Iraq

OPEC+ countries approve new production baselines

The ministers of OPEC+ countries agreed to extend the agreement until the end of 2022 with the main parameter of the deal - the production baseline - changing for some countries at a meeting on Sunday, a source participating in the talks …

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Dozens killed after fire at Iraq covid hospital

At least 58 people were killed by a fire at an Iraqi coronavirus hospital on Monday, a health official said. The fire raged through late Monday at al-​Hussein Teaching Hospital in Nasiriya, about 200 miles south of Baghdad. Crowds …

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Russian archaeologists found 4,000-old city in Iraq

A group of Russian archaeologists discovered June 24 an ancient settlement about 4,000 years old in Dhi Qar governorate in southern Iraq. The discovery was made in the area of Tell al-Duhaila, which is home to more than 1,200 archaeological sites, including the Great Ziggurat of Ur site from the Sumerian era, and the royal tomb

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Iraq reports record 9,189 new COVID-19 infections

Iraq's Health Ministry on Thursday warned of a "more severe and dangerous" wave of COVID-19 in the country, as the number of infections continues to increase, Kurdistan24 reports.  "A significant increase in the …

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Rockets hit Iraq base housing U.S. forces

The U.S. military said Wednesday that two people sustained minor injuries after at least 14 rockets pummeled an Iraqi base that houses U.S. troops and other international forces. “At approx. 12:30 PM local time, Ain Al-Assad Air …

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OPEC to hold first in-person meeting in a year in Baghdad

Ministers of OPEC countries will have the first in-person meeting in a year on September 30, 2021, in the Iraqi capital to celebrate the occasion of the 60th OPEC Anniversary that has been postponed since last September, according to the …

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U.S. troops in Syria attacked after airstrikes on militias

U.S. troops in eastern Syria came under rocket attack Monday, with no reported casualties, one day after U.S. Air Force planes carried out airstrikes near the Iraq-Syria border against what the Pentagon said were facilities used by Iran-backed …

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Rockets target Iraqi military base hosting U.S. forces

A military base housing U.S. troops in western Iraq was attacked with rockets on Tuesday, the Iraqi Defense Ministry said. In a statement, the ministry said two Katyusha rockets landed on the Ain Al-Asad air base in Anbar province, …

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Turkey starts foreign operation against PKK

According to Turkish media, the Turkish army launched a military operation against the Kurdistan Workers' Party in northern Iraq, where the militants are located.  Turkey considers the PKK a terrorist organization. According to …

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Rockets hit near Iraq base housing U.S. trainers

Two rockets landed Sunday near an Iraqi air base just north of Baghdad where American trainers are present, causing no casualties or damage, an Iraqi official said.  Maj. Gen. Tahseen al-Khafaji said the rockets landed outside …

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