On Friday, Pope Francis spoke to the Christian community of Iraq. The church where he spoke was the site of a 2010 attack by Al Qaeda where at least 56 worshipers and religious officials were killed.
Category: Baghdad (Iraq)
No one knows for certain if Joshua, the Old Testament prophet, actually lived or where he might be buried. But for over 1,000 years, the sick and faithful have visited a Baghdad tomb said to be his.
The joint operation with Iraqi forces was aimed at stemming the group’s resurgence, and illustrates Iraq’s continued reliance on the U.S. military.
At least 32 people were killed and 100 wounded by the bombings at a market near Tayaran Square Thursday morning. Officials said it was the deadliest attack in Baghdad since 2017.
Such attacks, once common in the Iraqi capital, have become rarer in recent years as U.S.-backed Iraqi forces have largely defeated the Islamic State.
Oil-rich Iraq, its economy hobbled by neglect and corruption, has devalued its currency and had its imported electricity cut off for nonpayment.
Iraqi witnesses against Blackwater guards were promised justice after a mass killing in Baghdad in 2007. ‘Today,’ one said, the bullets still in his leg, ‘they proved to me it was just theater.’
Some of our international journalists have gone to great lengths trying to bring a taste of home to their new locations. But it hasn’t always worked out.