Gulf Times - Iraq
Staff evacuated as rocket strikes near foreign oil firms in Iraq

Staff evacuated as rocket strikes near foreign oil firms in Iraq

A rocket hit a site in southern Iraq used by foreign oil companies on Wednesday, including US energy giant ExxonMobil, wounding three people and threatening to further escalate US-Iran tensions in the region.

Iraq sentences all 11 French IS suspects to death

Iraq sentences all 11 French IS suspects to death

A Iraqi court Monday sentenced to death two more French nationals for joining the Islamic State group, leaving all 11 Frenchmen transferred from Syria facing the gallows and potentially opening the door for other cases.

Iraq opposes final statement from Arab leaders' emergency meeting

Iraq opposes final statement from Arab leaders' emergency meeting

Iraq opposed on Friday a final statement released by Arab countries that were gathered for an emergency meeting in Saudi Arabia, which condemned Iran's "interference" in other countries' affairs ...

US-led coalition says 1,300 civilians killed in air war on IS

US-led coalition says 1,300 civilians killed in air war on IS

The US-led coalition said Friday it had unintentionally killed more than 1,300 civilians in air strikes during its fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria since 2014.

Qatar, Iraq sign pacts to strengthen ties

Qatar, Iraq sign pacts to strengthen ties

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi held official talks at the Amiri Diwan on Wednesday.

Three French IS members sentenced to death in Iraq

Three French IS members sentenced to death in Iraq

An Iraqi court on Sunday sentenced three French citizens to death for joining the Islamic State group, the first IS members from France to be handed capital punishment, a court official said.

Call for Iran-US talks in either Iraq or Qatar

Call for Iran-US talks in either Iraq or Qatar

A senior Iranian legislator has called for the United States and Iran to hold talks in Iraq or Qatar to defuse tensions amid a US military build-up in the Gulf.

Iraq close to signing $53bn deal with Exxon, PetroChina; denies Iran link

Iraq close to signing $53bn deal with Exxon, PetroChina; denies Iran link

Iraq is close to signing a $53bn, 30-year energy agreement with Exxon Mobil and PetroChina, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday, denying any link between the mega-project and US permission for Iraq ...

Gunmen kill three policemen near Iraq's Kirkuk

Gunmen kill three policemen near Iraq's Kirkuk

Gunmen killed three Iraqi policemen during an attack on a guard post near the city of Kirkuk late on Monday, officials said.

Iraqi premier warns IS weakened, not defeated

Iraqi premier warns IS weakened, not defeated

Iraqi Premier Adel Abdel Mahdi said Tuesday the Islamic State group had been militarily weakened but not defeated, as the recent deadly Sri Lanka bombings had shown.

Turkey arrests 22 Syrians, Iraqis over suspected Islamic State links

Turkey arrests 22 Syrians, Iraqis over suspected Islamic State links

Turkish police arrested 22 Syrian and Iraqi nationals in a series of raids over suspicions of their links to the Islamic State terrorist group, state news agency Anadolu reported.

Iraq moves to ban online game PUBG for 'inciting violence'

Iraq moves to ban online game PUBG for 'inciting violence'

Iraq's parliament on Wednesday voted unanimously to ban the popular but brutal online game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds for ‘inciting violence’ in the war-torn country.