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Iran-backed Hezbollah steps in to support Iraqi militias after Soleimani’s death

A supporter of the Shiite Hezbollah movement holds a poster of slain Iraqi paramilitary chief Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis (L) and Iranian General Qasem Soleimani (R) in the Lebanese capital Beirut. January 5, 2020. (AFP) February 12, 2020 Shortly after Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani was killed in a US drone strike in Iraq, [...]

By |February 12th, 2020|Iraq, Lebanon|

Iran-linked Kata’ib Hezbollah commemorate Mohandes, Soleimani’s deaths with Trump effigies

Cardboard cutouts of the late IRGC commander Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis are seen during the forty days memorial in Baghdad, Feb 11, 2020. (Reuters) February 12, 2020 Kata'ib Hezbollah, a hardline pro-Iran faction in Iraq’s Hashd al-Shaabi military forces, will hold a commemoration  on Tuesday, marking 40 days since the killing [...]

By |February 12th, 2020|Iraq, North America, USA|

U.S. raises brain injury toll in Iran attack for fifth time, now says 109 hurt

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) February 11, 2020 The U.S. military has for the fifth time raised the number of U.S. service members who suffered traumatic [...]

By |February 11th, 2020|Iraq, North America, USA|

Pompeo says Iraqi protesters have right to ‘government free of Iran influence’

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Iraq in May amid increasing tensions between Washington and Tehran. (AP) February 7, 2020 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has condemned the violence in Najaf where seven people were shot dead and said that Iraqi protesters have a right to “demonstrate for a government free [...]

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

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|