Women attend Iran-Iraq match in Tehran stadium

Iranian female fans pose during the 2022 World Cup Asian Qualifiers, Group A, match between Iran and Iraq at Azadi Stadium on Jan 27, 2022. (Reuters) January 28, 2022 Iranian women were allowed Thursday for the first time in almost three years to attend a football match of their country’s national team in [...]

By |January 28th, 2022|East Asia, Iraq, Women|

What are the real messages behind Qaani’s recent visits to Iraq?

Commander of the Iranian Quds Force, Ismail Qaani, visited Iraq on Jan 27, 2022. (Press TV) By Track Persia January 27, 2022 The head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force Esmail Qaani is reported to have been secretly visiting Iraq these days. It is Qaani’s second visit to Iraq this month. This [...]

By |January 27th, 2022|Iraq|

Saudi Arabia eyes replacing Iranian electricity exports to Iraq

The electricity transmission lines in Western Iran leading to Iraq. (Supplied) January 27, 2022 Saudi Arabia and Iraq have signed a memorandum of understanding on January 25 to connect their electricity grids, which can supply much-needed power to Iraq. Baghdad relies heavily on Iranian electricity imports, while in addition, one third of its [...]

By |January 27th, 2022|Iraq, Saudi Arabia|

Tit-for-tat: Iraqis call for boycotting Iran products as Tehran reduced gas supplies

A general view of Abadan oil refinery in southwest Iran, is pictured from Iraqi side of Shatt al-Arab in Al-Faw south of Basra, Iraq Sept 21, 2019. (Reuters) January 25, 2022 Iraqis launched a campaign on social media urging the boycott of Iranian products in response to a reduction in Iranian gas supplies [...]

By |January 25th, 2022|Iraq|

Iranian attacks in Iraq reflect weakness, disarray

Members of security forces inspect the scene of an explosion in Baghdad, Iraq March 23, 2021. (Reuters) January 22, 2022 A series of bomb and grenade attacks have taken place over the last week in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. They were directed at financial facilities and political offices associated with a number of factions [...]

By |January 22nd, 2022|Iraq|

Iraq’s Iran-backed Asaib Ahl al-Haq militia ‘congratulates’ Houthis on UAE attack

Qais al-Khazali (Left), Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq (A.A.H.) commander sitting next to the former Iranian IRGC commander Qassem Soleimani, undated. (INU) January 19, 2022 Iraq’s Iran-backed Asaib Ahl al-Haq militia congratulated Yemen’s Houthi militia for its drone attack on the UAE’s capital Abu Dhabi which killed three people, the Shia militia’s leader Qais al-Khazali [...]

By |January 19th, 2022|Iraq, UAE, Yemen|

Iran’s Qods commander in Iraq amid strife among Shiite groups

Quds Force Commander Esmail Qaani speaks at a conference in Tehran on Jan 6, 2022. (Tasnim) January 17, 2022 The commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards’ Qods force is in Iraq amid tensions between the Sadrist Bloc and other pro-Iran Shiite formations. Iraqi media published photos and videos of Brigadier General Esmail Ghaani (Qaani) [...]

By |January 17th, 2022|Iraq|

Poverty stricken Iranians go to Iraq to sell their kidneys in dollars

Ads on walls offering kidneys, part of liver and other organs for sale in Iran. (Supplied) January 15, 2022 A new report has revealed that many Iranians go to Iraq to sell their kidneys because they can get more money for their organ and in US dollars. The head of the support group [...]

By |January 15th, 2022|Iraq|

IRGC-linked factions step up activity against Kurdistan Region of Iraq

A security guard stands next to placards denouncing Al-Hashd Al-Shaabi as Iraqi Kurds attend a demonstration outside the US consulate in Irbil in 2017. (AFP) By Shelly Kittleson January 14, 2022 Iran-linked Shiite armed groups operating in Iraq have recently stepped up their messaging against, and possibly attacks on, forces operating in the [...]

By |January 14th, 2022|Iraq|

Iraq election drubbing leaves Iran scrambling to save its militias

A woman shows her ink-marked finger after casting her vote inside a polling station in the country's parliamentary elections in Basra, Iraq, Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021. (AP) January 14, 2022 There was plenty of political drama when Iraq’s parliament held its first session this week since the October election. Amid the theatrics and [...]

By |January 14th, 2022|Iraq|