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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.
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.
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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.
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.
An Iraqi soldier walks past a sign pointing toward Mosul. (AFP/File)
August 17, 2016 - 10:30 GMT
Iraqi forces continue their advance on Mosul, recapturing villages in the Nineveh province after airstrikes and heavy artillery fire.
Iraqi police stand guard outside the parliament building in Baghdad. (AFP/File)
August 16, 2016 - 15:30 GMT
Parliament approved five new ministers, but failed to vote on a candidate for the ministry of trade.
Iraqi government forces wave their national flags on March 10, 2016, after retaking the town of Zankura, northwest of Ramadi, from Daesh in Anbar province. (AFP/Moad Al-Dulaimi)
August 16, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
A number of the fighters were themselves killed in ensuing clashes, while others fled to the desert after fighting intensified.
A group of Daesh militants. (AFP/File)
August 15, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
Residents in Hawijah, Iraq, report that Daesh placed 25 civilians in a building and detonated explosives, after charging the civilians with "espionage."
A member of the Iraqi security forces holds an Iraqi national flag in Khalidiya, east of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, on August 1, 2016, during ongoing fighting against Daesh. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
August 11, 2016 - 09:30 GMT
US Coalition spokesman Sean MacFarland said Daesh's forces have been reduced to 15,000 to 30,000 fighters.
A file photo of babies in a maternity ward. (Shutterstock)
August 10, 2016 - 10:30 GMT
An electrical fire at a Baghdad hospital killed almost a dozen newborns later Tuesday night.