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Iraq sets up 'loophole' in US sanctions to buy Iranian power

Iraq has an outstanding bill of around 2 billion for previous gas and electricity purchases, according to Iranian Oil Minister.

02 Jul 2019 1:11 PM

Iraq court sentences fourth French ISIS member to death, France opposes

In a statement, the French foreign ministry said following the judgment that it respected the sovereignty of the Iraqi authorities.

28 May 2019 8:53 AM

Iraq wants to be peacemaker as Washington-Tehran feud heats up

In recent weeks, tensions between Washington and Tehran soared over America deploying an aircraft carrier, B-52 bombers to the Persian Gulf.

27 May 2019 9:58 AM

Iran foreign minister Javad Zarif visits Iraq to discuss tension with US

According to Iraq's state-run Iraqiya channel, Zarif held meetings with top Iraqi leaders, including Iraqi President Barham Salih.

26 May 2019 9:07 AM

Protestors in Iraq urge Baghdad to stay out of US-Iran conflict

Politicians and Shi’ite paramilitary leaders have called for calm and the Iraqi government has tried to position itself as a mediator.

25 May 2019 9:54 AM

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Rocket struck near US Embassy in Baghdad, amid escalating tension

Tensions between the US and Iran have been high since Washington withdrew last year from the 2015 nuclear deal.

20 May 2019 12:10 PM

Pompeo speaks of 'urgent' Iran threat on his surprise visit to Iraq

Iraq has promised to guarantee the safety of US interests from Iran, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday.

08 May 2019 8:33 AM

Iraq seeks to reclaim influential role, status in Arab world

After decades of conflict, Iraq is seeking to reclaim a leadership role and status in the Arab world with a centrist policy.

15 Apr 2019 1:48 PM

Japan's ambassador Fumio Iwai: Iraq's loving social media celeb departs

Iwai has been in post in Baghdad for less than 3 yrs, but his fan base reaches far beyond heavily fortified walls of diplomatic Green Zone.

19 Jul 2018 7:33 PM

Iraq executes 13 death row ISIS terrorists to avenge civilian killings

Around 20,000 were arrested in a three-year battle by Iraqi forces to drive out IS, which had seized western and northern Iraq in 2014.

29 Jun 2018 9:12 PM

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Iraq executes 12 ISIS terrorists on death row in retaliation to killings

Executions on Thursday came shortly after Abadi ordered 'immediate' implementation of death sentences of hundreds of convicted terrorists.

29 Jun 2018 3:20 PM

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

Iraqi journalist who threw shoe at George W Bush running for Parliament

Muntazer al-Zaidi shot to prominence in Dec 2008 when he flung his shoe at Bush who was holding press conference in Baghdad.

06 May 2018 12:30 PM

Love meets election fever: Iraqi man uses poll campaign to win back ex-fiancée

He created an 'electoral list' and aptly called it 'Love and Loyalty', composing a poem for Assouz, a pseudonym for his fiancée.

02 May 2018 2:54 PM

Killed in front of my eyes: How bodies of 38 Indians slain by IS were found

The abducted workers, most from northern India, had been employed by a construction company operating near Mosul.

20 Mar 2018 8:42 PM

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Iraq sentences 16 Turkish women to death by hanging for ties with Islamic State

Iraq is conducting the trials of hundreds of foreign women who have been detained, with hundreds of their children.

26 Feb 2018 3:39 PM

Baghdad: Double suicide bombing kills 38, injures over 105

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but most such attacks in Iraq are the work of the Islamic State jihadist group.

15 Jan 2018 12:41 PM

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

328 dead, 2,504 injured as toll in Iran-Iraq border earthquake on the rise

The worst-hit towns in Iran were Qasr-e Shirin in Kermanshah and Azgaleh, about 40 kilometres northwest.

13 Nov 2017 1:44 PM

Syrian forces take ISIS 'capital': 5 things to know about battle of Raqqa

Raqqa was the first city to fall into the hands of Islamic State militants.

18 Oct 2017 11:18 AM

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