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Iraqi PM declares ‘end of war against IS’ in Iraq

10 months, 7 days ago
BAGHDAD: Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Saturday declared victory in a three-year war by Iraqi forces to expel the Islamic State group that at its height endangered Iraq's very existence. "Our forces are in complete control of the…

Iraq Kurds offer to freeze independence vote

11 months, 22 days ago
ERBIL/BAGHDAD: Iraqi Kurdish leaders offered on Wednesday to freeze the outcome of last month's vote for independence, taking a step back in a major crisis that prompted Baghdad to seize swathes of disputed territory. The offer came as…

Iraq forces retake IS bastion Hawija

1 year, 11 days ago
BAGHDAD: Iraqi forces retook one of the Islamic State group's last two enclaves in the country on Thursday, overrunning the longtime insurgent bastion of Hawija after a two-week offensive. IS once held one-third of Iraqi territory but it…

Iraqi PM calls on Kurds to cancel independence referendum result

1 year, 19 days ago
BAGHDAD/ERBIL: Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi demanded on Wednesday that Kurdish authorities “cancel” the outcome of the independence referendum in northern Iraq, as a condition for dialogue to resolve an escalating crisis. In a…

US to boost military presence in Iraq for Mosul battle

2 years, 18 days ago
BAGHDAD: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Wednesday that Washington would send more US troops to help local forces in the battle to retake Mosul from Islamic State that is expected later this year.

Iraq seeks to speed up death penalty implementation

2 years, 2 months ago
BAGHDAD: Iraq's prime minister is seeking to speed up the implementation of death sentences, his office said Saturday, despite persistent concerns over flaws in the judicial system that hands them down.