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Iraqis skeptical as gov't asks to obtain Russian coronavirus vaccine

Iraqis look with suspicion at the step taken by Baghdad by announcing that it will soon receive the Russian vaccine, which has been criticized by experts, and are afraid of switching to experimental mice for the vaccine announced by Moscow, despite not completing the necessary experiments, Al Hurra said in a report.

13 August 2020 01:44 AM

Iraq cancels Turkish defense minister's visit, summons ambassador

Iraq canceled the visit of the Turkish defense minister and summoned the ambassador of Ankara in Baghdad.

13 August 2020 01:36 AM

US logistic support facility attack in Iraq's Nasiriyah: Sources

A logistic support facility belonging to the United States in western Nasiriyah, Iraq was attacked by unknown elements, media reports cited sources as saying.

13 August 2020 01:29 AM

US officials head to Qatar to probe alleged finance of Hezbollah: report

A group of US officials headed to Qatar, to investigate claims that the royal family has a role in financing Lebanese Hezbollah, designated by the US as terrorist, Al Arabiya reported.

13 August 2020 01:25 AM

France to reinforce military presence in Eastern Mediterranean: Elysee

France will reinforce the presence of its forces in the Eastern Mediterranean after Greece pledged response to any provocative acts in the area.

12 August 2020 11:36 PM

France warns Rouhani against interference in Lebanon after blast

France's President Emmanuel Macron warned Iran against interference in Lebanon following the deadly blast, as Tehran interferes in Lebanon through the Shia group of Hezbollah.

12 August 2020 10:45 PM

Lebanese people in Germany want justice after Beirut blast

Ramzi Merhej had just finished working from home in Berlin on August 4 and was about to go out to play basketball when he checked his Facebook page and saw that a friend was livestreaming from Beirut. "This friend lives in Mar Mikhael, right next to the port," he said. "She was live on her phone. I saw that her hands were full of blood. I saw her destroyed building. She screamed and then the connection went dead."

12 August 2020 08:45 PM

Train crash extremely serious incident' in Scotland

A passenger train derailed in northeast Scotland on Wednesday, with reports of “serious injuries” in what First Minister Nicola Sturgeon described as “an extremely serious incident.”

12 August 2020 08:39 PM

Germany warns Lebanon must fight corruption to receive aid

Politicians in Beirut scrambled on Wednesday to form a new government to satisfy Western powers wary of presenting them with blank cheques despite Lebanon’s slide to a failed state.

12 August 2020 08:35 PM

Israel says it fended off North Korean hack attempt against defense industry

The Defense Ministry on Wednesday said hackers from a group linked to the North Korean government targeted Israeli defense officials, luring them with fake job offers in a failed attempt to gain access to the databases of the country’s top defense industries.

12 August 2020 08:32 PM

ISIS Attacks Civilian Vehicles in Diyala, Injures Seven

ISIS militants on Tuesday attacked two vehicles in Diyala province and injured at least seven civilians.

12 August 2020 07:53 PM

Turkish Border Strike Harms “Historic Relations”: Iraqi Parliament

Iraqi Parliament’s Deputy Speaker Hassan al-Kaabi has condemned the Turkish drone strike on Tuesday which killed two high-ranking Iraqi border guards commanders in Kurdistan Region.

12 August 2020 07:45 PM

Macron warns Iran against ‘interference’ in Lebanon

On Wednesday, French President Emmanuel Macron warned Iran against any interference in Lebanon after the gigantic blast last week that has prompted a political crisis in the country.

12 August 2020 07:19 PM

Former Pentagon official calls on US to confront Turkey in Eastern Mediterranean

Turkey’s latest provocations against its NATO ally Greece in the Eastern Mediterranean are just the latest in a long series of red flags about the US-Turkey alliance, and it’s time the State Department took notice, a former Pentagon official has warned.

12 August 2020 07:12 PM

Jordan to close border with Syria after spike in COVID-19 cases

Jordan will close its land trade border crossing with Syria for a week after a spike in COVID-19 cases coming from its northern neighbour, officials said on Wednesday.

12 August 2020 07:04 PM

UAE condemns Turkish drone strike that killed Iraq officers

The UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash has condemned a Turkish drone attack, which killed two high-ranking Iraqi officers.

12 August 2020 06:51 PM

Iraq reports 3,441 new coronavirus cases and 57 more deaths

On Wednesday, the Iraqi Health Ministry reported 3,441 new cases in the day, bringing the total nationwide infections to 160,436.

12 August 2020 05:52 PM

Rouhani says U.S. will become isolated in bid to Extend Iran Arms Embargo: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has reminded the US government of the failure and subsequent isolation it will have to suffer in its push

12 August 2020 03:26 PM

Katyusha missile falls near bridge in central Baghdad

Katyusha missile was fired near the 14th of July Bridge over the Tigris River in central Baghdad on Tuesday night. In remarks, Iraq’s Security

12 August 2020 03:16 PM

Iranian hard-liners in parliament reject president’s nominee

Iranian hard-liners in parliament on Wednesday voted against President Hassan Rouhani’s nominee for trade minister in the first showdown

12 August 2020 03:00 PM

Lebanon economy minister says has flour to last four months

Lebanon has 32,000 tonnes of flour in addition to 110,000 tonnes that has arrived or will arrive in the coming two weeks, the economy minister

12 August 2020 02:51 PM

Kuwait Oil Company says it has contained and isolated oil leak

Kuwait Oil Company said on Wednesday it has contained and isolated the source of an oil leak that occurred on Tuesday night, located near

12 August 2020 02:45 PM

Iraq cancels Turkish Defense minister visit, summons ambassador

Iraq cancelled on Tuesday the Turkish defence minister’s visit to the country which was scheduled for Thursday, Iraq’s foreign ministry said in a statement.

12 August 2020 01:03 AM

Lebanon registers record number of daily COVID-19 cases

Lebanon on Tuesday announced a record daily number of over 300 COVID-19 infections and seven deaths from the virus as the country grapples with the aftermath of the Beirut port explosion that rocked the capital and overwhelmed hospitals.

11 August 2020 09:48 PM

Iraq eyes Russian vaccine as daily COVID-19 infections hit 3,396

An Iraqi health official said on Tuesday that Iraq wants to secure the Russian COVID-19 vaccine after it is internationally approved, as the country’s health ministry reported 3,396 new cases during the past 24 hours.

11 August 2020 09:44 PM

US embassy in Iraq attacked: 3 rockets fired near building in central Baghdad

The US embassy in Baghdad has been attacked with reports stating rockets have been fired at the building in Iraq's capital.

11 August 2020 09:24 PM

Turkish drone kills two high-ranking Iraqi officers in Kurdish region: Army

Two high-ranking Iraqi officers were killed Tuesday in what the army said was a Turkish drone attack in the autonomous Kurdish region, where Ankara has for weeks been raiding militant positions.

11 August 2020 08:59 PM

Russia has developed ‘first’ coronavirus vaccine: Putin

Russia has developed the first vaccine offering “sustainable immunity” against the coronavirus, President Vladimir Putin announced Tuesday.

11 August 2020 02:34 PM

Explosions hit U.S. coalition supply convoys in Iraq: sources, military

At least two explosions have hit convoys supplying U.S.-led coalition forces in Iraq in the last 24 hours, security sources said, the first on

11 August 2020 02:27 PM

Iran arrests five Iranians for spying for foreign states: judiciary

Iranian authorities have arrested five Iranians on charges of spying for Israel, Britain and Germany, convicting and handing down prison

11 August 2020 02:21 PM

IEDs, mortar shells found in Anbar, Diyala, Samarra: Defense ministry

On Monday, the Iraqi Ministry of Defense announced that it had found explosive devices, explosive materials, rockets and mortar shells in Anbar, Diyala and Samarra.

10 August 2020 10:14 PM

Iraq reports 3,484 new coronavirus cases, 2,015 recoveries

On Monday, the Iraqi Ministry of Health and Environment announced 3,484 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 153,599, while 2,015 cases recovered.

10 August 2020 10:09 PM