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Iranian-Backed Militias Behind Rocket Attack on Baghdad’s Green Zone: US

BAS News - 2019-05-25 12:06
ERBIL — Washington has accused Iranian-backed militias forces in Iraq for carrying out the Katyusha rocket attack on Baghdad’s Green Zone last week. The accusation was made by US Vice Admiral Michael Gilday, the director of the Joint Staff, on Friday. Th ...

Ninevah governor's election stirs Sunni split in Baghdad

Al Monitor - 2019-05-25 08:41

Demonstration in Baghdad Calls on Iraq to Avoid Iran-US Conflict

BAS News - 2019-05-25 01:06
ERBIL — Thousands of people gathered in Iraq’s capital Baghdad overnight Friday to urge the Iraqi government to stay out of the growing conflict between Iran and the United States. The protests came after Muqtada al-Sadr, a powerful Shi’ite cleric and th ...

French telecom giant Orange stripped of stake in Iraq’s Korek Telecom

E-Kurd - 2019-05-24 23:53
BAGHDAD,— An Iraqi industry regulator has stripped France’s Orange SA of its stake in wireless operator Korek and handed it to a group of local investors, according to an official document seen by Bloomberg. An administrative order from Iraq’s Communicat ...

Baghdad-Kurdistan oil disputes flare up in Parliament - Iraq Oil Report

Iraqoilreport - 2019-05-24 13:03

Iranian FM to Visit Iraq Amid Tensions with US

BAS News - 2019-05-24 12:37
ERBIL — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif is scheduled to visit Iraq’s capital Baghdad as tensions between Tehran and Washington continue. A source from Iraqi prime minister’s office confirmed the report and said the visit will be in the next ...

Bomb Explosion Kills, Injures Four in Anbar

BAS News - 2019-05-24 12:37
ERBIL - A car bomb explosion in the Iraqi province of Anbar on Thursday evening resulted in the killing and wounding of four people. The incident occurred in the district of Qaim, some 300 kilometers west of capital Baghdad, where a vehicle parked in the ...

Iraq: sventato “grande attentato terroristico” per colpire Baghdad e il Kurdistan | Agenzia Nova

Agenzianova - 2019-05-23 19:27

Kurdish Political Parties Condemn Ongoing Crisis in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-05-22 14:18
ERBIL — A number of Kurdish political parties gathered on Wednesday in Erbil to decry the recent crisis in the areas disputed between Erbil and Baghdad. The parties said the situation is beyond acceptable, and that they have urged the Kurdistan Region Go ...

Another Kurdish-owned Wheat Farm Burned in Diyala

BAS News - 2019-05-22 12:21
ERBIL — Following multiple suspicious fire incidents in the Kurdish-owned agricultural lands across the areas disputed between Erbil and Baghdad, another wheat farm reportedly burned overnight on Tuesday in Qaratappa, Diyala province. Mohammed Omar, a PU ...

Signs of Baghdad-Erbil Crisis over Oil, Salaries | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2019-05-22 09:28

Opening a center for culture and art for the Syriac component

SDF Press - 2019-05-22 02:05
Hasaka – The Syriac Cultural Association opened a cultural and art center in the Baghdad neighborhood in Hasaka province. The representatives of civil institutions and residents of the region participated in the opening ceremony. The opening celebration b ...

Kurds, Other Than PUK, Reject Rakan al-Jabouri as Kirkuk Governor

BAS News - 2019-05-22 00:12
ERBIL - The Brotherhood List, which is a political front to unify Kurds in Kirkuk, has rejected to be part of a secret deal to approve Rakan al-Jabouri, the current acting governor of Kirkuk appointed by Baghdad, to remain in his position as the official ...

Erbil provides Baghdad with list of political prisoner pensions

Rûdaw - 2019-05-21 20:39

Abdul-Mahdi Confirms Iraq's Plan to Meditate Between US and Iran

BAS News - 2019-05-21 18:45
ERBIL - Iraqi Prime Minister has confirmed Baghdad's plan to meditate between the United States and Iran whose relations have drastically deteriorated lately. The Iraqi premier was cited by Reuters on Tuesday as explaining that no Iraqi groups had attemp ...

Erbil is ready to hand over its oil to Baghdad

Kurdiu - 2019-05-21 17:19

Iraqi PM to Visit Kuwait This Week

BAS News - 2019-05-21 14:08
ERBIL — Iraqi Primer Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi will travel to Kuwait on Wednesday where he will visit top leaders to discuss bilateral ties. According to an unnamed source cited by Baghdad Today, a large high-level delegation will accompany the prime min ...

Iraq’s Iran-backed militias repudiate missile attack on Baghdad’s Green Zone

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-21 06:56

Iraqi PM Keen to Open Green Zone to Public Despite Rocket Attack

BAS News - 2019-05-20 12:28
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minsiter Adil Abdul-Mahdi is determined to open Baghdad’s Green Zone to the public despite a Katyusha rocket attack on the fortified international neighborhood earlier on Sunday. Green Zone is home to government buildings, parliament, ...

Kurdish MPs to Meet with Iraqi PM, Discuss Disputed Kurdish Areas

BAS News - 2019-05-20 11:46
ERBIL — Kurdish factions at the Iraqi parliament are invited to a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi where they are planning to discuss the recent alarming situation in the areas disputed between Erbil and Baghdad. MP Bahar Mahmoud told B ...

Rocket fired into Baghdad's Green Zone, no casualties

Gulan Media - 2019-05-20 06:03

Alcohol outlawed in Baghdad for Ramadan

Gulan Media - 2019-05-20 06:03

Alcohol outlawed in Baghdad for Ramadan

Rûdaw - 2019-05-20 03:12
Iraq is technically a dry country, but the law is not uniformly enforced ...

Katyusha rocket strikes Baghdad Green Zone: military

Rûdaw - 2019-05-20 03:12
There are currently no reports of casualties ...

Resumption of flights between Iraq and Syria delayed

Rûdaw - 2019-05-20 00:49
It was reported Iraqi Airways would resume Baghdad-Damascus flights on Saturday ...

America’s new man in Baghdad: Who is Matthew Tueller?

Rûdaw - 2019-05-20 00:31

Erbil-Baghdad ties, unity of Kurdistan must top president’s agen

Rûdaw - 2019-05-19 21:51

Iraq’s military confirms rocket fired into Baghdad’s Green Zone, no casualties

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-19 21:24

Explosion Heard near US Embassy in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-05-19 20:44
ERBIL — Sources reported an explosion near Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone which is home to US Embassy and other diplomatic missions in the capital of Iraq. At least two diplomatic sources in Baghdad confirmed the explosion in a statement to Reuters. Sky ...

ExxonMobil Evacuation Hurts Deal with Iraq: Oil Minister

BAS News - 2019-05-19 19:55
ERBIL — By evacuating its foreign employees from Iraq, ExxonMobil will hurt a deal Baghdad that was about to be made with the company, said the Iraqi Oil Minister Thamir Ghadhban. "Had we concluded we would have signed the heads of agreement," he said, r ...

Baghdad 2018: Triumph of individual freedom and the downfall of the state!

Qantara - 2019-05-19 08:48

Kurdish blocs in Baghdad calls for the re-forming of the Committee of Article 140

Kurdiu - 2019-05-19 02:29

A mosque in Baghdad is providing food to those who need it during Ramadan

Rûdaw - 2019-05-18 22:00

‘End atrocities’ in disputed Khanaqin, Kurd MPs urge Baghdad

Rûdaw - 2019-05-18 17:25

Once again, Iraq caught up in tensions between US and Iran

Rûdaw - 2019-05-18 11:24
Pompeo's message to Baghdad was stand aside: sources ...

Erbil and Baghdad Sign New Commercial Agreement

BAS News - 2019-05-17 00:37
ERBIL - Officials from the Kurdistan Region's Ministry of Trade have signed a new commercial agreement with their Iraqi counterparts, an official said on Thursday. Talking to BasNews, Nawzad Adham, director general of trade at the Kurdistan Regional Gove ...

On Iraq US Pulls Staff Back From Baghdad and Erbil While UN Guterres Junkets In Fiji Failing Censor

Innercitypress - 2019-05-16 02:08

A delegation from Baghdad to discuss security files in the Kurdistan region

Kurdiu - 2019-05-15 18:18

Germany Won’t Reduce Diplomatic Mission in Kurdistan, Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-15 16:59
ERBIL — Germany said it has no plan to reduce the number of its staff at its embassy in Baghdad and consulate general in Erbil. A German Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said the German Embassy in Baghdad was fully staffed and working, as reported by Reuters ...

U.S. orders some government employees to leave Iraq, Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-05-15 14:59
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The U.S. State Department on Wednesday ordered the departure of “non-emergency government employees” from Iraq, the U.S. embassy in Baghdad said in a statement. Referring to the embassy and the U.S. consulate in Ir ...

US orders non-emergency personnel to leave Baghdad and Erbil missions

Thedefensepost - 2019-05-15 13:42

Unknown attackers target Baghdad liquor shop

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-15 11:50

US orders 'non-emergency' staff to leave Erbil consulate, Baghdad embassy

Rûdaw - 2019-05-15 11:46

Pompeo’s Visit to Baghdad: US Warned Iraq over Iranian-backed Militias

BAS News - 2019-05-15 11:41
ERBIL — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to Iraq earlier in May came after security alarms about Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias posing a serious threat to the US forces in Iraq, two security sources said. Pompeo reportedly warned the Iraqi lead ...

[PICTURES]: Bomb Blast Outside Baghdad Liquor Store

BAS News - 2019-05-15 11:40
ERBIL — An improvised explosive device (IED) was reported in central Baghdad overnight Tuesday. Accordion to the local media, the blast took place just outside a liquor store in the capital city. The store was closed at the time of the bombing, locals sa ...

US Orders Non-Emergency Employees to Depart Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-15 10:50
ERBIL — The US State Department has ordered the departure of non-essential employees from both the embassy in Baghdad and consulate in general in Erbil. The US embassy in Baghdad said in a statement on Wednesday that also visa services at both posts will ...

Nineveh governor election splits Sunnis in Baghdad

Rûdaw - 2019-05-14 14:27
Speaker al-Halbousi kicked from National Axis Alliance ...

Joint Training of Kurdistan Region and Baghdad Staffing College

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-05-14 07:51
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga ...

UN envoy, senior Kurdistan Region leaders discuss Erbil-Baghdad ties, disputed areas

Gulan Media - 2019-05-13 19:54

UN envoy, senior Kurdistan Region leaders discuss Erbil-Baghdad ties, disputed areas

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-13 17:07

Barzani, UN Envoy Discuss Next KRG, Erbil-Baghdad Ties

BAS News - 2019-05-13 14:30
ERBIL — A delegation from the United Nations Assistance Mission (UNAMI), led by head of the mission Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, visited Erbil where they met with Kurdish political leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, to discus ...

US Embassy Issues Security Alert on "Highlighted Tensions" in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-12 23:31
ERBIL - The United States embassy in Baghdad has issued a security alert for its citizens on "highlighted tensions" in the country as ties between Washington and Tehran have drastically escalated lately. "The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad advises all U.S. citi ...

A child was killed and others wounded in an explosion east of Baghdad

Kurdiu - 2019-05-12 23:15

A senior delegation from the Kurdistan region will visit Baghdad next week

Kurdiu - 2019-05-12 23:15

Iraqi Overcrowded Jails May Give Birth to New Militant Group: Expert

BAS News - 2019-05-12 00:24
ERBIL - Iraqi experts have warned of the emergence of a new militant group as Baghdad has been continuing to receive a great number of Islamic State (IS) detainees from the Syrian Kurdish forces. Apart from capturing thousands of insurgents during the li ...

Three Children Killed, Injured in Bomb Blast in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-05-11 23:38
ERBIL - A bomb explosion on Saturday left three children dead or wounded in the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad, a security source confirmed. A roadside bomb went off in Jisr Diyala neighborhood, southeastern Baghdad, on Saturday afternoon where one child ...

Iraq says Oman to reopen embassy in Baghdad, decades after closure

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-11 20:58

Oman to reopen embassy in Baghdad: Iraq

Kurdiu - 2019-05-11 19:37

Oman to Reopen Embassy in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-05-11 12:17
ERBIL — The government of Oman has showed willingness to reopen its diplomatic mission in Iraq. Iraq’s ministry of foreign affairs confirmed on Saturday that Muscat has sent a letter to FM Mohammed al-Hakim, in which it reveals about the plan to reopen e ...

Suicide attack in Iraq’s Baghdad kills, wounds scores of civilians

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-10 19:14

At least 8 dead in Baghdad suicide bombing: security official

Rûdaw - 2019-05-10 02:01
ISIS propaganda channels later claimed the attack ...

IS Claims Responsibility for Deadly Attack in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-05-10 01:08
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) insurgent group has claimed responsibility for Thursday's deadly attack in central Baghdad which resulted in several casualties. The incident occurred on Thursday evening in the Sadr city in central Baghdad where a suicide ...

Islamic State claims responsibility for Baghdad blast: statement

Reuters - 2019-05-10 00:40
Islamic State claimed responsibility on Thursday for a blast in Baghdad, saying a suicide bomber had detonated an explosive vest in the northeastern Sadr City district of the Iraqi capital and killed eight people. ...

Bomb Attack Hits Central Baghdad, Casualties Reported

BAS News - 2019-05-09 21:44
ERBIL - A bomb explosion hit on Thursday evening the Sadr city in central Baghdad, resulting in several casualties, Baghdad's Operations Command said in a statement. According to the press release, a suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest in the are ...

Commercial agreement between Baghdad and Erbil

Kurdiu - 2019-05-08 21:39

‘Terrorist’ attack in village north of Baghdad results in seven casualties

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-08 14:34

Iraq close to signing $53 billion deal with Exxon, PetroChina; denies Iran link

E-Kurd - 2019-05-08 12:52
BAGHDAD,— Iraq is close to signing a $53 billion, 30-year energy agreement with Exxon Mobil and PetroChina, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday, denying any link between the mega-project and U.S. permission for Iraq to do business with Iran. ...

Pompeo’s Trip to Baghdad Focused on Protection of US Forces

BAS News - 2019-05-08 10:31
ERBIL — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a surprise visit to Baghdad overnight Tuesday where he met with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi and other top official, reportedly focusing on the safety of US forces in the country. “We talked to them ab ...

Pompeo in Baghdad on unannounced visit: Iraq govt source

Rûdaw - 2019-05-08 02:26

Pompeo In Baghdad on Unannounced Visit

BAS News - 2019-05-08 00:38
ERBIL - US State Secretary Mike Pompeo has unexpectedly landed in Baghdad, AFP cited Iraqi sources, saying that the US top diplomat met with Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi during his stay. Pompeo had been set to travel to Germany earlier the day to meet ...

Pompeo makes surprise, unannounced visit to Baghdad

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-08 00:06

After Baghdad, Kurdistan Parliament plans to vote on PUBG ban

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-07 17:18

Exxon Mobil Deal Not Related to US Sanction Waiver: Iraqi PM

BAS News - 2019-05-07 16:55
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said on Tuesday that the deal his country is about to sign with Exxon Mobil is not related to the sanctions waiver that Washington has granted to allow Baghdad to continue economic cooperation with Iran. As p ...

Iraqi Parliament Seeks Clarifications on Baghdad's Attempt to Buy S-400

BAS News - 2019-05-06 22:54
ERBIL - The Iraqi Council of Representatives has contacted the government for clarifications on Baghdad's alleged attempts to purchase Russia's S-400 missile defense system, a lawmaker revealed on Monday. Talking to Sputnik, MP Fatih Younis, a member of ...

Iraq begins preparations for 2020 general population census

E-Kurd - 2019-05-06 18:57
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi Minister of Planning Nouri Sabah al-Dulaimi said the ministry has begun preparations for the general population census scheduled for 2020, an official Iraqi newspaper said on Monday. “The Ministry of Planning has started its technical pro ...

Over 100,000 Iraqi Children in Need of Urgent Aid after Flood: UNICEF

BAS News - 2019-05-05 13:06
BAGHDAD (UNICEF) — Heavy rains in Iraq and neighbouring Iran have resulted in floods that left over 100,000 children and their families without access to clean water and sanitation in Missan, a governorate in Iraq’s south. A further 20,000 people, includ ...

Iraq Considers Purchase of Russia's S-400s: Former Lawmaker

BAS News - 2019-05-04 20:52
ERBIL - A former member of the Iraqi Parliament has revealed that Baghdad is in talks with Moscow to purchase the S-400 missiles defense system. Talking to RT on Saturday, Hakim al-Zamly, the former head of the parliament's security and defense committee ...

Outraged Shi’ite Militia Blocks Khanaqin-Baghdad Road

BAS News - 2019-05-04 12:47
ERBIL — An Iraqi Shi’ite militia, outraged by Hashd al-Shaabi, has unilaterally blocked a main road connecting Khanaqin and Baghdad, local officials confirmed. Earlier this month, Hashd al-Shaabi headquarters ordered the closure of its 24th brigade near ...

Iraqi PM Hails "Improved" Erbil-Baghdad Relations

BAS News - 2019-05-03 23:18
ERBIL - Iraqi PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi has praised the improved relations between Erbil and Baghdad, saying that the ties between the sides are "in the best shape." Abdul-Mahdi made the comments during a press conference in Paris on Friday after meeting with ...

Iraqi PM says Erbil-Baghdad ties much improved, praises French support

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-03 17:06

Baghdad plans detention camp for 30,000 Iraqis who lived under ISIS in Syria

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-03 00:34

US Launches $5 Million Airport Security Program in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-02 20:13
ERBIL - As an initiative by Washington, officials from the US Embassy in Baghdad and Iraq Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA), have announced the launch of a $5 million airport security program in Iraq. According to a statement by the US Consulate General in ...

Iraq Generated Over $7 Billion from April Oil Exports

BAS News - 2019-05-02 16:23
ERBIL — Oil exports from Iraqi oilfields in the month of April generated more than $7 billion for Baghdad, Oil Ministry said on Wednesday. Iraq exported 3.47 million barrels of oil per day (bpd) in April, which made the export just under 104 million, AP ...

Iraq’s oil exports rose to 3.466 million bpd in April: ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-05-01 20:31
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s oil exports rose to 3.466 million barrels per day (bpd) in April from 3.377 million bpd the previous month, a statement from the oil ministry said. Exports from the southern Basra oilfields rose to 3.354 million bpd from 3.254 million bp ...

Graduates from Baghdad Defense Institute visit Zakho Military Academy during a research project

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-04-30 18:33
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On April 27, 2019, the recent class from Baghdad Defense Institute visited Zakho Military Academy during a research project. The visit was supervised by a delegation from Iraqi Defense Ministry consisting of Lieutenant ...

Iraqi PM Says IS Leader is Possibly in “Remote Areas”

BAS News - 2019-04-30 16:23
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said on Tuesday that the leader of Islamic State (IS) Abu Bakr al-Baghdad is possibly in the “remote areas”. The statement came a day after a video was released purportedly showing Baghdadi speaking in front ...

MP in Baghdad calls on Iraqi PM to ‘urgently’ pay Kurdish farmers

Kurdistan24 - 2019-04-30 12:22

Turchia-Iraq: Cavusoglu chiede inclusione turcomanni in affari politici di Baghdad | Agenzia Nova

Agenzianova - 2019-04-29 19:45

Speciale difesa: Iraq-Turchia, Cavusoglu a Baghdad per rafforzare cooperazione bilaterale | Agenzia Nova

Agenzianova - 2019-04-29 18:27

Humanitarian Community Appeals $701 Million to Support 1.75 Million Vulnerable Iraqis

BAS News - 2019-04-29 16:14
BAGHDAD (UN-OCHA) — The humanitarian community in Iraq is appealing for US$701 million this year to support 1.75 million highly vulnerable people, including a million internally displaced persons, struggling with the legacy of conflict and mass-displacem ...

Iraq frees 44 kidnapped Bengali workers in Baghdad, make arrests

Kurdistan24 - 2019-04-29 15:28

Masrour Barzani Receives Turkish FM in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-04-29 10:32
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council Masrour Barzani received Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Monday in Erbil. Cavusoglu arrived in Erbil overnight Sunday after visiting Baghdad and meeting with top Iraqi officials, where ...

Masrour Barzani Emphasises Latest Erbil-Baghdad Talk

BAS News - 2019-04-28 23:33
ERBIL - Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council, Masrour Barzani, has welcomed the latest discussions between Erbil and Baghdad, considering it a "positive" step towards resolving the remaining disputes between the sides. A high-level delegation ...

Turkish FM Mevlut Cavusoglu visits Iraq to discuss trade, water, security

E-Kurd - 2019-04-28 21:31
BAGHDAD,— Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu arrived in Iraqi capital city of Baghdad on Sunday morning to discuss trade, border security and water resources with Iraqi officials. He was welcomed by Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali al-Hakim upo ...

Ministers laud 'successful' Erbil-Baghdad ministerial meeting, hopeful it can resolve disputes

Gulan Media - 2019-04-28 20:41

Ministers laud 'successful' Erbil-Baghdad ministerial meeting, hopeful it can resolve disputes

Kurdistan24 - 2019-04-28 20:18

Cooperation Framework Between Erbil and Baghdad “Vital”: PM Barzani

BAS News - 2019-04-28 15:44
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region sees a framework to organize closer cooperation between Erbil and Baghdad as a vital step towards addressing disputes, said Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani. The remarks were made during a meeting between a high-level delegation ...

Baghdad, Kurdistan to discuss oil disputes, 50 percent bpd boost in Kirkuk

Kurdistan24 - 2019-04-26 17:01

Iraq oil minister says Baghdad to meet soon with KRG to discuss oil exports

Kurdiu - 2019-04-25 17:08

Iraq to Meet with KRG over Oil Exports: Minister

BAS News - 2019-04-25 12:59
ERBIL — Iraqi Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said on Thursday that they are planning a meeting in the near future with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) for talks over oil exports. According to the minister, cited by Reuters, the Baghdad delegation w ...
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