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16 killed, 75 wounded in stampede at Iraqi shrine

At least 16 pilgrims were killed and some 75 others wounded in a stampede at the holy Shia city of Karbala in Baghdad, officials said.

Sep 10, 2019, 20:05 PM IST

Rocket fired into Iraqi capital's 'Green Zone', no casualties

A rocket was fired into the Iraqi capital Baghdad`s heavily-fortified Green Zone, which houses government buildings and foreign embassies, on Sunday but caused no casualties, the Iraqi military said. "A Katyusha rocket fell in the middle of the Green Zone without causing any losses," the military said in a statement, adding it landed near the Monument of the Unknown Soldier.

May 20, 2019, 14:08 PM IST

Iraqi scientist helped IS make chemical weapons

Weapons created by the IS were used in scores of attacks on soldiers and civilians in Iraq and Syria, collectively inflicting hundreds of casualties.

Jan 22, 2019, 12:41 PM IST

U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo meets Iraqi Speaker in Baghdad

Pompeo`s visit comes against a backdrop of escalating tensions between Washington and Tehran, as Washington seeks to counter Iran`s sway in the Middle East.

Jan 09, 2019, 16:05 PM IST

Iraqi Instagram model murdered at wheel of Porsche in Baghdad

Fares was a fashionista with 2.7 million followers on Instagram.

Sep 28, 2018, 22:04 PM IST

East Syria car bomb kills at least 18: Monitor

A car bombing in eastern Syria on Friday killed at least 18 people including 11 members of a US-backed force that has fought the Islamic State group, a war monitor said.

Jul 07, 2018, 06:36 AM IST

At least 16 dead as arms depot blows up in Baghdad

At least 16 people were killed and dozens injured after an arms depot exploded in the Sadr City district of the Iraqi capital today, security and medical sources said.

Jun 07, 2018, 08:41 AM IST

Iraqi court sentences to death German woman who joined Islamic State

An Iraqi court on Sunday sentenced to death a German woman of Moroccan origin for membership of Islamic State, a spokesman said.

Jan 21, 2018, 17:19 PM IST

26 killed, 90 wounded in Baghdad twin suicide blast

26 dead in double suicide attack in central Baghdad: security officials.

Jan 15, 2018, 11:28 AM IST

Chinese firm to develop oil field near Iraqi capital

A ministry spokesman told AFP the target was to produce 40,000 barrels per day from the southern sector of the East Baghdad field within five years of implementation of the accord.

Dec 24, 2017, 23:47 PM IST

Iraq in new push against IS holdouts as PM Haider al-Abadi eyes victory

Haider al-Abadi has said he will not declare the jihadists have been defeated until they have been cleared from the dry valley.

Dec 08, 2017, 16:24 PM IST

Suicide attack kills 11, injures 27 in Baghdad

At least 11 people were killed and 27 others wounded in a suicide attack in Iraq's capital Baghdad on Monday, the Anadolu Agency reported.

Nov 28, 2017, 09:45 AM IST

Three Lebanese kidnapped in Iraq freed: Ministry

Three Lebanese nationals kidnapped in the Iraqi capital Baghdad last week have been freed and were expected to arrive in Beirut later on Sunday, Lebanon`s interior ministry said.

Oct 29, 2017, 18:10 PM IST

Iraq PM Haider al-Abadi arrives on Saudi visit

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has arrived in Riyadh in a visit aimed at upgrading strategic ties, amid warming relations between the Arab neighbours.

Oct 22, 2017, 06:13 AM IST

Turkey should close its air space to Northern Iraq, security council tells government

Turkey`s national security council on Monday advised the government to close its air space to Iraq`s semi-autonomous Kurdish region and have Baghdad take control of the Iraqi side of its main border crossing.

Oct 16, 2017, 20:32 PM IST

Turkey to close Iraq border, air space, will open new gate with Baghdad

Turkey wants to open a new border gate with Iraq in cooperation with the central government in Baghdad after it shuts down the existing gate in response to last week`s Kurdish independence referendum, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said.

Oct 06, 2017, 17:53 PM IST

78,000 civilians could be trapped in Iraq's Hawija: UN

Up to 78,000 people could be trapped in Islamic State-held Hawija in northern Iraq, the United Nations said on Tuesday, as security forces push to recapture the town.

Oct 03, 2017, 20:23 PM IST

Iraq allows foreigners to leave Kurdistan via Baghdad

Iraq on Monday authorised foreigners stranded in Iraqi Kurdistan after an international flight ban to leave the country via Baghdad despite not having a federal visa.

Oct 02, 2017, 13:09 PM IST

Massive 'yes' vote in Iraqi Kurd independence referendum

The non-Arab ethnic group of between 25 and 35 million is spread across Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria.

Sep 27, 2017, 23:27 PM IST

Kurdistan rejects Iraq's demand to hand over airports, Baghdad readies air ban

In accordance with the Iraqi CAA`s directive, regional airlines began altering their flight schedules. 

Sep 27, 2017, 20:23 PM IST