Baghdad: security in Kirkuk completely restored

The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered the withdrawal of Shiite-led pro-government militias from Kirkuk province, who took part in the successful campaign to expel Kurdish forces from the northern region. …

Saudi Arabia and Iraq launch flights

Saudi budget-carrier flynas launched the first direct flight between the kingdom and Iraq since the Gulf War 27 years ago, marking another move by the kingdom to improve ties with its neighbor in an attempt to blunt rival Iran’s vast …

Turkish airstrikes kill 5 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq

Turkish fighter jets have killed five PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the military said. According to an information note from the Turkish General Staff, the armed terrorists, who were reportedly planning an attack, they were killed in …

Two soldiers martyred in northern Iraq

Two soldiers were martyred in Iraq’s northern Zap region, the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) said on Monday, Yeni Şafak reports. Eight Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) terrorists were neutralized in the air operation …

Iraq returns remains of 199 Iranian martyrs

Remains of the bodies of 199 Iranian martyrs of the Iraqi war on Iran in 1980-88 were transferred to the country through the southwestern border of Shalamcheh. Remains of 30 bodies of the martyrs were discovered at a rugged terrain …

Will Kurdish oil be blocked?

Turkey, Iran and Iraq will jointly decide on closing the flow of oil from northern Iraq, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said, as the three neighbors mull retaliatory moves after the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) …