It was the first time the United States had announced a strike on Iran-backed forces in Iraq since they launched a flurry of attacks against US targets in response to Washington's support for Israel.
The World Health Organization estimates that in a country of 43 million, there are just two mental health workers for every 100,000 Iraqis.
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The U.S. military has struck back just three times as the Biden administration balances efforts to deter the militants without triggering a broader Middle East conflict.
Computer simulations didn’t find significant climate change fingerprints in the reduced rainfall, which was low but not too rare, Otto said.
The official said the strike triggered secondary explosions, indicating the presence of weapons, but the U.S. believes that no civilians were killed.
Blinken's visit -- which came after a brief stop in Cyprus to discuss a possible maritime aid route to Gaza -- was not announced in advance for security reasons.
Since Wednesday, at least five rocket and drone attacks have targeted three Iraqi military bases where American troops are stationed as part of the international coalition set up to fight the Islamic
The salvos came at a time of increasing tension and fears of a broader regional war in the wake of the latest Hamas-Israel war.
Protests took place across Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, where demonstrators came out in support of Palestinians amid Israeli air strikes on Gaza.
The man, Ileni Srinivas Reddy, had gone to Iraq in search of employment in 2018, ever since then, he had been working as a labourer with a local firm.
Civil defense officials quoted by the Iraqi News Agency described the wedding hall's exterior as decorated with highly flammable cladding that is illegal in the country.
The drone strike targeted the Arbat airfield, south of Sulaimaniyah, from which planes used for pesticide spraying take off.
Elizabeth Tsurkov, a 36-year-old doctoral student whose work focuses on the Middle East and specifically Syria and Iraq, disappeared in Baghdad, the Iraqi capital, in March while doing research.
The attack in the Taji district north of Baghdad targeted a "mawkeb", one of the many stalls providing free food and drinks to pilgrims during Shiite Muslim festivals.
The Jeddah-based Organisation of Islamic Cooperation has also voiced "disappointment" with Sweden and Denmark for not taking action following the spate of burnings.
The protest came two days after people angered by the planned burning of the Islamic holy book in Sweden stormed the Swedish Embassy in Baghdad.
The videos showed dozens of men climbing over the fence at the complex, with the sound of them trying to break down a front door. Another showed what appeared to be a small fire being set.
The protests came a day after hundreds of protesters briefly stormed the Swedish Embassy in Baghdad.
U.S. officials cite multiple reasons for the delays, including an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, a hack of a refugee database, the pandemic and cuts to the refugee programme.
IS jihadists seized swathes of Iraq and neighbouring Syria in 2014, declaring a "caliphate" which they ruled before their defeat in late 2017 by Iraqi forces backed by a US-led military coalition.