OPEC’s second-largest producer, trailing Saudi Arabia, Iraq depends on oil sales for 95 percent of its public spending. (AFP/File)
August 29, 2016 - 09:54 GMT
Iraq plans to increase its output to expand its market share, despite its commitment to strengthening OPEC's role in balancing the oil market.
Iraqi women and children sit in the back of a truck at an army checkpoint at Ayn al-Tamer crossing at the entrance to Karbala province on January 6, 2014. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
August 29, 2016 - 08:48 GMT
More than a dozen civilians have lost their lives in a powerful bomb explosion that ripped through a residential neighborhood in Iraq’s central province of Karbala.
Iraqi soldiers on patrol during an operation in Anbar province. (AFP/File)
August 29, 2016 - 08:30 GMT
Seven Daesh militants were killed in the clashes.
A picture released by the official website of the Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari on January 14, 2016 shows him (R) meeting with the Saudi ambassador to Iraqi Thamer al-Sabhan in the capital Baghdad. (AFP/File)
August 28, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
Senior Iraqi officials reportedly requested Riyadh to adopt proper measures, and find a replacement to the 49-year diplomat.
Iraqi forces traveling to Khalidiya. (AFP/File)
August 28, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Iraqi forces cleared Khalidiya, in the Anbar province, of Daesh militants, as the army continues to advance toward Mosul.
Iraqi troops poised to recapture Mosul. (AFP/File)
August 27, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
Warplanes launched airstrikes southeast of Mosul’s Al-Hadar district, killing 12 militants and destroying an ammunition depot, the ministry said in a statement.
After retaking Fallujah in June, Iraqi security forces are focused on Mosul, the Islamic State group's de facto capital in the country. (AFP/File)
August 25, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
More than 30 Daesh militants were reportedly killed in clashes with Iraqi troops since morning.
Kirkuk, Iraq is home to much of the country's Turkmen population (Al Bawaba/Adam Lucente)
August 23, 2016 - 21:50 GMT
The Turkmen Rescue Foundation advocates for Turkmen rights in Iraq via social media and other avenues.
It is the female warrior in particular who offers a powerful counter-image to that of the raped and dishonoured victim who is considered a source of shame to her family and community. (AFP/File)
August 22, 2016 - 08:30 GMT
Feminists have typically opposed war, but taking up arms is one way for women to defend their communities and to define their place in them.
70,000 barrels of crude oil have been sent down the pipeline to the Mediterranean Turkish port of Ceyhan. (File photo)
August 22, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Crude oil delivery via the fiKirkuk-Yumurtalik oil pipeline had been stopped for five months due to problems between Baghdad and Erbil.
Members of the
August 22, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Footage showed security forces defusing explosives strapped to a young boy.
Iraqi soldiers stand next to a mass grave in Tikrmt. (AFP/File)
August 21, 2016 - 13:09 GMT
They had been found guilty of involvement in the "Speicher" massacre, named after a base near Tikrit where up to 1,700 recruits were kidnapped before being executed in a massacre claimed by the Daesh group.
Iraqi army forces on patrol. (AFP/File)
August 21, 2016 - 10:30 GMT
Five suicide bombers struck a group of military vehicles in northern Iraq on Sunday.
Iraqi security forces gather at the site of a suicide bombing in the Shaab area in northern Baghdad on May 17, 2016. (AFP/Getty/File)
August 19, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks.
Kirkuk, Iraq has seen significantly reduced violence since 2014 (Al Bawaba/Adam Lucente)
August 18, 2016 - 18:54 GMT
Members of the Chaldean Catholic church unveiled the shrine this week, which may be a symbol of a more peaceful Kirkuk.
Peshmerga fighters wash the feet of a displaced Iraqi child from the northern village of Hawija as families rest under the protection of Peshmerga forces after fleeing from Daesh on August 17, 2016. (AFP/Marwan Ibrahim)
August 18, 2016 - 10:30 GMT
The PMF are accused of attacking, killing and capturing residents, as well as destroying houses and mosques.