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Iraqi MPs doubt parliamentary elections will be held on time

Members of Iraq’s parliament have expressed doubt that Iraq’s early elections, set for June 6, 2021, will take place on time.

17 January 2021 01:30 PM

Deir ez-Zor: IED Blast Hits SDF Vehicle

An IED explosion on Saturday targeted a vehicle of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Syria's Deir ez-Zor province.

17 January 2021 01:24 PM

Kurdish Inmate Dies Under Torture in Iran: Monitor

A Kurdish prisoner in Iran has died under torture, a human rights group revealed on Friday.

17 January 2021 01:17 PM

2 ISIS militants killed, 6 arrested in Iraq

The Iraqi security forces killed two militants of the extremist ISIS group and arrested six others on Saturday across the country, the Iraqi military said, Trend reports citing Xinhua.

17 January 2021 12:43 AM

Libya talks make progress towards new temporary government, U.N. says

A Libyan political dialogue arranged by the United Nations has made progress towards agreeing a new transitional government to oversee the run

16 January 2021 10:33 PM

U.S. imposes fresh sanctions on Iran in final days of Trump presidency

The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on companies in Iran, China and the United Arab Emirates for doing business with the Islamic

16 January 2021 10:29 PM

Iran fires long-range missiles into Indian Ocean in military drill - media

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards on Saturday fired long-range ballistic missiles into the Indian Ocean on the second day of a military exercise,

16 January 2021 10:27 PM

European powers warn Iran over uranium metal plans

European powers on Saturday voiced deep concern over Iran's plans to produce uranium metal, warning that Tehran has "no credible civilian

16 January 2021 10:11 PM

Iranian Guard holds anti-warship ballistic missile drill

Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard conducted a drill Saturday launching anti-warship ballistic missiles at a simulated target in the Indian

16 January 2021 10:07 PM

European gov’ts warn Iran’s latest move has ‘grave military implications’

Iran’s move towards producing uranium metal could only be used to produce weapons, the governments of France, Germany and the United Kingdom warned in a statement on Saturday.

16 January 2021 09:55 PM

Saudi embassy in US urges citizens in Washington to avoid protest sites

Saudi Arabia’s Embassy in the United States has called on its citizens in Washington D.C. to avoid protest sites.

16 January 2021 04:03 PM

Iraq: Bird flu blamed for deaths of tens of thousands of chickens

An outbreak of bird flu was responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of chickens in central Iraq, officials said on Friday. An outbreak of bird flu was responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of chickens in central Iraq, officials said on Friday.

16 January 2021 01:58 PM

Houthi drone attack targeting Saudi Arabia strongly condemned

Saudi Arabia’s allies have strongly denounced the drone attack launched from Yemen’s Hodeida governorate by the Iran-backed Houthi militia targeting the Kingdom.

16 January 2021 01:46 PM

WHO against vaccine passports as a condition for travel 'for the time being'

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday it was opposed "for the time being" to the introduction of certificates of vaccination — so-called "vaccine passports" — against COVID-19 as a condition for allowing international travelers entry into other countries.

16 January 2021 01:41 PM

World Migration Down 30 Percent due to Pandemic: UN

The coronavirus pandemic has slowed global migration by nearly 30 percent, with around two million fewer migrants between 2019 and 2020, according to a UN report released on Friday.

16 January 2021 01:36 PM

Deloitte Publishes Report on KRG’s Oil and Gas Exports

Verified statistics covering the Kurdistan Region’s oil exports, consumption, and revenues for the period 1 January 2020 to 30 September 2020, prepared and verified by Deloitte, was published by the Kurdistan Regional Council of Oil and Gas Affairs on Friday.

16 January 2021 01:29 PM

Mutant COVID-19: KRG Bans Travel to over 20 Countries

The Kurdistan Region's Ministry of Interior on Friday announced a travel ban to more than 20 countries amid the emergence of the mutant coronavirus in some parts of the world.

16 January 2021 01:16 PM

Blocking Koya Road with Boulders, Residents in Dukan District Protest Poor Public Services, Electricity Cut

Residents from three villages in Dukan district blocked the Dukan-Koya road with large boulders and burning tires on Friday to protest their lack of access to basic public services and a decrease in the number of hours of electricity provided by the national grid.

16 January 2021 12:12 AM

COVID-19: Iraq Reports Seven Deaths

At least seven other coronavirus patients lost their lives in Iraq on Thursday, the country's health ministry said in a statement.

15 January 2021 09:57 PM

MP Claims Somo Promised to Resolve 50-Year Oil Deal Between Kurdistan Region, Turkey

Council of Representatives lawmaker Musana Amin claimed on Thursday that Iraq's oil marketer SOMO has promised officials from the Kurdistan Region that it will work to resolve a controversial 50-year energy deal between the Region and Turkey on condition that Erbil does not sell oil independently.

15 January 2021 09:55 PM

Arab Coalition destroys 3 armed drones fired by Houthis targeting Saudi Arabia

The Arab Coalition forces have intercepted and destroyed three armed drones launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militias, targeting Saudi Arabia, the coalition’s spokesperson Brig. Gen. Turki Al-Maliki said on Friday.

15 January 2021 09:41 PM

Iraqi Parliament to Convene on Saturday, Continue Discussion on 2021 Budget Bill

The parliament of Iraq is set hold a second sitting for discussions on the government-proposed budget bill of 2021, a lawmaker said.

15 January 2021 09:37 PM

Pentagon Says Number of US Troops in Iraq Reduced to 2,500

The Pentagon announced on Friday that the number of US troops in Iraq has now been reduced to 2,500 as part of a previous plan in this regard.

15 January 2021 09:08 PM

Deir ez-Zor: SDF Releases Eight Detainees

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Deir ez-Zor province has released at least eight detainees it previously arrested in the region, a monitor said on Thursday.

15 January 2021 09:05 PM

Nearly 70 New COVID-19 Cases Recorded in Kurdistan

The Kurdistan Region's Ministry of Health said on Thursday that it had detected nearly 70 new infections of COVID-19 within the past day.

15 January 2021 09:02 PM

Iranian Border Guards Wound Kurdish Porter

Another Kurdish porter, better known as Kolbar, was wounded by the Iranian border guards on Thursday.

15 January 2021 09:00 PM

Khamenei deprives Iranian people of COVID-19 vaccines

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is banning highly effective coronavirus vaccines from Iran because they are made in the United States and other Western countries.

15 January 2021 05:13 PM

Iran reports 6,485 COVID-19 cases, 1,318,295 in total

Iran's health ministry reported 6,485 daily COVID-19 cases on Friday, raising the total nationwide infections to 1,318,295.

15 January 2021 04:38 PM

Iranian IRGC drones in drill mirror those in Saudi attacks

Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard conducted a drill Friday that saw “suicide drones” crash into targets and explode, triangle-shaped aircraft that strongly resembled those used in a 2019 attack in Saudi Arabia that temporarily cut the kingdom’s oil production by half.

15 January 2021 04:19 PM

Wary of Biden tack on Iran, Israel revisits military options, newspaper says

Israel is revising military options for a possible clash with Iran, an Israeli newspaper reported on Thursday, as Prime Minister Benjamin

14 January 2021 05:49 PM

State media: Iran fires cruise missiles during naval drill

Iran fired cruise missiles Thursday as part of a naval drill in the Gulf of Oman, state media reported, amid heightened tensions with the US

14 January 2021 05:30 PM

UN watchdog confirms another Iranian breach of nuclear deal

The United Nations’ atomic watchdog agency confirmed Thursday that Iran has informed it that the country has begun installing equipment for the

14 January 2021 05:27 PM