Iraq

  Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed Turkey for bombing Kurds, hours after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Israel a “terrorist state”. Netanyahu hit back at Erdogan yesterday after he labeled Israel a “state that kills children,” calling him a leader who bombs Kurdish villagers and supports ‘terrorists’. The two countries had normalized relations […]

After three long years, I  raq has announced that its war against the Islamic State (IS) is over. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told a conference in Baghdad that Iraqi troops were now in complete control of the Iraqi-Syrian border. The border zone contained the last few areas IS held, following its loss of the town of […]

US President Donald Trump is apparently going to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Mr Trump is said to not immediately move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem but the news comes ahead of an expected speech by the President today. Meanwhile, the 2017 Global Emotions Report indicates that Iranians and Iraqis are the […]

UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May met with her Iraqi counterpart Haider al-Abadi in a surprise visit on Wednesday in Baghdad, her first trip to the country. May promised the UK will continue as a “partner” to Iraq to help stabilize and rebuild the country, adding that London has allocated financial support for the Iraqi forces […]

Iraq’s President Fuad Masum arrived in Erbil yesterday to discuss the question of Kirkuk and its governor as well as the Erbil-Baghdad political deadlock with the Kurdish government. During his visit Masum will also meet former Kurdistan Region President and head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Masoud Barzani. Masum, who started his tour of […]

A suicide bomb attack hit the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Monday, killing 17 and wounding over 28 others. The Iraqi Ministry of Interior reported that a suicide attack targeted a crowded market in the Nahrawan area in Baghdad.  The Ministry also stated that two gunmen with suicide vests opened fire on a crowd in the al-Shamar […]

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered compensation for the people affected by the strong earthquake that hit parts of the Kurdistan Region on November 12. The directive was based on a report prepared by an Iraqi committee who visited areas affected by the earthquake in the provinces of Sulaimani and Diyala. Funds will be […]

Progress underway as the KRG has launched a series of meetings with political parties in the Kurdistan Region to strengthen unity ahead of political negotiations with Baghdad. Kurdish parties have been engaged in intensive talks after Baghdad rejected the vote and Iraqi forces pushed the Peshmerga back to 2003 borders. In the wake the losses, […]

At least 23 people have been killed and 60 others wounded in a suicide car bomb attack in Iraq. The blast ripped through a crowded fruit and vegetable market in the centre Tuz Khurmatu near Kirkuk. The number of dead was likely to rise because many of the wounded were in a critical condition. No […]

The Iraqi Supreme Court has ruled that a referendum on Kurdish independence was unconstitutional. The ruling comes nearly two months after the vote, in which 92% of Iraqi Kurds supported secession. Kurdistan Region’s former president Masoud Barzani however said the Iraqi Federal Court has no legitimacy to issue a ruling on the Kurdistan independence referendum and […]


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