Baghdad Shuts Down Advertising Screens After Hacker Posts Porno

Officials in Baghdad shut down all of the city’s LED advertising screens on Saturday evening after a hacker posted a pornographic video on one of them. The hacked screen was highly visible in a major traffic area of the city, so social media was quickly flooded with clips of the “immoral scenes” on display.

Vehicles drive past a shut advertisement screen at the Uqba Bin Nafia square in Baghdad on August 20, 2023. Iraqi authorities ordered the shutdown of LED advertisement screens installed across Baghdad after a hacker managed to show a pornographic film on one, security forces said on August 20, announcing the …

Iraqi PM Survives Assassination Attempt as Tensions Rise

BAGHDAD — Troops deployed around Baghdad on Sunday following the failed assassination attempt with armed drones that targeted the residence of Iraq’s prime minister. The attack significantly ramped up tensions sparked by the refusal of Iran-backed militias to accept last month’s parliamentary election results.

BERLIN, GERMANY - OCTOBER 20: Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi speaks to the media during a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Chancellery on October 20, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. Merkel and Al-Kadhimi met to discuss a number of international and bilateral issues. (Photo by Christian Marquardt …

Iraqi Health Minister Resigns After 130 Killed in Hospital Fire

Iraqi Health Minister Hassan al-Tamimi resigned Tuesday, saying he had a “moral obligation” to do so — and a need to preserve “my career path, my family, and professional history” — after a fire at the Ibn al-Khatib Hospital in Baghdad on April 24 killed about 130 people.

Iraqis mourn relatives killed during a fire in a hospital in the capital, during a funeral procession in the holy shrine city of Najaf, on April 25, 2021. - The fire which erupted pre-dawn at the Ibn Al-Khatib Hospital in Baghdad, a medical facility reserved for the most severe COVID-19 …