An Iraqi criminal court on Sunday sentenced to death 15 Turkish women after finding them guilty of belonging to the Islamic State group, a judicial official said.
Ten other women of various nationalities were sentenced to life in prison, he said. All the verdicts can be appealed.
Iraqi forces are preparing an operation to consolidate control of an area near the Iran border to be used for the transit of Iraqi oil, two officials said on Monday, highlighting concern about mountainous terrain where two armed groups are active.
Iraq announced Sunday it will boycott an international club basketball tournament to protest a decision to shift the contest from Baghdad over security concerns.
Iraq plans to increase production at its giant Majnoon oilfield to 450,000 barrels per day (bpd) in three years, from 240,000 bpd now, an Iraqi oil executive said on Thursday.