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  • Donald Trump rules out US troops leaving Iraq, threatens 'very big' sanctions Jan 06, 2020 11:30 AM IST

    Donald Trump rules out US troops leaving Iraq, threatens 'very big' sanctions

    The Iraqi Parliament on Sunday voted to expel the US troops from its territory which have been there to help the Iraq dispensation fight the ISIS terror group.

  • Iraq militia leader says if US troops stay they will be occupiers Jan 06, 2020 08:03 AM IST

    Iraq militia leader says if US troops stay they will be occupiers

    Khazali was speaking after Iraq's parliament backed a recommendation by the prime minister to end the presence of foreign troops, a response to the U.S. killing of a top Iranian military commander and an Iraqi militia leader in Baghdad.

  • Iraqi MPs to meet on US troop ouster after Soleimani killing Jan 05, 2020 03:35 PM IST

    Iraqi MPs to meet on US troop ouster after Soleimani killing

    Late Saturday, missiles slammed into the Baghdad enclave where the US embassy is located and an airbase north of the capital where American troops are deployed, prompting US President Donald Trump to threaten strikes on 52 sites in Iran.

  • 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.

  • 8 killed in rocket attack on Baghdad airport: Iraqi security sources Jan 03, 2020 08:20 AM IST

    8 killed in rocket attack on Baghdad airport: Iraqi security sources

    "Three rockets hit the international airport in Baghdad," said a statement from the Iraqi military, adding that two cars exploded.

  • Iran's General Qassem Soleimani and Iraq's Abu Muhandis killed in US air strike: Militia spokesman Jan 03, 2020 07:55 AM IST

    Iran's General Qassem Soleimani and Iraq's Abu Muhandis killed in US air strike: Militia spokesman

    "The American and Israeli enemy is responsible for killing the mujahideen Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and Qassem Soleimani," said Ahmed al-Assadi, a spokesman for Iraq's Popular Mobilisation Forces umbrella grouping of Iran-backed militias.

  • Donald Trump aides call US strikes on Iraq and Syria 'successful,' warn of potential further action Dec 30, 2019 09:10 AM IST

    Donald Trump aides call US strikes on Iraq and Syria 'successful,' warn of potential further action

    The US military carried out the strikes on Sunday against the Kataib Hezbollah militia group in response to the killing of a US civilian contractor in a rocket attack on an Iraqi military base, officials said.

  • 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.

  • Iraq parliament approves PM resignation, protesters mourn dead Dec 01, 2019 06:09 PM IST

    Iraq parliament approves PM resignation, protesters mourn dead

    Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi said Friday he would submit his resignation to parliament following a spike in the death toll among protesters who accuse the entire ruling elite of being inept, corrupt and beholden to foreign powers.

  • Iraq protesters burn shrine entrance in holy city, PM quitting 'not enough' Dec 01, 2019 09:31 AM IST

    Iraq protesters burn shrine entrance in holy city, PM quitting 'not enough'

    On November 29, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi promised to quit to try to stem the violence and public anger.

  • China's Xi Jinping says disputes in Gulf should be resolved peacefully Sep 23, 2019 10:00 PM IST

    China's Xi Jinping says disputes in Gulf should be resolved peacefully

    Meeting Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi in Beijing, Xi reiterated China's previous calls for calm, according to Chinese state television.

  • OPEC set for rollover, may discuss deeper oil curbs: Iraq Jun 27, 2019 07:39 PM IST

    OPEC set for rollover, may discuss deeper oil curbs: Iraq

    A deal between the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies including Russia to curb output by 1.2 million barrels runs out at the end of June.

  • Staff evacuated as rocket strikes near foreign oil firms in Iraq Jun 19, 2019 10:25 PM IST

    Staff evacuated as rocket strikes near foreign oil firms in Iraq

    An Iraqi security source said it appeared that Iran-backed groups in southern Iraq were behind the Basra incident.

  • Bahrain asks its citizens to leave Iran, Iraq "immediately" May 18, 2019 07:35 PM IST

    Bahrain asks its citizens to leave Iran, Iraq "immediately"

    The warning comes amid simmering tensions between the United States and Iran.

  • Iraq 'ready' to boost crude exports after Iran waivers end Apr 22, 2019 09:19 PM IST

    Iraq 'ready' to boost crude exports after Iran waivers end

    US President Donald Trump said that Saudi Arabia and other members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) would "more than make up" the resulting difference in the oil supply.

  • IS attacks kill 27 Syria pro-regime fighters in 48 hours: Report Apr 20, 2019 12:00 PM IST

    IS attacks kill 27 Syria pro-regime fighters in 48 hours: Report

    The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the dead included four senior Syrian army officer.

  • Almost 100 dead as Iraq ferry sinks on spring holiday trip Mar 22, 2019 08:35 AM IST

    Almost 100 dead as Iraq ferry sinks on spring holiday trip

    There was an outpouring of grief among residents who only this year resumed the annual festivities on the banks of the Tigris after the northern city's recapture from the Islamic State group.

  • Advances into final Islamic State enclave: US-backed Syrian force Mar 02, 2019 01:23 PM IST

    Advances into final Islamic State enclave: US-backed Syrian force

    The SDF were advancing on two fronts into the tiny enclave at Baghouz in Deir al-Zor province at the Iraq border.

  • IS down to less than 1% of original 'caliphate': US-led coalition Feb 08, 2019 10:48 AM IST

    IS down to less than 1% of original 'caliphate': US-led coalition

    The jihadists are now clinging on to a small sliver of land near the village of Baghouz in eastern Syria and many residents are fleeing and turning themselves in ahead of a final offensive.

  • Iraq: 616 foreigners sentenced for IS links in 2018 Dec 31, 2018 04:40 PM IST

    Iraq: 616 foreigners sentenced for IS links in 2018

    Iraq declared "victory" over IS at the end of 2017 after a three-year war against the jihadists, who once controlled nearly a third of the country as well as swathes of neighbouring Syria.

  • No plans to remove US troops from Iraq: Donald Trump Dec 27, 2018 08:12 AM IST

    No plans to remove US troops from Iraq: Donald Trump

    Trump is making his first presidential trip to a troubled region in the wake of his recent decision to pull US forces from neighbouring Syria.

  • America cannot be the world's policeman: Donald Trump Dec 27, 2018 08:07 AM IST

    America cannot be the world's policeman: Donald Trump

    Trump, on a surprise visit to US troops stationed in Iraq, defended his decision to pull American troops out of war-torn Syria, saying there would be no delays.

  • Amnesty says Islamic State group decimated rural Iraq Dec 13, 2018 11:50 AM IST

    Amnesty says Islamic State group decimated rural Iraq

    Amnesty called on the Iraqi government to repair rural infrastructure and compensate the displaced so they can return to their homes.

  • Iraq welcomes Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad Dec 12, 2018 03:20 PM IST

    Iraq welcomes Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad

    Murad, a member of Iraq's Yazidi minority, was among thousands of women and girls who were captured and forced into sexual slavery by Islamic State militants in 2014.

  • Hassan Rouhani sees Iran-Iraq trade rising to $20 billion per year from $12 billion Nov 17, 2018 04:39 PM IST

    Hassan Rouhani sees Iran-Iraq trade rising to $20 billion per year from $12 billion

    Iraqi officials told Reuters last week that Iraq has agreed with Iran to exchange Iraqi food items for Iranian gas and energy supplies

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