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Iraqi forces began a wide-ranging campaign to retake Mosul, which Daesh overran in mid-2014. (AFP/File)
January 22, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Daesh's militants were targets while seeking to cross the Tigris River to west Mosul as Iraqi security forces secured the city's eastern half.
Members of the Iraqi counter-terrorism forces take position inside a room in the Oberoi hotel in the city of Mosul after its liberation from Daesh on January 21, 2017. (AFP/File)
January 22, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Iraqi government forces have registered more territorial gains in Mosul as they are battling in joint operations with volunteer fighters and Kurdish Peshmerga forces to push Daesh out of their last urban stronghold in the Arab country.
Render of the Central Bank of Iraq, designed by the late Iraqi-born architect Zaha Hadid. (Zaha Hadid Architects)
January 19, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The US guarantee is part of an international assistance package and an IMF supported reform program, and is expected to help Iraq access to low-cost financial tools to adopt institutional reforms and achieve economic stability.
Members of the Iraqi special forces Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) hold a position in Eastern Mosul. (AFP/File)
January 18, 2017 - 14:02 GMT
Staff General Talib al-Sheghati, who heads the Counter-Terrorism Service, announced "the liberation... of the left bank" at a press conference in Bartalla, a town east of Mosul.
'Baghdad traffic', an Iraqi traffic officer confronts ministerial security over its road block (screenshot)
January 17, 2017 - 11:51 GMT
The clip has gained the praise of Iraqis fed up of sitting in traffic queues waiting for ministerial motorcades to pass.
Iraqi forces moving 'faster than expected' on Mosul, said Iraq's Prime Minister. (AFP/File)
January 17, 2017 - 10:58 GMT
Clashes occurred in Shurta and Andalus districts where at least three Daesh suicide car bombs targeted Iraqi forces in Andalus.
The Iraqi military, backed up by US airstrikes, is fighting to retake Mosul from Daesh militants who captured the city in 2014. (AFP/File)
January 16, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Markets are back selling food as people venture out onto the streets and repairs are being carried out.
The star won't be performing live or working on new projects this year. (File photo)
January 15, 2017 - 11:05 GMT
The star won't be performing live or working on new projects this year.
Iraqi troops inspect scene of car bomb in Baghdad. (AFP/Ahmed al-Rubaye)
January 15, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Three bomb attacks have struck several areas across Iraq, leaving nearly two dozen people dead and 46 more wounded.
An Iraqi army soldier fires his machine gun at Islamic State positions in Mosul's al-Sahiroun neighborhood on January 12, 2017. (AFP/Dimitar Dolkoff)
January 14, 2017 - 11:38 GMT
A security source, speaking anonymously to al-Sumeria, said the full liberation of the university’s premises occurred on Saturday.
Iraqi army soldiers hold a flag from the Daesh jihadist group up-side-down. (AFP/File)
January 13, 2017 - 11:05 GMT
The troops "liberated" the district of al-Sadria in the eastern section of Mosul where the university is located, Rasheed said in a statement without giving casualty figures.
In a Cairo meeting of the Organisation of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) last month, El-Molla said that Egypt aims to import 1-2 million barrels per month from Iraq.  (Neniraq.com)
January 12, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
The first petroleum shipment from Al-Basra Oil Terminal is expected to arrive in Egypt shortly, following a recent agreement between the two countries.
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January 12, 2017 - 09:13 GMT
Iraqi Facebook users have gone all out on the sarcasm after pictures were shared of hoards of be-suited officials gathered around the new pedestrian bridge.
Iraqi forces gesture as they gather at the Qayyarah military base in preparation of an assault. (AFP/File)
January 11, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Daesh still holds all Mosul districts west of the river.
Iraqi SWAT policemen show their skills during a ceremony to mark the 95th anniversary of the creation of the Iraqi police at the Shaabiyah training camp in the southern city of Basra on January 9, 2017. (AFP/Haidar Mohammed Ali)
January 10, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
The meetings are expected to address re-opening of the Trebil border crossing, security coordination, and economic concerns.
An Iraqi special forces Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) member shoots at a drone flown by Daesh in Mosul's al-Rifaq neighborhood on January 8, 2017. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)
January 09, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Iraqi forces have regained momentum in a new push to retake the city.