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Iraqi President Barham Saleh (Twitter)
November 15, 2018 - 09:37 GMT
Iraqi President Barham Saleh is scheduled on Thursday to start a working visit to the Kingdom, during which he will hold talks with His Majesty King Abdullah on means to boost cooperation at all levels.
Iraqi Army forces detain 14 ISIS members .(AFP/ File Photo)
November 14, 2018 - 14:03 GMT
At least 14 members of the Daesh terrorist group were arrested in a security sweep carried out across Iraq’s northern Nineveh province, according to a statement released by the Iraqi army.
Iraqi former Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri nominated by Iraq’s Sunnis to be the new Defense Minister.  (Photo by AFP)
November 14, 2018 - 10:34 GMT
Former parliament speaker and head of National Coalition Salim al-Jabouri has been nominated by Iraq’s Sunnis for the post of defense minister.
Syrian Democratic Forces (Twitter)
November 13, 2018 - 17:02 GMT
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), backed by U.S.-coalition warplanes and Iraqi forces, launched on Monday an attack on the last major ISIS holdout east of the Euphrates River on the Syrian-Iraqi border, ahead of a huge operation aimed at eradicating the terrorist organization.
A man carries his child across the border (BULENT KILIC/AFP)
November 12, 2018 - 15:50 GMT
France’s announcement that it plans to repatriate 150 children of ISIS fighters represents only part of a growing humanitarian dilemma in Syria and Iraq.
Parliament elects Kurdish politician Barham Salih president of Iraq. (AFP/File)
November 12, 2018 - 08:54 GMT
Iraqi President Barham Salih left Kuwait on Monday en route to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the second leg of a Gulf tour, according to a presidential statement.
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November 07, 2018 - 11:06 GMT
Iraq will continue importing electricity and natural gas from Iran under an exemption from U.S. sanctions, the special representative for Iran at the U.S. State Department Brain Hook has said.
Kurdish forces discovered a mass grave near the Iraqi village of Sinuni, in the northwestern Sinjar area (Twitter)
November 07, 2018 - 10:16 GMT
The U.N. Assistance Mission for Iraq and the U.N. Human Rights Office said that they have found between 6,000-12,000 bodies in 202 mass grave sites, mainly concentrated in the Iraqi governorates of Ninevah, Kirkuk, Salahuddin and Anbar.
Iraqi soldiers check a mass grave they discovered in the Hamam al-Alil area on November 7, 2016, after they recaptured the area from Islamic State of Iraq. (AFP/File)
November 06, 2018 - 13:07 GMT
More than 200 mass graves containing the remains of thousands of victims have been discovered in areas formerly controlled by Daesh terrorist group in Iraq.
Adel Abdul Mahdi (AFP)
November 04, 2018 - 14:26 GMT
Politics Iraqi style! Well, the newly Iraqi government is in place. Ministers have been given a vote of confidence by parliament and Premier Adel Abdul Mahdi has already started to implement the government agenda to rule a country that has been beset by ISIS until now and reeling corruption amongst many other things that need fixing.
An Iraqi security forces member near Salaheddine province in the western desert bordering Syria. (AFP/File Photo)
November 04, 2018 - 08:57 GMT
Iraq has dispatched major military reinforcements to its border with Syria as part of a series of measures to counter any possible attack by the ISIS terrorist group, revealed a senior army commander Saturday.
Young school girls cross a trash ridden patch of water on stones in the middle of the road on their way home in Basra. (AFP/ File)
October 31, 2018 - 14:14 GMT
As many as 118,000 people have suffered temporary poisoning in recent months after drinking tainted water in the southern province of Basra, Iraq’s government-run High Commission for Human Rights (HCHR) announced Wednesday.
The Iraqi parliament votes on the new Iraqi government, headed by Adel Abdul Mahdi, October 24, 2018 in Baghdad (AFP)
October 29, 2018 - 20:00 GMT
The government of Iraq Twitter account recently said it would be working with the Iraqi people to “strengthen access to justice for all, build equality, empower women,” and carry out other missions.
Suicide bombing killed six people in northern Iraq (Twitter)
October 28, 2018 - 13:22 GMT
Iraqi forces arrested the mastermind of a suicide bombing that killed six people in northern Iraq last week, according to an Iraqi police officer on Sunday.
Iraqi forces hold a position near the village of Arbid on the southern outskirts of Mosul. (AFP/File)
October 25, 2018 - 08:57 GMT
Iraqi authorities arrested the ISIS terrorist group’s explosives-planting mastermind, announced the country’s intelligence service on Wednesday.
Iraqi Speaker of Parliament Osama al-Nujaifi in Baghdad. (AFP/ File Photo)
October 25, 2018 - 07:16 GMT
The parliamentary bloc led by Sunni leader Osama al-Nujaifi will not participate in Iraq’s incoming government but will rather join the opposition, according to a statement released by the bloc.