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Iraq to stop border trade with Iran from March 8-15 due to coronavirus

A member of medical team checks the body temperature of an Iraqi man upon arrival from Iran, east of Basra city, February 20, 2020. (EPA-EFE) March 7, 2020 Iraq will halt border trade with Iran and Kuwait between March 8 and 15 to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the country’s health minister [...]

By |March 7th, 2020|Iraq|

Iraqis demand international community protection from Iranian-backed militias

Iraqi protesters burning Iranian flag during demonstration in Karbala, Iraq, November 6, 2019. (AP) March 3, 2020 Demonstrators in Tahrir Square in Baghdad have contacted IranWire to call on the international community, the United Nations, and the European Union to protect them from the mass killing of protesters by parties and militias targeting [...]

By |March 3rd, 2020|Iraq|

Iraq’s protests, economy, popular sentiment impacted by coronavirus from Iran

A member of medical team checks the body temperature of an Iraqi man upon arrival from Iran, east of Basra city, February 20, 2020. (EPA-EFE) March 2, 2020 Schools and universities in Iraq will remain closed throughout next week as part of government measures to combat the spread of coronavirus from neighboring Iran. [...]

By |March 2nd, 2020|Iraq|

Muqtada al-Sadr’s shift towards Iran proved he is hypocrite political chameleon.

Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr drives a car as he joins anti-government demonstrators gathering in Najaf on Oct. 29, 2019. (AFP) By Track PersiaFebruary 29, 2010 The Iraqi parliament is the most divided in post-US led invasion Iraq after having postponed a vote of confidence in prime minister-designate Mohammad Allawi’s government for a [...]

By |February 29th, 2020|Iraq|

IRGC-led militant leader threatens attacks against US in Iraq soon

Qassem Soleimani and Akram Kabi in Aleppo, Syria, Nov. 2015. (Supplied) By Amir Toumaj February 29, 2020 On 14 February, Akram al-Kabi, the leader of the Iraqi Harakat al Nujaba (HAN) paramilitary group, warned during an address in Tehran that the “resistance” would “certainly” give a “military response” to the US over the deaths of [...]

By |February 29th, 2020|Iraq, North America, USA|

US targets Iranian-backed militia active in Iraq: State Department

Iraqi Shiite fighters from the Nujaba armed group march during a military parade marking Al-Quds (Jerusalem) International Day in Baghdad, May 31, 2019. (AFP) February 27, 2020 The United States on Wednesday blacklisted a senior member of Iranian-backed Kata’ib Hezbollah militia, punishing it for its attacks targeting US forces, most recently for killing [...]

By |February 27th, 2020|Iraq, North America, USA|

New leader takes helm of Iranian proxy forces in Iraq

Cardboard cutouts of Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis who were killed in a U.S. air strike, are seen during the forty days memorial in Baghdad, Iraq Feb 11, 2020. (Reuters) By Behnam Ben Taleblu February 27, 2020 Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMUs) – the paramilitary organization that encompasses the country’s [...]

By |February 27th, 2020|Iraq|

Iran to be ‘held accountable’ for any action against US interests in Iraq

US State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus stands at the lectern during a press conference at the US Department of State, June 10, 2019. (AFP) February 25, 2020 Washington warned on Monday that the Iranian regime would be held accountable for any action by ‘the Shia militias’ in Iraq against US interests, and reminded [...]

By |February 26th, 2020|Iraq, North America, USA|

Iraq confirms elderly Iranian as first coronavirus case

Iranian women wearing protective masks walk in a street in the capital Tehran on February 20,2020. (AFP) February 25, 2020 Iraq on Monday confirmed its first novel coronavirus case in an elderly Iranian national in the southern shrine city of Najaf, according to health officials. Iraq, a country with a dilapidated healthcare system, [...]

By |February 25th, 2020|Iraq|

Grave of Iraq commander killed alongside Qassem Soleimani, a new anti-US magnet

Iraqi paramilitary commander Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis’ final resting place has gained near-holy status. (AFP) February 24, 2020 A minibus stopped outside the world’s largest cemetery in the Iraqi Shiite holy city of Najaf. Five women got out, telephone cameras filming the scene, and dashed excitedly toward a grave. Clad in black, they joined [...]

By |February 24th, 2020|Iraq|