Iraq

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

Qassam Soleimani responsible for terrorist plots in Delhi, London: Donald Trump

While Trump did not specify the plots in India, he may have been referring to a 2012 bombing of the car of the wife of the Israeli defence attache to India.

Jan 04, 2020, 08:44 AM 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

Iran denies role in US embassy violence, warns against retaliation

Protesters led by Iranian-backed militias voiced their anger over US air strikes on militia bases in Iraq and Syria, hurled stones and torched a security post at the US Embassy in Baghdad.

Jan 01, 2020, 10:59 AM IST

US strikes in Iraq, Syria target Iranian-backed Shiite Muslim militia group

At least four local Kataib Hezbollah commanders were among the dead, the sources said, adding that one of the strikes had targeted the militia group`s headquarters near the western Qaim district on the border with Syria.

Dec 30, 2019, 06:45 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

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

Protesters block Iraq's main commodities port as strikes take hold

At least 315 people have been killed since the start of mass unrest in Baghdad and southern Iraq in early October, the largest demonstrations since the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003.

Nov 18, 2019, 20:37 PM IST