The Iraqi government is seeking to open a “Al-Khasfa” tomb in the country’s northern governorate of Nineveh, where some 2,000 bodies of civilians killed by Daesh are buried, local media reported yesterday. Saad Al-Abdali, a member of the Iraqi Council of Ministers’ board, told Assabah that the opening of the[…]
The United States has made preparations to withdraw diplomats from Iraq after warning Baghdad it could shut its embassy, two Iraqi officials and two Western diplomats say, a step Iraqis fear could turn their country into a battle zone. Any move by the US to scale down its diplomatic presence[…]
Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein has concluded a two-day diplomatic trip to Tehran, during which he met with top Iranian officials to discuss boosting political and economic ties, and the role of the United States in the region. On Saturday, Hussein met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Foreign Minister Mohammad[…]
United States President Donald Trump will announce a further withdrawal of US troops from Iraq on Wednesday, according to a senior administration official, as he faces a backlash from reports that he allegedly insulted American veterans and war dead. He will also announce an additional reduction in US forces in[…]
Iraqi security forces have raided a base belonging to a powerful Iran-backed armed group in southern Baghdad and detained at least 14 militia members, sources have told Al Jazeera. The raid late on Thursday was the most brazen action by Iraqi forces against a major Iran-backed group in years and[…]
Turkish warplanes struck Kurdish targets in various regions of northern Iraq on Sunday night in response to an increase in attacks on Turkish army bases, the defence ministry said. “The Claw-Eagle Operation has started. Our planes are bringing the caves down on the terrorists’ heads,” the Turkish defence ministry said[…]
Coronavirus outbreaks across the Middle East threaten to shatter the lives of millions of already destitute people in conflict zones, and could fuel socio-economic upheaval, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Thursday, Reuters reports. Curfews and lockdowns imposed as public health measures to stem spread of[…]
The United Nations envoys in the Middle East have urged all warring parties in the region to end hostilities and turn their focus to “the true fight of our lives” – tackling the threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement on Saturday, the envoys for Syria, Yemen, Lebanon, Iraq and[…]
A previously unknown armed group in Iraq has claimed responsibility for an attack on a military base over the weekend and threatened to continue rocket attacks against US interests if American forces do not leave the country. The group, calling itself the Revolutionary League and using imagery similar to the[…]
Rocket attack slams into Iraqi base in remote province of Kirkuk where US troops are stationed, report says.A rocket attack has slammed into an Iraqi base in the remote province of Kirkuk where US troops are stationed, security sources said. There were no immediate reports of casualties, AFP news agency[…]
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