Tag Archives: Baghdad

Iraq’s Foreign Minister announces opening of the Moroccan embassy in Baghdad, calls to activate the joint agreements with Morocco

Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Fuad Hussein, and his Moroccan counterpart, Nasser Bourita, held a conference to announce the opening of the Moroccan embassy in Baghdad. Hussein called to strengthen the bilateral relations between the two countries and activate the joint 40 agreements for better-boosting ties. “After 25 years, the …

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Iraqi, Swiss FMs discuss reopening Swiss embassy in Baghdad

The Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Fuad Hussein, discussed on Tuesday reopening the Swiss embassy in Baghdad with the Swiss Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ignazio Cassis, during a meeting held on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in the Swiss city of Davos, according to a press statement issued …

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Iraqi and Jordanian parliament speakers discuss legislative steps toward economic integration

Iraq’s Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halboosi received his Jordanian counterpart Ahmed al-Safadi and his accompanying delegation in the parliament headquarters in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on Wednesday. According to a readout issued by his office, al-Halboosi discussed with his guest the bilateral ties between their respective countries, cooperation and coordination prospects, …

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Al-Sudani receives Iran’s ambassador to Iraq; invited to visit Iran

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has invited Iraq’s new Prime Minister Mohammad Shia al-Sudani to visit Tehran. According to an official readout by his office, al-Sudani received Iran’s ambassador to Iraq, Mohammad Kadhim Al Sadiq, in Baghdad this morning, Saturday. The diplomat conveyed Raisi’s invitation and discussed with al-Sudani the bilateral …

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PM discusses Iraq-US ties with Congress delegation

Iraq’s new Prime Minister Mohammad Shia al-Sudani received the US representative Mark Takano and ambassador Alina Romanowski in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on Friday. According to a readout issued by the prime minister’s office, the chairman of the Veterans Affairs house offered congratulations to al-Sudani for winning the confidence of …

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Russia-Iraq trade turnover soars

The figure exceeded $300 million in the first eight months of the year, according to the Russian embassy The trade turnover between Russia and Iraq between January and August 2022 amounts to $313.1 million and has exceeded the figure for all of last year, $282.7 million, an economic adviser at …

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Iraq resumes the Baghdad International Fair in its 46th session

On Tuesday, the Iraqi Ministry of Trade and the General Company for Iraqi Fairs and Commercial Services, the 46th session of the Baghdad International Fair started under the slogan “The Cradle of Civilizations…Progress and Challenges to Attract the World.” Local, Arab, and international companies from various sectors are participating in …

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Six terrorists, including ISIS commander, captured in Baghdad

Iraq’s Federal Intelligence Agency on Wednesday said it had apprehended six persons with links to the Islamic State terrorist group in separate operations in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. Among the arrestees, there is a senior commander of the “Kata’ib of Tawheed and Jihad”, a military group affiliated with the terrorist …

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Four-storey building collapses in Baghdad, 13 rescued (Videos)

A four-storey commercial building in Baghdad collapsed on Saturday, trapping at least 13 people who were later rescued by the Civil Defence. Search operations are underway for more survivors, the Civil Defence Media official General Jawdat Abdul-Rahman said in a statement. Baghdad Municipality spokesman Mohammed Al Rubaie said an investigation …

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Al-Halboosi’s resignation rejected in a vote of confidence

A majority of 222 Iraqi lawmakers voted to reject the resignation of speaker Mohammad al-Halboosi, the latter’s bureau said in a brief press release on Wednesday. According to the press release, only 13 of the 235 parliamentarians, who attended the session presided by deputy speaker Shakhwan Abdullah, approved al-Halboosi’s resignation.

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Iraq: Rockets fired at Green Zone as parliament convenes

Three Katyusha rockets landed in Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone on Wednesday while Iraq’s parliament voted to reject the resignation of speaker Mohammed Halbousi, Iraq’s military said. Seven security personnel were wounded in the attack, which took place amid a partial lockdown in the capital as parliament was convening. Security forces …

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