At least one person was killed and several others were injured including an American service member, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.
Iraqis celebrated New Year's Eve with fireworks, songs, and dances in the celebration square in East Mosul as well as Khan Gumruk bazaar in West Mosul.
The anti-government protest movement is still alive in Iraq, as the streets of Baghdad fill once again with opposition rallies.
Tehran now wields considerable political and economic influence in neighbouring Iraq with some Iraqis deploring that their country was "handed over to Iran".
Visitors and locals started the mourn ceremony for Imam Hussein on Friday by beating themselves with chains, walking towards his shine in the city and holding funeral sessions in the mosques.
On Friday the Iraqi military said four rockets had been fired at Basmaya base but no casualties were reported.
The Middle East and North Africa’s contribution to global science and engineering publications was only about two percent in 2013 according to a Harvard funded study.
Iraqi students from the University of Mosul are on a mission to share English content with their peers in Arabic.
Despite years of war, censorship and dictatorships in Iraq, authors and intellectuals have determinedly gathered to exchange ideas and share their experiences.
The latest violence comes after three demonstrators were killed in clashes on Monday.
A group of amateur ‘artefact detectives’ in Iraq are on a mission to return countless historical items taken from their country over the years.
Members of Iraq's powerful Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary umbrella group walked on pictures of Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu, during a memorial ceremony for their deputy commander Mahdi al-Muhandis and Iran's Major General Qasem Soleimani.