Iraq: News

01 Dec 2022


Islamic State announces leader's death, appoints Abu al-Hussein as successor

The armed jihadist group Islamic State (IS) announced via an audio message on Wednesday that their leader Abu Hasan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi died "in combat with enemies of God".

17 Nov 2022


Iranian forces open fire, beat women as anti-hijab protests swell

As protests over the death of Mahsa Amini entered the third month, Iranian security forces on Tuesday opened fire on people at a metro station in Tehran, Iran.

27 Jun 2022


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17 Jun 2022


UK government approves Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's extradition to US

The British government approved the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to the United States on Friday to stand trial for the publication of secret files related to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Iraq witnesses 'unprecedented' surge in deadly nose-bleeding fever

Iraq is witnessing an outbreak of a deadly fever that causes people to bleed to death with cases surging at an unprecedented rate.

19 Apr 2022


Peaceful Sweden witnesses riots sparked by Quran burnings, dozens arrested

Sweden is witnessing violent clashes across many cities between police and protesters opposing a far-right party's plans to burn copies of the sacred Islamic book—the Quran.

13 Jul 2021


Iraqi health officials: 64 dead in fire at coronavirus ward

The death toll from a catastrophic blaze that erupted at a coronavirus hospital ward in southern Iraq the previous day rose to 64 on Tuesday, Iraqi medical officials said.

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

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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.

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


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22 Mar 2019

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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

Pakistan News

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

Donald Trump

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

Donald Trump

'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

Pakistan News

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

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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

North Korea

'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.