Iraq

Former ICC chief prosecutor pushes for Yazidi genocide case

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ERBIL, Iraq - The former chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC) is pushing for a case to be opened into the "ongoing genocide" against Iraq's Yazidi community at the hands of Islamic State militants.

Kurds suspect another chemical attack by Islamic State in Iraq 01 Sep 2015

ERBIL, Iraq - Kurdish authorities said on Tuesday they suspected a homemade rocket fired by Islamic State at their peshmerga forces in northern Iraq contained chemical substances, accusing the Islamist insurgents of an increasing use of chemical weapons.

Facing heat, Iraq's electricity minister passes parliament quizzing 29 Aug 2015

BAGHDAD - Iraq's parliament on Saturday expressed confidence in the answers of Electricity Minister Qassim al-Fahdawi following an interrogation about a persistent power crisis that has prompted widespread protests and a new push for reform.

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Iraqi PM orders easier access to Baghdad's Green Zone as protests surge 28 Aug 2015

BAGHDAD - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Friday ordered security forces to ease access to Baghdad's fortified Green Zone and main streets, in an apparent bid to improve daily life for ordinary Iraqis as fresh protests erupted across the country.

Spain accuses suspect of running Islamic State network in Morocco 27 Aug 2015

MADRID - A Moroccan man arrested in Spain this week is accused of coordinating a network of Islamic State supporters in Moroccan cities who spread the group's message and recruit militants to fight in Iraq and Syria, a court document said on Thursday.

Kurds take 10 villages from Islamic State in north Iraq 27 Aug 2015

ERBIL, Iraq - Kurdish forces backed by U.S.-led coalition air strikes drove Islamic State militants out of 10 villages in Iraq's Kirkuk province on Wednesday in an offensive to secure their territory in the north, Kurdish military sources said. | Video

Two senior Iraqi commanders killed in Ramadi attack claimed by IS 27 Aug 2015

BAGHDAD - Two senior Iraqi military commanders were killed on Thursday in suicide car bomb attacks claimed by Islamic State in Anbar province where pro-government forces are battling the insurgents, a military spokesman and police sources said.

Kurds take 10 villages from Islamic State in north Iraq 26 Aug 2015

ERBIL, Iraq - Kurdish forces backed by U.S.-led coalition air strikes drove Islamic State militants out of 10 villages in Iraq's Kirkuk province on Wednesday in an offensive to secure their territory in the north, Kurdish military sources said.

Britain's Iraq inquiry tries to fend off criticism over delay 26 Aug 2015

LONDON - The chairman of a British public inquiry into the Iraq War that has yet to publish any findings after six years has defended his work against criticism by relatives of dead soldiers angry over how long it is taking.

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Iraq's Abadi says Baiji battle 'crucial' to ousting Islamic State 25 Aug 2015

BAGHDAD - Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the battle over the northern town of Baiji and its refinery - Iraq's largest - was critical to the fight against Islamic State.