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Baghdad: Capital of Iraq
Baghdad is the capital of Iraq and the third-largest city in the Arab world after Cairo and Riyadh. The city was founded along the Tigris River in the 8th century and became the capital of the Abbasid Caliphate. Within a short time of its inception, Baghdad evolved into a significant cultural, commercial, and intellectual center of the Muslim world. This, in addition to housing several key academic institutions, including the House of Wisdom, as well as hosting a multiethnic and multireligious environment, garnered the city a worldwide reputation as the "Centre of Learning".

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A rocketĀ falls inside Baghdad'sĀ Green Zone

OneĀ rocketĀ fell on Wednesday inside Baghdad's heavily fortifiedĀ Green Zone, which houses government buildings and foreign missions, but caused no casualties, IraqiĀ military sources said.Ā 
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Rocket hit near Baghdad international airport, no casualties

A rocket landed in the perimeter of Baghdad International Airport on Monday, the Iraqi military said.
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Rocket falls inside green zone in Baghdad, no casualties

A rocket landed on an empty house inside the heavily fortified green zone in Baghdad without causing any casualties, military statement said on Tuesday.
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Pandemic pushes some Iraqis, broken by conflict, into poverty

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Pompeo says Iraqi leaders must drop sectarian quota to help form new government

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Iraqi government imposes curfew in Baghdad over coronavirus concerns

The Iraqi government has imposed a curfew in the capital Baghdad as of March 17 until March 24 to prevent coronavirus from spreading, the state news agency said on Sunday.
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Two seriously injured U.S. troops being treated in Baghdad: Pentagon

Two of the three U.S. troops wounded in the latest rocket attack in Iraq are seriously injured and are being treated at a military hospital in Baghdad, the Pentagon said on Saturday, in its first..
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Three U.S. troops wounded in renewed rocket attacks on Iraq's Taji base

Three American troops and several Iraqi forces were wounded on Saturday in the second major rocket attack in the past week on an Iraqi base north of Baghdad, U.S. and Iraqi officials said, raising the..
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Iraqi military says 33 rockets used in Taji base attack

Iraq's military said on Saturday that 33 Katyusha rockets had been launched on Taji base north of Baghdad which houses U.S.-led coalition troops and said the attack critically injured several Iraqi air..
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Iraqi FM summons U.S. and UK ambassadors over air strikes: spokesman

Iraq's foreign minister has summoned the U.S. and British ambassadors in Baghdad over air strikes carried out by the United States on Iraqi military positions overnight, a spokesman said on Friday.
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Shia militia likely to blame for killing U.S. troops in Iraq: U.S. general

Shia militia groups in Iraq were likely responsible for the attack on Wednesday that killed one British and two American troops at a base north of Baghdad, a top U.S. general said on Thursday, in..
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Baghdad's booksellers won't let coronavirus close them down

They survived censorship under Saddam Hussein and the years of violence that followed his downfall, so the booksellers of Baghdad are not too worried by coronavirus.
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Iraq reports eight new coronavirus cases: state news agency

Iraq reported eight new coronavirus cases on Friday, 5 in Baghdad, 2 in Sulaimaniya and one case in Karbala, state news agency reported quoting health ministry.
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Iraq reports second coronavirus death in Baghdad

Iraq reported late on Wednesday its second coronavirus death in the capital Baghdad, the health ministry said in a statement published by the state news agency.
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Iraq announces first coronavirus death in capital

Iraq announced on Wednesday its first coronavirus death in the capital Baghdad, the health ministry said.
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Baghdad not confirming Iraq's first coronavirus death

Iraq's Health Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday that it was not clear whether a death reported as Iraq's first coronavirus death had in fact been from the new virus.
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Two blasts heard in Iraqi capital, cause unknown: Reuters witness

Two blasts could be heard in the Iraqi capital Baghdad early on Monday but the cause was unknown, a Reuters witness said.
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Security forces kill one, wound 24 at Baghdad protest: police source

Iraqi security forces killed one person and wound 24 at an anti-government protest in Baghdad on Sunday, a police source said.
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Iraq reports sixth case of coronavirus in man who had been to Iran

Iraq has confirmed its sixth case of coronavirus, in a young Iraqi man in Baghdad who had traveled from Iran, the health ministry said on Thursday.
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Iraqi nurse spends her weekends stitching wounds at protest site

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U.N. envoy condemns use of birdshot against Iraqi protesters

The top United Nations envoy to Iraq condemned on Monday the use of hunting rifles loaded with birdshot against peaceful protesters in Baghdad and urged the government to ensure those demonstrating are..
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Blasts hit U.S. coalition base in Baghdad, damage unknown

Several blasts hit a U.S.-led coalition military base in Baghdad early on Sunday from an apparent rocket attack, a U.S. military official said.
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Iraqi authorities reopen Baghdad bridge shut for months by protests

Iraqi authorities reopened one of Baghdad's major bridges on Wednesday, shut for months by anti-government protesters, in a sign of a lull in unrest that has killed hundreds of people and forced the..
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Militant group targets supply convoy south of Baghdad: military statement

Militants on Monday targeted a convoy carrying food supplies south of Baghdad using an explosive device, the Iraqi military said in a statement, leading to only material losses.
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Slain commander Soleimani sought stability: Iranian president

Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian military commander killed in a U.S. drone strike on Jan. 3 in Baghdad, had sought to bring stability to the Middle East, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday.
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Violence escalates in Iraq as government pushes to end protests

Gunmen shot dead two protesters in Iraq's southern city of Nassiriya overnight and a Baghdad district became a battlefield on the third day of a drive by security forces to end months of demonstrations..
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Iraqi security forces kill protester, rockets hit U.S. embassy

Iraqi security forces shot at anti-government protesters in Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least one person, and unidentified men set fire to sit-in tents in a southern Iraqi city, police and medics..
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Iraqi security forces clash with protesters in Baghdad and other cities

Iraqi security forces fired teargas and live bullets in clashes on Sunday with protesters who resisted with stones and petrol bombs, Reuters witnesses and security sources said.
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Iraq populist cleric calls for anti-U.S. demonstrations on Sunday

Iraqi populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr called for demonstrations against the U.S. embassy on Sunday in Baghdad and other cities, a statement from his office said.
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Iraqi security forces raid protest camps, 4 killed after Sadr supporters withdraw

Iraqi security forces raided Baghdad's main protest site on Saturday and tried to eject protesters in southern cities, firing tear gas and bullets killing four people and wounding dozens more, police..
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Iraqi security forces raid Baghdad's main protest camp, shoot at demonstrators

Iraqi security forces raided Baghdad's main protest site at Tahrir Square on Saturday, firing live rounds and tear gas at anti-government demonstrators who have camped out there for months, Reuters..
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Iraqi police clash with protesters, try to clear main sit-ins in Baghdad and Basra

Iraqi security forces clashed with protesters, wounding seven of them in Baghdad on Saturday after authorities began to remove concrete barriers erected for months near a main anti-government..
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Clashes in Baghdad wound 7, authorities remove barriers and open roads

Police clashed with protesters in central Baghdad on Saturday, wounding seven, after authorities began removing concrete blocks from the Iraqi capital's main protest site, security and medical sources..
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Three French nationals and one Iraqi missing in Baghdad: French NGO

Three French nationals and one Iraqi have gone missing in Baghdad, French NGO SOS Chretiens d'Orient said on Friday, adding authorities had been informed on Wednesday and no ransom had been demanded..
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Two Iraqi protesters killed, 25 wounded in clashes with police: sources

Two protesters were killed and 25 wounded on Friday in clashes with security forces in central Baghdad, police and medical sources said.
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'No, No America': Iraq protesters demand expulsion of U.S. troops

Tens of thousands of Iraqis rallied in central Baghdad on Friday calling for the expulsion of U.S. troops, but the protest mostly dissipated after a few hours despite fears of violence following a..
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