Saturday, 19 October 2019

Tag Archives: Baghdad

‘Enemies seek to sow discord’ between Iran and Iraq: Khamenei

TEHRAN: Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said “enemies” were trying to drive a wedge between Tehran and Baghdad following deadly unrest in neighbouring Iraq. “Iran and Iraq are two nations whose hearts & souls are tied together… Enemies seek to sow discord but they’ve failed & their conspiracy won’t ...

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Iraq declares curfews as gunfights rage and protests spread nationwide

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi declared a curfew in Baghdad until further notice after at least seven people were killed and more than 400 were injured during two days of nationwide anti-government protests. Curfews were imposed earlier in three southern cities while elite counter-terrorism troops opened fire on protesters ...

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US calls back embassy staff in Baghdad as tensions with Iran escalate

BAGHDAD: The US ordered all non-emergency staff to leave its embassy in Baghdad and consulate in Arbil, citing intelligence on a “imminent” threat from Iraqi militias with close links to Iran. The evacuation order came 10 days after President Donald Trump ordered the movement of an aircraft carrier task force ...

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Women wrestlers take on rivals and tradition in south Iraq

BAGHDAD: Sports teacher Nehaya Dhaher was living a quiet life looking after her elderly mother in Iraq’s tribal south when she was asked to set up the country’s first women’s wrestling squad. Taking on a sport largely reserved for men in a region with strict traditions was quite a challenge ...

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