Tensions rise in Iraq ahead of Kurdish referendum
Hundreds demonstrated in eastern Iraq against a planned referendum on the secession of northern Iraq's Kurdish region, which neighbouring countries and Western powers fear could break up the country and stir regional ethnic and sectarian conflict.
Iran halts flights to Iraq's Kurdish region in retaliation for independence vote
Iran blocks flights to Iraq's Kurdish region ahead of independence vote
Next Middle East War? Kurdish Referendum Brings Hope And Fears of New Conflict to Iraq
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Iran strikes IS bases on Syria-Iraq border with drones
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's state TV is reporting that the country's elite Revolutionary Guard has targeted bases belonging to the Islamic State group in eastern Syria with drone strikes. IRINN TV's report says the IRGC's drones destroyed IS bases and ...
VIDEO: Iranian armed drones strike ISIS near Syria-Iraq borders
Demi Lovato to help war-scarred children in Iraq
Demi Lovato was named a Global Citizen ambassador at the organization's annual music festival Saturday, championing the mental health of thousands of children displaced within Iraq and other vulnerable communities. The singer and Global Citizen will ...
The Latest: Iraq recaps opposition to planned Kurdish vote
Iraq's top diplomat is reiterating its government's opposition to Iraqi Kurds' planned independence vote next week. Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari told the U.S. General Assembly on Saturday that the central government views the vote as ...
Iraq seeks other nations' help to build a nuclear reactor
At UN Assembly, Iraq outlines vision for post-conflict reconstruction
Iraq asks UN for help to build new nuclear power reactor
Hours Before Referendum, Iraq Orders Kurdistan Region to Hand Over Control of Border Crossings, Airports
A boy rides a bicycle with the flag of Kurdistan in Tuz Khurmato, Iraq underneath a sign supporting the upcoming Kurdish independence referendum on September 24, 2017. THAIER AL-SUDANI/REUTERS ...
Talks continuing with Shell about Iraq's Majnoon oil field: oil minister
FILE PHOTO: Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi speaks during a media conference in Baghdad, Iraq, May 22, 2017. REUTERS/Khalid al Mousily. BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi oil minister Jabar al-Luaibi said on Sunday talks are continuing with Royal Dutch ...
Iraq Asks UN to Help Build New Nuclear Power Reactor
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Military Strikes Target ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq
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SOUTHWEST ASIA, Sept. 22, 2017 — U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 21 strikes consisting of 58 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials ...
Iraq executes 42 convicts for terrorism
Those executed were convicted in different cases of killing security forces and involvement in terrorist attacks, the statement said without giving further details. Iraq is engaged in a US-backed campaign aimed at recapturing vast swathes of its ...
Civilian deaths are 'price you pay' to beat Isis, says British general in Iraq
A British general in Iraq has said the deaths of innocent people caught up in coalition air strikes against Isis are the “price you pay” for defeating the extremists. More than 5,000 civilians have been killed in attacks by the US-led mission against ...
Top British commander in Iraq reveals grim cost of beating ISIS
Iraq's minorities fear for their future
A slight octogenarian dressed in loose white garments, Sheikh Mirza looks an unlikely warrior against the fighters of so-called Islamic State (IS). Nevertheless, the Yazidi leader says that when they approached his ancestral village two years ago he ...
Nina Shea: How to help Iraq's religious minorities