Iraq Archive

Russian, Iraqi diplomats discuss military cooperation

According to the statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry, the details of new arms sales to be discussed in the future visit of the Iraqi defence minister to Moscow. Russia on Wednesday discussed military cooperation with Iraq, the foreign ministers of the two countries

Iraqi national security adviser stresses closer cooperation with Turkey

Meeting Turkish ambassador, Iraqi national security adviser says any obstacle before coordination should be removed. The Iraqi National Security Advisor Qasim al-Araji stressed on Sunday the importance of coordination between his country and Turkey and removing any obstacle in front of such coordination. OFFICIALS

Iraq arrests 26 Daesh militants in northern province

The Iraqi army continues to carry out frequent operations against the group in parts of the country. Iraqi forces arrested 26 suspected Daesh/ISIS militants in a security swoop in the northern Nineveh province on Saturday, according to the defense ministry. SUSPECTS CONFESSED OF CARRYING

Iraq’s coronavirus fatalities near 2,000

According to the Health Ministry data, over 100 fatalities, more than 1,950 new coronavirus cases were recorded in the last 24 hours. Over 100 more fatalities pushed Iraq’s coronavirus death toll closer to 2,000 on Tuesday. COUNTRY’S HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IS AT RISK According

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,