BUSINESS | Iraq – Saudi Arabia Border Crossing Opens For Trade, First Time Since 1990

Iraq and Saudi Arabia opened the Arar border crossing for trade for the first time in three decades, the Iraqi border ports commission said on Wednesday. Arar has been closed since 1990 after the two countries cut ties following Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait. Iraq and Saudi officials including the Saudi ambassador to Iraq toured … Continue reading BUSINESS | Iraq – Saudi Arabia Border Crossing Opens For Trade, First Time Since 1990

WORLD NEWS | Iraqi Militias Say They Have Halted Anti – U.S. Attacks

MILAN | ITALY - An array of Iran – backed Iraqi militia groups have suspended rocket attacks on U.S. forces on condition that Iraq’s government present a timetable for the withdrawal of American troops, one of the groups said on Sunday. A spokesman for Kataib Hezbollah, one of the most powerful Iran – backed militia … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | Iraqi Militias Say They Have Halted Anti – U.S. Attacks

BREAKING NEWS | Qatar, Iraq And Kuwait Are All Sending Aid To Lebanon

MILAN | ITALY – Qatar, Iraq and Kuwait plan to send medical assistance to Lebanon in the aftermath of the deadly explosion, according to the state news agency in the Middle East. Lebanon’s NNA news agency reported that Qatar will send supplies to outfit two 500-bed field hospitals on Wednesday. NNA also reported that Iraq … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Qatar, Iraq And Kuwait Are All Sending Aid To Lebanon

WORLD NEWS | Pompeo To Iraq PM: U.S. Will Take Action In Self-Defense If Attacked

RIYADH – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi the United States would take measures in self-defense if attacked, according to a statement on Monday, after a second rocket attack on an Iraqi base that houses U.S. troops helping fight Islamic State. ‘Secretary Pompeo underscored that the groups responsible for … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | Pompeo To Iraq PM: U.S. Will Take Action In Self-Defense If Attacked

BREAKING NEWS | U.S. Confirms Multiple Rockets Hit Iraq Base, Assessment Ongoing

BUCHAREST | Multiple rockets hit an Iraqi base housing U.S. and coalition troops on Wednesday, and an assessment of the incident is under way, a senior Trump administration official said to Reuters. ‘We are closely following the situation at Camp Taji’, the official said. ‘We are not going to get ahead of the assessment and … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | U.S. Confirms Multiple Rockets Hit Iraq Base, Assessment Ongoing

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Says Will Do Everything To Spare Iraq Danger Of War

MILAN | ITALY - - Saudi Deputy Minister of Defense Prince Khalid bin Salman said on Wednesday that the Kingdom stands with Iraq and will do everything in its power to spare it the danger of war. Prince Khalid said in a tweet: “The Kingdom and its leadership always stand with brotherly Iraq and will … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Says Will Do Everything To Spare Iraq Danger Of War

BREAKING NEWS | Macron Speaks To Trump, Says Iran Must Not Escalate Situation

PARIS | FRANCE – Emmanuel Macron expressed France’s solidarity with its allies during a telephone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday and said Iran must avoid “destabilizing” actions after a top Iranian military commander was killed in a U.S. air strike in Baghdad. “Given the recent rise in tensions in Iraq and the … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Macron Speaks To Trump, Says Iran Must Not Escalate Situation

ARTS | Ancient Iraqi City Of Babylon Designated UNESCO World Heritage Site

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - The ancient city of Babylon, first referenced in a clay tablet from the 23rd century B.C., was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site on Friday, after a vote that followed decades of lobbying by Iraq. It was a metropolis in ancient Mesopotamia that became one of the most important sited in … Continue reading ARTS | Ancient Iraqi City Of Babylon Designated UNESCO World Heritage Site