Gulf Times - Iraq
Iraq celebrates one year since 'victory' against IS

Iraq celebrates one year since 'victory' against IS

Iraq's premier Monday marked a year since his country announced victory against the Islamic State militants by pledging to root out corruption and ensure hundreds of thousands of displaced return home.

Iraq floods leave 21 dead in two days

Iraq floods leave 21 dead in two days

At least 21 people have died and tens of thousands displaced by heavy rains that have battered Iraq over two days, the health ministry and United Nations said on Sunday.

Car bomb blast kills five in Iraq's Tikrit: police, medics

Car bomb blast kills five in Iraq's Tikrit: police, medics

A car bomb blast killed at least five people and wounded 16 others in the Iraqi city of Tikrit on Sunday, police and medical sources said.

Rouhani sees Iran, Iraq expanding trade despite US sanctions

Rouhani sees Iran, Iraq expanding trade despite US sanctions

Iran and Iraq could raise their annual bilateral trade to $20 billion from the current level of $12 billion, President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday, amid concerns in Tehran over the economic impact of renewed US sanctions.

Iraqi president meets FM

Iraqi president meets FM

Iraqi President Barham Salih met HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani in Baghdad on Wednesday.

Iraq fish farmers hit by carp deaths, amid fears over pollution

Iraq fish farmers hit by carp deaths, amid fears over pollution

Along the Iraqi banks of the Euphrates river, one question dominates the conversation. What killed the fish?

Yazidis celebrate Murad's Nobel prize as they mark top ritual

Yazidis celebrate Murad's Nobel prize as they mark top ritual

Yazidi pilgrims trekked up a mountain in northern Iraq barefoot Friday for their most important ritual, their joy doubled on hearing that their "daughter" Nadia Murad had won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Polls open in Iraqi Kurdistan for regional election

Polls open in Iraqi Kurdistan for regional election

Kurds began voting in a parliamentary election in their semi-autonomous region in northern Iraq on Sunday, a year after a failed bid for independence.

Iraq regrets US decision to close consulate in Basra

Iraq regrets US decision to close consulate in Basra

The Iraqi Foreign Ministry on Saturday regretted that United States has decided to pull its diplomats from Iraq's southern city of Basra.

Four years of coalition strikes on Syria 'kill 3,300 civilians'

Four years of coalition strikes on Syria 'kill 3,300 civilians'

The Washington-led alliance puts the toll at just over 1,000 civilians in both Syria and neighbouring Iraq, and says it does all it can to prevent civilian deaths.

Iraqi Shia paramilitary leader withdraws candidacy for PM

Iraqi Shia paramilitary leader withdraws candidacy for PM

Shia militia leader Hadi al-Amiri, one of the most powerful figures in Iraq, withdrew his candidacy for prime minister on Tuesday.

Germany committed to Iraq, defence minister says during Baghdad talks

Germany committed to Iraq, defence minister says during Baghdad talks

Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Sunday underlined Germany's long-term commitment to helping rebuild Iraq as she met with her Iraqi counterpart Irfan al-Hayali in Baghdad to discuss the German army's deployment in his country.