Posts Tagged ‘Baghdad’

Washington, Baghdad agree to reduce US troops in Iraq

Baghdad and Washington agreed on reducing the US combat troops in two military bases in Iraq by the end of September, Anadolu Agency reports. According to an Iraqi army statement on today, the decision was made during a meeting of the joint military committee in Baghdad on Thursday, which also considered shifting the international coalition […]

Baghdad summit | Mideastream

Posted on September 3, 2021 by martyrashrakat [embedded content] Iraq hosted a regional summit on Saturday supposedly aimed at easing tensions in the Middle East while emphasizing the Arab country’s new role as a mediator. Heads of state attending included Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, King Abdullah II of Jordan, Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin […]

Amir-Abdollahian From Baghdad Airport: US Cannot Evade Responsibility for Martyr Soleimani’s Assassination

Posted on August 28, 2021 by martyrashrakat  August 28, 2021  Source By Staff, Agencies Iran’s new Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said the US cannot escape from its responsibility for the assassination of martyr Qassemi Soleimani and it is a must for the Americans to bring to his murderers to justice. He made the remarks in […]

Iran FM tells Baghdad summit: U.S. is main cause of insecurity in region

Iran FM tells Baghdad summit: U.S. is main cause of insecurity in region – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN — Iran’s new Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian who participated in the Baghdad summit on Saturday blamed the U.S. for security problems in West Asia. It was the first diplomatic tour by Amir Abdollahian in the post of foreign […]

Iran FM to attend Baghdad Summit

TEHRAN – Iran will send a delegation headed by the newly-appointed foreign minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, to a summit in Baghdad that will be held in the coming days. Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has said that an Iranian delegation led by Amir-Abdollahian is to be dispatched to take part in a meeting on supporting […]

Iraq officially invites Raisi to Baghdad summit

Iraq officially invites Raisi to Baghdad summit – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN — Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has been invited to a planned regional summit in Baghdad, Raisi’s office said on Tuesday. The invitation was officially delivered by Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein, a day after Baghdad announced the summit set for later this month. French President […]

The Baghdad Summit: A New Reality in the Middle East

In the Middle East, against the backdrop of recent transformations at both the regional and international levels, and the shameful way the United States is fleeing Afghanistan, various alliances and partnerships are also being reshaped. One of the most important processes taking place in this context is the rapprochement between Iraq, Egypt, and Jordan. For […]

Donald Rumsfeld, Torturer, Serial Liar, Butcher of Baghdad, dies at 88

Iraq  July 4, 2021 Donald Rumsfeld, Torturer, Serial Liar, Butcher of Baghdad, dies at 88 Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s death at 88 is an occasion for me to recall some of my own writing on his sinister role in the Iraq War. Rumsfeld wanted to invade Iraq so badly he just made up shit […]

Sunday’s Baghdad summit covered strategic, political and economic ground

Iraq, Jordan and Egypt announced their agreement on security and political files — notably the fight against terrorism, the Palestinian cause and the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam — at a tripartite summit in Baghdad last Sunday. The gathering brought together Jordan’s King Abdullah II, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. […]

Explosion at Baghdad restaurant kills three, Iraqi officials say

An explosion at a crowded restaurant in Baghdad has reportedly killed three people and injured at least 16 others. The blast took place in northwestern Baghdad, according to The Associated Press, which said it confirmed the deadly incident and its death toll with two Iraqi health officials. The health officials, who spoke with AP on […]

Fire from oxygen tank blast in Baghdad COVID-19 hospital kills 82

A fire caused by an oxygen tank explosion at a COVID-19 hospital in Baghdad took at least 82 lives and forced some people to leap through windows out of the burning building, witnesses and authorities said on Sunday.As rescuers combed the smoke-charred building, Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi blamed negligence and suspended his Health Minister Hassan […]

Iraq Interior Ministry: 82 Killed In Baghdad Hospital Fire

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s Interior Ministry said Sunday that 82 people died and 110 were injured in a catastrophic fire that broke out in the intensive care unit of a Baghdad hospital tending to severe coronavirus patients. Negligence on the part of hospital authorities has been blamed for the Saturday night fire, which initial reports […]

At least 27 die in fire at Covid hospital in Baghdad

At least 27 people were killed and 46 injured in a fire on Saturday at a hospital in southeastern Baghdad that had been equipped to house Covid-19 patients, medical sources at three nearby hospitals said. The fire at the Ibn Khatib hospital in the Diyala Bridge area of the Iraqi capital occurred after an accident […]

At Least 27 Dead in Fire at Baghdad Hospital for COVID Patients: Medical Sources

BAGHDAD, Iraq—At least 27 people were killed and 46 injured in a fire on Saturday at a hospital in southeastern Baghdad that had been equipped to house COVID-19 patients, medical sources at three nearby hospitals said. The fire at the Ibn Khatib hospital in the Diyala Bridge area of the Iraqi capital occurred after an […]

Iraqi military says 3 rockets strike near Baghdad airport

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Breaking Baghdad: How Iraq’s crystal meth epidemic is ravaging the nation

I t wasn’t until Ali tried to sell the cooking gas canister he had stolen from his parents’ stove that he realised it was drugs that were consuming him – not the other way around. The 27-year-old Iraqi had already sold his mobile phone, chairs, bed, even the very mattress he slept on to buy just […]

Iraq: Things are not Entirely Peaceful in Baghdad

Last month, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi convened a conference that he said would give people hope in the “turbulent” political system that emerged following the 2003 US invasion and overthrow of former President Saddam Hussein. “We call on all political forces and parties to defend the interests of the country, avoid discussions of violence, and […]

Baghdad billboard showing “Shias of Abu Turab”

TEHRAN – A huge copy of Iranian painter Hassan Ruholamin’s “Shias of Abu Turab” has been set up on a billboard in the heart of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad. A number of Persian websites announced the news on Saturday, but with no details about the exact location of the billboard and the identity of […]

ISIS claims rare twin blasts in Baghdad that killed over 30

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At least 32 dead after twin suicide bombings rock central Baghdad

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Twin Suicide Bombings Rock Central Baghdad, At Least 28 Dead

BAGHDAD (AP) — Twin suicide bombings ripped through a busy market in the Iraqi capital Thursday, killing at least 28 people and wounding 73 others, officials said. The rare suicide bombing attack hit the Bab al-Sharqi commercial area in central Baghdad amid heightened political tensions over planned early elections and a severe economic crisis. Blood […]

D.C. Turns Into Baghdad for Inauguration; Red Zone, Military Checkpoints, Bridges Closed

Just days before the Biden inauguration, the nation’s capitol has been transofmred into a military zone like Baghdad. Armed U.S. troops are now manning checkpoints to enter and leave downtown Washington, D.C. Red Zone and Green Zone perimeters have been created. Bridges into D.C. from neighboring Virginia are to be closed in the coming days, […]

“Guest of Iraq” on Commander Qassem Soleimani released in Baghdad 

TEHRAN – A book on Commander Qassem Soleimani has been published in Iraq both in Persian and Arabic under the title “Guest of Iraq Written by Iraqi Personalities”. Iran’s chief of IRGC Quds Force Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy chief of Iraq’s PMU (Popular Mobilization Forces), were assassinated during a U.S. airstrike in […]

Baghdad procession marks anniversary of Iranian general Soleimani’s death

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Mock funeral procession held in Baghdad to mark anniversary of Soleimani killing

BAGHDAD (AP) — A mock funeral procession marked the anniversary of the killing of Iran’s top general and a senior Iraqi militia leader in a US drone strike that heightened fears of a military escalation in the region. Thousands of mourners joined the march on the highway leading to the Baghdad airport Saturday evening where […]

‘Think it over’: Trump warns Iran over rocket strike on US embassy in Baghdad

US President Donald Trump warned Wednesday he would hold “Iran responsible” in the event of a fatal attack on Americans in Iraq, as the first anniversary of the killing of a top Iranian general in a US air strike approaches. “Our embassy in Baghdad got hit Sunday by several rockets,” Trump said on Twitter, referring […]

US to draw down staff from Baghdad embassy amid ‘security concerns’ as anniversary of Soleimani assassination draws near – reports

Washington is set to pull diplomatic staff from its embassy in Baghdad in an effort to “minimize risk” as the one-year anniversary of the US kill strike on Iranian general Qassem Soleimani approaches, according to several reports. The drawdown comes amid heightened security concerns in Iraq, namely fears of upcoming attacks from militant groups looking […]

Rockets fall near US embassy in Baghdad, killing child

BAGHDAD (AP) — Rockets struck Iraq’s capital Tuesday with four landing inside the heavily fortified Green Zone, Iraq’s military said, killing a child and wounding at least five people, signaling an end to an informal truce announced by Iran-backed militias in October. Two Iraqi security officials said one of the rockets that hit the Green […]

Baghdad rocket attack kills child, wounds at least five, says Iraqi military

Rockets struck Iraq’s capital Tuesday with four landing inside the heavily fortified Green Zone killing a child and wounding at least five people, Iraq’s military said. It signalled an end to an informal truce announced by Iran-backed militias in October. Two Iraqi security officials said one of the rockets that hit the Green Zone struck […]

Iraqi Military Says Rocket Attack In Baghdad Kills Child

BAGHDAD (AP) — Rockets struck Iraq’s capital Tuesday with four landing inside the heavily fortified Green Zone, Iraq’s military said, killing a child and wounding at least five people, signaling an end to an informal truce announced by Iran-backed militias in October. Two Iraqi security officials said one of the rockets that hit the Green […]

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