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August 11, 2018 11:37 AM IS jihadists in Iraq kill 5 members of family

TIKRIT, Iraq: Islamic State group jihadists killed five members of the same family at a checkpoint on the edge of their village north of Baghdad early on Saturday, a police official said. The killings took place in Baiji district, around 200km north of the capital, the official said. "A group of Daesh (IS) fighters came from the Hamrin mountains, crossed 8

June 13, 2018 5:03 AM Iraq's Sadr announces alliance with pro-Iranian Ameri

BAGHDAD: Nationalist cleric Moqtada Sadr announced on Tuesday a surprise political alliance with pro-Iranian Hadi al-Ameri in a bid to lead Iraq over the next four years. The two blocs won first and second place in the war-scarred country's May 12 parliamentary election. The move by Sadr, who is staunchly opposed to Iranian involvement in the country 14

May 16, 2018 1:22 PM 4 dead as suicide blast hits Baghdad mourners

BAGHDAD: Four people were killed and 27 others wounded Wednesday when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a tent filled with mourners in north Baghdad, Iraqi police and medical sources said. The attack hit the Taji district of the Iraqi capital at around 1030 GMT, a police source said. Security forces central command said the attack had "killed and wounded 45

May 9, 2018 2:40 PM Iraq to close airspace, borders for election day

BAGHDAD: Iraqi authorities said Wednesday they will close the country's borders and airspace for 24 hours over an upcoming parliamentary election as they seek to impose a security lockdown. The measures running throughout Saturday are similar to ones applied during previous nationwide polls in the conflict-wracked nation. Some 24.5 million Iraqi voters 22

May 7, 2018 11:24 AM IS claims assassination of Iraq election candidate

BAGHDAD: Gunmen shot dead a parliamentary candidate at his home in northern Iraq on Monday, a local official told AFP, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. The candidate was "shot dead" by armed men at dawn "after they forced their way into his home," said Salah al-Juburi, a local official in Qayyarah, 70km south of Mosul city. The official 19

April 19, 2018 2:59 PM Iran, Iraq, Syria, Russia hold ‘anti-terrorism’ meet

The coalition is set to talk about future cooperation. ― Reuters picTEHRAN, April 19 — Iran, Iraq, Syria and Russia held a meeting in Baghdad today of military and security officials to coordinate “anti-terrorism” efforts, the Iranian defence ministry said. “Cooperation in intelligence between the four countries for common aims and anti-terrorism missions 18

April 14, 2018 11:35 AM Iraq says Western strikes on Syria could aid jihadists

BAGHDAD: Iraq warned that Western air strikes Saturday on Syria were a "very dangerous" development that could fuel a jihadist resurgence in the region. A statement by foreign ministry spokesman Ahmad Mahjoub said the strikes' "consequences threaten the security and stability of the region". Mahjoub said the raids carried out by the United States, France 34

March 19, 2018 3:19 PM Turkey 'to expand Syria op' to other Kurdish-held towns

ANKARA: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday vowed to expand Turkey's Syria campaign to other Kurdish-held areas up to the Iraqi border, a day after ousting Kurdish militia from their former enclave of Afrin. Indicating there was no plan for the Turkish army to call off offensive, Erdogan described the taking of Afrin as merely a "comma" and also warned 33

March 17, 2018 12:26 AM FIFA lifts three-decade ban on Iraq hosting international matches

BOGOTA: FIFA lifted its three-decade ban on Iraq hosting international football on Friday with the cities of Arbil, Basra and Karbala given the go-ahead to stage official matches. "We are allowing international matches to be staged in the cities of Arbil, Basra and Karbala," FIFA president Gianni Infantino told reporters after a meeting of the FIFA Council 11

March 8, 2018 2:03 AM Iran woman gets two years in prison for removing veil

Iraqi women walk past a poster depicting images of Shi’ite Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei at al-Firdous Square in Baghdad February 12, 2014. — Reuters picTEHRAN, March 8 — A woman who publicly removed her veil in protest against Iran’s compulsory headscarf law has been sentenced to 24 months in prison, three months without parole, the judiciary 22