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Turkey warns Baghdad over plan to raise Kurdish flag in Kirkuk
Almasdarnews - 2017-03-30 05:01

Baghdad checkpoint hit by deadly car bomb attack
BBC - 2017-03-29 23:57
At least 15 people are killed as a suicide lorry bomb hits a police checkpoint in the Iraqi capital. ...

At Least 15 Killed in Baghdad Car Bomb Attack
BAS News - 2017-03-29 23:31
The blast rocked a checkpoint south of the capital BAGHDAD — A suicide car bomb late on Wednesday night targeted a police checkpoint in southern Baghdad, killing at least 15 people, officials confirmed. The car bomb, reportedly an oil tanker packed with ...

Iraqi VP: Mosul Operation Distancing from Its Goal
BAS News - 2017-03-29 22:57
BAGHDAD — Iraqi Vice-president Usama al-Nujaifi has warned about the military plans in anti-Islamic State (IS) operations west of Mosul, saying the mission is going out of control and distancing from its main goal. The Sunni leader told reporters on Wedn ...

Suicide truck bomb kills at least 13 in south Baghdad: police sources
Reuters - 2017-03-29 22:39
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 13 people were killed and another 40 wounded when a suicide truck bomb hit a checkpoint in the southern entrance to the Iraqi capital Baghdad, police sources said on Wednesday. ...

Inside Mosul, a huge blast, then screams, dust and horror
Reuters - 2017-03-29 20:37
MOSUL, Iraq/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Crouching in his Mosul home, Abu Ayman suddenly felt the ground rock as if struck by an earthquake when a massive explosion tore through his street, filling the room with dust and shattered glass. Then came the screams and ...

Shortage of medicine could lead to crisis, Kurdish health minister warns
Rûdaw - 2017-03-29 13:12
"Baghdad is now considering to reduce the supply by almost 50 percent ...

US to Send 200 Troops to Either Syria or Iraq
BAS News - 2017-03-27 22:17
SOFIA — The United States announced on Monday that it will deploy about 200 additional troops to the Middle East at the request of the US military in Baghdad. According to recent reports in media outlets, two companies of the US Army 82nd Airborne Divisi ...

Baghdad Planning to Cut Kirkuk Public Servants Salaries
BAS News - 2017-03-27 21:05
BAGHDAD — Kurdish member of the Iraqi parliament has warned about a serious plan by the country's ministry of finance to cut the monthly salaries of Kirkuk public servants. MP Masoud Haider stated that he has followed up the issue and found out that ther ...

Peshmerga would not enter Mosul, commander tells Kurdpress
KurdPress - 2017-03-27 14:05
a Peshmerga commander told Kurdpress that the Kurdish forces would not enter the Iraqi northern city of Mosul within the agreements made between Erbil, capital of Kurdistan Region, and the central government in Baghdad. ...

Baghdad court sentences man to death over links to ISIS hacking
NRT - 2017-03-26 11:08

Iraqi military says 61 bodies pulled from collapsed Mosul site
Reuters - 2017-03-26 10:31
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi's military said on Sunday 61 bodies had been recovered from a collapsed building that was boobytrapped by Islamic State in Western Mosul, but there was no sign it had been hit by a coalition strike though a large vehicle bomb was ...

UN “Profoundly Concerned” about Civilian Casualties in Mosul
BAS News - 2017-03-26 00:26
BAGHDAD — The United Nations is profoundly concerned by reports of a high number of civilian casualties in al-Aghawat al-Jadidah, a densely populated neighborhood in Mosul. Initial reports indicate hundreds of causalities, said the United Nations Assista ...

Fifth Batch of F-16s Delivered to Iraq
BAS News - 2017-03-24 23:48
BAGHDAD — Iraqi military authorities on Friday received the fifth batch of F16s which were purchased form the US, said the Iraqi Air Force. The new delivery contains four aircrafts which are said to soon join the war against Islamic State (IS) in the nor ...

Shi'ite cleric Sadr says only Iraq's military should hold land seized from IS
Reuters - 2017-03-24 14:46
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Influential Shi'ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said on Friday that only Iraq's military should hold territory recaptured from Islamic State, an apparent sign of concern that rival militias might use the gains to expand their influen ...

Thousands flock to Tahrir Square (Baghdad) for Sadrist Movement protests
Waar Media - 2017-03-24 13:01
WAAR-DUHOK: Thousands of Sadrist Movement followers have flocked to Tahrir Square, downtown the capital Baghdad, for protests calling for political reforms, The Iraqi press reported on Friday. Iraqi police have tightened security measures in the vicinity ...

Sadrists Organize Large-scale Protest in Central Baghdad
BAS News - 2017-03-24 12:55
They demand reforms in the government BAGHDAD — The leader of al-Sadr Movement Muqtada Sadr, an influential Shi'ite cleric, once again leads a large scale demonstration in Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, against the corruption in the government's instituti ...

Thousands of Sadr supporters demonstrate in Baghdad
NRT - 2017-03-24 12:02

Maliki Suspected of Iraqi Journalist Assassination
BAS News - 2017-03-23 22:33
BAGHDAD — Shi’ite politician and former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is suspected to be behind the assassination of a female journalist who was found dead in her apartment last week. Ruham Imad Sulaiman, known as Ruham Abid, was an Iraqi Sunni jo ...

Dozens killed, buried in rubble after Mosul air raid - Iraqi officials, residents
Reuters - 2017-03-23 20:30
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Dozens of residents were buried in collapsed buildings in the Iraqi city of Mosul after an air strike against Islamic State triggered a massive explosion last week and rescuers are still recovering bodies, civil defense agency official ...

UN concerned over flying Kurdish flag in Iraq’s Kirkuk
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
BAGHDAD,— The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) expressed concern over the governor of Kirkuk’s decision to raise the Kurdish flag over official premises in the Iraqi ethnically-mixed city of Kirkuk. UNAMI released a statement on Tuesday ...

UNAMI Condemns Monday's Terrorist Attack in Baghdad
BAS News - 2017-03-21 20:24
BAGHDAD — The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, strongly condemns the “cowardly” terrorist bombing in Baghdad’s southwestern al-Amil district on Monday, 20th of March, in which scores of civilians were re ...

Tens of casualties in Baghdad car bombing
Rûdaw - 2017-03-21 00:08
Initial reports indicate at least 23 casualties ...

Car bomb strikes market in southwest Baghdad
NRT - 2017-03-20 22:47

Three killed by separate roadside bombings in Baghdad
Kurdiu - 2017-03-20 22:36

Youths United to Influence Post-IS Iraq: UN
BAS News - 2017-03-20 21:04
BAGHDAD — They converged from four mid-Euphrates provinces to the holy city of Najaf, each loaded with sometimes wildly differing views on how to fix the ills of Iraq. They debated and argued, but there was no doubt that the participants in the “Iraq: Yo ...

Suicide Car Bomb Attack Kills 23 in Baghdad
BAS News - 2017-03-20 21:04
BAGHDAD — At least 23 people were killed on Monday in the Iraqi capital as the result of a terrorist attack, officials confirmed. The attack, targeting a commercial area in Baghdad's southwestern Amil neighborhood, was carried out via a suicide car bomb. ...

As Iraqi forces fight to take Mosul, car bomb in Baghdad kills 23 people
Reuters - 2017-03-20 20:42
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State militants captured an Iraqi police colonel and eight other officers on Monday after they ran out of ammunition during a skirmish in the battle for western Mosul, an Iraqi Interior Ministry official said. ...

Iraq car bomb kills 20 in south-west Baghdad
BBC - 2017-03-20 20:23
No group claims responsibility for the attack but so-called Islamic State are the main suspects. ...

UNAMI Extends Greetings on Kurdish New Year
BAS News - 2017-03-20 20:06
BAGHDAD – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, extended his greetings and best wishes to the Kurds and Iraqi people in general. “Nowruz is a time of renewal, a new beginning and for getting togeth ...

Islamic State militants capture Iraqi police colonel, eight officers in west Mosul: official
Reuters - 2017-03-20 19:50
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants captured an Iraqi police colonel and eight other officers in western Mosul after they ran out of ammunition during fierce clashes early Monday morning, an Iraqi Interior Ministry official said. ...

Car bomb blast kills at least 23 in south Baghdad: police and medical sources
Reuters - 2017-03-20 18:36
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb blast killed at least 23 people and wounded more than 45 others in a mainly Shi'ite district in southern Baghdad on Monday, police and medical sources said. ...

Kurdistan FM: Kurdistan Independence is a matter between Erbil and Baghdad, and not Tehran
Waar Media - 2017-03-20 14:31
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Independence is a matter between Erbil and Baghdad, and not Tehran, said senior a Kurdish official. “I’m talking about something within Iraq. It’s between Erbil and Baghdad. Why should Iran [have] the right…to tell me [Kurds] that w ...

Iraq’s oil ministry: No information on Kurdistan oil revenue due to lack of access
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
BAGHDAD,— The Iraqi Ministry of Oil announced that a lack of access to monitor the Kurdistan Region’s oil production has resulted in the ministry not having any information regarding oil revenue from independent sales undertaken by the regional governmen ...

Iraq forces retake over a third of west Mosul, commander says
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
MOSUL,— Iraqi forces have retaken more than a third of west Mosul from the Islamic State group, a commander said, as Baghdad’s troops fought Sunday to advance deeper into the city. Iraqi forces launched the operation to recapture west Mosul — the most po ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – March 14, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
Kurdistan government concerned with decision over medicine share from Baghdad Erbil: Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) says it is concerned over a decision regarding the region’s medicine share from the Iraqi Ministry of Health. KRG Minister of ...

Islamic State militants are not be allowed to escape Iraq’s Mosul: spokesman
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
BAGHDAD,— The U.S.-led Coalition said Islamic State (IS) militants are now completely surrounded in Mosul by Iraqi security forces. “They are not gonna be allowed to escape, they are gonna surrender into the Iraqi security forces or they are gonna be kil ...

Iraq won’t accept PKK to use Iraqi soil to attack Turkey: Abadi
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said he will not permit an attack by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) against Turkey to be launched from Iraqi territory, speaking in a phone conversation with Turkish PM Binali Yildirim on Tuesday. “The I ...

Iraqi parliament hosts exhibition to commemorate Halabja massacre
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
BAGHDAD,— An exhibition displaying photos commemorating the Halabja chemical attack by the Ba’ath regime has been put on display in the Iraqi Parliament on Thursday. A picture exhibition supervised by Iraqi Parliament Deputy Speaker, Aram Sheikh Mohammed ...

Iraq receives first batch of South Korean T-50 fighter jets
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
BAGHDAD,— Iraq received on Thursday the first batch of South Korea’s T-50 light fighter jets, said the Iraqi Defense Ministry in a statement. The jets received aim to support Iraqi forces in dislodging Islamic State (IS) militants from the city of Mosul. ...

Kurdistan Independence an Issue Between Erbil, Baghdad: KRG Official
BAS News - 2017-03-19 21:29
ERBIL — Kurdistan Independence is a matter between Erbil and Baghdad, and not Tehran, said senior Kurdish official. “I’m talking about something within Iraq. It’s between Erbil and Baghdad. Why should Iran [have] the right...to tell me [Kurds] don’t dese ...

Sadr Followers Prepare for Massive Demonstration in Baghdad
BAS News - 2017-03-18 21:09
BAGHDAD — The influential Iraqi Shi’ite cleric, Muqtada al-Sadr, has called on his followers to gather in central Baghdad and renew pressure on government for reforms. According to media outlets affiliated to the Sadrist Movement, the demonstrations are ...

A PKK Delegation Visits Baghdad and Tehran
BAS News - 2017-03-18 20:11
The PKK delegation has met with Hashd al-Shaabi officials ERBIL — As part of its plan against the Kurdistan Region, a top delegation of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) visited Sulaymaniyah, Baghdad and Tehran. Following their visit to Sulaymaniyah, th ...

Japan Trains Kurdish Officials on Mine Action
BAS News - 2017-03-17 19:13
BAGHDAD – Eighteen Kurdistan Mine Action Agency (IKMAA) officials successfully completed the Improvised Explosive Device Defeat (IEDD) Management Course. The course was funded by the Government of Japan to enhance the regional capacity to respond to expl ...

Iraqi forces advance into Mosul's Old City, Nuri mosque in sight
Reuters - 2017-03-17 11:37
MOSUL, Iraq/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces battling Islamic State in Mosul advanced into the Old City and around the al Nuri mosque on Friday trying to seal off a main road to prevent militants sending in suicide bombers. ...

Civilians flee as Baghdad militias close in on Mosul Orient Net Heavy rain slowed Baghdad militias battling ISIS terrorists on Thursday (March 16) around Mosul’s Old ..
Orient News - 2017-03-17 02:06

Czech Aids IDPs, Refugees in Kurdistan with $500,000
BAS News - 2017-03-17 01:03
DUHOK — The government of Czech Republic has allocated $500,000 in humanitarian aids for refugees and IDPs settled in Duhok province of Kurdistan Region. The aid was announced during a meeting between Czech Ambassador to Baghdad, Jan Vyčítal, and Duhok G ...

Baghdad Cuts KRG’s Share of Medical Supplies
BAS News - 2017-03-17 00:30
LEEDS — Iraqi Ministry of Health has stopped the share of medical supplies to the Kurdistan Region, despite the the large number of displaced Iraqi civilians and security forces who seek help from hospitals in the Region. Earlier in March the Health Mini ...

Baghdad cuts medical supplies as wounded soldiers, IDPs treated in Kurdistan Region
Kurdistan24 - 2017-03-17 00:29

Car bomb kills 8, wounds dozens in Iraq's Tikrit city
Reuters - 2017-03-15 18:00
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Eight people were killed and more than 50 wounded when a car bomb exploded in a crowded street in the Iraqi city of Tikrit on Wednesday, a local official said. ...

WHO Reopens Qayyara Hospital in Mosul
BAS News - 2017-03-15 16:23
BAGHDAD – Five months after Al-Qayyara Hospital in Mosul was forced to close down due to extensive damages, the facility has been reopened to provide trauma care and obstetric services to people affected by the ongoing conflict, reads a statement by the ...

Mosul battle reaching final stages: Abadi
Reuters - 2017-03-15 08:36
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the government offensive to recapture the city of Mosul from Islamic State militants was in its final stages. ...

UN Denies Comments by UN Official on Corruption
BAS News - 2017-03-14 20:45
BAGHDAD – The United Nations categorically denies that Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Iraq, Ms. Lise Grande, had spoken or issued comments recently on corruption in Iraq critical of the relief effort to assist the displaced tha ...

KRG concerned with decision over medicine share from Baghdad
NRT - 2017-03-14 12:59

Baghdad forces battle ISIS to recapture west Mosul
Orient News - 2017-03-14 02:00

Kurdistan Independence Not a Conspiracy Against Iraq: Peshmerga Commander
BAS News - 2017-03-13 17:59
A sovereign state of Kurdistan will guarantee better ties with Iraq, he said ERBIL — The establishment of a Kurdish independent state should not be interpreted as a conspiracy plan against Baghdad, said a Kurdish Peshmerga commander. “This [Kurdistan ind ...

Checkpoints between Erbil, Baghdad problematic for producers, drivers, consumers
Rûdaw - 2017-03-12 20:59
Reaching Baghdad means negotiating nearly seven checkpoints — taxed at each. ...

Governor asks Bagdad and Washington to oust PKK from Shingal
KurdPress - 2017-03-12 12:22
The governor of the city of Shingal, northern Iraq, asks officially from Baghdad and the U.S. to oust the forces of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) from the city. ...

Iraq receives 4th batch of Czech-made L-159 fighter jets
E-Kurd - 2017-03-11 21:49
BAGHDAD,— The Iraqi government has received the fourth batch of Czech-made L-159 fighter jets which consisted of two more aircrafts. Iraqi air force officer Ahmed Hassan confirmed the report and stated that the new delivery was handed over to the Iraqi a ...

Referendum needed for Baghdad to accept Kurdish independence, Iraqi MP
Rûdaw - 2017-03-11 21:36
The Kurdish leadership can declare and build an independent Kurdish state. ...

Barzani discusses future of Baghdad-Erbil relations with Iraqi delegation
Rûdaw - 2017-03-11 12:52
We want to establish our new relations between us...with Iraq by dialogue ...

Islamic State frees Mosul prisoners as grip on last major city slips
Reuters - 2017-03-11 11:45
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State has released dozens of prisoners held in jails in the districts of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul that remain under its control, residents said on Saturday. ...

March 11 Agreement in 1970: Great Achievement of Aylul Revolution
BAS News - 2017-03-11 11:18
March 11th, 2017 marks the 47th anniversary of the March 11 Agreement which was signed between the Iraqi government and Kurds after almost a decade of armed revolution led by the Kurdish leader Mustafa Barzani against the then Iraqi government in Baghdad ...

Kurds, Baghdad agree to keep Kirkuk crude flowing to Turkey, official says | TODAYonline
Todayonline - 2017-03-09 22:17

IS Leader Hiding Underground Near Syrian Border: Iraqi Minister
BAS News - 2017-03-09 21:31
BAGHDAD — Iraqi Interior Minister Jabir Zubaidi claims that the Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakir al-Baghdadi is hiding in an area near Rutba and Qaim districts of western Iraq. “According to the intelligence gathered by our forces, Abu Bakir al-Baghda ...

4th Batch of Czech L-159 Jets Arrive in Iraq
BAS News - 2017-03-09 20:50
The new shipment consists of two war planes BAGHDAD — The Iraqi government has received the fourth batch of Czech-made L-159 fighter jets which consisted of two more aircrafts. Iraqi air force officer Ahmed Hassan confirmed the report and stated that the ...

Kurds, Baghdad agree to keep Kirkuk crude flowing to Turkey, official says - One America News Network
OANN - 2017-03-09 17:54

Iraq oil ministry unaware of any deal between PUK and Abadi on Kirkuk
Rûdaw - 2017-03-09 13:17
The spokesperson of the Iraqi oil ministry said they were not aware of any deal brokered between the PUK and Baghdad ...

Iraqi troops retake two Mosul sectors as they press towards city center
Rûdaw - 2017-03-09 13:17
Iraqi forces continue to close in on Hadba Minaret and Noor mosque where ISIS leader Abu Bakir al-Baghdad gave a sermon ...

Iraq: IS suicide bombers kill 26 at Tikrit wedding party
BBC - 2017-03-09 12:40
The Islamic State group says it carried out twin blasts targeting wedding guests north of Baghdad. ...

PUK and Baghdad agree on keeping Kirkuk oil flow to Turkey
KurdPress - 2017-03-09 08:55
The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has reached an agreement with the Iraqi central government to keep the Kirkuk oil flowing to Turkey’s Ceyhan port, PUK’s deputy secretary general, Kosrat Rasul, said. ...

PUK and Baghdad Agreed on Keeping Kirkuk Oil Flow to Turkey
BAS News - 2017-03-08 23:20
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has reached an agreement with the Iraqi central government to keep the Kirkuk oil flowing to Turkey’s Ceyhan port, said Kosrat Rasool, PUK’s deputy secretary general. He told Reuters that the agreement was m ...

Baghdad Supports PKK to Create Tension in Sinjar: Mayor
BAS News - 2017-03-08 16:48
The central government is responsible for any conflict PKK causes, Mahma Khalil says SINJAR — The central government in Baghdad is encouraging the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) to create tension in the Yezidi town of Sinjar, said the mayor of the city. ...

Iraq to receive 10 bln pounds in loans from UK for infrastructure
E-Kurd - 2017-03-08 16:09
BAGHDAD,— Britain has agreed to arrange 10 billion pounds in loans to finance infrastructure projects in Iraq over a 10 year period, Iraqi Acting Finance Minister Abdul Razzak al-Essa said on Sunday. Only British companies can be contracted to carry out ...

Iraq expressed ‘deep relief’ at Trump’s decision to remove Iraq from travel ban
E-Kurd - 2017-03-08 16:09
BAGHDAD,— Iraq expressed “deep relief” at U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to remove Iraq from a list of countries targeted in a U.S. travel ban, the Iraqi foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday. “The decision is an important step in the ri ...

Iraq reports 85 percent compliance with OPEC supply cut
E-Kurd - 2017-03-08 16:09
BAGHDAD,— Iraq has achieved 85 percent compliance with an OPEC crude supply cut of 210,000 barrels per day (bpd), Iraqi Oil minister Jabar al-Luaibi said Tuesday on the sidelines of CERAWeek conference in Houston. Iraq’s baseline for the cut was 4.56 mil ...

Kurdish PUK says reached agreement with Iraq to keep Kirkuk oil flowing
E-Kurd - 2017-03-08 16:09
KIRKUK,— The Kurdish group that controls Iraq’s Kirkuk oilfields has agreed with Baghdad to keep crude flowing from the region through a pipeline to a Turkish export terminal on the Mediterranean, a Kurdish official told Reuters on Wednesday. Kosrat Rasu ...

Falah Mustafa: Delegation on party and government level to visit Baghdad
NRT - 2017-03-08 16:08

Official: Kurds, Baghdad Agree to Keep Kirkuk Crude Flowing to Turkey
Voanews - 2017-03-08 15:58

Kosrat Rasul: We reached an agreement with Baghdad to keep crude flow to Turkey
Waar Media - 2017-03-08 15:57
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdish group which controls Iraq’s Kirkuk oilfields has reached an agreement with Baghdad to keep crude flowing from the region through a pipeline to a Turkish export terminal on the Mediterranean, a Kurdish official told Reuters on Wedn ...

Baghdad Continues Depriving Erbil of International Aids: PM Barzani
BAS News - 2017-03-08 00:16
ERBIL — The Iraqi central government continues depriving Kurdistan Region of its share for the international aids sent to the country to deal with the humanitarian situation, said Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Nechirvan Barzani. In a meeting with I ...

Iraqi minister hails Iran's great military advances
KurdPress - 2017-03-07 14:43
Iraqi Interior Minister Qasim al-Araji hailed Iran’s great military progress and stated that Baghdad intends to share Iran's experiences and make use of its achievements. ...

Masrour Barzani: Kurdistan Region Understands the Distress of IDPs
BAS News - 2017-03-07 14:15
Baghdad has not provided KRG with the needed assistance, Barzani says ERBIL — Kurdistan Region empathizes with the displaced people who have sought refuge in the Kurdistan Region, said the Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council Masrour Barza ...

Iraq security forces take control of Mosul's main government building: Iraqi spokesman
Reuters - 2017-03-07 05:11
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Elite Iraqi security forces dislodged Islamic State militants from the main government building in Mosul on Tuesday, their last major city stronghold in Iraq, an Iraqi spokesman said. ...

Kurdish parties show full support for Baghdad-Kirkuk oil agreement
Rûdaw - 2017-03-07 01:23
Agreement means more investment in the oil sector in Kirkuk and employment opportunities ...

Iran participates in Baghdad defense exhibition
KurdPress - 2017-03-06 10:29
Iran has attended in Iraq International Defense Exhibition (IQDEX 2017) for the second consecutive year. ...

U.S.-backed Iraqi forces capture al-Hurriya bridge in Mosul, spokesman says
Reuters - 2017-03-06 08:03
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Iraqi forces on Monday captured Mosul's al-Hurriya bridge, which leads to the Islamic State-held old city center from the south, a military media officer told Reuters. ...

Iraq Launches Nationwide Polio Campaign
BAS News - 2017-03-05 21:45
BAGHDAD — The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF in coordination with the Federal Ministry of Health and Ministry of Health of Kurdistan Region today launched the country’s second and last national polio campaign for 2017. The five-day vaccinatio ...

Iraq, Britain sign MOU of pound 10 billion loan
Waar Media - 2017-03-05 15:09
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraq and Britain on Sunday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) whereby Baghdad will receive a loan of £10 billion for the development of infrastructure in Iraq. Speaking on the sidelines of the signing of the contract on Sunday, Minist ...

IS Leader Dismisses Iraqi National Jihadists in Western Mosul
BAS News - 2017-03-05 01:54
MOSUL — Due to the consecutive failures in the defensive operations against the Iraqi government forces, Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakir al-Baghdad has dismissed Iraqi national jihadists from the group’s command posts, a source said. The extremist gr ...

Change Movement expressed its readiness to participate in the political delegation to visit Baghdad
Kurdiu - 2017-03-05 00:31

Baghdad Denys Sending Kirkuk Share from Province’s Oil Income
BAS News - 2017-03-04 17:07
PUK is also trying to have a share from Kirkuk oil production out of law KIRKUK — The Iraqi central government is violating a trilateral agreement between Erbil, Baghdad and Kirkuk province on oil, depriving the province of the incomes from the oil sent ...

‘Art for Peace’ Exhibition in Baghdad
BAS News - 2017-03-04 15:42
BAGHDAD — The beauty of Iraq truly stems from the roots of the country’s rich, historical culture. Despite the fact that Iraq is currently embroiled in a battle to weed out the terrorist group of Daesh [Islamic State] from its soil and the fact that Bagh ...

WHO Responds to Use of Chemical Weapons by IS in Mosul
BAS News - 2017-03-04 15:42
BAGHDAD – Following the reported use of chemical weapons agents in East Mosul, Iraq, World Health Organization (WHO), partners and local health authorities have activated an emergency response plan to safely treat men, women and children who may have bee ...

Twelve treated for chemical weapons agents in Mosul since March 1: U.N.
Reuters - 2017-03-04 11:09
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Twelve people, including women and children, are being treated for possible exposure to chemical weapons agents in Mosul, where Islamic State is fighting off an offensive by U.S.-backed Iraqi forces, the United Nations said on Saturday ...

Saudi Foreign Minister arrives in Iraq in a surprise visit
E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
BAGHDAD,— Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir made a rare visit to Baghdad on Saturday in a new attempt to heal the Sunni kingdom’s troubled relations with Shi’ite-majority Iraq. An Iraqi official said it was the first visit to Baghdad by a Saudi forei ...

Kurdistan offers land for independence in struggle to reshape Iraq
E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdish leaders are considering offering territory seized by their forces in the offensive to recapture Mosul from Isis as a bargaining chip in a new push for independence from Baghdad. As Iraqi forces contin ...

Iraq signs $500 million electricity deal with ABB: PM
E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
BAGHDAD,— Iraq signed a $500 million agreement with ABB to implement energy projects, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s office said in a statement on Sunday. “An electricity agreement was signed between the government of Iraq and the Swedish company ABB f ...

Iraq plans offshore oil and gas exploration to boost reserves
E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
BAGHDAD,— Iraq is planning to start offshore oil and gas exploration to boost the OPEC nation’s reserves, Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi said in a statement on Monday. Luaibi said he “gave guidance to the Oil Exploration Company about the importance of exp ...

Iraq’s ministry of health to provide jobs to Kurdish medical graduates
E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s Ministry of Health has requested on Monday that recent medical graduates in the Kurdistan Region fill in a ministry application form if they want to find employment. Graduates from year 2015-2016 who received a bachelors in Medical Scien ...

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