Years of Iran-Saudi tensions nearing end, Iraq PM says

Iraq, a neighbour to both countries, has hosted five rounds of talks over the past year aimed at restoring ties between Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia, and Shiite-majority Iran.

published on : 30th April 2022

US military changes explanation of attack on base in Syria 

The reference to "deliberate placement" of explosive charges on the base appeared to raise the prospect of infiltration and a lapse of base security.

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

Following missile attacks, Iraq's home World Cup qualifier moved to Saudi Arabia

Sunday’s missile attack on the northern city of Erbil prompted the switch to Riyadh for Thursday's game, FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation announced Saturday.

published on : 19th March 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

Turkish airstrikes hit Kurdish militant targets in Iraq, Syria

Turkish warplanes returned to their bases safely after the military operation, according to the statement, which did not specify the number of casualties.

published on : 3rd February 2022

China hopes to expand its interest in Iraq through contentious Soft Power

Dozens of contracts signed in recent years ensure China's growing footprint, even as major Western companies, including the US, plot their exit.

published on : 30th January 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

In north Iraq, Chinese language school projects soft power

Dozens of contracts signed in recent years ensure China’s growing footprint in Iraq, even as major Western companies, including the U.S., plot their exit. 

published on : 28th January 2022

Iran defeats Iraq 1-0 to qualify for spot in FIFA World Cup

Mehdi Taremi scored from close range to lead Iran's national soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Iraq and seal the Islamic Republic's third straight World Cup berth.

published on : 28th January 2022

Iconic musician seeks to rebuild Iraq through music

The 59-year-old Naseer Shamma is considered a modern-day master of the oud, a pear-shaped stringed instrument similar to a lute whose deep tones and swift-changing chords are central to Arabic music.

published on : 25th 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

30 Iraqi children with congenital heart diseases operated upon at Delhi hospital

Max Healthcare, in collaboration with Iraq's Ministry of Health, carried out these surgeries and added that more such surgeries are planned in the next 10 days.

published on : 27th December 2021

Iraq military: 2 rockets strike inside Green Zone

One rocket was destroyed by the embassy’s C-RAM defense system. Another fell near a national monument, causing damage to two civilian vehicles,

published on : 19th December 2021
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