Muqtada Al-Sadr

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 …

Iraqi Women Take to Streets of Baghdad Against Powerful Shiite Cleric

A group of Iraqi women joined ongoing anti-government protests in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square on Thursday — a daring exercise given both cultural stigmas against women participating in politics and the proclivity of Iran-backed Shiite militia thugs and Iraqi government security forces for murdering demonstrators.

Women take part in a protest in Tahrir Square, Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. Hundreds of Iraqi women took to the streets of central Baghdad and southern Iraq on Thursday in defiance of a radical cleric's calls for gender segregation in anti-government protest sites. Iraqis began protesting on Oct. …

Missile Attack Hits U.S. Embassy in Baghdad

A barrage of rocket fire targeted Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone on Sunday, hitting part of the U.S. embassy complex in that country. Saudi Arabia’s al-Arabiya news agency noted that the American compound “has been regularly hit by rockets in recent months.”

Iraqi counter-terrorism forces stand guard in front of the US embassy in the capital Baghdad on January 2, 2020. - The US embassy siege by pro-Iran protesters in Baghdad lasted just over a day, but analysts warn it could have lasting implications for Iraq's complex security sector and diplomatic ties. …