'We want to breathe, too': solidarity from Iraq
Seventeen years after US troops invaded their country and eight months since protests engulfed their cities, Iraqis are sending solidarity, warnings
Ex-spy chief becomes Iraq PM amid fiscal, virus crises
Iraqi premier Mustafa Kadhemi formally took office early Thursday after parliament approved a partial cabinet, taking the reins amid a fiscal crisis and health pandemic.
Iran reopens mosques, records almost 80,000 hospital recoveries
Iran on Monday reopened mosques in parts of the country deemed at low risk from coronavirus, as it said almost 80,000 people hospitalised with the illness had recovered and been released. Health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said 74 new fatalities brought to 6,277 the total number officially recorded in Iran since it reported its first…
Woman Dies After Being Set Alight By Husband
An Iraqi woman was pictured writing in pain on her hospital bed after she was allegedly set alight by her abusive husband before dying of her wounds according to The Daily Mail. Malak Haider al-Zubaidi, 20, was photographed in hospital in the city of Najaf last week before dying of multiple organ failure caused by…
Iraq on total lockdown until March 28 over virus fears
Iraq on Sunday imposed a total nationwide lockdown until March 28 to fight the novel coronavirus, as the number of cases grew and the death toll climbed to 20.
Civilian among six dead in US air strikes on Iraq
US air strikes targeting pro-Iranian military factions in Iraq killed one civilian and five security personnel early Friday, the Iraqi military said, warning the raids risked a bloody escalation
Iraq announces first coronavirus death
Iraq said a 70-year-old Muslim cleric died on Wednesday from the novel coronavirus, the first death from the outbreak in a country where 31 people have been infected.
Iraq closes public spaces as first coronavirus case hits capital
Iraq announced the first confirmed case of coronavirus in the capital Baghdad on Thursday, taking nationwide infections to six and raising concerns about the capacity of the dilapidated health system to respond.
Iraq confirms four more novel coronavirus cases
Iraq on Tuesday confirmed four new cases of the novel coronavirus in an Iraqi family returning from neighbouring Iran, bringing its total number of diagnosed infections to five.