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Shifa Gardi is the first recorded killing of a journalist in Iraq this year. (Twitter/Rudaw)
February 27, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Female war correspondent Shifa Gardi, who worked for Rudaw Media Network, was known as one of its 'most daring journalists' who cracked the glass ceiling.
Iraqi forces are making headway against Daesh in western Mosul.
February 26, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Iraqi rapid response teams reportedly managed to regain full control of Hawi al-Jawsaq area in the western outskirts of Mosul.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir. (AFP/File)
February 26, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Last year, Saudi Arabia reopened its embassy in Baghdad after 25 years.
An Iraqi Yazidi family that fled violence in the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar sits at a school. [AFP]
February 23, 2017 - 15:05 GMT
Two-year-old Dilbireen returns to safety of parents' arms and meets new baby brother.
Abu-Zakariya al-Britani, a British-born militant joined Daesh after being released from Guantanamo in 2004. (Twitter)
February 23, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Abu-Zakariya al-Britani, believed to also be known as Jamal al-Harith, blew himself up earlier this week at a military base near Mosul.
A member of the Iraqi security forces poses from inside an armored vehicle in the village of al-Buseif, south of Mosul, during an offensive by Iraqi forces to retake the western side of the city from Daesh on February 22, 2017. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
February 23, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
The commander in charge of Iraq's Federal Police Forces said much of Daesh's fortifications had already been destroyed.
Pro-government Iraqi forces south of Hawijah, on 10 October 2016 prepare to retake Mosul. (AFP/File)
February 23, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
The attack by the pro-government Popular Mobilization group is aimed at seizing areas west of Mosul, Daesh's last key stronghold in Iraq.
The UN’s High Commission for Refugees is now concentrating its efforts on constructing camps for those who’ll be displaced in Mosul fighting. (AFP/File)
February 22, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
It is estimated that up to 250,000 people could be displaced.
Trudeau's administration has welcomed 40,000 Syrian refugees so far. (AFP/File)
February 22, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Canada's latest plans welcome the "highly vulnerable" group of survivors, with some 400 having already been airlifted to the country.
US Vice President Mike Pence (R) swears in James Mattis as Secretary of Defense [AFP/Jim Watson]
February 21, 2017 - 16:23 GMT
The Secretary of Defense claims US does not intend to take any petrol from the war-torn, Daesh-infested Middle Eastern nation.
Iraqi forces, supported by the Popular Mobilization paramilitaries, prepare to advance advance towards the village of Sheikh Younis, south of Mosul, on February 19, 2017. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
February 21, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Iraqi troops and paramilitaries fought Daesh militants to clear the way to the airport on the second day of the ground offensive to recapture the western half of Mosul.
US President Donald Trump has repeatedly threatened to take Iraq's oil. (AFP/File_
February 21, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
President Donald Trump has made repeated calls to 'take their oil'.
Rosneft is Russia's largest oil producer. For the fourth quarter, the company said its net production was up 11.8 percent year-on-year for a new record high. (Shutterstock)
February 21, 2017 - 05:24 GMT
Rosneft said it started a new exploration well in Iraq, which according to state news agency Tass should be completed by July.
Iraqi tanks and armoured vehicles advance towards the village of Sheikh Younis, after the offensive to retake the western side of Mosul commenced on February 19, 2017. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
February 20, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
The fresh push in the four-month operation to retake Mosul involves federal police forces, as well as elite units under the supervision of the interior ministry, army soldiers and Hashd al-Shaabi paramilitary fighters.
Donald Trump poses for a photo with retired general James Mattis and vice-president-elect Mike Pence. (AFP/File)
February 20, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
This comes a day after Iraqi forces began offensive in western Mosul.
Iraq digs anti-Daesh trench around city of Ramadi. (AFP/File)
February 20, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Iraqi forces captured Ramadi from Daesh a year ago and are now struggling to retake Mosul, Iraq's once second largest city, from the extremist group.