Iraq


Volunteers search rubble to save Mosul university

2017-04-24 19:42

Leaning on his crutch, Nizar picks through the rubble where the main building of Mosul University used to be, looking for whatever administrative documents can still be salvaged.

Delicate bargaining frees 26 hostages in Iraq

2017-04-22 09:41

Qatar has secured the release of 26 hostages after nearly a year and a half in captivity in Iraq, in what became possibly the region's most complex and sensitive hostage negotiation deal in recent years.

Putin likens US action in Syria to Iraq in 2003

2017-04-11 21:01

Russia's President Vladimir Putin says Washington's accusations against the Syrian government over a chemical attack resemble the claims made before the US invaded Iraq in 2003.

UN: 40-50 years needed to clear weapons in Iraq and Syria

2017-04-05 14:02

The United Nations says it will take 40 to 50 years to clear mines, improvised explosive devices and other unexploded ordnance from Iraq and Syria

Trump son-in-law, top aide Jared Kushner on visit to Iraq

2017-04-03 09:05

Jared Kushner, the son-in-law and top aide to President Donald Trump, is in Iraq on an official visit, a senior administration official says.

Suicide oil-tanker bomber kills at least 15 in Baghdad

2017-03-30 07:05

As fighting with ISIL rages in west Mosul, suicide attack on security checkpoint south of Iraqi capital also wounds 45.

Rights group: Coalition isn't protecting Mosul civilians

2017-03-28 12:39

Amnesty International says a recent spike in civilian casualties in the Iraqi city of Mosul suggests the US-led coalition is not taking adequate precautions to prevent deaths among non-combatants as its forces battle the Islamic State militant group.

US acknowledges its forces were behind airstrike on Mosul

2017-03-25 23:00

American officials say an airstrike targeting Islamic State militants in the Iraqi city of Mosul that witnesses say killed at least 100 people was in fact launched by the US military

Dozens killed in Mosul air strikes: Iraqi officials

2017-03-25 15:30

Air strikes carried out in recent days have killed dozens of civilians in west Mosul, where Iraqi forces are battling jihadists, officials say.

US to focus on 'elimination' of ISIL by military force

2017-03-23 18:46

First meeting of international coalition since Trump's election held in Washington on the way forward in defeating ISIL.

 

ISIS ambush kills 10 Iraqi forces - commanders

2017-04-23 21:01

Islamic State group fighters disguised as soldiers have ambushed a government convoy in a remote desert region of western Iraq, killing 10 members of the security forces, commanders say.

Mosul fighting has displaced nearly half a million

2017-04-18 07:00

The UN says the operation to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from ISIS has forced about half a million people to flee their homes.

Suicide bombers kill 31 in Iraq

2017-04-05 21:02

An attack by suicide bombers in the Iraqi city of Tikrit has killed at least 31 people and wounded at least 42, army and police officers has said.

Trump son-in-law, top US officer meet Kurd leaders

2017-04-04 21:48

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and the US's top military officer have met Kurdish leaders in Arbil - the second day of their visit to Iraq.

ISIS claims responsibility for Baghdad attack

2017-03-30 19:00

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an overnight suicide attack in Baghdad that left 17 people dead and 48 wounded.

US opens formal investigation into Mosul deaths

2017-03-30 05:54

The top US general for the Middle East says the military is formally investigating the role Washington played in the deaths of dozens of civilians in Mosul.

Mosul civilian deaths a 'terrible tragedy' - US military chief

2017-03-27 10:40

The top commander for US military forces in the Middle East has called recent civilian deaths in the Iraqi city of Mosul a "terrible tragedy", but stopped short of taking responsibility.

Iraq's speaker voices concern over Mosul airstrike

2017-03-25 21:00

Iraq's parliament speaker has expressed concern over reports of airstrikes that have allegedly killed more than 100 civilians in western Mosul.

Russia, China seek chemical weapons probe in Iraq

2017-03-25 11:34

Russia and China have proposed that a United Nations panel investigating chemical weapons use in Syria be extended to Iraq, a proposal Britain immediately rejected.

Australia close to resettling nearly 12 000 Syrian refugees

2017-03-22 12:57

Australia is close to resettling the 12 000 refugees from the war in Syria and Iraq it promised to urgently take more than a year ago.

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