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Wadi Al-Salam cemetery is the world's largest graveyard. What we know

Wadi Al-Salam, which translates to Valley of Peace in English, is located in the city of Najaf and accounts for 13 per cent of its total area.

Wadi Al-Salam which translates to Valley of Peace in English, is located in the city of Najaf(X(formerly Twitter))
Published on Nov 22, 2023 08:36 PM IST
ByAdarsh Kumar Gupta

Iraq slams US air strikes as 'violation' of its sovereignty

A government spokespersons said the pre-dawn strikes on Tuesday and Wednesday were carried out "without the knowledge of Iraqi government agencies".

Image for representation.(AFP)
Published on Nov 22, 2023 04:42 PM IST

US conducts precision strikes in Iraq after attacks from Iran-backed groups

The surge in attacks on American troops is linked to the latest war between Israel and Hamas.

Military vehicles of U.S. soldiers are seen at the al-Asad air base in Anbar province, Iraq.(Reuters / File)
Published on Nov 22, 2023 07:02 AM IST

Drone attack targets US-led anti-jihadist coalition in Iraq

On Tuesday, "at two different points, three drones attacked the international coalition", the anti-terrorism service of autonomous region of Kurdistan said

In the first attack
Published on Nov 07, 2023 07:47 PM IST

Blinken makes unannounced visit to Iraq in bid to prevent Gaza spillover

After an earlier visit to the occupied West Bank, Blinken landed in Baghdad on Sunday evening for his first visit to the country as the US top diplomat

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken returns to Baghdad International Airport from the International Zone via helicopter after meeting Iraq's Prime Minister in Baghdad. (AFP)
Published on Nov 06, 2023 12:31 AM IST
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US State Department approves possible sale of Bell Helicopter support to Iraq

The Pentagon said Textron unit Bell Helicopter was the prime contractor for the weapon.

A U.S. Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey helicopter (Reuters/File)
Published on Nov 03, 2023 01:16 AM IST
Reuters |

US shoots down attack drone in Iraq: official

American forces face surge in attacks linked to Israel-Hamas conflict.

A soldier of the US army wears the country's flag on his uniform.(AFP)
Published on Oct 28, 2023 12:49 AM IST
AFP | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

Iraq sentences Saddam Hussein's daughter for promoting father's political party

The party was dissolved and banned after Hussein was toppled during the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq.

Raghad Saddam Hussein
Published on Oct 23, 2023 12:24 AM IST
AFP | | Posted by Sreelakshmi B

US troops targeted in rocket attacks in Iraq; escape unharmed

Armed factions close to Iran have threatened to attack American interests in Iraq over US support for Israel since militants from Hamas killed more than 1,400.

Israeli reprisal strikes on Gaza have since killed more than 3,700 people, according to the Palestinian enclave's Hamas-controlled health ministry. (Reuters/File)
Published on Oct 20, 2023 02:53 PM IST

Drones attack a US military base in southern Syria and there are minor injuries, US officials say

Drones attack a US military base in southern Syria and there are minor injuries, US officials say

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Updated on Oct 20, 2023 05:30 AM IST
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Iraq wedding fire caused by ‘gross negligence’: Govt investigation

Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani visited victims of the blaze at two local hospitals on Thursday and pledged to hold those responsible to account.

Iraqis attend a candle vigil for the victims of the wedding hall fire, at the church of Mart Shmoni, in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on September 30, 2023. (AFP)
Published on Oct 01, 2023 07:57 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

Morning briefing: Canada Police on Nijjar death probe; Jaishankar at UNGA

A shortlist of the biggest headlines, recommended stories, and a special collection of news items you should check out.

Canada PM Justin Trudeau blamed India for Hardeep Singh Nijjar's killing.
Published on Sep 27, 2023 09:06 AM IST

Three dead in drone strike on Iraqi Kurdistan airfield

The drone strike targeted anti-terror forces at the Arbat airfield, southeast of Sulaimaniyah, which is mainly used by crop-spraying aircraft.

The drone strike targeted anti-terror forces at the Arbat airfield, southeast of Sulaimaniyah, which is mainly used by crop-spraying aircraft.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 19, 2023 01:05 AM IST
AFP | | Posted by Sreelakshmi B

Six killed in attack on airport in Iraq's Kurdistan region: Report

Arbid is a small airport used for helicopters and is located 50 km (30 miles) to the east of the city of Sulaimaniya in the northeast of the country.

One security source said initial information suggested a Turkish drone was used in the attack against a suspected Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) target.
Published on Sep 18, 2023 10:17 PM IST
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3 killed, 16 injured in ethnic clashes in Iraq's Kirkuk, curfew imposed: Police

Those wounded, including Kurds, Arabs and three members of the security forces, were hit by gunfire, stones or glass, said Khalaf.

Iraqi protesters block a road following protests in the multi-ethnic Iraqi city of Kirkuk on September 2.(AFP)
Published on Sep 03, 2023 07:53 AM IST

At least 9 Iranian pilgrims killed in road crash in Iraq's Nassiriya

One of the medical sources said 31 people, including women and children, were injured and five of them were in a critical condition.

The bus was crammed with pilgrims en-route to the holy Shi’ite Muslim city of Karbala.(Representative images)
Published on Aug 28, 2023 10:37 PM IST
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No advertising screens in Iraq's capital after porn hack incident: ‘Immoral’

Baghdad advertising screens: Following the order, several screens that usually show advertisements were switched off.

Baghdad advertising screens: Vehicles drive past a shut advertisement screen at the Uqba Bin Nafia square in Baghdad.(AFP)
Published on Aug 20, 2023 05:37 PM IST

Iraq bans media from using term ‘homosexuality’; must use this term instead

Iraq does not explicitly criminalise gay sex but loosely defined morality clauses in its penal code have been used to target members of the LGBT community.

Protesters waves placards while joining supporters of the LBTQ community as they stage a protest against a planned lecture by Kenyan academic Patrik Lumumba (not visible) at the University of Cape Town on July 24.(AFP)
Published on Aug 09, 2023 03:04 PM IST
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Morning brief: WHO issues 'substandard' alert in Iraq for India-made cough syrup

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from the Hindustan Times.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) logo is seen near its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 08, 2023 08:53 AM IST

WHO flags contaminated India-made syrup in Iraq

The batch was manufactured by Fourrts (India) Laboratories Pvt. Ltd for Dabilife Pharma Pvt. Ltd, WHO said.

World Health Organization logo seen near its headquarters in Geneva.(file)
Published on Aug 07, 2023 08:38 PM IST
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Iraq blocks Telegram app citing ‘personal data violations’

The app is widely used in Iraq for messaging but also as a source of news and for sharing content.

A man is seen as a silhouette as he checks a mobile device whilst standing against an illuminated wall bearing Telegram's logo in this arranged photograph.(Bloomberg)
Published on Aug 06, 2023 05:30 PM IST
Reuters |

Biden’s presidency is transformative

Despite his age, or maybe because of it, Joe Biden has been the most clear-headed and effective US president of this century

US President Joe Biden.(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 01, 2023 09:41 PM IST

‘Accidental fire’ amid scorching heat wave: Iraq faces nationwide power cuts

Iraq Power Cut: This comes as the country's electrical system faces other challenges- fuel shortages and surging demand during a major heat wave.

A farmer watches the ripening of dates, as their production increases in high temperatures in Basra, Iraq.(Reuters)
Published on Jul 31, 2023 11:37 AM IST

Iraq expels Swedish ambassador over planned Koran burning

An Iraqi government statement said Baghdad had also recalled its charge d'affaires in Sweden

The Iraqi flag hangs outside Iraq's embassy in Stockholm, Sweden as police make preparations for a demonstrationon July 20, 2023. (AFP)
Published on Jul 20, 2023 09:04 PM IST
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Iraq's ancient sites, vast desert, marshland spur new trickle of tourists

Tourists are heading to Iraq to see attractions spanning from vast desert and marshland ecosystems to ruins of the worlds earliest cities and empires

Tourists walk during a tour in the ancient city of Babylon, Iraq. Iraq's ancient sites, vast desert, marshland ecosystems spur new trickle of tourists (REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani)
Published on Jul 11, 2023 06:04 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Baghdad

Abducted Elizabeth Tsurkov detailed ‘meeting survivors of the genocide’ in 2019

In a 2019 Facebook post, Elizabeth Tsurkov had detailed her experience “meeting survivors of the genocide & ethnic displacement” while in Iraq

Elizabeth Tsurkov is an Israeli-Russian citizen who was studying political science at the New Jersey-based Ivy League institution (Elizabeth Tsurkov/Facebook)
Updated on Jul 06, 2023 01:59 PM IST
BySumanti Sen

India's Russian oil buying scales new highs in May: Report

India, the world's third biggest oil consumer and importer, buys more than 80% of its oil from overseas markets.

Russian oil accounted for about 40% of India's crude imports in May, cutting imports from Iraq to a three-year low and from Saudi Arabia to their lowest since September 2021, an analysis of the data showed. (File)
Published on Jun 21, 2023 06:56 PM IST
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Questions surround Biden's mental acuity amidst repeat error on son's death

46th US President Joe Biden's recurring factual error regarding his late son's death, which has raised concerns about his mental acuity.

President Joe Biden speaks during a visit to Fort Liberty, N.C., Friday, June 9, 2023. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)(AP)
Published on Jun 10, 2023 06:38 AM IST

Strongman Erdogan consolidates his grip

The Erdogan regime has a stranglehold over all major institutions, from the judiciary, police to the parliament, and is duly served by the Turkish media

Erdogan’s victory came after a run-off where he missed the 50% mark by a whisker, due to Kilicdaroglu, who came a close second(AFP)
Published on May 29, 2023 08:40 PM IST

Iraq court issues death sentence to former policeman for killing academic

Hashemi was an expert on Sunni extremism and a government security adviser.

Hisham al-Hashemi(Twitter)
Published on May 07, 2023 04:35 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Yagya Sharma
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