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Iraq opens border with Iran, media reports

The Iraqi border crossing department has fully restored the southern Shalamche passage on the border with Iran, which had been closed earlier due to protests, the Akhbar al-Iraq information portal reports. On November 16, Baghdad closed …

Children from Iraqi prisons delivered to Moscow

The Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations special aircraft has landed in Moscow with 32 children from Iraq, the press service of the Russian Healthcare Ministry said. "The Emergency Situations Ministry special flight …

Iraq protesters attack Iran consulate - media

Four protesters were shot dead this morning outside the Iranian consulate in Iraq's Karbala. Iraq’s official human rights watchdog confirmed the deaths. The Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights (IHCHR) said three people were …

Turkey neutralizes most wanted PKK terrorist in Iraq

A PKK terrorist in Turkey's most wanted list was neutralized in northern Iraq, a Turkish security source said. Musluh Ike, a senior PKK terrorist code-named Tekoser Zagros, was neutralized in a joint operation in …

"Historical agreement" between Putin and Erdogan

Meeting between presidents of Russia and Turkey Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi attracted a lot of attention of the world press. Not only did two political heavyweights, who openly oppose "world hegemony" of the …

Who should be blamed for Iraq protests?

This week's protests mark the biggest challenge yet for Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi since taking office a year ago. For days, thousands of young men rallied across Baghdad against corruption, failed public services, and high …