IRAQ

Iraq, Saudi Arabia reopen key border crossing after decades

The Arar crossing, which was shuttered in 1990s, following Iraq's invasion of Kuwait after which Riyadh cut all ties with Iraq, has been reopened.

published on : 18th November 2020

Iraq's pro-Iran factions see smoother sailing with Biden at helm

Iraqi factions supported by Tehran are hoping Biden could roll back Trump's policies, which included bombing hardline groups and slapping sanctions on pro-Iran figures.

published on : 9th November 2020

Iraq clears sit-in square, a year after mass protests began

The reopening of the bridge and removal of tents in Tahrir Square appeared to put a formal end to a mass movement that had for a brief moment given many Iraqis hope.

published on : 31st October 2020

Fed homeless during Iraq war too: Indian-origin chef turns messiah for Melbourne's poor amid COVID

Shrivastav said food is everyone's right and everybody should have access to food and times like these remind him of his own sufferings.

published on : 31st October 2020

Iraqi Foreign Minister urges US to review decision on Embassy closure in Baghdad

The minister highlighted that Baghdad would continue to maintain contact with Washington in an attempt to make the latter change its mind.

published on : 30th September 2020

At least five civilians killed in rocket fire near Baghdad airport: Army

Twitter accounts supporting US arch-enemy Iran regularly praise the attacks, but that was not the case Monday.

published on : 28th September 2020

US cutting troops in Iraq to 3,000 in September, says Marine General Frank McKenzie

US President Donald Trump has been trying to make the case that he has fulfilled the promises he made four years ago as he campaigns for a second term.

published on : 9th September 2020

War against friendly nation: NIA to examine ex-diplomat in Iraq as part of trial in IS case

Since the NIA court is holding the final hearing in the case, the NIA on Monday claimed it has to examine one more witness in the case.

published on : 8th September 2020

Over 10,000 Islamic State fighters active in Iraq, Syria: UN

Measures to minimize the spread of COVID-19, such as lockdowns and restrictions on movement, seem to have reduced the risk of terrorist attacks in many countries.

published on : 25th August 2020

Irate over inaction after activists' death, protesters in southern Iraq torch parliament offices

It is the most violent incident in Basra since the October mass anti-government demonstrations, when tens of thousands took to the streets to decry government corruption in Baghdad.

published on : 22nd August 2020

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pledges support for Iraq, targets pro-Iran militias

Pompeo said that Iraq currently does not need direct military support on the ground, and that the levels of help will depend on the changing nature of the threat.

published on : 19th August 2020

US says blast hits Iraq convoy, border attack claim false

Tehran responded with a ballistic missile attack that wounded dozens of American troops at a military base in Iraq.

published on : 11th August 2020

Three decades on, Iraq and Kuwait haunted by Saddam's invasion

On August 2, 1990, Saddam sent his military, already exhausted by an eight-year conflict with Iran, into Kuwait to seize what he dubbed 'Iraq's 19th province'

published on : 30th July 2020

Iraq PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi takes step in battle against border corruption

Mustafa al-Kadhimi launched a campaign to recover 'hundreds of millions' of Iraqi dinars in import tax revenue lost to bribery in the northern province of Diyala.

published on : 12th July 2020

Telangana man dies in Iraq due to liver-related ailment, wife wants body returned

Basanth Reddy, upon being approached by Laxmi, spoke to the Indian Consulate General in Erbil, Chandramouli K Karan, over the phone.

published on : 10th July 2020
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