Recent News Headlines : Iraq - Iraq

"10 DONALD TRUMPS" COULDN'T SCRAP IRAN'S NUCLEAR DEAL SAYS ROUHANI


With the Iran nuclear deal on increasingly shaky ground, Euronews' correspondent in Tehran, Javad Montazeri, asked the Secretary of the Supreme Council for National Security,... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 42

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

SYRIAN DEMOCRATIC FORCES CLEARING RAQQA WAR REMNANTS AFTER OUSTING ISLAMIC STATE


Militants took over Raqqa, on the Euphrates River, in 2014 and transformed it into the epicentre of their brutal rule... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 0

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 1067

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 369

THE DEFEAT OF ISIS IN RAQQA TESTS U.S. COMMITMENT TO SYRIAN KURDS


Raqqa U.S.-backed force claims capture of Islamic State's de facto Syrian capital... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 639

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 103

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 2

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 153

AFTER YEARS OF BOMBING AND DEATH, RAQQA IS FREE FROM IS. BUT THE COST OF VICTORY IS DEVASTATING


In the final battle for a stadium complex and hospital, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces SDF says it killed 22 foreign IS fighters... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 318

ISIS 'CAPITAL' RAQQA FALLS TO U.S.-BACKED FORCES. WHAT IT MEANS FOR TERROR GROUP'S FUTURE


ISIS 'capital' Raqqa falls to U.S.-backed forces. What it means for terror group's future... READ MORE

17th October, 2017 522

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 18

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 24

ISLAMIC STATE SAID DEFEATED IN ITS SYRIAN CAPITAL RAQQA


Another field commander, who gave his name as Abjal al-Syriani, said SDF fighters had found burned weapons and documents in the stadium... READ MORE

17th October, 2017 0

SYRIAN CITY OF RAQQA LIBERATED FROM ISLAMIC STATE


Syrian city of Raqqa liberated from Islamic State reports... READ MORE

17th October, 2017 1265

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL OFFICIALS AMONG 11 FACING TURKEY 'TERROR' TRIAL


Amnesty's Turkey chairman Taner Kilic, imprisoned in June, will be tried alongside the 10... READ MORE

17th October, 2017 0

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

KIRKUK RESIDENTS STUCK IN THE MIDDLE


Most of the Turkmen were happy with the advance of the Iraqi forces, because most of the Hashd are Turkmen, explained Mohammed Abdullah, 30, himself a Turkmen... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 24

IRAQ SEIZES KIRKUK FROM KURDISH FORCES AFTER INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM


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

16th October, 2017 76

U.S. 'NOT TAKING SIDES' IN IRAQI-KURDISH DISPUTE


U.S. 'not taking sides' in Iraqi-Kurdish dispute Trump... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 642

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

SHIA MILITIAS PRESS HOME FEDERAL IRAQI FORCES' ADVANTAGE IN KIRKUK


Iraqi federal forces have seized an oil and gas company and industrial areas south of Kirkuk in a midnight operation after artillery exchanges and fighting... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 154

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 105

ONLY BRITISH WOMAN FIGHTING ISIS IN SYRIA SAYS SHE CAN NEVER RETURN HOME


Kimmie Taylor sits at the top of an open concrete staircase gazing at the sun as it sets over Isis-held Raqqa city, cigarette between her fingers... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 2508

Trending News Headlines : Iraq

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

'PEOPLE SHARING STORIES IS THE BIGGEST COMFORT'


A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu has killed at least 30 people, police say... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 17620

ISIS FACING COLLAPSE IN SYRIA'S RAQQA


Omar Alloush, a local Raqqa official, told The Associated Press on Friday that about 100 ISIS militants surrendered at once... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 11185

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

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

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

QATAR CONDEMNS DEADLY ATTACK ON SAUDI PALACE IN JEDDAH


Qatar has condemned an attack on a palace guard post in the western Saudi city of Jeddah, which left two security officers dead... READ MORE

8th October, 2017 4578

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

VOLUNTEERS RESCUE THOUSANDS OF BOOKS FROM MOSUL LIBRARY DESTROYED BY IS


Supplied Ali Al-Baroodi An earlier version of this article referred to the festival's organiser as Ali Al-Baroodi, when in fact it was the blogger Mosul Eye... READ MORE

15th October, 2017 4259

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

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

GUNMEN ATTACK HAZARA SHIA MUSLIMS IN QUETTA CITY


So far this year, at least 14 Hazaras have been killed in such targeted attacks, according to the SATP... READ MORE

9th October, 2017 3293

RUSSIA ACCUSES U.S. OF PRETENDING TO FIGHT ISLAMIC STATE IN SYRIA, IRAQ


Russia accuses US of pretending to fight Islamic State in Syria Iraq... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 2954

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

KURDS' VOTE A STEP TOWARDS MIDEAST PARTITION


Hassan Nasrallah described Kurdish referendum last week as part of an American-Israeli plot to carve up the Middle East... READ MORE

1st October, 2017 2889

'MOST ROBUST NUCLEAR VERIFICATION REGIME'


World leaders were quick to react to US President Donald Trump's decision to decertify an international deal on Iran's nuclear programme... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 2811

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

CAPTURED ISIS FIGHTERS REFRAIN I WAS ONLY A COOK


Among thousands of civilians fleeing to Kirkuk after an Iraqi offensive are hundreds of Islamic State fighters. Many claim they were noncombatants... READ MORE

2nd October, 2017 2336

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

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

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

US OFFERS REWARDS FORTALAL HAMIYAH AND FUAD SHUKR


The US named Iran-backed Hezbollah as a foreign terrorist organisation in 1997... READ MORE

11th October, 2017 2005

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


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