In October last year, Iraq started a massive US-backed campaign to recapture Mosul from Daesh. (AFP/File)
February 19, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
"Our main mission is to free man before we free land."
Iraqi forces have driven Daesh militants from most of eastern Mosul as part of a wide-ranging offensive launched last October to retake the city. (AFP/File)
February 19, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Last week, an Iraqi councilor warned that about 140,000 children were in a dire need for humanitarian aid in Daesh-held parts of western Mosul.
Iraqis, mostly supporters of prominent cleric Moqtada Sadr, take part in a mock funeral procession in Baghdad on February 14, 2017, to pay their respects to seven people killed last week during a protest for electoral reform. (AFP/Sabah Arar)
February 17, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The protesters are demanding a revamp of Iraq's electoral system.
Mihael Petrelis glances at the appellate court's decision outside a federal appeals court after it ruled against lifting the stay on U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order imposing a temporary immigration ban on seven Muslim-majority nations in San Francisco, California. (AFP/Elijah Nouvelage)
February 17, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
The revised executive order may explicitly exclude green card holders from the travel ban.
The radical Sunni Daesh group previously took credit for similar attacks in Baghdad and other parts of Iraq. (AFP/File)
February 16, 2017 - 16:07 GMT
There has been no claim of responsibility for the attack yet.
Female Argentinian football fans during the 2006 World Cup (Flickr, image used for illustrative purposes only)
February 16, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Yet another victory for Baghdad's blossoming feminist movement.
The latest ruling follows a July 2015 court decision asserting Dana’s long-term contractual rights, lasting at least 25 years, to develop and produce gas and petroleum from the Khor Mor and Chemchamal fields. (Oil Guru)
February 16, 2017 - 05:26 GMT
A consortium including the Sharjah-based oil and gas company have been locked in arbitration with the KRG since October 2013 over the development of gas fields in Kurdistan.
A displaced Iraqi woman and child, who fled the violence in the northern city of Mosul walk by the tents at the Hasan Sham camp on February 11, 2017 east of Erbil. (AFP/Safin Hamid)
February 15, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
An estimated 191,000 civilians have been displaced in eastern Mosul due to fighting between Daesh and Iraqi forces.
Saturday's protests in the heart of Baghdad (Sabah Arar/AFP)
February 15, 2017 - 09:16 GMT
It seems Moqtada al-Sadr's calls for a change to the Iraq's electoral commission are not popular outside the country.
The Iraq-born Baghdadi, who proclaimed a
February 15, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
Iraqi air force F-16 jets struck a meeting of top Daesh commanders on February 11 but provided no additional information has been given on Baghdadi's fate.
An Iraqi policeman stands guard as the Iraqi army search for booby-trapped buildings in eastern Mosul on 16 January. (AFP/File)
February 14, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
Conditions in the city have been deteriorating since November.
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring speaks to the media after a hearing February 10, 2017 in front of a US District Court in Alexandria, Virginia. Herring attended the hearing for a request he filed to block the travel ban executive order issued by President Donald Trump. (AFP/Alex Wong)
February 14, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
Virginia became the third state to block Trump's executive order on the grounds that it violated the First Amendment of the US Constitution.
The Iraqi government is seeking to lower its international borrowing costs after the country was badly hit by the slump in oil prices. (Shutterstock)
February 14, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
A second tranche of a further one billion-dollar sovereign issuance by Iraq is likely to come to market before the end of the first quarter of 2017.
US air force planes (Wikimedia Commons, for illustrative purposes only)
February 13, 2017 - 14:37 GMT
408 civilians, including many women and children, died when the US targeted the bomb shelter on February 13 1991.
Head of the Sadrist Movement, Muqtada al-Sadr. (AFP/File)
February 13, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
“If any of my followers resorts to violence and does not withdraw or engages in an act of sabotage to put security in Baghdad or Iraq in jeopardy, I disavow it.”