Iraqi PM declares 'end of war against IS' in Iraq

2017-12-09 13:27

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has announced the end of a three-year war by Iraqi forces to drive the Islamic State jihadist group out of the country.

CIA director warns Iranian general on Iraq

2017-12-03 20:39

CIA director Mike Pompeo has warned an Iranian general, saying the US would hold Tehran accountable for any attacks on American interests in Iraq.

Rescuers dig through debris after Iran-Iraq border quake

2017-11-14 13:13

Rescuers are digging through the debris of buildings felled by an earthquake that killed more than 430 people in the border region of Iran and Iraq.

Iran hunts for survivors as quake kills 300 near Iraq border

2017-11-13 13:19

Iranian rescue workers dig through rubble in a hunt for survivors after a major earthquake struck the Iran-Iraq border, killing more than 300 and injuring thousands.

Scores killed in 7.3-magnitude quake on Iran-Iraq border

2017-11-13 05:46

At least 140 people have been killed and hundreds more injured after a 7.3-magnitude earthquake shook the mountainous Iran-Iraq border, officials say.

Six people dead, scores injured after earthquake rocks Iran-Iraq border

2017-11-12 22:03

Six people had died and scores more injured, according to the state-run IRNA news agency after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake jolted the region near the border between Iran and Iraq.

ISIS has cost Iraq more than $100bn: PM Abadi

2017-11-11 18:02

The Islamic State group's occupation of northern Iraq and the battle to defeat it has caused more than $100bn worth of damage, says Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

Macron warns looming military defeat of ISIS 'not the end'

2017-11-09 22:37

French President Emmanuel Macron has said that the Islamic State group faced complete military defeat in Iraq and Syria within months, but warned the battle against jihadism would go on.

Barzani to step down as Kurdish leader in Iraq

2017-10-30 07:00

Massud Barzani, the president of the autonomous Kurdish region in Iraq, told a closed-door session of parliament he was stepping down amid the fall-out from a controversial independence referendum.

Iraq, Kurds in crisis talks over Kirkuk stand-off

2017-10-15 16:08

The presidents of Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan have held talks to defuse an escalating crisis, after a deadline for Kurdish forces to withdraw from disputed positions was extended by 24 hours.


Rights group criticises Iraq over jihadist suspects

2017-12-05 13:20

Human Rights Watch in a report criticises Iraq and the autonomous Kurdish authorities over mass trials of suspected Islamic State group jihadists.

Survivors of Iran quake await badly needed aid, 3 days later

2017-11-15 13:40

Survivors of the Iran quake are awaiting badly needed aid, three days after the powerful temblor killed more than 530 people.


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2017-11-14 10:16
More than 400 people have been killed and thousands more injured after a 7.3-magnitude earthquake shook the mountainous Iran-Iraq border.

More than 400 people have been killed and thousands more injured after a 7.3-magnitude earthquake shook the mountainous Iran-Iraq border.

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Death toll rises to over 200 in Iran-Iraq border quake

2017-11-13 10:12

More than 200 people have died and over 1 600 have been injured after a powerful magnitude 7.3 earthquake shook the Iran-Iraq border.

13 dead as strong earthquake hits Iran-Iraq border

2017-11-12 23:09

A strong earthquake that shook the Iran-Iraq border region has killed at least 13 people, authorities and state media in the two countries say.

Earthquake rattles Iran-Iraq border area

2017-11-12 21:23

A 7.2-magnitude earthquake has jolted the region near the border between Iran and Iraq. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

ISIS militants evacuate last stronghold in Syria to government

2017-11-10 08:21

Syria's military has declared it is in control of the last stronghold of Islamic State militants along the border with Iraq.

Iraqis say life under ISIS was an open-air prison

2017-11-08 12:03

They emerge timidly from houses to survey the debris-strewn streets of their town. As Iraqi forces hunt down diehard jihadists, Al-Qaim residents recall three years of hell.

Iraqi forces seize Kirkuk governor's office in push against Kurds

2017-10-17 10:15

Iraqi forces have seized the Kirkuk governor's office, key military sites and an oil field as they swept across the disputed province following soaring tensions with Kurds over an independence referendum.

Iraq troops in armed standoff with Kurd forces

2017-10-14 18:19

Thousands of Iraqi troops are locked in an armed standoff with Kurdish forces in the disputed oil province of Kirkuk as Washington scrambles to avert fighting.

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