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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

More than 300 sentenced to death in Iraq for Islamic State links

Since January, at least 97 foreign nationals have been condemned to death and 185 to life in prison, according to an Iraqi judicial source.

Apr 18, 2018, 17:26 PM IST

Sidhu announces compensation, jobs to families of Indians killed in Iraq belonging to Punjab

The cricketer-turned-politician also said that the current pension of Rs 20,000 given to each family will be continued.

Apr 02, 2018, 20:45 PM IST

VK Singh leaves for Iraq on Sunday to get mortal remains of Indians killed by ISIS

Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh on Sunday morning confirmed that he is leaving for Iraq to bring back the mortal remains of 39 Indians who were killed by terrorist group ISIS in Mosul. The former Army chief said that the families of the deceased have been informed about how the mortal remains would be handed over to them.

Apr 01, 2018, 09:13 AM IST

VK Singh to go to Iraq to bring mortal remains of 39 Indians on April 1

Sushma Swaraj had hailed the role of VK Singh in ascertaining the identity of the Indians who got killed in Iraq.

Mar 30, 2018, 10:14 AM IST

Congress to push privilege notice against Sushma Swaraj for 'misleading' nation on Indians killed in Iraq

The Congress has accused EAM Swaraj of misleading the nation over Indians killed in Iraq.

Mar 22, 2018, 13:55 PM IST