Real Madrid fans in Iraq challenge IS group by gathering to watch final matchWearing a pink Ronaldo tee-shirt, Ali Qais stares nervously at one of the Al-Furat cafe’s TV screens to watch his beloved Real Madrid in the Iraqi town of Balad.
Iraqi operation kicks off to retake Falluja from Islamic State groupIraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the launching of an offensive to retake the Islamic State group's stronghold of Falluja. The military told residents on Sunday to…
PROTESTERS HAVE BEEN DEMANDING FOR WEEKS THAT LAWMAKERS MAKE A NEW CABINET
Iraqi protesters 'demanding for weeks that lawmakers make a new cabinet'PROTESTERS HAVE BEEN DEMANDING FOR WEEKS THAT LAWMAKERS MAKE A NEW CABINET
Iraqi troops in fierce battles with IS group over RamadiDie-hard jihadists made a desperate last stand Saturday in Ramadi's former government complex, the main remaining target of Iraqi forces reconquering the city they lost in May.
Iraq launches offensive to retake Ramadi centreIraqi security forces advanced Tuesday into the centre of Ramadi for a final push aimed at retaking the city they lost to the Islamic State group in May, officials said.
IS group suicide bomber kills two Iraqi generalsAn Islamic State (IS) group suicide bomber killed two Iraqi army generals on Thursday as they led forces against IS group positions in the turbulent Anbar province west of…
Iraq: The 'idea of a soft partition came from the US'Is Iraq headed towards a partition? The rise of the Islamic State group has highlighted the weakness of the central power. Moreover, the Kurds who are fighting Islamists are…
Approaching terminus? On board Iraq's last train lineBasra, Baghdad, Mosul, Aleppo, Istanbul... This is the train line which once connected Iraq to Europe. Nowadays though, most of the Iraqi and Syrian cities served by this route…
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Syria: The battle for strategic border town of KobaniThis week, Kurdish militia battle to defend the strategic Syrian town of Kobani from falling into the hands of the Islamic State organisation. Next, reality TV gets very real in…
Nick Witney, Senior Policy Fellow, European Council on Foreign RelationsThe international coalition against the Islamic State group appears to be gaining momentum. On Monday, Paris hosted a conference of around 30 countries and organisations, during…
'Iraq wants role for Iran in anti-IS coalition', says foreign ministerRepresentatives from some 30 countries, including French President François Hollande, Iraqi President Fouad Masum and US Secretary of State John Kerry gathered in Paris on Monday…
News media urged not to show Islamic State group videosIn this edition: news media urged not to show ISIS videos; the "Book Bucket challenge" sweeping the web; and a golfing duo in a pretty impressive display.