[

iraq news

]

Latest from iraq

‘India, China won’t give up on Iraqi crude oil', says Iraqi SOMO chief

China and India will not give up on Iraqi crude oil even if Russian oil is currently offered to them at a discount, Alaa al-Yasiri said, adding that his country is exporting all surplus quantities of crude that are available for export.

‘India, China won’t give up on Iraqi crude oil', says Iraqi SOMO chief(REUTERS)
‘India, China won’t give up on Iraqi crude oil', says Iraqi SOMO chief(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 09, 2022 06:56 PM IST
Reuters |

30 killed as heavy gunfire rocks Iraq’s Green Zone after cleric quits politics

Iran closed its border with Iraq after the worst fighting in the Iraqi capital for years.

Gunmen cruised in pickup trucks carrying machine guns and brandishing grenade launchers. Overnight, sustained gun and rocket fire rang out across Baghdad.(AP & AFP)
Gunmen cruised in pickup trucks carrying machine guns and brandishing grenade launchers. Overnight, sustained gun and rocket fire rang out across Baghdad.(AP & AFP)
Updated on Aug 30, 2022 03:33 PM IST
Agencies |

Watch: Sri Lanka re-run? Iraq protestors storm prez palace, cool down in pool

Iraq protests: Military reinforcements sent to the presidential palace were unable to contain the situation as followers of Muqtada al-Sadr tore down cement barriers, forced-entered the presidential palace and availed all luxuries available, including the swimming pool.

Supporters of Iraqi populist leader Moqtada al-Sadr protest at the Green Zone, in Baghdad, Iraq. (REUTERS)
Supporters of Iraqi populist leader Moqtada al-Sadr protest at the Green Zone, in Baghdad, Iraq. (REUTERS)
Published on Aug 30, 2022 08:11 AM IST
Written by Sharmita Kar | Edited by Swati Bhasin

Clashes erupt after Iraqi Shiite cleric resigns, 15 dead

At least 15 protesters were wounded by gunfire and a dozen more were injured by tear gas and physical altercations with riot police in the protests that followed the announcement by Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr.

People carry a man amidst a protest of suporters of Iraqi populist leader Muqtada al-Sadr at the Green Zone, in Baghdad, Iraq August 29, 2022. (REUTERS)
People carry a man amidst a protest of suporters of Iraqi populist leader Muqtada al-Sadr at the Green Zone, in Baghdad, Iraq August 29, 2022. (REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 30, 2022 04:22 AM IST
PTI |

Tea, hot meals at Iraq parliament as protesters settle in

The thousands of demonstrators who had overwhelmed the barriers protecting the compound camped out inside and outside parliament as supporters delivered hot meals and bottles of cold water.

Supporters of cleric Moqtada Sadr, protesting against a rival bloc's nomination for prime minister, gather inside Iraq's parliament in the capital Baghdad's high-security Green Zone.(AFP)
Supporters of cleric Moqtada Sadr, protesting against a rival bloc's nomination for prime minister, gather inside Iraq's parliament in the capital Baghdad's high-security Green Zone.(AFP)
Published on Jul 31, 2022 04:08 AM IST
AFP |

Protest in Iraq intensifies as Al-Sadr supporters reach PM's building

Supporters of Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr reached the Iraqi Prime Minister's building on Saturday, following the protest against the nomination for Prime Minister by rival Iran-backed parties.

Picture for representation. (AP)
Picture for representation. (AP)
Published on Jul 30, 2022 04:53 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Pathi Venkata Thadhagath

Pro-Sadr protesters storm Iraqi parliament in fortified Green Zone

Police fired barrages of tear gas in a bid to stop the protesters from breaching the gates of the heavily fortified Green Zone, but the crowds surged forward and entered parliament.

Pro-Sadr protesters storm Iraqi parliament in fortified Green Zone
Pro-Sadr protesters storm Iraqi parliament in fortified Green Zone
Published on Jul 28, 2022 08:00 AM IST
AFP |

Archaeology sensation: An ancient city re-emerges in Iraq reservoir

Extreme drought in Iraq have given German and Kurdish archaeologists the unique chance to examine an ancient Bronze Age city, Zachiku. It was a race against the clock.

The ruined ancient city was exposed for only about six weeks(Universitäten Freiburg und Tübingen, KAO )
The ruined ancient city was exposed for only about six weeks(Universitäten Freiburg und Tübingen, KAO )
Published on Jun 09, 2022 12:46 PM IST
By, Delhi

Iraq: British man gets 15 years in prison over smuggling artifacts

The verdict handed down to retired geologist Jim Fitton shocked the court in Baghdad, including his defense attorney.

Jim Fitton of Britain, left, and Volker Waldmann of Germany, center, wearing yellow detainees’ uniforms and handcuffed are escorted by Iraqi security forces, outside a courtroom, in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday.(AP)
Jim Fitton of Britain, left, and Volker Waldmann of Germany, center, wearing yellow detainees’ uniforms and handcuffed are escorted by Iraqi security forces, outside a courtroom, in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday.(AP)
Published on Jun 06, 2022 02:48 PM IST
AP | , Baghdad

Deadly nose-bleed fever shocks Iraq as cases surge

The virus has no vaccine and onset can be swift, causing severe bleeding both internally and externally and especially from the nose. It causes death in as many as two-fifths of cases, according to medics.

File photo of a patient in Intensive Care Unit.(AFP - image for representation only)
File photo of a patient in Intensive Care Unit.(AFP - image for representation only)
Published on May 29, 2022 10:26 AM IST
AFP |

In a gaffe, Bush slams 'invasion of Iraq', corrects promptly saying 'I'm 75'

As soon as Bush said Iraq, he corrected himself and clarified that he meant Ukraine. But under the breath, he said, “Iraq too”. 

George W Bush on Wednesday mistakenly said ‘brutal invasion of Iraq’ while he meant to say the brutal invasion of Ukraine.
George W Bush on Wednesday mistakenly said ‘brutal invasion of Iraq’ while he meant to say the brutal invasion of Ukraine.
Published on May 19, 2022 01:03 PM IST
By | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

9 schoolteachers among 11 dead in Iraq as minibus crashes, erupts into flames

The accident happened in Babylon province around midnight as the group was returning in a minibus from the Shiite holy city of Karbala, a police source said.

Many roads are full of potholes and are plunged into total darkness at night.
Many roads are full of potholes and are plunged into total darkness at night.
Published on Apr 16, 2022 02:31 PM IST
AFP |

Missiles target US consulate in north Iraq, no casualties

One of the Iraqi officials said the ballistic missiles were fired from Iran, without elaborating. The US officials could not confirm the type of missile.

12 missiles were fired toward the US consulate in Iraq’s northern city of Irbil. (File photo - AP)
12 missiles were fired toward the US consulate in Iraq’s northern city of Irbil. (File photo - AP)
Published on Mar 13, 2022 07:15 AM IST
AP |

Rocket strikes Baghdad's Green Zone, injures 3, including children

Dozens of rockets or drone bomb attacks have targeted American troops and interests in Iraq in the recent months.

The US embassy in Baghdad(File Photo)
The US embassy in Baghdad(File Photo)
Published on Jan 14, 2022 07:57 AM IST
AFP |

6 dead as scaffolding collapses at Iraq Shiite pilgrimage site

Corruption and lack of finances in both Iraq's private and public sectors often lead to the use of and poorly equipped and under-qualified maintenance crews.

The accident struck at the shrine of Imam Hamza, connected to the family of the Prophet Mohammed.(REUTERS)
The accident struck at the shrine of Imam Hamza, connected to the family of the Prophet Mohammed.(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 13, 2022 05:27 PM IST
AFP | , Iraq

Two rockets hit Baghdad's Green Zone, where US embassy is located: Iraqi army

One rocket was destroyed in the air by the C-RAM defense system and the other landed near the zone's festivals arena damaging two cars, the report added. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

Security forces started an investigation to detect the launch site. (Photo via social media)
Security forces started an investigation to detect the launch site. (Photo via social media)
Published on Dec 19, 2021 07:27 AM IST
Reuters |

Incomplete Saddam-era marquee mosque lays bare Iraq divisions

Instead, the half-finished edifice of grey concrete stands in the heart of Baghdad as testimony to the sectarian and political strife that has shaped much of Iraq's modern history.

Al-Rahman Grand Mosque in al-Mansour district of Iraq's capital Baghdad, one of the last projects by late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.(AFP)
Al-Rahman Grand Mosque in al-Mansour district of Iraq's capital Baghdad, one of the last projects by late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.(AFP)
Published on Dec 05, 2021 02:50 PM IST
AFP |

Civilians among 10 dead in Iraq attack blamed on IS: Officials

The peshmerga, Kurdistan's armed forces, launched an operation in response, and seven fighters died when "an explosive device planted by IS elements" blew up.

Late last month, five Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters were killed and four wounded in a roadside bombing claimed by IS.(AP file)
Late last month, five Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters were killed and four wounded in a roadside bombing claimed by IS.(AP file)
Published on Dec 03, 2021 02:21 PM IST
AFP |

‘Looking forward to early formation of govt in Iraq’: India at UNSC briefing

“The people of Iraq, despite the difficult economic and security situation and the continued threat of terrorism, have expressed their will for a safer, inclusive and prosperous Iraq,” Sanjay Bhattacharya, secretary to the government of India (GoI) in the MEA, said during the UNSC Briefing on United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq. 

Sanjay Bhattacharyya, secretary to the government of India (GoI) in the MEA(ANI Photo)
Sanjay Bhattacharyya, secretary to the government of India (GoI) in the MEA(ANI Photo)
Published on Nov 24, 2021 07:44 AM IST
Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi

Biden strongly condemns 'terrorist attack' at Iraqi PM's residence

Iraq Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi was targetted in a drone attack that struck his residence in Baghdad early Sunday.

Motorists commute near Baghdad's Green Zone on November 7, 2021, after a drone attack on the residence of Iraq's Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi.(AFP Photo)
Motorists commute near Baghdad's Green Zone on November 7, 2021, after a drone attack on the residence of Iraq's Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Nov 08, 2021 11:11 AM IST
AFP |

Iraq's prime minister survives Baghdad drone attack. What we know so far

The Iraqi government statement, released by the state-run media moments after news of the drone strike broke, confirmed that the failed assassination attempt was with “an explosives-laden drone” that tried to target prime minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi's residence in the Green Zone.

Iraqi prime minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi (File Photo / REUTERS)
Iraqi prime minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi (File Photo / REUTERS)
Published on Nov 07, 2021 08:10 AM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Archaeologists in Iraq find ancient wine press, carvings

The carvings, 12 panels measuring five metres (16 feet) wide and two metres tall, show gods, kings and sacred animals.

The carvings, 12 panels measuring five metres (16 feet) wide and two metres tall, show gods, kings and sacred animals.(AFP)
The carvings, 12 panels measuring five metres (16 feet) wide and two metres tall, show gods, kings and sacred animals.(AFP)
Published on Oct 25, 2021 03:35 AM IST
AFP |

Iraq, Syria militants ‘actively’ entering Afghanistan: Russia's Putin

"It is possible that terrorists may try to destabilise the situation in neighbouring states," Said Putin, warning that they could even try "direct expansion".

Russian President Vladimir Putin.(via REUTERS)
Russian President Vladimir Putin.(via REUTERS)
Published on Oct 14, 2021 06:15 AM IST
AFP |

Iraq says it arrested top Islamic state leader Sami Jasim

Al-Kadhimi described it as “one of the most difficult" cross border intelligence operations ever conducted by Iraqi forces.

Sami Jasim al-Jaburi, the alleged finance chief of the Islamic State group, arrested by intelligence services
Sami Jasim al-Jaburi, the alleged finance chief of the Islamic State group, arrested by intelligence services "outside the borders" of Iraq.(AFP)
Published on Oct 11, 2021 04:35 PM IST
AP | , Baghdad

Ancient cuneiform clay tablet acquired by Hobby Lobby going back to Iraq

The $1.7 million cuneiform clay tablet or the Gilgamesh tablet is part of a section of a Sumerian poem from the Epic of Gilgamesh. It is one of the world’s oldest works of literature, and one of the oldest religious texts.

A man photographs the Gilgamesh Tablet, a 3,500-year-old Mesopotamian cuneiform clay tablet that was believed to be looted from Iraq around 1991 and illegally imported into the US to be displayed at the Washington Museum of the Bible, during a ceremony to repatriate the tablet to Iraq, at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, in Washington, DC,(Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)
A man photographs the Gilgamesh Tablet, a 3,500-year-old Mesopotamian cuneiform clay tablet that was believed to be looted from Iraq around 1991 and illegally imported into the US to be displayed at the Washington Museum of the Bible, during a ceremony to repatriate the tablet to Iraq, at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, in Washington, DC,(Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)
Updated on Sep 24, 2021 08:19 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Washington

Islamic State attack kills 13 Iraqi cops: Report

The attack, in the region of Al-Rashad around 65 kilometres (40 miles) south of Kirkuk city, took place just after midnight, a senior Iraqi police officer told AFP.

Thirteen policemen were killed in an attack by the Islamic State group against a checkpoint near Kirkuk in northern Iraq. In this file photo, the Iraqi federal police forces stand guard at a checkpoint in a street in the capital Baghdad.(AFP)
Thirteen policemen were killed in an attack by the Islamic State group against a checkpoint near Kirkuk in northern Iraq. In this file photo, the Iraqi federal police forces stand guard at a checkpoint in a street in the capital Baghdad.(AFP)
Published on Sep 05, 2021 02:28 PM IST
AFP |

Bigg Boss OTT: Shamita Shetty cries, says there's a 'class divide' in the show

Actor Shamita Shetty has said that because there is a 'class divide' in Bigg Boss OTT, she is ostracised.

Bigg Boss OTT: Shamita Shetty confides in Raqesh Bapat.
Bigg Boss OTT: Shamita Shetty confides in Raqesh Bapat.
Updated on Aug 22, 2021 09:10 AM IST

Gilgamesh tablet: US takes step to return 3,500-year-old looted artefact to Iraq

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.

The US state department on Tuesday said that the rare fragment was illegally imported to the country after it was bought by Hobby Lobby.(US immigration and customs enforcement)
The US state department on Tuesday said that the rare fragment was illegally imported to the country after it was bought by Hobby Lobby.(US immigration and customs enforcement)
Published on Jul 28, 2021 09:08 PM IST
By | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Fire at Covid-19 ward in Iraq: Death toll climbs to 92, several others injured

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.

Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi convened an emergency meeting and ordered the suspension and arrest of the health director in Dhi Qar provice, the hospital director and the city's civil defense chief. In picture - Rescuers at work after a catastrophic blaze erupted at a Covid-19 hospital ward in the al-Hussein Teaching Hospital in Nasiriyah, Iraq.(AP)
Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi convened an emergency meeting and ordered the suspension and arrest of the health director in Dhi Qar provice, the hospital director and the city's civil defense chief. In picture - Rescuers at work after a catastrophic blaze erupted at a Covid-19 hospital ward in the al-Hussein Teaching Hospital in Nasiriyah, Iraq.(AP)
Published on Jul 13, 2021 09:45 PM IST
AP | , Nasiriyah, Iraq

Iraq pushes Covid-19 vaccine rollout amid widespread apathy, rumors

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.

So far, fewer than than 380,000 people have been fully vaccinated in the country of 40 million.(AFP file photo)
So far, fewer than than 380,000 people have been fully vaccinated in the country of 40 million.(AFP file photo)
Published on May 05, 2021 02:52 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal, Baghdad
SHARE
  • 1
  • 2
  • ...
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
My Offers
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Thursday, October 06, 2022
Start 15 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Register Free and get Exciting Deals