Posts Tagged ‘Baghdad’

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 […]

Iraqi PM’s visit opp to realize Tehran-Baghdad interests: Haider al-Abadi

MNA – Former Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al-Abadi described Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s visit to Iran as a good opportunity to develop relations with Iran and to establish peace and security in the region. The Head of Iraq’s Al-Nasr Coalition Haider al-Abadi said that Iraq must balance its international relations and avoid any conflicts, because tensions […]

Baghdad delays and denies visas for journalists visiting Kurdistan Autonomous Region: Metro Center

nsnbc : The Metro Center for Journalists Rights and Advocacy (Metro Center) reported that Iraqi federal authorities are delaying or outright denying visa applications […]

Ankara considers joint op with Baghdad against Iraqi Kurds – FM

Speaking to CNN Turk, Mevlut Cavusoglu also said that Ankara’s own operation against Syrian Kurdish militias in the Afrin region would be completed by May. Iraqi Kurds’ independence referendum illegitimate – Tillerson Kurdish militias in Iraq and Syria were allied with the US-led coalition, which rallied them for operations targeting the jihadist forces of the […]

Kish-Baghdad flights launched

IRNA – The first direct flight from Baghdad to Kish Island, Persian Gulf, landed on Friday night, said the managing director of the development of ports and airports of Kish on Saturday. Near the Iranian New Year’s holidays (starting on March 21, 2018) the Kish-Baghdad direct flight started by Iraqi Airline, said Esmaeel Mousavi. More […]

Tehran welcomes deepening close, strategic ties with Baghdad

president.ir- President Rouhani described deepening ties with Iraq as a great, influential country in the region important for Iran, saying: “Tehran welcomes deepening close, strategic ties with Baghdad” In the meeting with the Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament Salim Abdullah al-Jabouri on Tuesday, President Hassan Rouhani said: “We must work harder to cement relations and […]

Envoy: Iran trying to improve Baghdad-Erbil ties

FNA- Iranian Ambassador to Iraq Iraj Masjedi underlined his country’s efforts to resolve problems between the government in Baghdad and the officials of the Iraqi Kurdistan region after the latter held an independence referendum. “Despite the challenge that we experienced with the Kurds during the recent events in Kurdistan, our relations are highly serious, good […]

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