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Iraq's electoral commission announces full results of parliamentary polls
Baghdad, Oct 17 (IANS) The Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) has announced the full results of the country's October 10 parliamentary elections, showing prominent Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's party taking the lead.
2021-10-17
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Iraqi cleric sets conditions for dealing with US if he takes office
Baghdad, Oct 17 (IANS) Iraq's prominent Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has set several conditions to deal with the US if his Sadrist Movement takes office.
2021-10-17
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Iraqi Prez calls for calm amid dispute over poll results
Baghdad, Oct 16 (IANS) Iraqi President Barham Salih urged people who have objected to the results of the early parliamentary elections to calm down and resort to law in an effort preserve the country's stability.
2021-10-16
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
4th batch of China-donated Covid vaccines arrives in Iraq
Baghdad, Oct 15 (IANS) Iraq has received the fourth batch of Covid-19 vaccines donated by the Chinese government to boost Iraq's efforts to combat the pandemic.
2021-10-15
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine
Chilean prez declares state of emergency amid conflict in south
Santiago, Oct 13 (IANS) Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Tuesday decreed a state of emergency in the southern provinces of Biobio, Arauco, Malleco and Cautin, amid an escalation of violence in the conflict involving the indigenous Mapuche people.
2021-10-13
Category: International, Iraq,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Preliminary results of Iraq's parliamentary polls announced
Baghdad, Oct 12 (IANS) Iraq's Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) has announced the preliminary results of the parliamentary elections, with the political group led by prominent Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in the lead in some provinces.
2021-10-12
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Iraqi PM declares capture of late IS leader's deputy
Baghdad, Oct 12 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has announced the arrest of Sami Jasim, a high-ranking member of the Islamic State (IS) who was also the Deputy of the terror group's late leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in an operation outside the country.
2021-10-12
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Terrorism
Iraqi parliamentary polls witness 41% turnout
Baghdad, Oct 11 (IANS) The turnout in Iraq's snap parliamentary elections was recorded at 41 per cent, the country's Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) said on Monday.
2021-10-11
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Iraqis vote in snap parliamentary polls (Ld)
Baghdad, Oct 10 (IANS) Millions of Iraqis headed to cast their ballots on Sunday to elect a new Parliament amid hopes that it could solve the country's long-standing crisis.
2021-10-10
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Iraqis vote in snap parliamentary polls
Baghdad, Oct 10 (IANS) Millions of Iraqis headed to the polls on Sunday across the country to elect a new Parliament amid hopes that it could solve the country's long-standing crisis.
2021-10-10
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
69% turnout in early voting for Iraq parliamentary polls
Baghdad, Oct 9 (IANS) Iraqi authorities announced the success of the early voting with a 69 per cent turnout ahead of snap parliamentary elections this Sunday.
2021-10-09
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Early voting begins for Iraq's snap parliamentary polls
Baghdad, Oct 8 (IANS) Early voting began on Friday for Iraqi security forces, prisoners and displaced people ahead of the country's snap parliamentary elections this Sunday.
2021-10-08
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Iraqi 'legislative term' ends on Thursday ahead of polls
Baghdad, Oct 7 (IANS) Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi announcedthat the legislative term would end on Thursday, three days before the early parliamentary elections on October 10.
2021-10-07
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Iraq signs contract with UAE company to build solar power plants
Baghdad, Oct 7 (IANS) Iraq signed a contract with a United Arab Emirates' energy company to build five solar power plants, the Iraqi government has said.
2021-10-07
Category: International, Iraq,International
Iraqi PM honours security member for foiling suicide car bombing
Baghdad, Oct 4 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi honoured a security member for his bravery in thwarting a suicide car bombing in the western province of Anbar, the military said.
2021-10-04
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Iraq's total Covid cases surpass 2 milion
Baghdad, Sep 30 (IANS) The Iraqi Ministry of Health reported on Wednesday 2,254 new coronavirus cases, raising the nationwide caseload to 2,000,869.
2021-09-30
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine
Chile begins vaccinating 6- to 11-year-olds against Covid
Santiago, Sep 29 (IANS) Chile has started vaccinating children aged 6 to 11 against Covid-19 with the CoronaVac vaccine, developed by Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac.
2021-09-29
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine
Arrest warrants for 3 Iraqis over normalisation calls with Israel
Baghdad, Sep 27 (IANS) A Baghdad court has issued arrest warrants for three participants in a meeting calling for the normalising ties with Israel, a proposal that has been rejected by the Traqi government.
2021-09-27
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Iraq rejects calls for normalising ties with Israel
Baghdad, Sep 26 (IANS) The Iraqi government has declared its rejection of local calls for normalisation of relations with Israel as such a move is "prohibited by the Iraqi laws".
2021-09-26
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Chile reports lowest number of Covid patients in ICU since April 2020
Santiago, Sep 26 (IANS) Chile reported on Saturday that 394 Covid-19 patients are currently hospitalised in intensive care units, the lowest number since April 2020.
2021-09-26
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine
Iraq, US agree to reduce combat units
Baghdad, Sep 18 (IANS) The Iraqi Joint Operations Command (JOC) announced that the domestic forces and US military have agreed to reduce combat units in two bases by the end of this month.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Chile to allow entry of fully vaccinated foreigners from Oct 1
Santiago, Sep 16 (IANS) Chile will allow foreigners who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to enter the country starting from October 1, as it has witnessed a decline in the number of new cases, the government said.
2021-09-16
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
3 soldiers killed in IS attacks in eastern Iraq
Baghdad, Sep 13 (IANS) Three Iraqi soldiers were killed and two others wounded in attacks by the militants of the extremist Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala, a local security source said.
2021-09-13
Category: International, Iraq,Terrorism
Iraqi police officer dead, 2 senior IS members arrested
Baghdad, Sep 12 (IANS) An Iraqi police officer was killed in a roadside bomb explosion carried out by the Islamic State (IS), while security forces arrested two senior members of the terror group, the military said.
2021-09-12
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Terrorism
Upcoming elections only solution to Iraq's problems: PM
Baghdad, Sep 12 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi said that the upcoming legislative elections on October 10 are the only solution to the country's problems, urging people to vote for a better future.
2021-09-12
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
4 IS militants killed in northern Iraq
Baghdad, Sep 8 (IANS) Iraqi security forces on Tuesday killed four militants of the extremist Islamic State (IS) group in an operation in Iraq's northern province of Kirkuk, a security official said.
2021-09-08
Category: International, Iraq,Terrorism
Iraq signs deal with France's Total on 4 energy projects
Baghdad, Sep 6 (IANS) Iraq has signed a deal worth $27 billion with French oil and gas company Total on four energy projects, according to a statement released by the Prime Minister's Office.
2021-09-06
Category: International, Iraq,Business/Economy,Politics
Iraq limits entry of foreign pilgrims
Baghdad, Sep 6 (IANS) Iraqi authorities have decided to limit the entry of foreign pilgrims for the major Shia ritual of Arbaeen over concerns of Covid-19 spread.
2021-09-06
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
IS attack in Iraq kills 13 security members
Baghdad, Sep 5 (IANS) At least 13 security members were killed and six others injured in an overnight attack carried out by the Islamic State (IS) terror group in Kirkuk province, a provincial police source said on Sunday.
2021-09-05
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Water scarcity threatens Iraqi children's lives: Unicef
Baghdad, Aug 30 (IANS) The Unicef in Iraq warned of the imminent danger of water scarcity on Iraqi children's health and future.
2021-08-30
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Iraq holds regional conference to boost cooperation
Baghdad, Aug 29 (IANS) Iraq held the Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and Partnership, with the participation of nine countries and several regional and international organisations, to boost security and economic cooperation in the Middle East.
2021-08-29
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Prominent Iraqi cleric reverses decision to boycott Oct polls
Baghdad, Aug 28 (IANS) Prominent Iraqi Shia cleric, Moqtada al-Sadr has reversed his earlier decision to boycott the parliamentary elections slated for October 10.
2021-08-28
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
'Baghdad conference aims to establish new regional order'
Baghdad, Aug 27 (IANS) Iraqi President Barham Salih has said an upcoming conference in Baghdad will establish a new order based on common regional security and economic interdependence.
2021-08-27
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Iraq condemns Turkish airstrikes
Baghdad, Aug 19 (IANS) Iraqi authorities have condemned airstrikes by a Turkish aircraft in Sinjar area in the northern province of Nineveh, stressing its rejection to the violation of sovereignty.
2021-08-19
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
7 senior IS members captured in Iraq
Baghdad, Aug 16 (IANS) Seven senior members of the Islamic State (IS) terror group were arrested by Iraqi forces in the northern province of Nineveh, the military said.
2021-08-16
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Terrorism
3 rockets land near Turkish base in Iraq
Baghdad, Aug 13 (IANS) Three Katyusha rockets landed near a Turkish military base in Iraq's northern province of Nineveh, a security source said.
2021-08-13
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
3 IS militants planning to stage attacks killed in Iraq
Baghdad, Aug 10 (IANS) Iraqi security forces carried out an operation in north of the capital Baghdad, killing three Islamic State (IS) militants, who were planning to carry out terrorist attacks.
2021-08-10
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Terrorism
Power transmission tower in Iraq bombed
Baghdad, Aug 9 (IANS) Unidentified miscreants bombed a power transmission tower in Iraq's northern province of Nineveh, the Ministry of Electricity said in a statement.
2021-08-09
Category: International, Iraq,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
IS attacks in Iraq kill 2 people
Baghdad, Aug 9 (IANS) Two people were killed and two others wounded in three attacks staged by the Islamic State (iS) terror group in Iraq's Salahudin province, a security source said
2021-08-09
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Terrorism
Iraqi PM says govt determined to hold polls as scheduled
Baghdad, Aug 8 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi announced that his government and the political parties are determined to hold the parliamentary elections as scheduled on Oct.ober 10.
2021-08-08
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Iraqi security forces launch anti-IS operation
Baghdad, Aug 8 (IANS) The Iraqi security forces have launched an operation to hunt down members of the Islamic State (IS) terror group in the eastern province of Diyala, a police official said.
2021-08-08
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Chile continues to register below 1,000 daily cases of Covid
Santiago, Aug 8 (IANS) Chile continued to register below 1,000 daily cases of Covid-19 after reporting 940 fresh infections.
2021-08-08
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine
Chile reports 1,152 daily Covid-19 cases, 82 deaths
Santiago, Aug 1 (IANS) Chile reported on Saturday 1,152 new Covid-19 infections and 82 more deaths in the last 24 hours, for a total of 1,615,771 cases and 35,448 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine,Politics
IS attack on funeral kills 13
Baghdad, July 31 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed and 45 others injured in an attack by carried out by the Islamic State (IS) terror group on a funeral and a nearby checkpoint in Iraq's Salahudin province, a police source said on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Terrorism
Chile immunises 80% of target population against Covid
Santiago, July 31 (IANS) Chile has fully vaccinated 80 per cent of the target population against Covid-19, Health Minister Enrique Paris announced.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine
Iraq warns of possible new wave of pandemic
Baghdad, July 31 (IANS) The Iraqi Ministry of Health warned of the seriousness of the current Covid-19 situation that may trigger a fourth wave of the pandemic.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine
Iraq national museum to reopen after recovery of looted artefacts
Baghdad, July 31 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has ordered the reopening of the Iraq Museum in Baghdad, after some 17,000 looted artefacts were recovered from the US.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Chile registers 1,383 new Covid-19 cases, 119 deaths in one day
Santiago, July 30 (IANS) Chile registered on Thursday 1,383 new Covid-19 infections and 119 more deaths in one day, for a total of 1,613,288 cases and 35,295 deaths.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine,Politics
Iraq recovers 17,000 artefacts from US: Minister
Baghdad, July 29 (IANS) Iraq has managed to recover some 17,000 stolen artefacts from the U, marking the return of the largest amount of smuggled Iraqi antiquities, Minister of Culture, Tourism, and Antiquities Hassan Nadhim said in a statement.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Iraq,Art/Culture/Books
Iraq reports record high daily Covid cases
Baghdad, July 29 (IANS) Iraq reported on Wednesday 13,515 new Covid-19 cases, the highest daily count since the outbreak of the pandemic, raising the nationwide caseload to 1,590,528.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine