Gulf Times - Baghdad
One dead, three wounded in suspected IS attack in Iraq

One dead, three wounded in suspected IS attack in Iraq

Suspected Islamic State group jihadists shot dead a man as he emerged from prayers at a mosque north of Baghdad and wounded three others, police said on Monday.

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.

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.

Iraqi protesters call for downfall of political parties

Iraqi protesters call for downfall of political parties

In the oil hub of Basra, about 3,000 protesters gathered outside the headquarters of the provincial governorate.

Two Filipinas kidnapped in Iraq freed

Two Filipinas kidnapped in Iraq freed

Two women from the Philippines kidnapped in Iraq on Saturday have been freed, the Diyala province police chief said on Sunday.

Belgian jihadist sentenced to death for IS membership

Belgian jihadist sentenced to death for IS membership

Tarik Jadaoun -- known by his nom de guerre Abu Hamza al-Beljiki -- earlier pleaded not guilty to a range of terror, insisting he had "got lost" and pleading for mercy.

Twin suicide bombing in Iraqi capital kills 31 people

Twin suicide bombing in Iraqi capital kills 31 people

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but most such attacks in Iraq are the work of the Islamic State jihadist group.

Suicide attack in Baghdad kills at least 25

Suicide attack in Baghdad kills at least 25

At least 25 people were killed and 63 wounded in a twin suicide bombing in central Baghdad on Monday, the Iraqi health ministry said on its Facebook page.

Earthquake hits Iran-Iraq border region, felt in Baghdad

Earthquake hits Iran-Iraq border region, felt in Baghdad

The tremor hit the Iranian province of Kermanshah where an earthquake killed 620 people in November, Iranian state TV said.

Iraq holds military parade celebrating victory over IS

Iraq holds military parade celebrating victory over IS

An Iraqi military parade celebrating final victory over Islamic State is underway in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, an Iraqi military spokesman told Reuters on Sunday.

Kurds offer to suspend independence vote, seek talks with Baghdad

Kurds offer to suspend independence vote, seek talks with Baghdad

Kurdish authorities in Iraq offered on Wednesday to put an independence drive on hold, stepping up efforts to resolve a crisis in relations with Baghdad via dialogue rather than military means.

Iraqi Kurds shrug off threats to stage referendum

Iraqi Kurds shrug off threats to stage referendum

The vote, expected to deliver a comfortable "yes" for independence, is not binding. However, it is designed to give Massoud Barzani a mandate to negotiate the secession.