New claims surrounding the death of a prominent Hezbollah commander shed light on the shifting ground realities in Syria and the region.
An Iraqi official said the rocket had struck near the US Embassy in the Green Zone where government buildings and foreign embassies are located.
Mustafa al Kazimi’s chances of staying in power in a politically fractured country appear to be slim.
Many of the tactics used by authorities more than a hundred years ago to stem the tide of disease may seem familiar to us today.
The attack on Iraqi militiamen in the north of Baghdad comes as authorities grapple with a deepening economic crisis and a coronavirus outbreak.
Numerous reports and local health experts have warned that Iraq's Covid-19 numbers are not genuine.
Mustafa al Kadhimi was nominated by President Barham Salih, state television reported, shortly after the previous designated prime minister, Adnan al Zurfi, announced he was withdrawing after having failed to secure support to pass a government.
Iraq's health ministry, the only official outlet for information on the coronavirus, dismissed the reports. The ministry said the total number of confirmed cases stands at 772, with 54 deaths.
As the pandemic continues to spread, governments across the Middle East are clamping down on the region's cherished traditions: No more massive weddings and celebrations.
Iraq's president names a former governor of Najaf city Adnan Zurfi as prime minister-designate, following weeks of political infighting.
The last week has seen a renewed spike in rockets hitting Iraqi bases hosting foreign forces, with three coalition troops killed on March 11 in a similar attack on the Taji airbase, which was hit again on March 14.
The US strikes that target Shia militias actually target a branch of the Iraqi Army.
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