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  • 1 killed, 12 wounded in market explosion in Iraq’s capital Apr 15, 2021 06:01 PM IST

    1 killed, 12 wounded in market explosion in Iraq’s capital

    Explosions in the Iraqi capital have become less frequent in the past few years, particularly following the defeat of the Islamic State group in 2017. In January, twin suicide bombings ripped through a busy market in the Iraqi capital, killing more than 30 people and wounding dozens.

  • Rare twin suicide attack kills at least 13 in Baghdad Jan 21, 2021 03:30 PM IST

    Rare twin suicide attack kills at least 13 in Baghdad

    There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. Suicide bombings have been rare in the Iraqi capital since the defeat of Islamic State in 2017. The last took place in January 2018.

  • Rocket hit near Baghdad international airport, no casualties Jun 09, 2020 08:35 AM IST

    Rocket hit near Baghdad international airport, no casualties

    The military said the rocket was launched from an area to the south of the airport and there were no reported damages or casualties.

  • Three rockets land near Baghdad airport, no casualties: Statement May 06, 2020 01:13 PM IST

    Three rockets land near Baghdad airport, no casualties: Statement

    The military said it found a rocket launcher with a timer in a rural area in western Baghdad, and there were no reported damages or casualties.

  • Two rockets fall inside Baghdad's Green Zone: Security sources Mar 02, 2020 08:35 AM IST

    Two rockets fall inside Baghdad's Green Zone: Security sources

    One missile landed near the U.S. Embassy, the sources said.

  • US resumes joint military operations in Iraq: Report Jan 16, 2020 09:54 AM IST

    US resumes joint military operations in Iraq: Report

    Two US military officials quoted by the paper said the Pentagon wanted to resume these operations in order to pick up the fight against the Islamic State group.

  • US embassy in Baghdad urges citizens to 'depart Iraq immediately' Jan 03, 2020 01:55 PM IST

    US embassy in Baghdad urges citizens to 'depart Iraq immediately'

    "US citizens should depart via airline while possible, and failing that, to other countries via land," the embassy said in a statement.

  • US sending hundreds more troops after Baghdad embassy attacked Jan 01, 2020 08:40 AM IST

    US sending hundreds more troops after Baghdad embassy attacked

    Esper's announcement is the latest move by Washington to step up its defences in the region since US President Donald Trump in May 2018 pulled out of a multinational nuclear deal with Iran and re-imposed crippling economic sanctions.

  • Rockets hit military base near Baghdad airport, 6 wounded: Military statement Dec 09, 2019 01:02 PM IST

    Rockets hit military base near Baghdad airport, 6 wounded: Military statement

    Security forces found a rocket launcher and several rockets in a search of the area, the statement said.

  • OPEC will work to stabilise markets at next meeting: Iraqi deputy minister Nov 21, 2018 02:32 PM IST

    OPEC will work to stabilise markets at next meeting: Iraqi deputy minister

    "OPEC and non-OPEC producers will work together to restore balance to oil prices and supplies to make sure prices stay stable," he told journalists at an oil exploration conference in Baghdad.

  • 26 killed in Baghdad twin suicide blast: Officials Jan 15, 2018 12:20 PM IST

    26 killed in Baghdad twin suicide blast: Officials

    "Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in Tayyaran Square in central Baghdad," said General Saad Maan, spokesman for the Joint Operations Command, which includes the army and the police.

  • Saudi Airlines to operate first Baghdad flight in 27 years Oct 30, 2017 08:32 AM IST

    Saudi Airlines to operate first Baghdad flight in 27 years

    The airline, also known as Saudia, will depart from the Red Sea city of Jeddah barely two weeks after Saudi budget carrier flynas made the first commercial flight from Riyadh to Baghdad since 1990.

  • Wave of bombings in Baghdad kill 69 May 18, 2016 07:38 AM IST

    Wave of bombings in Baghdad kill 69

    The four separate bombings were a further challenge to the beleaguered government of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, who is struggling to prove that his forces can maintain security in Baghdad and elsewhere.

  • Vienna world's best city to live; Hyderabad on top in India Feb 23, 2016 08:44 PM IST

    Vienna world's best city to live; Hyderabad on top in India

    Releasing its 18th annual Quality of Living Survey, Mercer said that despite recent security issues, social unrest, and concern about the region's economic outlook, European cities continue to offer some of the world's highest quality of living.

  • Iraq attacks kill more than 30 Jun 23, 2013 08:16 AM IST

    Iraq attacks kill more than 30

    A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a Shi'ite mosque in northern Baghdad killing at least 12 people during evening prayers, police and medics said, in the deadliest of a series of attacks that claimed more than 30 lives across Iraq on Saturday.

  • Vienna tops quality of life global survey of cities Dec 04, 2012 06:46 AM IST

    Vienna tops quality of life global survey of cities

    Austria's capital offers its residents the best quality of life of any city in the world and Baghdad the worst, according to the latest global survey from consultant group Mercer.

  • Arabs should use oil weapon against Israel: Iraq Nov 17, 2012 11:11 AM IST

    Arabs should use oil weapon against Israel: Iraq

    An Iraqi official said today Baghdad will recommend that Arab states use oil as a weapon to exert pressure on Israel and countries that back it, particularly the United States, over the Gaza crisis.

  • The Beijing-Baghdad oil axis Oct 11, 2012 06:01 AM IST

    The Beijing-Baghdad oil axis

    Chinese oil companies have invested billions of dollars into Africa over the past decade, developing relationships with oil producing countries such as Angola, Congo and South Sudan.

  • Baghdad bombs kill 19, suicide attack on police foiled Aug 01, 2012 03:26 AM IST

    Baghdad bombs kill 19, suicide attack on police foiled

    Twin car bombs hit Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 19 people, and security forces foiled a separate attack on a police station by two suicide bombers who hoped to blackmail the authorities into releasing al Qaeda prisoners.

  • Bombs kill 50, wound 144 across Iraq Jul 23, 2012 02:22 PM IST

    Bombs kill 50, wound 144 across Iraq

    A string of bomb attacks across Iraq killed at least 50 people on Monday and wounded 144 more, police and hospital sources said, in one of the bloodiest days in the past weeks.

  • Iran talks with world powers hit snag over sanctions May 24, 2012 03:00 PM IST

    Iran talks with world powers hit snag over sanctions

    IRAN-NUCLEAR-BAGHDAD-TEHRAN:Iran talks with world powers hit snag over sanctions

  • IAEA chief starts talks in Tehran, hopes for deal May 21, 2012 02:26 PM IST

    IAEA chief starts talks in Tehran, hopes for deal

    The UN nuclear watchdog chief began talks in Tehran on Monday, Iranian media said, after voicing hope for a deal to investigate suspected atomic bomb research - a possible breakthrough that Iran may count on to ease sanctions and deflect threats of war.

  • Closely-watched Iran, IAEA talks resume May 15, 2012 04:56 PM IST

    Closely-watched Iran, IAEA talks resume

    Closely-watched talks between Iran and the UN nuclear agency went into their scheduled final day today, with Tehran's envoy quoted as saying that so far the meeting had been "good."

  • Iran wants nuclear talks in Baghdad: Iraq Apr 04, 2012 03:00 PM IST

    Iran wants nuclear talks in Baghdad: Iraq

    Iran wants crucial nuclear talks with world powers to take place in Baghdad instead of Istanbul as had been mooted, according to a statement from Iraq welcoming the proposal.

  • Iraq hosts Arab summit, seeking regional role Mar 29, 2012 06:56 PM IST

    Iraq hosts Arab summit, seeking regional role

    Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Thursday hosted Baghdad's first Arab League summit in two decades, a meeting dominated by Syria's crisis.

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