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Israel hits Gaza as tensions surge on Lebanon border

Tel Aviv – Israeli strikes hit Gaza on Friday as truce talks with Hamas militants failed to progress and tensions surged on Israel’s northern border with Lebanon. Witnesses reported the strikes in various parts of the Gaza Strip in the…

Argentina responsible in deadly 1994 attack on Jewish center: court

San José – A top human rights court on Friday held the Argentine state responsible for not preventing, nor properly investigating, an attack on a Jewish center 30 years ago that left 85 people dead.  It also blamed the state for…

Iraq, Iran discuss regional developments

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – The Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Fuad Hussein, and the Caretaker Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ali Bagheri Kani, discussed on Thursday regional developments, including the war on Gaza. In a joint press conference held following the…

Caretaker Iranian FM to meet with top Iraqi officials

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – Caretaker Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri Kani arrived on Thursday in Baghdad in a visit aimed at promoting bilateral relations and discussing regional issues with top Iraqi officials. Following his arrival, Kani paid tribute to the memorial…

Iraq seeks to process 100% of extracted gas in 4 years

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – Iraq seeks to increase its natural gas processing capacity to 100 percent within four years, despite a lack of sufficient infrastructure. While Iraq extracts 3.1 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day, it processes no more…

Israel bombs Gaza as mediators discuss truce-hostage plan

Bureij – Israel’s military pounded central Gaza with heavy air strikes on Wednesday as international talks to secure a truce and hostage release deal resumed. Tensions were high in annexed east Jerusalem as thousands of police guarded Israel’s annual “flag…

Iraq arrests 13 suspects over attacks on KFC branch in Baghdad

Baghdad – Iraqi authorities have made several arrests over recent attacks on US-linked outlets, including among security force personnel, the interior ministry said on Tuesday.    Dozens of men attacked two restaurants in Baghdad on Monday including a KFC, security…

CBI denies issuing banknotes featuring architect Zaha Hadid

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) denied on Sunday issuing a new 100,000 Iraqi dinar bill featuring Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid. The CBI said in a statement that a photo of a new 100,000 Iraqi dinar banknote…

Some Iranians worry about who will replace Raisi

Tehran – Concerns are growing among some people in Iran about who will replace Ebrahim Raisi as president of the Islamic republic after his death in a helicopter crash on Sunday. “I’m more worried than sad,” Mohadeseh Jalali said at…

Iraqi PM offers condolences to Iran’s Supreme Leader

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – In an official delegation, the Iraqi Prime Minister, Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani, met on Wednesday with the Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in Tehran to offer condolences for the deaths of the Iranian President, Ebrahim Raisi,…