1 police dies, 4 injured in northern Iraq attack
One police died and four others were injured in an armed attack by unknown assailants in northern Iraq’s oil rich Kirkuk province, a security official said on late Thursday.
10:49 20 October
Erbil says ready to hold talks with Baghdad
Northern Iraq’s Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) has welcomed the notion of holding talks with Baghdad with a view to resolving the crisis caused by last month’s illegitimate referendum on regional independence, according to a KRG statement issued Thursday, APA reports quoting Anadolu.
23:25 19 October
Turkish jets kill 4 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq
Four PKK terrorists were killed in an air operation in northern Iraq Thursday, according to the Turkish military, APA reports quoting AA.
21:58 19 October
Iraq's Kurd region halts preparations for Nov. 1 polls
Northern Iraq’s Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) on Wednesday announced its decision to suspend preparations for KRG presidential and parliamentary elections slated for Nov. 1, APA rports quoting Anadolu Agency.
22:48 18 October
Tillerson expresses support for Iraq’s unity
Prime Minister of Iraq Haider Al-Abadi received a phone call, on Tuesday, from United States Secretary of State Rex. Tillerson, said the statement on the Iraqi Prime Minister’s website.
18:17 18 October
More than 90 percent of Raqqa liberated: Pentagon
Nearly all of Daesh’s self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa in Syria has been cleared of the terror fighters, the Pentagon said Tuesday, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.
06:23 18 October
12 wounded in bomb attack against police shuttle in Turkey’s Mersin
A bomb exploded as a bus carrying police was passing by in the southern province of Mersin on Oct. 17, wounding a dozen officers, officials said, APA reported citing Hurriyet Daily News.
19:07 17 October
US to 'not take sides' in Iraqi-Kurdish dispute: Trump
President Donald Trump said Monday the U.S. would not take sides in the clash between the Iraqi government and Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
07:30 17 October
US forces kill dozens of Daesh fighters in Yemen
U.S. forces killed dozens of Daesh militants in a strike on two of its training camps in Yemen’s al Bayda governorate, the Pentagon said Monday, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
06:38 17 October
Iraq forces seize main govt HQ in Kirkuk: Police source
Iraqi forces on Monday entered central Kirkuk's main government headquarters following an earlier retreat from the area by Kurdish Peshmerga forces, according to a local police source, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
00:23 17 October
2 Turkish soldiers martyred in northern Iraq
Two Turkish soldiers were martyred and three others injured in an operation in northern Iraq, military said on Monday, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
23:04 16 October
Turkey closes airspace for flights to northern Iraq
Turkey on Monday closed its airspace for the flights from and to northern Iraq, the Turkish deputy prime minister and government spokesman said Monday, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
22:28 16 October
Arshad Al-Salihi: Kirkuk under control of Iraqi army and federal police
“We’re in talks with Iraq’s central government for the application of a new form of governance,” Iraqi Turkmen leader Arshad al-Salihi told APA’s Turkey bureau.
19:05 16 October
Approach to Iran exposes growing irritation between U.S. and allies
Just before President Trump announced on Friday that he would decertify the Iran nuclear deal, French President Emmanuel Macron called his counterpart in Tehran to offer reassurance, Macron’s office said in a statement. No matter what Trump said, he told Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Europe would continue to back the agreement, APA reports quoting the Washington Post.
05:31 15 October
Turkmen militia, Peshmerga clash in northern Iraq
Clashes erupted between a Turkmen militia group and Peshmerga forces in northern Iraq's Saladin province, a state official said Friday.
07:10 14 October
Oil rallies nearly 2 percent on China import boost, U.S.-Iran tensions
Oil prices on Friday closed at their highest level in October on bullish news from strong Chinese oil imports, U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision not to certify that Iran is complying with a nuclear agreement and other tensions in the Middle East, APA reports quoting Reuters.
02:11 14 October
4-year-old Azerbaijani child rescued from ISIL in Iraq brought home
Abdulla, a 4-year-old Azerbaijani child, who was rescued from Islamic State terrorist organization in Iraq and was kept in an orphanage there, was brought to Azerbaijan last night, Hikmat Hajiyev, spokesman for the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry, told APA on Friday.
10:14 13 October
Over 220 illegal migrants held in Turkey
Turkish security forces on Thursday detained 226 illegal migrants during operations in several provinces, security officials said, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.
03:27 13 October
Iraq refuses talks with Kurds unless they commit to unity
The Iraqi government said on Thursday it would not hold talks with the Kurdish autonomous region on reopening its airports and providing dollars for its banks, unless the Kurds commit to “Iraq’s unity”, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
23:11 12 October
Rouhani: Nuclear deal 'big test' for parties
Iran's nuclear deal with world major powers was a 'big test' for all signatories and other states in the world, as keeping promise is the base of world trust in a state, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday, APA reported citing IRNA.
18:00 11 October