Iraq says I.S. still a threat after Baghdadi video

Islamic State remains a potent threat around the world despite reduced capabilities, Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday.

published on : 1st May 2019

Iraq ferry sinks killing at least 79 people

At least 79 people died when an overloaded ferry sank in the Tigris river near Mosul in Iraq, medical sources told Reuters on Thursday. 

published on : 22nd March 2019

In northern Iraq's Kurdistan, hikers and skiers are at play in the Snow Festival

In the snowy mountains of northern Iraq, skiers, both locals and foreigners, participate in The Snow Festival, organised by the Kurdish department of tourism, while others take to hiking.

published on : 21st February 2019

Families refuse to accept bodies of Indians killed in Iraq demanding Government’s financial aid

Bodies of five Indians, who were killed in Iraq, arrived in Bihar’s Siwan on Monday. Families of the deceased denied accepting the body and demanded financial aid or job by the government.

published on : 3rd April 2018

Mortal remains of the 38 Indians killed in Iraq brought to Amritsar

On March 20, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj informed the Rajya Sabha members in the Parliament that 39 Indians, who went missing in Mosul in 2014, were killed by the terror outfit IS.

published on : 2nd April 2018

Iraqi forces recapture last Islamic State-held town

Iraqi forces capture the last remaining town under Islamic State control, signaling the collapse of the group’s self-proclaimed caliphate.

published on : 18th November 2017

Deadly earthquake strikes Iraq and Iran

More than 100 people have been killed in Iran and at least several others in Iraq after a powerful magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit the region, officials say. 

published on : 13th November 2017

Oil keeps gains, due to Iraq and drop in U.S. rigs

Oil prices largely held on to last week's gains early on Monday, supported by supply disruptions in Iraq and a drop in U.S. drilling. 

published on : 23rd October 2017

Iraq delivers another blow to Islamic State

Iraqi forces have captured the town of Hawija and the surrounding area from Islamic State, though some fighting still raged in a pocket to the north and east of the town, the military said.

published on : 5th October 2017

Voting starts in Iraqi Kurdistan's independence referendum

Voters head to the polls in an independence referendum in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, ignoring the threats and fears of further instability.

published on : 25th September 2017

Iraqi forces retake most of Tal Afar from Islamic State - military

The Iraqi military says it has almost entirely recaptured Tal Afar from Islamic State in a battle that has taken just one week.

published on : 27th August 2017

Iraqi forces celebrate victory against ISIS in Mosul 

Dozens of Iraqi soldiers celebrated the victory amid the rubble on the banks of the Tigris river without waiting for a formal declaration.

published on : 9th July 2017

US to drop Iraq and Myanmar from child soldiers' list

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson planning to remove Iraq and Myanmar from a list denouncing the world's worst offenders in the use of child soldiers, sources told Reuters exclusively.

published on : 25th June 2017

Islamic State car bombing in Baghdad: 4 police killed

Security forces say four policemen were killed in suicide car bombing in Iraq.

published on : 29th April 2017

Donald Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner flies into Iraq with top US general

Jared Kushner, flew into Iraq on Monday with the United States' top general to get a first-hand assessment of the battle against Islamic State from commanders and Iraqi leaders.

published on : 4th April 2017

Fake job promise: 31 Indians rescued from Iraq arrive in Delhi

At least 31 Indian nationals, caught in a fake job promise in Iraq, arrived safely in the national capital on Monday. All of the victims were trapped in a fake promise made by an agent.

published on : 3rd April 2017

Iraq forces meet 'fierce' resistance in southwest Mosul

Iraqi special forces are facing "fierce" resistance as they battle the Islamic State group in southwest Mosul, a commander says.

published on : 2nd March 2017

West Mosul breached as war on IS rages in Iraq and Syria

Iraqi forces enter western Mosul neighborhoods, a key stronghold in the shrinking "caliphate" of the Islamic State group, which replied with deadly suicide attacks in Iraq and Syria. 

published on : 25th February 2017