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Saturday, March 28, 2020



Iraq's PM designate Mohammed Allawi quits deepening a domestic crisis

March 02, 2020 12:54 pm

Allawi's appointment was meant to ease a crisis as the Shi'ite-led country faces a mass protest movement that broke out in October and brought down Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi.

Iraq reports its first coronavirus case

February 24, 2020 5:17 pm

Fears of a coronavirus pandemic grew on Monday after sharp rises in new cases in Iran, Italy and South Korea.

Blasts hit US coalition base in Baghdad, damage unknown

February 16, 2020 11:07 am

In an apparent rocket attack, several blasts hit a US coalition military base in the capital city of Iraq according to a US military official.

Telugu migrant labourers stranded without work permit in Iraq to return home

February 15, 2020 11:32 am

Explaining the fate of those migrants who were without work permit, Telugu Gulf Employees Welfare Association president Alagonda Dakshina Murthy, who works in Erbil, said his association had approached the MoS for MEA V Muraleedharan during his visit to Iraq in November 2019.

Who is Iraq’s new Prime Minister?

February 03, 2020 7:37 pm

Immediately after his appointment, Prime Minister Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi expressed support for the anti-government protests.

Violence escalates in Iraq as government pushes to end protests

January 28, 2020 9:06 am

Clashes over the weekend had already killed at least five protesters. Rockets also hit the U.S. embassy compound in Baghdad's fortified Green Zone housing government buildings.

At least 3 dead, dozens wounded in Baghdad protests, say Iraqi officials

January 21, 2020 7:50 am

Iraqi officials say security forces have fired tear gas and live rounds in clashes with anti-government protesters in Baghdad killing 3 and wounding dozens of demonstrators.

Eight Americans were hurt in Iranian strikes, Military says, despite Trump statements

January 19, 2020 2:41 pm

The Jan 8 attack on bases in Iraq’s western desert and near Irbil, Iraq, were launched in retaliation for the killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, a senior figure in Iran’s military, in a drone strike ordered by Trump.

US military resumes joint operations with Iraq

January 16, 2020 8:55 am

US officials said the military wanted to resume operations against the Islamic State as soon as possible to blunt any momentum the group might have and to stifle any propaganda victory it might claim because the United States had suspended the operation.

Mortar bombs strike Iraqi military base of Balad, four wounded: military sources

January 12, 2020 11:26 pm

The attack came hours after United States President warned Iran not to kill the agitators protesting against the downing of Ukranian passenger airliner, that was shot down by Iranian armed forces.


Mosul - Before and after Islamic State onslaught

September 19, 2014 4:03 pm

A trove of photographs now housed at the Library of Congress, taken in the autumn of 1932, offer a glimpse of Mosul before wars, insurgency, sectarian strife _and now Islamic State militants_ravaged the city. The scenes were captured by staff from the American Colony Photo Department during a visit to Iraq at the end of the British mandate.

Militants shock the world as they seize Iraq's Mosul

June 18, 2014 9:35 am

Al-Qaida-inspired militants seized Iraq’s second city of Mosul, the surrounding Nineveh province and parts of Kirkuk on Tuesday (June 10).


Beginning of the Gulf War: How Bush senior and Saddam Hussein's Iraq locked horns

August 07, 2018 5:11 am

On this day, US President Bush senior ordered US troops to defend Saudi against a potential Iraqi invasion by Saddam Hussein.

Iraq: first casualty for US forces in ground combat with ISIL

October 23, 2015 11:04 am

One member of a US special operations force has died following an overnight mission (October 21-22) to rescue hostages near Hawija, in northern Iraq.