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PIA brings back stranded Pakistanis in Iraq

04 April, 2020 3:24 pm 3:24 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – A special flight of Pakistan International Airline (PIA) brought home 136 Pakistanis stranded in Iraq due to suspension of international flights since March 21. PIA flight PK9814 carrying 136 stranded Pakistanis from Baghdad landed at Islamabad on early Wednesday. The passengers include disabled persons, women, children and elderly people. The Pakistani … Read More


US wages retaliatory strikes against Iran-backed militia in Iraq

03 March, 2020 6:07 pm 6:07 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States waged a series of precision air strikes on Thursday against an Iran-backed militia in Iraq that it blamed for a major rocket attack a day earlier that killed two American troops and a 26-year-old British soldier. The US strikes appeared limited in scope and narrowly tailored, targeting five weapons … Read More


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Two US, one British personnel killed in Iraq rocket attack

03 March, 2020 5:12 pm 5:12 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – One British and two American personnel were killed and about a dozen people were wounded when 18 small rockets hit Iraq’s Taji military camp north of Baghdad on Wednesday, US officials told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity. The officials, who cautioned the death toll may rise given the severity of some … Read More


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Two US, one British personnel killed in Iraq rocket attack – official...

03 March, 2020 9:33 am 9:33 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – One British and two American personnel were killed and about a dozen people were wounded when 18 small rockets hit Iraq’s Taji military camp north of Baghdad on Wednesday, US officials told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity. The officials, who cautioned the death toll may rise given the severity of some … Read More


Rockets hit US coalition base in Baghdad, no casualties

02 February, 2020 4:52 pm 4:52 pm

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Rockets hit a US-led military coalition’s Baghdad headquarters early on Sunday but caused no casualties, a coalition spokesman said, in the latest attack to target US facilities in Iraq. Washington has blamed Iran-backed paramilitary groups for increasingly regular rocketing and shelling of bases hosting US forces in Iraq and of the area … Read More


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‘No, No America’: Iraq protesters demand US military pullout

01 January, 2020 5:27 pm 5:27 pm

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Thousands of Iraqis rallied at two central Baghdad intersections on Friday after a prominent cleric called for a “million strong” protest against the American military presence, following the US killing of an Iranian general and an Iraqi militia chief. The initial march appeared not to gather further steam, however, largely dissipating after … Read More


Protester, killed, Iraq, police, struggle, stem, unrest

Protester killed as Iraq police struggle to stem unrest

01 January, 2020 4:30 pm 4:30 pm

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi police fought running street battles with anti-government demonstrators on Tuesday, firing tear and rubber bullets to try to disperse stone-throwing youths pressing for an overhaul of a political system they see as deeply corrupt. One protester was killed in Baghdad while another succumbed to a bullet wound sustained on Monday in … Read More


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US imposes more sanctions on Iran after missile attacks in Iraq

01 January, 2020 12:49 pm 12:49 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States imposed more sanctions on Iran on Friday in retaliation for its missile attack on US forces in Iraq this week and vowed to tighten the economic screws if Tehran continued “terrorist” acts or pursued a nuclear bomb. The targets of the sanctions included Iran’s manufacturing, mining and textile sectors … Read More


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No US troops hurt in Iran strikes, says Trump

01 January, 2020 10:35 pm 10:35 pm

BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON/DUBAI (92 News/Reuters) – US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that no US troops hurt in Iranian missile strikes on bases in Iraq. While addressing to the nation, the US president maintained that the Iranian missiles had not harmed any US troops stationed there and damage was minimal, an outcome he said showed Tehran … Read More


FO, Pakistani, nationals, exercise, maximum, caution, Iraq

FO urges Pakistani nationals to exercise maximum caution while visiting Ira...

01 January, 2020 12:21 pm 12:21 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – In view of recent developments and the prevailing security situation in the region, Pakistani nationals are advised to exercise maximum caution while planning visit to Iraq at this point. In a press release, the FO said that those already in Iraq are advised to remain in close contact with the Embassy … Read More


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Iranian state TV says 80 ‘American terrorists’ killed in Iran m...

01 January, 2020 8:00 am 8:00 am

BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Iranian state television said on Wednesday that at least 80 “American terrorists” were killed in attacks involving 15 missiles Tehran launched on US targets in Iraq, adding that none of the missiles were intercepted. State TV, citing a senior Revolutionary Guards source, also said Iran had 100 other targets in the region … Read More


US, plans, pull, troops, Iraq, Defense Secretary, Mark Esper

US has no plans to pull its troops out of Iraq, says Defense Secretary Mark...

01 January, 2020 10:01 am 10:01 am

NEW YORK (92 News) – The United States has no plans to pull its troops out of Iraq, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday, following reports by Reuters and other media of an American military letter informing Iraqi officials about repositioning troops in preparation for leaving the country. Longtime foes Tehran and Washington have … Read More


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Inside the plot by Iran’s Soleimani to attack US forces in Iraq

01 January, 2020 8:32 am 8:32 am

BAGHDAD (Reuters)  – In mid-October, Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani met with his Iraqi Shi’ite militia allies at a villa on the banks of the Tigris River, looking across at the U.S. embassy complex in Baghdad. The Revolutionary Guards commander instructed his top ally in Iraq, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, and other powerful militia leaders to step … Read More


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Iraq beat UAE 2-0 to reach Gulf Cup semi-finals

11 November, 2019 8:38 am 8:38 am

DOHA (Reuters) – Iraq scored two first-half goals to beat United Arab Emirates 2-0 at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha and secure their place in the Arabian Gulf Cup semi-finals. Striker Alaa Abbas put Iraq ahead in the sixth minute, and skipper Alaa Abdul-Zahra doubled their lead in the 37th. Manager Srecko Katanec’s team, … Read More


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Iraq protesters torch Iran consulate in Najaf, curfew imposed

11 November, 2019 8:00 am 8:00 am

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi protesters stormed the Iranian consulate in the southern city of Najaf and set fire to the building on Wednesday bringing a new level of violence to demonstrations aimed at the downfall of a government backed by Tehran. It was the strongest expression yet of the anti-Iranian sentiment of Iraqi demonstrators, who … Read More