Iraq troops in armed standoff with Kurd forces
Thousands of Iraqi troops were locked in an armed standoff with Kurdish forces in the disputed oil province of Kirkuk on Saturday as Washington scrambled to avert fighting between the key allies in the war against the Islamic State group.
Saudi Arabia urges Kurds to scrap independence referendum
Saudi Arabia on Wednesday urged Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani to call off a planned referendum on independence for his autonomous region to avoid further "crises" in Iraq and the region.
Suicide bombers kill 7 in attack on Iraq power plant
Suicide bombers dressed as members of the Iraqi security forces killed seven people and wounded 12 in an attack on a power plant north of Baghdad on Saturday, officials and a survivor said.
Two US soldiers killed in Iraq
Two US soldiers were killed and five wounded in northern Iraq on Sunday during "combat operations", a statement from the American military said.
ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi reported dead
Islamic State group chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was reported dead on Tuesday, a day after Iraq declared it had driven the jihadists from their one-time biggest stronghold of Mosul.
Iraqi prime minister hails victory over 'brutality and terrorism' in Mosul
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over "brutality and terrorism" in Mosul on Monday, announcing his forces had ended the Islamic State group's rule over the country's second city.
Mosul victory in 'days' as IS falls back in Syria
Iraq will declare victory over the Islamic State group in Mosul during the "next few days," a senior commander said Friday, as the jihadists fell back in neighbouring Syria.
Iraq warns Mosul civilians, tells IS 'surrender or die'
Iraqi authorities have dropped leaflets over Mosul warning civilians to stay inside and are telling jihadists to "surrender or die" after launching an assault to retake the Old City.