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Three Lebanese kidnapped in Iraq freed: Ministry

Three Lebanese nationals kidnapped in the Iraqi capital Baghdad last week have been freed and were expected to arrive in Beirut later on Sunday, Lebanon`s interior ministry said.

Oct 29, 2017, 18:10 PM IST
Iraq PM Haider al-Abadi arrives on Saudi visit

Iraq PM Haider al-Abadi arrives on Saudi visit

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has arrived in Riyadh in a visit aimed at upgrading strategic ties, amid warming relations between the Arab neighbours.

Oct 22, 2017, 06:13 AM IST
Turkey should close its air space to Northern Iraq, security council tells government

Turkey should close its air space to Northern Iraq, security council tells government

Turkey`s national security council on Monday advised the government to close its air space to Iraq`s semi-autonomous Kurdish region and have Baghdad take control of the Iraqi side of its main border crossing.

Oct 16, 2017, 20:32 PM IST

Turkey to close Iraq border, air space, will open new gate with Baghdad

Turkey wants to open a new border gate with Iraq in cooperation with the central government in Baghdad after it shuts down the existing gate in response to last week`s Kurdish independence referendum, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said.

Oct 06, 2017, 17:53 PM IST
78,000 civilians could be trapped in Iraq's Hawija: UN

78,000 civilians could be trapped in Iraq's Hawija: UN

Up to 78,000 people could be trapped in Islamic State-held Hawija in northern Iraq, the United Nations said on Tuesday, as security forces push to recapture the town.

Oct 03, 2017, 20:23 PM IST

Iraq allows foreigners to leave Kurdistan via Baghdad

Iraq on Monday authorised foreigners stranded in Iraqi Kurdistan after an international flight ban to leave the country via Baghdad despite not having a federal visa.

Oct 02, 2017, 13:09 PM IST
Massive 'yes' vote in Iraqi Kurd independence referendum

Massive 'yes' vote in Iraqi Kurd independence referendum

The non-Arab ethnic group of between 25 and 35 million is spread across Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria.

Sep 27, 2017, 23:27 PM IST

Kurdistan rejects Iraq's demand to hand over airports, Baghdad readies air ban

In accordance with the Iraqi CAA`s directive, regional airlines began altering their flight schedules. 

Sep 27, 2017, 20:23 PM IST
Islamic State battles Iraq forces near Ramadi west of Baghdad: Source

Islamic State battles Iraq forces near Ramadi west of Baghdad: Source

Islamic State group jihadists battled Iraqi forces near Ramadi west of Baghdad today after infiltrating government lines, a military source said.

Sep 27, 2017, 13:39 PM IST

Iraq's Kurdish parliament backs September 25 independence referendum

The Baghdad parliament's decision earlier this week to oppose the referendum drew condemnation from deputies in Erbil.

Sep 16, 2017, 16:25 PM IST
Suicide attacks on restaurants, checkpoint, kill 60 in southern Iraq

Suicide attacks on restaurants, checkpoint, kill 60 in southern Iraq

Islamic State is also under siege in the Syrian city of Raqqa, its operational base for attacks in the Middle East and the West.

Sep 14, 2017, 23:37 PM IST
Suicide bombers armed with grenades kill 7 in Iraq

Suicide bombers armed with grenades kill 7 in Iraq

The attack comes as Iraqi Shiites mark the first day of the Eid al-Adha feast.

Sep 02, 2017, 17:51 PM IST

Car bomb kills eight in eastern Baghdad market: Medics

A car bomb killed at least eight people in a crowded vegetable market in a Shi`ite Muslim district of Baghdad on Monday, police and medics said.

Aug 28, 2017, 18:11 PM IST

Car bomb kills 11 in Baghdad's Sadr City market

A car bomb exploded in a market in the Iraqi capital`s Shiite-majority district of Sadr City on Monday killing 11 people and wounding another 26.

Aug 28, 2017, 17:39 PM IST
France pledges continued support to stabilize post-Islamic State Iraq

France pledges continued support to stabilize post-Islamic State Iraq

The fall of Mosul, in July, in effect marked the end of the "caliphate" declared by Islamic State`s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, over parts of Iraq and Syria. The town of Tal Afar was cut-off from the rest of IS-held territory in June.

Aug 26, 2017, 17:21 PM IST

UN urges Iraq to take better care of IS sex abuse victims

According to a report, the UN Assistance Mission to Iraq (UNAMI) and the UN rights office have warned that children born as a result of the sexual violence risked facing a lifetime of discrimination and abuse.

Aug 22, 2017, 16:33 PM IST
Iraq strikes Islamic State in Mosul days after declaring victory

Iraq strikes Islamic State in Mosul days after declaring victory

Separately, 28 Sunni Muslim civilians were kidnapped in the Iskandariya district south of Baghdad this week and 20 of them were found dead later.

Jul 12, 2017, 18:53 PM IST

Mosul victory announcement 'imminent': US general

A final victory in Mosul would mark an epic milestone for the Iraqi security forces, who had crumbled in the face of an IS onslaught across Iraq in 2014.
 

Jul 08, 2017, 23:19 PM IST

Up to 20,000 civilians trapped in IS-held areas of Mosul

The jihadist group holds territory elsewhere in Iraq as well as in neighbouring Syria, and has been able to carry out attacks in government-held areas. 

Jul 06, 2017, 16:33 PM IST

Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi congratulates troops on 'big victory' in Mosul

Haider al-Abadi spoke during a press conference in Baghdad, less than a week after he declared an end to IS' self-styled caliphate after Iraqi forces achieved an incremental win by retaking the landmark al-Nuri Mosque in the Old City.

Jul 05, 2017, 10:07 AM IST