May 23, 2021 11:03 PM IST
Endemic corruption was one of the drivers of protests that shook Iraq from October 2019 to June 2020.
- Apr 25, 2021 04:17 PM IST
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.
- Apr 15, 2021 06:01 PM IST
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.
- Mar 05, 2021 07:13 PM IST
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"
- Mar 05, 2021 12:35 PM IST
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.
- Jan 21, 2021 03:30 PM IST
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.
- Jan 02, 2021 10:35 PM IST
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.
- Jan 01, 2021 07:53 PM IST
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.
- Dec 24, 2020 05:06 PM IST
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.
- Dec 07, 2020 06:52 PM IST
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.
- Nov 30, 2020 08:43 PM IST
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and others have promised revenge for the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.
- Sep 06, 2020 03:21 PM IST
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
- Jul 21, 2020 09:12 PM IST
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.
- Jun 09, 2020 08:35 AM IST
The military said the rocket was launched from an area to the south of the airport and there were no reported damages or casualties.
- May 06, 2020 04:05 PM IST
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.
- Apr 23, 2020 07:33 AM IST
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.
- Apr 21, 2020 09:07 PM IST
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.
- Apr 01, 2020 07:10 PM IST
Sources said IOC has asked the four suppliers to defer some of the volumes they were to deliver in April.
- Mar 27, 2020 07:05 AM IST
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.
- Mar 18, 2020 03:11 PM IST
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.
- Mar 12, 2020 09:44 AM IST
The attack threatens a dangerous escalation, with suspected US-led coalition airstrikes promptly targeting Iran-aligned Iraqi fighters in neighbouring Syria
- Mar 02, 2020 08:35 AM IST
One missile landed near the U.S. Embassy, the sources said.
- Feb 27, 2020 11:41 AM IST
In the southern Shiite holy city of Karbala, hotels have closed and face masks are more common on the street than the full-length black veils worn by female pilgrims.
- Feb 27, 2020 07:57 AM IST
Spot gold gained 0.3% to $1,644.11 per ounce as of 0044 GMT.
- Feb 25, 2020 08:08 PM IST
The ministry said the measures were "in order to safeguard the health of citizens across Iraq, and to control the spread of the coronavirus after the first case was recorded".