Haider al-Abadi

Does Trump ask Iraq for oil as payback for support?

U.S. President Donald Trump twice raised to the Iraqi government the idea of repaying America for its wars with Iraqi oil, Axios reported with reference to sources with direct knowledge. In March 2017, at the end of a …

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Iraqi Prime Minister cancels visit to Iran

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has cancelled a visit to Iran, his press office said, as the PM came under strong Iranian criticism over his stand on renewed US sanctions against Tehran. Abadi will still go ahead …

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Iraq carries out air strikes on ISIS in Syria

Iraq carried out air strikes on ISIS positions in Syria a week after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said his country would defend itself from militant threats across the border. Iraqi F-16 warplanes crossed into Syria …

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Turkish FM to visit Iraq

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will visit Iraq on Jan. 21, said the Turkish Foreign Ministry in a message Jan. 20, Trend reports. Cavusoglu will have a meeting with Iraq’s Foreign Minister …

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Christmas in Iraq

Christians gather to celebrate Christmas in Mosul church for first time since Isis driven out

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Anti-Daesh war cost Iraq $100 billion in losses

Losses from the war on the Daesh terrorist group have cost Iraq $100 billion, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said Saturday, Anadolu Agency reported. "Iraq has lost $100 billion in the anti-Daesh war, but we …

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Iraq launches offensive against last ISIS stronghold

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi announced an offensive to recapture the western border region of al-Qaim and Rawa, close to the Syrian border, from the ISIS militant group. Al-Qaim and Rawa are the last patch of …

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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. …

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