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Iraq suspends oil exports to Jordan

The Iraqi government on Thursday suspended oil exports to Jordan until further notice, the Jordanian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources has confirmed.

02 July 2020 11:59 PM

Turkish army bombards Kurdistan border village

The Turkish army on Thursday bombarded a border village in Kurdistan Region's Duhok province with no casualties confirmed, a report said.

02 July 2020 11:56 PM

Mysterious explosion and fire damage Iranian nuclear enrichment facility

A fire ripped through a building at Iran’s main nuclear-fuel production site early Thursday, causing extensive damage to what appeared to be a factory where the country has boasted of producing a new generation of centrifuges. The United States has repeatedly warned that such machinery could speed Tehran’s path to building nuclear weapons.

02 July 2020 10:50 PM

New mass grave unearthed in Iraq's north from brutal ISIS rule

A human skull, a pair of worn trousers and a shoe were among the remains unearthed from a mass grave discovered this week in northern Iraq, a remnant of the brutal rule of the Islamic State group, Iraqi officials said Thursday.

02 July 2020 07:44 PM

Coronavirus and sanctions hit Iran’s support of proxies in Iraq: Reuters

Iran’s financial and military support for Shia proxy paramilitary groups in Iraq, a linchpin of its regional foreign policy, has been dramatically disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic and US sanctions, according to people familiar with the matter.

02 July 2020 07:42 PM

Iraq and Kurdistan reach 'joint military work' agreement amid ISIS surge

Iraq and the Kurdistan Region reached an agreement on Thursday to resume joint military work in territories they both claim, in a bid to curb a continued (ISIS) resurgence.

02 July 2020 05:17 PM

Iran says coronavirus deaths top 11,000

Iran’s death toll from the novel coronavirus passed 11,000 on Thursday, the health ministry said, as the country struggles to contain the

02 July 2020 03:30 PM

Iran must be held to account for global espionage, assassinations and terrorism plots

While it is important to examine what topics Iran’s state-owned Persian news outlets focus on, it is also critical to analyze what they decide

02 July 2020 03:09 PM

Iran safety NGO says killer blazes are due to violations, lack of enforcement

The chairman of Iran's National Safe Society Association (NSSA) warned about inadequate safety measures in public buildings which led to the

02 July 2020 02:54 PM

Fire breaks out at Iranian nuclear facility, no damage reported, officials say

A fire broke out at Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility but there were no casualties and the site is operating as usual, Iranian officials said on Thursday.

02 July 2020 02:45 PM

Turkey's medical aid arrives in Iraq amid pandemic

A Turkish military aircraft carrying medical supplies, which departed from the capital Ankara for Iraq to help fight the pandemic, landed at the Baghdad International Airport on Wednesday.

01 July 2020 08:39 PM

Rising virus cases and oxygen shortages in Iraq stoke outrage, fears cf 'chaos'

Coronavirus cases are spiking sharply in Iraq amid a shortage of supplies that has resulted in protesters storming an oxygen cylinder factory and relatives of patients seizing oxygen canisters in hospitals.

01 July 2020 08:35 PM

France threatens Turkey with sanctions over Libya intervention

France's foreign minister said on Wednesday that European Union foreign ministers would meet on July 13 to discuss Turkey and said new sanctions on Ankara could be considered.

01 July 2020 08:27 PM

How Iraq and the United States can further the strategic dialogue

The United States and Iraq officially launched the bilateral strategic dialogue on June 11 as an opportunity to mend relations under the newly formed Iraqi government.

01 July 2020 07:54 PM

Iraq to halve Basra oil exports in July: agent

Iraq will reduce crude oil exports from its southern terminals in July, mainly its Basra Light flows, in order to comply with OPEC+ cuts after

01 July 2020 03:21 PM

Iran: ‘No military solution’ for Syria in talks with Russia, Turkey

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said there is “no military solution” for Syria on Wednesday during a video conference with his Russian and

01 July 2020 03:15 PM

Strained Iraq doctors crack under virus spike fears

Unpaid salaries, mask shortages, threats from patients’ families — doctors across Iraq are cracking under such conditions, just as they face

01 July 2020 03:11 PM

France condemns death sentence for Iran opposition journalist

France and Reporters Without Borders (RSF), as well as Iran's Peace Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi, have condemned the death sentence of Ruhollah

01 July 2020 03:02 PM

Iran says two Swedes arrested in crackdown on drugs trafficking network

Iran has arrested two Swedish nationals in crackdown on an international drugs trafficking network, the semi-official Tasnim news agency

01 July 2020 02:52 PM

Kataib Hezbollah in Iraq says it will never surrender weapons

Kataib Hezbollah in Iraq is riding high after humiliating the Iraqi prime minister this week. After 14 of its members were arrested and then released, it held a victory party at which it burned images of Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhimi and told pro-Iranian media it will never give up its “resistance weapons.”

01 July 2020 12:36 AM

Saudi Arabia: UN Aramco attacks report ‘leaves no doubt’ over Iran’s hostile intentions

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomed Tuesday a UN report confirming Iranian involvement in attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities in September 2019.

01 July 2020 12:33 AM

KRG Seeking Agreement with Baghdad to Preserve Constitutional Rights of Its People: PM Barzani

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will continue working for an agreement with the federal government of Iraq in order to preserve the constitutional rights of its people, said Prime Minister Masrour Barzani.

30 June 2020 09:01 PM

Fatih Alliance to Invite Iraqi PM for Parliament Questioning Session

The Fatih Alliance bloc at the Iraqi parliament is working to invite Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi to attend a questioning session at the legislature.

30 June 2020 08:59 PM

Iraq Reports 104 Deaths, Nearly 2,000 Infections in 24 Hours

Iraq’s health ministry said on Tuesday it had recorded 104 more deaths related to the new coronavirus infection within the past 24 hours only.

30 June 2020 08:57 PM

Thick Smoke Fills Northern Tehran Sky after Major Blast

A large explosion was heard in northern Tehran on Tuesday evening, filling the sky with thick smoke.

30 June 2020 08:51 PM

Kurdistan Coronavirus Tally Jumps to over 6,000

Kurdistan Region’s health ministry reported 240 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, saying the total number of infections has now reached 6,144.

30 June 2020 08:49 PM

Turkey slams France’s ‘destructive’ approach to Libya conflict

Turkey on Tuesday blasted France’s “destructive” approach to the conflict in Libya and accused it of seeking to increase Russian presence there

30 June 2020 06:28 PM

Insurgent group claims killing guards commander n Iran, officials deny

The governor of Sistan and Baluchestan Province of Iran on Tuesday denied any fatalities in an attack on three Revolutionary Guard vehicles

30 June 2020 06:24 PM

Hook: US working with Israel to prevent lifting of Iran arms embargo

In a joint press conference in Jerusalem on Tuesday with the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the U.S. Special Representative for

30 June 2020 06:17 PM

Iran sentences former journalist to death for fuelling unrest

Iran has sentenced to death Ruhollah Zam, a journalist-turned-activist captured abroad last year, for allegedly fuelling anti-government unrest

30 June 2020 06:11 PM

U.N. seeks billions more aid for Syrians beset by war and COVID-19

The United Nations pushed governments at a virtual conference on Tuesday for nearly $10 billion in aid for Syria, where nine years of war has

30 June 2020 06:09 PM

Kurdistan Parliament resumes its sessions after self-quarantine

The Kurdistan Region Parliament on Monday resumed its regular sessions after a two-week-long quarantine in place to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus after a member of parliament, along with a number of staff, contracted the virus.

30 June 2020 12:37 AM