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Turkey's Erdogan, Iraqi Kurdish leader Barzani discuss fight against militants


ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday discussed strategy in fighting Islamic State and Kurdish PKK militants with visiting Iraqi Kurdish regional President Massoud Barzani, sources at Erdogan's office said. | Video

Portugal investigates Iraq ambassador's sons over beating 23 Aug 2016

LISBON Portuguese police are investigating the beating of a local youth by two teenage sons of the Iraqi ambassador which landed the victim in intensive care and caused an uproar in Portugal.

Iraq executions carried out without proper trial, fuelled by vengeance -U.N. 23 Aug 2016

BAGHDAD Thirty-six men hanged in Iraq for a sectarian mass killing of soldiers were denied a proper legal defence at their trials and the executions appeared to have been "fuelled by vengeance", the United Nations said on Tuesday.


Special Report - Massacre reports show U.S. inability to curb Iraq militias 23 Aug 2016

WASHINGTONShi’ite militias in Iraq detained, tortured and abused far more Sunni civilians during the American-backed capture of the town of Falluja in June than U.S. officials have publicly acknowledged, Reuters has found.


U.N. braces for refugee exodus from Iraq's Mosul 23 Aug 2016

GENEVA/BAGHDAD Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis in and around Mosul could be uprooted by the military assault to retake the city from Islamic State, the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said on Tuesday.


U.N. desperate to find land for new camps in Iraq ahead of Mosul assault 23 Aug 2016

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.N. refugee officials bracing for an exodus of hundreds of thousands of people from the Iraqi city of Mosul said on Tuesday they were struggling to find land for camps to house them.


World's largest cemetery grows bigger as Shi'ite militias bury their dead 23 Aug 2016

BAGHDAD The world's largest cemetery, in Iraq's Shi'ite holy city of Najaf, is expanding at double its usual rate as the nation's death rate increased with the war on Islamic State.


In Iraq, Nigeria and now Turkey, child bombers strike 22 Aug 2016

ISTANBUL The boy looked scared and younger than 16 when Iraqi police grabbed him on the street in the northern city of Kirkuk. Pulling off his shirt, they found a two-kilogram bomb strapped to his skinny frame.

British contractor killed in mine-filled Iraqi city 22 Aug 2016

BAGHDAD A British national hired to clear mines planted by Islamic State in the western Iraqi city of Ramadi was killed on Monday in a work-related incident, his U.S. employer said.

Iraq used torture to extract confessions from convicts, Amnesty says 22 Aug 2016

BAGHDAD Amnesty International on Monday condemned the hanging in Iraq of 36 men convicted of a mass killing of soldiers, saying some of their confessions were extorted under threats and torture.