Latest in Tag: Iraq Highlight
Latest in Tag: Iraq
In Bashir, a Shiite Turkmen town recently liberated from the “Islamic State,” tensions that could lead to a new conflict in Iraq are palpable. Florian Neuhof reports from northern Iraq.
The UN has strongly urged Iraq’s political leaders and civil society to resolve the current political deadlock.
Demonstrators have gathered in Baghdad to protest Iraq’s government every Friday for months. The Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is using the movement to stage his political comeback, Birgit Svensson reports from Baghdad.
Iraqi Prime Minister Al-Abadi has failed to abolish sectarian and party quotas for government positions. The threat of a shutdown now looms, while “Islamic State” continues to control large parts of the country.
‘IS’ fighters have regained ground after breaking through Kurdish defenses near the city of Mosul in Iraq. An American Navy SEAL was reportedly killed in the fighting.
Protestors stated their intent to continue demonstrating until the elimination of sectarian quotas in the government
Iraqi officials have reportedly revoked the broadcaster’s license, marking the third time Al Jazeera has been banned in Iraq
The US announced killing of a prominent “Islamic State” (IS) leader
US media has reported that the army is holding a high-level weapons advisor to the ‘Islamic State’ group. The man has admitted to helping the jihadists in their quest to develop more concentrated mustard gas.
The decision will increase polarisation and conflict in the Middle East, says analyst
A French court has fined energy giant Total for using cash from the UN’s “oil for food” program in Iraq between 1996 and 2003 to bribe Iraqi officials. The company was initially cleared of all charges in 2013.
The mass killing of up to 1,700 Shiite soldiers became a symbol of IS brutality
At least seven Sunni mosques were destroyed in Mugdadeya, north Baghadad
Putin speaks on Western involvement in Libya and Iraq as conflict in regions continues
One of the killed leaders, Abd El Kader Hakim, was facilitating attacks abroad, says US led collation spokesperson
Victory in the Sunni-majority Ramadi will strip IS of one of its key locations along its supply line
Turkey has repeatedly justified the deployment as “routine” training
More coordinated European response is beginning to take shape, says joint IOM-UNHCR statement
The “Islamic State” has lost 14 percent of the territory it held at the start of the year, suggesting the group may have overstretched. The Syrian Kurds have increased territory under their control by 186 percent.
Ankara admits “lack of communication” with Baghdad over troop deployment
Ankara has said it is to continue pulling its military forces out of Iraq after an appeal from President Obama. Turkish troops have allegedly been taking on fighters with the so-called ‘Islamic State’ (IS) near Mosul. Following an appeal from the White House, Turkey agreed on Saturday to pull more of its soldiers out of …
It is a political statement, but building coalitions takes time, say political analysts
Mass demonstrations have been staged in Baghdad and Basra calling for the withdrawal of Turkish troops from near the northern city of Mosul. Some protesters threatened violence against the soldiers. Thousands of Iraqis, many of them members of Shiite militias, gathered in Tahrir Square in the capital, Baghdad, on Saturday to call on Ankara to …
Turkey has promised to stop deploying troops to northern Iraq after Baghdad threatened to appeal to the UN Security Council to force the soldiers out. Iraq’s government says Turkish forces entered the country illegally. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu assured Iraq on Sunday that no more troops would be sent across the border until Baghdad’s …
International military interventions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya have led to some of the worst possible outcomes. Will the United States and Europe repeat their past mistakes in their war on the “Islamic State”? Scenes from September 11, 2001, vaguely resemble those of November 13, 2015: Terrorists carry out an unthinkable attack in a country …
Turkey committed a ‘hostile act’ by deploying troops to northern Iraq, according to the Foreign Ministry in Baghdad. Turkey claims it just reinforced an existing training camp for local volunteers
Baghdad says the entry of a battalion of Turkish troops is a violation of its sovereignty. Iraq’s foreign ministry has described the activity as “an incursion” and demanded the immediate withdrawal of Turkish forces
Officials in Iraq’s north say they’ve found a mass grave containing the remains of over 100 people killed by “Islamic State.” It’s said to be the sixth such find near Sinjar since the town was retaken from the group. At least 113 members of the Yazidi minority were found in the bomb-rigged grave about 10 …
The Iraqi writer and journalist discusses with DW about the responsibility of intellectuals in the Arab world and the inspiration for his books, explaining why the poet Adonis does not deserve a peace prize at all. Born in 1956 in the town of Basra in Iraq, writer and journalist Najem Wali fled the country in …
Kurdish forces backed by US airstrikes have entered “Islamic State” controlled Sinjar in northern Iraq. Securing the city is expected to be slow because of improvised explosive devices and booby traps. Kurdish forces entered parts of Sinjar on Friday morning after cutting off the main Highway 47 to the east and west. Nearly 7,500 Iraqi …