Recent News Headlines : Iraq

YEMEN RAID KILLS 7 AL-QAEDA MILITANTS, U.S. MILITARY SAYS


The U.S. military has carried out more than 80 strikes in Yemen against al-Qaeda militants since February... READ MORE

23rd May, 2017 0

US RAID KILLS 'SEVEN AL-QAEDA FIGHTERS' IN YEMEN


US forces have killed seven suspected members of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula AQAP during a ground raid in Yemen, the Pentagon has said... READ MORE

23rd May, 2017 34

EU'S BARNIER REFUSES TO IMAGINE UK BREXIT TALKS WALKOUT


The United States has no other way but to think of a win-win approach vis-a-vis Iran, otherwise, they will fail, he said... READ MORE

23rd May, 2017 0

WORST OPEC CHEATER WILL GET HARDER TO IGNORE AS CURBS FALTER


Iraq's peers are tolerating its breaches mostly because Saudi Arabia has slashed 35 percent, or 171,000 barrels a day, more than it needs to, according to OPEC data... READ MORE

23rd May, 2017 390

IN BLASTING IRAN, TRUMP WOOS ISRAEL AND SAUDI ARABIA


Huge arms deal with Saudi Arabia, NATO-like alliance and tough talk are all aimed at Iran... READ MORE

23rd May, 2017 169

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 2486

TRUMP'S SAUDI SPEECH A GOOD START -- NOW ACTION MUST FOLLOW


Donald Trump made Saudi Arabia the first stop on his first presidential trip abroad for a reason... READ MORE

22nd May, 2017 90

US PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SETS OUT MIDEAST VISION


Published May 22, 2017 10 18 pm U.S. President Donald Trump delivers a speech during Arab-Islamic-American Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 21, 2017... READ MORE

22nd May, 2017 70

DONALD TRUMP VILIFIES IRAN AS MODERATE HASSAN ROUHANI WINS MAJOR VICTORY


Hassan Rouhani wins huge victory even as Trump attacks Iran in speech... READ MORE

22nd May, 2017 341

TRUMP WRAPS UP SAUDI VISIT AMID MOUNTING UNCERTAINTIES IN U.S. MIDDLE EAST POLICY


U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense Mo... READ MORE

22nd May, 2017 0

WHAT'S THE GOAL OF AMERICA'S ARMS DEAL WITH SAUDI ARABIA?


Photo Melania Trump speaks with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayef at the Royal Court in Riyadh... READ MORE

22nd May, 2017 712

WHAT'S ACTUALLY GOING ON IN THIS PICTURE OF TRUMP TOUCHING A GLOWING ORB?


Donald Trump What's actually going on in this picture of the US President touching a glowing orb?... READ MORE

22nd May, 2017 1250

IRAN ACCUSES U.S. OF 'IRANOPHOBIA', ARMING 'DANGEROUS TERRORISTS'


Saudi Arabia and Iran compete for influence across the Middle East, respectively backing rival political or armed groups in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Yemen... READ MORE

22nd May, 2017 1521

TRUMP'S SAUDI ARABIA VISIT RECEIVES CRITICISM FROM PRESIDENT'S FORMER CAMPAIGN ADVISER ROGER STONE


President Donald Trump's former ally, Roger Stone, condemned Trump in a series of tweets Saturday for accepting Saudi Arabia's highest civilian honor... READ MORE

22nd May, 2017 10

TRUMP'S CALL TO ISOLATE IRAN SETS UP A CHALLENGE FOR ROUHANI


On Sunday, U.S. President Donald Trump called on the world to isolate Iran... READ MORE

22nd May, 2017 122

ANALYSIS | TRUMP EMBRACES THE SAUDI VISION FOR THE MIDDLE EAST


Critics of Saudi Arabia routinely point to the fact that its state-sanctioned orthodox brand of Islam has fueled decades of extremism... READ MORE

22nd May, 2017 996

DONALD TRUMP SIGNS $110BN ARMS DEAL HOURS AFTER LANDING IN SAUDI ARABIA


Mr Trump appears to be taking a tougher stance on Iran compared to his predecessor Barack Obama, pleasing Saudi Arabian officials... READ MORE

22nd May, 2017 36

IRAN FOREIGN MINISTER SCORNS DONALD TRUMP AFTER SAUDI ARABIA ARMS DEAL


Donald trump abandons anti-muslim rhetoric in saudi arabia... READ MORE

22nd May, 2017 33

UKRAINE SUPPLIED 88 APCS TO IRAQ, BUT ONLY 34 COULD ACTUALLY MOVE - INQUIRY


Iraq is not the only country that has experienced problems with the troubled BTR-4 vehicles supplied by Ukraine... READ MORE

22nd May, 2017 1845

IRAN FOREIGN MINISTER SCORNS DONALD TRUMP AFTER SPEECH, ARMS DEAL


Trump singled out Iran as a key sponsor of militant groups, sending a tough message to Tehran... READ MORE

22nd May, 2017 89

FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW TO START YOUR DAY


King Salman of Saudi Arabia and the U.S. president both singled out the Iranian regime as a backer of terrorism... READ MORE

22nd May, 2017 107

IRAN'S FOREIGN MINISTER SCORNS TRUMP AFTER SPEECH, ARMS DEAL


Zarif's comments came hours after Trump, who is visiting Saudi Arabia, urged Arab and Islamic leaders to unite and defeat Islamist extremists... READ MORE

22nd May, 2017 5

HAIL HYDRA: PHOTO OF DONALD TRUMP WITH KING SALMAN ANDA ABDEL FATTAH AL-SISI REIGNITES MARVEL MEME


Mr Trump, the Saudi king and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi each placed their hands on a miniature globe that officially activated the centre... READ MORE

22nd May, 2017 2175

BLASTS AT SYRIAN REBEL BASE KILL 14 FIGHTERS


Syrian government forces have taken advantage of rebel infighting, particularly a separate spat further south near Damascus, to recapture territory from rebels in the six-year conflict... READ MORE

21st May, 2017 733

EMBATTLED TRUMP STARTS FOREIGN TOUR WITH SAUDI ARMS DEAL


The president and first lady Melania Trump were welcomed by Saudi King Salman as they disembarked at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh this morning... READ MORE

20th May, 2017 219

TILLERSON SAYS HE HOPES ROUHANI ENDS IRAN MISSILE PROGRAM IN NEW TERM


But we hope that if Rouhani wanted to change Iran's relationship with the rest of the world those are the things that he could do," Tillerson said... READ MORE

20th May, 2017 17

IRAQ FORCES MAKE GAINS IN MOSUL AFTER RECLAIMING WESTERN DISTRICTS


IS still controls some areas of western Mosul, including the dense Old City where some of the toughest battles are expected to play out... READ MORE

20th May, 2017 0

TRUMP RECEIVES ROYAL WELCOME IN SAUDI ARABIA


The centrepiece of Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia is a speech Sunday at the Arab-Islamic-American summit... READ MORE

20th May, 2017 145

TRUMP STARTS FOREIGN TOUR IN SAUDI ARABIA AS SCANDALS MOUNT AT HOME


US President Donald Trump landed in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh on Saturday for the start his first foreign tour since taking office... READ MORE

20th May, 2017 4

DONALD TRUMP ARRIVES IN SAUDI ARABIA FOR FIRST TRIP ABROAD AS PRESIDENT


Donald Trump arrives in Saudi Arabia for first trip abroad as president... READ MORE

20th May, 2017 0

Trending News Headlines : Iraq

WILD BOARS OVERRUN ISLAMIC STATE POSITION, KILL 3 MILITANTS


Eastern Mosul was liberated in January, and the Iraqi military claimed Tuesday it had taken control of the al-Tanek neighborhood, the largest on the western side of the city... READ MORE

25th April, 2017 137044

$110 BILLION WEAPONS SALE TO SAUDIS HAS JARED KUSHNERS PERSONAL TOUCH


Given that, and the big-ticket arms sale, most analysts and former officials predicted that Mr. Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia would be a success... READ MORE

19th May, 2017 28621

PRESIDENT TRUMP LANDS IN SAUDI ARABIA


As Mr. Trump arrived in Saudi Arabia, Iranians re-elected President Hassan Rouhani, who sealed the nuclear deal... READ MORE

20th May, 2017 11987

TRUMP ARRIVES IN SAUDI ARABIA IN FIRST FOREIGN TRIP


It is the first time a US president has chosen Saudi Arabia as the first stop on a maiden trip... READ MORE

20th May, 2017 10418

DOZENS OF YAZIDI 'SLAVES' RESCUED BY IRAQI TROOPS


The group of 36 Yazidi survivors was saved by Iraqi forces fighting to retake Mosul from ISIL... READ MORE

30th April, 2017 8210

ISIS FACES EXODUS OF FOREIGN FIGHTERS AS ITS 'CALIPHATE' CRUMBLES


Up to 30,000 foreign fighters are thought to have crossed into Syria to fight with Isis... READ MORE

27th April, 2017 8112

SAUDI ARABIA ARRESTS 46 OVER 2016 MEDINA MOSQUE ATTACK


Saudi Arabia has arrested 46 people suspected of belonging to a cell responsible for an attack in Medina outside of one of Islam's holiest sites last year... READ MORE

1st May, 2017 7199

FAMILY OF GIRL BURNED IN ISIL ATTACK SEEKS US TREATMENT


Ten-year-old Reem has severe burns on 70 percent of her body after her home in Iraq's Ramadi was hit by a grenade... READ MORE

13th May, 2017 6260

DOZENS OF YAZIDIS ENSLAVED BY IS IN IRAQ NOW FREE


Kurdish Peshmerga forces regained control in 2015 but many Yazidis were held captive by IS elsewhere as the group took over large swathes of northern Iraq... READ MORE

30th April, 2017 4805

MEET THE MEN WHO STAYED AND FOUGHT ISIS FROM THE INSIDE


Secret resistance groups and individuals found ways to fight Islamic State militants in their Iraqi towns. And many paid with their lives... READ MORE

2nd May, 2017 4463

HUGE BOMB KILLS DOZENS OF EVACUEES IN SYRIA


A huge car bomb has blasted a convoy of coaches carrying evacuees from besieged government-held towns in Syria, killing about 75 people, state media said... READ MORE

15th April, 2017 3680

HUGE BOMB KILLS DOZENS OF EVACUEES IN SYRIA


A huge car bomb has blasted a convoy of coaches carrying evacuees from besieged government-held towns in Syria, killing about 75 people, state media said... READ MORE

15th April, 2017 3680

TRUMP PLANS FIRST PRESIDENTIAL OVERSEAS TRIP, TO ISRAEL, VATICAN AND SAUDI ARABIA


In Rome, the meeting with Francis on May 24 follows barbs traded between the pontiff and Trump during the presidential campaign... READ MORE

4th May, 2017 2843

YAZIDI REFUGEES REJOICE IN FIRST NEW YEAR IN AUSTRALIA


Wagga Wagga has welcomed more Yazidi people than anywhere else in Australia... READ MORE

21st April, 2017 2816

IRANIAN CEO SAEED KARIMIAN SHOT DEAD IN ISTANBUL


Gem TV Iranian CEO Saeed Karimian shot dead in Istanbul... READ MORE

30th April, 2017 2583

ISIL SUICIDE BOMBERS 'KILL DOZENS' IN NORTHEAST SYRIA


ISIL suicide bombers kill dozens in northeast Syria... READ MORE

2nd May, 2017 2274

SMOKE-FILLED POOL HALLS ARE BACK IN MOSUL. AFTER ISIS, 'WE SEEK JOY.'


Residents of eastern Mosul are gradually returning to their normal lives, including activities like pool, which was forbidden under Islamic State control... READ MORE

6th May, 2017 2109

FIRST FOREIGN TRIP STARTS AS HOME TROUBLES MOUNT


The US says it has signed deals worth more than 350bn ?270bn with Saudi Arabia as Donald Trump begins his first foreign trip as president... READ MORE

20th May, 2017 2102

RUSSIA'S LAVROV SAYS READY TO COOPERATE WITH U.S. ON SYRIA


Russian authorities reiterate periodically that they stand ready to renew cooperation with Washington on Syria and, more globally, on fighting terrorism... READ MORE

29th April, 2017 1991

KURDISH-ARAB FORCE MAKES GAINS AGAINST ISIL IN TABQA


The SDF entered Tabqa on Monday as part of their offensive against Raqqa, ISIL's de-facto Syrian capital... READ MORE

30th April, 2017 1791

IRAQI FORCES PUSH TOWARD ISIL'S 'LAST POCKET' IN MOSUL


ISIL controls nine percent of war-torn city's west, army official says, as US-backed Iraqi forces seek to evict group... READ MORE

14th May, 2017 1761

US TO ARM KURDS IN BATTLE FOR RAQQA


Turkey sees the Syrian Kurds as an extension of the PKK separatist group inside Turkey which has been designated a terrorist organisation... READ MORE

9th May, 2017 1573

US DEFENCE SECRETARY VISITS QATAR TO 'REINFORCE' TIES


Mattis was also due to hold dicussions with Qatar's Defence Minister Khaled al-Attiya... READ MORE

22nd April, 2017 1521

IRAN CHIDES US OVER 'WORN OUT' ACCUSATIONS ABOUT NUCLEAR DEAL


His comments a day later implied that the review was not limited to the nuclear deal and would include Washington's overall Iran policy... READ MORE

20th April, 2017 1458

US-BACKED SYRIAN FORCES 'FULLY CAPTURE' TABQA FROM ISIL


'Significant development' The recapture of Tabqa leaves no other major ISIL-held urban settlements on the eastern road to Raqqa... READ MORE

10th May, 2017 1444

AIR STRIKES KILL CIVILIANS FLEEING SYRIA'S RAQQA


Elsewhere in Syria, government air strikes have hit the town of al-Houla in Homs province, and killed at least six civilians, the Observatory reported... READ MORE

25th April, 2017 1400

OPCW'S BLOCK OF ON-SITE PROBE SHOWS WESTERN POWERS NOW AIMING TO OUST ASSAD - LAVROV


On Thursday, the OPCW's executive council overwhelmingly rejected a proposal from Russia and Iran for a new investigation into the Idlib chemical incident... READ MORE

21st April, 2017 1346

US-LED COALITION HITS PRO-ASSAD FIGHTERS' CONVOY


We are not increasing our role in the Syrian civil war... READ MORE

18th May, 2017 1264

US DRONE STRIKE KILLS FIVE SUSPECTED AL-QAEDA FIGHTERS


A US drone strike has killed five suspected members of al-Qaeda in central Yemen, according to local news media and a government security official... READ MORE

30th April, 2017 1256

RUSSIA: SYRIAN SAFE ZONES PLAN COMES INTO EFFECT


Yet, the de-escalation zones agreement was not signed by the Syrian government, nor the opposition... READ MORE

6th May, 2017 1191


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