By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2021 09:08 PM IST
- The Gilgamesh Dream Tablet was discovered in 1853 in the ruins of the library of the Assyrian King Assur Banipal in Nineveh, situated in modern-day northern Iraq.
AP | , Nasiriyah, Iraq
PUBLISHED ON JUL 13, 2021 09:45 PM IST
The tragedy cast a spotlight on what many have decried as widespread negligence and mismanagement in Iraq's hospitals after decades of war and sanctions.
AP | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal, Baghdad
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 02:52 PM IST
Iraq has grappled with a severe second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. New case numbers spiked to over 8,000 per day last month, the highest they have ever been.
Reuters | , Erbil, Iraq
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2021 02:31 PM IST
It was the first known attack carried out by an unmanned aerial drone against US forces in Erbil, amid a steady stream of rocket attacks on bases hosting US forces.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 12:41 PM IST
As the pope's plane took off, Iraqi President Barham Salih was at hand on the tarmac, waving goodbye.
AP | , Irbil
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 05:18 PM IST
Francis headed to the northern city of Mosul, which was heavily damaged in the war against IS, to pray for Iraq's war victims.
AP | , Najaf
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 01:34 PM IST
Pope Francis met Saturday with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, one of the most senior clerics in Shiite Islam, in Iraq's holy city of Najaf.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 01:25 PM IST
The numerical decline and waning clout of Iraqi Christians started before the Islamic State’s persecution of religious minorities like theirs
PUBLISHED ON JAN 29, 2021 03:30 PM IST
AFP | , Samarra, Iraq
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:14 AM IST
"IS launched an attack on the Hashed's Brigade 22," said one of the unit's officers Abu Ali al-Maliki. Maliki told AFP the brigade commander was among those killed before reinforcements from the federal police came to the unit's aid.
Washington | By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 06:52 PM IST
In the past week alone, President Donald Trump’s team has dispatched B-52 bombers to the Persian Gulf in response to alleged Iranian attack planning and reversed an order to bring home the USS Nimitz, the only US aircraft carrier in the region.
Jerusalem | By Reuters | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 03:47 PM IST
It was Israel that needed to be on alert for possible Iranian strikes on the one-year anniversary on Sunday of the assassination of Tehran’s top general, Qassem Soleimani, in a US drone strike in Iraq, Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said on Kan public radio.
By Bloomberg | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 02:10 PM IST
The pre-payment deal, a first for Baghdad, is the latest example of China lending to struggling oil producers via state-controlled trading companies and banks.
Baghdad | By Associated Press| Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2021 04:10 AM IST
The announcement came a day after Iraq confirmed reports by private security firms that a mine had been discovered attached to the side of a tanker rented from Iraq’s Oil Marketing Company, known as SOMO, as it was refueling another vessel.
Baghdad | By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2021 10:12 PM IST
A limpet mine is a type of naval mine that attaches to the side of a ship, usually by a diver-member of special forces. It later explodes, and can significantly damage a vessel.
Damascus | By Reuters| Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON DEC 31, 2020 02:13 AM IST
A senior military defector in the area said the vehicle carried soldiers and pro-government militias who had finished their leave and were on their way back to their base in the desolate, sparsely populated area.
By Reuters | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 12:38 PM IST
“Putting your own citizens at risk abroad won’t divert attention from catastrophic failures at home,” Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted.
Baghdad | By Reuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON DEC 22, 2020 10:27 PM IST
All land borders with neighbouring nations will also be closed to travellers for two weeks, though the transport of commodities will be permitted, authorities said.
Baghdad | By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 12:48 AM IST
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.
By Bloomberg | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 09:33 PM IST
The central bank reduced the official rate to 1,450 dinar per dollar, the first devaluation since 2003, it said in a statement.
Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2020 04:05 PM IST
Ghosh said the BJP was not allowed to campaign during the last panchayat elections, and its workers were beaten up and driven out of booths.
By Bloomberg| Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 05:21 PM IST
The deal is the latest example of China, via state-controlled trading companies and banks, lending to struggling oil producers such as Angola, Venezuela and Ecuador, with repayment in the form of oil barrels rather than cash.
Mosul | By Associated Press | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 12:59 PM IST
Since the ouster of IS in 2017, the task of rebuilding Mosul has been painfully slow. Delays have been caused by lack of coherent governance at the provincial level; the governor of Nineveh province, which includes Mosul, has been replaced three times since liberation
Rome | By Asian News International| Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON DEC 08, 2020 01:10 PM IST
According to a communique by the Vatican, the Pope is set to”visit Baghdad, linked to the memory of Abraham, the city of Erbil, as well as Mosul and Qaraqosh in the plain of Nineveh” from March 5-8, as quoted by CNN.
United Nations | By Associated Press | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 01, 2020 01:44 PM IST
A member of Iraq’s Yazidi minority, Murad was among thousands of women and girls who were captured and forced into sexual slavery by Islamic State militants in 2014.
Baghdad | By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2020 08:17 PM IST
Supporters congregated in the capital’s Tahrir Square, once the epicentre of mass anti-government protests, to show their support for Moqtada al-Sadr, who leads a powerful political bloc, ahead of federal elections slated for next June.
Reuters | By Reuters | Posted by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 10:18 PM IST
The document, sent to companies operating in the state-owned business park and seen by Reuters, cited an immigration circular that came into effect on November 18.
Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 02:14 AM IST
US Government tells Pentagon to withdraw some soldiers from these two nations by Jan 15, just days before Joe Biden is expected to take charge as president.
Washington | By Associated Press | Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 06:34 AM IST
The plan will accelerate troop withdrawals from Iraq and Afghanistan in Trump’s final days in office, despite arguments from senior military officials in favor of a slower, more methodical pull-out to preserve hard-fought gains.
By Bloomberg | Posted by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 03:48 PM IST
The move comes after Donald Trump fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper and replaced other top officials at the Pentagon with loyalists last week.