Baghdad Protesters Take down Bahrain Flag over Trump Peace Conference
More than 200 demonstrators broke into the courtyard of Bahrain's Embassy in Baghdad and took down the kingdom's flag on Thursday night to protest a U.S.-led meeting in Bahrain on Israeli-Palestinian peace.
Seven Killed in Baghdad Blast at Shi'ite Mosque
A bomb blast killed seven people at a Shi'ite Muslim mosque in eastern Baghdad on Friday and wounded more than 20, police sources said.
Kuwait, Iraq Call for Wisdom to Avoid Tension in Gulf Region
Kuwait and Iraq called for wisdom and reason in dealing with the latest developments in the Gulf region in order to avoid tension and any clashes, Kuwait's news agency (KUNA) said on Wednesday.
Appeals Court Upholds Sentences Reaching Life Term, Citizenship Revocation against 5 Defendants in Political Case
The Appeals Criminal Court upheld verdicts against 5 defendants in a political case. It upheld a life jail sentence against an appellant out of 7, 10-year jail term against 2, 5 year-jail term against a female suspect and 3-year jail term against the last one, as well as their citizenship revocation.
Rockets Land near Iraqi Base Hosting U.S. Personnel in Mosul
A rocket landed near an Iraqi military base hosting U.S. forces in the northern city of Mosul late on Tuesday, an Iraqi military statement said, the second such incident in two days.
Iraq will Skip Bahrain's Workshop
Iraq said on Wednesday that it would not attend the US-led economic workshop to be held in Bahrain this month.
Court Upholds 10-Year Jail Term, Citizenship Revocation against Suspect in Political Case
The High Criminal Appeals Court upheld a 10-year jail term, citizenship revocation and 100.000 fine against a suspect in a political case.
Islamic State Airs Video Purporting to be Leader Al-Baghdadi
Islamic State's media network on Monday published a threatening video message purporting to come from its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in what would be his first appearance since declaring the jihadists' now-defunct "caliphate" five years ago.
Responding to Al-Sadr Statement, UAE Says It Rejects External Interferences in Bahrain Affairs
The Emirati Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that "the UAE is following with great concern and extreme anxiety the statements issued by the Republic of Iraq towards Bahrain and its leadership."
Iraqi Foreign Ministry Condemns Statements of Bahraini Foreign Minister, Demands Official Apology from Manama
The Foreign Ministry expresses its condemnation of the statements made by Foreign Minister of Bahrain in reply to Moqtada Al-Sadr's statement, demanding Bahrain to officially apologize for the Bahraini Foreign Ministry's insults.
Bahraini Ministry of Foreign Affairs Summons Iraqi Deputy Chargé d'affaires
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain has summoned the Deputy Chargé d'affaires of the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq to the Kingdom of Bahrain, Nihad Rajab Askar.
Iraqi PM Meets Saudi King Salman on First Visit to Saudi Arabia
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi made his first visit to Saudi Arabia since taking office six months ago, meeting King Salman during the stop on a regional tour that has also seen visits to Cairo and Tehran in recent weeks.
Iraq Says U.S. Decision on Iran's Guards Could have Negative Repercussions
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday that Washington's decision to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guards a terrorist group "could have negative repercussions on Iraq and the region".
U.S. Grants Iraq 90-Day Waiver To Buy Iranian Energy: State Dept.
The United States granted Iraq a 90-day waiver exempting it from sanctions to buy energy from Iran, a State Department official said on Wednesday, the latest extension allowing Baghdad to keep purchasing electricity from its neighbor.
Iraq Begins Legal Proceedings against 14 French ISIS Fighters
Iraq has begun court proceedings against 14 suspected French members of the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group captured by U.S.-backed forces and transferred to Iraq from Syria last month, two legal sources said.
Baghdad: Photo Exhibition Held on 8th Anniv. of Peninsula Shield Entry to Bahrain
Activists held a photo exhibition in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, coinciding with the eighth anniversary of the entry of Saudi and Emirati troops (within the framework of the Peninsula Shield forces) to Bahrain to crush pro-democracy protests.
Court Upholds Life Term Sentences against Two Defendants in Political Case
The High Appeals Court upheld life term sentences against two suspects in a political case and fined them 500 BD.
Trade Ties in Focus as Iran's Rouhani Begins Iraq Visit
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani sharply criticised U.S. military intervention in the Middle East on Monday as he began a first official visit to Iraq, aimed at shoring up Tehran's influence and expanding trade ties.
Interior Minister Meets with Iraqi Interior Ministry Undersecretary, Discusses Security Issues
Bahraini Interior Minister Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa met with Undersecretary of the Interior Ministry of the Republic of Iraq Aqeel Mahmoud Al-Khazali on the sidelines of the 36th session of the Arab Interior Ministers Council held in Tunisia.
Life Sentence Handed down to 3 Bahrainis, Citizenship Stripped from 5 Others in Politically-Motivated Case
The Fourth High Criminal Court sentenced 3 defendants to life in jail and 300 BD fine, it also sentenced two others to 5 years and a suspect to 7 years in jail. The court ordered the revocation of all the suspects' citizenships.