Rockets hit US Embassy in Baghdad, days after warning to Iran

Iraqi security forces are deployed in front of the US embassy in the capital Baghdad on January 1, 2020. (AFP) January 14, 2022 At least four rockets targeted the US Embassy in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone on Thursday, two Iraqi security officials said. The area is home to diplomatic missions and the [...]

By |January 14th, 2022|Iraq, North America, USA|

Pro-Iran Shiite factions in Iraq warn of ‘tough days’ amid election row

Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces march as they hold their flag and posters of Iraqi and Iranian Shiites spiritual leaders during "al-Quds" or Jerusalem Day, in Baghdad, Iraq, June 8, 2018. (AP) January 13, 2022 A group of Iraqi Shiite political parties that includes Iran-backed militias has contested the outcome of the weekend's first parliament session after October [...]

By |January 13th, 2022|Iraq|

Group linked to Iran takes responsibility for attack on US base

US soldiers clearing rubble at Ain al-Asad military airbase in the western Iraqi province of Anbar, following rockets attack, January 13, 2020. (AFP) January 6, 2022 Shiite paramilitary group Qasem al-Jabbarin with links to Iran-backed militias has taken responsibility for the recent attacks on bases hosting US forces in Iraq. In a statement [...]

By |January 6th, 2022|Iraq, North America, USA|

US-coalition against ISIS faces dual attacks in Syria and Iraq by Iran-backed groups

Wreckage of a drone that was shot down is seen at Ain Al-Asad air base in Anbar province, Iraq Jan 4, 2022. (Reuters) January 5, 2022 The US-led coalition fighting the terrorist group ISIS faced dual attacks, with one base in Syria and the other in Iraq coming under fire by Iran-backed groups, [...]

By |January 5th, 2022|Iraq, North America, Syria, USA|

Two ‘suicide’ drones shot down in Baghdad on anniversary of Iranian general’s killing

A burning vehicle at the Baghdad International Airport following a US airstrike which targeted Qassem Soleimani, in Baghdad, Iraq, early Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. (AP) January 3, 2022 Two armed drones were shot down as they approached a military facility hosting American forces at Baghdad's international airport, security sources said on January 3, [...]

By |January 3rd, 2022|Iraq, North America, USA|

Iraq: Pro-Iranian factions question US withdrawal, threaten America

Pro-Iranian factions hold a gathering marking the second anniversary of the assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani and the leader of the PMF, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. (Reuters) January 3, 2022 The Iraqi authorities’ assertions of the withdrawal of US combat forces from Iraq and the transformation of their mission into an advisory role [...]

By |January 3rd, 2022|Iraq, North America, USA|

Rally in Baghdad on anniversary of Iranian general’s death

Mourners surround a car carrying the coffins of Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad, on Jan 4, 2020. (AFP) January 1, 2022 Chanting anti-American slogans, hundreds of people rallied in the Iraqi capital Saturday to mark the anniversary of the killing of a powerful Iranian general and a top Iraqi militia leader [...]

By |January 1st, 2022|Iraq, North America, USA|

Iran’s Khuzestan province closes borders due to Omicron

Workers disinfect subway trains against coronavirus in Tehran, Iran, in the early morning of Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (AP) December 25, 2021 Iran says it has closed all land and sea borders in the southwestern Khuzestan province to reduce the expected spread of the new Covid-19 variant, Omicron. Deputy Governor-General of Khuzestan, Valiollah [...]

By |December 25th, 2021|Iraq|

With Iraqi mediation, Iran and Saudi Arabia will resume talks

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian. (MEHR) December 24, 2021 Iran’s foreign minister says the next round of talks between Tehran and Riyadh will be held in the Iraqi capital Baghdad in the near future. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks in a joint press conference with his Iraqi counterpart Fuad Hussein in Tehran Thursday [...]

By |December 24th, 2021|Iraq, Saudi Arabia|

Tehran may be deescalating in Iraq as Baghdad calls for Iran-US direct talks

An Iraqi soldiers stands guard in front US military air carrier at the Qayyarah air base in northern Iraq. (AFP) December 23, 2021 Iraq's Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein has said in a news conference in Tehran Thursday, that "It is time for Iran and the United States to start direct talks." Hussein added [...]

By |December 23rd, 2021|Iraq, North America, USA|