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Acting Pentagon chief visits Baghdad...

Acting Pentagon chief visits Baghdad...

Middle East

Tue, Feb 12 2019

Shanahan is to meet leaders including Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi and will also discuss the withdrawal...

Caught in Syria, foreign jihadist suspects...

Caught in Syria, foreign jihadist suspects...

World

Sun, Feb 10 2019

Both countries have suffered for years at the hands of the Islamic State group

Syria war: Families and fighters flee...

Syria war: Families and fighters flee...

Middle East

Thu, Feb 7 2019

Most of those emerging from the desert over the past two weeks have been IS militants' wives and...

Trump comments spark Iraqi demands for...

Trump comments spark Iraqi demands for...

Middle East

Mon, Feb 4 2019

The US has been leading a coalition to crush the Islamic State group which grabbed swathes of Syria and...

Iraq hints at bigger role in Syria after...

Iraq hints at bigger role in Syria after...

Middle East

Mon, Dec 31 2018

Abdul Mahdi has previously said that about 2,000 Islamic State fighters are operating near the border...

In a first, Trump makes surprise visit...

In a first, Trump makes surprise visit...

World

Thu, Dec 27 2018

He was accompanied by first lady Melania Trump

Iraq PM sworn with partial cabinet as...

Iraq PM sworn with partial cabinet as...

Middle East

Thu, Oct 25 2018

The new premier faces the daunting task of rebuilding much of the country after a devastating war against...

U.S. imposes sanctions on Iraq-based...

U.S. imposes sanctions on Iraq-based...

World

Wed, Oct 17 2018

In September, the Treasury took action against Islamic State financial facilitators with ties in the...

Iraq names new president and premier,...

Iraq names new president and...

World

Wed, Oct 3 2018

The presidency, traditionally occupied by a Kurd, is a largely ceremonial position, but the vote for...

Iran foreign minister blasts Trump officials...

Iran foreign minister blasts Trump officials...

Middle East

Mon, Oct 1 2018

The United States announced on Friday it will effectively close the consulate following increasing threats...

Polls open in Iraqi Kurdistan for regional...

Polls open in Iraqi Kurdistan for regional...

World

Sun, Sep 30 2018

The election is taking place a year after a failed bid for independence

US pull diplomats from Basra, citing...

US pull diplomats from Basra, citing...

Middle East

Sat, Sep 29 2018

In May, Trump withdrew the United States from an international deal to put curbs on Iran's nuclear...

A year of crisis since Iraqi Kurdistan's...

A year of crisis since Iraqi Kurdistan's...

World

Thu, Sep 27 2018

Iraq's autonomous region of Kurdistan, which votes for a new parliament on Sunday, has endured a...

US issues fresh warning to airlines...

US issues fresh warning to airlines...

World

Tue, Sep 11 2018

Tensions ramped up between Iran and the United States after President Donald Trump pulled out of a landmark...

Rockets fired at Basra airport as violent...

Rockets fired at Basra airport as violent...

World

Sun, Sep 9 2018

Iraq’s second city has been rocked by five days of demonstrations

One dead, 25 injured in Basra protests...

One dead, 25 injured in Basra protests...

World

Thu, Sep 6 2018

Public anger has grown at a time when politicians are struggling to form a new Iraqi government after...

Car bomb kills 11 in west Iraq after...

Car bomb kills 11 in west Iraq after...

Middle East

Wed, Aug 29 2018

The assailant blew up a vehicle at a checkpoint on the outskirts of al-Qaim, one of the last towns in...

11 killed in suicide bombing in...

11 killed in suicide bombing in...

World

Wed, Aug 29 2018

The suicide bombing also wounded 16 others

Gunmen storm government building in...

Gunmen storm government building in...

Middle East

Mon, Jul 23 2018

It was not immediately clear who the attackers were

Iraq executes 12 after PM calls for...

Iraq executes 12 after PM's call

Middle East

Fri, Jun 29 2018

Security forces on Wednesday found the bodies of eight men mutilated and rigged with explosives, two...

IS has not been eradicated

IS has not been eradicated

Azeem Ibrahim

Sat, Jun 23 2018

Pakistan is now a volatile cocktail of tribalism, sectarianism, and Islamism