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IS militants reportedly behind explosions in central Iraq

19 January, 2021

The explosion was reported by some outlets as US airstrikes on Iran-backed militants in Iraq, prompting US CENTCOM to quickly clear air on the matter.

Iraq approves AstraZeneca, Sinopharm vaccines amid fall in cases

19 January, 2021

Iraq’s health minister has announced that the country will approve the Oxford AstraZeneca and Sinopharm vaccines as the number of coronavirus cases continues to fall.

Muslim ban-afflicted mothers wait for Biden to see children

19 January, 2021

Mothers who come from countries that are on Trump's Muslim ban list are counting down the days until Joe Biden becomes president to see their children

In Iraq, bird flu decimates chicken coops

18 January, 2021

An outbreak of bird flu has killed tens of thousands of hens in a rural province north of Baghdad.

Iraq grants $20bn construction projects to Chinese companies

18 January, 2021

Iraq has granted $20 billion worth of construction projects to a consortium of Chinese companies, according to local media reports.

CNN anchor under fire over 'orientalist' Iraq war tweet

16 January, 2021

Wolf Blitzer posted a photo of National Guard troops in the Capitol and reminisced about Baghdad and Mosul, to the chagrin of many Twitter users.

Taliban praise continued withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan

16 January, 2021

The US has now cut troop levels in Afghanistan to 2,500.

Iraq urges Facebook, Twitter to reconsider militia accounts ban

16 January, 2021

In a statement on Friday, Iraq's Media and Communications Commission called on Facebook and Twitter to review a decision to ban accounts linked to the Popular Mobilisation Forces.

Diplomats: UN Lebanon envoy to head Libya mission

16 January, 2021

Diplomats say the former Slovak foreign minister will replace Ghassan Salame in the post, which has been vacant for nearly a year.

Pentagon includes Israel in Middle East command area

15 January, 2021

The Pentagon will include Israel in the area covered by its Middle East-focused Central Command.

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