Iraq

Mosul airport #039liberated#039 from Isis in battle for western half of Iraq#039s second city

Mosul airport 'liberated' from Isis in battle for western half of Iraq's second city

Iraqi forces have seized Mosul's airport and a nearby military base from Islamic State, according to state-run media. The US-backed government forces hope to use the airport as a launchpad for their campaign to expel the jihadists from …

Iraqi forces recapture Mosul airport

Iraqi forces recapture Mosul airport

Iraqi forces have regained control of the airport in Mosul, part of a months-long operation to push ISIS militants from the key city. The airport is now fully under Iraqi Federal Police control, the commander of the Rapid Response Unit …

 Iraqi army storms airport in western Mosul

Iraqi army storms airport in western Mosul

Iraqi security forces closing in on the Isis-held western half of Mosul stormed the city's airport and a nearby military base early on Thursday, state television said. Counter-terrorism service (CTS) troops and elite interior …

US Defense Secretary and Iraqi PM discuss Mosul

US Defense Secretary and Iraqi PM discuss Mosul

US-Iraqi cooperation and progress in operation to liberate Mosul from ISIS terrorist group were discussed at the meeting between the US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi …

US Secretary of Defense arrives in Iraq on unannounced visit

US Secretary of Defense arrives in Iraq on unannounced visit

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis arrived at the Baghdad International Airport on an unannounced trip. Before departing for his first trip to Baghdad as the new Defense Secretary, James Mattis told reporters, …

Iraq launches operation to retake western Mosul from ISIS

Iraq launches operation to retake western Mosul from ISIS

Iraqi forces have launched a major military operation to retake the western part of Mosul from Daesh, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced, RT reports. “We announce the start of a new phase in the operation, …

 Turkey seeks business opportunities in Gulf nations

Turkey seeks business opportunities in Gulf nations

President Erdogan kicks off Gulf tour with stops in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Qatar

Rockets hit Baghdad Green Zone after deadly protest

Rockets hit Baghdad Green Zone after deadly protest

Several rockets fired from inside Baghdad on Saturday struck the capital's fortified Green Zone area that houses most of Iraq's key institutions and main embassies, officials said. "Several Katyusha rockets fired from the …

5 killed, 300 hurt as Baghdad anti-government protests turn violent

5 killed, 300 hurt as Baghdad anti-government protests turn violent

Five people were killed and more than 300 injured Saturday when security forces fired gunshots and teargas to disperse a massive pro-reform rally in central Baghdad, according to Iraqi officials. Baghdad Governor Ali al-Tamimi said four …

1 killed as pro-Sadr protests turn violent in Iraq

1 killed as pro-Sadr protests turn violent in Iraq

An Iraqi protester was killed when security forces dispersed a rally staged by supporters of firebrand Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in the capital Baghdad to demand the dissolution of the country’s election commission, …

Iraqi Prime Minister calls on Trump to review travel ban

Iraqi Prime Minister calls on Trump to review travel ban

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called on the US President Donald Trump in a phone conversation to review the travel restrictions imposed on the Iraqi citizens among the nationals of six other states, …

Oil Markets On A Knife Edge

Oil Markets On A Knife Edge

Despite 91% OPEC Compliance

ISIS militants make chemical weapons in Mosul

ISIS militants make chemical weapons in Mosul

ISIS militants were making rudimentary chemical weapons at the University of Mosul, the US Department of Defense spokesperson Jeff Davis said. The Iraqis have run tests on the chemicals and these proved positive for …

We know where Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is hiding says Iraqi PM

"We know where Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is hiding" says Iraqi PM

Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is virtually alone in hiding and is being closely monitored, Iraq’s prime minister has revealed, The Telegraph reports. Haider al-Abadi, who is usually not drawn …

When Will ISIS End?

When Will ISIS End?

yrian Army, Russia Bomb Islamic State In Aleppo As Iraqi Troops Battle For Mosul

Europe permits Iraqi Airways to enter airspace - media

Europe permits Iraqi Airways to enter airspace - media

The European Aviation Safety Agency has lifted a ban on Iraqi Airways entering European airspace, Iraq's transport minister Kadhim al-Hamami told state television. The national carrier was banned from flying to …

 Trump: dollar could not stop Iran#039s influence in Iraq

Trump: dollar could not stop Iran's influence in Iraq

Iran is dominating "more and more of Iraq," despite US efforts to secure the country, US President Donald Trump tweeted late Wednesday. "Iran is rapidly taking over more and more of Iraq even after the US …

Moscow welcomes normalization of Turkey-Iraq relations

Moscow welcomes normalization of Turkey-Iraq relations

Russia welcomes the emerging normalization in ties between Ankara and Baghdad amid Turkey's Mosul troops deployment, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at the opening of the Russian-Arab Cooperation …

No doubt Iran is the target

No doubt Iran is the target

Iran has never produced terrorists who acted in the US or in the European Union

US makes gift to their rivals in the Middle East

US makes gift to their rivals in the Middle East

Trump's decree has not affected the Muslim countries with which the US has significant economic ties

Iraq parliament approves #039reciprocity#039 to US migration ban

Iraq parliament approves 'reciprocity' to US migration ban

The Iraqi parliament has approved a "reciprocity measure" after US President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily banning citizens from Iraq and six other Muslim-majority countries from entering the US. …

Kadyrov: Russia and US will easily defeat Daesh

Kadyrov: Russia and US will easily defeat Daesh

Together, Russia and the United States can easily put an end to terrorists in Iraq and Syria, the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov said, commenting on phone conversation between Vladimir Putin and Donald …

 Pentagon: fight for Western Mosul to be tough

Pentagon: fight for Western Mosul to be tough

The fight for Western Mosul is likely to be even tougher than the Eastern side, the task force's commanding general, Stephen Townsend, said. "There is still a long way to go before ISIL is completely …

 Serial explosions kill six in Baghdad

Serial explosions kill six in Baghdad

Chain explosions have killed at least six civilians in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, leaving dozens of others injured. The casualties occurred on Tuesday in three explosions across the city, Iraq’s al-Sumariah news network …

 Iran to inaugurate gas pipeline to Iraq

Iran to inaugurate gas pipeline to Iraq

The Iranian-Iraq gas pipeline will be inaugurated on January 23, the Spokesman of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) Majid Bujarzadeh said. However gas export to Iraq will not start in the coming days, the Mehr …

Turkish reforms: pros and cons

Turkish reforms: pros and cons

A closer look at Turkey's proposed presidential system

2016 border security measures in Turkey includes 330 km of walls

2016 border security measures in Turkey includes 330 km of walls

Turkey last year erected 330 kilometers (205 miles) of walls along its borders with Syria and Iraq to fight illegal crossings, the Turkish military said Saturday. According to a Turkish General Staff press statement on border incidents …

India#039s 2016 Iran oil imports hit record high - trade

India's 2016 Iran oil imports hit record high - trade

In most of 2016 there was a fight among Gulf producers to increase their market share

ISIS blows up remaining bridges on Tigris River in Mosul

ISIS blows up remaining bridges on Tigris River in Mosul

ISIS militants blew up all of the remaining bridges on the Tigris River in the center of Mosul, Al Arabiya News channel reported. Iraqi special forces pushed forward to reach a second bridge that links eastern Mosul to the city's …

Iran To Begin Gas Exports To Iraq Once Baghdad Starts Paying

Iran To Begin Gas Exports To Iraq Once Baghdad Starts Paying

29 companies have qualified for bidding in oil and gas tenders