Iraq real-time news

UK's Strict Travel Rules Begin - One Year After The First Covid Case Was Detected In England (source — www.huffingtonpost.co.uk) 18/01/2021 10:10:32

As of 4am on Monday morning, everyone who wants to travel to the UK will have to provide a negative coronavirus test. Proof of the test, taken up to three days before traveling, must be shown on ...

Pandemic restrictions a business boon for some Iraqi women (source — www.independent.co.uk) 12/01/2021 09:27:33

Growing numbers of Iraqi women are finding some good under the movement restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic: They're starting their own businesses from home

Boris calls up Afghanistan and Iraq war veteran Brigadier Phil Prosser to lead charge against COVID (source — www.dailymail.co.uk) 07/01/2021 18:43:55

Brigadier Phil Prosser, the commander of the 101  Logistic Brigade, will lead soldiers distributing the drugs across the country in a bid to get the lockdown eased as soon as possible.

Trump's Post-Election Pardons List: War Criminals, Crooked Politicians And Family (source — www.huffingtonpost.co.uk) 05/01/2021 11:11:00

In early November, President Donald Trump learned that he would only have 10 more weeks to use the power of the presidency. Amid a deadly pandemic and a massive economic downturn, he decided to mostly...

Anti-US chants as Iraqis mourn fallen commanders (source — www.thesundaily.my) 04/01/2021 08:53:30

BAGHDAD, Jan 4, 2021: Thousands of Iraqi mourners chanted “revenge” and “no to America” on Jan 3, one year after a US drone strike killed Iran’s revered commander Qasem Soleimani and his Iraqi lieuten...

Tory MP Says 'Christmas Party' At Private Members' Club Was 'Business Meeting' (source — www.huffingtonpost.co.uk) 17/12/2020 14:07:01

Senior Tory MP Tobias Ellwood was among 27 people at a “Christmas party” held at a private members’ club amid tough Covid lockdown restrictions. The former defence minister clai...

Tory MP attends ‘Christmas party’ with 27 guests – but claims it was a business meeting (source — www.thesun.co.uk) 17/12/2020 12:46:37

A TORY MP attended a “Christmas party” with 27 guests at a London club – but has claimed it was a business meeting. Tobias Ellwood, chair of the Commons defence committee, gave a spe...

ISIS remains a threat to Britain ‘because coronavirus has allowed terrorists to regroup’ (source — www.thesun.co.uk) 15/12/2020 01:00:16

ISLAMIC State remains a “potent” threat to Britain and is managing to regroup — partly due to Covid, a report says. Iraqi forces trained by the West have been hammered by the virus as they try to rid ...

Seven dead in protests over unpaid salaries in northern Iraq (source — rss.cnn.com) 09/12/2020 02:09:02

Government workers in northern Iraq are demanding their salaries be paid as Covid-19 plunges the country into economic turmoil.

Seven dead in protests as Covid-19 hits Iraqi government worker salaries (source — rss.cnn.com) 09/12/2020 02:05:35

At least seven people have been killed in ongoing violent protests since Sunday in northern Iraq, where government workers are demanding their salaries be paid as Covid-19 plunges the country into eco...

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