Tourism in Iraq's Kurdish regions

Iraq’s Kurds starve as tourism receipts go extinct

In a normal year, Ahmed Hazem's mountainside restaurant would be teeming with tourists. But a nationwide curfew aimed at combatting the novel coronavirus has...
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Iraqis furious over austerity measures amid massive reform plan

Like she had done for years, Nisrine Saleh arrived at the bank to withdraw her monthly pension, paid by Iraq's government. But this time,...
US to reduce troops in Iraq

US pledges to reduce troops in Iraq as tensions ease

The United States said Thursday it would reduce troops in Iraq in the coming months as friction between the two countries eased under a...
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Iraq-US strategic talks set to begin with muted expectations

After months of tensions, Iraq-US strategic talks are to be launched Thursday to reset ties -- but even with a new US-friendly Iraqi premier,...
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Solidarity from Iraq: “We want to breathe, too”

Seventeen years after US troops invaded their country and eight months since protests engulfed their cities, Iraqis are sending solidarity, warnings and advice to...
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Baghdad prays for an end to COVID-19 in Ramadan

Baghdad, a city of nearly ten million residents, is running on an unusual rhythm this Ramadan since Iraq imposed an overnight curfew to curb...
shocking Afghanistan attack

US envoy blames IS for shocking Afghanistan attack

The US negotiator on Afghanistan blamed the Islamic State group Thursday for the shocking Afghanistan attack on a maternity hospital as he urged the...
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COVID-19 Crisis is golden opportunity to unite Muslim World

Threat Perception: Between Lockdown or No Lockdown:Since World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a global health emergency, 199 states around the globe including the...
Iraq

Pentagon warns Iran, avenges American blood lost in Iraq yesterday

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper warned Thursday that "all options are on the table" after three US-led coalition members, including two American soldiers, were...
rocket attack

Deadliest attack on US, UK army in Iraq: many causalities

Two American soldiers and a British soldier were killed Wednesday, a US official said, in the deadliest rocket attack in years on an Iraqi...
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Iran’s proxy war and Pakistan

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Coronavirus: Political Impact upon Kings and dictators of the world?

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U.S manipulates Iraq with cash delays, short waivers

Irked by Iraq’s close ties to neighbouring Iran, Washington has begun following through on threats to squeeze Baghdad’s fragile economy with delays to crucial...
Iraqi women

Iraqi women protest against the government, defying powerful cleric

Hundreds of Iraqi women of all ages flooded central Baghdad Thursday alongside male anti-government protesters, defying an order by powerful cleric Moqtada Sadr to...
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Middle East: Love and weddings in the Shadow of War

"Love, we have no aim but to be defeated in your wars," wrote the Palestinian poet Mahmud Darwish. Despite the armed conflicts devastating the...
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550 Anti-government protesters killed in Iraq

Nearly 550 Iraqis have been killed in protest-related violence since unprecedented anti-government demonstrations erupted in the capital and southern cities in October, the Iraqi...
Iraq

US uneasy as Iraq gets new prime minister

In happier times, Washington and Tehran might well have zeroed in on Mohammed Tawfik Allawi as their consensus candidate for the post of Iraq’s...
Iraq

Iraqi clerics mount pressure on government for a new premiere

Pressure mounted on Iraq's political elite Friday to nominate a new premier, after a stern sermon from the country's top Shiite authority and a...
NATO

Iraq weighs larger NATO role to replace US-led coalition

Iraq is considering a larger role for NATO at the expense of the US-led coalition, Iraqi and Western officials told AFP, after an American...
Iraq

Rocket attack at Baghdad US Embassy amid anti-government protests in Iraq

Anti-government demonstrators rebuilt torched protest camps across Iraq on Monday as more than a dozen countries condemned the "lethal" reaction by security forces seeking...
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3 rockets fired at US embassy in Iraqi capital: security source

Three out of five rockets fired on Sunday directly hit the US embassy in Iraq's capital, a security source told AFP, including one that...
Iraqi

Iraqis mass to urge US troop ouster, rival rallies turn deadly

Two anti-government protesters were killed in clashes with security forces in the Iraqi capital on Friday, hours after thousands of supporters of Shiite cleric...
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Iraqis apprehensive ahead of cleric’s anti-US rally

Supporters of volatile Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr prepared on Friday for a "million-strong" march in Baghdad to demand the ouster of US troops, putting...
Iraq

ISIS might resurge if US leaves Iraq: US General warns

The Islamic State group is weakened but a resurgence is possible if the United States leaves Iraq, US Major General Alexus Grynkewich, the number...
Iraq

Iraq to ‘stop’ Iran gas transfers if US waiver ends: bank

The bank through which Iraq pays for Iranian gas imports to power its grids said Tuesday it would stop processing payments if a crucial...
Green Zone

Baghdad’s Green Zone hit by 3 rockets: Wake up call for the US?

Three rockets hit near the US embassy in the Iraqi capital's high-security Green Zone, security sources said, with no immediate reports of casualties.At least...
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“Iran wants dialogue, working to prevent war” – Rouhani

Amidst consistent hawkish and jingoistic developments in US-Iran ties since the murder of General Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian President has chosen to tread the...
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US accepts damage done by Iranian attack on Ain-al-Asad; says at least 11 US...

In a reversal from its previous position of ‘all is well’, the US central command accepted the damage done by Iran’s attack on its...
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Iraqi cleric Al-Sadr calls for protests against US forces in Iraq

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Trump’s bully boy routine threatens to devastate Iraqi economy

The Middle East’s economies are still attempting to recover from the destruction left in the wake of US’ misadventures under the label of the...

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