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  • Iraq will down any vehicle violating its airspace

    Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abd Mahdi, following a mysterious blast that hit a munitions depot in Baghdad, has ordered the air defences to immediately bring down any aerial vehicle that will violate the country's airspace, the government’s press service said on Thursday.

    11:35 AM
  • Oil, budgets, Kirkuk still nag Baghdad-Erbil relations / Omar Sattar

    Meetings last month between representatives of Iraq's federal government in Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Erbil failed to produce any clear resolutions of their ongoing differences.

    05:07 PM
  • Iraqi Interior Minister to visit IranIraqi Interior Minister to visit Iran

    Iranian Interior Minister Mohammad Reza Rahmani Fazli said that his Iraqi counterpart Yassin Taha al-Yassri is to visit Iran to discuss issues related to Arbaeen issues, Ashoura and Tasu'a.

    04:38 PM
  • Weapons depot blast in Baghdad killed oneWeapons depot blast in Baghdad killed one

    A large fire broke out on Monday, August 12, at a weapons depot run by an Iraqi militia group, causing explosions heard across Baghdad, killing one person and injuring 29 others, authorities said.

    03:14 PM
  • Western forces fuel regional tension: Iraqi FMWestern forces fuel regional tension: Iraqi FM

    Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed al-Hakim said on Monday, August 12, that the presence of Western forces in the Gulf is fuelling regional tension.

    11:58 AM
  • Iran to open new border crossings for IraqIran to open new border crossings for Iraq

    The Iranian government approved on Wednesday to officially open a number of new border crossings for Iraq to help facilitate trade exchange and commute of tourists. 

    11:52 PM
  • Iraqi Kurds actively support Ankara’s fight against the PKK / Metin GurcanIraqi Kurds actively support Ankara’s fight against the PKK / Metin Gurcan

    Turkey’s National Security Council said in a statement last week that a cross-border military crackdown on the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in the Hakurk region of northern Iraq was “continuing successfully.” The statement stressed that operations Claw-1 and Claw-2, which began in late May and mid-July, respectively, would continue until Hakurk is “fully cleansed” of the PKK.

    03:43 PM
  • Genel Energy to drill natural gas in Kurdistan RegionGenel Energy to drill natural gas in Kurdistan Region

    The London-registered company of Genel Energy is in negotiation with officials in the Kurdistan Region over the terms of building necessary foundations for drilling natural gas from the field of Binabawe.

    03:30 PM
  • Kurds cannot retake control of Kirkuk: analystKurds cannot retake control of Kirkuk: analyst

    An Iraq affairs analyst believes Baghdad would not leave the control of the northern oil-rich disputed province of Kirkuk to Kurds and Kurds no longer have the power to pressure Baghdad and take the control of the disputed regions, including the Kurdish-majority province.

    10:56 PM
  • Iraq, Iran stress developing bilateral ties

    Iraq-Iran parliamentary friendship group met the Iranian ambassador to Iraq, stressing the parliaments’ roles in developing bilateral relations. 

    10:57 AM
  • Anfal mass grave recovered on Tuesday

    Spokesperson for the Minister of Martyrs and Anfal Affairs Fuad Othman said on Tuesday, July 30, the the remains of 85 people had been recovered from a recently discovered mass grave in Samawah.

    08:21 AM
  • Iran can double electricity export to Iraq: officialIran can double electricity export to Iraq: official

    Iran Managing Director of Gharb Regional Electricity Company Ali Asadi said on Monday that Islamic Republic of Iran has high capacity and potential to export electricity up to twofold of the current capacity to neighboring Iraq.

    09:32 PM
  • Kirkuk governor could be elected in early AugustKirkuk governor could be elected in early August

    After two years of conflict, politicians in Kirkuk have said that the provincial council is moving towards electing a new governor.

    09:19 PM
  • New Iran consul visits Jalal Talabani's tomb in SulaimaniNew Iran consul visits Jalal Talabani's tomb in Sulaimani

    New Iran Consul to Sulaimani, second biggest city in Kurdistan Region, paid tribute to the revered Secretary General of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), Jalal Talabani.

    09:54 AM
  • Kurdistan Region delegation to visit BaghdadKurdistan Region delegation to visit Baghdad

    A delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is set to visit Baghdad and discuss a range of issues pertaining to Erbil-Baghdad relations.

    11:57 PM
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