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Tehran/Baghdad: At least 200 people were killed and over thousands injured after a powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake jolted the Iran-Iraq border area. The epicentre of the earthquake on Sunday was 32 km southwest of the Halabja area near the Iranian border at the depth of 33.9 km, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS), official reports …

Erbil (Iraq): The Iraqi government on Friday suspended international flights to and from the autonomous region of Kurdistan in response to the referendum – held in defiance of Baghdad – that saw the Kurds vote in favor of independence. The suspension came into force after Kurdistan refused to comply with the order to hand over control …

Baghdad: Iraqi forces have said dozens of Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in an air raid conducted by the Iraqi Air Force in the Anbar Province. Iraqi jet fighters carried out the air raid against two IS-controlled towns in western Anbar bordering Syria, said the Iraqi Joint Operations Command (JOC) in a statement on Saturday. …

The attack has been carried just days after the start of the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramazan while the locals were out, shopping and socialising after breaking their ‘Roza’

Baghdad: At least 18 persons were killed and 20 wounded in two suicide car bombings that targeted the Iraqi police in Baghdad, an official said on Saturday. The attacks occurred on Friday night when a suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden car into a police checkpoint and detonated it in the Shia neighbourhood of Abu Dsheer, …

Baghdad:  At least 27 Islamic State militants were killed in airstrikes by international coalition against IS posts in the IS-held areas in Iraq’s western province of Anbar on Sunday. According to commander of the army’s 7th division Nouman al-Zoubaie,” The US-led coalition aircraft conducted an airstrike on an internet cafe used by IS militants as …

Baghdad: At least 35 people died while 61 others sustained injuries in a suicide car bomb attack in the remote area of Sadr city of eastern Baghdad on Monday. Several nearby shops and vehicles were also destroyed in the deadly attack. No terrorist group has taken the responsibility of the attack yet. In most cases, …

Baghdad: At least 30 persons have lost their lives while 12 others sustained injuries when three suicide car bombs exploded at a remote area in Mosul city of Iraq on Thursday. Cars blew up amid a mob at a market place leaving civilians in panic. Security forces have barricaded the area and are conducting search …