Babylon Reports

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Iraqi angry protesters on Wednesday evening burned down the Iranian consulate in the southern city of Najaf. The staff managed to evacuate through a back door before the building was set on fire. The entire facility was set on fire by the protesters, the sources added, and a curfew was announced in the city.The security […]

Three simultaneous bomb explosions rocked the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Tuesday night, leaving five people dead, while more than a dozen were injured. Iraqi officials explained that the first explosion occurred in the southern neighborhood of Baiyaa, resulting in the killing of three people, and wounding of five others, while the second one was in […]

Iraqi Oil Minister Thamir Ghadhban announced on Monday that Erbil and Baghdad had reached an agreement on the oil and budget disputes. The federal government and the KRG agreed that Erbil would start submitting 250,000 barrels of oil to Baghdad daily from January 1, 2020. The deal came after several meetings between officials from the […]

The United States has imposed sanctions on Iran’s communications minister for his role in “widescale internet censorship”, a reference to a five-day-long nationwide shutdown meant to help stifle protests against fuel price hikes by Tehran. The sanctions imposed on Mohammad Javad Azari would block, or “freeze”, any of his property under US jurisdiction, the Department of the Treasury said in […]

As part of the efforts for reforms, 13 Iraqi ministers are said to be removed from their posts in the near future. MP Fazil Fatlawi pointed out that apart from the 13 ministers, several general directors and other officials will lose their positions as well in the upcoming parliamentary sessions, pointing that the replacements would […]

Tribal leaders in the Iraqi Shia holy city of Karbala refused on Wednesday an invitation by PM Adil Abdul Mahdi to meet him for talks on the current situation in the country. Abdul Mahdi reportedly invited the tribal leaders in hopes of giving him advice on the current evolving situation as the premier noted that […]

Iraqi protesters blocked the entrance to Khor al-Zubair commodities port in the southern province of Basra. “Unloading operations of commodities and goods which need to be transported by trucks have been completely halted,” a port official said. The port is used to export cargoes of gas condensates and receives refined oil product shipments, construction and […]

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed The United States threaten to sanction the Iraqi “corrupt individuals” without taking their rank into consideration. “We will not stand idle while the corrupt officials make the Iraqi people suffer,” Pompeo told reporters. “The United States will use our legal authority to sanction corrupt individuals that are stealing Iraqis’ […]

At least 26 Kurdish protesters in Iran were killed since the beginning of the massive protest in the country, Human Rights Organization reports say a total of 147 protesters were injured. Iranian Ministry of communication said that access to the internet was limited as part of the government’s policy to bring the growing protests under […]

Iraq reportedly closed two border crossings in south of the country at the request of neighboring Iran to block travelers from both countries amid of violent anti-government protests in both Iraq and Iran. The Iraqi Border Ports Commission said “The two crossings are still open to the movement of goods and trade while travelers could […]

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