Earlier Monday, the Iraqi army launched an operation to capture military bases and oil fields in Kirkuk (AFP/File)
October 16, 2017 - 12:15 GMT
In a statement, the ministry said the elite anti-terrorism forces have completed their redeployment in the K-1 base.
October 15, 2017 - 14:01 GMT
Nearly 700,000 Iraqis from the former ISIS stronghold of Mosul and nearby areas are still displaced despite the city's recapture in July, the Norwegian Refugee Council said on Sunday.
Iran has three main crossings with the Kurdish region; Haji Omaran (in Erbil Province), Parwezkhan, and Bashmaq (AFP/File)
October 15, 2017 - 12:09 GMT
Iran on Sunday shut a main border crossing with northern Iraq’s Kurdish region amid tension over last month’s independence referendum.
The central government on Friday began to deploy forces in the vicinity of Taza and Bashir villages, some 10 kilometers south of Kirkuk city after the withdrawal of the Peshmerga forces in the night (AFP/File)
October 15, 2017 - 09:01 GMT
Peshmerga forces will not withdraw from Iraq’s oil-rich city, Kirkuk’s ex-governor Najmiddin Karim said on Sunday.
The bomber opened fire on Sunni tribesmen manning a checkpoint in al-Kasara (AFP/File Photo)
October 10, 2017 - 10:56 GMT
The bomber opened fire on Sunni tribesmen manning a checkpoint in al-Kasara, west of Anbar province, Col. Walid al-Dulaimi said.
Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) President Masoud Barzani (AFP/FIle Photo)
October 08, 2017 - 08:10 GMT
Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) President Masoud Barzani met with Iraqi Vice Presidents Ayad Allawi and Osama al-Nujaifi in Sulaimaniyah on Saturday.
Hawija was one of two territories held by ISIS in Iraq (AFP/File Photo)
October 05, 2017 - 10:23 GMT
The country's army and its allied Hashd al-Shaabi militia began advancing on the town on Wednesday, just days after capturing the Rashad airbase which had been used by ISIS militants as a training camp.
Baghdad's latest action is likely to squeeze foreign workers in Kurdistan, whose pay and remittances are usually given in dollars (Shutterstock/File Photo)
October 04, 2017 - 08:19 GMT
This latest action follows Baghdad's banning of international flights to Kurdistan's airports on Friday.
An SDF fighter looks out from a ruined building in Raqqa, AFP
October 04, 2017 - 08:11 GMT
As Iraqi and Syrian Kurds continue to make gains toward independence, their complicated relationship is more clear than ever.
October 02, 2017 - 11:50 GMT
Foreigners will be allowed to fly out of Baghdad even without federal visas, the interior minister said, despite previous restrictions on them entering Iraqi government-controlled areas.
Along with Kirkuk’s Hawija district, ISIS' rapidly diminishing presence in the country is now largely confined to the towns of Rawa and Al-Qaim in Iraq’s western Anbar province near the Syrian border (AFP/File Photo)
October 02, 2017 - 07:46 GMT
On Friday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the launch of the second phase of ongoing operations aimed at recapturing Hawija.
The Hawija enclave is one of just two areas of Iraq still held by ISIS, along with a stretch of the Euphrates Valley near the border with Syria (AFP/File Photo)
October 01, 2017 - 07:29 GMT
A veteran Iraqi fighter known as "the sheikh of snipers" has been killed while fighting with pro-government forces attempting to retake the ISIS-held town of Hawija, his militia announced Saturday.
So far, Lebanon's Middle East Airlines (MEA) and EgyptAir have complied with the request and will suspend all flights to Erbil starting Friday.
September 27, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
Following the controversial Kurdish independence referendum, Iraq's Civil Aviation Authority has requested on Wednesday that foreign airlines suspend all flights to the Kurdish region in northern Iraq by Friday, according to Anadolu Agency.
Turkish President Erdoğan said that if the Kurdish referendum is held on its own, with only Israel and the PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party) celebrating it, then it will not be legitimate (Shutterstock/File Photo).
September 27, 2017 - 10:40 GMT
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stated on Tuesday afternoon that "If Israel does not reconsider its support for Kurdish independence, Turkey could not take any steps" with the Jewish State, according to the Turkish news outlet Daily Sabah.
All three countries have significant Kurdish minorities, causing huge concern among the governments in Tehran, Ankara, and Baghdad since the referendum was held (Shutterstock/File Photo)
September 27, 2017 - 08:39 GMT
Iran vowed to stand with Iraq and Turkey against calls for Kurdish independence following the staging of a controversial referendum on the matter by the Iraqi-Kurdish leadership in Erbil.
Kurdish flags were seen waving in the northern province amid the playing of Kurdish music and Kurdistan's national anthem (AFP/File Photo)
September 26, 2017 - 09:38 GMT
The curfew was reportedly imposed to prevent clashes between the city's different ethnic groups, a police source said.