Iraq's al-Kadhimi pledges to release anti-government protesters

Prime minister also promises justice and compensation to relatives of people killed in last year’s mass protests. Iraq’s new government has promised to release demonstrators arrested during mass protests that erupted in October last year and pledged justice and compensation

Remote pilgrimage: Iraqis mark Imam al-Mahdi's birth amid COVID19

Many pilgrims among Iraq’s Shia majority perform annual Shaabaniya pilgrimage to Karbala remotely, to curb virus. Every year, Iraq‘s holy city of Karbala witnesses the convergence of hundreds of thousands of pilgrims in the weeks leading up to the holy