Among the dead were at least 28 patients on ventilators battling severe symptoms of the coronavirus.
The president whose lies pushed the country into the Iraq War attempts to join the "reality-based community."
The pontiff and Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani delivered a powerful message of peaceful coexistence during their meeting in the holy city of Najaf.
Pope Francis brushed aside the coronavirus pandemic and security concerns to make his first-ever papal visit to the country.
Pope Francis will meet Iraq's Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, a prominent figure in Shiite Islam, to issue a joint call for peace.
The attack targeted the same base where Iran struck in January last year in retaliation for the killing of Iranian Gen. Qassim Soleimani.
Visiting a country with a fragile health care system in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic is not a good idea, infectious disease experts said.
It was not immediately clear what damage was caused and if there were any casualties from the U.S. strike.
The rare suicide bombing attack hit the busy market amid heightened political tensions over planned early elections and a severe economic crisis.
One of the rockets struck close to the American Embassy. The attack signals an end to an informal truce announced by Iran-backed militias in October.