Gulf Times - Iraq
Iraq to respect dollar ban but not all US sanctions on Iran: PM

Iraq to respect dollar ban but not all US sanctions on Iran: PM

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 PM overhauls electricity ministry after protests

Iraqi PM overhauls electricity ministry after protests

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has sacked a number of electricity ministry officials, his office said on Thursday, in the latest attempt to quell public anger at chronic power cuts.

British Museum to return looted antiquities to Iraq

British Museum to return looted antiquities to Iraq

The British Museum said Thursday it is returning to Iraq a collection of 5,000-year-old looted antiquities seized from a London dealer shortly after the US-led invasion in 2003.

Iraq opposes US sanctions on Iran but will abide by them: PM

Iraq opposes US sanctions on Iran but will abide by them: PM

Iraq does not agree with US sanctions against Iran but will abide by them to protect its own interests, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday.

Iraq sentences two Europeans to life for IS membership

Iraq sentences two Europeans to life for IS membership

More than 300 people including around 100 foreigners have been sentenced to death for belonging to Islamic State.

New protests hit southern Iraq, a month into unrest

New protests hit southern Iraq, a month into unrest

Protesters flooded the streets of southern Iraq again on Sunday, nearly a month into a wave of unrest over corruption and decaying public services, AFP correspondents said.

Age cheating grounds Iraq under-16 football team

Age cheating grounds Iraq under-16 football team

Despite having shaved to look younger, Baghdad airport officials knew there was something fishy about Iraq's under-16 football squad headed Monday for a regional tournament in the Jordanian capital.

Iraq PM sacks electricity minister after weeks of protest

Iraq PM sacks electricity minister after weeks of protest

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Sunday sacked his minister of electricity, his office said, following weeks of protests against corruption and chronic power outages.

Gunmen storm Iraqi Kurdish governor's office, one killed

Gunmen storm Iraqi Kurdish governor's office, one killed

Initial reports said two gunmen had stormed the building in Erbil in the early morning and had shot and wounded a policeman.

QRCS, QFFD deliver non-food aid to Iraq's displaced people

QRCS, QFFD deliver non-food aid to Iraq's displaced people

These distributions come under a year-round relief programme funded by Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD).

Militants kill 10 Iran Guards at Iraqi border post

Militants kill 10 Iran Guards at Iraqi border post

Militants killed 10 Iranian Revolutionary Guards in an attack on a post on the Iraqi border on Saturday, Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, the latest deadly clash in an area where armed opposition Kurdish groups are active.

Iraqis demand change as protests run into second week

Iraqis demand change as protests run into second week

Months after Iraq declared victory over the Islamic State group, attention has turned from the military battle to the fight for jobs and public services.