Bagdhad (AMA) – Iraq has opposed the final statement of an emergency meeting in Saudi Arabia, which condemned what it called Iran’s “interference” in countries of the Middle East region. A statement by the (Persian) Gulf Cooperation Council and the communiqué issued after a wider summit both underlined the rightsContinue Reading

Tehran (TNA) – Commander of Iran’s Army Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi said Saudi Arabia had a role in the recent acts of sabotage in Iraq’s capital Baghdad and in the United Arab Emirates. Addressing a cultural meeting in Tehran on Wednesday, Major General Mousavi said if the evidence were toContinue Reading

Washington (MEMO) – The US State Department has issued a security alert and ordered staff to evacuate Iraq amid escalating tensions with neighboring Iran. The alert posted on the US embassy in Iraq today read: “The U.S. State Department has ordered the departure of non-emergency U.S. Government employees from Iraq, both atContinue Reading

Bagdhad (TNA) – The US has extended a waiver to let Iraq keep buying power from Iran, despite Washington’s campaign of sanctions, a State Department official said. The State Department issued a second three-month exemption from Iran sanctions for Iraq, mindful not to destabilize the war-torn country increasingly reliant on IranianContinue Reading

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Baghdad (GPA) – In another blow to US control on Iraq, the country’s foreign minister warned that Baghdad would ignore US sanctions on Iran. Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali al-Hakim laid out the latest step on the path to independence for Baghdad from the US concerning sanctions onContinue Reading

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Bagdhad (MEE) – A recount of votes cast in Iraq’s disputed parliamentary elections were backed by the country’s supreme court on Sunday, making the results official and finally paving the way for the formation of a government after months of delay. Supreme court spokesman Iyad al-Samouk announced it had ratified the results ofContinue Reading

United States (IM) – In a Friday morning surprise, Insight Media founder Ali Salaam woke up to find that several posts on his personal Facebook page had been removed due to being “spam or violating Facebook’s community standards.” Salaam then came to find that on the Insight Media Facebook page itself, a huge percentage of posts, photos, andContinue Reading

Baghdad (TNA) – Iraq has begun building a fence along its border with Syria in order to stop Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) militants crossing into the country, an Iraqi border guards spokesman said. “Ten days ago we started to set up a barbed wire security fence with surveillance towers along theContinue Reading

Washington (MEMO) – Israel is behind an attack on the Iraq-Syria border that left dozens of militia fighters dead, CNN reported yesterday, citing a US official. An airstrike on Sunday night targeting pro-Assad forces fighting Daesh was initially blamed on the US by Syrian state media. The strike took place in Al-Hari military base, southeastContinue Reading