Iraq

Iraqi President: I would like to visit Russia

Iraqi President: I would like to visit Russia

Iraqi President Fuad Masum said that he would like to visit Russia although no such visit is planned for the near future. "For the moment, nothing is planned, but I would like to make a visit. I met Russian …

Inside the key dynamics of Turkey’s economy: Ankara at the crossroads

Inside the key dynamics of Turkey’s economy: Ankara at the crossroads

Spiking trade with the EU was a key ingredient to the Erdogan boom years

This is how many barrels of oil the 13 OPEC countries produced last month

This is how many barrels of oil the 13 OPEC countries produced last month

The oil cartel continues to dominate global oil markets

Stoltenberg reveals main theme of next NATO summit

Stoltenberg reveals main theme of next NATO summit

Fight against terrorism and fair defence spending will be the main themes of the NATO summit, which will take place in Brussels on May 25, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in the statement. "This …

 Is US preparing for Ukraine deployment?

Is US preparing for Ukraine deployment?

The headline entitled '45th IBCT prepares for Ukraine Deployment' was published on the US Army website army.mil, but soon the website link was removed, showing a 'page not found' error. The National Guard's 45th …

Russian Abdul-Karim (Abu Shamir) al-Rusi liquidated in Mosul

Russian Abdul-Karim (Abu Shamir) al-Rusi liquidated in Mosul

According to the Iraqi military intelligence service, six foreigners-members of ISIS (the terrorist organization banned in Russia) were killed in Mosul today, as a result of the shelling of one of the western regions. Among them was a Russian …

 US President to meet Iraqi Prime Minister on March 20

US President to meet Iraqi Prime Minister on March 20

US President Donald Trump will meet with the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on March 20, the speaker of the White House Sean Spicer said. He said that on Monday, the President …

Iran and Iraq to r up oil production despite OPEC cuts

Iran and Iraq to ramp up oil production despite OPEC cuts

They are exploiting Saudi Arabia’s precarious position by taking steps to boost production

Gulf countries take back seat on Syria route

Gulf countries take back seat on Syria route

Gulf countries appear to favor a wait-and-see approach hinging on two unknowns: Trump's new US policy on Syria, and Russia’s capability to broker a deal

Iraq to continue striking Daesh targets in Syria, Abadi says

Iraq to continue striking Daesh targets in Syria, Abadi says

Iraq will continue to hit Islamic State (IS, Daesh) targets in Syria, as well as in neighbouring countries if they give their approval, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Wednesday, Channel NewsAsia …

ISIS withdraws from Mosul to Syria’s Raqqa - media

ISIS withdraws from Mosul to Syria’s Raqqa - media

Senior leaders of 'Jaish al-Khilafa' (Army of the Caliphate) received directives from the ISIS extremist group’s military command in Raqqa to pull out immediately from Mosul to the Syrian city which lies by the Iraqi …

Iraq and Iran agree to resolve dispute on joint oil fields

Iraq and Iran agree to resolve dispute on joint oil fields

Iraq and Iran occasionally accuse each other of overstepping when it comes to the shared oil fields

Iraqi forces recapture government buildings in Mosul

Iraqi forces recapture government buildings in Mosul

Iraqi government forces fighting to drive ISIS from western Mosul on Tuesday recaptured the main government building, the central bank branch and the museum where three years ago the militants had smashed statues and artifacts. An elite …

Military chiefs of Russia, Turkey and US hold talks on Syria and Iraq

Military chiefs of Russia, Turkey and US hold talks on Syria and Iraq

Turkish, Russian and US military chiefs held talks today in the Turkish city of Antalya to discuss regional issues including Iraq and Syria, the Turkish army said. "Common issues relating to regional security, in particular Syria …

ISIS leader#039s cousin captured in Mosul - media

ISIS leader's cousin captured in Mosul - media

Iraqi Federal Police have captured the cousin of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the ISIS terrorist group, the Al Sumaria channel reported, citing its own sources. The ISIS leader's relative was captured after an …

New Iraqi push on Daesh-held Mosul centre

New Iraqi push on Daesh-held Mosul centre

Iraqi forces have launched a new push in their battle to capture western Mosul from so-called Islamic State (IS, Daesh), BBC reports. Joint operations command (JOC) spokesman Brig-Gen Yahya Rasool told state TV on …

Iraqi forces advance to west Mosul along 3 axes, prepare for tough fight

Iraqi forces advance to west Mosul along 3 axes, prepare for tough fight

The Iraqi military is attacking Daesh in western Mosul from three directions and is likely to face fierce fighting, Operation Inherent Resolve commander Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend said at a press …

Is ISIS in retreat?

Is ISIS in retreat?

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has admitted defeat in Iraq and ordered militants to either flee or kill themselves in suicide attacks, Iraqi television network Alsumaria reported. The terror mastermind is said to …

Bombs target oil pipeline in Iraq#039s Kirkuk, one killed

Bombs target oil pipeline in Iraq's Kirkuk, one killed

Four bombs went off on Saturday near a minor pipeline from an oilfield close to the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, security and oil industry sources said, Reuters reported. The pipeline delivers crude from the Bai Hassan oilfield to a …

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, …