Iraqi demonstrators gather as flames start consuming Iran's consulate in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

Curfew in Iraq holy city after protesters burn down Iranian consulate

  • Iranian staff were not harmed and escaped the building from the back door
  • It was the strongest expression yet of the anti-Iranian sentiment of Iraqi demonstrators
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Iraqi demonstrators gather as flames start consuming Iran's consulate in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
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Vice-President Mike Pence speaks to troops at Arbil International Airport. Photo: AP Photo

US Vice-President Mike Pence avoids Baghdad leaders on surprise Iraq visit

  • A US official said Pence ‘encouraged the Iraqi government to disassociate itself with Iran’, a key power broker in the country
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Vice-President Mike Pence speaks to troops at Arbil International Airport. Photo: AP Photo
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