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Shia powerhouse al-Sistani helped shape today’s Iraq
Egypt

Shia powerhouse al-Sistani helped shape today’s Iraq

One highlight of Pope Francis’ historic visit to Iraq is his meeting Saturday with a revered religious leader for Shia…
Pope Francis holds historic meeting with Iraq’s top Shia cleric
Middle East

Pope Francis holds historic meeting with Iraq’s top Shia cleric

NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) – Pope Francis held a historic meeting with Iraq’s top Shi’ite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani on…
Amid pandemic, pope goes to Iraq to rally fading Christians
Middle East

Amid pandemic, pope goes to Iraq to rally fading Christians

BAGHDAD (AP) — Pope Francis heads to Iraq on Friday to urge the country’s dwindling number of Christians to stay…
US warns of military response to rocket attack on Iraq base
Middle East

US warns of military response to rocket attack on Iraq base

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House warned that the US may consider a military response to the rocket attack on…
Vatican defends pope’s Iraq trip amid virus as ‘act of love’
Middle East

Vatican defends pope’s Iraq trip amid virus as ‘act of love’

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican defended Pope Francis’ decision to go ahead with his trip to Iraq this weekend…
US forces: Rockets hit airbase in Iraq hosting US troops
Middle East

US forces: Rockets hit airbase in Iraq hosting US troops

BAGHDAD (AP) — At least 10 rockets targeted a military base in western Iraq that hosts US-led coalition troops on…
Iraq receives first batch of COVID-19 vaccines from China
Middle East

Iraq receives first batch of COVID-19 vaccines from China

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq received its first 50,000 doses of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine donated by China as the country…
Egypt, Jordan discuss activating land transportation at $130 per ticket
Egypt

Egypt, Jordan discuss activating land transportation at $130 per ticket

Egypt’s Minister of Transport Kamel al-Wazir and ambassador of Jordan to Cairo Amjad al-Adayleh discussed reactivating a memorandum of understanding…
Factbox: Iraq’s Christian denominations
Middle East

Factbox: Iraq’s Christian denominations

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Pope Francis visits Iraq on a historic four-day trip beginning March 5. He will preach inter-faith coexistence…
‘Not a good idea:’ Experts concerned about pope trip to Iraq
Middle East

‘Not a good idea:’ Experts concerned about pope trip to Iraq

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Infectious disease experts are expressing concern about Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to Iraq, given a sharp…
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