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IRAQ NEWS

Watch: Iraqi doctor sings for an elderly Covid-19 patient leaving her teary-eyed

July 12, 2020 11:20 am

The viral video shows the doctor singing “My mother”, a song which is originally sung by Iraqi singer Saadoun Jaber.

Iraq releases on bail some men suspected of targeting US

June 30, 2020 9:08 am

The arrests, based on a judicial order, marked the strongest action to date by the new government in Baghdad against the perpetrators affiliated with a powerful Iran-backed militia group.

Iraqi army says 2 rockets hit base near Baghdad

June 14, 2020 8:09 am

The first session of the much-anticipated strategic talks between the US and Iraq began Thursday, and is to lay the agenda for the months ahead, including the presence of US troops in the country, Iran-backed militia groups acting outside of the state and Iraq's dire economic crisis.

US military plane crashes into Iraqi base, no fatalities

June 09, 2020 8:02 am

The crash of the C130 in Iraq's Camp Taji injured four servicemen and was deemed an accident, spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition Myles Caggins told the Associated Press.

Pandemic pushes some Iraqis, broken by conflict, into poverty

May 06, 2020 11:40 am

Iraq faces the same dilemma as much of the world - whether to ease restrictions to help economic activity, or maintain a lockdown to avoid the virus's spread.

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.

IRAQ PHOTOS

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).

IRAQ VIDEOS

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

June 22, 2020 6:19 pm

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.