• 18 July, 2024
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THE SPIRALLING CRISIS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND ITS IMPACT ON INDIAN GEOPOLITICS

The oft repeated idiom which we hear today that, “This is not an Era of War”, seems to have become irrelevant in the context of the overall war scenario in…

By Maj Gen (Dr) Rajan Kochhar (Retd)

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards shell militant bases north of Iraq’s Erbil – state media

DUBAI (Reuters) -Iran's Revolutionary Guards artillery fire hit an area north of the Iraqi Kurdish capital of Erbil on Wednesday, targeting what Iranian state television described as terrorist bases. Iraqi…

Iraq signs contracts with U.S and France to import advanced weapons -state news agency

(Reuters) - Iraq's Ministry of Defence signed contracts with the United States and France to import advanced weapons and strengthen artillery, the state news agency (INA) reported on Sunday citing…

Turkey summons Iraqi envoy over its military operation in northern Iraq

(Reuters) - The Turkish foreign ministry has summoned the Iraqi charge d'affaires to convey discomfort with statements by Iraqi authorities about a Turkish military operation against Kurdish militants in northern…

Forces at Iraqi base hosting U.S. troops shoot down drone

RAMADI, Iraq (Reuters) -Forces at Iraq's Ain al-Asad air base, which hosts U.S. troops, intercepted and shot down a drone while it was hovering near the base early on Friday,…

U.S. working to help Iraq get missile defense capabilities – Sullivan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan on Sunday condemned Iran's ballistic missile attack on Iraq's northern Kurdish regional capital of Erbil, and said Washington was working to help…

Iraq pays last chunk of $52.4 billion Gulf War reparations – UN

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Iraq has completed payment of $52.4 billion to compensate individuals, companies and governments who proved damages due to its 1990 invasion and occupation of…

Islamic State likely to pick battle-hardened Iraqi as next leader

The next leader of Islamic State is likely to be from a close circle of battle-hardened Iraqi jihadists who emerged in the aftermath of the 2003 U.S. invasion, two Iraqi…

By PTI and Chanakya Forum

Turkish warplanes attack Kurdish fighters in Iraq, Syria

By Daren Butler ISTANBUL (Reuters) -Dozens of Turkish warplanes and drones have attacked Kurdish militant training camps, shelters and ammunition storage areas in northern areas of Iraq and Syria, Turkey's…

Iraq was top target of China’s Belt & Road in 2021- study

(Reuters) - Iraq was the top target for China's Belt & Road infrastructure initiative in 2021, receiving $10.5 billion in financing for projects including a heavy oil power plant, a…

Islamic State prison break repelled by Kurdish-led forces in Syria

HASAKA, Syria (Reuters) -Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces repelled an Islamic State attack on a prison to break out inmates with the support of air strikes by a U.S.-led coalition, officials…

Rockets fired at U.S. embassy in Baghdad hurt Iraqi woman, child -military

BAGHDAD (Reuters) -A rocket attack directed against the U.S. embassy in Baghdad resulted in a child and a woman being wounded, the Iraqi military said in a statement, a rare…