Tag: Baghdad

the-pope-in-iraq-between-the-minaret-and-the-bells
09

Mar
2021

The Pope in Iraq between the minaret and the bellsThe Pope in Iraq between the minaret and the bells

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Pope Francis arrived yesterday at the Baghdad International Airport to begin a three-day visit, the first of its kind, and the first visit for the Pope abroad since the COVID-19 pandemic began one year ago.  Critics have wondered what difference the compassionate tourist could make, but the Pope has aimed […]

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26

Jan
2021

Baghdad blast responsibility in questionBaghdad blast responsibility in question

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator A deadly double suicide bombing ripped through a second-hand clothing market in Tayaran Square, located in Bab Al-Sharqi commercial district of Baghdad on Thursday.  Hassan Mohammed Al-Tamimi, Iraq’s Health Minister, said at least 32 people were killed and 110 others were wounded. Those at the scene report the bombers […]

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