Recent News Headlines : Baghdad - Iraq

AL-QAIDA SET TO GAIN AS ISLAMIC STATE DISINTEGRATES


Meanwhile, Assad's forces, fresh from victories against IS in eastern Syria, may switch their focus to Idlib, the largest remaining insurgent bastion in the country... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 0

AFTER THE CALIPHATE WHATS NEXT FOR ISIS


In Iraq, where the group that became the Islamic State took root, security officials are bracing for future waves of suicide attacks against civilians... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 480

IRAQ'S MILITARY DECLARES MISSION ACCOMPLISHED IN KIRKUK


Meanwhile, Iraqi Oil Minister Jabbar al-Luaybi called on British energy giant BP on Wednesday to help develop fields in the northern province... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 972

RAQQA ISIS CAPITAL IS CAPTURED US-BACKED FORCES SAY


Witnesses in Raqqa said that several busloads of Islamic State fighters, both Syrians and foreigners, had been allowed to board buses to Deir al-Zour... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 8734

IRAQI FORCES TAKE CONTROL OF KURDISH-HELD AREAS IN MOSUL'S NIVEVEH'S PROVINCE


The areas were evacuated by Kurdish Peshmerga fighters before the arrival of the Iraqi forces on Tuesday, the statement said... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 364

IRAQI FORCES SEIZE KIRKUK GOVERNOR'S OFFICE IN ADVANCE ON KURDS


The rapid progress of Iraqi forces suggested that Kurdish fighters were withdrawing with little or no resistance in many areas... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 102

FALL OF RAQQA NO END GAME FOR U.S. AS ISLAMIC STATE, OTHER EXTREMIST THREATS PERSIST, SPREAD


The U.S. military on Tuesday estimated 6,500 IS fighters remain in eastern Syria and western Iraq, many concentrated along the Euphrates River valley straddling the border... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 0

WHY THE BATTLE OVER THE IRAQI CITY MATTERS


The clash began when Iraqi forces entered Kirkuk, a city in the north of Iraq that sits about halfway between Mosul and the country's capital Baghdad... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 149

FIGHT AGAINST ISIS: IRAQI-KURDISH STANDOFF WORRIES U.S.


Standoff is tense but violence is averted as Iraqi forces move into disputed areas held by rival Kurds... READ MORE

17th October, 2017 5

BAGHDAD IMPOSES INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT BAN ON IRAQI KURDISTAN AFTER REFERENDUM


The Kurds say the referendum acknowledges their contribution in confronting Islamic State after it overwhelmed the Iraqi army... READ MORE

17th October, 2017 13

ISIL CAPITALISES ON PESHMERGA RETREAT IN NORTHERN IRAQ


Iraqi forces also said on Tuesday they seized the Yazidi Kurdish town of Sinjar from the Peshmerga... READ MORE

17th October, 2017 1953

A DIVIDED IRAQ TESTS U.S. INFLUENCE AS FIGHT AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE WANES


After years of focusing divided Iraq on a shared fight against the Islamic State group, the United States is now straining to leverage its limited influenc... READ MORE

17th October, 2017 0

A NEW BATTLE IN IRAQ GIVES IRAN THE UPPER HAND


This is the result of disobedience of Masoud Barzani, the Iraqi fighter who was filming said, referring to the leader of Iraqi Kurdistan... READ MORE

17th October, 2017 3101

U.S. RAISES ALARM AS IRAQ ARMY SEIZES OIL-RICH KIRKUK FROM KURDS


That could lead to agreements on Kurdish withdrawals from some areas and potentially joint administration, he added... READ MORE

17th October, 2017 585

KURDISH PROTESTERS ATTACK IRAQI EMBASSY IN LONDON (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)


The Iraqi PM earlier said the operation was aimed at protecting the unity of Iraq following Kurdistan's independence vote... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 158

IRAQ SEIZES KIRKUK FROM KURDISH FORCES AFTER INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM


Iraqi forces seize Kirkuk from Kurds after independence vote... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 76

IRAQI FORCES SEIZE OIL CITY KIRKUK FROM KURDS IN BOLD ADVANCE


But an aid group working in Kirkuk said several Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Iraqi soldiers had been killed in an overnight clash south of the city... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 2289

US MILITARY RUSHES TO DEFUSE LOOMING CRISIS IN KIRKUK AFTER IRAQI ARMY ADVANCES


Iraqi forces claim rapid progress in operation to 'impose security' on kirkuk... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 1316

BAGHDAD TO PAY HEAVY PRICE FOR DECLARING WAR


Kurdish forces call Iraqi forces' campaign in Kirkuk 'a declaration of war', as PM Abadi tells them to cooperate... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 4477

IRAQI FORCES SEIZE KIRKUK GOVERNOR'S OFFICE IN PUSH AGAINST KURDS


The rapid progress of Iraqi forces suggested that Kurdish fighters were withdrawing with little or no resistance in many areas... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 104

IRAQI FORCES SEIZE OIL CITY KIRKUK FROM KURDS IN BOLD ADVANCE


But an aid organization working in Kirkuk said several Peshmerga and members of the Iraqi forces had been killed in an overnight clash south of Kirkuk... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 4352

OIL JUMPS 1 PERCENT; FIGHTING SHUTS OUTPUT IN IRAQ'S KIRKUK


Iraq launched the operation on Sunday as the crisis between Baghdad and the Kurdish Regional Government KRG escalated... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 290

BAGHDAD: IRAQI FORCES IN FULL CONTROL OF KIRKUK


Iraqi forces capture governorate building in central Kirkuk with no opposition from Kurdish Peshmerga fighters... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 3523

IRAQI FEDERAL FORCES SEIZE OIL-RICH KIRKUK IN SHOCK BLOW FOR KURDS


Iraqi federal forces seized the contested city of Kirkuk from Kurdish forces almost unopposed on Monday in a stunning reversal of fortunes for Iraq rsquo's Kurds... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 315

KURDS WITHDRAW AS IRAQI FORCES PUSH INTO DISPUTED KIRKUK


He said federal forces have been deployed in the area of the K-1 military base, the Kirkuk airport and a number of oil fields and installations... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 5

IRAQI FORCES MOVE INTO CENTRE OF KIRKUK


Iraqi government forces enter disputed city of Kirkuk, residents say, weeks after Kurdish independence referendum... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 1571

IRAQI FORCES SEIZE OIL CITY KIRKUK FROM KURDS IN BOLD ADVANCE


But an aid group working in Kirkuk said several Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Iraqi soldiers had been killed in an overnight clash south of the city... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 2249

IRAQI FORCES REMOVE KURDISH FLAG FROM KIRKUK GOVERNORATE BUILDING


A U.S.-trained Iraqi elite unit took control of the governorate building earlier in the day, meeting no opposition from Kurdish forces deployed in the city... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 3

OIL JUMPS AS FIGHTING IN IRAQS OIL-RICH KIRKUK SHUTS OUTPUT


Brent crude futures LCOc1 gained 6 cents, or 0.1 percent, to settle at 57.88 per barrel, while U.S. crude CLc1 gained 1 cent to settle at 51.88... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 318

KIRKUK OFFENSIVE: THOUSANDS FLEE AS IRAQI ARMY ADVANCES


Thousands of people are leaving the Iraqi city of Kirkuk as the Iraqi army advances on Kurdish military positions around the city... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 1665

Trending News Headlines : Baghdad

KIM JONG-UN CALLED TRUMP A DOTARD HOW HARSH IS THAT BURN


That Mr. Kim would call Mr. Trump a mentally deranged U.S. dotard on Friday was something more of a surprise... READ MORE

22nd September, 2017 23182

MORE THAN 92% OF VOTERS IN IRAQI KURDISTAN BACK INDEPENDENCE


More than 92 percent of voters in Iraqi Kurdistan back independence... READ MORE

28th September, 2017 17845

IRAQI KURDISTAN THE FLY TO REGIONAL SPIDERS TURKEY, IRAQ, IRAN


Iran and Turkey are both part of the Astana negotiations aimed at effecting closure in Syria... READ MORE

9th October, 2017 10841

ERDOGAN, ROUHANI UNITED IN OPPOSITION TO KURDISH STATE


In the last week following the Kurdish referendum, Turkey has held joint military exercises with Iraq... READ MORE

4th October, 2017 6702

ERDOGAN WARNS OF SANCTIONS OVER KURDS' INDEPENDENCE BID


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that his government will consider imposing sanctions on northern Iraq's semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan over its planned independence referendum... READ MORE

20th September, 2017 6587

IRAQI FORCES LAUNCH 'MAJOR' KIRKUK OPERATION


Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford, reporting from Erbil, said Kurdish forces in and around Kirkuk have vowed to defend it to the last man ... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 5610

ERDOGAN WARNS OF ARMED ACTION OVER IRAQI KURDISTAN VOTE


Iraqi Kurdish oil is exported through Turkey and its southern Ceyhan port, a key economic lifeline for the region... READ MORE

25th September, 2017 5492

KURDS ON HIGH ALERT AS IRAQI FORCES MASS NEAR KIRKUK


Baghdad continues to reject decades-old Kurdish ambitions to incorporate Kirkuk and other historically Kurdish-majority areas in their autonomous region... READ MORE

13th October, 2017 5178

IRAN AND IRAQ TO HOLD JOINT BORDER DRILLS


The Iranian and Iraqi armies will hold joint drills at several crossings on Iran's border with the autonomous Iraqi region of Kurdistan, according to officials... READ MORE

30th September, 2017 5133

TURKEY EXTENDS TROOPS' DEPLOYMENT IN IRAQ AND SYRIA


OPINION Regional implications of the Kurdish independence vote Earlier on Saturday, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim blasted the referendum as adventurism that puts Turkey at risk... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 4721

IRAQ, TURKEY FORCES IN JOINT DRILLS AFTER KURDISH VOTE


Iraq army and Turkish forces conduct joint military manoeuvres after divisive Kurdish referendum on Monday... READ MORE

26th September, 2017 4512

IRAQ: WHAT IS THE STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE OF HAWIJA?


Iraqi forces have captured the town of Hawija and the surrounding area from ISIL, one of their last strongholds in Iraq... READ MORE

5th October, 2017 4121

KURDISH SECESSION TOPS ERDOGAN'S AGENDA IN IRAN VISIT


In the last week following the Kurdish referendum, Turkey has held joint military exercises with Iraq... READ MORE

4th October, 2017 3967

ERDOGAN: KURDISH VOTE RISKS 'ETHNIC AND SECTARIAN WAR'


People in the cities of Sanandaj, Baneh and Saghez of Kurdistan province held peaceful gatherings congratulating their Iraqi fellow Kurdish-speaking people, broadcaster IRIB reported... READ MORE

26th September, 2017 3583

RECALLING A TORTURED PAST IRAQI KURDS TO VOTE ON INDEPENDENCE


Recalling a Tortured Past, Iraqi Kurds to Vote on Independence... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 3289

TURNOUT HIGH AS IRAQI KURDS DEFY THREATS TO HOLD INDEPENDENCE VOTE


Iraqi Kurdish Prime Minister Nechirvan Barxani said he hoped to maintain good relations with Turkey and the referendum was not a threat to Ankara... READ MORE

26th September, 2017 3032

IRAQI PM: KURDS MUST HAND OVER AIRPORTS OR FACE EMBARGO


Initial results in Kurdish referendum in northern Iraq show a majority supporting independence from Baghdad... READ MORE

27th September, 2017 2925

CLASHES AFTER IRAQI FORCES ADVANCE ON KURDISH-HELD SITES


Kirkuk is not part of the autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan region... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 2551

IRAQ ESCALATES DISPUTE WITH KURDS THREATENING MILITARY ACTION


All three countries have been conducting military exercises near the border of Iraqi Kurdistan this week... READ MORE

28th September, 2017 2537

IRAQ ORDERS KURDISTAN TO SURRENDER ITS AIRPORTS


The Kurdistan Regional Government antagonized Iraq, Turkey and Iran by holding the referendum on Monday... READ MORE

26th September, 2017 2339

IRAQ IMPOSES FLIGHT BAN ON KURDISH REGION AFTER POLL


Foreign airlines suspended flights to the region's Erbil and Sulaimaniya, obeying a notice from the government in Baghdad, which controls Iraqi air space... READ MORE

29th September, 2017 2109

IRAN HALTS IRAQI KURDISTAN FLIGHTS AHEAD OF REFERENDUM


Abdel Hamid said that despite the air blockade, the land border between Iran and Iraq's Kurdish region remains open... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 2063

IRAQI KURDISH LEADER SAYS 'YES' VOTE WON INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM


Iraqi Kurdish president Masoud Barzani speaks during a news conference in Erbil, Iraq September 24, 2017... READ MORE

26th September, 2017 2054

BAGHDAD PILES PRESSURE ON IRAQI KURDS TO REVERSE OVERWHELMING INDEPENDENCE VOTE


Iran and Turkey also oppose any move toward Kurdish secession and their armies have started joint exercises near their borders with Iraqi Kurdistan in recent days... READ MORE

28th September, 2017 2053

TURKEY RAISES OIL THREAT AFTER IRAQI KURDS' REFERENDUM


He said Turkey, Iran, and Iraq might meet to discuss the referendum... READ MORE

30th September, 2017 2032

1,000 ISIS MILITANTS SURRENDER AS IRAQ RETAKES KEY TOWN OF HAWIJA


Paul Funk, who commands the coalition task force fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria... READ MORE

5th October, 2017 1986

IRAQ ACCUSES KURDS OF 'DECLARATION OF WAR' IN KIRKUK


Vahal Ali, a media assistant to Kurdistan Regional Government KRG President Masoud Barzani, denied that any PKK forces were present in Kirkuk... READ MORE

15th October, 2017 1931

IRAQI BAN ON FLIGHTS TO KURDISH CITIES BEGINS FRIDAY


Iraq's Transport Ministry ordered international airlines to halt service to Erbil, the Kurdish regional capital, and Sulaimaniyah, its second city... READ MORE

29th September, 2017 1902

BARZANI TO KURDS: VOTE IN REFERENDUM TO SECURE FUTURE


Kurdish regional president vows talks after referendum, but Baghdad says it will not accept disintegration of Iraq... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 1789

BARZANI: KURD REGION POLL TO OCCUR DESPITE OPPOSITION


KRG head defiant as Turkey calls planned independence referendum in Kurdish northern Iraq a threat to its security... READ MORE

22nd September, 2017 1720


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