by crainsnewyork 03/01/2021
BAGHDAD: A civilian contractor with the US-led coalition in Iraq died of a heart attack during a rocket attack on a western base on Wednesday, Iraqi and Western security sources said. At least 10 rockets hit the sprawling Ain al-Assad air base in Anbar province , which hosts United States, coalition and Iraqi forces. The sources could not confirm the contractor's nationality.
By John Lee.
Iraq began Covid-19 (coronavirus) vaccinations on Tuesday, immediately following receipt of its first shipment of vaccines from China's Sinopharm .
According to a government statement, the first to be vaccinated are healthcare workers.
(Source: Govt of Iraq)
ROME: In the run up to the pope’s visit to Iraq on March 5-8, a Vatican foundation has announced a new program worth €1.5 million ($1.8 million) to support young Christians living in the country. Aid to the Church in Need (ACS) will fund scholarships for 150 students of the Catholic University of Erbil for the next four years. It is the only Catholic university in Iraq, and 54