War-torn Iraq is outperforming the rest of the Middle East and investors are starting to take notice
Believe it or not, Iraq — riven as it is by terrorist insurgency and civil strife — is expected to grow by a sizzling 7.2 percent this year, according to World Bank data. It recovered from a brutal 9 percent contraction in 2015 and is outpacing the ...
Iraq gives militias official status despite abuse claims
IRBIL, Iraq — The Iraqi parliament passed a law Saturday making militia units, including Iranian-backed groups accused of human rights abuses, an official part of the country's security forces. Lawmakers passed the measure 208 to 0 in a session that ...
Iraq's Shiite Militias Get Formal Role in Armed Forces
Iraq's parliament adopts law legalizing Shiite militias
Iraq's Parliament Adopts Law Legalizing Shi'ite Militias
Iraq's parliament passes law legalising Shia militias
The force, numbering more than 100,000, is currently involved in the battle to retake the city of Mosul, fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) in the western flank of the city at Tal Afar. The forces have been key ...
Iraq parliament passes law legalising PMF Shia militias – Middle ...
Iraq parliament recognizes Shia militia - Anadolu Agency
MPs launch new attempt to interrogate Tony Blair over Iraq
A cross-party group of MPs will make a fresh effort to hold Tony Blair to account for allegedly misleading parliament and the public over the Iraq war. The move, which could see Blair stripped of membership of the privy council, comes as the former ...
ISIS attack's death toll rises outside Iraq capital
MOSUL, Iraq -- The death toll from a car bombing south of Baghdad claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, rose to 73 on Friday, including about 40 Iranian pilgrims, as Iraqi forces continued to inch closer to the center of the northern ...
Iraq bomb kills at least 80, mostly Iranian Shi'ite pilgrims; ISIS claims responsibility
Death Toll in Iraq Bombing Claimed by IS Rises to 73
Iraq: Scores killed in petrol station Hilla attack
In Northern Iraq, ISIS Leaves Behind An Archaeological Treasure In ...
When archaeologist Layla Salih was a 14-year-old schoolgirl in Mosul, Iraq, she visited the ancient site of Nimrud for the first time on a field trip, led by a guide ...
Syria Firmly Denounces ISIL Terrorist Attack in Iraq's Babil Province
Syria denounced in the strongest terms the terrorist attack launched by ISIL on buses carrying visitors in Iraq's Babil province, affirming its confidence that victory over terrorism, criminals and their supporters will not be far. An official source ...
Coalition launches 18 strikes in Syria, Iraq
In northern Iraq, Yazidis risk all to flee Islamic State
DUHOK, Iraq When shells began crashing around the town of Tal Afar as Shi'ite militias brought the fight to Islamic State in northern Iraq, Abu Faraj saw his chance to escape captivity. He and 17 other members of the Yazidi religious community, one of ...
Rouhani urges Iran-Turkey joint efforts in Iraq, Syria
"Preserving the territorial integrity and national unity of Iraq and Syria is in the interest of Iran and Turkey as well as that of regional peace and stability," Cavusoglu was quoted by IRNA as saying. Iran, a Shi'ite Muslim nation, is a main ally of ...
Iran calls on Turkey to help establish stability in Syria, Iraq
Rouhani: Stability in Syria, Iraq defines ties with Turkey
Iraq readies force to storm flashpoint town near Mosul
Capturing or isolating Tal Afar from Mosul is a key part of the U.S-backed offensive to take back Islamic State's last major city stronghold in Iraq, by allowing the ground forces taking part in the campaign to complete Mosul's encirclement. The army ...
Iraq says its forces have retaken most of eastern Mosul from ISIL
Middle East|Iraq Told Civilians to Stay in Mosul. Now They're Paying With Their Lives.
Iraq Commanders Weigh Tactical Shift in Mosul