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Baghdad trouble brewing as influential Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s supporters vowed to hold a million-man march to storm the Iraqi Parliament “again” if the term of the elections commission was extended. In a statement on Monday, the Central Revolution Committee affiliated to Sadr warned the Independent High Electoral Commission’s (IHEC) they had one more chance […]

There might be light at the end of the tunnel already. The Kurdistan Region President and two of Iraq’s Vice-Presidents on Saturday agreed on holding talks to resolve the issues between Baghdad and Erbil. President Masoud Barzani met with VPs Ayad Allawi and Osama al-Nujaifi in Sulaimani on Saturday where they had gathered to attend […]

The Kurdistan parliament, in a unanimous vote on Saturday, rejected the Iraqi government and parliament’s rulings it issued in response to the Kurdistan independence referendum, describing the decrees as illegal and saying the referendum was held in agreement with the Iraqi constitution. The parliament also said the general commander of the Peshmerga forces had full […]

President Masoud Barzani has claimed the victory for ‘yes’ vote in the independence referendum as he delivered a televised speech to the nation. He called on Baghdad and neighboring countries to respect the will of millions of people who voted yes on Monday. Addressing Baghdad, he said, “There is no need to be angry and issue […]

An explosion in Kirkuk shocked the city last night. A car bomb exploded in Kirkuk’s al-Adan neighborhood on Saturday evening, killing at least two people and wounding 10 others. It went off on the main Kirkuk-Baghdad road and security forces cordoned off the area out of fear there might be another rigged vehicle. Meanwhile, Iraqi PM […]

Tragedy in Baghdad as a car bomb went off near the busy Jamila wholesale market in Baghdad’s Shiite district of Sadr City Monday morning killing 12 people and wounding at least 28 others. ISIS claimed responsibility for the bombing in an online statement. A medical official confirmed the casualties, saying the death toll was expected […]

Iraq won’t join the boycott against Qatar as it refused to give in to pressure from Bahrain to join the Saudi-led diplomatic embargo. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi reportedly turned down an invitation from Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa to boycott Qatar when the two met in Baghdad on Sunday. In […]

It’s going to be a hot one! Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered all government staff to take Today off work because of exceptionally high temperatures. Forecasters expect temperatures in the capital of Baghdad, to reach 50C (122F) on Thursday afternoon. Heatwave conditions are also expected in the cities of Basra and Mosul. Never […]

Some people would do anything for love. German authorities are trying to find out if a 16-year-old who converted to Islam and disappeared from her home near Dresden last year is one of 20 women found in a tunnel in Iraq. Five German women being held by security forces in Iraq are reportedly part of […]

Can you believe it’s already been one year? Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday gave emotional speeches to tens of thousands of people to mark the one-year anniversary of the attempted coup. While the coup failed, Erdogan has not let up, saying he supports the death penalty for coup plotters and that they should […]


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