Iraq

Death toll in Iranian attacks on Iraqi Kurdistan rises to 14
Iraq, Iran

Death toll in Iranian attacks on Iraqi Kurdistan rises to 14

The death toll in Iran's attacks in Iraqi Kurdistan on Wednesday rose to 14 and another 59 people were injured, sources from the Iraqi Kurdish authorities said today. A source at the Ministry of Health of the Iraqi Kurdish regional government told Efe news agency, on condition of anonymity, that among the victims of the series of attacks carried out by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards are women and children. The attacks would have occurred, according to the same source, due to support for the demonstrations taking place in Iran over the death of the young Mahsa Amini, after being detained by the Iranian morality police on September 13, in Tehran. The young woman died on 16 September in hospital, the date on which protests began in Iran. Iraqi Kurdish authorities had advanced on Wednes...
Iraq asks Turkey to release more water into its rivers
Iraq

Iraq asks Turkey to release more water into its rivers

Iraq today asked neighboring Turkey to release more water into the Tigris and Euphrates, rivers that flow through the two countries in drought, which are often at loggerheads over the management of water resources. Baghdad regularly complains about dams built upstream by its neighbors, claiming they reduce the flow of rivers when they reach Iraq. International authorities present Iraq as one of the five countries most vulnerable to the effects of climate change and desertification. Today, the Iraqi Minister of Water Resources, Mehdi al-Hamdani, spoke via videoconference with a special representative of Turkish President Veysel Eroglu. The two officials discussed "the amount of water that reaches Iraq through the Tigris and Euphrates rivers", whose sources are located in Turkey, accor...