Iraq: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Iran-Iraq Bilateral Trade to be increased to $20 Billion

Iran and Iraq are interesting in increasing the bilateral trade value between them to $20 billion in the near future. The two countries are also going to implement all the earlier agreements in this regard, particularly connecting the Iranian Shalamcheh to the Iraqi Basra City via railway. Both the countries are also going to cooperate ..

Adnan al-Zurfi appointed as Iraq’s new prime minister-designate

The President of Iraq Barham Salih has appointed Adnan al-Zurfi as the country’s new prime minister-designate. This announcement has been provided amidst the months-long political crisis prevalent in Iraq. Within 30 days, Al-Zurfi has to form his cabinet which shall be put to a vote of confidence in Iraq’s Parliament. Al-Zurfi would replace caretaker Prime ..

Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi becomes Iraq’s new Prime Minister

After several months of protests, Iraq has named Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi as its next Prime Minister. The Iraq President Barham Salih has appointed the former Minister of Communications as the next Prime Minister. Mohammed Allawi was appointed as the head as the previous Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi resigned in last November, after mass demonstrations ..

Pakistan Foreign Minister to US for Resolving Tensions in the Middle East

For de-escalating and resolving tensions between Washington and Tehran, a neighbor of Iran, Pakistan is trying to insert itself on a mediating role as its Foreign Minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi will be on a two-day visit to the United States starting on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. New York is said to be the first stop ..

Iran strikes two Iraqi bases hosting US troops

More than a dozen missiles were launched by Iran at Ain al-Asad military base of Iraq and also targeted the Erbil facility on early hours of Wednesday, January 08, 2020, both locations in Iraq have been hosting the United States and its Coalition Forces. This is the first reported retaliation from Iran in response to ..