16 May 2021
Prank show features fake ISIS attacks on celebrities, sparks outrage
An Iraqi prank TV show that strapped suicide vests on celebrities and even featured their fake ISIS kidnappings has been pulled off air after massive outrage.
03 Apr 2021
Iraq judge who presided over Saddam's trial dies of COVID-19
A retired Iraqi judge who presided over the trial of Iraq's late dictator Saddam Hussein has died after battling COVID-19, the country's top judicial body said on Friday.
08 Mar 2021
After whirlwind historic visit, Pope leaves Iraq for Rome
Pope Francis on Monday wrapped up his historic whirlwind Iraq tour that sought to bring hope to the country's marginalized Christian minority with messages of coexistence, forgiveness, and peace.
29 Sep 2020
Sheikh Sabah, Kuwait's ruler who tried healing Gulf rifts, dies
Kuwait's ruling Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah died on Thursday, the royal court announced in a televised statement. He was 91 years old.
29 Jun 2020
Coronavirus killed one patient every 18 seconds this month
On Sunday, the world reached a grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic — the death toll topped half a million. A total of 504,466 have died of the virus since it originated in China last year.
08 Jan 2020
Iran fires missiles at 2 Iraqi bases housing US forces
Iran has fired more than a dozen ballistic missiles on two bases in Iraq, that houses forces from the United States, the Pentagon confirmed.
06 Jan 2020
Three rockets fall in Baghdad, two hit near US Embassy
On Sunday, three rockets fell in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, injuring six people, multiple reports said. Of them, two hit near the heavily fortified US Embassy, while one landed in the nearby Jadriya area.
27 Jul 2019
Why Tulsi Gabbard, US Presidential candidate, sued Google for $50mn
United States Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard has sued tech giant Google for discriminating against her 2020 election campaign.
02 Jul 2019
Five real-life backstage brawls that shook the WWE Universe
WWE has always been considered one of the best forms of sports entertainment.
22 Mar 2019
Iraq ferry sinks, almost 100 dead on spring holiday trip
Almost 100 people, mostly women, and children, died as a ferry packed with families celebrating Kurdish New Year sank in a swollen river in the former jihadist stronghold of Mosul.
03 Mar 2019
Wondering where Abhinandan Varthaman got indomitable strength from? His mother
Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman returned to his motherland on Friday after spending almost three days in Pakistan's captivity.
12 Jan 2019
Tulsi Gabbard announces 2020 presidential run to take on Trump
Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu lawmaker in the US Congress, has said that she is running for the White House in 2020.
27 Dec 2018
America cannot be the world's policeman: US President Trump
America cannot be the policeman of the world, US President Donald Trump said during his first visit to Iraq as he urged other countries to share responsibilities.
27 Dec 2018
'No plans at all' to remove US-troops from Iraq: Trump
US President Donald Trump, who's visiting Iraq, says he has "no plans at all" to remove US troops from the country.
19 Dec 2018
US President Trump's ex-security chief sold country out, says Judge
A federal judge abruptly postponed the sentencing hearing for Michael Flynn, US President Donald Trump's first national security adviser, yesterday after a stunning hearing in which the judge accused Flynn of selling out his country.
09 Nov 2018
US 'war on terror' has killed over 500,000 people: Report
About half a million people have died violently in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan due to the US "war on terror" that was launched after 9/11 attack in 2001, according to a study released yesterday.
25 Oct 2018
Islamic authority in Iraq issues fatwa against PUBG
An Islamic religious authority in Iraq has issued a fatwa against online multiplayer game, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), because it is a 'waste of time'.
23 Aug 2018
ISIS releases audio message of its leader Baghdadi presumed dead
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the elusive chief of the Islamic State terror group has asked his followers to "patiently persevere" despite the losses they suffered in Iraq and Syria.
07 Aug 2018
Iraq sentences French man, German woman to life for IS-membership
An Iraqi court yesterday sentenced a French man and a German woman to life in prison in the latest punishments handed down for belonging to Islamic State jihadist group.
27 Jul 2018
Agent, who trafficked 39 people to Iraq, still working: Swaraj
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said the agent responsible for trafficking 39 Indians to Iraq, who were abducted and later killed, was still operating his business and urged state women commissions to crackdown against such illegal agents.
27 Jun 2018
'Wow,' says Trump after Supreme Court upholds travel ban
After months of legal battles, as the US Supreme Court (SC) upheld Donald Trump's travel ban yesterday, the President hailed the verdict on Twitter with a simple 'wow.'
03 Apr 2018
Illegal immigration of Indians killed in Iraq hampered rescue: Singh
Hours after bringing back the mortal remains of 38 Indians killed by IS in Iraq, MoS External Affairs VK Singh said they were illegal immigrants.
01 Apr 2018
VK Singh to bring back bodies of 39-Indians from Iraq
Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh today left for Iraq to bring back the mortal remains of the 39 Indians killed in the war-torn country, officials said.
27 Mar 2018
Sushma Swaraj re-tweets Congress poll about her failure
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj re-tweeted a poll started by the Congress.
22 Mar 2018
39 kidnapped Indians shot dead over a year ago: Iraq
Revealing details about the deaths of 39 Indians killed in Mosul, Iraqi officials have confirmed they were shot in the head over a year ago.
21 Mar 2018
ISIS killed 39 Indians: Why was government quiet for 4years?
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday informed the Parliament that 39 Indians, abducted by ISIS terrorists in Iraq, were dead.
20 Mar 2018
'Will believe my brother is dead when MEA contacts me'
Gurpinder Kaur, the sister of one of the 39 Indians killed in Iraq, today said she finds it difficult to believe her brother is no more because External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had assured her for years that he is alive.
20 Mar 2018
All 39 Indian hostages in Iraq dead: Sushma Swaraj
After years of uncertainty about the fate of 39 Indians abducted by the Islamic State in Iraq in 2014, Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj has confirmed they are dead.
15 Jan 2018
Twin bomb attacks in Baghdad kill at least 35
At least 35 people were killed in double suicide bombings in Tayaran Square in Baghdad, the second attack in three days.
10 Dec 2017
Iraq declares war with ISIS is concluded
After re-taking the very last ISIS strongholds from fighters recently, Iraq has announced that the war against the group is concluded.
13 Nov 2017
Powerful earthquake strikes Iran-Iraq border, 130 die in Iran
The middle east was rocked by a 7.3-magnitude earthquake which originated in the Iraqi city of Halabja near the Iran-Iraq border.
13 Nov 2017
Iraq moves to recapture Rawa, the last ISIS-controlled town
ISIS took a bad hit recently after they lost the towns of Deir al-Zour and Al-Qaim to Syrian and Iraqi forces respectively.
03 Nov 2017
Syrian army liberates Deir al-Zour city, ISIS' last stronghold
The Syrian army has "completely liberated" the city of Deir al-Zour from ISIS, according to state TV.
18 Oct 2017
Iraq's military action in Kurdistan: Where does the US stand?
Iraqi forces have reportedly seized several key installations in Kirkuk from Kurdish control.
16 Oct 2017
Iraq: Security forces advance into Kurdish-held territories following referendum
According to news reports, Iraqi forces are advancing into Kurdish-held territories in the Kirkuk province.
11 Oct 2017
Russia accuses US of "pretending" to fight ISIS in Iraq/Syria
Russia has accused the US-led coalition of "pretending" to fight ISIS and of deliberately cutting down on its airstrikes in Iraq to allow the outfit's fighters to cross into Syria to push back the advancing Russian-backed Syrian army.
28 Sep 2017
Kurdistan referendum: Iraqi Kurds overwhelmingly back independence
The Kurdish community in Northern Iraq signaled its overwhelming desire for an independent Kurdistan, in a controversial referendum held this week.
17 Sep 2017
Fate of 39 Indians captured in Iraq still unknown
The Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi revealed that the whereabouts of the 39 Indian construction workers captured in 2014 by the Islamic State group still remains unknown.
15 Sep 2017
ISIS shifts to guerrilla tactics in Iraq, attacks kills 60
At least 60 people were killed and 100 injured in two attacks in southern Iraq.
21 Aug 2017
Operation Free Tal Afar: Iraq attacks final Islamic State stronghold
Iraq has now launched an offensive to push IS out of its last stronghold, in the city of Tal Afar.