Gulf Times - Iraq
Iraq moves to ban online game PUBG for 'inciting violence'

Iraq moves to ban online game PUBG for 'inciting violence'

Iraq's parliament on Wednesday voted unanimously to ban the popular but brutal online game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds for ‘inciting violence’ in the war-torn country.

Syria Kurds return 25 Yazidis freed from IS to Iraq

Syria Kurds return 25 Yazidis freed from IS to Iraq

Syrian Kurds on Saturday repatriated 25 women and children from Iraq's Yazidi minority after freeing them during the final push against the Islamic State group, a local official said.

Iran leader urges Iraq to demand US withdraw troops

Iran leader urges Iraq to demand US withdraw troops

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called on Iraq to demand US troops leave "as soon as possible", warning that Washington is plotting to remove the Iraqi government.

Iraq resumes southern oil exports after stoppage

Iraq resumes southern oil exports after stoppage

Iraq's southern oil exports have resumed after a stoppage caused by bad weather, with tankers loading as usual, oil officials said on Wednesday.

Iraqi parliament sacks governor after deadly ferry sinking

Iraqi parliament sacks governor after deadly ferry sinking

The Iraqi parliament on Sunday voted to sack a provincial governor over alleged corruption and negligence, days after a ferry boat sank near the northern city of Mosul, killing more than 100 people.

At least 71 people killed in ferry sinking in northern Iraq

At least 71 people killed in ferry sinking in northern Iraq

At least 71 people died Thursday in northern Iraq when the ferry boat they were on sank, a security official said, as rescue operations were ongoing in the Tigris River's fast-flowing waters.

Iraqi companies urged to set up industrial projects in Qatar

Iraqi companies urged to set up industrial projects in Qatar

HE the Minister of Commerce and Industry Ali bin Ahmed al-Kuwari has urged Iraqi companies to set up industrial projects in various sectors in Qatar, particularly in food and pharmaceuticals.

Turkey says two of its soldiers killed, eight wounded in northern Iraq

Turkey says two of its soldiers killed, eight wounded in northern Iraq

Two Turkish soldiers were killed and eight others were wounded on Saturday in a clash during operations into northern Iraq, Turkey's defence ministry said.

Iran's Rouhani arrives in Iraq on first official visit

Iran's Rouhani arrives in Iraq on first official visit

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Iraq on Monday for his first official visit, state television said, as Baghdad is under pressure from Washington to limit ties with its neighbour.

Yazidis freed from Islamic State captivity in Syria, returned to Iraq

Yazidis freed from Islamic State captivity in Syria, returned to Iraq

A group of Yazidi women and children returned to Iraq from Syria on Friday after more than four years in Islamic State captivity.

Ministers discuss Qatar-Iraq educational cooperation

Ministers discuss Qatar-Iraq educational cooperation

HE the Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Mohammed bin Abdul Wahed Al Hammadi met on Monday with the Republic of Iraq's Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Dr Qusai Al Suhail and his accompanying delegation currently visiting the country.

To fight off unemployment, Iraqi youth plant start-up seeds

To fight off unemployment, Iraqi youth plant start-up seeds

Stuck between an endless waitlist for a government job and a frail private sector, Iraqi entrepreneurs are taking on staggering unemployment by establishing their own start-ups.