Update news Iraq

Vietnam supports free, fair election in Iraq: Ambassador

Vietnam supports a free and fair election in Iraq, with the participation of people from all walks of life, including women and youths, Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the United Nations (UN), has affirmed.

Vietnam calls on int'l community to support Iraq

Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, head of the Vietnamese mission to the United Nations, on November 24 called on the international community to continue support for Iraq, which is facing deep-rooted economic, social and political challenges.

Vietnam calls for full respect to Iraq's political independence, sovereignty

A representative from the Vietnamese permanent mission to the UN has called for full respect to Iraq's political independence, unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity; 

Friendly tie with Iraq canceled amid COVID-19 fears

The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) have moved to cancel a proposed friendly between Vietnam and Iraq due to the ongoing fears surrounding the potential spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Go Dau Stadium to host Vietnam tie against Iraq

Situated in the southern province of Binh Duong, the Go Dau Stadium has been selected as the venue to host a friendly match between the Vietnamese national men’s football team and Iraq on March 26.

Vietnam to face Iraq in friendly in March

Vietnam will play Iraq in a friendly match ahead of their next 2022 World Cup qualifier match in March.

Vietnam Airlines reroutes flights amid Middle East unrest

Vietnam Airlines all flight routes between Vietnam and Europe to keep distance from areas that might be impacted by rising tensions in the Middle East for the safety of its passengers.


Suicide truck bomb kills about 100 in Iraq, mostly Iranian pilgrims

 A suicide truck bomb killed about 100 people, most of them Iranian Shi'ite pilgrims, at a petrol station in the city of Hilla 100 km (62 miles) south of Baghdad on Thursday,

Vietnam eyes stronger multifaceted cooperation with Venezuela, Iraq

 Vietnam and Venezuela attach great importance to their long-standing multifaceted cooperation and will do their utmost to strengthen the friendship between the two countries.

US: New government is 'milestone' for Iraq

 The US has hailed the announcement of a new government in Iraq ahead of a drive to organise an international coalition against Islamic State (IS).

US tried but failed to free US hostages in Syria

 A US secret military mission had "recently" tried but failed "to free a number of American hostages held in Syria", the Pentagon has revealed.

VN backs efforts to stabilise Iraq

 VN backs efforts to stabilise Iraq; Egypt, Vietnam step up party cooperation; Congratulations on Afghanistan’s Independence Day

Iraq: US sends more military advisers to Kurdistan

 The US has sent 130 more military advisors to the Kurdish region of northern Iraq, Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel says.

Iraq conflict sparks oil price rise

 Oil prices have risen to a nine-month high amid concerns that developments in Iraq may affect global supplies.

24 killed, 87 wounded in violent attacks in Iraq

At least 24 people were killed and 87 others wounded in violent attacks across Iraq on Thursday, police said.

US renews vow to help Iraq combat terror attacks

 The United States vowed to help Iraq combat terror groups as mounting attacks claimed more lives ahead of talks between Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and President Barack Obama.

Iraq blasts kill 20 as year's death toll passes 5,000

 Bombings in Iraq killed 20 people Sunday and brought the year's toll to more than 5,000 dead in a surge in violence that authorities have failed to curb, officials said.

30 killed, 43 wounded in attacks in Iraq

 At least 30 people were killed and 43 others wounded in separate attacks in northern and central Iraq on Thursday, police said.

Bombings, shootings kill 45, wound 113 in Iraq

 Up to 45 people were killed and 113 wounded in separate bombings and shootings across Iraq on Sunday, amid growing tension that threatens to bring the country back to sectarian strife.

At least 62 killed, 139 wounded in wave of attacks across Iraq

 At least 62 people were killed and 139 others wounded in a wave of violent attacks across Iraq on Thursday, police sources said.