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  • Two rockets fired near US embassy in Baghdad: Security source Jul 29, 2021 01:09 PM IST

    Two rockets fired near US embassy in Baghdad: Security source

    The dawn attack came as Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi was flying home from Washington after White House talks in which President Joe Biden announced an end to US combat operations in Iraq.

  • At least 44 killed, 67 injured in coronavirus hospital fire in Iraq Jul 13, 2021 07:44 AM IST

    At least 44 killed, 67 injured in coronavirus hospital fire in Iraq

    As rescuers combed the smoke-charred building in search of more bodies, Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi held urgent meetings with senior ministers and ordered the suspension and arrest of health and civil defense managers in Nassiriya, his office said in a statement.

  • Series of attacks target US personnel in Iraq and Syria Jul 08, 2021 08:08 AM IST

    Series of attacks target US personnel in Iraq and Syria

    Iraqi militia groups aligned with Iran vowed to retaliate after U.S. strikes on the Iraqi-Syrian border killed four of their members last month.

  • Iraq supports extending OPEC output pact until December 2022 Jul 04, 2021 09:50 PM IST

    Iraq supports extending OPEC output pact until December 2022

    Iraq also agrees with a proposal that the group known as OPEC+ should increase its output by 400,000 barrels per day from August, in line with the pact to gradually lift curbs imposed after the pandemic last year triggered a record price collapse.

  • Iraq says $150 billion stolen oil cash smuggled out since 2003 May 23, 2021 11:03 PM IST

    Iraq says $150 billion stolen oil cash smuggled out since 2003

    Endemic corruption was one of the drivers of protests that shook Iraq from October 2019 to June 2020.

  • Iraq Interior Ministry: 82 killed in Baghdad hospital fire Apr 25, 2021 04:17 PM IST

    Iraq Interior Ministry: 82 killed in Baghdad hospital fire

    Among the dead were at least 28 patients on ventilators battling severe symptoms of the virus, tweeted Ali al-Bayati, a spokesman of the country's independent Human Rights Commission.

  • 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.

  • 'Silence the arms!' Pope Francis urges end to violence on historic Iraq trip Mar 05, 2021 07:13 PM IST

    'Silence the arms!' Pope Francis urges end to violence on historic Iraq trip

    Pope Francis also called for Christians to have a more prominent role in public life in Iraq, "as citizens with full rights, freedoms and responsibilities"

  • Pope Francis leaves Rome at start of risky trip to Iraq Mar 05, 2021 12:35 PM IST

    Pope Francis leaves Rome at start of risky trip to Iraq

    Iraq is deploying thousands of additional security personnel to protect Pope Francis during the visit, which comes after a spate of rocket and suicide bomb attacks raised fears for the Catholic leader's safety.

  • 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.

  • Iraq says it has dismantled mine on tanker in Persian Gulf Jan 02, 2021 10:35 PM IST

    Iraq says it has dismantled mine on tanker in Persian Gulf

    Iraq has not provided further details, but the two private security firms said the discovery was likely a limpet mine on the MT Pola, a Liberian-flagged tanker.

  • Iraq team working to 'neutralize' mine found on oil tanker Jan 01, 2021 07:53 PM IST

    Iraq team working to 'neutralize' mine found on oil tanker

    The Iraqi statement said the mine had been attached to a tanker rented from Iraq’s Oil Marketing Company SOMO that was refueling another vessel.

  • In a northern town brutalised by IS, Iraq tests its power Dec 24, 2020 05:06 PM IST

    In a northern town brutalised by IS, Iraq tests its power

    Many Yazidis accuse local Sunni Arabs of supporting IS. Since the militants’ fall, Sunni Arabs have had frictions with Yazidi militias — and a number of Sunnis have been killed.

  • Pope Francis to make risky trip to Iraq in early March Dec 07, 2020 06:52 PM IST

    Pope Francis to make risky trip to Iraq in early March

    A Vatican source said one of the aims of the trip was to comfort Christians who, amid wars and conflicts, have been forced to flee from Iraq and other Middle Eastern countries.

  • Remote-controlled machine gun was used to kill Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh: Report Nov 30, 2020 08:43 PM IST

    Remote-controlled machine gun was used to kill Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh: Report

    Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and others have promised revenge for the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

  • Iraq's Jews fled long ago, heritage struggles on Sep 06, 2020 03:21 PM IST

    Iraq's Jews fled long ago, heritage struggles on

    Jews once comprised 40 percent of Baghdad's population, according to a 1917 Ottoman census. But after the creation of the Israeli state in 1948, regional tensions skyrocketed and anti-Semitic campaigns took hold, pushing most of Iraq's Jews to flee

  • Iraq increases oil exports in July, still pumps above OPEC+ target Jul 21, 2020 09:12 PM IST

    Iraq increases oil exports in July, still pumps above OPEC+ target

    Southern Iraqi exports in the first 20 days of July averaged 2.70 million bpd, according to the average of figures from Refinitiv Eikon and two industry sources.

  • 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.

  • Iraq emerging as OPEC's main laggard in making record output cut May 06, 2020 04:05 PM IST

    Iraq emerging as OPEC's main laggard in making record output cut

    Iraq, OPEC's second largest oil producer, has instructed its biggest company, Basra Oil Co. (BOC), to cut output from May as part of its efforts to reduce its output by 1 million bpd, or 1% of global supply, an oil ministry source said.

  • Donald Trump tells Navy to destroy Iranian gunboats if they 'harass' American ships Apr 23, 2020 07:33 AM IST

    Donald Trump tells Navy to destroy Iranian gunboats if they 'harass' American ships

    Close interactions with Iranian military vessels were not uncommon in 2016 and 2017. On several occasions, US Navy ships fired warning shots at Iranian vessels when they got too close.

  • Muslims try to keep Ramadan spirit amid coronavirus restrictions Apr 21, 2020 09:07 PM IST

    Muslims try to keep Ramadan spirit amid coronavirus restrictions

    As Ramadan begins with the new moon later this week, Muslims around the world are trying to maintain the cherished rituals of Islam’s holiest month without further spreading the outbreak.

  • IOC declares force majeure on oil purchases from Saudi, UAE, Iraq, Kuwait Apr 01, 2020 07:10 PM IST

    IOC declares force majeure on oil purchases from Saudi, UAE, Iraq, Kuwait

    Sources said IOC has asked the four suppliers to defer some of the volumes they were to deliver in April.

  • Rockets hit Iraq's Green Zone, US-led coalition leaves base Mar 27, 2020 07:05 AM IST

    Rockets hit Iraq's Green Zone, US-led coalition leaves base

    Some 7,500 foreign troops are in Iraq as part of the US-led coalition helping local troops fight jihadist remnants, but those numbers are being significantly drawn down this month.

  • 276 Indians, including 255 in Iran, infected with coronavirus abroad: MEA Mar 18, 2020 03:11 PM IST

    276 Indians, including 255 in Iran, infected with coronavirus abroad: MEA

    In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said the total number of Indians infected by coronavirus is 276 -- 255 in Iran, 12 in UAE, five in Italy, and one each in Hong Kong, Kuwait, Rwanda and Sri Lanka.

  • US, UK troops: 3 dead in Iraq rocket attack as US-led coalition responds Mar 12, 2020 09:44 AM IST

    US, UK troops: 3 dead in Iraq rocket attack as US-led coalition responds

    The attack threatens a dangerous escalation, with suspected US-led coalition airstrikes promptly targeting Iran-aligned Iraqi fighters in neighbouring Syria

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