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Iraq tightens security on border with Syria after IS militants' jailbreak
Baghdad, Jan 23 (IANS) Iraq has tightened security measures on the border with neighbouring Syria after a jailbreak by Islamic State (IS) terrorists in a Kurdish-controlled prison located in the latter country's Hasakah province.
2022-01-23
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Chilean president-elect unveils inclusive cabinet lineup
Santiago, Jan 22 (IANS) Chile's president-elect Gabriel Boric has unveiled his future 24-member cabinet, which is marked by including a majority of women, independents and young political outsiders as Ministers.
2022-01-22
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
IS attack in Iraq kills 11 soldiers
Baghdad, Jan 21 (IANS) At least 11 Iraqi soldiers were killed in an overnight attack by the Islamic State (IS) terror group in the eastern province of Diyala, police said on Friday.
2022-01-21
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Terrorism
Gunmen attack office of Iraqi Deputy Speaker
Baghdad, Jan 20 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen attacked the office of Shakhwan Abdullah, the second Deputy Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament, in the northern city of Kirkuk, a local police source said.
2022-01-20
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Bomb attacks target headquarters of 2 Sunni parliamentary parties in Baghdad
Baghdad, Jan 15 (IANS) Two bomb attacks targeted headquarters of two major Sunni parties in the Iraqi capital Baghdad without causing casualties, a source with the Interior Ministry said.
2022-01-15
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Terrorism
Chile exceeds 8,000 daily Covid-19 cases, one of peaks in pandemic
Santiago, Jan 15 (IANS) Chile registered 8,270 new cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours, seeing one of the highest peaks during the pandemic and bringing the total caseload to 1,857,764, the Ministry of Health has said.
2022-01-15
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine
Iraqi forces foil drone attack on air base
Baghdad, Jan 15 (IANS) Iraqi forces on Saturday thwarted an attack by three drones on an air base near Baghdad, the military said.
2022-01-15
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Chile sees over 7,000 daily Covid-19 cases, a 7-month high
Santiago, Jan 14 (IANS) Chile's Health Ministry has said it registered more than 7,000 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, after detecting 7,291 infections in one day, the highest figure in seven months.
2022-01-14
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine
Rockets hit Baghdad Green Zone, 2 wounded
Baghdad, Jan 14 (IANS) Several rockets hit the heavily fortified Green Zone that houses the US embassy in central Baghdad, wounding a woman and a child, the Iraqi military said.
2022-01-14
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Terrorism
Iraqi court suspends newly-elected Parliament Speaker
Baghdad, Jan 14 (IANS) The Iraqi Federal Supreme Court has suspended the newly-elected Parliament Speaker and two deputies over lawsuits filed by lawmakers.
2022-01-14
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Iraq tightens restrictions
Baghdad, Jan 13 (IANS) Iraqi authorities have decided to ramp up health restrictions on arriving travellers and all domestic institutions amid the spread of the Omicron Covid-19 variant globally.
2022-01-13
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Chile's inflation rate hits 14-yr high at 7.2%
Santiago, Jan 8 (IANS) Chile's inflation rate hit 7.2 per cent in 2021, the highest since 2007, when it rose to 7.8 per cent, the National Statistics Institute (INE) said.
2022-01-08
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
6 rockets hit Iraqi military airbase housing US advisers
Baghdad, Jan 6 (IANS) Six Katyusha rockets hit on Wednesday a military airbase, housing some US experts and agencies, in Iraq's western province of Anbar, the US military said.
2022-01-06
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Iraq's population exceeded 41 mn in 2021
Baghdad, Jan 4 (IANS) The Iraqi Ministry of Planning said that the country's population reached 41.19 million in 2021.
2022-01-04
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Chile reports decrease in Covid-19 cases, warns of Omicron rebound
Santiago, Dec 31 (IANS) Chile reduced the number of Covid-19 infections in the last two weeks by 18 per cent, however experts are not ruling out an increase in infections due to the Omicron variant.
2021-12-31
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine,Politics
Iraqi PM confirms end of US-led combat mission in Iraq
Baghdad, Dec 30 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has confirmed the end of the US-led coalition forces' combat mission in Iraq after the withdrawal of the forces from the country.
2021-12-30
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Iraqi security forces kill 5 IS militants in operation in Iraq
Baghdad, Dec 30 (IANS) The Iraqi security forces killed five militants of the extremist Islamic State (IS) group during a three-day security operation in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala, the Iraqi military has said.
2021-12-30
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Iraqi federal court ratifies snap parliamentary election results
Baghdad, Dec 28 (IANS) The Iraqi Federal Supreme Court has ratified the results of the country's snap parliamentary elections, paving the way for the outgoing Iraqi President to call on the new parliament to hold its first session, the official Iraqi News Agency (INA) reported.
2021-12-28
Category: International, Iraq,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Chileans above 18 need Covid-19 booster to stay certifiably vaccinated: Health Ministry
Santiago, Dec 28 (IANS) Chileans over 18 years of age will have to get a booster shot against Covid-19, otherwise they face losing their vaccinated status and mobility pass as of Jan. 1, 2022, the Health Ministry has said.
2021-12-28
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine,Politics
4 IS militants killed in airstrikes in Iraq
Baghdad, Dec 27 (IANS) Four militants of the extremist Islamic State (IS) group were killed in airstrikes in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala, a security source have said.
2021-12-27
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Terrorism
Iraq, NATO discuss regional stability
Baghdad, Dec 26 (IANS) A senior Iraqi government official and head of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) mission in Iraq discussed on Sunday NATO's support for Iraqi forces and ways to enhance stability in the region.
2021-12-26
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Iraq calls for public adherence to health precautions
Baghdad, Dec 25 (IANS) The Iraqi Ministry of Health has urged citizens to adhere to the health precautionary measures during New Year celebrations amid the rapid spread of the Omicron Covid variant.
2021-12-25
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Italian FM visits Iraq to discuss ties, security issues
Baghdad, Dec 24 (IANS) Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio paid an official visit to Iraq, during which he discussed with Iraqi leaders bilateral relations and security issues, including how to combat terrorism in the war-torn country after the withdrawal of the coalition forces led by the US.
2021-12-24
Category: International, Iraq,Diplomacy,Politics
Chile heads into tight presidential runoff
Santiago, Dec 20 (IANS) Chileans have cast their votes in the most uncertain presidential ballot since the country's return to democracy in 1990, a tight runoff race between leftist deputy Gabriel Boric and right-wing politician Jose Antonio Kast.
2021-12-20
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
12 killed in flash floods in Iraq
Baghdad, Dec 20 (IANS) A total of 12 people were killed in floods caused by torrential rain in northern Iraq, governor of Erbil province Omed Khoshnaw said on Sunday.
2021-12-20
Category: International, Iraq,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Leftist candidate Gabriel Boric wins Chilean prez polls (Ld)
Santiago, Dec 20 (IANS) Leftist candidate Gabriel Boric won the Chilean presidential election, after his rival, right-wing politician Jose Antonio Kast, conceded, making him the youngest elected leader in the country's history.
2021-12-20
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Rockets fired at Baghdad Green Zone
Baghdad , Dec 19 (IANS) Two Katyusha rockets were fired on Sunday on the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad that houses the US Embassy, the Iraqi News Agency (INA) reported.
2021-12-19
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
12 killed in flash floods in northern Iraq
Baghdad, Dec 19 (IANS) A total of 12 people were killed in floods caused by torrential rain in northern Iraq, governor of Erbil province Omed Khoshnaw said on Sunday.
2021-12-19
Category: International, Iraq,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Chile reports less than 1,000 new daily Covid-19 cases
Santiago, Dec 15 (IANS) Chile reported less than 1,000 Covid-19 cases, after registering 970 infections in the last 24 hours, for a total of 1,785,124 cases, the Health Ministry said.
2021-12-15
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine
Foreign combat forces' withdrawal confirms Iraq's ability to maintain security: PM
Baghdad, Dec 12 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has said that the withdrawal of US-led coalition combat forces from Iraq confirms the ability of the Iraqi forces to maintain security and stability in the country.
2021-12-12
Category: International, Iraq,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
417 stranded Iraqi migrants evacuated from Belarus
Baghdad, Dec 11 (IANS) The Iraqi Foreign Ministry said that it has evacuated 417 Iraqi migrants stranded in Belarus due to the ongoing crisis at the latter country's border with European nations.
2021-12-11
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Iraq, UK discuss withdrawal of US-led coalition forces
Baghdad, Dec 7 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi and British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss discussed the withdrawal of US-led coalition forces from Iraq.
2021-12-07
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Chile reports first case of Omicron variant
Santiago, Dec 5 (IANS) Chile has reported its first case of the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus after confirming that the case was discovered in a person entering the country from Ghana on November 25.
2021-12-05
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine
Iraq's crude exports exceed 98mn barrels in November
Baghdad, Dec 2 (IANS) Iraqi Ministry of Oil has said that the country exported 98.19 million barrels of crude oil in November, bringing in revenues of about $7.59 billion.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
617 stranded migrants evacuated from Belarus, says Iraq
Baghdad, Nov 26 (IANS) The Iraqi Foreign Ministry said that it has evacuated 617 migrants stranded in Belarus, most of whom are women, children and the elderly, amid the ongoing migrant crisis.
2021-11-26
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Chile reports over 2,000 daily Covid-19 cases
Santiago, Nov 26 (IANS) Chile has reported more than 2,000 Covid-19 cases, after registering 2,641 infections in the last 24 hours, taking the total to 1,751,769 cases, said the Ministry of Health.
2021-11-26
Category: International, Iraq,National,Health/Medicine
Chile heads to presidential runoff (Ld)
Santiago, Nov 22 (IANS) The top two candidates from the first round of the presidential election in Chile are set for a runoff as they failed to garner over 50 per cent of the required votes.
2021-11-22
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Iraq says deadline of US military exit not extended
Baghdad, Nov 21 (IANS) Iraq has denied reports that the US had extended the period of its military presence in Iraq beyond December 31.
2021-11-21
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Iraqi cleric seeks to form national majority govt
Baghdad, Nov 19 (IANS) Iraq's prominent Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has set a roadmap for the country's political process, which includes the formation of a national majority government and the dissolution of uncontrolled armed groups.
2021-11-19
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Iraq poll body confirms manual recount matches electronic results
Baghdad, Nov 9 (IANS) The Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) announced that it has ended consideration of appeals and complaints submitted by several political parties over the results of the October 10 parliamentary polls.
2021-11-09
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Iraqi forces find unexploded projectiles over al-Kadhimi's residence
Baghdad, Nov 8 (IANS) Iraqi security forces have found two unexploded projectiles over the residence of Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, who survived an assassination attempt by a booby-trapped drone.
2021-11-08
Category: International, Iraq,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Iraqi forces identify launch area of drones targeting PM's residence: TV report
Baghdad, Nov 8 (IANS) The Iraqi security forces have identified the launch area of drones that targeted the residence of Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi in the Green Zone, the official television reported.
2021-11-08
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Iraqi PM says identifies perpetrators of failed assassination attempt
Baghdad, Nov 8 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has said that he has identified the perpetrators of the failed assassination attempt on his residence in the capital Baghdad.
2021-11-08
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Chile reports 2,895 new cases of Covid-19 and 27 deaths
Santiago, Nov 7 (IANS) Chile reported 2,895 cases of Covid-19 and 27 deaths in the last 24 hours amid an outbreak of infections in the country, the Ministry of Health (Minsal) has reported.
2021-11-07
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine
Iraq says PM unharmed in drone assassination attempt
Baghdad, Nov 7 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi was unharmed in an assassination attempt carried out by a drone targeting his official residence on Sunday, his office said in a statement.
2021-11-07
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Iraqi PM survives assassination attempt by drone bomb (Ld)
Baghdad, Nov 7 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi was unharmed in an assassination attempt carried out by a drone targeting his official residence on Sunday, the military said.
2021-11-07
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Iraqi PM calls for dialogue after surviving assassination attempt (2nd Ld)
Baghdad, Nov 7 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi on Sunday criticized an assassination attempt carried out by a drone targeting his official residence and called for a calm dialogue among all Iraqis for the future of the country.
2021-11-07
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
2 protesters rejecting Iraqi polls results killed in clash
Baghdad, Nov 6 (IANS) Two protesters rejecting the Iraqi election results were killed during a clash with the security forces outside the heavily fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad.
2021-11-06
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Chile sees 2,205 Covid-19 cases, 22 deaths in a day
Santiago, Oct 29 (IANS) Chile on Thursday registered 2,205 new cases of Covid-19 infection and 22 more deaths in 24 hours, raising the caseload to 1,688,454 and the pandemic death toll to 37,719, according to the Ministry of Health.
2021-10-29
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine
Iraqi cleric warns neighbouring nations against interfering in poll results
Baghdad, Oct 25 (IANS) Iraq's prominent Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has warned the neighbouring countries against interfering in the ongoing dispute over the preliminary results of the October 10 parliamentary elections.
2021-10-25
Category: International, Iraq,Politics