iraq, U.S. deny U.S. forces preparing to evacuate contractors from Iraqi base Iraqi and U.S. military spokesmen denied on Saturday U.S. forces were preparing to evacuate hundreds of staff of Lockheed Martin Corp and Sallyport Global from an Iraqi military base where they work a...
23:34, 2019-06-22

UPDATE 2-Rocket hits site of foreign oil firms in Iraq's Basra, two hurt A rocket landed at a residential and operations headquarters of several global major oil companies, including U.S. giant ExxonMobil, near Iraq's southern city of Basra early on Wednesday, wounding two...
08:17, 2019-06-19

Saudi Arabia says firm stand needed to deter Iran, Iraq demurs Saudi Arabia's king told an emergency Arab summit on Friday that decisive action was needed to stop Iranian "escalations" in the region following attacks on Gulf oil assets, as American officials said...
06:17, 2019-05-31

Rand Paul wants Congress involved in Iran decision, says war would be 'a bigger mistake' than Iraq Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky, said a war with Iran would be an even bigger mistake than the war with Iraq, and pushed for Congress to get involved in the process of approval. ...
03:34, 2019-06-19

Iraq rocket attack: two injured in Basra compound housing foreign oil companies Reports Exxon is preparing to evacuate foreign staff after rocket lands in area also used by Shell and EniA rocket has landed in the compound housing the headquarters of several global oil companies, ...
12:51, 2019-06-19

Survivors of ISIL terror in Iraq want justice, not revenge, says head of UN investigation team The scale and barbarity of the crimes committed by ISIL have ultimately served not to divide but to unify, Karim Asad Ahmad Khan, head of the UN Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes...
01:34, 2019-07-16

France opposed in principle to execution in Iraq of three French Islamic State members The French foreign ministry said on Monday it was opposed in principle to the death penalty, but also said it accepted Iraqi sovereignty as Iraq's justice ministry sentenced three French citizens to d...
09:51, 2019-05-27

Official Secrets: Keira Knightley stars in story of Iraq war whistleblower – trailer The trailer for a film based on the true story of GCHQ whistleblower Katharine Gun, called Official Secrets, has been released. Gun was working as a translator in 2003 when she leaked a confidential e...
10:17, 2019-06-14

A Yazidi woman from Iraq told Trump that ISIS killed her family. ‘Where are they now?’ he asked. An awkward exchange with Nobel laureate Nadia Murad was just one of several when the president met with survivors of religious persecution this week....
22:00, 2019-07-19

Iraq opposes final statement from Arab leaders' emergency meeting: live TV Iraq opposed on Friday a final statement released by Arab countries that were gathered for an emergency meeting in Saudi Arabia, which condemned Iran's "interference" in other countries' affairs, Arab...
06:17, 2019-05-31

Judge reduces ex-Blackwater contractors' sentences for 2007 Iraq shooting that killed 14 A federal judge Thursday reduced the sentences of three ex-Blackwater security contractors who opened fire at a traffic circle in Baghdad in 2007, killing 14 unarmed civilians and injuring 17 others....
05:51, 2019-09-07

Iraq sending teams to Tehran, Washington to calm tensions: prime minister Iraq will send delegations to Washington and Tehran to help "halt tension" amid fears of a confrontation between the United States and Iran in the Middle East, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on ...
15:17, 2019-05-21

| WATCH | Teen blinded under ISIS rule in Iraq realises radio dream During Islamic State's control of Mosul, an Iraqi teenager lost her eyesight due to lack of medical access. But the setback did not dent the perseverance she needed to become a presenter at a local ra...
06:51, 2019-08-25

Iraq handing out thousands of death sentences in hasty trials for ISIS fighters As the dust from the years of ISIS occupation settles in a still damaged and bleeding Iraq, Baghdad has sentenced thousands of convicted Iraqi nationals and foreign fighters accused of membership to t...
20:17, 2019-06-07

Five years on from ISIL ‘caliphate’ proclamation in Iraq, Security Council makes first-ever visit The Security Council has concluded a first-ever visit to Iraq on Saturday, five years on from the proclamation, by the ISIL terrorist group, of a “caliphate” in the country. The visit, which also took...
20:34, 2019-07-01

Iraq war veteran accused of mowing down pedestrians in California charged with hate crimes An Iraq war veteran with a history of PTSD has been charged with hate crimes, in addition to murder charges, for mowing down pedestrians.        ...
12:17, 2019-05-31

UPDATE 1-Iraq says Eni, BP deal doesn't mean Exxon excluded from southern mega-project Iraq's oil ministry said on Saturday it was still in talks with U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil over a major deal to improve the country's southern oil infrastructure....
01:00, 2019-08-11

German foreign minister arrives in Iraq, seeks to address regional tensions German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas arrived in Iraq on Saturday as part of a wider trip to the Middle East seeking to de-escalate tensions between Iran and the United States....
15:17, 2019-06-08

Former Miss Iraq and linguist for US troops still under rape, death threats after advocacy for Israel It was an occasion that should have been marked by excitement, smiles, unification – and a little hairspray. But the Miss Universe 2017 Pageant in Las Vegas spiraled into death threats, rape threats a...
21:51, 2019-07-08

Jihadi Jack: Muslim convert who travelled to Syria to join Islamic State 'is stripped of British citizenship' The Muslim convert dubbed Jihadi Jack who travelled to Syria to join the Islamic State terror group has reportedly been stripped of his British citizenship....
11:51, 2019-08-18

A recap of Thursday’s top stories: International Day honours victims of religious-based violence, UN experts on Kashmir, environmental disasters in Asia-Pacific, animal protections, and UN chief on Burkina Faso Thursday’s Daily Brief: New international day honouring victims of religious-based violence; Kashmir shutdown must be reversed; Relentless sequence of disasters in Asia-Pacific; Giraffes fare well for...
03:51, 2019-08-23

Israel secretly expanded its Iran fight to Iraq, and it risks igniting a much larger conflict REUTERS/Amir Cohen Israel appears to have expanded its fight against Iranian activities into Iraq, risking a major escalation. Several ammo depots controlled by Iraqi militias with ties to Iran have ...
07:17, 2019-08-24