Iraqi President Barham Saleh (Twitter)
November 15, 2018 - 09:37 GMT
Iraqi President Barham Saleh is scheduled on Thursday to start a working visit to the Kingdom, during which he will hold talks with His Majesty King Abdullah on means to boost cooperation at all levels.
Iraq has extensive trade ties with Iran and heavily depends on Iranian natural gas imports for electricity generation. (Shutterstock)
November 15, 2018 - 05:00 GMT
Iraq has rejected a US deadline to stop importing Iranian gas, warning that any halt to the supplies would create a real power crisis which sparked several days of unrest in Basra and elsewhere this summer.
Iraqi Army forces detain 14 ISIS members .(AFP/ File Photo)
November 14, 2018 - 14:03 GMT
At least 14 members of the Daesh terrorist group were arrested in a security sweep carried out across Iraq’s northern Nineveh province, according to a statement released by the Iraqi army.
US Imposes New Sanctions on Hezbollah Citing Iraq Relations. (Shutterstock)
November 14, 2018 - 10:37 GMT
The United States imposed on Tuesday new sanctions against Hezbollah’s financial network, targeting officials responsible for its operations in Iraq.
Iraqi former Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri nominated by Iraq’s Sunnis to be the new Defense Minister.  (Photo by AFP)
November 14, 2018 - 10:34 GMT
Former parliament speaker and head of National Coalition Salim al-Jabouri has been nominated by Iraq’s Sunnis for the post of defense minister.
Syrian Democratic Forces (Twitter)
November 13, 2018 - 17:02 GMT
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), backed by U.S.-coalition warplanes and Iraqi forces, launched on Monday an attack on the last major ISIS holdout east of the Euphrates River on the Syrian-Iraqi border, ahead of a huge operation aimed at eradicating the terrorist organization.
A man carries his child across the border (BULENT KILIC/AFP)
November 12, 2018 - 15:50 GMT
France’s announcement that it plans to repatriate 150 children of ISIS fighters represents only part of a growing humanitarian dilemma in Syria and Iraq.
Parliament elects Kurdish politician Barham Salih president of Iraq. (AFP/File)
November 12, 2018 - 08:54 GMT
Iraqi President Barham Salih left Kuwait on Monday en route to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the second leg of a Gulf tour, according to a presidential statement.
November 11, 2018 - 03:50 GMT
The U.S. has issued Iraq with a 45-day waiver from U.S. sanctions on Iran for natural gas and electricity imports, the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad announced on Friday.
An Iraqi boy clears dead fish floating on the Euphrates River near the town of Saddat al-Hindiyah, on November 2, 2018 (AFP Photo/Haidar HAMDANI)
November 08, 2018 - 10:09 GMT
Tons of carp have been found dead in fish farms on the banks of the Euphrates River in Iraq all last week
November 07, 2018 - 11:06 GMT
Iraq will continue importing electricity and natural gas from Iran under an exemption from U.S. sanctions, the special representative for Iran at the U.S. State Department Brain Hook has said.
Kurdish forces discovered a mass grave near the Iraqi village of Sinuni, in the northwestern Sinjar area (Twitter)
November 07, 2018 - 10:16 GMT
The U.N. Assistance Mission for Iraq and the U.N. Human Rights Office said that they have found between 6,000-12,000 bodies in 202 mass grave sites, mainly concentrated in the Iraqi governorates of Ninevah, Kirkuk, Salahuddin and Anbar.
Iraqi soldiers check a mass grave they discovered in the Hamam al-Alil area on November 7, 2016, after they recaptured the area from Islamic State of Iraq. (AFP/File)
November 06, 2018 - 13:07 GMT
More than 200 mass graves containing the remains of thousands of victims have been discovered in areas formerly controlled by Daesh terrorist group in Iraq.
Joint oil and gas fields are important for all countries in the region, with all countries which share oil and gas fields with Iran gaining billions from their procurement. (Shutterstock)
November 05, 2018 - 08:25 GMT
It is common for oil and gas fields to be joint-owned by two or more countries, which often presents various challenges.
Now producing 4.78 million barrels per day (bpd), as the head of the National Oil Company stated, Iraq boasts the world’s fourth-largest oil reserves after Saudi Arabia, Canada and Iran. (Shutterstock)
November 05, 2018 - 08:04 GMT
As oil production in Iraq increases after years of prolonged decline, the country is back to fourth place among global oil producers.
Adel Abdul Mahdi (AFP)
November 04, 2018 - 14:26 GMT
Politics Iraqi style! Well, the newly Iraqi government is in place. Ministers have been given a vote of confidence by parliament and Premier Adel Abdul Mahdi has already started to implement the government agenda to rule a country that has been beset by ISIS until now and reeling corruption amongst many other things that need fixing.