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Media: Iraq lacks electricity due to Iranian gas shortages

Media: Iraq lacks electricity due to Iranian gas shortages

Iraq is facing electricity shortage as Iran cuts natural gas supplies, Shafaq News reported today, citing a source in the Iraqi Electricity Ministry. "The decrease in the volume of Iranian gas supplies to Iraq over the past 24 …

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

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 …

Rockets hit near Iraq base housing U.S. trainers

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 …

Number of Baghdad terrorist attack victims rises to 35

Number of Baghdad terrorist attack victims rises to 35

The number of people killed in a terrorist attack in the center of Baghdad on Thursday has risen to 35, the Al Arabiya TV channel informed, citing Iraqi sources, adding that about 100 people have been injured. The channel informed …

OPEC’s anniversary meeeting postponed

OPEC’s anniversary meeeting postponed

The celebrations of OPEC’s 60th anniversary, which were originally scheduled this month in Baghdad where the Organization was founded, have been postponed. Iraq’s Oil Minister and Head of its Delegation to OPEC Ihsan Abdul …

Explosions hit military base in Baghdad

Explosions hit military base in Baghdad

Two explosions hit a military base in Baghdad where Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) and police forces are based, the Iraqi press office said. Iraq’s Security Media Cell said in a statement that two different …

Two missiles hit area near U.S. embassy in Baghdad - TV

Two missiles hit area near U.S. embassy in Baghdad - TV

Two missiles hit Baghdad’s Green Zone, near the U.S. embassy, Iraq’s Al Sumaria television channel reported. One more missile fired at central Baghdad exploded in another quarter of the Green Zone, Al Sumaria said …

U.S. embassy in Iraq hit by rocket attack

U.S. embassy in Iraq hit by rocket attack

At least three people have been injured in a missile attack on the U.S. embassy located in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on January 26, Iraq’s Alsumaria TV reported citing sources in Iraqi security services.  It is not yet …

Armenian Defense Ministry discusses situation in Middle East

Armenian Defense Ministry discusses situation in Middle East

The leadership of the Armed Forces of Armenia held a meeting discussing the situation in the Middle East. Special instructions were given based on the results of the meeting, the spokesman for the Ministry of Defense of the Republic Artsrun …

US evacuates civilians from Iraq

US evacuates civilians from Iraq

At this moment, an emergency evacuation of employees of the American oil field is underway in Iraq. The rescue operation of civilians is taking place against the backdrop of the complicated situation in the country after the assassination of the …

Russian Foreign Ministry criticises US actions in Baghdad

Russian Foreign Ministry criticises US actions in Baghdad

The assassination of the head of the special forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Qassem Suleimani and other Iranian military personnel at Baghdad’s airport by the US forces  could lead to an “escalation of …

Protesters leave U.S. Embassy in Baghdad

Protesters leave U.S. Embassy in Baghdad

Iraqi security forces have regained control of the area around the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad after the compound was rocked by a second day of mass protests. Yesterday, security personnel fired tear gas and rubber bullets at hundreds of …

Trump uses attack on U.S. embassy in Iraq to blame Iran

Trump uses attack on U.S. embassy in Iraq to blame Iran

U.S. President Donald Trump blamed Iran for “orchestrating” an attack on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad and said he will hold Tehran responsible. “Iran killed an American contractor, wounding many. We …

Protesters outside U.S. Baghdad embassy denounce air strikes

Protesters outside U.S. Baghdad embassy denounce air strikes

The U.S. ambassador to Iraq and other staff were evacuated from their embassy in Baghdad for their safety, Iraqi officials said, as thousands of protesters and militia fighters outside the gate denounced U.S. air strikes in Iraq. On …

Netanyahu: Israel to do what is needed to resist Iran

Netanyahu: Israel to do what is needed to resist Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he gave the security forces the instruction to do what is needed to thwart Iran's plans. "I don’t give Iran immunity anywhere," he said, …

U.S. orders part of government employees to leave Iraq

U.S. orders part of government employees to leave Iraq

The U.S. State Department ordered the departure of government employees from Iraq, the U.S. embassy in Baghdad said in a statement. The department ordered "nonemergency U.S. government employees," at both the embassy in …