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US-led global coalition uses F 15, F 35 jets to bomb ISIS island in Iraq - WATCH

A tweet by OIR Spokesman Col. Myles Caggins III revealed the sheer massive firepower that was used to destroy the ISIS-controlled Qanus Island.

Sep 11, 2019, 19:47 PM IST

31 die during stampede at Ashura rituals in Iraq's Kerbala

The death toll released by the Iraqi Health Ministry was expected to rise, with at least 10 people in critical condition. 

Sep 10, 2019, 20:49 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

Iraq sentences 2 more Frenchmen to death for joining IS

An Iraqi court sentenced two Frenchmen to death on Monday for membership of Islamic State, a prosecutor told Reuters, bringing the total number of French citizens on death row in Iraq to 11.

Jun 03, 2019, 20:38 PM IST

Iraqi court sentences 3 French men to death for joining Islamic State

An Iraqi court sentenced three French men to death on Sunday after finding them guilty of joining Islamic State, two court officials told Reuters. 

May 26, 2019, 21:41 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

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake strikes near Iraq's Sulaimaniya: USGS

USGS said the earthquake occurred 71 km southeast of the city at a depth of 10 km. 

May 11, 2019, 17:07 PM IST

Gunmen kill five members of a family near Iraq's Mosul

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Islamic State militants are active in the area. 

May 10, 2019, 00:05 AM IST

Ferry sinks in Iraq's Tigris River, 93 people feared dead

"We have 93 people killed in the sinking ferry in Mosul, and the search operations continued for more possible victims," Saad Maan, a ministry spokesman, said in a press release.

Mar 22, 2019, 06:38 AM IST

US-backed SDF hand Iraqi, foreign Islamic State fighters to Iraq

The SDF and the US-backed coalition could not immediately be reached for comment.

Feb 21, 2019, 15:58 PM IST

Eliminating terrorism requires international commitment: Iraq President

Over 5,000 US troops have been deployed in Iraq to support the Iraqi forces in the battles against the IS militants, mainly by providing training and advising to the Iraqi forces.

Feb 18, 2019, 11:51 AM IST

Indians can now visit Iraq, says MEA in revised travel advisory

The MEA, however, cautioned visitors to avoid five provinces which are still affected by terrorism and violence.

Feb 05, 2019, 21:57 PM IST

AFC Asian Cup: UAE protest over eligibility of Qatar players dismissed on day of final

The United Arab Emirates Football Association (UAE FA) had protested the eligibility of Almoez Ali and Bassam Al Rawi, who helped Qatar reach their maiden final at the continental championship against Japan. 

Feb 01, 2019, 17:43 PM IST

Qatar won't be distracted from final by eligibility row, says coach Felix Sanchez

On the eve of the Asian Cup final between Qatar and Japan, the United Arab Emirates had formally questioned the eligibility of Almoez Ali 22, and Iraqi-born defender Bassam Al Rawi, 21.

Jan 31, 2019, 16:55 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

In a first, Donald Trump makes surprise visit to US troops in Iraq

Trump has drawn fire from some in the US military for not having visited US troops in conflict zones since taking office in January 2017, particularly after he cancelled a trip to a World War One cemetery in France last month due to rain.

Dec 27, 2018, 05:53 AM IST

Iraq names Kurdish politician Barham Salih as new president and premier, ending deadlock

The presidency, traditionally occupied by a Kurd, is a largely ceremonial position, but the vote for Salih was a key step toward forming a new government, which politicians have failed to do since the election.

Oct 03, 2018, 05:56 AM IST

At least 11 killed in suicide car bombing in western Iraq

A suicide bomber blew up a vehicle in the town of Al-Qaim in western Iraq today.

 

Aug 29, 2018, 14:07 PM IST

Iraq withdraw from Asian Games 2018 football tournament

The Iraq Olympic Committee have pulled the team from the event, according to a source in Baghdad, and the decision will leave officials needing to address an imbalance in the opening phase of the tournament.

Aug 01, 2018, 17:22 PM IST

Iran executes 8 over 2017 Islamic State attack on Tehran

The judiciary's official Mizan news agency and semi-official news agencies in Iran acknowledged the executions Saturday, but did not say when they took place.

Jul 07, 2018, 11:51 AM IST