Iraqis carry the coffin of a victim during a funeral in the holy city of Najaf, on January 15, 2018, following today's twin suicide bombing in the capital Baghdad. Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called for the elimination of jihadist
January 19, 2018 - 14:43 GMT
At least three civilians were killed Friday in two separate bombings in Iraq’s Baghdad and Diyala provinces, according to local security sources.
An Iraqi receives the Eucharist during a Christmas mass at the Saint Paul’s church on December 24, 2017 in the country’s second city Mosul. (Ahmad MUWAFAQ / AFP)
December 25, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Christian worshipers in Iraq’s northern city of Mosul celebrated their first Mass on Sunday since ISIS overran the city in 2014.
(ALI AL-SAADI/AFP/Getty Images)
December 24, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
This year was a much better one for Iraqis, who have suffered severe security, economic and political conditions during the past three years after ISIS militants overran the northern and western parts of the country and seized almost a third of its territories, killing tens of thousands of people and displacing millions.
A Yazidi woman stands next to an unearthed mass grave in northern Iraq (Safin Hamed/AFP)
December 14, 2017 - 11:51 GMT
As ISIS faces defeat, evidence of its genocide against the Yazidi people mount.
Unless Abadi succeeds in this urgent mission the sectarian divide will continue to widen, making any attempt to launch political reforms, and regaining the trust of the country’s Sunnis, almost impossible (AFP/File)
December 14, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
It will take many years for Iraq to fully recover from the deep wounds left by [ISIS], the self-proclaimed “caliphate” whose fighters swept through the country in 2014 wreaking havoc and occupying more than one-third of its territory at one point.
33 ISIS “hideouts” and 14 tunnels used by the terrorist group have been destroyed (AFP/FIle)
November 27, 2017 - 12:58 GMT
Iraqi forces have cleared roughly five square kilometers of territory in Iraq’s northern Nineveh province of ISIS, an Iraqi police source said Monday.
In mid-2014, ISIS overran Nineveh’s Talkif district, forcing tens of thousands of local residents -- mostly Christians -- to flee the area (AFP/File)
November 09, 2017 - 21:00 GMT
"This [church restoration] is an invitation to our Christian neighbors who fled the city earlier to return to their homes and practice their faith in peace and security," al-Hayali said.
In mid-October, Iraqi forces wrested control of oil-rich Kirkuk from Kurdish Peshmerga forces (AFP)
November 05, 2017 - 13:24 GMT
Twin bombing struck the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Sunday amid reports of casualties, according to a local police officer.
Last month, the Iraqi army began a wide-ranging campaign aimed at liberating the cities of Rawa and Al-Qaim (AFP/File)
November 02, 2017 - 13:33 GMT
Iraqi forces on Thursday recaptured more territory in the western Anbar province from ISIS, according to Iraqi military sources.
The drill began in Sirnak on Sept. 18 (AFP/File)
October 31, 2017 - 08:38 GMT
An ongoing Turkish-Iraqi joint military drill is approaching the Habur border crossing between Turkey’s southeastern province of Sirnak and northern Iraq, according to military sources.
Iraqi forces have succeeded in establishing control over most areas, including Kirkuk and parts of the Nineveh, Saladin, and Diyala provinces (AFP/File)
October 26, 2017 - 11:50 GMT
Clashes erupted early Thursday between Iraqi government forces and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters in Iraq’s northwestern Rabia area near the border with Syria, according to an Iraqi military source.
Trump, AFP/File
October 25, 2017 - 13:53 GMT
Drowned out by the noise of Trump’s countless missteps and misconduct is a very serious strategic failure from the Administration that is playing out like a slow car crash.
An Iraqi refugee boy fleeing Mosul (AFP/File)
October 25, 2017 - 13:35 GMT
Civilians began fleeing parts of Iraq’s northern Nineveh province following the renewal of clashes Wednesday between government forces and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, according to local sources.
United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (AFP/File)
October 23, 2017 - 12:45 GMT
The Iraqi prime minister’s media office on Monday criticized recent comments by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in which the latter called on the Shia Hashd al-Shaabi -- which is perceived by some to be loyal to Tehran -- to leave Iraq.
Nearly 170,000 people have been displaced from the Kirkuk region by Iraqi forces following a referendum for Kurdistan's independence (AFP/File)
October 23, 2017 - 06:45 GMT
Kurdistan's two major political parties have announced they are prepared to enter unconditional talks with Iraq to discuss the nation's constitution.
Qassem Suleimani, AFP/File
October 22, 2017 - 13:46 GMT
As Iraqi Kurdistan's dream of independence crumbles, Qassem Suleimani stands out as a key to knowing why some Kurds gave in to Baghdad