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Iran challenges Arab leaders, claims sovereignty over disputed islands

Iran challenges Arab leaders, claims sovereignty over disputed islands

In response to Arab League statement which asserted the sovereignty of UAE over three disputed islands with Iran; the Greater Tunb, Lesser Tunb and Abu Musa in the Arab Gulf, Iran challenged the Arabs' by repeating its ownership to the three islands.
3/30/2017 3:15:11 PM
Mosul residents pleading for help due to random bombing

Mosul residents pleading for help due to random bombing

Residents of densely-populated Mosul's right bank are pleading for help due to random shelling over their houses and the killing of tens of defenseless civilians, eyewitnesses told The Baghdad Post.
3/30/2017 2:58:27 PM
Iraqi Federal Police push deep to control Grand Nouri Mosque in Mosul

Iraqi Federal Police push deep to control Grand Nouri Mosque in Mosul

Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) on Thursday made advances towards 'Grand Nouri' Mosque in old Mosul city among severe clashes with ISIS terrorist group.
3/30/2017 2:39:24 PM
Iran stuck in "quagmire"; sells its militias to save itself: Expert

Iran stuck in "quagmire"; sells its militias to save itself: Expert

Iran is selling illusions, has sunk deeply in the quagmire that it has created in the region and won't get over it without selling Houthis which it's currently doing especially in Syria and Iraq, Saudi military expert Brig Gen. Hassan al-Shahri said.
3/30/2017 1:55:07 PM
Baghdad explosion casualties rise to 80 people

Baghdad explosion casualties rise to 80 people

The casualties of the deadly vehicle explosion at a checkpoint in Baghdad's southern entrance have risen to 80 people killed and injured, a police source announced on Thursday.
3/30/2017 1:04:59 PM
Kurdistan region presidency hails hoisting flag in Kirkuk

Kurdistan region presidency hails hoisting flag in Kirkuk

Kurdistan Region Presidency (KRP) stated that raising the Kurdistan flag in Kirkuk is a normal and lawful move, according to a statement released late Wednesday.
3/30/2017 12:44:35 PM
Security forces recapture two villages in Badush near Tel Afar

Security forces recapture two villages in Badush near Tel Afar

The Iraqi Army 9th Division and 71st Brigade captured al-Rahaneyya and al-Sabouneya in Badush area near Tal Afar, security sources told The Baghdad Post.
3/30/2017 12:31:47 PM
OPEC oil price for Thursday

OPEC oil price for Thursday

The price of OPEC basket of thirteen crudes stood at 49.54 US dollars a barrel on Wednesday, compared with 48.84 US dollars on Tuesday, according to OPEC Secretariat calculations.
3/30/2017 12:30:52 PM
Abadi, Trump discuss promoting relations over phone- statement

Abadi, Trump discuss promoting relations over phone- statement

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and US President Donald Trump have conferred over the phone means of promoting bilateral relations.
3/30/2017 12:04:27 PM
US Centcom chief: Iran is Biggest Threat to Long Term ME Stability

US Centcom chief: Iran is Biggest Threat to Long Term ME Stability

The commander of U.S. Central Command looked beyond the current conflicts in the greater Middle East today and told the House Armed Services Committee that Iran is the greatest danger to peace in the region.
3/30/2017 11:55:28 AM
IMIS outrage over Abadi's hints to dismantle militias

IMIS outrage over Abadi's hints to dismantle militias

A verbal dispute between Prime Minister and leader of IMIS militias over PM's hints about dismantling their militias and merging some of its sectors with the security forces, an IMIS leader said on Thursday.
3/30/2017 11:51:18 AM
Iran And The Revolutionary Guards' Economic Powerhouse

Iran And The Revolutionary Guards' Economic Powerhouse

For slightly over a decade the office of Irani Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has been quietly and yet surely taking full control over a large swathe of Iran’s economy, all under the deceptive pretext of privatization, Amir Basiri wrote in a commentary published by Forbes.
3/30/2017 11:38:54 AM
Vatican Pope appeals for Mosul civilians

Vatican Pope appeals for Mosul civilians

Pope Francis made an appeal for civilians trapped in Mosul during his weekly general audience on Wednesday as Iraqi forces continue the drive to liberate the city from ISIS.
3/30/2017 11:07:05 AM
Security forces liberated 65% of right bank of Mosul

Security forces liberated 65% of right bank of Mosul

The Iraqi forces advanced rapidly and liberated 65% of the right bank of Mosul, We Are Coming, Nineveh Gen. Abd al-Amir Yarallah said on Thursday.
3/30/2017 10:28:02 AM
53 killed, wounded in car bomb southern Baghdad

53 killed, wounded in car bomb southern Baghdad

Security and medical sources said 53 persons had been killed and wounded in a booby-trapped oil tanker bombing in southern the capital Baghdad, The Baghdad Post on Wednesday.
3/30/2017 2:03:53 AM
1000 ISIS terrorists killed since Mosul operations launch, commander

1000 ISIS terrorists killed since Mosul operations launch, commander

Commander of 'We are coming, Nineveh' offensive to retake Mosul's right bank announced on Wednesday 1000 ISIS terrorists had been killed since the start of the operations, The Baghdad Post reported.
3/30/2017 1:26:08 AM
Brexit begins: UK triggers Article 50 to begin EU divorce

Brexit begins: UK triggers Article 50 to begin EU divorce

The UK government has formally served divorce papers on the European Union, signaling the beginning of the end of a relationship that has endured for 44 years.
3/30/2017 12:14:41 AM
Dozens killed, injured in car bomb southern Baghdad

Dozens killed, injured in car bomb southern Baghdad

Dozens have been killed and wounded in a booby-trapped oil tanker bombing in southern the capital Baghdad, security and medical sources told The Baghdad Post on Wednesday.
3/29/2017 11:59:36 PM
Three ISIS senior militants killed in airstrike in Mosul

Three ISIS senior militants killed in airstrike in Mosul

The military intelligence announced on Wednesday an airstrike on an ISIS position had killed three senior terrorists, The Baghdad Post reported.
3/29/2017 11:46:43 PM
Violent bombing heard southern Baghdad

Violent bombing heard southern Baghdad

Violent bombing has been heard near the southern entrance of the capital Baghdad, eyewitnesses told The Baghdad Post on Wednesday.
3/29/2017 11:31:06 PM
Abadi discusses ways to facilitate Iraqis' entry to Jordan with King Abdullah

Abadi discusses ways to facilitate Iraqis' entry to Jordan with King Abdullah

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met on Wednesday with King of Jordan Abdullah II.
3/29/2017 11:21:09 PM
Turkey halts military operations in northern Syria

Turkey halts military operations in northern Syria

Turkish government said it is halting its military operations in Syria.
3/29/2017 11:14:47 PM
Real number of casualties from recent Mosul carnage exposed in leak

Real number of casualties from recent Mosul carnage exposed in leak

On March 24th, the US-led coalition carried out a botched raid in the right bank of Mosul, killing hundreds of civilians.
3/29/2017 11:04:24 PM
Gunshots Reported Near the US Congress

Gunshots Reported Near the US Congress

Police have arrested a suspect who apparently tried to drive into a US Capitol Police car near the US Congress on Wednesday, media reported.
3/29/2017 11:00:43 PM
Mosul Crisis: When a father loses his family and country

Mosul Crisis: When a father loses his family and country

Outside an overflowing displacement camp in northern Mosul, Ibrahim sat cross-legged in the dusty clothes that also serve as a blanket on the cold nights.
3/29/2017 10:49:17 PM
Inside Mosul, a huge blast, then screams, dust and horror -Reuters

Inside Mosul, a huge blast, then screams, dust and horror -Reuters

Crouching in his Mosul home, Abu Ayman suddenly felt the ground rock as if struck by an earthquake when a massive explosion tore through his street, filling the room with dust and shattered glass. Then came the screams and cries from next door, Reuters reported on Wednesday.
3/29/2017 10:38:09 PM
Three ISIS positions destroyed southwest of Tal Afar

Three ISIS positions destroyed southwest of Tal Afar

Command of Operation 'We are Coming, Nineveh declared on Wednesday that three ISIS positions have been destroyed in southwestern Tal Afar.
3/29/2017 10:36:03 PM
10 injured in bombing southeastern Baghdad

10 injured in bombing southeastern Baghdad

An explosive charge blew up on Wednesday in southeastern the capital Baghdad, leaving 10 civilians injured, a security source told The Baghdad Post.
3/29/2017 9:10:40 PM
284 personnel killed in Mosul battle so far: U.S. CENTCOM Commander

284 personnel killed in Mosul battle so far: U.S. CENTCOM Commander

U.S. Central Command Commander, Gen. Joseph Votel, announced on Wednesday 284 personnel had been killed since the launch of an offensive to retake Mosul's right bank.
3/29/2017 8:42:09 PM
Iraqi forces battle toward Nuri mosque in Mosul

Iraqi forces battle toward Nuri mosque in Mosul

Iraqi special forces and police fought ISIS militants to edge closer to the al-Nuri mosque in western Mosul on Wednesday, tightening their control around the landmark site in the battle to recapture Iraq's second city, Reuters reported on Wednesday.
3/29/2017 8:03:27 PM
Saudi King Salman meets with Iraqi PM Abadi

Saudi King Salman meets with Iraqi PM Abadi

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi on the sidelines of the Arab Summit in the Dead Sea region of Jordan, SPA reported on Wednesday.
3/29/2017 8:01:12 PM
For the first time, Iran admits defeat in Yemen

For the first time, Iran admits defeat in Yemen

For the first time, Iran admits defeat in Yemen
3/29/2017 7:50:42 PM