Iraq real-time news

RAF carried out four airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq amid the coronavirus pandemic (source — 29/05/2020 22:13:30

The redeployment of Typhoons and drones to target the extremists came shortly after ISIS activity increased near their strongholds in north-eastern Iraq.

Coronavirus: Support For Dominic Cummings 'Could Undermine Track And Trace', And Four Other Things You Need To Know (source — 28/05/2020 10:49:57

Get the latest on coronavirus. Sign up to the Daily Brief for news, explainers, how-tos, opinion and more. The government’s test and trace coronavirus programme will launch in Eng...

Coronavirus: How the US death toll came to hit 100,000 (source — 27/05/2020 20:06:00

United States has lost nearly as many people to Covid-19 as Americans killed in the Vietnam, Korean, Afghanistan and Iraq wars combined, writes Alex Woodward

Coronavirus: 'It's very insidious and not something we can see' (source — 24/05/2020 08:49:47

Alex Potter has treated the wounded and dying in an Iraq warzone, yet, for the young US nurse, it is coronavirus which is a far greater stress given it is a deadly danger no one can see.

Coronavirus cases spike in Iraq as New York state deaths less fall (source — 23/05/2020 23:00:00

Iraq has seen a spike in coronavirus cases as the holy month of Ramadan comes to an end, while New York state has recorded a 24-hour death total under 100.

Migrant boat crossings to UK surge during virus lockdown (source — 21/05/2020 06:44:18

LONDON: The number of unaccompanied young migrants crossing the Channel from France to Britain has spiked during the coronavirus outbreak, as travel restrictions force them onto boats rather than truc...

Iran reports 35 new virus deaths, lowest since March 7 (source — 16/05/2020 16:00:00

TEHRAN: Iran on Saturday reported 35 new deaths from the coronavirus -- the lowest number since March 7 despite infections rising -- and announced a further relaxation of COVID-19-related closures.“De...

Three children orphaned after coronavirus killed both their mom and dad just 20 days apart (source — 14/05/2020 13:13:06

THREE siblings have been left orphaned by coronavirus after both their parents were tragically killed just 20 days apart. Nada Ayram, 46, died in hospital on April 21 and her husband, Nameer, 52, then...

Coronavirus puts vet's respiratory issues caused by burn pits to the test (source — 14/05/2020 00:15:15

For veteran Megan Kingston, the coronavirus presented extra danger due to her exposure to the smoke that emanated day and night from the burn pits near her barracks at Camp Liberty in Iraq. "The odds ...

Covid-19 ‘Excess Deaths’: The One Global Race Britain Doesn’t Want To Win (source — 13/05/2020 00:41:56

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