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Theeb gets new release date in Iraq's cinemas, the ninth Arab country to host the film. (File photo)
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Theeb gets new release date in Iraq's cinemas, the ninth Arab country to host the film.
Turkey joined the US in launching airstrikes against Daesh in Syria last week. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
The US-led coalition against Daesh hasn't made much of an impact on the militant group, and with Turkey announcing joint airstrikes in Syria with America last week, it made matters worse.

August 30, 2015

Iraqi men hold up national flags and protest against corruption, August 28, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:41 GMT
Since Tunisian street vender Tarek al-Tayeb Mohamed Bouazizi set himself alight in 2011 sparking the Arab revolts, it was against corruption. Over the years, demonstrations have continued across the Middle East by why is corruption still never-ending?
The civilians were reportedly kidnapped by Daesh for protesting against the militant group. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT
Hundreds of people were abducted in Iraq's western province of Anbar by Daesh militants, according to local media outlets.
Industrialists have been forced to send Jordanian exports destined for Iraq via Kuwait, a costlier option. (File photo)
06:49 GMT
The Turaibil/Karameh crossing has been closed since mid-July over security concerns, adding to Jordanian exporters' woes.
Army officers take position in Iraq. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Al Bawaba/File)
05:00 GMT
Five Iraqi army officers were killed on Saturday by a roadside bomb planted on the border between Iraq and Jordan, according to an Iraqi military source.

August 28, 2015

Iraqi police and internal security forces stop cars at a checkpoint in central Baghdad on July 24, 2012. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
16:31 GMT
A bomb detonated in eastern Baghdad on Friday in a suspicious car that had been taken to a police station.

August 27, 2015

The Kurdish government said oil companies operating in northern Iraq will get help to endure the depressed oil economy. (AFP/File)
13:25 GMT
The Kurdish government said oil companies operating in northern Iraq will get help to endure the depressed oil economy.
Two Iraqi army generals were killed Thursday when a Daesh suicide bomber detonated his vehicle in the provincial capital of Ramadi. (AFP/File)
09:43 GMT
Two Iraqi army generals, among others, were killed Thursday when a Daesh suicide bomber detonated his vehicle in the provincial capital of Ramadi.

August 26, 2015

Iraqi Kurdish fighters keep position in an area between the districts of Daquq and Tuz, some 55 kilometers south of the Kurdish-controlled city of Kirkuk, where battles have been raging against militants from the Daesh group on August 26, 2015. (AFP/Marwan Ibrahim)
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Kurdish forces in northern Iraq launched an early morning offensive against Daesh militants in Kirkuk province on Wednesday, seizing ten villages and 250 square kilometers of territory.
A number of Daesh networks are being monitored by Lebanese intellgience. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
Three Lebanese men were arrested by security forces under suspicion of forming a Daesh recruitment cell.
The Iraqi city of Mosul was overrun by Daesh militants in June, 2014. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
Ten people were executed in front of their family members by Daesh in the Iraqi town of Mosul, a Kurdish spokesperson said.
US Army soldiers training Iraqi troops at the Taji base, north of Baghdad. (AFP/File)
08:03 GMT
According to a New York Times report, Pentagon probes claim officials have skewed reports on US military progress against Daesh.

August 25, 2015

Iraqi soldiers carry the coffin of an Iraqi fighter, who belonged to Iraq's Popular Mobilization units and was killed in the town of Baiji during clashes against Daesh, on August 25, 2015. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)
20:00 GMT
A suspected Daesh militant struck an Iraqi military convoy with an explosives laden vehicle near Ramadi.
Turkey began a military offensive against the PKK in late July. (AFP/File)
13:28 GMT
Turkish security sources announced that 34 suspected PKK members have been killed in northern Iraq during an aerial asssault.
The ad received backlash from Twitter users when the extremists posted it last week.
12:38 GMT
The ad received backlash from Twitter users when the extremists posted it last week.
The council held its first discussion solely dedicated to gay rights on Monday. (AFP/File)
08:23 GMT
The council held its first discussion solely dedicated to gay rights on Monday.
Thousands of Iranians chanted, “Down with America,” at a major anti-US rally in 2014 marking the anniversary of the 1979 takeover of the US Embassy in Tehran. (AFP/File)
07:06 GMT
The Obama administration said it had "no intention" to reopen an embassy in Tehran that has been closed for decades.
The calls come amid widespread protests in Iraq over corruption, Daesh and sectarianism. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Lawmakers in Iraq called on Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi to sever ties with the Islamic Da’wa Party and declare a state of emergency in the country.

August 24, 2015

Members of the Popular Mobilisation units gather around a vehicle on the front line during a military operation against Daesh militants in Iraq's Anbar province on August 19, 2015. (AFP/Haidar Mohammed Ali)
15:57 GMT
Three suicide car bombs were used in an attack on an Iraqi military outpost in Anbar province that killed eight soldiers on Monday.
So far, “Theeb” has been commercially released in the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Palestine, Egypt and Switzerland. ()
10:36 GMT
Jordanian film "Theeb" lands in Iraqi cinemas on Thursday.
Some 500,000 people were told by Kirkuk's council they had one month to leave the city. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
At least 500,000 people fleeing violence from the Iraqi province of Diyala were told to leave Kirkuk within one month by the city's council.

August 23, 2015

Iraqi security forces conduct a training exercise in Baghdad on July 23, 2015. (AFP/File)
16:16 GMT
Daesh militants used suicide bombs and mortars in an attack that killed 17 Iraqi soldiers and six Sunni militiamen in Iraq's Anbar province on Sunday.
A member of the Iraqi security forces watches over protesters as they demonstrate in support of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's reforms. (AFP/Haidar Mohammed Ali)
14:17 GMT
Demonstrators reopened access to roads that led to the Umm Qasr port after two days of protests.
Daesh militants raided the villages of Tel Ali and Shawook close to the town of Hawijah. (File Photo)
10:00 GMT
Daesh abducted 20 people from villages near Kirkuk after accusing them of cooperating with the Iraqi government.
Turkish soldiers patrol on the Turkish-Syrian border on November 11, 2012. (AFP/File)
07:28 GMT
Turkey began an offensive against the PKK on July 24, shortly after a deadly suicide bombing in southeastern Suruc district that killed 34.
A member of the Iraqi forces guards a look-out point during clashes with Daesh in the province of Anbar, August 2015. (AFP/Haidar Mohammed Ali)
07:20 GMT
Two separate attacks in the provincial capital of Ramadi left up to 50 Iraqi soldiers dead, a top official said Saturday.

August 22, 2015

Iraqi forces claim to hold complete control of the village of Albu Jarad. (Albawaba/File)
17:46 GMT
The Iraqi army, backed by volunteer forces, has managed to recapture a major village from Daesh in the northern province of Salahuddin, as it continues the battle against the militant group.

August 19, 2015

Former Iraqi prime minister Nuri Al-Maliki accused Turkey and Kurdish forces of taking part in a conspiracy planned in Ankara which led to the fall of Iraq's second largest city to Daesh militants. (AFP/File)
16:39 GMT
On his Facebook page, Iraq's ex-PM rejected the findings of parliamentary panel report in which he was implicated for the fall of Iraq's second largest city, adding that Turkish and Kurdish forces were responsible for the loss of the city to Daesh.
The Kurdish government said the disruptions have cost about half a billion dollars. (AFP/File)
12:51 GMT
The Kurdish government said the disruptions have cost about half a billion dollars.
Meet Kurdish Zhala, Sweden's new pop sensation. (Svt.se)
11:28 GMT
Meet Kurdish Zhala, Sweden's new pop sensation.
Infighting killed dozens of Daesh militants in the Iraqi city of Mosul. (AFP/File)
10:05 GMT
Infighting between Daesh militants in the Iraqi city of Mosul killed dozens of fighters, according to a Kurdish spokesperson.

August 18, 2015

The US is conducting airstrikes against Daesh in Syria from a Turkish airbase. (Image: Screenshot, Youtube)
13:24 GMT
In the video, militants urge Muslim in Turkey to support Daesh and accuse President Erdogan of aiding US troops.
Daesh reportedly used chemical weapons against Kurdish fighters during clashes last week. (AFP/File)
12:07 GMT
A chemical weapons watchdog voiced concern over reports of Daesh using mustard gas in Iraq.
Service to Baghdad will resume on Sept 17. (UAE Interact)
11:19 GMT
Flights to Baghdad were suspended in January 2015 after a flydubai plane was hit by bullets on landing.
Of the 11 countries the Brookings Institution included, Saudi Arabia topped the list for most Daesh sympathizers on Twitter with nearly 25 percent. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
It probably shouldn't come as a surprise.
President Masoud Barzani's term as leader of the KRG was extended by two years. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
The Kurdish Regional Government extended the term of President Masoud Barzani for another two years, officials said.
A senior Pentagon official said the US will increase its use of drones internationally to as many as 90 a day by 2019. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
A senior Pentagon official said the US will increase its use of drones internationally to as many as 90 a day by 2019.

August 17, 2015

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23:16 GMT
The Qatar Football Association (QFA) and Iraq Football Association (IFA) signed an MoU which aims to focus on the development of the football between the two associations.
The Amman Chamber of Industry said hundreds of factories have closed as raw materials accumulate at warehouses. (AFP/File)
16:43 GMT
The Amman Chamber of Industry said hundreds of factories have closed as raw materials accumulate at warehouses.
A government panel called on former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to stand trail over the allegations. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
Former Prime Minsiter Nouri al-Maliki was blamed for the fall of Mosul to Daesh in a government probe, which called for the ex-leader to stand trail.