Skip to main content
  • Open Article

    How Saddam Hussein’s Old Ideology May Have Contributed to the Modern ISIS

    In an interrogation video broadcast by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on January 10, 2018, French jihadist Thomas Barnouin accused the Islamic State (IS) or Daesh, which he had previously joined.

    West Asia
  • Open Article

    Iraqi militia vows to back Hezbollah in war with Israel

    The head of the powerful Iraqi Shiite militia Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba pledged on Tuesday to stand alongside its Lebanese ally Hezbollah if a new war breaks out with Israel.

    West Asia
  • Open Article

    Iraq says reconstruction after war on ISIS to cost $88 billion

    Rebuilding Iraq after three years of war with ISIS will cost $88.2 billion, with housing a particularly urgent priority, Iraqi officials told an international donors’ conference on Monday.

    West Asia
  • Open Article

    26 killed in Baghdad twin suicide blast

    "Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in Tayyaran Square in central Baghdad," said General Saad Maan, spokesman for the Joint Operations Command, which includes the army and the police.

    West Asia
  • Open Article

    Iraq and Iran sign Kirkuk oil swap deal

    Iraq has agreed to swap up to 60,000 barrels per day of crude produced from the northern Iraqi Kirkuk oilfield for Iranian oil, Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi has said.

    Business
  • Open Article

    Iraqi forces find mass graves in Oil wells near Kirkuk

    Iraq’s security forces have found mass graves inside oil wells in an area in northeastern Iraq close to the oil-rich Kirkuk, and they believe the bodies are of civilians executed by ISIS, a security source.

    West Asia
  • Open Article

    Hezbollah says ready to pull forces from Iraq after Islamic State defeat

    Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said on Monday he was prepared to pull his forces from Iraq, after the militant Islamic State group lost control over its last urban stronghold in the country.

    West Asia
  • Open Article

    Last ISIS-held town recaptured by Iraqi forces

    Iraqi forces on Friday captured the border town of Rawa, the last remaining town under ISIS control, signalling the collapse of the group’s self-proclaimed caliphate.

    West Asia
  • Open Article

    Russia starts T-90 battle tank deliveries to Iraq

    Russia’s main battle tank manufacturer, Uralvagonzavod, has started delivering advanced T-90 battle tanks to the Iraqi army under a major deal struck between Moscow and Baghdad earlier this year.

    West Asia
  • Open Article

    Free at last from ISIS, millions of Muslims stage the greatest religious march in the world

    Millions of black-clad Shia pilgrims are converging on the holy city of Kerbala for the Arbaeen religious commemoration, the largest annual gathering of people anywhere on earth.

    West Asia
  • Open Article

    Earthquake hits Iran-Iraq border, leaves 450 dead

    A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake has hit the border region between Iran and Iraq, killing at least 339 people, almost all of them in Iran.The epicentre of the quake, which occurred at around 09:18 pm local time.

    West Asia
  • Open Article

    Millions of mourners in Karbala to mark Arba’een

    Millions of pilgrims from across the world are in Iraq’s holy city of Karbala to mark 40 days since the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad.

    West Asia
  • Open Article

    Kirkuk marks opening shot of new Iran-US rivalry. So far, Iran wins

    Iraq's lightning offensive to recapture Kirkuk - and other disputed areas - has been greeted with quiet approval in Tehran. Suppressing Kurdish expansionism in Iraq is a key Iranian national.

    View Point
  • Open Article

    Iraqi Kurdistan's parliment attacked as Barzani resigns

    Angry demonstrators, some carrying clubs, have reportedly stormed the parliament of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region in the region’s capital city of Erbil as the Kurdish lawmakers approved a request.

    West Asia
  • Open Article

    Iraq retakes Kurdistan borders after deal

    Federal Iraqi forces have peacefully taken control of all border crossings ringing the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) following an agreement with Kurdish authorities.

    Southeast Asia
  • Open Article

    Iraq forces advance in 'last den' of ISIS

    Iraqi forces on Thursday recaptured from the Islamic State group several military bases and villages as they launched a push to wipe out remnants of the jihadists' self-styled caliphate in the country.

    West Asia
  • Open Article

    Iran Backs Iraq, Warns It Against Falling In US Trap

    Supreme leader "gave his support for measures taken by the Iraqi government to defend the unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Iraq", leader's office said in a statement after Abadi

    West Asia
  • Open Article

    Kurdistan region offers to freeze independence vote

    Iraqi Kurdish leaders offered on Wednesday to freeze the outcome of last month's vote for independence, taking a step back in a major crisis that prompted Baghdad to seize swathes of disputed territory.

    West Asia
  • Open Article

    Iraq rejects US call for Iran-backed forces to end operations

    The Iraqi government dismissed a call from US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for Iranian-backed paramilitary units that helped Baghdad defeat Islamic State and capture the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk to end operations.

    West Asia
  • Open Article

    Pasdaran Ignore Trump Warning, Flexe Muscle in Middle East

    Regional analysts say the emergence of Iran in Iraq, Syria, Kurdistan and Lebanon, where it wields influence through Hezbollah, means Tehran has become a front-line player in the region which Washington could not afford

    Feature
  • Open Article

    Iraq orders arrest of Kurdish vice president

    An Iraqi court has issued an arrest warrant for the vice president of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), accusing him of provocation against the Arab country’s armed forces.

    West Asia
  • Open Article

    Iraqi Kurds say open to talks after Baghdad military operation

    The Iraqi Kurdish regional government said Thursday it was open to talks with Baghdad after central government forces seized a swathe of disputed territory from Kurdish fighters.

    West Asia
  • Open Article

    Iraqi forces reestablish security in Kirkuk

    Iraqi government forces have established security over the northern city of Kirkuk after retaking contested territory from Kurdish militants.Police have called on the residents, who had fled in their thousands.

    West Asia
  • Open Article

    Iraqi troops in armed standoff with Kurdish forces in Kirkuk

    Fighting broke out between Iraqi Turkmen fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units (Hashd al-Sha’abi) and Kurdish forces in the country’s central province of Salahuddin as tensions remain high

    West Asia

Want your BRAND to reach a wider audience?

Find out how

Search Articles