Tens of thousands of Sadr supporters pack Iraqi capital
Tens of thousands of supporters of Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr packed the streets of the Iraqi capital Friday in a show of force as preparations ramp up for June parliamentary elections.
US extends Iraq sanctions waiver until before Biden inauguration
Washington has granted Iraq a shortened 45-day sanctions waiver to import Iranian gas that will expire days before US President Donald Trump's term ends, an Iraqi official said Saturday.
OPEC eyes 60 more years of relevance
The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has given a positive outlook on the future of hydrocarbon, stating that controlling the market for another 60 years is feasible. Speaking as the group, yesterday, marked its 60th anniversary, its Secretary-General, Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, noted that the cartel could sustain its role globally for the next six…
Trump to announce US troop withdrawals from Iraq, Afghanistan
US President Donald Trump was expected to announce further troop withdrawals Wednesday from Afghanistan and from Iraq, where several thousand US troops hunting down jihadist sleeper cells have faced increasing attacks blamed on pro-Iran factions.
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.
Iraq president names ex-Najaf governor Adnan Zurfi as premier
Iraqi President Barham Saleh named Adnan Zurfi, the former governor of the Shiite holy city of Najaf, as the new prime minister Tuesday, the second attempt to find ahead of government in recent months.