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Islamic State extremists step up as Iraq, Syria grapple with virus

The man wearing an explosive vest emerged from a car and calmly marched toward the gates of the intelligence building in Iraq's northern city of Kirkuk. When he ignored their shouts to halt, guards opened fire, and he blew himself up, wounding three security personnel in the first week of Ramadan.

May 03, 2020, 14:34 PM IST

Two missiles hit near US embassy in central Baghdad

The incident took place at around 12 a.m. on Sunday when unknown militants fired the rockets at the zone, which houses some of the main Iraqi government offices and the US embassy, the official told Xinhua news agency.

Mar 02, 2020, 10:05 AM IST

Five rockets hit near US embassy in Baghdad; Iraqi PM condemns attack

The rockets hit the high-security `Green Zone` in Baghdad which houses a number of foreign diplomatic missions, Anadolu Agency reported, citing Iraqi authorities.

Jan 27, 2020, 07:25 AM IST

Iran admits to shooting down Ukrainian passenger plane, blames US for 'human error'

Iran had previously rejected suggestions that one of its missiles brought down the plane near the capital, Tehran, on Wednesday. 

Jan 11, 2020, 10:04 AM IST

Donald Trump claims 4 US embassies were targeted by Iran

Qassem Soleimani, former commander of the Quds Force of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, was killed last Friday in US drone strikes near Baghdad airport.

Jan 11, 2020, 08:22 AM IST

Iran says nuclear deal 'not dead yet' despite commitment roll back

Iran said on Sunday (January 5) it was taking a further step back from its commitments, although it also said it would continue to cooperate with the UN nuclear watchdog. Its announcement coincided with a major escalation of tensions with Washington following the US killing of top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in a drone strike on Friday in Baghdad.

Jan 07, 2020, 18:34 PM IST

Iraqi parliament passes resolution to end foreign troop presence

A resolution passed by a special session of parliament said the government should cancel its request for assistance from a US-led coalition. Parliament resolutions, unlike laws, are non-binding to the government. But this one is likely to be heeded: Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi had earlier called on parliament to end foreign troop presence as soon as possible.

Jan 05, 2020, 21:10 PM IST

Iran's Soleimani and Iraq's Muhandis killed in US air strike: Militia spokesman

Strikes had been carried out against two targets linked to Iran in Baghdad on Thursday, U.S. officials told Reuters. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, declined to give any further details.

Jan 03, 2020, 08:59 AM IST

Seven killed in rocket attack on Baghdad international airport: Iraqi paramilitary groups

The militia members were hosting "important guests" at Baghdad airport who were being driven in two militia vehicles that were struck by two rockets, said the militia sources.

Jan 03, 2020, 06:28 AM IST

25 killed, 130 injured in Iraq gunfire: officials

The attack sent many people running for cover in nearby buildings and mosques. Relentless anti-government street protests have been witnessed in Iraq since early October.

Dec 08, 2019, 11:39 AM IST

16 protesters gunned down, 45 wounded in Baghdad

The attackers entered Baghdad's al-Khalani Square in a convoy of four-wheel-drive vehicles and started shooting at people gathered there for a demonstration, the source told Efe.

Dec 07, 2019, 10:41 AM IST

25 protesters killed in anti-government protests in southern Iraq

Quoting Al-Jazeera, the Iraqi military said in a statement that authorities in Baghdad sent troops to restore law and order in southern Iraq, which has seen a wave of massive agitations.

Nov 29, 2019, 06:56 AM IST

Security forces kill three in southern Iraq as protests continue: Sources

Protesters had gathered on three key bridges in the city, and security forces used live ammunition and tear gas canisters to disperse them, the sources said.

Nov 24, 2019, 14:52 PM IST

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