Iraq

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 …

Iraq reaches new agreements with Iran on gas supply

Iraq reaches new agreements with Iran on gas supply

Iraqi authorities indicate they have persuaded Tehran to increase gas supply to the Arab country. Iraq has reached new agreements with Iran on the supply of natural gas from the country, according to the spokesman of the country’s …

Oil-rich Iraq suffers without gas

Oil-rich Iraq suffers without gas

Iraqis have been facing power outages for more than 30 years, despite Baghdad being amongst the top 10 oil-rich countries in the world. Iraq plans on signing a deal with Qatar next month to import liquified natural gas (LNG) as it moves …

Erdogan: Turkey has no designs on another country's land

Erdogan: Turkey has no designs on another country's land

Turkey has no designs on the another country's land, but instead only wants to ensure the security of its borders and stability of its neighbors, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday. Speaking at the …

Ankara: Turkey not violating Iraq's territorial integrity

Ankara: Turkey not violating Iraq's territorial integrity

Turkey has no intentions to infringe on Iraq's territorial integrity, and the recently launched anti-terrorist operation is aimed only at ensuring Turkey's border security, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday. …

Turkey launches cross-border anti-terror operation in Iraq

Turkey launches cross-border anti-terror operation in Iraq

Turkey has launched a fresh cross-border anti-terror operation against the PKK terrorist group’s hideouts in northern Iraq, the country’s national defense minister said Monday. Operation Claw-Lock, in which commando and …

Media: US consulate was target of Iran's shelling of Erbil

Media: US consulate was target of Iran's shelling of Erbil

The Iraqi city of Erbil was the target of a missile attack last night. According to Iraq’s Shafaq News portal, about 12 missiles were launched in the area where the US Consulate General is located. "Rockets fell in the area …

Turkish base in Iraq comes under rocket fire - reports

Turkish base in Iraq comes under rocket fire - reports

A Turkish military base in Zlikan, northeast of the Iraqi city of Mosul, has come under rocket fire for the second time in two days, a source in the Iraqi security forces told the Shafaq news agency. "Three rockets fell in the area …

Turkey conducts counter-terrorist operation in Iraq

Turkey conducts counter-terrorist operation in Iraq

According to the Turkish Ministry of Defense, an operation was carried out against Kurdish militants in the north of Iraq on New Year’s Day. It is clarified that in the Qandil region, an airstrike was inflicted on the deployment …

Will Iran buy Russian Su-35 fighter jets?

Will Iran buy Russian Su-35 fighter jets?

ran and Russia will reportedly sign a 20-year $10 billion defense agreement in January 2022. Under that agreement, Moscow will supply Tehran with 24 Su-35SEs, two advanced S-400 air defense missile systems and a military satellite

Key Middle East takeaways from US military budget

Key Middle East takeaways from US military budget

Earlier this week, US President Joe Biden signed into law the annual defence budget, giving the administration a whopping $778bn to work with next year for its national security and defence needs

Turkey 'neutralizes' 6 terrorists in Iraq and Syria

Turkey 'neutralizes' 6 terrorists in Iraq and Syria

Turkish security forces "neutralized" six YPG/PKK terrorists in northern areas of Iraq and Syria, an authority said on Monday. Turkey's National Defense Ministry said in a statement that two terrorists were neutralized in …

Fighter Jets Versus Drones Over The Middle East

Fighter Jets Versus Drones Over The Middle East

A Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon shot down a small drone over the U.S. Al-Tanf base in southern Syria this month. The RAF fighter used an Asraam (Advanced Short Range Air to Air Missile) to destroy the small incoming drone, …

West withdrawing troops from Iraq

West withdrawing troops from Iraq

The U.S-led international coalition has ended its combat mission in Iraq and withdrawn from the country, Iraq's national security adviser Qasim al-Araji said on Thursday. "Today, we have completed the last round of dialogue …