Iraq News

25 killed, 125 injured in Iraq violence

Baghdad, Feb 18 (IANS) Up to 21 people were killed and 125 wounded in a series of bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad Sunday, while four others were killed during a gunfire attack in Mosul city.

15 killed in Baghdad bombings

Baghdad, Feb 17 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed and some 80 others wounded in a series of car bomb explosions in eastern Baghdad Sunday, Xinhus reported.

Nadal makes winning return with doubles

Santiago, Feb 6 (IANS) Tennis former world No. 1 Rafael Nadal made a winning return to the circuit after being out for more than seven months due to a left knee injury.

French journalist detained in Iraq

Baghdad, Jan 31 (IANS) A French journalist has been held here in the Iraqi capital for taking pictures without prior permission, Xinhua reported Thursday.

Mexico, Brazil eye strategic alliances in oil industry

Santiago, Jan 28 (IANS/EFE) Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff discussed forging strategic alliances between oil giants Pemex and Petrobras during a meeting at the CELAC-EU summit in Chile.

17 killed, 133 injured in Iraq bomb attacks

Baghdad, Jan 16 (IANS) At least 17 people were killed and 133 wounded in two bomb attacks that targetted offices of Kurdish parties in Iraq Wednesday, the police said.

31 killed in blasts, attacks in Iraq

Baghdad, Jan 16 (IANS) At least 31 people were killed and more than 250 others wounded in bombings and shootings across Iraq Wednesday, Xinhua reported.

Iraqi minister escapes assassination attempt

Baghdad, Jan 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iraqi Finance Minister Rafi al-Issawi, locked in a dispute with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, has survived an apparent assassination attempt, Al Jazeera reported.

Qatari wins Day 6 of Dakar Rally

Santiago, Jan 11 (IANS) Qatari auto racer Prince Nasser Al Attiyah, behind the wheel of a Buggy, won Day 6 of the legendary Dakar Rally.

Two dead, seven injured in Dakar Rally taxi crash

Santiago, Jan 11 (IANS) A deadly accident killed two people and injured seven at the Dakar Rally as a race support vehicle collided with a taxi near the border between Chile and Peru.

Ailing Iraqi president to be taken to Germany

Baghdad, Dec 19 (IANS) Iraqi President Jalal Talabani who was admitted to a Baghdad hospital Monday, following a brain stroke, will be transferred to Germany for further treatment, Xinhua reported. His condition was stable Wednesday.

Iraqi president's death denied

Baghdad, Dec 18 (IANS) The Iraqi presidency Tuesday denied reports stating that President Jalal Talabani has died at a hospital in the capital city of Baghdad. His condition remains stable, a state-run TV channel reported.

Iraqi president dies at 79

Baghdad, Dec 18 (IANS) Iraqi President Jalal Talabani died Tuesday after being admitted to a Baghdad hospital following a brain stroke. He was 79.

Nine killed in Iraq violence

Baghdad, Dec 13 (IANS) At least nine people, including an intelligence officer, were killed and seven injured in bomb and gunfire attacks targeting security personnel in Iraq Wednesday, Xinhua reported.

UN panel forecasts stronger growth in Latin America

Santiago, Dec 12 (IANS/EFE) The Latin American economy will close 2012 with growth of 3.1 percent, down from 4.3 percent last year, but it will experience a rebound next year to 3.8 percent, the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) said Tuesday.

Iraq sentences seven to death

Baghdad, Dec 11 (IANS) A court in Iraq Tuesday sentenced seven people to death for their involvement in killing 22 Shia Muslims in 2011, Xinhua reported.

Three Chinese fishermen die in bid to reach Chilean coast

Santiago, Dec 4 (IANS/EFE) Three Chinese citizens died after jumping into the sea from a fishing boat in the Strait of Magellan in an apparent attempt to reach the Chilean coast and seek asylum.

42 die, over 130 wounded in Iraq bombings

Baghdad, Nov 29 (IANS) A wave of bomb attacks targeting Shia Muslim pilgrims across Iraq Thursday killed at least 42 people and wounded 133, Xinhua reported.

23 dead, over 80 wounded in Iraq bombings

Baghdad, Nov 29 (IANS) At least 23 people were killed and more than 80 wounded Thursday in two bombings that targeted Shia Muslim pilgrims in Iraq, Xinhua reported.

Seven family members shot dead in Iraq

Baghdad, Nov 28 (IANS) Seven members of a family were shot in a town near Baghdad Wednesday, while six others were injured in two blasts in the Iraqi capital, Xinhua reported.

19 killed in Iraq car bombing

Baghdad, Nov 28 (IANS) At least 19 people were killed and 72 injured in Iraq after three car bomb explosions occurred near different Shiite religious sites in the capital city of Baghdad Tuesday, said police.

Chilean coach Borghi fired after friendly loss

Santiago (Chile), Nov 15 (IANS) Claudio Borghi, coach of Chilean national football team, was fired after his team lost 1-3 to Serbia in an international friendly played in St Gallen, Switzerland.

Recount overturns Allende granddaughter's mayoral win

Santiago, Nov 14 (IANS/EFE) Maya Fernandez, a granddaughter of slain Chilean President Salvador Allende, saw her hopes of becoming mayor of the capital district of Nunoa dashed when a recount showed that she lost the Oct 28 election by a mere 30 votes.

Iraq to renegotiate $4.2 bn arms deal with Russia

Baghdad, Nov 13 (IANS) Iraq will renegotiate the $4.2- billion arms deal which it initially agreed upon with Russia as allegations of bribe being paid for it have emerged, Xinhua reported Monday.

14 hurt in fight at Chilean prison

Santiago, Nov 5 (IANS/EFE) A fight at a prison has left 14 inmates injured, Chilean officials said.

Iraq's Al Qaeda claims responsibility for deadly Eid attacks

Baghdad, Oct 29 (IANS) An Al Qaeda group in Iraq on Monday claimed responsibility for a series of deadly bomb and gunfire attacks across Iraq during the Eid al-Adha holiday, reported Xinhua.

Iraq expects increase in oil production

Baghdad, Oct 10 (IANS) Iraq's oil production will increase by about six million barrels per day (bpd) by 2015 from its current production of 3.4 million bpd, the Iraqi oil minister said Wednesday.

Twin roadside bombings kill 11 in Baghdad

Baghdad, Oct 20 (IANS) Eleven people were killed and 50 others wounded in two successive roadside bombings in Baghdad Saturday afternoon, reported Xinhua citing an interior ministry source.

Seven people killed in attacks across Iraq

Baghdad, Oct 24 (IANS) Seven people were killed and 13 wounded in separate bomb and gunfire attacks mainly targeting the security forces in central and northern Iraq Wednesday, reported Xinhua citing police.

Iraq wants to buy Czech trainer jets

Baghdad, Oct 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Iraqi government has said that it intends to buy Czech-made advanced trainer/light-attack jets.

Iraq executes 23 prisoners

Baghdad, Oct 8 (IANS) Iraq has executed 23 convicted prisoners in the past five days, six of which were carried out Monday, the government said.

Jose Luis Perales performs in Chile

Santiago, Oct 8 (IANS/EFE) Spanish singer-songwriter Jose Luis Perales, who has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, delighted thousands of his Chilean fans who, despite the cold and rain, jammed the venue where he performed.

Latin American economy growing more slowly: UN panel

Santiago, Oct 3 (IANS/EFE) The economy of Latin America and the Caribbean will grow 3.2 percent this year, less than the 3.7 percent projected in June, a UN panel said in a report released here Tuesday.

Chile revokes award of lithium concession

Santiago, Oct 3 (IANS/EFE) The Chilean government revoked the concession awarded to Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile to exploit substantial reserves of lithium in the Andean nation's northern region, acknowledging problems with the tender process.

Over 200 inmates flee Iraqi jail, five policemen killed

Baghdad, Sep 28 (IANS) More than 200 prisoners escaped from an Iraqi jail housing Al Qaeda men after dozens of inmates seized weapons from guards Thursday and killed five policemen, said security officials.

Soccer hooliganism turns deadly in Chile

Santiago, Oct 2 (IANS/EFE) One man was killed and another badly wounded in a shooting attributed by Chilean police to a feud between rival factions of fans of the Colo Colo soccer club.

Iraq rejects Turkish forces' presence on its land

Baghdad, Oct 2 (IANS) The Iraq government Tuesday declined foreign forces' presence on its land and called for cancelling treaties permitting foreign forces from entering the country, Xinhua reported.

34 killed, 85 injured in Iraq violence

Baghdad, Sep 30 (IANS) At least 34 people were killed and 85 injured in a wave of gunfire and bomb attacks, including 12 car bombs, across Iraqi cities and towns Sunday.

Chile awards lithium concession to homegrown giant

Santiago, Sep 25 (IANS/EFE) Chilean company Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM), one of the world's leading lithium producers, won a concession to exploit substantial reserves of the metal in the Andean nation's northern region, officials said Monday.

Chilean judge mulls exhuming Pablo Neruda's body

Santiago, Sep 25 (IANS/EFE) The judge investigating the death of poet Pablo Neruda Monday directed experts to prepare new reports to help him determine whether to allow the body of the Nobel laureate, who died 39 years ago, to be exhumed.

Three bids submitted to develop Chilean lithium

Santiago, Sep 15 (IANS/EFE) Chile's government said Friday that three companies have submitted bids to develop lithium reserves in the country's northern region.

52 killed in series of attacks across Iraq

Baghdad, Sep 9 (IANS) A series of bombs and gunfire attacks across Iraq Sunday left some 52 Iraqis dead and more than 200 others injured, in what appeared to be an attempt by insurgent groups to destabilise the country and undermine confidence in the Iraqi government.

Iraqi court sentences fugitive vice president to death

Baghdad, Sep 9 (IANS) An Iraqi court Sunday sentenced fugitive Sunni Vice President Tariq Al Hashimi and his aide to death in absentia over terror charges, official television reported.

Two Shia clerics killed in Iraq drive-by shooting

Baghdad, Aug 31 (IANS) Two Shia clerics were gunned down by unidentified gunmen in a drive-by shooting in Baghdad Friday, a police source said.

Five Iraqi soldiers killed in separate attacks

Baghdad, Sep 4 (IANS) Two Iraqi army officers and three soldiers were killed and three other people wounded in separate attacks in northern and eastern Iraq on Tuesday, police said.

Tens of thousands march in Chile for better schools

Santiago, Aug 29 (IANS/EFE) Tens of thousands of students and their supporters packed the streets of this capital Tuesday for a march to demand improvements to Chile's poorly funded public education system.

6 killed in Iraq violence

Baghdad, Aug 25 (IANS) A total of six people including a local official were killed and five others injured Saturday in separate gun and bomb attacks in Iraq, police said.

Seven killed in Iraq violence

Baghdad, Aug 8 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and four injured Tuesday in separate gunfire and bomb attacks in central and northern Iraq, police said.

Seven killed in Iraq attacks

Baghdad, Aug 6 (IANS) At least seven people were killed in gunfire and bomb attacks in northern and central Iraq, the police said Sunday.

12 killed in Baghdad bombings

Baghdad, July 31 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed and 27 injured in two car bombing attacks in Iraq's capital city of Baghdad Tuesday, an interior ministry source said.


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