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Iraq bombs Islamic State 'operations room' in Syria

BAGHDAD Iraq launched an air strike on a gathering of Islamic State fighters in neighbouring Syria, killing members of the hardline militant group who planned cross-border attacks, its military said on Thursday.


Recount shows Iraq's Sadr retains election victory, no major changes 10 Aug 2018

BAGHDAD Populist Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr retained his lead in Iraq's May parliamentary election, results of a nationwide recount of votes showed on Friday, positioning him to play a central role in forming the country's next government. | Video


Iraq opposes U.S. sanctions on Iran but will abide by them - PM 07 Aug 2018

BAGHDAD Iraq does not agree with U.S. sanctions against Iran but will abide by them to protect its own interests, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday.


Iraq jails French and German citizens for life for joining Islamic State 06 Aug 2018

BAGHDAD An Iraqi court sentenced a French man and a German woman to life in prison on Monday for belonging to Islamic State, forging ahead with the trial of hundreds of people - many foreigners - captured after the militant group's defeat last year.


Iraq says election recount complete but cut short in capital over fire 06 Aug 2018

BAGHDAD Iraq's election commission said on Monday it had completed a manual recount of May's parliamentary election but was forced to cut the process short in the capital because voting records had been destroyed by a warehouse fire two months ago.


Exclusive: Iraq election commission ignored warnings over voting machines - document 05 Aug 2018

BAGHDAD Iraq's election commission ignored an anti-corruption body's warnings about the credibility of electronic vote-counting machines used in May's parliamentary election, according to investigators and a document seen by Reuters.

Lebanon banking sector targeted by Iraq-based network-Lebanese official 31 Jul 2018

BEIRUT/BAGHDAD A Lebanese security official said on Tuesday the Lebanese banking sector had been targeted by an Iraq-based network that tried to extort money from Lebanese banks and was uncovered in a joint operation with Iraqi authorities.

Iraq cleric Sistani urges government action on corruption amid further protests 27 Jul 2018

BAGHDAD Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani called for a government to be formed as soon as possible to tackle corruption and poor services as further protests took place in the south of the country on Friday.


Islamic State makes comeback in Iraq with switch to guerrilla tactics 24 Jul 2018

BAQUBA, Iraq Months after Iraq declared victory over Islamic State, its fighters are making a comeback with a scatter-gun campaign of kidnap and killing.


Iraqi protester killed at Badr paramilitary branch 20 Jul 2018

BASRA, Iraq A security guard outside a branch of one Iraq's most powerful paramilitary groups shot and killed a protester on Friday while trying to push back a crowd, police sources said, ratcheting up tensions over a lack of basic services sweeping southern cities.