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Kurdistan parl't announces 5 nominees for president post

​The Kurdistan Parliament announced the names of five people who have officially submitted their nomination papers, including Nechirvan Barzani, Omed Abdulsalam, Mohammed Hamasalih, Rebwar Aziz Mustafah, and Hiwa Khidir Abdullah.

20 May 2019 01:02 AM

Iraqis will support US against Iran, if war erupted - political analysts

Most of Iraqi citizens and political blocs will support US against Iran, in case a conflict erupted between the two countries, political analysts told The Baghdad Post on Sunday

20 May 2019 12:46 AM

Iraq plans to exempt some Kuwaiti products from custom duty: source

​Iraq's Ministry of Trade has asked its Kuwaiti counterpart to submit the names of the main national goods that can be exported to Baghdad, in preparation for the probability to exempt them from customs duty, Kuwait Journal cited sources as saying.

20 May 2019 12:13 AM

Maradona to miss Cannes film premiere after shoulder injury

Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona is set to miss out on the Cannes premiere of a documentary about his life and career, due to "a shoulder injury requiring medical attention", the film's publicists said on Sunday.

19 May 2019 11:35 PM

Croatian town to showcase Mercedes love affair with monument

A town in southern Croatia whose citizens are obsessed with Mercedes-Benz cars plans to build a monument to the German car that symbolizes success for its rural inhabitants.

19 May 2019 11:22 PM

Kompany to leave Man City and join Anderlecht as player-manager

Belgian defender Vincent Kompany said on Sunday he would be leaving Manchester City and joining Anderlecht as player-manager after helping the Premier League club to become the first team to win the English domestic treble, Reuters reported.

19 May 2019 11:12 PM

Syrian army fails to retake Latakia mountain: rebels

Syrian rebels held onto a commanding position in a mountain range in the coastal province of Latakia, the ancestral home of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, after government forces were forced to withdraw, Reuters reported.

19 May 2019 11:02 PM

Blast injures African tourists near Egypt's Giza pyramids

Two security sources said that an explosion targeting a tourist bus injured at least 12 people on Sunday, mostly South African tourists, near a new museum being built close to the Giza pyramids in Egypt, Reuters reported.

19 May 2019 10:51 PM

Updated: US Embassy in Baghdad targeted by Katyusha rockets

US Embassy in Baghdad targeted by Katyusha rockets

19 May 2019 10:33 PM

Law urging US, Israel to compensate Iraq for wars to be issued: MP

​The parliamentary foreign relations committee is working on issuing an "important" law calling on the US and Israel to pay compensation for Iraq for past wars, a committee member said.

19 May 2019 09:50 PM

Global Coalition to resume training Kurdish Peshmerga: official

​The US-led Global Coalition against ISIS announced resuming training Kurdistan's Peshmerga forces, after the training had been suspended since last Sunday due to tensions in the region, a Kurdish official said.

19 May 2019 09:32 PM

PUK urges normalizing situation in Kirkuk

​The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan called for the normalization of the situation in Kirkuk as part of the electoral entitlement of the components in the province.

19 May 2019 07:59 PM

Hezbollah snipers occupy Babylon Hotel rooftop, target US embassy in Baghdad

‏Hezbollah snipers have climbed the rooftop of Babylon Hotel in Baghdad, in front of US embassy, where they occupied all hotel rooms overlooking the Tigris river, sources of the hotel said on Sunday

19 May 2019 06:24 PM

GCC countries begin enhanced maritime security patrols - US Fifth Fleet

Countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) began "enhanced security patrols" in the international waters of the Arabian Gulf area on Saturday, the US Navy's Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet said on Sunday

19 May 2019 06:15 PM

Saudi Arabia deposits $250 mn in Sudan's central bank

Saudi Arabia announced Sunday it deposited $250 million in Sudan's central bank as part of a support package for the country following the overthrow of longtime leader Omar al-Bashir

19 May 2019 06:09 PM

Blast hits Egypt tourist bus, 17 injured: security, medical sources

An explosion struck a tourist bus on Sunday near Egypt's famed pyramids, injuring 17 people including foreigners, security and medical sources said

19 May 2019 06:01 PM

Saudi energy minister says attacks put security of oil supply at risk

Saudi Arabian Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Sunday that recent attacks on Saudi energy assets had put security of oil supply at risk but not affected his country's output

19 May 2019 05:49 PM

Iraq oil minister says deal with Exxon close, slowed by evacuation

A major oil deal between Iraq and Exxon Mobil was "very close" but had been slowed by Exxon's decision on Saturday to evacuate its international staff from the West Qurna oil field, Iraq's Oil Minister Thamir Ghadhban said on Sunday

19 May 2019 05:40 PM

At least 12 people injured in Egypt blast targeting tourist bus

At least 12 people were injured on Sunday in a blast targeting a tourist bust near the new Egyptian museum close to the Giza Pyramids, two security sources said

19 May 2019 05:33 PM

Oil producers meet to discuss output amid Iran tension

Major crude producers are set to meet Sunday to discuss how to stabilize a volatile oil market amid rising US-Iran tensions in the Gulf, which threaten to disrupt supply

19 May 2019 04:33 PM

Explosive barrel dismantled near Police Academy in Nineveh

A bomb squad managed Sunday to dismantle a booby-trapped barrel, near the police academy in Nineveh.

19 May 2019 03:22 PM

U.S. sanctions are limiting Iran's ability to fund Hezbollah – report

The latest wave of US sanctions has significantly curbed Iran’s ability to fund Hezbollah, The Washington Post reported on Saturday.

19 May 2019 03:13 PM

Cleric Sadr punishes ‘corrupt’ Sadrist members

Iraqi Shia cleric and political leader, Muqtada al-Sadr, has decided to punish some members of the Sadrist movement who were accused of financial corruption.

19 May 2019 03:03 PM

Amnesty calls on Iran to provide medical care for ailing scientist in jail

Amnesty International has urged Tehran’s Prosecutor General to allow an imprisoned Swedish-Iranian scientist to receive specialized medical care after months of suffering from serious health problems.

19 May 2019 02:58 PM

Iranian man accused of murdering American woman sentenced to death

Iran’s Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for an Iranian man accused of murdering an American woman during a robbery in 2012.

19 May 2019 02:52 PM

Bill Murray open to doing another ‘Ghostbusters’ movie

Calling all “Ghostbusters” fans: Dr. Peter Venkman — a.k.a. actor Bill Murray — is open to catching supernatural beings once more.

19 May 2019 02:43 PM

Model Kendall Jenner says Kardashian name once hindered career

Being a part of one of the world’s most famous families surely has its perks. But Kendall Jenner recently revealed how her association with the Kardashians hurt her when she first started modeling.

19 May 2019 02:36 PM

Birth certificate for Prince Harry's son reveals new details about royal birth

The birth certificate for the son of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, reveals new details about their newborn, Archie.

19 May 2019 02:31 PM

Iran mulling 'drills' to deal with any 'threat' to internet from U.S.

Iran is concerned about the U.S. cutting off internet connection to the country and is mulling "drills" to make sure its banking and other vital services could work in such an environment

19 May 2019 02:25 PM

Iraq oil minister calls Exxon Mobil's evacuation of foreign staff 'unacceptable'

Exxon Mobil’s decision to evacuate its foreign staff from the West Qurna 1 oilfield in southern Iraq on Saturday was “unacceptable and unjustified”, Iraq’s Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said on Sunday.

19 May 2019 01:53 PM

Man City completes sweep of English trophies with FA Cup win

Raheem Sterling scored a hat trick as Manchester City completed the first sweep of English men’s football trophies by routing Watford 6-0 in the FA Cup final on Saturday.

19 May 2019 01:41 PM

Bayern Munich wins record 7th straight Bundesliga title

Franck Ribery hailed a “special” moment as he and Arjen Robben both scored in their final game at the Allianz Arena on Saturday to wrap up a 5-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt and a seventh successive Bundesliga title.

19 May 2019 01:34 PM