Recent News Headlines : Iraq

'WE'RE NOT IN IRAQ TO SEIZE ANYBODY'S OIL'


Mattis also met Iraq's defense minister and top U.S. officials in Iraq... READ MORE

21st February, 2017 5225

U.S. TROOPS IN IRAQ MOVE CLOSER TO THE FRONT LINES IN FIGHT FOR MOSUL


Townsend's comments came during a visit by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, a retired Marine general who led combat forces during the Iraq War... READ MORE

20th February, 2017 376

US DEFENSE SECRETARY VISITS WERE NOT IN IRAQ TO SEIZE ANYBODYS OIL


In Brussels last week, Mr. Mattis assured NATO members that, contrary to what his boss had said, the United States still valued the trans-Atlantic alliance... READ MORE

20th February, 2017 3671

DEFENSE SECRETARY MATTIS TELLS WORRIED IRAQ


Defense Secretary Mattis tells worried Iraq No U.S. plan to seize your oil... READ MORE

20th February, 2017 1355

IRAQI FORCES PUSH INTO ISIL-HELD SOUTHERN MOSUL


Bridges across the Tigris in the city have been destroyed and Iraqi forces have cut off escape routes... READ MORE

20th February, 2017 738

"WE SHOULD HAVE KEPT THE OIL. BUT OKAY. MAYBE YOU'LL HAVE ANOTHER CHANCE."


US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis speaks at the opening of the 53rd Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany... READ MORE

20th February, 2017 6

SYRIA'S 'WHITE HELMETS' MAKERS GET US VISAS FOR OSCARS


'We hope we win' Since it was founded in 2013, the White Helmets has attracted over 3,000 volunteers and says it has saved more than 78,000 lives... READ MORE

19th February, 2017 5423

IRAQ BEGINS BATTLE TO FREE WESTERN MOSUL FROM IS


Iraqi forces have now all but surrounded the western part of Mosul, while the US-led coalition has been carrying out air strikes on IS targets... READ MORE

19th February, 2017 1120

IRAQ RESUMES OFFENSIVE TO RETAKE MOSUL FROM ISLAMIC STATE PRIME MINISTER SAYS


Iraq resumes offensive to retake Mosul from Islamic State prime minister says... READ MORE

19th February, 2017 83

IRAQI GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES OFFENSIVE ON WEST MOSUL


Al Jazeera's Osama Bin Javaid, reporting from Erbil in northern Iraq, said several different groups were involved in a complex assault on ISIL positions... READ MORE

19th February, 2017 1815

IRAQ LAUNCHES OPERATION TO 'LIBERATE' WESTERN MOSUL FROM ISIS


Iraqi forces have launched an operation to retake the western half of Mosul from the Islamic State group... READ MORE

19th February, 2017 334

KURDS PLEDGE TO FIGHT TURKEY TO RETAIN SYRIA'S MANBIJ


Pro-Syrian government media outlets have said strikes were in response to rebels firing at residential areas of government-held Homs neighbourhoods... READ MORE

19th February, 2017 1866

MOSUL JOURNAL STUCK WITHOUT WATER IN MOSUL NEIGHBORS FIND A WAY


The water and sewage system collapsed in this eastern Mosul neighborhood after 100 days of street combat... READ MORE

16th February, 2017 65

DEADLY CAR BOMBING ROCKS IRAQ'S BAGHDAD


A terrorist car bomb attack struck near car dealerships in Bayaa, a spokesperson for the Baghdad Operations Command said in a statement... READ MORE

16th February, 2017 1381

AT LEAST 45 PEOPLE ARE KILLED IN BOMBING AT POPULAR CAR MARKET IN BAGHDAD


The government has found no solution to the regular bombings by the Islamic State militant group... READ MORE

16th February, 2017 244

BAGHDAD CAR BOMB KILLS AT LEAST 48


At least 48 people have been killed in Baghdad in the third blast in the Iraqi capital in three days, security and medical sources say... READ MORE

16th February, 2017 2257

DEADLY SUICIDE CAR BOMBING ROCKS BAGHDAD'S SADR CITY


Thirty more were wounded in the powerful blast in the Habibiya area, near Sadr City, a Shia-majority neighbourhood in the Iraqi capital... READ MORE

16th February, 2017 79

ANTI-ASSAD STATES TO MEET AMID CONCERNS OVER US POLICY ON SYRIA


It's urgent to meet to see whether all the like-minded countries are on the same page, said a senior French diplomatic source... READ MORE

15th February, 2017 138

ROCKETS HIT BAGHDADA??S GREEN ZONE AFTER PROTESTS TURN VIOLENT


Shots rang out in central Baghdad as security forces used live fire and tear gas to disperse the crowds... READ MORE

13th February, 2017 45

A SEVERELY INJURED IRAQI TODDLER HAS BEEN IN THE U.S. FOR THREE MONTHS -- WITHOUT HIS PARENTS


His family's visas, previously revoked, were approved this week, said Sally Becker, the head of a Britain-based nonprofit that has been helping Dilbireen and his family... READ MORE

12th February, 2017 8623

FIREBALLS AND BOOBY TRAPS: ON THE FRONT LINES WITH THE OIL WORKERS BATTLING ISIS


Before Iraqi security forces retook this area in August, Islamic State fighters placed explosives at about 20 wells, and snipers detonated them from afar... READ MORE

12th February, 2017 1104

WHAT ARE THE REASONS BEHIND MUQTADA AL-SADR'S RETURN?


Muqtada al-Sadr has grand ambitions for Iraq, and self-confidence to match. But he has yet to show how he will deliver... READ MORE

12th February, 2017 1927

ROCKETS HIT BAGHDAD GREEN ZONE AFTER DEADLY PROTEST


Security forces posted on a bridge over the Tigris River used tear gas and rubber-coated bullets to repulse the protesters... READ MORE

11th February, 2017 0

'THE WORLD MUST NOT LOOK AWAY'


'The world must not look away' Iraqi MP tells of the daring escapes of Yazidi women, as she helps them flee the clutches of IsilA... READ MORE

11th February, 2017 143

EUROPEANS WHO JOIN ISLAMIC STATE LEAVE PARENTS FRETTING THEY'LL DIE IN BATTLE


We have been devastated to learn she was in Syria... READ MORE

11th February, 2017 20210

'US PRESIDENT TRUMP NEEDS IRAN MUCH MORE THAN HE REALIZES'


RT In the run-up to the US election, Donald Trump promised less US meddling in other countries' affairs... READ MORE

10th February, 2017 1065

US COURT UPHOLDS SUSPENSION OF TRUMP TRAVEL BAN


But in their ruling, the appeals court judges said the government hadn't offered any evidence of security concerns to justify the restrictions... READ MORE

10th February, 2017 72

U.S. COMMANDER EXPECTS MOSUL, RAQQA TO FALL IN SIX MONTHS, ISLAMIC STATE TO MORPH INTO INSURGENTS


At times during the Mosul fight, Iraqi forces experienced relatively high casualty rates among some of their most elite and well-trained fighters... READ MORE

9th February, 2017 1

SAUDI ARABIA, NOT IRAN IS THE WORLD'S 'NUMBER ONE TERRORIST STATE'


Iran, to repeat, is not a state that sponsors, funds, or foments terrorism, while Saudi Arabia is... READ MORE

9th February, 2017 10830

REFUGEE CHILDREN GIVEN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN AGAIN THROUGH INTENSIVE ENGLISH CENTRES


Fairfield State High School Principal Charles Borg told SBS 15 new refugee support leaders have been employed across New South Wales to help with the transition... READ MORE

9th February, 2017 950

Trending News Headlines : Iraq

KURDISH FAMILY HEADED TO NASHVILLE SENT BACK TO IRAQ


President Trump signed the controversial executive order that halted refugees and residents from predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States... READ MORE

30th January, 2017 29937

DONALD TRUMP'S MUSLIM BAN EXCLUDES COUNTRIES IN WHICH HE HAS BUSINESS TIES


I think this is going to alienate the whole Muslim world, Mouwaffaq al-Rubaie, a former Iraqi national security adviser, told The New York Times... READ MORE

30th January, 2017 26957

TRUMP REFUGEE ORDER DASHES HOPES OF IRAQIS WHO HELPED THE U.S.


The order temporarily suspends the United States' main refugee program and halts visas being issued to citizens of several predominantly Muslim countries, including Iraq... READ MORE

28th January, 2017 23051

IRAQ PUSHES BACK WITH 'RECIPROCITY MEASURE' AGAINST TRUMP'S BAN


Iraq's parliament adopted a measure to restrict Americans seeking to enter the country... READ MORE

30th January, 2017 20879

THEY WORKED FOR AMERICA AND NOW THEY CAN'T GET INTO THE USA


As Iraq's ambassador to the United States, Lukman Faily worked for years to establish ties with America... READ MORE

30th January, 2017 20193

COALITION WARPLANES TAKE OUT ISLAMIC STATE FLEET IN MOSUL


U.S.-led coalition warplanes targeted dozens of boats and barges being used by Islamic State fighters to cross the Tigris River... READ MORE

21st January, 2017 19165

'HAS ANY OTHER NOBEL PEACE PRIZE-WINNER DROPPED 100K BOMBS?'


Before you go, Obama 'Has any other Nobel Peace Prize-winner dropped 100k bombs?'... READ MORE

20th January, 2017 17590

'THESE ARE PEOPLE'S LIVES THEY ARE PLAYING WITH'


They informed him that the American Embassy in Baghdad had sent a communique saying the family could no longer travel on to the United States... READ MORE

29th January, 2017 14414

FORMER CIA CHIEF TRUMPS TRAVEL BAN HURTS AMERICAN SPIES


Of course, today any members of Shahwani's family still in Iraq are forbidden to enter the United States... READ MORE

6th February, 2017 12374

TRUMP REDEFINES THE ENEMY AND 15 YEARS OF COUNTERTERRORISM POLICY


The president seeks to wall off the United States from parts of the Muslim world... READ MORE

29th January, 2017 11966

OFFICIALS WORRY THAT U.S COUNTERTERRORISM DEFENSES WILL BE WEAKENED BY TRUMP ACTIONS


Ultimately, we fear this executive order will become a self-inflicted wound in the fight against terrorism, Republican Sens... READ MORE

30th January, 2017 10625

GLOBAL BACKLASH GROWS AGAINST TRUMP'S IMMIGRATION ORDER


But some members of its parliament said Baghdad should retaliate with similar measures against the United States... READ MORE

30th January, 2017 8612

BANNING PEOPLE IS WRONG BUT KILLING THEM IS EVEN WORSE


This tough approach at the borders didn't just start on Friday when Dr. Evil aka Donald Trump formally became president... READ MORE

1st February, 2017 8299

TRUMP WANTS TO PUSH BACK AGAINST IRAN, BUT IRAN IS NOW MORE POWERFUL THAN EVER


Iraq, Iran and the United States are an extremely finely balanced equation, and Trump shouldn't come and bash, he said... READ MORE

5th February, 2017 6515

U.S. NAVY SHIP FIRED WARNING SHOTS AT IRANIAN VESSELS


In September, Trump vowed that any Iranian vessels that harassed the U.S. Navy in the Gulf would be shot out of the water... READ MORE

10th January, 2017 6510

SYRIAN FAMILY DECRIES TRUMP'S BAN ON REFUGEES


An executive order that bans Syrian refugees from entering the US will shatter and divide families, a Syrian family has told Al Jazeera... READ MORE

28th January, 2017 5868

ISTANBUL NEW YEAR NIGHTCLUB ATTACKER 'CAUGHT'


Man suspected of killing 39 people in Reina nightclub captured in apartment in Esenyurt district, say Turkish media... READ MORE

17th January, 2017 5856

IRAQI MPS CALL FOR RECIPROCAL BAN ON US CITIZENS


Members of parliament call on government to reply in kind to President Donald Trump's ban on Iraqis entering the US... READ MORE

30th January, 2017 5130

SIX AFGHAN RED CROSS AID WORKERS KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN


Last month a Spanish ICRC employee was released less than a month after he was kidnapped by unidentified attackers in northern Afghanistan... READ MORE

8th February, 2017 5004

US SERVICEMEMBER KILLED IN RAID ON AL QAEDA


US servicemember killed in raid on al Qaeda in Yemen... READ MORE

2nd February, 2017 4982

IRAQ ARMY 'TAKES' EAST MOSUL FROM ISIL


Iraq's army says it has retaken all of eastern Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ISIL ... READ MORE

23rd January, 2017 4808

TRUMP DEFENDS IMMIGRATION BAN, CALLS THE WORLD 'A HORRIBLE MESS'


Look what is happening all over Europe and, indeed, the world - a horrible mess! Trump fired off just after 8 a.m... READ MORE

29th January, 2017 4575

U.S. TROOPS CARRY OUT GROUND RAID AGAINST ISIS IN SYRIA


The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that 25 Islamic State members were killed in the operation... READ MORE

9th January, 2017 4482

US SANCTIONS IRAN AFTER MISSILE TEST


President Donald Trump tweeted earlier Iran is playing with fire... READ MORE

3rd February, 2017 3638

MUSLIM BAN: MPS CALL FOR RECIPROCAL MEASURES


Parliament committee calls on Baghdad to 'reciprocate' travel ban on Americans as Iraqis express sense of betrayal... READ MORE

29th January, 2017 3361

DEADLY BLAST ROCKS MARKET IN PAKISTAN'S NORTHWEST


A bomb blast ripped through a vegetable market in Pakistan's northwestern tribal area, killing at least 20 people and wounding 50 others... READ MORE

21st January, 2017 3146

SYRIAN TWEETING GIRL PENS LETTER TO TRUMP


Dear Donald Trump, My name is Bana Alabed and I am a seven years old Syrian girl from Aleppo... READ MORE

25th January, 2017 3007

TRUMP TRAVEL BAN: PEOPLE'S STORIES FROM US AND AROUND THE WORLD


I have had the iron-clad support of my family, made new friends and found love... READ MORE

29th January, 2017 2927

EAST MOSUL FULLY LIBERATED FROM ISIL


The UN human rights office also said ISIL fighters have taken over many hospitals in western Mosul and are using them as military bases... READ MORE

25th January, 2017 2791

HOW EXXON, UNDER REX TILLERSON, WON IRAQI OIL FIELDS AND NEARLY LOST IRAQ


But Exxon officials were growing increasingly dismayed by early 2011, as they saw their narrow profit margin in southern Iraq all but disappear... READ MORE

9th January, 2017 2770


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