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Iraq closes Iran border amid virus outbreak

Imports from Iran will continue to be allowed entry at the border crossings. Iraq banned border crossings by Iranian nationals for three days from Thursday amid fears of the coronavirus, Iraq’s state news agency said on Thursday. The decision came after Iraqi Airways suspended

US warns Iraqi gov’t on their attacks against protesters

In a statement released on Tuesday, it’s been highlighted the importance of relations with Baghdad. The US has called on the Iraqi government to put an end to attacks against peaceful protesters in Iraq, amid ongoing demonstrations against poor living conditions in the country.

Clashes kill 2, injure 60 in Iraq’s capital

More than 500 people have been killed and 17,000 injured in the protests, according to Iraq’s commission. At least two Iraqis were killed and more than 60 were injured in clashes between Iraqi security forces and protesters in the capital Baghdad, a security official

Rocket attack hits Iraq military base

Al-Taji military airbase houses joint forces including Iraqi and American soldiers. An Iraqi military base which houses US forces was targeted by a rocket attack on Tuesday, an Iraqi army officer said. NO CASUALTIES REPORTED Al-Taji military airbase located 85 kilometers (some 53 miles)

German FM warns Iraq over Daesh threat

The top German minister Heiko Maas also reiterated the right of the Iranian people to express their opinions in peaceful means. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas warned Monday that Daesh/ISIS terror group may return to Iraq in case of the withdrawal of coalition forces

US secretary discusses Iran tension with Iraqi PM

US to do ‘whatever it takes’ to protect American, Iraqi people, defend its collective interests, says US secretary of state. Pompeo reiterated the US’ condemnation of the Iranian regime’s launch of ballistic missiles early Wednesday into two sites in Iraq that host Iraqi, American,

Germany to withdraw troops from Iraq

Germany to withdraw troops from Iraq German military contingent will be temporarily thinned out, with around 30 out of the 130 personnel serving in the country to be redeployed to neighboring countries, the foreign ministry announced. Germany is moving some of its military personnel

Iraqi Parliament urges government to oust US troops

Iraqi Parliament urges government to oust US troops The Iraqi Parliament has urged the government to oust U.S.-led coalition troops from the country following the assassination of Iran’s top general, Qassem Soleimani.Lawmakers voted Sunday in favor of a resolution that calls for ending foreign