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Tea, hot meals at Iraq parliament as protesters settle in

  • The thousands of demonstrators who had overwhelmed the barriers protecting the compound camped out inside and outside parliament as supporters delivered hot meals and bottles of cold water.
Supporters of cleric Moqtada Sadr, protesting against a rival bloc's nomination for prime minister, gather inside Iraq's parliament in the capital Baghdad's high-security Green Zone.(AFP)
Supporters of cleric Moqtada Sadr, protesting against a rival bloc's nomination for prime minister, gather inside Iraq's parliament in the capital Baghdad's high-security Green Zone.(AFP)
Published on Jul 31, 2022 04:08 AM IST
AFP |

Protest in Iraq intensifies as Al-Sadr supporters reach PM's building

Supporters of Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr reached the Iraqi Prime Minister's building on Saturday, following the protest against the nomination for Prime Minister by rival Iran-backed parties.
Picture for representation. (AP)
Picture for representation. (AP)
Published on Jul 30, 2022 04:53 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Pathi Venkata Thadhagath

Pro-Sadr protesters storm Iraqi parliament in fortified Green Zone

Police fired barrages of tear gas in a bid to stop the protesters from breaching the gates of the heavily fortified Green Zone, but the crowds surged forward and entered parliament.
Pro-Sadr protesters storm Iraqi parliament in fortified Green Zone
Pro-Sadr protesters storm Iraqi parliament in fortified Green Zone
Published on Jul 28, 2022 08:00 AM IST
AFP |

Archaeology sensation: An ancient city re-emerges in Iraq reservoir

  • Extreme drought in Iraq have given German and Kurdish archaeologists the unique chance to examine an ancient Bronze Age city, Zachiku. It was a race against the clock.
The ruined ancient city was exposed for only about six weeks(Universitäten Freiburg und Tübingen, KAO )
The ruined ancient city was exposed for only about six weeks(Universitäten Freiburg und Tübingen, KAO )
Published on Jun 09, 2022 12:46 PM IST
By, Delhi

Iraq: British man gets 15 years in prison over smuggling artifacts

  • The verdict handed down to retired geologist Jim Fitton shocked the court in Baghdad, including his defense attorney.
Jim Fitton of Britain, left, and Volker Waldmann of Germany, center, wearing yellow detainees’ uniforms and handcuffed are escorted by Iraqi security forces, outside a courtroom, in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday.(AP)
Jim Fitton of Britain, left, and Volker Waldmann of Germany, center, wearing yellow detainees’ uniforms and handcuffed are escorted by Iraqi security forces, outside a courtroom, in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday.(AP)
Published on Jun 06, 2022 02:48 PM IST
AP | , Baghdad
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