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Booby-trapped drone hit US-led coalition base in Iraq
Baghdad, April 15 (IANS) A booby-trapped drone struck a US-led coalition base at the Erbil airport, the capital of the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan in Iraq, an official statement said.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Over 7.4mn in Chile vaccinated against Covid
Santiago, April 14 (IANS) More than 7.4 million people in Chile have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus disease, the Ministry of Health has said.
2021-04-14
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine
5 IS militants killed in Iraq airstrike
Baghdad, April 12 (IANS) Five Islamic State (IS) terrorists were killed in an airstrike in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala, the military said.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Terrorism
Chilean govt calls for national unity after reporting 9,171 Covid-19 cases
Santiago, April 11 (IANS) Chilean Health Minister Enrique Paris called for national unity after 9,171 new Covid-19 cases were registered in the last 24 hours, a record number and the first time the country exceeded 9,000 daily cases.
2021-04-11
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine,Politics
Iraq's total Covid-19 cases surpass 900,000
Baghdad, April 9 (IANS) The total number of Covid-19 cases in Iraq has surpassed 900,000 as the daily infections reached the highest level of 8,000 in recent days, threatening to run out of control.
2021-04-09
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine
Chile postpones landmark elections
Santiago, April 7 (IANS) Chilean President Sebastian Pinera announced that this week's landmark polls to elect for councillors, mayors and, for the first time ever, regional governors and members of a constituent assembly to draft a new Constitution, will be postponed till May 15-16 due to a Covid-19 resurgence.
2021-04-07
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Chile postpones landmark elections
Santiago, April 7 (IANS) Chilean President Sebastian Pinera announced that this week's landmark polls to elect for councillors, mayors and, for the first time ever, regional governors and members of a constituent assembly to draft a new Constitution, will be postponed till May 15-16 due to a Covid-19 resurgence.
2021-04-07
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
34 IS militants killed in 3-month Iraq operation
Baghdad, April 6 (IANS) At least 34 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed and 99 others arrested during a three-month security operation in the country against the terror group, the military said.
2021-04-06
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Terrorism
Chile's health system at capacity limit: Prez
Santiago, April 6 (IANS) Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said that the country's health system is at its capacity limit due to Covid-19, amid a new wave of infections that resulted in more than 7,000 cases a day last week.
2021-04-06
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
2 rockets hit air base in Iraq's Salahudin province
Baghdad, April 5 (IANS) Two rockets on Sunday landed near an Iraqi military air base in Salahudin province north of capital Baghdad, the Iraqi military said.
2021-04-05
Category: International, Iraq,Defence/Security,Politics
5 IS militants killed in airstrikes in Iraq
Baghdad, April 3 (IANS) Five militants of the extremist Islamic State (IS) group were killed in three airstrikes in Salahudin province north of capital Baghdad, the Iraqi military said on Friday.
2021-04-03
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine
'Jharokha': India's rich architectural heritage captured on canvas
New Delhi, March 31: Bringing to the fore, that too effectively, the deep connect between art and architecture, is the ongoing solo exhibition of Smita Jain, "Jharokha". Her 21 works ? all acrylic on canvas -- are on view at Uchaan Art Gallery in Gurugrams Souk Mall till April 1.
2021-03-31
Category: International, Iraq,National,Art/Culture/Books
Chile to obtain Covid vaccine from China's CanSino
Santiago, March 31 (IANS) Chilean President Sebastian Pinera has announced an agreement with Chinese pharmaceutical firm CanSino Biologics to obtain Covid-19 vaccines as part of the country's mass immunisation campaign.
2021-03-31
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine,Politics
Iraqi, Egyptian, Jordanian FMs meet over trilateral summit
Baghdad, March 30 (IANS) Egyptian and Jordanian Foreign Ministers Sameh Shoukry and Ayman Safadi met their Iraqi counterpart Fuad Hussein during which they discussed preparation for a summit expected to bring together the leaders of the three countries.
2021-03-30
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Chilean Prez warns of difficult, painful' weeks
Santiago, March 28 (IANS) Chilean President Sebastian Pinera warned that the coming days and weeks will be "difficult and painful" due to the critical health situation the country is currently facing, with more than 7,000 daily Covid-19 cases registered in recent days.
2021-03-28
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
13mn Chileans to go into quarantine
Santiago, March 23 (IANS) The Chilean government has announced that more than 13 million people will go into quarantine starting from Thursday due to a surge in the number of new Covid-19 cases nationwide.
2021-03-23
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Iraqi intel officer shot dead
Baghdad, March 22 (IANS) A senior officer of the Iraqi National Intelligence Service (INIS) was shot dead by unidentified gunmen here, an Interior Ministry source said.
2021-03-22
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Terrorism
Iraq extends curfew for 2 weeks
Baghdad, March 9 (IANS) Iraqi health authorities have extended the partial and full curfew for two weeks due to the continued increase in coronavirus cases.
2021-03-09
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
4mn people in Chile vaccinated against Covid
Santiago, March 7 (IANS) More than 4 million people in Chile have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus and more than half a million have received two doses, the Ministry of Health reported.
2021-03-07
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine
Iraq, Iran call for enhancing regional security
Baghdad, March 7 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani have called for enhancing security and stability of the region.
2021-03-07
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Chile reports highest daily Covid cases since June 2020
Santiago, March 6 (IANS) The Chilean Health Ministry reported 5,325 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the highest figure since June 2020, increasing the overall caseload to 845,450,
2021-03-06
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine
4 IS militants killed in airstrike in Iraq
Baghdad, March 4 (IANS) Four militants of the extremist Islamic State (IS) group were killed on Wednesday in an airstrike in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala, a provincial police source said.
2021-03-04
Category: International, Iraq,Terrorism
10 rockets hit Iraqi base housing US forces
Baghdad, March 3 (IANS) At least 10 rockets were fired on Wednesday at a military airbase housing US-led coalition forces in Iraq's Anbar province, security sources said.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Chile receives third shipment of Chinese vaccines
Santiago, Feb 26 (IANS) Chile received another shipment of anti-Covid-19 CoronaVac vaccines from Chinese pharmaceutical firm Sinovac, following two earlier batches that arrived on January 28 and 31.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine
Chile expects "herd immunity" against Covid-19 by midyear
Santiago, Feb 25 (IANS) Chile expects to have 80 per cent of its population vaccinated against the novel coronavirus disease by midyear, achieving so-called "herd immunity," Health Minister Enrique Paris said.
2021-02-25
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine
Rockets fired at US Embassy in Baghdad; no casualties
Baghdad, Feb 23 (IANS) At least three rockets have been fired at the US Embassy in the heavily fortified Green Zone in Iraq's capital Baghdad, the media reported citing security sources.
2021-02-23
Category: International, Iraq,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Chile vaccinates over 2.8m people against Covid-19
Santiago, Feb 21 (IANS) The Chilean government reported on Saturday that 2,827,091 people had been vaccinated against Covid-19 via the mass vaccination program that began on February 3.
2021-02-21
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine
IS attack kills 3 paramilitary members in Iraq
Baghdad, Feb 18 (IANS) Three paramilitary Hashd Shaabi members were killed and five others wounded in an attack by militants of extremist Islamic State (IS) group in Diyala province in Iraq, a security source said on Thursday.
2021-02-18
Category: International, Iraq,Terrorism
Chile vaccinates nearly 2.4mn people against Covid-19
Santiago, Feb 18 (IANS) Chile has vaccinated some 2.39 million people against Covid-19 two weeks after launching a mass vaccination campaign, the Health Ministry said.
2021-02-18
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine
Rocket attack on US base in Iraq kills 1, wounds 6
Baghdad, Feb 16 (IANS) A civilian contractor was killed and six others including a soldier were wounded in a rocket attack that targeted Erbil airport, which houses a US-led coalition military base, in the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan in northern Iraq, the US military said.
2021-02-16
Category: International, Iraq,Defence/Security
Iraq detects infections with new coronavirus variant
Baghdad, Feb 16 (IANS) Iraqi Minister of Health Hassan al-Tamimi said that the ministry detected cases of a new strain of coronavirus, while the ministry reported 2,798 new coronavirus cases in the country.
2021-02-16
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine
'Food delivery service booms in Iraq amid pandemic'
Baghdad, Feb 15 (IANS) During the Covid pandemic, food delivery service surged in Iraq.
2021-02-15
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Iraq reimposes stricter restrictions
Baghdad, Feb 14 (IANS) Iraqi authorities have approved a package of health restrictions, including reimposing partial and full curfew starting from later this week due to a resurgence of new Covid cases.
2021-02-14
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Iraq invites 52 countries to monitor elections
Baghdad, Feb 11 (IANS) Iraq's Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) has sent invitations to embassies of 52 countries to monitor the country's elections slated to take place on October 10, a poll official told the media.
2021-02-11
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Iraq reports 2,282 new Covid-19 cases, 634,539 in total
Baghdad, Feb 11 (IANS) The Iraqi Health Ministry reported on Wednesday 2,282 new Covid-19 cases, the highest daily record in 2021, bringing the tally to 634,539.
2021-02-11
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine
Iraq vows to recover all artefacts stolen after US-led invasion
Baghdad, Feb 10 (IANS) Iraqi authorities have pledged to recover all the ancient artefacts that were stolen after the US-led invasion in 2003, a local media report said citing a top official.
2021-02-10
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Iraq resumes transporting oil derivatives by train
Baghdad, Feb 8 (IANS) The Iraqi Republic Railway Company (IRR) announced that it has resumed limited transportation of oil derivatives from the country's central region to the south in an attempt to revive the railway sector.
2021-02-08
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
10 bodies found in Iraq's Mosul
Baghdad, Feb 4 (IANS) Authorities in Iraq's Nineveh said that 10 bodies, believed to be of Islamic State (IS) militants, were retrieved under the debris of devastated buildings in the provincial capital of Mosul.
2021-02-04
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Terrorism
Iraq warns of reimposing curfew
Baghdad, Feb 4 (IANS) Iraqi Health Minister Hassan al-Tamimi has warned that the health authorities might reimpose restrictions, including a nationwide curfew, if coronavirus cases continue to increase.
2021-02-04
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
23 bodies retrieved in Iraq's Mosul
Baghdad, Feb 2 (IANS) Authorities in Iraq's Nineveh said that 23 bodies, believed to be of Islamic State (IS) militants, were retrieved under the debris of devastated buildings in the provincial capital of Mosul.
2021-02-02
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Terrorism
Top Iraqi officials meet GCC chief in Baghdad
Baghdad, Feb 2 (IANS) Top Iraqi officials held meetings with Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf, Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), who is on an official visit to Baghdad, aimed at means to enhance bilateral relations in all fields.
2021-02-02
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Iraqi PM confirms killing of deputy IS leader
Baghdad, Jan 29 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has announced the killing of the deputy leader of Islamic State (IS) terror group during a security operation.
2021-01-29
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Terrorism
India juniors beat Chile seniors 2-1 in last match of tour
Santiago (Chile), Jan 25 (IANS) The Indian junior women's hockey team defeated Chile senior women's team 2-1 in their sixth and last match here at the Prince of Wales Country Club.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Iraq,Sports,Hockey
Iraqi security forces continue anti-IS operation
Baghdad, Jan 25 (IANS) Iraqi security forces have continued its latest operation to hunt down Islamic State (IS) militants from all across the country after 32 people were killed in the twin suicide bombings last week in Baghdad.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Terrorism
India juniors beat Chile seniors 2-0 in women's hockey
Santiago (Chile), Jan 24 (IANS) Maintaining their unbeaten streak during the tour of Chile, the Indian junior women's hockey team defeated Chile senior women's team 2-0 in their latest encounter. The two goals for India came in the last quarter through Sangita Kumari (48') and Sushma Kumari (56').
2021-01-24
Category: International, Iraq,Sports,Hockey
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2021-01-24
Category: International, Iraq,National
Two earthquakes jolt Chile
Santiago, Jan 24 (IANS) Two earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.9 on the Richter scale jolted Chile's Magallanes and Antarctica region, with no reported casualties or damages, but authorities issued a tsunami warning after the first temblor.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Iraq,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
3 rockets fired at Baghdad airport
Baghdad, Jan 23 (IANS) The Iraqi military said on Saturday that three rockets were fired at the Baghdad airport, just three days after the capital city witnessed two back-to-back suicide bombings.
2021-01-23
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Terrorism
Iraqi security forces launch new anti-IS operation
Baghdad, Jan 23 (IANS) Iraqi security forces have launched a new operation to hunt down Islamic State (IS) militants from all across the country after 32 people were killed in the twin suicide bombings in Baghdad earlier this week.
2021-01-23
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Terrorism
Baghdad security breach won't be repeated: Iraqi PM
Baghdad, Jan 23 (IANS) In the wake of the twin suicide bombings in Baghdad earlier this week, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi pledged that a security breach in the capital city "would not be repeated", stressing the need to urgently address the challenges facing by the country's intelligence services.
2021-01-23
Category: International, Iraq,Politics