News/Iraq

Iraqi government sets election date

The Iraqi Council of Ministers set the date for parliamentary elections on 15 May 2018. "The federal government will provide the safe environment for elections…

Iraqi forces discover mass grave in Kirkuk

Iraqi forces have discovered a mass grave -- which appears to contain the remains of slain army and police personnel -- in the northern Kirkuk…
Iraq's prime minister has ordered a temporary halt to a military operation in the country's north aimed at wresting back territory held by Kurdish security…
Iraqi forces backed by Sunni tribal volunteers on Thursday recaptured the Jabbab district in Iraq’s western Anbar province from the Daesh terrorist group, according to…

Abadi arrives in Ankara

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi arrived in the Turkish capital Ankara on Wednesday as part of an official visit during which he will meet with…
Iraq’s election commission on Sunday set May 12 of next year as a date for holding the country’s general election. The vote had been originally…
The Iraqi government on Sunday sent reinforcements to Kirkuk in order to secure oil facilities in the northern city, according to a local police officer.…

Iraq forces in full control of Kirkuk province

Iraqi forces have claimed control of all of Kirkuk province after intense fighting against Kurdish Peshmerga forces. The army says it captured the last town,…
Iraq's military says it achieved its objectives in a lightning-quick operation that saw troops sweep through disputed Kurdish-held territory in a punishing riposte to an…
Iraqi government forces seized control of the northwestern Mosul's Sinjar district on Tuesday after withdrawal of Kurdish Peshmerga forces, a Kurdish commander said. A joint…
Iraqi forces on Tuesday captured three disputed areas in the eastern Diyala province, according to a local police officer. Government forces seized control of the…
President Fuad Masum on Monday called for an end to “conflict” in Kirkuk province and the immediate resumption of dialogue between Baghdad and the Kurdistan…
The Iraqi army says it has taken full control of Kirkuk following a major advance on Kurdish-held territories. The federal government in Baghdad and sources…
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Thursday declared that the Iraqi army would not be used against the Kurdish people. “We won’t use the army…
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