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Iraqi forces advance on town where IS...

Iraqi forces advance on town where IS...

World

Wed, Nov 2 2016

The battle that started on October 17 with air and ground support from a US-led coalition is shaping...

Iraq forces poised for first push into...

Iraq forces poised for first push into...

World

Tue, Nov 1 2016

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi appeared on state television on Monday wearing camouflage uniform, said,...

Yemen's rejects UN peace plan as Saudi-led...

Yemen's rejects UN peace plan as Saudi-led...

World

Sun, Oct 30 2016

The war has left nearly 7,000 people dead, according to the UN which had been struggling to convince...

Gas tanker attacked near key shipping...

Gas tanker attacked near key shipping...

World

Wed, Oct 26 2016

A small vessel had approached the tanker and fired a rocket propelled grenade (RPG)

IS 'shave beards' as pressure builds...

IS 'shave beards' as pressure builds...

World

Wed, Oct 26 2016

Some 3,000 to 5,000 IS fighters are believed to be inside Mosul, Iraq's second city, alongside more than...

Threatened in Mosul, IS uses alternative...

Threatened in Mosul, IS uses alternative...

World

Tue, Oct 25 2016

The Kirkuk assault was carried out by more than 50 sleeper cells. They struck targets in and around the...

Attack in Iraq's Kirkuk over, 74 IS...

Attack in Iraq's Kirkuk over, 74 IS...

World

Mon, Oct 24 2016

Tens of thousands of Iraqi forces are pressing a week-old offensive on Iraq's second city, which is also...

Iran’s Rouhani: US election offers only...

Iran’s Rouhani: US election offers only...

US Election 2016

Sun, Oct 23 2016

“You saw the presidential debates, how they talk..., how they accuse and mock (each other),” Rouhani...

Turkish help in Mosul offensive angers...

Turkish help in Mosul offensive angers...

World

Sun, Oct 23 2016

Turkish forces have made several previous ground forays into Iraq in recent years, raising tensions between...

Once tolerant, Mosul now pushes against...

Once tolerant, Mosul now pushes against...

World

Wed, Oct 19 2016

Mosu had a population of about 2 million before the Sunni militants seized it in 2014. Mosul became the...

Iraq's traumatised minorities: Test...

Iraq's traumatised minorities: Test...

World

Tue, Oct 18 2016

Ancient minorities have always been an integral part of Iraq's complex social fabric. Their attitudes...

Iraqi force: 20 villages fall in first...

Iraqi force: 20 villages fall in first...

World

Tue, Oct 18 2016

The Iraqi army is attacking Mosul on the southern and southeastern fronts, while the Peshmerga carried...

Iraq launches Mosul offensive against...

Iraq launches Mosul offensive against...

Middle East

Mon, Oct 17 2016

100,000 Iraqis may flee to Syria and Turkey to escape the Iraq's military assault aimed at ousting IS...

How Yemen's stalemate war could entangle...

How Yemen's stalemate war could entangle...

World

Sun, Oct 16 2016

Yemen, on the southern edge of the Arabian Peninsula, has been in the midst of a civil war since September...

As offensive nears, IS rigs Mosul with...

As offensive nears, IS rigs Mosul with...

World

Thu, Oct 13 2016

Mosul, home to up to 1.5 m people, has been the headquarters of IS's self-declared caliphate in northern...

US strikes Yemen after missile attacks...

US strikes Yemen after missile attacks...

World

Thu, Oct 13 2016

The strike authorized by President Barack Obama, represent Washington's first direct military action...

Saudi Arabia and Iran face off in...

Saudi Arabia and Iran face off in...

World

Fri, Oct 7 2016

Iran sees Afghanistan as a primary zone of influence, much as it sees Iraq. Saudi Arabia has a long history...

Saudi starts war games in Gulf as tensions...

Saudi starts war games in Gulf as tensions...

World

Wed, Oct 5 2016

Tehran and Riyadh are fighting several proxy wars in the Middle East, including in Syria and Yemen, but...

Explainer: What does Opec's tentative...

Explainer: What does Opec's tentative...

Business

Thu, Sep 29 2016

A major disagreement between regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran, also important Opec members, still...

UK call for UN human rights mission...

UK call for UN human rights mission...

Middle East

Tue, Sep 27 2016

The UK has put its name to a call at the UN this week to set up an independent mission to report on human...

Iran: Why it matters in 2016 US...

Iran: Why it matters in 2016 US...

US Election 2016

Fri, Sep 16 2016

Republican Donald Trump has called the Iran deal “stupid,” a “lopsided disgrace” and worse. He says that...