Baghdad: ICU ward catches fire, 82 patients dead, 110 injured

The incident occurred late on Saturday night when several oxygen cylinders exploded, setting a huge fire at Ibn al-Khatib Hospital, which is dedicated to treating coronavirus patients on the eastern side of the capital, said a statement released by the country`s civil defence.

Apr 26, 2021, 07:20 AM IST

Iraq: Massive blaze in ICU of coronavirus ward in Baghdad hospital kills 82

The blaze, described by one witness as 'volcanoes of fire,' swept through the intensive care unit of the Ibn al-Khatib hospital which tends exclusively to coronavirus patients with severe symptoms. Officials said the blaze, which also injured 110 people, was set off by an exploding oxygen cylinder.

Apr 25, 2021, 20:38 PM IST

Three rockets land near Iraq's Baghdad Airport

Three Katyusha rockets were fired at the Baghdad International Airport area without causing casualties.

Apr 23, 2021, 07:04 AM IST

DNA: Rahul Gandhi's undemocratic statement on India's democracy

DNA, which is highly popular among millions of TV viewers worldwide for its accurate, unbiased and in-depth reporting of issues of utmost concerns to the country, is hosted by Zee News Editor-in-Chief Sudhir Chaudhary. Rahul Gandhi has made a shameful statement about India's democracy, compared it to Iraq and Libya.

Mar 17, 2021, 23:12 PM IST

Pope Francis takes high-profile trip to Iraq, believes God will protect country from pandemic

Francis on Monday (March 8) wrapped up the first-ever papal trip to Iraq, which was aimed at bringing hope to the country's marginalized Christian minority while boosting relations with the Shiite Muslim world.

Mar 08, 2021, 23:27 PM IST

Gunmen kill 11 in attack on Iraqi army post in Baghdad

The assailants in four vehicles attacked the post in the city's Al-Radhwaniya district using grenades and automatic weapons, the sources said. 

Nov 09, 2020, 13:15 PM IST

Two rockets fall in Baghdad, no casualties: Iraq military

Iraq’s military said in a statement on Monday that two Katyusha rockets had fallen late on Sunday in Baghdad`s Jadiriya area, near the heavily fortified Green Zone, without causing any casualties.

Oct 05, 2020, 13:58 PM IST

US announces nearly $204 million humanitarian assistance for Iraq

The assistance is to provide critical shelter, essential healthcare, emergency food assistance, and water, sanitation, and hygiene services across Iraq. 

Aug 19, 2020, 23:59 PM IST

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

Iran welcomes Mohammed Allawi's appointment as Iraqi prime minister

Iran on Sunday (February 2) welcomed the appointment of Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi as the new prime minister of Iraq and reiterated its backing for the government`s demand for US forces to leave the country.

Feb 02, 2020, 20:55 PM IST

Iraq gets new PM as protests enter fifth month

Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi named as the new Prime Minister of Iraq, anti-government protests enter 5th month.

Feb 02, 2020, 12:43 PM 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

Three rockets hit near US embassy in Baghdad's high-security Green Zone: Sources

Three rockets hit near the US embassy in high-security Green Zone of Iraqi capital city of Baghdad, security sources said adding that there were no reports of casualties so far.

Jan 21, 2020, 08:38 AM IST

Seven mortar bombs hit Al-Balad airbase in Iraq hosting US troops

Al-Balad is located north of Baghdad and was a target of last week's rocket attacks. 

Jan 12, 2020, 22:32 PM IST

Sultan of Oman Qaboos bin Said, dies at 79, after 50 years in power

The sultan, who has dominated decision making in the Gulf state for decades, has secretly recorded his choice in a sealed letter should the royal family disagree on the succession line.

Jan 11, 2020, 07:29 AM IST

No lives lost in Iranian attack on Iraqi bases; Tehran 'standing down': Donald Trump

United States President Trump on Wednesday warned that Iran will never be allowed to have nuclear weapons.

Jan 08, 2020, 22:32 PM IST

US airbases in Iraq hit by 22 surface-to-surface ballistic missiles fired by Iran

There are so far no reports of casualties, but it was Iran's most direct assault on America since the 1979 seizing of the US Embassy in Tehran. The operation was codenamed "Martyr Soleimani".

Jan 08, 2020, 18:52 PM IST

Donald Trump warns Iran of strong action if Tehran retaliates over commander's killing

Trump also threatened "major retaliation" against Iran if Tehran were to retaliate for the killing of one of its top military commanders.

Jan 06, 2020, 07:41 AM IST

Petrol, diesel prices continue to rise as threat of US-Iran war intensifies

As per data by Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., the petrol price increased 9 paise per litre and that of diesel by 11 paise. 

Jan 05, 2020, 11:11 AM IST

Rocket falls near US embassy in Baghdad, no casualties: police sources

A Katyusha rocket fell near the United States embassy in Baghdad`s heavily fortified Green Zone which houses government buildings and foreign missions on Friday but caused no casualties, two police sources told Reuters.

Jan 04, 2020, 23:13 PM IST