Iran and Iraq

Iraqi Prime Minister cancels visit to Iran

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has cancelled a visit to Iran, his press office said, as the PM came under strong Iranian criticism over his stand on renewed US sanctions against Tehran. Abadi will still go ahead …

5.4 quake hits Iran-Iraq border

A 5.4 magnitude earthquake struck the Iran-Iraq border early on Sunday morning, reported citing European Mediterranean Seismological Center. The epicenter was at the depth of 52 kilometers. No casualties have been reported. …

Iraq and Iran sign Kirkuk oil swap deal

Iraq has agreed to swap up to 60,000 barrels per day of crude produced from the northern Iraqi Kirkuk oilfield for Iranian oil, Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi said on Saturday, Reuters reports. The agreement signed by the two …

Bus accident injures 33 Iranian pilgrims in Iraq

The bus with 44 passengers on board overturned in Badra region of Iraq and as a result 33 people were injured, Head of Iran’s Emergency Medical Services Pir-Hossein Kolivand told reporters on Saturday, Tasnim news agency …

Iran closes main crossing with Iraq's Kurdish region

Iran on Sunday shut a main border crossing with northern Iraq’s Kurdish region amid tension over last month’s independence referendum, Al-Bawaba reports. “Iranian authorities have closed the crossing near …

Iraq returns remains of 199 Iranian martyrs

Remains of the bodies of 199 Iranian martyrs of the Iraqi war on Iran in 1980-88 were transferred to the country through the southwestern border of Shalamcheh. Remains of 30 bodies of the martyrs were discovered at a rugged terrain …