It is the first time Iraq hosts the regional competition since 1979, the same year Saddam Hussein seized power in Baghdad.
The announcement of the upcoming deployment by CENTCOM chief Michael Kurilla comes after Israel and the United States blamed Iran for a drone strike off the coast of Oman this week.
Pacific Zircon was "hit by a projectile approximately 150 miles off the coast of Oman," says shipping firm that operates the vessel, owned by Israeli billionaire Idan Ofer and bound for Buenos Aires.
The energy ministry in Oman says that the decision by OPEC to cut oil production by 2 million barrels per day was necessary to reassure the market and stabilise it.
Iran's state news agency said the deal was reached when the Iranian oil minister paid a visit to Oman ahead of President Raisi's visit to the Gulf Arab state.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Anoosheh Ashoori were released as major powers in Vienna close in on renewing the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
Across the Muslim world, public health and safety standards are extremely low, and this has to be addressed at both the grassroots and government levels.
The US kicks off the IMX drill with 60 nations including Israel and countries that do not have formal diplomatic relations with Tel Aviv: Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Oman and Yemen.
The United Nations has warned that hunger across the Arab world has increased by 91.1 percent over the past two decades.
In an effort to increase its post-Brexit geopolitical clout, London is strengthening its relations with states accused of gross human abuses.
Saudi leadership is seeking ways to work with its Gulf Arab allies and prepare for scenarios involving Iran, the nuclear deal, and the most delicate regional issues pitting Riyadh and Tehran against each other.
The visit will help lay the groundwork for further joint economic and strategic agreements between the two countries.
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