Iraq: Health minister steps down amid investigation into deadly fire at Baghdad hospital

Iraqi Health minister Hassan al-Tamimi resigned Tuesday following his suspension in the wake of last month’s deadly fire which killed 130 people, including Covid-19 patients in a hospital in capital Baghdad. Al-Tamimi, reports say, submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Read more

Iraq awards Alstom-led consortium Baghdad metro project

French rail transport and sustainable mobility giant Alstom in partnership with Hyundai Engineering will build the Iraqi capital Bagdad metro project known as Baghdad Elevated Train (BET) project, Trade Arabia reports. The duo landed the contact during the official visit Read more

Iraqi PM vows to protect Iran’s sovereignty during maiden international trip

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi Tuesday pledged to protect Iran’s sovereignty as he made his first foreign visit to the Islamic Republic. The US ally met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in capital Teheran. The Iranian leader according to the Read more