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Egypt’s Embassy in Baghdad operates 2 exceptional flights home on June 15

Wed, 10 Jun 2020 - 02:12 GMT

Egypt’s Embassy in Baghdad announced Wednesday that two EgyptAir flights are going to be operated to return stranded Egyptians back home on June 15,

Iraq claims capture of Baghdadi's successor

Thu, 21 May 2020 - 04:03 GMT

The National Intelligence Service told the Iraqi News Agency (INA) it had arrested Abdul Nasser Qardash.

Threat from Iran to U.S. forces in Iraq remains 'significant' -senior U.S. diplomat

Fri, 10 Apr 2020 - 05:51 GMT

Schenker, who in March said Washington was "enormously disappointed" by Iraq's performance in protecting U.S.-led coalition forces, repeated Washington's concerns.

Iraq names new PM as rockets hit base hosting foreign troops

Wed, 18 Mar 2020 - 05:40 GMT

Iraq's president on Tuesday named pro-Western lawmaker and former Najaf city governor Adnan Zurfi as the next prime minister.

Clashes erupt anew between protesters, security forces in Baghdad

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 - 01:15 GMT

Clashes between Iraqi security forces and protesters broke out anew on Mohammed al-Qasim Highway in central Baghdad, a local security source said on Tuesday.

Iraq, Washington review security relations, future of US forces in country: army spox

Sat, 18 Jan 2020 - 11:34 GMT

The Iraqi parliament, earlier this month, adopted a resolution obliging the government to end the presence of any foreign forces on Iraqi soil.

Baghdad will not sign agreement keeping US forces in Iraq: gov't spox

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 - 09:55 GMT

He stressed that the Iraqi government will support the parliament’s vote on the withdrawal of US forces from the country.

Fly Baghdad operates 1st flight from Najaf to Cairo

Sat, 11 Jan 2020 - 02:46 GMT

The first Fly Baghdad flight to Cairo International Airport (CIA) arrived on Saturday taking off from Al Najaf International Airport.

European stocks dip as Iran targets US forces in Iraq

Wed, 08 Jan 2020 - 08:30 GMT

Europe's main stock markets slid at the open on Wednesday after Iran launched missile attacks on US targets in Iraq following the killing of its top general.

Egypt Air suspends flights to Baghdad

Tue, 07 Jan 2020 - 01:26 GMT

Egypt Air has suspended flights to Baghdad Wednesday-Friday due to "the instability of security conditions" in the Iraqi capital.

NATO suspends training in Iraq after Soleimani killing

Sat, 04 Jan 2020 - 12:34 GMT

The NATO mission in Iraq trains the country's security forces at the request of the Baghdad government to prevent the return of the ISIS jihadist group.

Thousands march in Baghdad to mourn Soleimani, others killed in U.S. air strike

Sat, 04 Jan 2020 - 11:55 GMT

Thousands of people marched in Baghdad to mourn Iran’s slain military Soleimani, Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis killed in a U.S. air strike.

US embassy in Baghdad urges citizens to depart Iraq 'immediately'

Fri, 03 Jan 2020 - 09:03 GMT

"US citizens should depart via airline while possible, and failing that, to other countries via land," the embassy said in a statement.

U.S. says Soleimani was developing plans to attack Americans

Fri, 03 Jan 2020 - 06:55 GMT

Security sources said the rockets left eight people dead, including "important figures."

Iraqis celebrate Soleimani killing, Pompeo tweets

Fri, 03 Jan 2020 - 06:20 GMT

The Iraqi State television reported Soleimani's death in a breaking news alert.

US nationals advised not to travel to Iraq

Thu, 02 Jan 2020 - 10:53 GMT

The US warned on Thursday its nationals against traveling to Iraq citing heightened tensions, acts of terrorism and armed conflicts.

UNAMI denies evacuating its employees from Green Zone in Baghdad

Tue, 31 Dec 2019 - 03:17 GMT

The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) denied evacuating its staff from the Green Zone, a heavily fortified zone in the center of Baghdad.

Protesters outside U.S. Baghdad embassy rage against air strikes

Tue, 31 Dec 2019 - 10:36 GMT

U.S. forces carried out air strikes against the Kataib Hezbollah militia in response to the killing of a U.S. civilian contractor in a rocket attack on an Iraqi military base.

Death toll in Baghdad attack rises to 23

Sat, 07 Dec 2019 - 12:17 GMT

More than 127 others were wounded by gunfire and stabbings targeting anti-government protesters near Tahrir Square.

Iraq top cleric says new PM must be chosen without 'foreign interference'

Fri, 06 Dec 2019 - 10:18 GMT

Iraq's top Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani demanded on Friday that choosing a new prime minister for the country must be free of "foreign interference."

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