Bombs target Iraq communist party headquarters
Two homemade bombs targeted the headquarters of the Iraqi Communist Party, which is part of an alliance with cleric Moqtada al-Sadr that won Iraq’s parliamentary election, a party official and security sources said, APA reports quoting Reuters.
05:04 26 May
Fiery cleric Sadr taps anger over Iran to lead Iraq poll
Nationalist Shi’ite Cleric Moqtada al Sadr took a surprise lead in Iraq’s elections by tapping into public resentment with Iran and what some voters say is a corrupt political elite it supports, APA reports quoting Reuters.
04:39 15 May
HR McMaster Out as White House National Security Adviser
HR McMaster will exit the role of National Security Adviser to United States President Donald Trump. Former UN Ambassador John Bolton, a prominent war hawk, will replace McMaster, Trump announced on Twitter Thursday evening, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
04:27 23 March
Qatar plans to reopen embassy in Iraq soon - Foreign Minister
The efforts announced by Doha include the reopening of the Embassy of Qatar in Iraq, which was closed in 1990 after late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, APA reports quoting sputniknews.
22:35 08 November
Iraqi Turkmen leader: Barzani plans to annex Kirkuk to Kurdish region
Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region leader Masoud Barzani plans to annex Kirkuk to the Kurdish region for its oil, Ershad Salihi, the leader of the Iraqi Turkmen Front (ITF) and a member of the Iraqi Parliament, told APA.
13:41 19 September
Iraqi PM declares victory over Islamic State in Mosul
Iraq's prime minister declared victory over Islamic State in Mosul on Monday, three years after the militants seized the city and made it the stronghold of a "caliphate" they said would take over the world, APA reports quoting Reuters.
22:26 10 July
Trump's defense chief: 'We're not in Iraq to seize anybody's oil'
The U.S. military is "not in Iraq to seize anybody's oil", Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said, distancing himself from remarks by President Donald Trump, as he held talks with Iraqi leaders on Monday, APA reports quoting Reuters.
02:30 21 February
Civilians flee as Shi'ite fighters near flashpoint town near Mosul
Baku-APA. Thousands of Iraqi civilians have fled Tal Afar as Shi'ite paramilitary groups close in around the Islamic State-held town on the road between Mosul and Raqqa, the main cities of the militant group's self-styled caliphate in Iraq and Syria, APA reports quoting Reuters.
00:49 24 November
Iraqi special forces seize Mosul district in fresh push
Baku-APA. Iraqi special forces said they pushed deeper into Mosul on Friday despite heavy resistance from Islamic State militants using civilians as cover, and were holding half a dozen city neighborhoods seized in the last 10 days, APA reports quoting Reuters.
21:08 11 November
Iraqi PM announces operation to retake Shirqat, south of Mosul
Baku-APA. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced on Tuesday the launching of a military operation to retake Shirqat, an Islamic State bastion 100 km (60 miles) south of the jihadists' Mosul stronghold, APA reports quoting Reuters.
06:35 20 September
Islamic State twin suicide bombings at Baghdad mall kill 12 - UPDATED
Baku-APA. Twelve people were killed late on Friday in two suicide bombings claimed by Islamic State at a shopping mall in eastern Baghdad, police and hospital sources said, APA reports quoting Reuters.
07:04 10 September
Iranian opposition group in Iraq resettled to Albania
Baku-APA. The remaining members of an exiled Iranian opposition group based in Iraq for decades left on Friday for resettlement in Albania following several attacks on their camps in recent years, APA reports quoting Reuters.
02:28 10 September
Mortar, bombing in Baghdad kill six, including four children
Baku-APA. A mortar attack south of Baghdad at a camp for people displaced from the war with Islamic State killed four children and a woman on Wednesday, while a separate suicide bombing in a northern district killed a policeman, security sources said, APA reports quoting Reuters.
00:25 28 July
Islamic State car bomb attack kills seven north of Baghdad
Baku-APA. A suicide bomber killed at least seven people north of Baghdad on Wednesday, security and medical sources said, in the second bombing claimed by Islamic State in the district in as many days, APA reports quoting Reuters.
22:11 13 July
Iran summons French ambassador over dissident meeting in Paris
Baku-APA. Iran summoned the French ambassador on Tuesday to protest about a meeting held in Paris by Iranians in exile who seek the overthrow of the Islamic Republic, APA reports quoting Reuters.
05:27 13 July
Chilcot report on Britain's role in Iraq war unveiled in London
Baku – APA. The Chilcot Inquiry into Britain's role in the 2003 Iraq War has concluded in London after seven years of delays, RIA Novosti reports.
16:09 06 July
Battle for Falluja will end in western district, says Iraqi commander
Baku-APA. U.S.-backed Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State militants in Falluja are advancing toward jihadist strongholds in western districts where they expect the final push to recapture the city will take place, the Iraqi commander said on Monday, APA rpeorts quoting Reuters.
04:14 21 June
Iraqi forces say making progress vs Islamic State inside Falluja
Baku-APA. Iraqi forces said on Wednesday they had begun to make progress against Islamic State inside a built-up district of Falluja, the militants' stronghold to the west of Baghdad, APA reports quoting Reuters.
20:29 08 June
Islamic State commander in Falluja killed, U.S. military says
Baku-APA. U.S.-led coalition strikes supporting Iraqi forces in the recapture of Falluja have killed 70 Islamic State militants including the group's commander in the city, a U.S military spokesman said on Friday, APA reports quoting Reuters.
03:10 28 May
Top Shi'ite cleric urges restraint in assault on Iraq's Falluja
Baku-APA. Iraq's top Shi'ite Muslim cleric urged government forces battling to retake Falluja from Islamic State militants to spare civilians trapped in the city on Baghdad's western approaches, APA reports quoting Reuters.
20:49 25 May