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US Secretary of State makes an unannounced Iraq visit

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SHAFAQNA- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday met with Iraqi leaders in an unannounced Iraq visit as part of his tour to the Middle East. Mike Pompeo traveled on Wednesday first to Baghdad, where he met with Iraqi Prime Minister…

Iraq-Turkey ties going in positive direction

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SHAFAQNA- Iraqi President Barham Salih's visit to Ankara is expected to bolster bilateral relations and displayed their strong determination to deepen relations. On Friday, a statement by the Iraqi  presidency office said  Barham Salih…

Muslim Politicians post New Years wishes

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SHAFAQNA- Scores of Muslim politicians took to Twitter to wish everyone a Happy New Year. Rashida Tlaib is one of two Muslim women who will be serving in the U.S congress for the next two years. She had tweeted  “I wish you the love you…

Barham Salih re-opens Baghdad Telecommunications Tower

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SHAFAQNA- President Barham Salih officially re-opens the Baghdad Telecommunications Tower. President Barham Salih asserted "the opening of the Baghdad Tower is a message to our people and all our citizens that Iraq is on its way to progress,…

After Bashir, Iraqi President Salih to visit Syria

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SHAFAQNA- Iraqi President Barham Salih  will make an official visit to Damascus, in his first visit to Syria since the start of the Syrian civil war back in 2011. An Iraqi diplomatic source told the Arabic service of Russia’s Sputnik news…

Iraqi President met Pope Francis at Vatican

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SHAFAQNA- Iraqi President Barham Salih met with the head of the Roman Catholic Church Pope Francis at the Vatican on Saturday. An official reception was held to His Excellency at the Apostolic Palace, where His Holiness Pope Francis was on…

Expert: New Iraqi government wants to provide a new definition of its regional relations

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SHAFAQNA- "The tensions in the region or other international issues can not affect the relations between the two countries of Iran and Iraq, because political links and wills expand these influential relations," Siamak Kakaei , an expert on…

Iran Supreme Leader: Unity way to confront Iraq enemies

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SHAFAQNA- Unity among Arab, Kurd, Shia and Sunni is the way to confront Iraq's enemies, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution said on Saturday. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei made the remarks in a meeting with the newly-elected…

Barham Salih in Iran: one step forward to strengthen Tehran-Baghdad political and economic relations

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SHAFAQNA- Tehran and Baghdad had agreed to create a free trade zone, the Iranian President Rouhani said at a meeting of high-ranking delegations of Iran and Iraq on Saturday. About Barham Salih visit to Tehran and talks between Iranian and…

Iraq president says talks continuing with U.S. over Iran sanctions

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SHAFAQNA- Talk with Washington over anti-Iran sanctions were continuing and Iraq’s  special conditions should be taken into consideration, Iraqi president told a press conference in Kuwait. Iraq is not to act as a mediator between Iran…

New Iraqi government to safeguard unity and safety

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SHAFAQNA- Barham Salih Iraq’s new president has chosen veteran Shia politician Adel Abdul Mahdi as prime minister-designate to form a new government nearly five months after national elections were held. Barham Salih, the Kurdish moderate…

New Heads of Iraq state +Photos

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SHAFAQNA- Iraq's Parliment has elected Kurdish politician Barham Salih as the country's new president and Salih has named  Shia politician Adel Abdul Mahdi as Prime Minister. After several postponements Iraqi parliament held session tonight…