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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.
The IMF standby arrangements allow the fund to respond quickly to countries’ external financing needs, and to support policies designed to help them emerge from crisis, with lending tailored to member countries' needs.
May 22, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
The IMF's standby loan agreement could unlock an additional $15B over the next three years, including securing international bonds, according to Iraq's finance minister.
Jordan reinforced its borders with Iraq and Syria after Islamic jihadists captured a large swathe of territory (AFP/File)
May 22, 2016 - 10:54 GMT
Late Thursday, Iraq's military announced it had retaken the remote western town of Rutba, an Iraqi town across the border with Jordan, in an operation launched this week to cut off the militants' supply route to neighbouring Syria.
Daesh fighters in Iraq display their flag. (AFP/File)
May 22, 2016 - 09:29 GMT
Daesh executed 25 suspected spies by lowering them into a tub of corrosive acid.
Daesh spokesman Abu Mohammad al-Adnani recorded his first message since October. (AFP/File)
May 22, 2016 - 05:34 GMT
A new Daesh audio recording calls for attacks across the west during Ramadan and mocks the US airstrikes.
Sadrist protesters outside of Baghdad's Green Zone react to canisters of tear gas. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
May 21, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Police launched tear gas and clashed with protesters attempting to break into Baghdad's Green Zone.
Saddam Hussein's eldest daughter, Raghad Hussein, received asylum in Jordan after American forces overthrew her father's regime in 2003. (AFP/File)
May 20, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
A number of Iraqis residing in Jordan are accused of money laundering and plotting a coup to overthrow the current Iraqi government.
President of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region speaks in Erbil on January 11, 2015 (AFP Photo/Safin Hamed)
May 19, 2016 - 16:13 GMT
Iraqi Kurdish leader tells U.S. magazine "inshallah" when asked if independence referendum will take place
Iraqi government forces on patrol in the Anbar province. (AFP/File)
May 18, 2016 - 06:30 GMT
Iraqi troops launched a successful operation against Daesh in the western Anbar province.
Baghdad car bombs kill 35 and wound 90. (AFP/File)
May 17, 2016 - 18:00 GMT
It was the latest in six consecutive days of attacks in and around the Iraqi capital. Responsibility for most has been claimed by the Sunni extremist Daesh group.