Iraq reclaims 17,000 looted artifacts, its biggest-ever repatriation

Written by Jane Arraf When the Iraqi prime minister’s plane touched down in Baghdad last week after an official visit to the United States, its cargo included 17,000 archaeological artifacts returned by a prominent museum and an Ivy League university in the largest-ever repatriation of looted Iraqi antiquities. On Tuesday, plywood crates holding the thousands … Read more

Iraq military: Many feared dead in terrorist attack in north

An attack on a funeral procession in northern Iraq has claimed a number of victims, Iraq’s military said in a statement Friday. The military said the “terrorist” attack in the province of Salahaddin resulted in a “number of victims” but did not provide specific figures. An Iraqi security official said eight people had been killed, … Read more