The US troops withdrew from Iraq in 2011, eight years after the US-led invasion. US troops returned to the country in 2014 to support the Iraqi forces in the fight against the Islamic State militants.
Erbil: A newly-formed council of Political Leadership of Kurdistan – Iraq on Sunday replaced the High Referendum Council for Kurdistan region after the latter ended its mission of holding referendum on independence of the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan. “The High Referendum Council, headed by regional President Masoud Barzani, held its first meeting after the Sept. […]
Deadly bombings have been rare in Baghdad, as the security situation has improved in Iraq since the Iraqi security forces fully defeated IS militants across the country late in 2017.
Bhubaneswar: The special task force (STF) of Odisha police on Tuesday began investigation and a search operation after four suspected terrorists mysteriously fled from a hotel in posh Master Canteen area here late last night just before a police team swooped down on it. Though the commissionerate police is yet to get any clue about […]
Iraq has recorded 1.4 million infections and reported more than 17,000 deaths from coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins University data.
Baghdad: Adel Abdul Mahdi on Wednesday sworn in as new prime minister of Iraq after the parliament passed 14 out of his 22 cabinet members. Mahdi and his 14 cabinet members sworn in after long parliament session that continued after midnight as the parliament passed the government program, which was submitted by Abdul Mahdi, and then […]
Baghdad: Iraqi lawmakers have elected Barham Salih as the new president of Iraq after a protracted political wrangling, marking a crucial step in forming the government in the next four years. Salih gained 219 votes out of a total of 272 lawmakers who cast their votes on Tuesday in the second round of voting, advancing […]
Baghdad: Iraq’s Foreign Ministry has said it was “astonished” by a report that Iran had moved ballistic missiles to armed groups in Iraq. The Ministry confirmed on Sunday that all Iraqi state institutions were committed to the Constitution that states that its territory should not be used as a base or passage for any operation […]
Baghdad: At least 14 people were killed and over 90 injured on Wednesday by a huge explosion in Iraq’s Baghdad, an official said. “The latest report said that 14 people were killed and more than 90 others were wounded by the huge explosion of an explosive cache in eastern Baghdad,” Xinhua quoted an Interior Ministry […]
New Delhi: Thirty-nine Indians kidnapped by the Islamic State in Iraq’s Mosul in 2014 are dead, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Tuesday. The minister told the Rajya Sabha that their bodies were spotted using deep penetration radar. The bodies were exhumed from mass graves and their identities confirmed by DNA tests, she said. […]
Baghdad: Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has reportedly fled from Iraq to Syria in a yellow taxi to avoid drawing suspicion. An intelligence source claimed the IS chief was hiding in Rawa, northwestern Iraq, when troops entered Qaim some 50 miles away near the Syrian border, the Daily Mail reported. Al-Baghdadi felt his presence […]
Erbil (Iraq): Polling places in the northern autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan closed on Monday following an independence referendum, election officials said. Kurdistan’s Independent High Electoral and Referendum Commission said it extended voting for one hour due to the high turnout, Efe reported. Some 76 per cent of voters, according to official figures, had cast […]
Kathmandu: Having recovered from a disappointing draw against Nepal in their last match, India are expected to face an uphill task when they take on defending champions Iraq in a Group D encounter of the AFC U-16 Championship 2018 Qualifiers at the Halchowk Stadium here on Sunday. “Yes, obviously boys were feeling a bit down following […]
Baghdad: The Iraqi aircraft conducted dozens of airstrikes against targets of the Islamic State (IS) militants in western Iraq, leaving many of their posts destroyed and killing some 306 militants, the Iraqi military said. The jet fighters carried out 42 airstrikes on Sunday based on intelligence reports during the period from September 11 to 16, […]
Baghdad: With stability returning to the war-torn West Asian nation, Iraq and Russia on Sunday restored scheduled commercial airline services for the first time since 2004, an Iraqi Airways source said. An Iraqi Airways plane left Baghdad for Moscow’s Vnukovo airport, Iraqi Airways said, Xinhua news agency reported. It is a signal on the part […]