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Iraqi PM accuses Kurds of providing base to terrorists

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 19:07

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki Wednesday accused the Kurds of providing a base for the operations of terrorist groups, promising to free all lands seized by the militants.

Iraq political, military fightback stumbles

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 19:17

Iraqi forces struggled to regain ground lost last month to jihadist-led militants and politicians remained divided on Monday despite mounting pressure to unite and agree on a new leadership.

Iraqi Islamic State leader purported to make public appearance

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 02:16

A man purported to be the reclusive leader of the militant Islamic State has made what would be his first public appearance at the grand mosque in Iraq`s second city, Mosul, according to a video recording posted on the Internet on Saturday.

Iraq`s PM Nuri al-Maliki rejects pressure to give up premiership

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 09:43

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki refused to give up his quest for a third term in power, defying a chorus of critics demanding his replacement as the country faces an existential threat from Islamist insurgents.

Iraqi airstrikes target Sunni militants

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 15:57

A spokesman for Iraqi counter terrorism forces says government airstrikes have targeted a group of Sunni militants trying to overrun the country`s largest oil refinery, and claims as many as 30 insurgents were killed.

Iraq army retakes Saddam Hussein`s home village from Islamist rebels

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 15:35

The Iraqi army drove Sunni insurgents out of late dictator Saddam Hussein`s home village, state media and police said, part of a campaign to retake wide areas of northern and western Iraq overrun by the rebels.

US opposes independence referendum for Iraqi Kurds

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 01:20

The United States today came out against a call by Iraq`s Kurdish leader for an independence referendum, saying the only way the country could repel Islamic State radicals would be to stay united.

160 captives killed in yet another execution by Iraqi extremists

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 12:53

Iraqi extremists killed at least 160 captives in a major execution in the city of Tikrit earlier this month.

Iraqi parliament to meet in step to form new govt

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 01:04

Iraq`s Vice President called on parliament on Thursday to convene next week, taking the first step toward forming a new government to present a united front against a rapidly advancing Sunni insurgency that threatens to spread across the region.

Bombs kills five Iraqi Kurdish fighters

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 23:51

Two roadside bombs struck a patrol in Iraq`s northern province of Nineveh on Monday, killing five Kurdish security forces members, a spokesman said.

Iraqi leaders should rise above their differences: Kerry

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 07:23

Secretary of State John Kerry said the US is committed to fight back the Sunni militants who are inching closer to Baghdad, but America`s efforts would be successful only if Iraqi leaders embrace a political process shunning differences.

`Iraqi forces regain control of country`s biggest oil refinery`

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 19:14

Iraqi government forces regained full control today of the country`s biggest oil refinery after heavy fighting with Sunni militants attempting to seize it, officials said.