Ayatollah Qassim Leaves Iraq for Mashhad to Visit Imam Reza Holy Shrine
Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim, the spiritual leader of the Shia in Bahrain, arrived in the holy city of Mashhad in Iran on Saturday (February 2, 2019) to visit the shrine of Imam Ali Reza, the eighth imam of Shiite Muslims.
Ayatollah Isa Qassim in 1st Statement since Revocation of his Nationality: Freedom is constant demand for Bahraini people that they never give up on
Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim issued a statement on Friday (February 1, 2019), in which he said that “Freedom is the Bahraini people’s constant demand, which they never forget, neglect, disregard or give up on.”
Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim Arrives in Iraq to Visit Holy Shrines
The spiritual leader of Shia majority in Bahrain Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim arrived in Iraq on Thursday from London to visit the holy shrines. Sheikh Isa left London on Tuesday (December 25, 2018) after months of treatment.
Nouri Al-Maliki Says He Called for Dialogue in Bahrain Not Violence
Former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki responded to the Bahraini regime's summoning of an Iraqi diplomat to protest what it described as interference in Bahraini affairs.
In a First, Trump Makes Surprise Visit to U.S. Troops in Iraq
President Donald Trump made a surprise Christmas visit to U.S. troops in Iraq on Wednesday, his first trip to a conflict zone nearly two years into his presidency and days after announcing a pullout of American troops from neighboring Syria.
Iraqi Lawmakers Criticize Trump Visit as Blow to Iraqi Sovereignty
Iraqi political and militia leaders condemned U.S. President Donald Trump’s surprise visit to U.S. troops in Iraq on Wednesday as a violation of Iraq’s sovereignty, and lawmakers said a meeting between Trump and Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi was canceled due to a disagreement over venue.
Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim Leaves London for Iraq
The follow-up team for the treatment of Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim said that he left London on Tuesday (December 25, 2018) to visit the holy shrines in Iraq.
Campaigns Call on Iraqi Embassy to Retreat New Decisions regarding Visa Issuance
Iraqi campaign owners and tourist offices in Bahrain demanded the cancellation of security clearance for issuing visas to tourists and re-work in individual visas.
MoFA Summons Deputy Chargé d'Affaires of Embassy of Iraq
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) summoned Nihad Rajab Askar, Deputy Chargé d'Affaires of the embassy of Iraq to the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Rouhani Sees Iran, Iraq Expanding Trade despite U.S. Sanctions
Iran and Iraq could raise their annual bilateral trade to $20 billion from the current $12 billion, President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday, despite concerns over the impact of renewed U.S. sanctions.
Iraq Restarts Some Kirkuk Oil Exports after Year-Long Halt
Iraq on Friday restarted exports of Kirkuk oil, halted a year ago due to a standoff between the central government and Kurdistan’s semi-autonomous region, after a new government in Baghdad agreed a tentative deal with Erbil.
Life Term Handed down to 3 Defendants, 10 & 5 Year Terms to 2 Over “Acquiring Arms, Training in Iraq camps”
The High Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced on Thursday (November 15, 2018) three defendants to life imprisonment and a fourth to 10 years, while issuing a 5-year prison term against a fifth defendants in a case of possession of weapons and training in camps located in Iraq.
MoI Claims Accounts Calling to Boycott Elections Managed from Iran, Iraq and Lebanon
Director-General of Anti-corruption and Economic and Electronic Security affiliated with the Interior Ministry issued a statement in which it claimed that calls to boycott parliamentary and municipal elections were made by social media accounts that are managed from outside Bahrain, particularly from Iran, Iraq and Lebanon.
Bahrain Condemns Terrorist Attack on Mosul
Bahrain’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the terrorist attack that took place in the city of Mosul, Republic of Iraq, claiming the lives of a number of people and injuring others.
Baghdad Rejects US Interference in its Affairs after US Twitter Comments
The Iraqi Foreign Ministry rejected on Saturday what it called US interference in its affairs after the US embassy issued a statement telling neighboring Iran to respect Iraq’s sovereignty allow demobilization of Shi’ite militias.
Blast Kills Three Shi'ite Muslim Pilgrims in Iraq: Police
Three Shi’ite Muslim pilgrims were killed by a roadside bomb as they walked to a holy site near the northeastern Iraqi city of Khanaqin on Tuesday, police said.
Almost 2 Million Iranian Pilgrims Head into Iraq for Arbaeen
At the border town of Mehran between Iran and Iraq, a sea of pilgrims surges forwards, en route to one of the biggest religious pilgrimages on the planet.
Bahrain Condemns Terrorist Bombing that Hit Iraq’s Al-Qayyarah
The Bahraini Foreign Ministry strongly condemned the terrorist bombing that took place near al-Qayyarah in Iraq, which left dozens dead and injured.
Iraq PM-Designate to Present New Cabinet for Approval Next Week
Iraq’s prime minister-designate Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Wednesday he would present a new cabinet to parliament for approval next week.
Bahrain: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Calls on Bahraini Citizens in Iraq to Immediately Leave
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs called on Bahraini citizens to immediately leave Iraq, due to the protests witnessed there.