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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.
Published on Sep 09, 2022 06:56 PM IST
Iran closed its border with Iraq after the worst fighting in the Iraqi capital for years.
Updated on Aug 30, 2022 03:33 PM IST
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.
Published on Aug 30, 2022 08:11 AM IST
Written by Sharmita Kar | Edited by Swati Bhasin
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.
Updated on Aug 30, 2022 04:22 AM IST
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.
Published on Jul 31, 2022 04:08 AM IST
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.
Published on Jul 30, 2022 04:53 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Pathi Venkata Thadhagath
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.
Published on Jul 28, 2022 08:00 AM IST
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 verdict handed down to retired geologist Jim Fitton shocked the court in Baghdad, including his defense attorney.
Published on Jun 06, 2022 02:48 PM IST
AP | , Baghdad
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.
Published on May 29, 2022 10:26 AM IST
As soon as Bush said Iraq, he corrected himself and clarified that he meant Ukraine. But under the breath, he said, “Iraq too”.
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.
Published on Apr 16, 2022 02:31 PM IST
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.
Published on Mar 13, 2022 07:15 AM IST
Dozens of rockets or drone bomb attacks have targeted American troops and interests in Iraq in the recent months.
Published on Jan 14, 2022 07:57 AM IST
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.
Published on Jan 13, 2022 05:27 PM IST
AFP | , Iraq
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.
Published on Dec 19, 2021 07:27 AM IST
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.
Published on Dec 05, 2021 02:50 PM IST
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.
Published on Dec 03, 2021 02:21 PM IST
“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.
Published on Nov 24, 2021 07:44 AM IST
Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi
Iraq Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi was targetted in a drone attack that struck his residence in Baghdad early Sunday.
Updated on Nov 08, 2021 11:11 AM IST
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.
Published on Nov 07, 2021 08:10 AM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
The carvings, 12 panels measuring five metres (16 feet) wide and two metres tall, show gods, kings and sacred animals.
Published on Oct 25, 2021 03:35 AM IST
"It is possible that terrorists may try to destabilise the situation in neighbouring states," Said Putin, warning that they could even try "direct expansion".
Published on Oct 14, 2021 06:15 AM IST
Al-Kadhimi described it as “one of the most difficult" cross border intelligence operations ever conducted by Iraqi forces.
Published on Oct 11, 2021 04:35 PM IST
AP | , Baghdad
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.
Updated on Sep 24, 2021 08:19 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Washington
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.
Published on Sep 05, 2021 02:28 PM IST
Actor Shamita Shetty has said that because there is a 'class divide' in Bigg Boss OTT, she is ostracised.
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.
Published on Jul 28, 2021 09:08 PM IST
hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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.
Published on Jul 13, 2021 09:45 PM IST
AP | , Nasiriyah, Iraq
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.
Published on May 05, 2021 02:52 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal, Baghdad