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Blasts target US convoy in southern Iraq

28 September, 2020

A convoy transporting military equipment was hit by an IED on Sunday in Iraq's southern province of Dhi Qar.

Britain to return looted 4,000-year-old plaque to Iraq

28 September, 2020

A 4,000-year-old sculpture that was looted and taken to the United Kingdom will be returned to Iraq, the British Museum announced on Monday.

Jordan-Syria border crossing re-opened in bid to bolster trade

28 September, 2020

An important border crossing between Syria and Jordan has re-opened after a nearly two months-long closure.

Iran Guards unveil new naval ballistic missile

28 September, 2020

A new naval ballistic missile with a potential range of over 700 kilometres (430 miles) was unveiled by Iran's Revolutionary Guards on Sunday.

Turkey seeks new life for submerged tourist town

28 September, 2020

Concerns have been raised over Hasankeyf in Turkey's mostly Kurdish southeast, a town that stood for 12,000 years before the Ilisu Dam erased its original history.

Iran to declare Bahrain and UAE 'enemy states'

27 September, 2020

General Bagheri's comments escalate the rhetoric of Iranian officials, who warned Bahrain's deal made it a partner to Israel’s "crimes" and accused the UAE of betraying the Muslim world.

US threatens to close Iraq embassy unless rocket-attacks cease

27 September, 2020

The US has threatened to close its embassy and remove its remaining troops from Iraq amid ongoing rocket attacks by militias, potentially leaving Prime Minister Kadhimi to an uncertain fate

Iran FM demands protection for diplomatic missions in Iraq

26 September, 2020

Mohammad Javad Zarif hosted Iraq's Fuad Hussein in Tehran, where they discussed several issues including the killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani.

Iraq's foreign minister makes first visit to Iran

26 September, 2020

Iranian media have not elaborated on the reasons behind the top Iraqi diplomat's two-day trip to Tehran.

US doubles bounty on new Islamic State leader

26 September, 2020

A $5 million bounty for information leading to the arrest of the new Islamic State leader has been doubled, US authorities said on Thursday.

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