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  • Video: Joe Biden again claims, incorrectly, that his son died in Iraq Nov 02, 2022 08:42 AM IST

    Video: Joe Biden again claims, incorrectly, that his son died in Iraq

    US President Joe Biden stated incorrectly during a speech that his son Beau died while serving in Iraq.

  • Iran Revolutionary Guards target dissident sites in Iraq: statement Sep 28, 2022 05:37 PM IST

    Iran Revolutionary Guards target dissident sites in Iraq: statement

    Nine people were killed and 24 wounded in the attacks near Erbil and Sulaimaniya in Iraqi Kurdistan, its health minister Saman Barazanchi said in a statement.

  • Oil slides more than $7 on inflation and Iraq exports Aug 30, 2022 10:43 PM IST

    Oil slides more than $7 on inflation and Iraq exports

    Brent Crude futures for October settlement were down $7.12, or 6.8%, at $97.97 a barrel by 12:20 p.m. EDT (1620 GMT) after touching a session low of $97.91 a barrel.

  • Iran reopens Iraq border after violence prompts closure -State media Aug 30, 2022 06:44 PM IST

    Iran reopens Iraq border after violence prompts closure -State media

    Tuesday, just after Iraqi Shi'ite leader Muqtada al-Sadr urged his followers to leave the streets, Iran reopened its border with Iraq to travellers, according to official media.

  • Oil falls by over $3 on inflation woes, Iraq exports Aug 30, 2022 06:09 PM IST

    Oil falls by over $3 on inflation woes, Iraq exports

    On Tuesday, oil prices dropped by more than $3 a barrel due to concerns that inflation-induced weakening of the world's economies would reduce fuel consumption as well as the fact that Iraqi petroleum exports were unaffected by fighting.

  • Rockets land in Green Zone, Iran closes Iraq border after Baghdad clashes Aug 30, 2022 02:48 PM IST

    Rockets land in Green Zone, Iran closes Iraq border after Baghdad clashes

    Baghdad's streets were mostly empty on Tuesday. Gunmen cruised in pickup trucks carrying machine guns and brandishing grenade launchers, but residents observed a curfew. Overnight, sustained gun and rocket fire rang out across the city.

  • US: Drone attack targets US base in Syria, no casualties Aug 15, 2022 04:27 PM IST

    US: Drone attack targets US base in Syria, no casualties

    The military said the attack took place in the vicinity of al-Tanf base near where the borders of Syria, Jordan and Iraq meet.

  • Iraqi actor to sue The Economist for using her pic as example of ‘fat’ women Aug 12, 2022 03:02 PM IST

    Iraqi actor to sue The Economist for using her pic as example of ‘fat’ women

    Iraqi actor Enas Taleb has said she will sue The Economist newspaper for using her photo as an example of “fat” women in the Arab world.

  • Protesters block roads in Iraq after third day of power cuts Aug 08, 2022 06:39 PM IST

    Protesters block roads in Iraq after third day of power cuts

    Temperatures reached 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit), nearly matching last year’s record high. Southern provinces, where the heat wave is most intense in Iraq, suspended working hours.

  • ISIL-K seeks to recruit members from other terror groups; to develop threat capability from Afghanistan: UN report Jul 31, 2022 11:51 AM IST

    ISIL-K seeks to recruit members from other terror groups; to develop threat capability from Afghanistan: UN report

    According to the report, one member state reported the defection of 50 Uighur fighters from the eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement to ISIL-K.

  • Joe Biden meets with Arab Gulf countries to counter Iran threat Jul 16, 2022 10:19 AM IST

    Joe Biden meets with Arab Gulf countries to counter Iran threat

    In the Red Sea port city of Jeddah, Biden will meet with heads of state from six Arab Gulf countries, plus Egypt, Jordan and Iraq for a regional summit.

  • In Pics | A look at some odd pictures from around the world Jul 01, 2022 06:08 PM IST

    In Pics | A look at some odd pictures from around the world

    Odd and unusual images from around the world this week.

  • Iraqi PM in Iran after Saudi visit to push for revival of Tehran-Riyadh talks Jun 26, 2022 09:02 PM IST

    Iraqi PM in Iran after Saudi visit to push for revival of Tehran-Riyadh talks

    The fifth round of talks between the regional rivals were held in April, after Iran suspended the negotiations in March without giving a reason but the decision was made following Saudi Arabia's execution of 81 men in its biggest mass execution in decades. Tehran condemned the executions that activists said included 41 Shi'ite Muslims.

  • Efforts to form a new government in Iraq descend into chaos Jun 13, 2022 10:07 PM IST

    Efforts to form a new government in Iraq descend into chaos

    Seven months of efforts to form a new government in Iraq were in turmoil Monday, a day after Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr directed members of parliament who are loyal to him to resign from the seats they won in an October election.

  • Ruins of a 3,400-year-old city emerge from Iraq’s Tigris river Jun 02, 2022 06:11 PM IST

    Ruins of a 3,400-year-old city emerge from Iraq’s Tigris river

    The ruins of a 3,400-year-old city have resurfaced again after spending years underwater in Iraq.

  • Video: George W Bush condemns ‘brutal invasion of Iraq’ in Ukraine speech blunder May 19, 2022 02:46 PM IST

    Video: George W Bush condemns ‘brutal invasion of Iraq’ in Ukraine speech blunder

    Former US President George W Bush on Wednesday condemned the "wholly unjustified and brutal" invasion of Iraq before correcting himself to declare he meant Ukraine.

  • Between searing drought and Ukraine war, Iraq watchful over wheat May 08, 2022 11:23 AM IST

    Between searing drought and Ukraine war, Iraq watchful over wheat

    Searing heat and a lack of rain were already threatening his harvest. Then came Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February, driving up the cost of fuel, seeds and fertiliser.

  • Iran, Saudi Arabia resume talks in Iraq after months: Reports Apr 23, 2022 10:59 PM IST

    Iran, Saudi Arabia resume talks in Iraq after months: Reports

    Iran, the largest Shiite Muslim country in the world, and Sunni powerhouse Saudi Arabia severed diplomatic ties in 2016 after Saudi Arabia executed prominent Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr.

  • Google Doodle celebrates Naziha Salim, one of Iraq's best-known artists Apr 23, 2022 08:36 AM IST

    Google Doodle celebrates Naziha Salim, one of Iraq's best-known artists

    Google Doodle: Naziha Salim was born into a family of artists in 1927. She studied art at Baghdad's Fine Arts Institute and the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Art in Paris.

  • BHEL bags order for compressor package from Iraq Mar 30, 2022 12:45 PM IST

    BHEL bags order for compressor package from Iraq

    The order for the package for Baiji Refinery in Iraq has been placed by Northern Refineries Company (NRC), a National Oil refinery company owned by the Ministry of Oil, Iraq.

  • US says supports Iraq, other Middle East partners after Iran attack Mar 14, 2022 07:34 AM IST

    US says supports Iraq, other Middle East partners after Iran attack

    "We will support the Government of Iraq in holding Iran accountable, and we will support our partners throughout the Middle East in confronting similar threats from Iran," he said in a statement released by the White House.

  • Missiles fired from Iran hit near US Consulate site in Iraq Mar 13, 2022 10:46 PM IST

    Missiles fired from Iran hit near US Consulate site in Iraq

    The attack came four days after Iran vowed revenge against Israel for an airstrike in Syria that killed four people, including at least two members of the Revolutionary Guard.

  • Ballistic missiles hit Iraq's Kurdish capital, no casualties: Officials Mar 13, 2022 07:23 AM IST

    Ballistic missiles hit Iraq's Kurdish capital, no casualties: Officials

    Residents of Erbil posted videos online showing several large explosions, and some said the blasts shook their homes

  • Civilians among 10 dead in north Iraq attack blamed on IS: Officials Dec 03, 2021 01:10 PM IST

    Civilians among 10 dead in north Iraq attack blamed on IS: Officials

    At least three civilians and seven Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters have been killed in northern Iraq in an attack blamed on the Islamic State jihadist group, the forces said Friday.

  • Robot waiters take Iraq's Mosulites back to the future Nov 23, 2021 02:00 PM IST

    Robot waiters take Iraq's Mosulites back to the future

    From the rubble of Iraq's war-ravaged city of Mosul arises the sight of androids gliding back and forth in a restaurant to serve their amused clientele. The futuristic servers are the result of technology developed in the northern city, erstwhile stronghold of the Islamic State jihadist group.