With 233 confirmed cases, Iraq moves to total lockdown over coronavirus fears

2020-03-22 19:43

As the number of cases grew with the death toll at 20, Iraq imposes a total nationwide lockdown until 28 March to fight the novel coronavirus.

Coronavirus tax relief | WHO pandemic: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2020-03-12 08:02

Virus prompts Trump financial relief | What the WHO pandemic declaration means; here are the top world news videos. WATCH.

Rocket attack hits near US embassy in Iraqi capital: US military source

2020-02-16 12:51

Multiple rockets have hit near the US embassy in Iraq's capital Baghdad, a US military source says, the 19th attack against US assets in the country since late October.

Rockets hit near US embassy in Iraq capital: security sources

2020-01-26 19:57

A volley of rockets landed near the US embassy in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, two security sources tell AFP, in the latest unclaimed attack on American installations in the country.

Iraq activist shot dead as protesters cut roads again

2020-01-22 16:04

An Iraqi anti-government activist has been gunned down in the southern port city of Basra, a police source says amid resurgent rallies demanding authorities implement long-awaited reforms.

The ANC should not mourn Soleimani

2020-01-21 12:10

From Iraq and Syria to Yemen he fanned the flames of hatred and sectarian violence causing hundreds of thousands of innocent people to die, millions to become refugees and cities that stood for centuries leveled to the ground.

US wants to reduce presence in Africa, warns top officer

2020-01-14 07:59

The United States wants to reduce its military presence in Africa, Washington's top military officer says, as France hosts Sahel leaders as it seeks to bolster the fight against jihadists in the region.

Iraq warns of 'collapse' if Trump blocks oil cash

2020-01-13 19:53

Iraqi officials fear economic "collapse" if Washington imposes threatened sanctions, including blocking access to a US-based account where Baghdad keeps oil revenues that feed 90% of the national budget.

EXPLAINER: Iran, the US, Trump, ballistic missiles... and what comes next

2020-01-09 11:24

There is a difference between what "the US wants" and what "Trump wants". According to European officials, the nuclear containment agreement reached between Western allies and Iran under former president Barack Obama was working in preventing Iran from becoming a nuclear power, writes Pieter du Toit.

Rockets hit Iraqi capital's Green Zone - security sources

2020-01-08 23:21

Two rockets crashed late Wednesday into the Iraqi capital's Green Zone, the high-security enclave where foreign embassies including the US mission are based, security sources told AFP.


'We will retaliate against any attack' - US warns Iraq

2020-03-16 17:00

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned Iraq the US would retaliate "as necessary" against any new assaults on Americans after a series of deadly rocket attacks on a military base in Iraq.

WATCH the top world news videos for today

2020-02-18 08:08

Hundreds of Americans flown home from coronavirus-hit cruise ship | Democratic rivals take aim at billionaire Bloomberg; here are the top world news videos. WATCH.

Iraqi president names new PM, dividing protesters

2020-02-01 21:38

Iraq's president named former communications minister Mohammad Allawi as the country's new prime minister on Saturday after an 11th-hour consensus among political blocs, but the streets seemed divided on his nomination.

'Perilous times' for Iraq's Shia militias after Soleimani killing

2020-01-22 23:04

The death of powerful militia leader in US drone strike, Qassem Soleimani, has thrown the future of the Popular Mobilisation Force into uncertainty.

Iraq protests resume | US Supreme Court declines to hear Obamacare case: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2020-01-22 06:43

Blocked roads and burning tires as Iraq protests resume | Supreme Court declines to fast-track Obamacare appeal; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH.

Three rockets hit near US embassy in Baghdad: - security sources

2020-01-21 08:10

Three rockets hit near the US embassy in the Iraqi capital's high-security Green Zone, security sources told AFP, with no immediate reports of casualties.

'Surviving was a miracle': Iran's missile attack on Iraq base

2020-01-13 22:28

Waves of ballistic missiles, soldiers hunkered down in bunkers for hours, intense shock waves -- a top US commander said he reacted to Iran's unprecedented attack against an Iraqi base with "disbelief".

US rejects Iraq request to discuss troop withdrawal

2020-01-10 18:01

The United States on Friday rejected a request by Iraq's caretaker prime minister to send a delegation to start preparations to pull out its 5,200 troops in the country.

WATCH | Trump pulls back from war with Iran

2020-01-09 08:24

President Donald Trump pulled back from the brink of war with Iran on Wednesday, saying that Tehran appeared to be "standing down" after firing missiles - without causing casualties - at US troops based in Iraq.

Trump: No US casualties after missile strikes, Iran 'appears to be standing down'

2020-01-08 19:06

US President Donald Trump announced that there were no casualties in a missile attack by Iran and that the country "appears to be standing down".

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