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In Iraq, Pope reaches out to top Shiite cleric

In Iraq, Pope reaches out to top Shiite cleric

Pope Francis, on a historic trip to Iraq, will on Saturday hold a hugely symbolic meeting with Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, seeking to deepen his cautious dialogue with Muslim leaders. The 84-year-old pope will visit the top Shiite cleric at his home in Najaf, the shrine city where Imam Ali, the fourth Islamic caliph and […]

Pope’s upcoming Iraq trip is ‘dangerous’ ― Benedict

Pope’s upcoming Iraq trip is ‘dangerous’ ― Benedict

Benedict XVI, who resigned as pontiff eight years ago, warned in an interview published Monday that Pope Francis’ historic upcoming trip to Iraq was “dangerous”. “I think it’s a very important trip,” the 93-year-old pope emeritus, who lives in a monastery in the Vatican City, told the Corriere della Sera daily. “Unfortunately, it comes at […]

Iraq hangs five ‘terrorism’ convicts ― Security sources

Iraq hangs five ‘terrorism’ convicts ― Security sources

Iraq on Tuesday hanged five people convicted on “terrorism” charges in a notorious southern prison, security sources said, despite an international outcry in recent months over the country’s execution record. The five men, all Iraqi, were executed in the Nasiriyah prison in Dhi Qar province, the only one in Iraq that carries out capital punishment, […]

Oil Market: Price hits $60 per barrel as Iraq, Kazakhstan cut output

Oil Market: Price hits $60 per barrel as Iraq, Kazakhstan cut output

By Udeme Akpan The price oil has risen to $60 per barrel in the international market as Iraq and Kazakhstan commit to the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC oil cut deal. For instance, the price of Brent, usually used to benchmark other oil prices rose from $59 to the current price on February 8, […]

Trump warns Iran over rocket strike on embassy in Iraq

Trump warns Iran over rocket strike on embassy in Iraq

US President Donald Trump warned Wednesday he would hold “Iran responsible” in the event of a fatal attack on Americans in Iraq, as the first anniversary of the killing of a top Iranian general in a US airstrike approaches. “Our embassy in Baghdad got hit Sunday by several rockets,” Trump said on Twitter, referring to […]