Iraq

Saudis losing market share to Iran, Iraq on oil cuts

Saudis losing market share to Iran, Iraq on oil cuts

as a result of OPEC’s agreement to curb supplies to bolster prices

ISIS builds network of tunnels beneath Mosul - media

ISIS builds network of tunnels beneath Mosul - media

ISIS built an extensive network of tunnels beneath Mosul to hide and store munitions. The discovery of the ISIS machine is credited to the Iraqi Army’s 9th Division, after which a technical adviser with Conflict Armament Research, …

Where do terrorists in Syria get sarin

Where do terrorists in Syria get sarin

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Three versions of the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control

Iraqi gov#039t forces kill militants#039 chiefs in Mosul

Iraqi gov't forces kill militants' chiefs in Mosul

Iraqi government forces have killed at least six field chiefs of the Islamic State (IS, Daesh) in Mosul, Kuwait News Agency reported. Among them was the top man in charge of chemicalwarfare, know by his nome de …

Iraq may seek exemption from OPEC deal

Iraq may seek exemption from OPEC deal

Iraq may seek to be exempt from a deal between oil exporters to reduce global supply in order to support crude prices and ask to boost its own output, the leader of the nation's Shi'ite ruling coalition Ammar al-Hakim …

Why Ankara refuses Kemalist project

Why Ankara refuses Kemalist project

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Russia is the only country which is currently interested in strong Turkey, a political scientist

Iraqi unit with US, Australian advisers hit with gas by ISIS

Iraqi unit with US, Australian advisers hit with gas by ISIS

An Iraqi unit with US and Australian advisers was hit by an ISIS mustard agent, CBS reported, adding that 25 Iraqis required treatment but none of the advisers were injured Sunday. Brigadier General Yahya Rasool told the Associated …

 ISIS militants execute 140 civilians in Iraq#039s Mosul

ISIS militants execute 140 civilians in Iraq's Mosul

ISIS militants executed 140 civilians in the Iraqi city of Mosul, the Security Council of the Iraqi Kurdistan region posted on its Twitter page. "On Monday and Tuesday #ISIS massacred 140 civilians fleeing to areas controlled by …

Daesh shoots down Iraq army helicopter over Mosul killing two pilots

Daesh shoots down Iraq army helicopter over Mosul killing two pilots

Daesh has shot down an Iraqi army helicopter flying over Mosul, killing two pilots on board as the gruelling battle to drive militants out of the city continues, The Independent reports citing Kurdish broadcaster Rudaw. …

Trump son-in-law visits Iraq - sources

Trump son-in-law visits Iraq - sources

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner traveled to Iraq this weekend, a senior administration official told CNN. Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, was invited by the chairman of the …

 Iraqi Kurds intend to hold independence referendum in 2017

Iraqi Kurds intend to hold independence referendum in 2017

The two ruling parties in Iraqi Kurdistan region, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), have agreed on holding an independence referendum, the Iraqi media reported. The spokesperson for the …

Daesh leader is in Mosul, source says

Daesh leader is in Mosul, source says

Leader of the Daesh terrorist group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may be in Iraq's Mosul, which is surrounded by government forces, a source in the government forces reported. "According to our analysts, militants are …

Daesh second-in-command killed in airstrike

Daesh second-in-command killed in airstrike

Ayad al-Jumaili, believed to be a deputy of Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was killed in an air strike on Friday, an Iraqi intelligence spokesman said on Saturday, Reuters reported. Jumaili was …

 Zakharova on situation in Mosul: it’s time to ring alarm bells

Zakharova on situation in Mosul: it’s time to ring alarm bells

The humanitarian tensions over Mosul have soared to record-highs after five months of fighting for control of the city, whose people are now faced with the risk of famine, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova …

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 …