Cases of deadly ‘nose-bleed fever’ surge in Iraq; What is this disease that causes profuse bleeding?

Cases of ‘nose-bleed fever’ originally known as Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever has been reported in around 120 people in Iraq since January this year. According to reports, 19 people have died due to the deadly tick-borne virus and the country’s health officials have warned as the disease is reportedly spreading at an unprecedented rate. The disease … Read more

Massive dust storms sweep across Iraq forcing closure of schools, offices — view pictures

Iraq, which has seen unprecedented sandstorms since April 2022, witnessed sandstorms in the country on Monday. Affecting normal lives in the middle-east country, the sandstorm forced the cancellation of a large number of flights and also led to the closing of schools and colleges. Due to this, a large number of people who were facing … Read more

Assange set to make submissions to UK minister after losing Supreme Court appeal

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, wanted in the US over the alleged leak of classified documents related to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, is expected to make submissions to UK Home Secretary Priti Patel after he lost an appeal against his extradition in the UK Supreme Court. The 50-year-old’s lawyers had argued that he should … Read more

This 30-year-old visited every country in the world. Here’s how he paid for it

It took 1,458 flights and 1,117 buses and trains for Drew Binsky to reach his goal of traveling to every country in the world. And he did it in less than a decade. CNBC spoke with Binsky nine hours after he touched down in his last country — Saudi Arabia — about how he financed … Read more

France’s TotalEnergies signs $27 billion oil, gas, solar deal in Iraq

French energy giant TotalEnergies has signed a $27-billion contract to invest in oil, gas and solar energy production in Iraq, the country’s oil minister said Sunday. The announcement of the deal, supposed in part to reduce Iraq’s reliance on fossil fuels, came as minister Ihsan Ismail signed the contract at a Baghdad ceremony with TotalEnergies … Read more

Iraq’s F-16s grounded after United States contractor pulls maintenance crews

Lockheed Martin said Monday that it was withdrawing its maintenance teams for Iraq’s F-16 fighter jets for security reasons, as the Iraqi government struggles to end rocket attacks by militias suspected of being backed by Iran. The departure by the U.S. weapons manufacturer from Balad air base, 40 miles north of Baghdad, highlights the Iraqi … Read more

Kurdish leader Lahur Talabany says he fears Islamic State comeback in Iraq

A senior Kurdish official has said there are growing indications that Islamic State is trying to make a comeback after an uptick in attacks in Iraq. At least 19 members of Iraqi and Iraqi Kurdish security forces have been killed in recent days across the country, according to military statements and security officials, prompting calls … Read more

Covid live: Indian PM Narendra Modi says ‘storm’ of coronavirus infections has shaken country

Coronavirus has killed at least 3,100,659 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 10am GMT today. At least 146,337,640 cases of coronavirus have been registered. The vast majority have recovered, though some have continued to experience symptoms weeks or even months … Read more

A growing challenge for Iraq: Iran-aligned Shiite militias

It was a stark message: A convoy of masked Shiite militiamen, armed with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades, drove openly through central Baghdad denouncing the US presence in Iraq and threatening to cut off the prime minister’s ear. The ominous display underscored the growing threat that rogue militias loyal to Tehran pose for Iraq. It … Read more