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March, 2020

  • 12 March

    Scholar Who Claimed Coronavirus Is Allah’s Punishment Tests Positive

    Hadi Al-Modarresi, a prominent Iraqi Shia scholar, who claimed Coronavirus is punishment from Allah, has contracted the virus. Read Also: 40 Security Operatives Keeping Sanusi From Meeting Visitors This is coming weeks after Al-Modarresi, 63, claimed the deadly disease is “an act of Allah” against the Chinese for their treatment, mockery, …

February, 2020

  • 11 February

    Iraq Experiences Second Snowfall In 100 Years

    Residents of Baghdad rushed to have snowball fights or take photographs Tuesday as the Iraqi capital woke carpeted in white by only its second snowfall in a century. Read Also: Nasarawa, Kogi, Benue, Others To Get Free Condoms On Valentine’s Day The last recorded snowfall in the city was in 2008, …

  • 2 February

    Coronavirus: Iraq Bars Foreign Arrivals From China

    Iraq’s interior ministry announced on Sunday that it would not allow foreigners travelling from China to enter the country over fears of an outbreak of coronavirus. Read Also: Fani-Kayode Blasts MURIC Leader, Calls Him Fake Islamic Scholar In an online statement, the ministry said the step was “part of the protective …

January, 2020

  • 26 January

    Rockets Land Near US Embassy In Iraq

    A volley of rockets landed near the US embassy in the Iraqi capital Baghdad Sunday, two security sources told AFP, in the latest unclaimed attack on American installations in the country. AFP reporters heard loud thuds emanating from the western bank of the Tigris, where most foreign embassies are located. …

  • 17 January

    US Acknowledges 11 Troops Injured In Iran Missile Attacks

    The United States department of defence has acknowledged that 11 soldiers were wounded in the January 8 Iranian missile strike on their bases in Iraq. Pentagon had previously said there had been no injuries, after Iran launched a number of missiles in retaliation for the killing of General Qaseem Soleimani …

  • 10 January

    US House Votes To Limit Trump’s War Powers on Iran

    The United States House of Representatives has approved a resolution seeking to limit President Donald Trump from engaging in a war with Iran. The resolution passed the lower chamber by 224 to 194 votes, with members of the Democratic Party approving the measure. It aims to mandate congressional approval for …

  • 8 January

    No American Was Killed In Iran Missile Strikes, Says Trump

    No American was killed in missile strikes targetted against the United States military personnel in Iraq, President Donald Trump has said. President Trump disclosed this in a state broadcast at the White House on Wednesday. Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps had announced early Wednesday that it fired dozen of missiles …

  • 8 January

    Iraq Condemns Missile Strikes As Iran Claims It Killed 80 US Soldiers

    Iraq has condemned the missile strikes launched by Iran on United States’ soldiers on Wednesday, saying it feared the worst had happened. Barham Saleh, Iraq’s President, issued the condemnation on Wednesday, hours after the strike occurred. “We denounce the Iranian missile bombing that hit military installations on Iraqi territory and …

  • 8 January

    Airlines Halt Flying Through Iran, Iraq Airspace After Missile Attacks, Plane Crash

    Several major airlines said on Wednesday that they are re-routing flights to avoid Iraq and Iran airspace after Tehran fired missiles at a United States’ airbase and a Ukrainian passenger jet crashed just outside the Iranian capital. Tehran fired more than a dozen ballistic missiles from Iranian territory against at …

  • 8 January

    Trump To Make Statement Over Iranian Missile Attacks On US Bases In Iraq

    Donald Trump, US President, will make a statement later on Wednesday, after Iran launched about 25 missiles into bases used by American troops and coalition forces in Iraq. Iran said it took proportionate retaliatory strikes, following the killing of General Qaseem Soleimani in a US drone strike in Baghdad last …

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