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Iraq kickstarts railway project linking Baghdad to Turkish border

21 December, 2020

Iraq started operations to lay down a new railway network that expects to make it a conduit for goods from Australia and East Asia to Europe via Turkey.

Rockets target US embassy in Iraq as tensions flare

21 December, 2020

A volley of rockets exploded near the US embassy in Baghdad, as tensions mount ahead of the anniversary of the US killing top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani on Iraqi soil.

US will 'react' if Iran seeks to avenge Soleimani

21 December, 2020

Washington is "prepared to react" if Tehran launches an attack to mark the anniversary of the killing of Qasem Soleimani, the head of US forces in the Middle East warned.

Killing of Iraqi sisters by 'drunken brother' sparks outrage

20 December, 2020

A drunken man has allegedly murdered his sisters in a so-called honour killing that has sparked outcry and calls for protection of women against domestic violence.

UAE says visa ban 'temporary coronavirus measure'

20 December, 2020

The UAE Foreign Minister told his Pakistani counterpart that the travel visa suspensions were 'temporary'.

Germany brings home women, children from Syria camps

20 December, 2020

Three women and 12 children from camps in Syria have been returned to Germany for humanitarian reasons, authorities in Berlin said on Sunday.

Bleak Christmas for Iraqi refugees stuck in Jordan

20 December, 2020

Up until 2014, when the Islamic State group swept the Nineveh Plain in northern Iraq, Christians pulled out the stops over Christmas, with celebrations lasting a whole month

Will Biden's presidency affect Iran's influence in Latin America?

18 December, 2020

In-depth: The Biden administration could reset caustic ties with Iran, but how will that affect Tehran's budding relations with socialist Latin American states?

The Iraq Report: Deadly unrest in Iraqi Kurdistan

18 December, 2020

With a crumbling economy, rampant corruption and unpaid salaries, Iraqi Kurdistan's woes are intricately linked to the wider problems the country faces as a whole.

US 'enmities' towards Iran will not end post-Trump: Khamenei

18 December, 2020

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has welcomed Trump's departure from office but said that US 'enmity' to Iran would continue

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