Baghdad twin suicide bombing kills 31
Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called for the elimination of jihadist "sleeper cells" Monday after a twin suicide bombing killed 31 people in Baghdad in the second such attack in three days.
Iraq invites bids for new oil pipeline
Iraq's oil ministry on Sunday called for bids for the construction of a new pipeline to allow oil exports to resume from the northern province of Kirkuk to neighbouring Turkey.
Quake hits Iran-Iraq border region
A tremor shook Kermanshah province in western Iran near Iraq's border Monday, causing panic a month after a major quake killed hundreds of people there, state media and officials said. Two hours after the tremor the state broadcaster, quoting the head of the crisis management cell in Kermanshah province, said there were no reports of…
Iraq in new push against IS holdouts as prime minister eyes victory
Iraqi forces announced a new drive against holdout Islamic State group fighters in the western desert on Friday as Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi looks to proclaim victory over the jihadists.
Iraqi Shiites slam calls to disband militia group after IS fight
Iraqi officials have blasted calls to disband a Shiite-dominated militia coalition that has been key in battling the Islamic State group, after French President Emmanuel Macron said it should disarm.
Iran pledges swift aid after major quake kills 400
Iranian authorities scrambled on Tuesday to bring help to thousands of people left homeless by a major quake that killed more than 400 people.
Iran hunts for survivors as quake kills 300 near Iraq border
Iranian rescue workers dug through rubble in a hunt for survivors on Monday after a major earthquake struck the Iran-Iraq border, killing more than 300 and injuring thousands.
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.
Iraq PM rejects any Kurdish independence referendum
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday said he rejected any type of referendum on independence for the northern autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan.