Recent News Headlines : Iraq - Iraq

U.S.-BACKED SYRIAN FORCES CLOSE IN ON RAQQA FROM SOUTH


The forces are a couple of kilometers from achieving this aim... READ MORE

21st June, 2017 145

IS SUSPECT ARRESTED IN MADRID 'HAD JIHADI SUICIDE MANUAL'


The minister said the suspect was indoctrinating and training the other two arrested... READ MORE

21st June, 2017 0

MOHAMMED BIN SALMAN NAMED SAUDI ARABIA'S CROWN PRINCE


Saudi Arabia's King Salman has appointed his son, Mohammed bin Salman, as heir, in a major reshuffle announced early on Wednesday... READ MORE

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SAUDI ARABIAS KING SALMAN NAMES HIS SON AS FIRST HEIR


He had previously been in charge of his father's royal court when Salman was the crown prince... READ MORE

21st June, 2017 1539

ANALYSIS | THE QUEST FOR AN INDEPENDENT KURDISTAN ENTERS A NEW PHASE


But the crises of the intervening years have dashed whatever faith Kurds had in the Iraqi federal project, Abdul Rahman said... READ MORE

21st June, 2017 234

US JET DESTROYS ANOTHER IRANIAN DRONE OVER SYRIA


Two days earlier, an American FA-18 shot down a Syrian SU-22 warplane that had dropped bombs near US-backed fighters combating the Islamic State... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 6

ISRAELI PM WARNS IRAN NOT TO THREATEN ISRAEL


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday cautioned Iran not to threaten Israel after Tehran said it launched missiles at Islamic State IS targets in Syria... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 0

IRAQI FORCES PUSH INTO MOSUL OLD CITY, WARN IS 'SURRENDER OR DIE'


Iraqi forces stationed Humvees by the Grand Mosque on the retaken east side of Mosul, facing the Old City and mounted with speakers... READ MORE

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IRAQI FORCES PUSH INTO MOSUL OLD CITY, WARN IS 'SURRENDER OR DIE'


Iraqi forces stationed Humvees by the Grand Mosque on the retaken east side of Mosul, facing the Old City and mounted with speakers... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 0

AUSTRALIA SUSPENDS AIR STRIKES IN SYRIA AFTER U.S. DOWNING OF SYRIAN JET


As a precautionary measure, Australian Defence Force ADF strike operations into Syria have temporarily ceased, Australia's Department of Defence said in a statement... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 755

RUSSIA WARNS IT WILL TARGET US WARPLANES IN SYRIAN AIRSPACE


Instead of attacking, the Syrian SU-22 zoomed away, and the Americans did not attack... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 14633

KURDISH AND FRENCH REPORTERS KILLED IN MOSUL EXPLOSION


Landmine blast in war-torn Iraqi city kills Kurdish reporter Bakhtiyar Addad and French journalist Stephan Villeneuve... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 1114

FRENCH JOURNALIST STEPHAN VILLENEUVE KILLED IN MOSUL


A French journalist has been killed in Mosul after a mine exploded in the war-torn city, public broadcaster France Televisions said Tuesday... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 120

IRAQI CHRISTIANS IN MICHIGAN FEAR DEPORTATION


He and his brother, Najah, immigrated to the United States from Tel Kaif, Iraq, nearly 40 years ago with their family... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 866

IRANIAN OFFICIAL DENIES SAUDI CLAIM IT ARRESTED IRANIAN MILITARY FORCES


Saudi Arabia fired on two fishing boats, leading to the death of one of the fishermen, Aqababai said, according to the Young Journalists Club site... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 76

RUSSIA ISSUES WARNING AFTER US COALITION DOWNS JET


Russia has warned the US-led coalition fighting in Syria that it will view its aircraft as targets, after a Syrian military plane was shot down... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 5679

IRAQI PM ABADI HEADS TO SAUDI ARABIA AT START OF MIDEAST TOUR


Iraq lies on the fault line between Shi'ite Iran and the mainly Sunni Arab world... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 75

150,000 CIVILIANS FEARED TRAPPED IN MOSUL'S OLD CITY AS IRAQI TROOPS ATTACK LAST ISLAMIC STATE STRONGHOLD


Iraq state TV aired live footage showing thick black smoke rising from the Old City, with the sound of gunfire rattling inside... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 2

EU CONSIDERS IRAQ SECURITY MISSION AFTER MOSUL FALLS


EU considers Iraq security mission after Mosul falls diplomats... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 52

SYRIA, IRAQ TROOPS LINK AT BORDER FOR FIRST TIME IN YEARS


The development reported by pro-government media Sunday comes a day after Iraqi forces captured a border crossing point with Syria, al-Waleed, from the IS militants... READ MORE

18th June, 2017 43

BATTLE FOR MOSUL: IRAQI FORCES BEGIN PAINSTAKING PUSH INTO OLD CITY


Iraqi forces early this morning breach into old Mosul, the final ISIS-held district in the city... READ MORE

18th June, 2017 71

IRAN FIRES MISSILES AT MILITANT GROUPS IN EASTERN SYRIA


Military leaders and officials in Iran, a predominantly Shi'ite country, often refer to Sunni Muslim radicals as Takfiris... READ MORE

18th June, 2017 574

IRAQI FORCES STORM ISIS-HELD OLD CITY OF MOSUL


The Iraqi army thinks the number of ISIS fighters in the Old City doesn't exceed 300, down from nearly 6,000 when the battle of Mosul started on Oct. 17... READ MORE

18th June, 2017 188

IRAQI TROOPS BEGIN FINAL ASSAULT TO FORCE ISLAMIC STATE OUT OF MOSUL


The IS group captured Mosul when it swept across northern and central Iraq in the summer of 2014... READ MORE

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IRAQI FORCES LAUNCH ASSAULT ON MOSUL'S LAST ISIL-HELD DISTRICTA


A military statement announced the start of the assault, saying the army, counter-terrorism forces and federal police launched an attack on the Old City ... READ MORE

18th June, 2017 162

'FINAL CHAPTER': IRAQI FORCES LAUNCH ASSAULT AGAINST IS IN BATTLE FOR MOSUL


Reuters Alaa Al-Marjani Photo Iraqi security forces are pictured during a battle with Islamic State militants in western Mosul, Iraq February 26, 2017... READ MORE

18th June, 2017 76

IRAQI FORCES LAUNCH ASSAULT TO TAKE MOSUL OLD CITY


ISIL has lost much of that territory over the last three years, and Mosul is their last urban bastion in Iraq... READ MORE

18th June, 2017 555

IRAQI TROOPS MOVE INTO MOSUL'S OLD CITY


Iraqi troops have launched an assault on the last Islamic State stronghold in the city of Mosul... READ MORE

18th June, 2017 0

'THEY WILL FIGHT TO THE DEATH'


Helicopters strafed the area as elite Iraqi counterterrorism forces prepared to storm it on foot... READ MORE

18th June, 2017 162

IRAQ LAUNCHES FINAL MAJOR BATTLE AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE IN MOSUL


U.S.-backed Iraqi troops pushed into the last Islamic State stronghold in the country's second-largest city of Mosul on Sunday, an Iraqi commander said, fo... READ MORE

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Trending News Headlines : Iraq

US AIR STRIKE ON IS KILLED 105 CIVILIANS IN IRAQ'S MOSUL


The United States has admitted that at least 105 Iraqi civilians were killed in an air strike it carried out in Mosul in March... READ MORE

25th May, 2017 11554

ISIL KILLS 163 PEOPLE IN MOSUL IN ONE DAY


In late May, Iraqi forces launched a broad assault on parts of Mosul, closing in on the remaining pockets of territory held by ISIL... READ MORE

6th June, 2017 10603

SECOND DEADLY BLAST STRIKES BAGHDAD IN 24 HOURS


Suicide bombers kill more than 50 people in separate attacks in Baghdad and Basra, police say... READ MORE

30th May, 2017 7480

IRAN ACCUSES SAUDI ARABIA FOR TEHRAN ATTACKS


Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps has accused Saudi Arabia of being behind Wednesday's double attack in the capital Tehran that left at least 13 people dead... READ MORE

8th June, 2017 7045

US-LED STRIKES KILL 35 CIVILIANS IN EAST SYRIA


US-led coalition air raids killed at least 35 civilians, including many women and children, in an eastern Syrian town held by ISIL, according to a war monitor... READ MORE

26th May, 2017 6448

SUICIDE BOMB BLAST KILLS 20 IN MUSAYYIB MARKET


Two attacks in the space of 12 hours roil Iraqi capital, with ISIL claim of first explosion at a busy ice cream parlour... READ MORE

10th June, 2017 5960

RUSSIA'S MILITARY SAYS IT MAY HAVE KILLED IS LEADER; WEST, IRAQ SKEPTICAL


Rami Abdulrahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, cast doubt on the report Baghdadi may have been killed... READ MORE

16th June, 2017 5336

CIA'S 'DARK PRINCE' TAPPED TO LEAD CHARGE AGAINST IRAN


Known as the Dark Prince, Ayatollah Mike, and the Undertaker within the halls of the CIA, Michael D'Andrea ran the CIA's Counterterrorism Center between 2006 and 2015... READ MORE

3rd June, 2017 4932

BEYOND RAQQA AN EVEN BIGGER BATTLE IN SYRIA LOOMS


That, Mr. Wazne said, puts the United States at loggerheads with the pro-government alliance in Syria, especially Hezbollah and Iran... READ MORE

10th June, 2017 4203

FIGHTER JETS DEAL SHOWS DEEP US SUPPORT


A 12bn deal to buy US F-15 fighter jets shows Qatar has deep-rooted support from Washington, a Qatari official said on Thursday, Reuters news agency reported... READ MORE

15th June, 2017 3707

DOZENS OF IRAQIS KILLED AS ISIS TARGETS BAGHDAD DURING RAMADAN


An Islamic State car bomb that targeted families eating ice-cream after breaking their Ramadan fast has killed at least 17 people and wounded 32 more in southern Baghdad... READ MORE

30th May, 2017 3697

U.S.-LED COALITION INCREASES AIRSTRIKES BY 50% AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE


Increased strikes come as U.S.-backed ground forces make headway in Raqqa, Syria and Mosul, Iraq... READ MORE

23rd May, 2017 3658

SAUDI SOCCER TEAM'S REFUSAL TO HONOR LONDON TERROR VICTIMS WAS DESPICABLE


A spokesperson for Football Federation Australia says the Saudi team was told of the coming one-minute silence -- but refused, citing cultural differences... READ MORE

10th June, 2017 3541

US ARMY 'LOST TRACK OF $1BN WORTH OF ARMS'


Amnesty International urges the US and other countries to stop arms transfers that could fuel atrocities... READ MORE

24th May, 2017 3427

IRAQI KURDS SET DATE FOR INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM


Masoud Barzani, the president of the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government KRG, announced the vote on Twitter on Wednesday... READ MORE

8th June, 2017 3338

HUNDREDS SUFFER FROM FOOD POISONING IN CAMP NEAR MOSUL


The Kurdish news agency Rudaw, citing Erbil health department officials, said at least one child had died and more than 800 people were affected... READ MORE

13th June, 2017 3199

MOSUL DAM RISKS DEVASTATING FAILURE AS IRAQ GOVERNMENT KEEPS STALLING


Construction of the dam, which provides irrigation and hydroelectric power, was completed under the regime of Saddam Hussein in 1985... READ MORE

30th May, 2017 3141

ISLAMIC STATE LEADER BAGHDADI 'MAY HAVE BEEN KILLED BY RUSSIA'


The ministry said an air strike may have killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and up to 330 other fighters on 28 May... READ MORE

16th June, 2017 3065

IN SAUDI ARABIA, TRUMP REACHES OUT TO SUNNI NATIONS, AT IRANS EXPENSE


Some used the election's success to criticize Mr. Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia... READ MORE

22nd May, 2017 2832

AT LEAST 142 CIVILIANS KILLED IN SIX DAYS


Dozens of women and children killed while trying to escape west Mosul, as Iraqi army seeks to close in on ISIL fighters... READ MORE

1st June, 2017 2600

CIVILIANS KILLED WHILE FLEEING ISLAMIC STATE IN MOSUL


In Syria, Kurdish forces backed by U.S.-air strikes are besieging Islamic State forces in the city of Raqqa, the militants' de facto capital in that country... READ MORE

3rd June, 2017 2473

EX-CAPTIVE OF ISIL SHEDS TEARS ON RETURN TO IRAQ


An emotional homecoming for Nadia Murad, a Yazidi survivor captured by ISIL and sold as a slave in northern Iraq... READ MORE

2nd June, 2017 2376

ISIL FIGHTERS SEAL OFF MOSUL MOSQUE FOR LAST STAND


The Grand al-Nuri Mosque has become a symbolic focus of the campaign with Iraqi commanders privately saying they hope to capture it during Ramadan... READ MORE

1st June, 2017 2302

FROM 'CALIPH' TO FUGITIVE: IS LEADER BAGHDADI'S NEW LIFE ON THE RUN


Baghdadi has become nervous and very careful in his movements, said Talabany, whose services are directly involved in countering Islamic State plots... READ MORE

12th June, 2017 2192

IRAN: TRUMP RESPONSE TO TERROR ATTACK IN TEHRAN 'REPUGNANT'


Repugnant WH statement Senate sanctions as Iranians counter terror backed by US clients, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted... READ MORE

8th June, 2017 2096

KURDISH YPG SAYS 'MAJOR OPERATION' ON SYRIA'S RAQQA TO START IN DAYS


Once Raqqa falls, Deir al-Zor province in eastern Syria will be Islamic State's last major foothold in Syria and Iraq... READ MORE

3rd June, 2017 2093

CONSEQUENCES OF ATTACKS IN TEHRAN WILL BE FELT AROUND THE WORLD


Assaults on potent symbols of Iranian ideology, claimed by Isis, will stoke tensions with Saudi Arabia, Gulf states and Trump... READ MORE

8th June, 2017 2015

CANADA BRINGS HOME 1 OF 2 AURORA SURVEILLANCE PLANES FROM ANTI-ISIS MISSION


Kurdish Peshmerga commanders have asked that highly trained special forces remain behind once Mosul is freed in order to help with training in counter-insurgency warfare... READ MORE

25th May, 2017 1915

IRAN'S TOP DIPLOMAT SAYS WHITE HOUSE STATEMENT ON TEHRAN ATTACK IS 'REPUGNANT'


The attacks were claimed by the Islamic State -- an avowed enemy of both Iran and the United States... READ MORE

8th June, 2017 1860

IRAQI GOVERNMENT REJECTS KURDISH MOVE FOR INDEPENDENCE


The disputed areas include swaths of northern territory that are claimed by both Kurdish Iraq and Baghdad, including the key oil-rich province of Kirkuk... READ MORE

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