Iraq – TheNewsGuru https://thenewsguru.com Africa's fastest growing news platform Tue, 14 Apr 2020 14:27:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 https://thenewsguru.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/cropped-ico-tng-32x32.jpg Iraq – TheNewsGuru https://thenewsguru.com 32 32 Iraq suspends Reuters over report on coronavirus cases https://thenewsguru.com/sports/iraq-suspends-reuters-over-report-on-coronavirus-cases/ https://thenewsguru.com/sports/iraq-suspends-reuters-over-report-on-coronavirus-cases/#respond Tue, 14 Apr 2020 14:27:01 +0000 http://www.thenewsguru.com/?p=247417 Iraq has suspended the licence of the Reuters news agency after it published a story saying the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country was higher than officially reported. Iraq’s media regulator said it was revoking Reuters’ licence for three months and fining it 25 million dinars (21,000 dollars) for what it said was […]

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Rockets hit US military base in Iraq https://thenewsguru.com/nigeria-news/rockets-hit-us-military-base-iraq/ https://thenewsguru.com/nigeria-news/rockets-hit-us-military-base-iraq/#respond Wed, 15 Jan 2020 04:29:19 +0000 https://www.thenewsguru.com/?p=230754 A rocket strike has been reported at US base north of Baghdad in Iraq. But there was no report of injury, after it was hit by Soviet-made Katyusha rockets. The base known as Camp Taji also houses 200 British personnel. ‘No Coalition troops were affected by this small attack at Taji Base,’ coalition military spokesman […]

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NATO temporarily pulls troops out of Iraq https://thenewsguru.com/world-news/nato-temporarily-pulls-troops-iraq/ https://thenewsguru.com/world-news/nato-temporarily-pulls-troops-iraq/#respond Tue, 07 Jan 2020 16:51:00 +0000 https://www.thenewsguru.com/?p=229662 NATO is temporarily pulling some of its troops out of Iraq and moving others around within the country, Dylan White, Acting Spokesperson for the military alliance,  said on Tuesday. According to him, to protect the safety of its troops NATO will take measures including the temporary repositioning of some personnel to different locations both inside […]

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It is time to wipe out Iran – Fani-Kayode https://thenewsguru.com/nigeria-news/time-wipe-iran-fani-kayode/ https://thenewsguru.com/nigeria-news/time-wipe-iran-fani-kayode/#respond Sun, 05 Jan 2020 16:59:25 +0000 https://www.thenewsguru.com/?p=229316 Former Aviation Minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Femi Fani-Kayode, has congratulated US President, Donald Trump for ordering the assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad. Trump had said he ordered the assassination because Soleimani was “plotting imminent and sinister attacks” against Americans in the region. The White House also said Soleiman (the […]

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JUST IN: Iraqi parliament passes resolution to expel US troops https://thenewsguru.com/world-news/just-iraqi-parliament-passes-resolution-expel-us-troops/ https://thenewsguru.com/world-news/just-iraqi-parliament-passes-resolution-expel-us-troops/#respond Sun, 05 Jan 2020 15:38:28 +0000 https://www.thenewsguru.com/?p=229313 The Iraqi parliament voted on Sunday to remove US troops from Iraq. In an extraordinary session, lawmakers voted for a resolution to ask the government to end an agreement with Washington to station 5,200 troops in Iraq. The resolution specifically calls for ending a 2014 agreement that allowed Washington to send troops to Iraq to […]

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Soleimani: Britain warns citizens against travel to Iraq, Iran https://thenewsguru.com/nigeria-news/soleimani-britain-warns-citizens-travel-iraq-iran/ https://thenewsguru.com/nigeria-news/soleimani-britain-warns-citizens-travel-iraq-iran/#respond Sat, 04 Jan 2020 17:58:26 +0000 https://www.thenewsguru.com/?p=229219 Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has warned British citizens against travel to Iraq or Iran amid heightened tension following the U.S. airstrike that killed Qassem Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s elite Quds Force. “Given heightened tensions in the region, the (foreign office) now advise people not to travel to Iraq, with the exception of the Kurdistan […]

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Iraq holds massive funeral for slain top Iranian general Soleimani https://thenewsguru.com/nigeria-news/iraq-holds-massive-funeral-slain-top-iranian-general-soleimani/ https://thenewsguru.com/nigeria-news/iraq-holds-massive-funeral-slain-top-iranian-general-soleimani/#respond Sat, 04 Jan 2020 14:16:01 +0000 https://www.thenewsguru.com/?p=229189 Thousands of Iraqis, including senior politicians, attended the funeral of a top Iranian general and Iraqi militiamen in Baghdad on Saturday, following a U.S. airstrike that sharply escalated tensions across the region. The attack near Baghdad airport killed Qassem Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s elite Quds Force, and Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes, the deputy head of […]

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31 killed, 100 wounded in stampede during Shiite Ashura https://thenewsguru.com/world-news/31-killed-100-wounded-in-stampede-during-shiite-ashura/ https://thenewsguru.com/world-news/31-killed-100-wounded-in-stampede-during-shiite-ashura/#respond Tue, 10 Sep 2019 15:20:04 +0000 https://www.thenewsguru.com/?p=209535 The Iraqi health ministry said on Tuesday that 31 people had  been killed and 100 others wounded in a stampede during Shiite Ashura celebrations in the city of Karbala. The ministry, said that 10 of the wounded were in serious condition. According to Iraq’s official news agency INA, medical and security sources said that the […]

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Three killed in twin bomb explosions https://thenewsguru.com/world-news/three-killed-twin-bomb-explosions/ https://thenewsguru.com/world-news/three-killed-twin-bomb-explosions/#respond Tue, 09 Jul 2019 13:00:27 +0000 https://www.thenewsguru.com/?p=198892 Three persons were killed and three others injured on Tuesday in two coordinated roadside bomb explosions in a town in Iraq’s central province of Salahudin, a provincial police source said. The first roadside bomb went off before the mid-day near a drinking water facility in the town of Shirqat, some 280 km north of the […]

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71 people die in ferry sinking https://thenewsguru.com/world-news/71-people-die-ferry-sinking/ https://thenewsguru.com/world-news/71-people-die-ferry-sinking/#respond Thu, 21 Mar 2019 17:42:56 +0000 https://www.thenewsguru.com/?p=181009 At least 71 people died on Thursday in Northern Iraq when the ferry boat they were on sank, a security official said, as rescue operations were ongoing in the Tigris River’s fast-flowing waters. Forty-five others, including 19 children, were saved, Interior Ministry spokesman Saad Maan told the official Iraqi News Agency. Initially, Col. Hossam Khalil, […]

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