Friday, February 3, 2023

Iraq

US base in Iraq comes under drone attack

An airbase housing US military forces and aircraft near the Iraqi capital Baghdad has come under a drone attack. Air raids on positions of American troops in the Arab country are on the rise.

US military camp in Iraq hit by rocket attack

A rocket has hit an Iraqi military base housing American troops near Baghdad International Airport, Iraqi security and military sources say.

US base in Iraq comes under fresh attempted drone attack

For the second time in 24 hours, the US-led coalition force in Iraq says it has foiled a drone attack on a base hosting American troops in the country.

New Iraqi parliament to convene early next year

Iraq's new parliament will convene on January 9, according to a decree issued on Thursday by President Barham Salih.

Iraq PM announces end of foreign troops combat mission

The Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa al-Kadhimi, has announced the complete withdrawal of the foreign combat forces from the war-hit country.

Iraq top court ratifies parliamentary election results

Iraq’s Supreme Court has ratified October’s parliamentary election results, rejecting complaints by some factions over ‘irregularities’ during the vote.

Iraq resistance group warns of response if U.S. keeps forces in country

The secretary general of Iraq’s Asa’ib Ahl –al-Haq resistance group has reportedly warned of a response by the group if US keeps its military presence in Iraq.

Final results show Moqtada al-Sadr wins big in Iraq election

Iraqi Populist Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's movement secured the biggest number of seats in parliament, winning 73 seats, according to final results announced by the electoral commission on Tuesday.

Tehran calls for sisterhood pact with Najaf

Tehran Mayor Alireza Zakani has sat down with Deputy Governor of the Iraqi province of Najaf, Hatef Abd-ul-Amir Habib Mazi, highlighting the deep attachment between the people of Iran and Iraq.

Foreign combat troops to leave Iraq in two weeks

Foreign combat forces will leave Iraq in about two weeks, Baghdad has announced. Earlier, the Pentagon had confirmed the United States will end its military mission in Iraq before the end of this year.

‘Three drones used in attack on Iraqi PM’s house, two shot down’

The botched assassination attempt against Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi involved three drones, the Interior Ministry said. It added Iraqi forces shot down two of the drones.

Iraqi politicians, groups react to PM assassination attempt

Several Iraqi politicians and groups have reacted to the purported assassination attempt on Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi on Sunday. The PM has announced he was not hurt in the incident.

Iraq to ink energy contracts with Saudi Arabia

Baghdad plans to sign energy contracts worth tens of billions of dollars with Riyadh, the state newspaper Al-Sabaah reported, citing Iraqi Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul Jabbar.

Iraq Begins Issuing Visas-on-Arrival for Iranians Iraq says it has begun issuing visas for visiting Iranian nationals at Iraqi airports.

The Iraqi interior ministry made the announcement after issuing a directive ordering the country’s Civil Status and Passports Directorate to grant visas-on-arrival to Iranian nationals.

Iraqi forces nab senior Daesh member

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi announced in a twitter post on Monday that Iraqi forces have arrested the Daesh terrorist group's number two man in a daring overseas operation.

Polls open in Iraq parliamentary vote

Iraqis are heading to the polling stations to elect a new parliament. The early vote will see competition among thousads of candidates for 329 seats.

Iraq praises neighbors’ role in crushing Daesh

Iraqi President Barham Salih has praised the role of the neighboring countries in fighting terrorism and defeating Daesh.

IRGC launches fresh strikes against terror groups on border with Iraq

Iranian armed forces have launched fresh strikes against the positions of terrorists on the border with Iraq.

Baghdad, Washington agree to cut back Iraq-based US troops

Baghdad and Washington agreed on reducing the number of the US combat troops in two military bases in Iraq by the end of September.

Iraqi PM visits Imam Reza shrine before leaving Iran

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kazimi has left Iran after making a pilgrimage to the shrine of Imam Reza in Iran’s holy city of Mashhad.

Iraq rules out normalization with Israel

Iraqi President Barham Salih stated Baghdad will not normalize diplomatic relations with Israel. He stressed establishing regional peace would not be possible without recognizing the rights of the Palestinians.

Why Iran carried out missile strike in northern Iraq?

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps on Friday rained down missiles on the positions of the terrorist group calling itself “the Democratic Party of Kurdistan”, in the Iraqi Kurdistan region.

Official: Iraqi PM to visit Iran on Sunday

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al Kadhemi will visit Tehran on Sunday to discuss various issues including energy and Iran-Saudi relations with high-ranking officials, a government source says.

Iran enjoy easy win over Iraq in 2022 World Cup qualifier

Iran’s national football ream secured a comfortable 3-0 win against Iraq in Group A of the 2022 World Cup Asian Qualifiers on Tuesday.

Iraqi resistance: Saudi Arabia, UAE run Daesh militants

A senior leader of the Iraqi Kata'ib Hezbollah resistance movement says the Saudi and Emirati spy agencies are directly running elements of the Daesh, after the terror group killed several policemen on a checkpoint outside the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk.

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