Baghdad

British national convicted as ''Beatle'' in Islamic State beheadings trial 

The jury deliberated for four hours before finding El Shafee Elsheikh guilty on all counts. Elsheikh stood motionless and gave no visible reaction as the verdict was read.

published on : 15th April 2022

Iraqis clean up river as first green projects take root

With boots and gloves, they pick up soggy trash, water bottles, aluminium cans and muddy styrofoam boxes, part of a green activist campaign called the Cleanup Ambassadors. 

published on : 10th April 2022

Report: Iran suspends talks with Saudi after mass execution 

Iraq's foreign minister earlier had said the fifth round of talks between Saudi and Iranian representatives was due to resume on Wednesday.

published on : 13th March 2022

ISIS Chief blows himself up along with family during US raid

"Thanks to the bravery of our troops this horrible terrorist leader is no more," Joe Biden said. 

published on : 4th February 2022

Iraqi airstrikes kill 9 IS militants, including 4 Lebanese

It was one of the boldest attacks by the militants in recent weeks and came amid an uptick in violence that stoked fears the group has been re-energised. 

published on : 30th January 2022

Kuwait suspends Iraq flights after Baghdad airport attack

Kuwait Airways suspended flights to Iraq for a week starting Sunday, citing security fears after some six rockets struck the Baghdad airport last week damaging two commercial planes.

published on : 30th January 2022

Iraqi Army: Rockets hit Baghdad airport, damage two planes

The rockets fired in the early morning landed on planes parked in a waiting area of Iraqi Airways, the country's national carrier, the statement said.

published on : 29th January 2022

Islamic State gunmen in Iraq kill 11 soldiers in brazen barracks attack

The brazen attack more than 120 kilometers (75 miles) north of the capital Baghdad was one of the deadliest targeting the Iraqi military in recent months.

published on : 21st January 2022

Tension rises in Iraq after failed bid to assassinate PM

It was a dramatic escalation in the already tense situation following the Oct. 10 vote and the surprising results in which Iran-backed militias lost about two-thirds of their seats.

published on : 8th November 2021

British national pleads guilty to role in Islamic State terror beheadings

Alexanda Anon Kotey admitted guilt in connection with the deaths of four American hostages as well as European and Japanese nationals who also were held captive.

published on : 3rd September 2021

Baghdad summit: Iraq hosts regional meeting aimed at easing Middle East tensions

Among the invitees are archenemies Iran and Saudi Arabia, whose rivalry has often played out in Iraq and other countries, including Yemen and Lebanon.

published on : 28th August 2021

Baghdad: car bomb claimed by Islamic State kills 51

A car bomb has struck Baghdad's southwestern al-Bayaa neighbourhood shortly before sunset Thursday, killing 51 and wounding more than 60 others.

published on : 16th February 2017