Iraq Current Affairs, GK & News

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 ..

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Iraq new Prime Minister: Mustafa Al Kadhimi

Mustafa Al Kadhimi was chosen as the first Iraq Prime Minister after Adel Abdul Mahdi resigned in November 2019. On May 7, 2020, Iraq parliament voted to choose Mustafa Kadhimi as the new prime minister of Iraq. Highlights In November 2019, Adel Abdul Mahdi resigned due to massive anti-governmental protests. Since then, it is Mustafa ..

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Vandhe Bharat Mission: The Biggest Evacuation Exercise begins

On May 7, 2020, the Government of India is to begin “Vandhe Bharat Mission”. The mission is considered as one of the biggest evacuation exercise. Highlights The Vandhe Bharat Mission aims at bringing stranded Indians from all over the world. More than 14,800 Indians are stranded abroad. The mission also aims at operating non-scheduled commercial ..

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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 ..

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30 Years Egypt Ruler Mohammed Hosni Mubarak passes away

On February 25, 2020, the Egypt ruler Mohammed Hosni Mubarak died at the age of 91. He was severely ill in the last months of his life. He served as the President of Egypt between 1981 and 2011. Initially he served as an air force officer. It is to be noted that he undertook training ..

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