Iraq: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

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 ..

US Targeting 52 Iranian Sites: US President

The United States of America President, Donald Trump has warned Iran after fears of major conflagration near the entire Persian Gulf region prompted following the US assassination of Iranian Quds Force General Qasem Soleimani, that if the Islamic republic attacks American personnel or assets then the US has identified 52 sites in Iran and ‘WILL ..

World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report

The World Economic Forum, Global Gender Gap index was designed and first published in 2006 to measure gender equality by collecting data based on gender gap between women and men in four key areas: education, economy, health, and politics from countries around the world. The 2019 Global Gender gap index was released on Monday, December ..

2018 Report on International Religious Freedom

The 2018 Report on International Religious freedom has been released by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. The report makes the following observations: Religious freedom conditions continued to deteriorate in countries across the globe in 2017 It cites ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in Burma, the persecution of Tibetan Buddhists in China, the ..

Strait of Homruz: The Artery of Oil

Recently two tankers were targeted in suspected attacks near the strategic Strait of Hormuz which is a vital waterway for global oil shipments. Strait of Hormuz The Strait of Hormuz is a strait between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. It provides for the only sea passage from the Persian Gulf to the ..