Lack of political process in Iraq 'risks further gains for Isis'
Iraq's vice-president for reconciliation, Iyad Allawi, said a lack of a political process between the Shias who dominate the country's power base, and disenfranchised Sunnis was a “grave mistake” that could mean the air attacks end up achieving little.
A Year on, Islamic State Group Still Rules Iraq's Fallujah
The city, the first to fall to the Sunni extremists a year ago this month, exemplifies the lack of progress in Iraq's war against the Islamic State group, which holds a third of the country. U.S.-led airstrikes and Iranian aid have helped Iraqi troops ...
Islamic State in Iraq free elderly Yazidis
The Islamic State (IS) militant group has freed at least 200 members of the Yazidi religious community in northern Iraq. The group of mainly elderly Yazidis crossed out of IS-controlled territory and were received by Kurdish officials near the city of ...
ISIS militants free hundreds of Yazidis in Iraq, local official says
ISIS releases 200 captive Yazidis in Iraq
ISIS frees 200 Yazidi captives held for five months in Iraq
ISIS Releases 200 Yazidi Captives in Iraq
BAGHDAD — At least 200 people from the minority Yazidi group have been released from captivity by ISIS, Kurdish military officials in northern Iraq said. Peshmerga Gen. Shirko Fatih, commander of Kurdish forces in the northern city of Kirkuk, told The ...
New York Times
Sunnis in Iraq Are Kept Waiting for Reforms, and Word on Loved Ones
New York Times
The stakes are high, given the success that Islamic State jihadists have had in exploiting Sunni outrage at the government to help them take over large expanses of Iraq. Mr. Abadi's ability to reconcile with the Sunnis will ultimately hinge on ...
UPDATE 1-Iraq produces record 4 million barrels per day of crude in December
(Adds context). By Ahmed Rasheed. BAGHDAD Jan 18 (Reuters) - Iraq produced a record of around 4 million barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil in December, Oil Minister Adel Abdel Mehdi announced on Sunday. "It is the first time Iraq has achieved this," ...
Iraq Produces Record 4M Barrels per Day of Crude in December
Iraq plans to export 375000 bpd from Kirkuk and Kurdistan through March
Once Again, American Weapons-Makers Are Making a Killing in Iraq
The current American war in Iraq is a struggle in search of a goal. It began in August as a humanitarian intervention, morphed into a campaign to protect Americans in-country, became a plan to defend the Kurds, followed by a full-on crusade to defeat ...
Islamic State releases at least 200 Yazidi captives in Iraq
At least 200 Yazidis have been released by Islamic State (Isis) militants after five months of captivity in Iraq, Kurdish military officials have said – mostly elderly, infirm prisoners who likely slowed the extremists down. Peshmerga general Shirko ...
Marine Prowlers fight Islamic State over Iraq, Syria
Marine Corps Times
The service's aging fleet of jets used for electronic warfare have flown hundreds of hours over Iraq and Syria in support of the fight against the Islamic State group. They may be some of the final combat missions for Prowler squadrons before the Corps ...
Hurriyet Daily News
Iraq Pumps Crude at Record Level Amid Plummeting Prices
Iraq plans to boost crude exports to 3.3 million barrels a day this year, including from the Kurdish area, Abdul Mahdi said. Iraq and Turkey agreed to boost Iraqi crude exports from the north via the Turkish port of Ceyhan to 375,000 barrels a day in ...
Turkey, Iraq agree to boost oil exports via Ceyhan port
Despite world glut, Iraq pumps crude at record level
Brent Oil at $49 as Iraq Pumps Crude at Record Pace