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Iraq condemns conference on peace with Israel

Iraq condemns conference on peace with Israel

Iraq's federal government condemns Friday's conference in s Kurdistan in which prominent leaders urged Iraq to make peace with Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/09/2021 06:03
Prominent Iraqis call for peace with Israel

Prominent Iraqis call for peace with Israel

At conference in Kurdistan, prominent Sunni and Shiite leaders openly call for peace with Israel.Elad Benari, Canada, 24/09/2021 22:45
Nation-building in Afghanistan, Iraq was never going to work

Nation-building in Afghanistan, Iraq was never going to work

America cannot repair every enemy although it did so successfully after WWII. Op-ed.Prof. Daneil Pipes, 24/09/2021 05:13
Watch: Iranian militia airs 'ISIS Made in America' ad

Watch: Iranian militia airs 'ISIS Made in America' ad

Pro-Iran Iraqi militia's TV channel airs a video presenting U.S. soldier directing an ISIS execution.MEMRI, 12/09/2021 14:09
Iraq playing peacemaker between Iran, Arab states?

Iraq playing peacemaker between Iran, Arab states?

Iraq hosted a regional summit aimed at easing tensions in the Middle East attended by leaders from the Arab world, France, and Iran.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/08/2021 12:50
Iran's new President invited to regional summit in Baghdad

Iran's new President invited to regional summit in Baghdad

Iraq invites Ebrahim Raisi to regional summit. Turkey's President and Saudi Arabia's King have also been invited.Elad Benari, 11/08/2021 04:15
Biden announces U.S. pulling out of Iraq by year's end

Biden announces U.S. pulling out of Iraq by year's end

Biden announced a complete troop withdrawal with Iranian-backed militias demanding the US depart the country.i24NEWS, 27/07/2021 16:44
Biden calls reporter 'pain in the neck' for asking off topic question

Biden calls reporter 'pain in the neck' for asking off topic question

US President chides NBC reporter Kelly O'Donnell for not sticking to questions about Iraq combat mission drawdown.Dan Verbin, 27/07/2021 15:43
US to end Iraq combat mission by end of 2021

US to end Iraq combat mission by end of 2021

President Joe Biden meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi to sign agreement withdrawing combat troops by end of 2021.Dan Verbin, 26/07/2021 19:48
Behind the escalation between the Iranian mullahs and the US

Behind the escalation between the Iranian mullahs and the US

Pres. Biden, who has prioritized ending US involvement in conflict zones, faces a new crisis in Iraq that could cause US casualties. Op-ed..Dr. Salem AlKetbi , 19/07/2021 16:00
Report: IRGC commander urged Iraqi militias to attack US targets

Report: IRGC commander urged Iraqi militias to attack US targets

A senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander urged Iraqi Shiite militias to step up attacks on US targets during a meeting in Baghdad.Elad Benari, 14/07/2021 06:38
At least 39 people killed in fire in coronavirus ward in Iraq

At least 39 people killed in fire in coronavirus ward in Iraq

At least 39 people killed in fire in coronavirus ward in hospital in the southern city of Nasiryah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/07/2021 00:31
Pentagon concerned over attacks in Iraq and Syria

Pentagon concerned over attacks in Iraq and Syria

Pentagon says it is deeply concerned about attacks on US personnel in Iraq and Syria in recent days.Elad Benari, 09/07/2021 06:13
Rockets fired at US embassy in Baghdad

Rockets fired at US embassy in Baghdad

Two rockets fired at US embassy inside Baghdad's fortified Green Zone.Elad Benari, 08/07/2021 03:43
Explosive-laden drone hits Iraqi airport

Explosive-laden drone hits Iraqi airport

Drone aimed at US base attacks Erbil airport in northern Iraq. No injuries or damages reported.Elad Benari, 07/07/2021 03:05
Drone intercepted near US embassy in Baghdad

Drone intercepted near US embassy in Baghdad

Drone shot down near US embassy in Baghdad. No injuries reported.Elad Benari, 06/07/2021 01:13
Iraq: Anti-Iranian group eyeing country's premiership

Iraq: Anti-Iranian group eyeing country's premiership

The political movement of Shiite cleric who led an uprising against U.S. forces in Iraq is vying for the country's top appointments.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/07/2021 11:47
Blinken: US strikes on pro-Iran targets should send a strong message

Blinken: US strikes on pro-Iran targets should send a strong message

US Secretary of State says strikes on pro-Iran fighters in Iraq and Syria should deter those fighters from attacking US forces.Elad Benari, 29/06/2021 06:12
Shells fired at US base in eastern Syria

Shells fired at US base in eastern Syria

Pro-Iranian militias fire shells at US base in eastern Syria following US air strikes against pro-Iran targets in Syria and Iraq.Elad Benari, 29/06/2021 03:07
US attacks Iran-backed militia in Iraq and Syria

US attacks Iran-backed militia in Iraq and Syria

US military carries out air strikes against Iran-backed militia in Iraq and Syria in response to drone attacks against US targets.Elad Benari, 28/06/2021 02:30
Iraqi ISIS leader sentenced to death

Iraqi ISIS leader sentenced to death

Iraqi judiciary issues four death penalties to ISIS local leader for involvement in various terrorist crimes.Elad Benari, 22/06/2021 06:15
Watch: Iraqi militia leader vows to drive out Americans, hints at drone strikes

Watch: Iraqi militia leader vows to drive out Americans, hints at drone strikes

Iran-backed Iraqi militia leader said the Americans would 'soon find out their presence was not worth the price.'MEMRI, 14/06/2021 20:18
Iraq: Rockets land near US forces and contractors

Iraq: Rockets land near US forces and contractors

At least three rockets hit Balad air base north of Baghdad, where US contractors are based.Elad Benari, 10/06/2021 03:09
Iraqi leader: Shiites killed Americans, Al-Qaeda blew up Iraqis

Iraqi leader: Shiites killed Americans, Al-Qaeda blew up Iraqis

Militia leader said all American GIs killed in the country by Shiite forces while Sunni terror groups 'blew up local schools and markets.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/05/2021 14:28
Two rockets land near Baghdad International Airport

Two rockets land near Baghdad International Airport

Rocket attacks have regularly targeted Iraq since the US elimination of top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.Elad Benari, 03/05/2021 04:28
Five rockets fired at Iraqi airbase hosting US soldiers

Five rockets fired at Iraqi airbase hosting US soldiers

Two foreign contractors and three Iraqi soldiers wounded in latest attack on Balad airbase north of Baghdad.Elad Benari, 19/04/2021 02:03
Kurdish officials report: Explosive-laden drone targets U.S. troops in Iraq

Kurdish officials report: Explosive-laden drone targets U.S. troops in Iraq

Kurdish officials in Iraq announced a drone attack on an airport base housing US troops. No injuries reported.Eitan Divinsky, 15/04/2021 08:06
Reflecting on the Pope’s visit to Iraq

Reflecting on the Pope’s visit to Iraq

Pope Francis’ visit to Iraq in March is historic It is the first of its kind, reflecitng his belief in human brotherhood. Op-ed.Dr. Salem AlKetbi, 23/03/2021 13:00
Death of doctor known as 'healer of the poor' in Iraq means only three Jews left

Death of doctor known as 'healer of the poor' in Iraq means only three Jews left

With the death of 61-year-old Thafer Fuad Elyahou, only three Jews remain in Iraq, and the tragic end of a historic community is in sightDan Verbin, 17/03/2021 02:44
Rockets fired toward Iraqi airbase housing US troops

Rockets fired toward Iraqi airbase housing US troops

Attack on Al-Balad base did not cause any casualties or damage inside the base.Elad Benari, 16/03/2021 03:09
Watch: Pope Francis meets Iraq's Shia leader

Watch: Pope Francis meets Iraq's Shia leader

Pope Francis met with Shia leader Ali al-Sistani, responsible, in part, for driving away ISIS.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/03/2021 21:31
Watch: Pope visits damaged Iraqi churches

Watch: Pope visits damaged Iraqi churches

Pope Francis currently visiting Christian centers damaged during ISIS onslaught, trying to bring hope, renewal to local communities.i24NEWS, 07/03/2021 16:12
Attack on American base in Iraq, casualties reported

Attack on American base in Iraq, casualties reported

Pro-Iranian militias in Iraq suspected of shelling US/coalition base, casualties being reported.i24NEWS, 03/03/2021 11:44
US soldier wounded in Iraq rocket attack

US soldier wounded in Iraq rocket attack

Contractor killed and five others wounded in rocket attack targeting an airbase in Iraq's Kurdistan region.Elad Benari, 16/02/2021 05:35
Iraqi security forces eliminate senior ISIS commander

Iraqi security forces eliminate senior ISIS commander

The elimination comes a week after a twin suicide bombing by ISIS jihadists killed at least 32 people and wounded more than 100.Ben Ariel, 29/01/2021 05:06
Report: Nine dead in air strikes in Iraq

Report: Nine dead in air strikes in Iraq

Arab media reports US air strikes targeted Iraqi army and Shiite militias near Baghdad. US official: There were no US strikes in the area.Elad Benari, 19/01/2021 02:27
Iraq issues arrest warrant for Trump

Iraq issues arrest warrant for Trump

Warrant issued as part of investigation into elimination of top Iraqi commander in the same strike in which Soleimani was eliminated.Elad Benari, 08/01/2021 05:35
IDF downplays Syria threat, warns of attack from Yemen or Iraq

IDF downplays Syria threat, warns of attack from Yemen or Iraq

IDF Brigadier General says that while Israel has focused on Iranian militants in Syria, an attack from Iraq or Yemen is far more likely.ILTV, 28/12/2020 13:01
Report: US considering closing Baghdad embassy

Report: US considering closing Baghdad embassy

Sources say US considering quickly closing its embassy in Baghdad after series of rocket attacks.Elad Benari, 24/12/2020 06:06
Rocket barrage targets US Embassy in Baghdad

Rocket barrage targets US Embassy in Baghdad

At least three rockets fired towards Green Zone in Iraqi capital. No reports of injuries.Elad Benari, 21/12/2020 00:09
Report: Iran instructing allies not to provoke Trump

Report: Iran instructing allies not to provoke Trump

Officials in Iraq say Iran has instructed its allies in Middle East to avoid provoking tensions with the US before Trump leaves office.Elad Benari, Canada, 20/11/2020 21:24
One child dead in rocket attack on Baghdad's Green Zone

One child dead in rocket attack on Baghdad's Green Zone

Five rockets strike Iraq’s capital Baghdad, with four of them landing inside Green Zone where US embassy is located.Elad Benari, 18/11/2020 00:32
Watch: Defense Secretary announces drawdown in Afghanistan, Iraq

Watch: Defense Secretary announces drawdown in Afghanistan, Iraq

Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher C. Miller officially announces U.S. drawdown in Afghanistan and IraqArutz Sheva Staff, 17/11/2020 21:49
Report: Trump to cut US troops in Afghanistan and Iraq

Report: Trump to cut US troops in Afghanistan and Iraq

Trump administration expected to cut number of troops in Afghanistan and Iraq in Trump's final weeks in office.Ben Ariel, 17/11/2020 05:11
The Mullahs and the defeat of the “Great Satan”

The Mullahs and the defeat of the “Great Satan”

The mullahs' relationship with the US is an extreme example of disinformation and political deception. Opinion.Dr. Salem AlKetbi, 16/10/2020 04:00
'Israel can't be destroyed; most Iraqis would support peace with Israel'

'Israel can't be destroyed; most Iraqis would support peace with Israel'

'Arab politicians can no longer say that they will destroy Israel and throw it into the sea, because Israel has become so powerful.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/10/2020 13:12
Former Iraqi PM: We can't defend ourselves; we need presence of American, foreign forces

Former Iraqi PM: We can't defend ourselves; we need presence of American, foreign forces

Former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi calls Iraqi army 'entirely ineffective'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/09/2020 08:34
Trump, Pentagon to announce troop reduction in Iraq, Afghanistan

Trump, Pentagon to announce troop reduction in Iraq, Afghanistan

Senior Pentagon official tells Fox News that Trump will announce reduction in troops in Iraq and Afghanistan on Wednesday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/09/2020 07:42
Iraq's Jews fled long ago, heritage struggles on

Iraq's Jews fled long ago, heritage struggles on

As Jewish population of Iraq and Iraqi-Kurdistan dwindles, some look to preserve Iraq's Jewish heritage.Qassim Khidir, AFP, 07/09/2020 10:41
'Israel will liberate Tehran before Iran liberates Jerusalem'

'Israel will liberate Tehran before Iran liberates Jerusalem'

Iraqi journalist says Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey all consider parts of Iraq to be their lebensraum.Mordechai Sones, 30/07/2020 14:58
Rocket hits Baghdad's Green Zone in broad daylight

Rocket hits Baghdad's Green Zone in broad daylight

Rare daytime rocket hits Baghdad's Green Zone as Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif visits Iraq.Elad Benari, 20/07/2020 02:07
Iraqi security forces raid Iranian-backed militia's headquarters

Iraqi security forces raid Iranian-backed militia's headquarters

Iraqi security forces raid headquarters belonging to the Iran-backed Kataib Hezbollah, seize rockets and detain commanders.Elad Benari, 26/06/2020 05:04
Jewish heritage sites in Syria and Iraq have been destroyed, report says

Jewish heritage sites in Syria and Iraq have been destroyed, report says

Nearly half the Jewish sites in Syria have been ruined. The fate of most Iraqi sites is unknown.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 08/06/2020 08:23
Report: 4 Jewish sites in Iraq require "urgent" action for preservation

Report: 4 Jewish sites in Iraq require "urgent" action for preservation

Jewish Cultural Heritage Initiative releases report on 368 Jewish heritage sites in Iraq and Syria, viability of preservation efforts.Gary Willig, 04/06/2020 19:07
June 1, 1941: The Farhoud Pogrom remembered

June 1, 1941: The Farhoud Pogrom remembered

Virtually all Jews living in Arab lands for centuries were forced out after Israel’s establishment, but Iraq's pogrom is pre-state. Op-ed.Ron Jager, 01/06/2020 11:56
Report: ISIS leader arrested in Iraq

Report: ISIS leader arrested in Iraq

Abdul Nasser Qardash, one of the leaders of the Islamic State group, reportedly arrested by Iraqi security forces.Elad Benari, 20/05/2020 23:12
Three rockets hit near US Embassy in Iraq

Three rockets hit near US Embassy in Iraq

At least three rockets strike Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone which houses the US Embassy.Elad Benari, 18/03/2020 06:09