Iran to disclose information about missile attack on US base in Iraq

A bulldozer clears rubble and debris at Ain al-Asad air base in Anbar, Iraq on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. (AP) February 7, 2020 Iran will soon disclose new information about the missile attack on it carried out against a US base in Iraq last month, the ISNA news agency on Friday reported Amirali Hajizadeh, head [...]

By |February 7th, 2020|Iraq, North America, USA|

Iran trains Shia militia proxies in Iraq to wage war on US

Iraqi Shia militiamen hold portraits of Iran's late leader Ayatollah Khomeini (C), Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei (L) and Iraq's top Shia cleric Ali al-Sistani during a parade in Baghdad, last year. (Reuters) By Seth J. Frantzman February 06, 2020 Iranian proxies in Iraq are training for war against the US and will continue [...]

By |February 6th, 2020|Iraq, North America, USA|

Iran evacuates students, Iraqis, Syrians from Coronavirus epicenter

Iranian students repatriated from Wuhan arrived in Tehran on February 5. (Supplied) February 6, 2020 Iranian news agencies Wednesday morning reported that 56 Iranian nationals living in Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China, have arrived in Iran and will be quarantined for two weeks. According to some reports tens of [...]

By |February 6th, 2020|East Asia, Iraq, Syria|

US soldiers hurt in Iranian missile attack up to 64: Pentagon

Iran launched attacks on Iraqi bases housing US forces in retaliation for a US drone strike in Baghdad last Friday that killed a top Iranian general, Qasem Soleimani, Jan 8, 2020. (Getty) January 31, 2020 The number of US troops injured by an Iranian missile strike in Iraq this month has risen to [...]

By |January 31st, 2020|Iraq, North America, USA|

US awaits Iraq’s okay to deploy Patriots to protect troops amid Iran tension

Soldiers work on a Patriot missile system, used around the world by the US military. (Getty) January 31, 2020 The United States is awaiting a green light from the Iraqi government to deploy Patriot missile defense systems to protect US troops from Iranian missile attacks, Pentagon chief Mark Esper said on Thursday. Iran [...]

By |January 31st, 2020|Iraq, North America, USA|

Iraq looking at alternatives to Iranian natural gas

Iraq heavily relies on Iranian natural gas imports to fuel its power plants as its own resources have not been developed. (AP) January 29, 2020 The Spokesman of Iraq's Electricity Ministry has said that Iraq is searching for alternatives to generate the electricity it needs, including developing its own natural gas production, because [...]

By |January 29th, 2020|Iraq|

Pro-Iran parties in Iraq distance themselves from latest US Embassy attack

A US flag flies in front of compound of the US embassy in Baghdad.(Reuters) January 29, 2020 Iraqi parties aligned with Iraq took the unusual stance of distancing themselves from the latest rocket attack against the US embassy in Baghdad. On previous occasions, the parties would have hailed the attack against the mission, [...]

By |January 29th, 2020|Iraq|

Iraqi PM promises to boost protection for US embassy after Iran-backed militia attack

Iran-backed Iraqi protesters use a plumbing pipe to break the bullet-proof glass of the US embassy's windows in Baghdad, Dec. 31, 2019. (AFP) January 28, 2020 The Iraqi prime minister has promised to strengthen security for the US embassy in Baghdad after one person was injured in the latest missile attack on the [...]

By |January 28th, 2020|Iraq, North America, USA|

Iran forming new alliances in Iraq as Al-Sadr realigns his policy toward Tehran

Former Qods Force's Qassem Soleimani (R), Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (L) and Iraqi Shia cleric, politician and militia leader Muqtada al-Sadr in Tehran, Sept. 10, 2019. (EPA-EFE) January 27, 2020 Iranian media have characterized the anti-U.S. demonstrations in Baghdad on Friday January 24 as a "million-strong” show of opposition to Washington [...]

By |January 27th, 2020|Iraq|

Qassem Soleimani’s final journey: How it happened minute-by-minute

Qasem Soleimani, the powerful Iranian military commander who wields enormous influence in Iraq, returning from a visit to Syria and Iraq. (ISNA) January 27, 2020 On January 2, 2020, bad weather conditions meant that the Baghdad-bound Sham Wings Airlines flight 501 was delayed for nearly 3 hours. The plane was carrying 156 passengers, [...]

By |January 27th, 2020|Iraq, Lebanon, North America, Syria, USA|