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(left) Yazidi refugees (right) NYT journalist Rukmini Callimachi (Rami Khoury/Al Bawaba)
August 19, 2018 - 13:56 GMT
The podcast everyone in DC is listening to, Caliphate hosted by Rukmini Callimachi, wades through a fragile and angry Iraqi society with a machete, ruthlessly cutting down its vulnerable subjects in pursuit of a tale already told.
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August 19, 2018 - 13:44 GMT
The U.S. forces will remain in Iraq as long as necessary, the U.S.-led coalition said on Sunday.
Islamic State member Ismail al-Eithawi (Twitter)
August 19, 2018 - 12:13 GMT
The meeting with the world’s most wanted man took place at a secret location in the barren hinterland of eastern Syria, at the heart of Islamic State’s shrinking realm.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi (Twitter)
August 19, 2018 - 12:06 GMT
Iraq’s federal court is expected to ratify on Sunday or Monday the final results of the May 12 parliamentary elections.
Iraqi men demonstrate in the southern oil-rich city of Basra, the heart of recent protests against power shortages, graft and other social ills, on August 10, 2018. (AFP/ File)
August 16, 2018 - 12:07 GMT
Dozens of Iraqis on Thursday staged a sit-in in the southern, oil-rich city of Basra to protest the reported death of a protester -- and the injury of several others -- at the hands of security forces.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi  (Shutterstock/File Photo)
August 15, 2018 - 08:15 GMT
Failure by Iraq to comply fully with tough new U.S. economic sanctions against Iran would be insane, analysts said on Tuesday.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (Shutterstock/File Photo)
August 15, 2018 - 08:08 GMT
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed issues between Baghdad and Erbil in separate phone calls Tuesday with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Kurdish Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani.
ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (AFP/File)
August 14, 2018 - 12:25 GMT
Conflicting reports have emerged in recent days over the fate of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi amid claims that he was “clinically dead.”
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi. (AFP)
August 14, 2018 - 08:43 GMT
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi said on Monday his government was only committed to not using dollars in transactions with Iran, not to abiding with the full scope of US sanctions against the country.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. (AFP Photo)
August 14, 2018 - 08:01 GMT
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has said his government will not make dollar-dominated transactions with Iran -- in line with U.S. sanctions -- while refraining from implementing the full raft of American penalties imposed on Tehran.
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August 14, 2018 - 07:51 GMT
Despite their defeat, an estimated 20,000-30,000 Daesh fighters are still in Syria and Iraq, according to a UN report published Monday.
Iraqi forces uncover ISIS tunnels near Mosul (Twitter)
August 13, 2018 - 14:53 GMT
Iraqi forces have uncovered a network of tunnels dug by the ISIS terrorist group south of Mosul in northern Iraq, according to a federal police officer on Monday.
Bombing in Iraq. (AFP/File)
August 12, 2018 - 08:54 GMT
At least two people were killed and 10 others injured in a twin bomb attack in northern Iraq on Saturday, according to a local military officer.
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August 11, 2018 - 09:01 GMT
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s Victory Bloc reportedly reached an agreement on Friday to form the country’s next government.
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August 10, 2018 - 16:37 GMT
Iraq's Independent High Electoral Commission said Thursday that a manual recount of the May 12 parliamentary election results is compatible with the electronic count.
Lavender bay of Sydney (Shutterstock/File Photo)
August 09, 2018 - 09:57 GMT
Five Australians have been stripped of their citizenship for fighting alongside ISIS in Iraq and Syria, with officials saying Thursday the country was a better place without them.