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‘Everyone was jumping, doctors fell on cars’: Baghdad hospital fire kills 82

The fire erupted on Saturday at the Ibn Khatib hospital in the Diyala Bridge area of Baghdad.
People look on at Ibn Khatib hospital after a fire caused by an oxygen tank explosion in Baghdad, Iraq, April 25, 2021. (Reuters Photo )
People look on at Ibn Khatib hospital after a fire caused by an oxygen tank explosion in Baghdad, Iraq, April 25, 2021. (Reuters Photo )
Published on Apr 25, 2021 03:26 PM IST
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Islamic State claims deadly and rare twin blasts in Baghdad

The attack was the first in nearly three years to hit the capital. Elsewhere, in northern Iraq and the western desert, attacks continue and almost exclusively target Iraqi security forces.
Iraqi mourners pray over the coffin of a victim who was killed in a twin suicide bombing in central Baghdad, during a funeral in the holy city of Najaf on January 21, 2021. (AFP)
Iraqi mourners pray over the coffin of a victim who was killed in a twin suicide bombing in central Baghdad, during a funeral in the holy city of Najaf on January 21, 2021. (AFP)
Published on Jan 22, 2021 04:09 PM IST
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Iran plans 20% uranium enrichment ‘as soon as possible’

The move comes amid heightened tensions between Iran and the US in the waning days of the administration of President Donald Trump, who unilaterally withdrew America from Tehran’s nuclear deal in 2018.
Iran’s decision to begin enriching to 20% a decade ago nearly brought an Israeli strike targeting its nuclear facilities, tensions that only abated with the 2015 atomic deal.(AP)
Iran’s decision to begin enriching to 20% a decade ago nearly brought an Israeli strike targeting its nuclear facilities, tensions that only abated with the 2015 atomic deal.(AP)
Updated on Jan 02, 2021 03:38 PM IST
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Dubai, UAE | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai

Trump warns Iran over rocket strike on embassy in Iraq

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had already pointed the finger at Tehran, while the US military command that covers the region said that the rocket attack “was almost certainly conducted by an Iranian-backed rogue militia group.”
Trump ordered the drone attack on January 3, 2020 to kill the powerful Iranian general while he was in Baghdad.(AP)
Trump ordered the drone attack on January 3, 2020 to kill the powerful Iranian general while he was in Baghdad.(AP)
Published on Dec 24, 2020 08:48 AM IST
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Washington | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Prashasti Singh

3 rockets target US Embassy in Baghdad: Report

The embassy’s C-RAM defense system was used to destroy the rockets mid-air, three Iraqi security officials said, with damage caused to property and parked cars. It was not immediately clear if there were any casualties. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.
The C-RAM system was installed by the US over the summer as armed groups stepped up rocket attacks targeting the embassy and its premises.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)
The C-RAM system was installed by the US over the summer as armed groups stepped up rocket attacks targeting the embassy and its premises.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)
Updated on Dec 21, 2020 12:48 AM IST
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Baghdad | By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

9 Iraqi security personnel, civilians dead in IS ambush: Police

A police source said a roadside bomb hit a car and that jihadists opened fire on a rescue team of policemen and state-aligned paramilitary forces when they arrived at the scene, about 200 kilometres (120 miles) from the capital.
Four members of the Hashed al-Shaabi and two policemen died along with three civilians, Mohammed Zidane, the mayor of Zouiya, 50 kilometres from the city of Tikrit, said.(Reuters)
Four members of the Hashed al-Shaabi and two policemen died along with three civilians, Mohammed Zidane, the mayor of Zouiya, 50 kilometres from the city of Tikrit, said.(Reuters)
Updated on Nov 22, 2020 07:10 AM IST
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Samarra | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Prashasti Singh

Gunmen kill at least 11 in attack on Iraqi army post in Baghdad: Sources

The assailants in four vehicles attacked the post in the capital’s southwestern district of Al-Radhwaniya using grenades and automatic weapons, the sources said.
The Iraqi military said in a statement that a “terrorist group” of four elements attacked a post of a government-backed Sunni militiamen, killing four people and wounding three.(AFP (Representative))
The Iraqi military said in a statement that a “terrorist group” of four elements attacked a post of a government-backed Sunni militiamen, killing four people and wounding three.(AFP (Representative))
Published on Nov 09, 2020 04:46 PM IST
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Baghdad | By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh

Shutting the US embassy in Baghdad would be counterproductive

Every sensible person agrees the giant embassy is a burdensome anachronism: At 104 acres, it is the largest and most expensive American outpost in the world, an outsized relic of the George W. Bush administration. The scale reflects a vision in which the U.S. would be embedded throughout the Iraqi government.
Iraqi counter-terrorism forces stand guard in front of the US embassy in the capital Baghdad. (Photo by AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP)(AFP)
Iraqi counter-terrorism forces stand guard in front of the US embassy in the capital Baghdad. (Photo by AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP)(AFP)
Updated on Oct 20, 2020 01:08 PM IST
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By Bloomberg | Posted by Kaleem Ullah Fasihi

Vande Bharat Mission: Air India plans to operate special flight from Basra in Iraq to New Delhi

Indian Embassy in Baghdad alerts Indian nationals stranded in Iraq to register for travelling to India under the Vande Bharat Mission
Air India plans to operate special flight from Basra in Iraq to New Delhi(Twitter/LaxmanR83204220)
Air India plans to operate special flight from Basra in Iraq to New Delhi(Twitter/LaxmanR83204220)
Updated on Sep 11, 2020 10:50 AM IST
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Baghdad [Iraq] | By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Rockets fall near Baghdad airport, no casualties

On Saturday, a rocket fell inside Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone, which houses government buildings and foreign missions, while three others landed there on Thursday.
Burning debris are seen on a road near Baghdad International Airport, which according to Iraqi paramilitary groups were caused by three rockets hitting the airport in Iraq on January 3, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)
Burning debris are seen on a road near Baghdad International Airport, which according to Iraqi paramilitary groups were caused by three rockets hitting the airport in Iraq on January 3, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)
Published on Aug 31, 2020 10:19 AM IST
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Cairo | By Reuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

Iraq PM Mustafa Al-Kadhimi orders probe after 2 protesters killed in clashes

The violence comes after months of quiet in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, and were an embarrassment to prime minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, who has vowed to meet protester demands by holding early elections and investigating the death of hundreds of protesters.
Protesters burn tires during a demonstration demanding better public services and jobs in Basra, southeast of Baghdad, Iraq on Monday.(AP Photo)
Protesters burn tires during a demonstration demanding better public services and jobs in Basra, southeast of Baghdad, Iraq on Monday.(AP Photo)
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 06:57 AM IST
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Baghdad | By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

US, UK troops among 3 dead in Iraq rocket attack: US official

The attack threatens a dangerous escalation, with suspected US-led coalition air strikes promptly targeting Iran-aligned Iraqi fighters in neighbouring Syria, a war monitor said.
On Wednesday evening, a volley of rockets hit the Taji air base north of Baghdad, which hosts troops from the US-led coalition helping local forces battle jihadists.(ANI Twitter)
On Wednesday evening, a volley of rockets hit the Taji air base north of Baghdad, which hosts troops from the US-led coalition helping local forces battle jihadists.(ANI Twitter)
Updated on Mar 12, 2020 04:37 AM IST
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Baghdad | By Agence France-Presse

Three rockets hit US embassy in Iraqi capital Baghdad, 1 wounded: Report

The US embassy did not respond to requests for comment and it was not immediately clear whether the injured person was an American national or an Iraqi staff member working at the mission.
Vehicles move through the Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq,(AP FILE)
Vehicles move through the Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq,(AP FILE)
Updated on Jan 27, 2020 08:20 AM IST
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Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse

Donald Trump agrees US-Iraq ‘security partnership’

Tensions between Washington and Tehran boiled over onto Iraqi soil this month, with the US killing top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad and Iran striking back at an Iraqi base hosting American soldiers.
In Davos, Switzerland, the two presidents held their first meeting since the United States killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad, sparking an Iraqi parliament call for expulsion of US troops.(Reuters File Photo)
In Davos, Switzerland, the two presidents held their first meeting since the United States killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad, sparking an Iraqi parliament call for expulsion of US troops.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Jan 23, 2020 07:19 AM IST
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Davos (Switzerland) | By Agence France-Presse

No specific evidence Iran was plotting attack on 4 US embassies: Pentagon chief

Trump said on Friday Iran probably had targeted the US embassy in Baghdad and was aiming to attack four US embassies before Soleimani was killed in a US drone strike on January 3.
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said he agreed with Trump that additional attacks against US embassies were likely, he said that Trump’s remarks to Fox News were not based on specific evidence.(Reuters File Photo)
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said he agreed with Trump that additional attacks against US embassies were likely, he said that Trump’s remarks to Fox News were not based on specific evidence.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Jan 13, 2020 01:26 AM IST
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Donald Trump says he believes Iranian general Qasem Soleimani was targeting four US embassies

“I can reveal that I believe it would have been four embassies,” Trump said in an excerpt of an interview due to air later on Fox News.
President Donald Trump said Friday that he thinks Iranian general Qasem Soleimani was planning attacks against four US embassies(Reuters File Photo)
President Donald Trump said Friday that he thinks Iranian general Qasem Soleimani was planning attacks against four US embassies(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Jan 11, 2020 02:52 AM IST
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Washington | By Agence France-Presse

Soleimani’s killing an act of terrorism, says Noam Chomsky

Chomsky, one of the most widely read geopolitical analysts of our times, suggested that Soleimani’s killing is a violation of international law.
Soleimani’s assassination has triggered a debate on whether Washington was on the right side of the law when it carried out the deadly January 3 drone attack on the Iranian general in Iraq - a third country.(AP File Photo)
Soleimani’s assassination has triggered a debate on whether Washington was on the right side of the law when it carried out the deadly January 3 drone attack on the Iranian general in Iraq - a third country.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Jan 11, 2020 12:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Nadim Siraj

US hits Iran with fresh sanctions

Announcing the latest sanctions, US secretary of state Mike Pompeo said the US had specific information about “large-scale” attacks that were being planned by Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani that led to the US killing him in a drone strike in Baghdad on January 3.
In a statement issued earlier, the US state department said US military presence in Iraq is to continue the fight against the IS.(AP File Photo)
In a statement issued earlier, the US state department said US military presence in Iraq is to continue the fight against the IS.(AP File Photo)
Published on Jan 11, 2020 12:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj

‘Horrendous opinions used’: Former Australian coach Darren Lehmann quits social media after ‘vile’ hack

Lehmann said he was stunned and upset by what happened, with Twitter having since resolved the problem and removed the content.
File image of Darren Lehmann(Getty Images)
File image of Darren Lehmann(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 07, 2020 09:42 AM IST
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Sydney | By AFP

Trump says Iran will ‘never’ have nukes; puts Iraq on notice

The President has also defended his earlier threat to attack Iranian cultural assets as reprisal for strikes from Iran carried out in retaliation against the killing of General Qassem Soleimani, a top Iranian military commander, in a US drone strike outside the Baghdad international airport.
US President Donald Trump on Monday vowed to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons(REUTERS PHOTO.)
US President Donald Trump on Monday vowed to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Updated on Jan 06, 2020 10:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj

NATO to review training mission in Iraq after Iran general slain

Ambassadors from the 29 allies will gather at their Brussels headquarters at 3.00 pm (1400 GMT) with Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg expected to brief journalists afterwards.
Shia Muslims carry photographs of the killed Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani as they take part in a protest against the US Air strike on Iraq military base.(PTI Photo)
Shia Muslims carry photographs of the killed Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani as they take part in a protest against the US Air strike on Iraq military base.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jan 06, 2020 06:09 PM IST
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Brussels | By Agence France-Presse

US President Trump threatens Iraq with sanctions ‘like they’ve never seen before’

The American president also defended his earlier threat to attack Iranian cultural assets as reprisal for strikes from Iran carried out in retaliation against the killing of General Qassem Soleimani, a top Iranian military commander, in a US drone strike outside the Baghdad international airport.
US President Donald Trump(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 06, 2020 01:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj

At least two rockets hit near US embassy in Baghdad: Report

Sunday’s attack marks the 14th time rockets have been fired towards US installations in Iraq over the last two months.
IThe blowback over the US killing of a top Iranian general mounted Sunday, Jan. 5 as Iraq's Parliament called for the expulsion of American troops from the country — a move that could allow a resurgence of the Islamic State group.(AP file photo for representation)
IThe blowback over the US killing of a top Iranian general mounted Sunday, Jan. 5 as Iraq's Parliament called for the expulsion of American troops from the country — a move that could allow a resurgence of the Islamic State group.(AP file photo for representation)
Updated on Jan 06, 2020 02:09 AM IST
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Baghdad | By Agence France-Presse

‘Deeply concerned’: India dials Tehran over ‘serious turn of developments’ after top Iran general’s death

The external affairs minister had a word with the Iranian leader barely days after Iran’s top military commander Soleimani was killed in an US air strike as his convoy left the airport at Baghdad. Soleimani was the head of Iran’s elite Quds military force and one of the most powerful figures in the Islamic world.
Mourners attend the funeral procession of the Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force of the Revolutionary Guards, and the Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who were killed in an air strike at Baghdad airport, in Kerbala, Iraq, January 4, 2020.(REUTERS)
Mourners attend the funeral procession of the Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force of the Revolutionary Guards, and the Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who were killed in an air strike at Baghdad airport, in Kerbala, Iraq, January 4, 2020.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 18, 2020 08:45 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

EU urges ‘de-escalation’ after US killing of Iran commander

US President Donald Trump who ordered the precision drone strike has said the military mastermind was planning an “imminent” attack on US diplomats and the roughly 5,200 American troops deployed in Baghdad.
US President Donald Trump delivers remarks following the U.S. Military airstrike against Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad, Iraq, in West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., January 3, 2020.(Reuters photo)
US President Donald Trump delivers remarks following the U.S. Military airstrike against Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad, Iraq, in West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., January 3, 2020.(Reuters photo)
Updated on Jan 05, 2020 10:13 PM IST
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Brussels | By Press Trust of India

After US killing of Soleimani, Trump says ‘action to stop war, ‘not start war’

While referring to the Iranian military mastermind, killed in a US air attack earlier Friday in Baghdad, as “sick,” Trump attempted to lower tensions by insisting that he does not want war with Iran.
US President Donald Trump delivers remarks following the US Military airstrike against Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad, Iraq, in West Palm Beach, Florida, US, January 3, 2020.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump delivers remarks following the US Military airstrike against Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad, Iraq, in West Palm Beach, Florida, US, January 3, 2020.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 04, 2020 07:09 AM IST
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West Palm Beach, United States | By Agence France-Presse

Trump talks of war in cryptic tweet after top Iran commander Soleimani’s death

Soleimani was killed in a US airstrike on a convoy of cars near the Baghdad airport Thursday, along with Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, an Iraqi militia commander.
US President Donald Trump spoke of war in his first remarks after the killing of Qasem Soleimani(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump spoke of war in his first remarks after the killing of Qasem Soleimani(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 17, 2020 02:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj

‘He was plotting to kill many more Americans’: Trump on Soleimani’s death

In his first substantial comments on the operation, carried out earlier Friday at Baghdad’s international airport, Trump tweeted that Soleimani “should have been taken out many years ago!”
Donald Trump on Friday said that the top Iranian commander killed in a U.S. air strike, Qassem Soleimani, was planning to kill Americans(AP)
Donald Trump on Friday said that the top Iranian commander killed in a U.S. air strike, Qassem Soleimani, was planning to kill Americans(AP)
Updated on Jan 03, 2020 08:16 PM IST
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Washington | By Reuters

Opinion| What Soleimani’s death means for Iran, West Asia and the world

With his killing, the US has entered an area of unknowns. Iran cannot be underestimated
Soleimani was the Shiite power’s chief conductor in the Syrian civil war, designing a policy of fighting ISIS while expanding Iran’s reach in the vacuum left behind. He also was the architect of Iran’s overwhelming influence in Iraq’s politics(AP)
Soleimani was the Shiite power’s chief conductor in the Syrian civil war, designing a policy of fighting ISIS while expanding Iran’s reach in the vacuum left behind. He also was the architect of Iran’s overwhelming influence in Iraq’s politics(AP)
Updated on Jan 03, 2020 09:07 PM IST
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By Kabir Taneja

‘Increase in tension alarmed world’: India urges ‘restraint’ after top Iran commander Qasem Soleimani’s death

Qasem Suleimani, regarded as the second most powerful figure in Iran after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was killed in an overnight attack by the US.
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Updated on Aug 17, 2020 02:47 AM IST
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