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Iraqis who fled Fallujah with their families carry blankets and mattresses distributed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). (AFP/File)
May 29, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
Iraqi forces have encircled Fallujah as part of a massive military operation to liberate the central city from the grip of the Daesh group.
An Iraqi man walks past a poster bearing the portraits of the victims at a cafe, that was popular with local fans of Spain's Real Madrid football club, in the Balad area, north of the capital Baghdad, on May 14, 2016, a day after a deadly raid claimed by Islamic State group militants. At least 16 people were killed and 30 wounded, including several members of the security forces, in the attack in the town of Balad and the ensuing chase, officials said.
AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
May 29, 2016 - 15:57 GMT
After 16 members of the Liga giants' supporters club lost their lives in an attack in Iraq, the club president was keen to honour their support after beating Atletico Madrid
The dictator's image mysteriously appeared overnight
May 29, 2016 - 15:23 GMT
The dictator's image mysteriously appeared overnight
Popular Mobilization Units celebrate with a Daesh flag they retrieved (Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images)
May 28, 2016 - 16:59 GMT
Majority of voters in a poll posted by the Al Jazeera journalist on Twitter support Daesh over Shia militias
Despite plans before the operation for safe corridors, few civilians have managed to flee the Fallujah battle in recent days. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
May 28, 2016 - 09:40 GMT
At least 50,000 civilians are thought to be still inside the city, which is around 65 kilometres west of Baghdad.
Iraqi government forces advance near al-Sejar village, north-east of Fallujah, as smoke billows in the background on May 26, 2016, as they take part in a major assault to retake the city from the Islamic State (IS) group. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
May 27, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
Tens of thousands of civilians are still trapped inside Fallujah, caught between Daesh and airstrikes by Iraqi forces.
An Iraqi boy looks on as supporters of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr attend Friday prayers in Baghdad's Sadr City. (AFP/File)
May 27, 2016 - 14:38 GMT
Iraqis ignored prime minister Abada's call to refrain from protesting as the military battles Daesh in Fallujah
Iraqi government forces fire a rocket near al-Sejar village, north-east of Fallujah, on May 26, 2016, as they take part in a major assault to retake the city from Daesh. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
May 27, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
About 50,000 civilians are believed to be trapped inside the city as Iraqi forces work to push out Daesh.
Last year, Iraq secured $1.7 billion in loans from the World Bank and $833 million from the IMF. (YouTube)
May 26, 2016 - 12:24 GMT
Following the IMF's decision to grant Iraq with a $5.4B standby loan, news of the IsDB loan will offer some respite to the country's $20.5B deficit.
Jordan used to receive around 10,000 barrels per day of crude oil from Iraq before Daesh militants controlled several parts in western Iraq, causing a complete halt to shipments. (Shutterstock)
May 26, 2016 - 10:39 GMT
Baghdad recently announced route changes to the highly-anticipated pipeline in order to expedite construction of the $15B project.
Smokes rises from the city of Raqqa after a US-backed airstrike. (AFP/File)
May 26, 2016 - 07:30 GMT
Arab and Kurdish forces recaptured two villages from Daesh control north of Raqqa.
The film is the story of a young newlywed Palestinian school teacher who is jailed in a top-security Israeli prison where she eventually gives birth. (TIFF)
May 26, 2016 - 06:24 GMT
After success in film festivals in Luxor, Berlin, Palm Springs, and Toronto, Mai Masri's film will now hit screens in Iraq and Tunisia.
Daesh militants drive through the streets of Raqqa. (AFP/File)
May 25, 2016 - 11:15 GMT
Daesh militants are embedded in civilian buildings in Raqqa, making it difficult for Iraqi forces to target them without massive civilian casualties.
Iraqi pro-government forces advance towards the city of Fallujah on May 23, 2016, as part of a major assault to retake the city from Daesh. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
May 24, 2016 - 09:30 GMT
A day into the offensive, Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi said the operations were progressing 'successfully.'
Iraqi soldiers on the outskirts of Fallujah. (AFP/File)
May 23, 2016 - 06:30 GMT
The Iraqi coalition is helping civilians exit Fallujah or mark their homes before an impending invasion to liberate the town.
Jordan used to export 180,000-200,000 tonnes of fruit and vegetables to Iraq each year but were forced to export via Kuwait after the border crossing was closed. (File photo)
May 22, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
The Karama-Turaibil border crossing between Jordan and Iraq is expected t re-open in less than two weeks after nearly a year of closure.