Alahednews Alahednews Iraqi PM in Iran to Cement Ties in Blow to US Sanctions Iraqi PM is in Iran in a sign that Iraq is serious about maintaining close ties with Tehran despite US pressures. Nearly 100 People Dead in Iraq’s Worst Accident in Years Almost 100 people, mostly women and children, died as a ferry packed with families celebrating Kurdish New Year. Ayatollah Sistani Receives Iranian President Rouhani Rouhani met with the senior Iraqi cleric, Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Sistani on Wednesday in the holy city of Najaf. Rouhani from Baghdad: Daesh after Waging Religious, Sectarian Wars Rouhani said the reason behind promotion of Daesh by the enemies was fanning religious and sectarian wars among regional countries. Iran-Iraq Cooperation: Five MoUs on Trade, Healthcare and Oil Industry Iran and Iraq signed five memorandums of understanding for the expansion of bilateral cooperation. Rouhani’s Historic Visit to Iraq a Major Blow to Trump Rouhani’s Iraq trip was viewed by experts as Iran’s response to US President Donald Trump’s snap trip to the country in December. Iraqi President Opposes US Sanctions on Iran Iraqi President declared his country’s opposition to the US sanctions against Iran. Sayyed Sistani: Iraq Won’t Turn Into Launch Pad for Aggression against Others Sayyed Sistani warned that Iraq will not be a launch pad for aggression against others. Iraq to Adopt Bill Ending US, Foreign Adviser Presence in Country Iraqi lawmakers are mulling legislation to terminate the security agreement with the United States. Iraq: Trump Did Not Ask Permission to «Watch Iran» Iraqi President Salih said that the US did not ask Iraq’s permission for troops to “watch Iran”. Iraq Terrorist Attack Wounds 9 Iranian Pilgrims, 3 in Critical Condition Nine Iranian pilgrims had been wounded in a terrorist attack in Iraq. Zarif: Iran, Iraq Foiled US Moves to Sabotage Mutual Ties Zarif commended Iraq’s positive stance on the promotion of ties with Iran, saying the two countries managed to foil US bids to sabotage mutual rela The Iran-Iraq Ties Expanded in Defiance of US Pressures Top officials from Iran and Iraq discussed ways to boost cooperation between the two neighboring countries. Iraq: Car Bomb Blast Kills At Least One in Border Town of Al-Qaim A car bomb blast killed at least one person and injured more than a dozen the Iraqi town of al-Qaim on the Syrian border on Friday, according to a sta Pompeo Meets With Iraqi Leaders during Unannounced Stop in Baghdad US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unannounced visit to Iraq on Wednesday, meeting with the Iraqi prime minister, Kurdish officials and other g Bahrain’s Top Cleric Ayatollah Qassim in Najaf, Visits Ayatollah Sistani Iraqi cleric Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Sistani met with Bahrain’s top cleric Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim met on Friday in the Iraqi holy city of al Iraq Officially Denounces Trump Unannounced Visit to US Troops Iraqi political and resistance leaders condemned US President Donald Trump’s unannounced trip to Iraq as a violation of their country’s sovereig Iraq Marks First Anniversary of Victory Over Daesh Iraq on Monday celebrated the anniversary of its costly victory over Daesh [the Arabic acronym for terrorist ‘ISIS/ISIL’ group], which has lost vi Iraq: Military Kills 15 Daesh Terrorists in Salahuddin Province Iraqi forces killed 15 Daesh [the Arabic acronym for terrorist ‘ISIS/ISIL’ group] terrorists inside a tunnel during a search operation in the nort Iraq: 200+ Mass Graves of Daesh Victims Discovered, UN Says Over 200 mass graves containing thousands of victims of Daesh [the Arabic acronym for terrorist ‘ISIS/ISIL’ group] were unearthed in Iraq, accordi Arba’een March: Over Ten Million Unite in Holy Karbala to Honor Prophet’s Grandson Millions of pilgrims converged on Iraq’s holy city of Karbala to commemorate Arba’een, the 40th day since the martyrdom anniversary of Prophet Moh Iraq: New PM, Two-Thirds of Proposed Ministers Sworn In New Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi and almost two-thirds of his ministerial picks were sworn in on Wednesday. Iraq: Six Dead, 30 Wounded in a Car Bomb near Mosul At least six people lost their lives, including two soldiers, and 30 others sustained injuries in a car bomb blast in the northern Iraqi town of Qayya Iraq Ends Political Deadlock: President Salih Names Abdul Mahdi PM Iraq’s Parliament Tuesday elected as president Kurdish politician Barham Salih, who immediately named Adel Abdul Mahdi prime minister-designate. Deadlock Broken: Iraqi Parliament Elects Speaker Halbousi’s election marks the start of a 90-day process outlined in the constitution