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Iraq votes in first nationwide election since declaring win over ISIS

Polls opened across Iraq on Saturday in the first national election since the declaration of victory over the Islamic State group.

12 May 2018 11:54 AM

IS pillage in Iraq leaves ‘living corpses’ in thousands of rape victims

Despite all humanitarian efforts there is ‘a gross lack of both physical and mental health, psycho-social support.’

10 Mar 2018 11:46 AM

The importance of being Iran

The congratulation and self-vindication in Iran at the fall of IS’ Caliphate were second to none and deservingly so.

12 Dec 2017 4:48 AM

World leaders congratulate Iraq following declaration of victory over IS

‘Daesh no longer hold significant territory in Iraq or Syria,’ says Theresa May.

11 Dec 2017 6:01 PM

ISIS still not defeated: Theresa May to Iraq

Iraq’s announcement came two days after the Russian military said it had defeated ISIS in Syria.

11 Dec 2017 1:04 AM


Macron offers mediation between Kurds, Iraq govt

Mr Macron said France and others are worried about the situation of the Kurds after last month’s referendum

06 Oct 2017 12:56 AM

Iraqi PM to defend Kurds against attack

Abadi adviser, who asked to remain anonymous, said that the premier was referring to either an internal or external attack.

02 Oct 2017 4:01 AM

After Mosul, Iraqi forces begin operation to retake Hawija from ISIS group

In the western Anbar province, Iraqi forces retook the town of Rihana on Wednesday, according to a statement from the coalition.

21 Sep 2017 2:32 PM

Iraq forces take Tal Afar from ISIS

Militants driven out of one of their last strongholds in war-torn country.

27 Aug 2017 7:10 AM

Alomst after 27 years, Saudi Arabia, Iraq look to reopen border

Riyadh and Baghdad reached a deal 'to renovate the Arar border post and fully open it for trade and passage for visitors'.

17 Aug 2017 12:16 PM


After Mosul victory, Iraq mulls future of Shiite militias

The government-sanctioned groups became known as the Popular Mobilization Forces, known as Hashed al-Shaabi in Arabic.

24 Jul 2017 5:54 PM

The battle against ISIS is far from over

The Iraqi Army may have declared victory in Mosul but attacks continue.

18 Jul 2017 4:39 AM

Iraqi forces combat ISIS days after PM al-Abadi declares victory over Mosul

Army choppers strafed the Old City and blasts sent plumes of smoke into the air, though it was unclear if they were bombs.

13 Jul 2017 10:40 AM

Trump congratulates Iraqis on liberation of Mosul from ISIS

The US-led coalition that backed the Mosul offensive is supporting another assault on ISIS's Syrian bastion Raqa.

11 Jul 2017 3:44 PM

Mosul victory a historic moment, says Iraqi PM Abadi

Iraqi forces were earlier on Monday still fighting to eliminate the last pockets of IS resistance in Mosul.

11 Jul 2017 3:18 AM


Defeat of ISIS group in Mosul 'decisive step' against fighting terrorism: EU

ISIS still controls swathes of western Iraq including much of the desert Anbar province and rival forces.

10 Jul 2017 11:36 AM

Iraq PM al-Abadi hails ‘victory’ after armed forces take Mosul from ISIS

The battle has left large parts of Mosul in ruins, killed thousands of civilians and displaced nearly 1 million people.

09 Jul 2017 7:40 PM

ISIS destroys 800-yr-old Mosul mosque where al-Baghdadi became 'caliph'

US-led coalition condemned the destruction as a crime against 'the people of Mosul and all of Iraq'..

22 Jun 2017 8:25 AM

US assures continued support for Iraq's war against ISIS

The statement also criticized "the hasty interventions" that followed the chemical attack, in an apparent reference to the US strikes.

08 Apr 2017 5:20 PM

3 months needed to rout ISIS, says Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi

Abadi had previously pledged the northern city would be retaken by the end of this year.

28 Dec 2016 9:15 AM