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Iraq Kurds retake Mosul dam from ISIL

4 years, 2 months ago
BAGHDAD: Iraqi and Kurdish forces recaptured Iraq's biggest dam from Islamist militants with the help of U.S. air strikes to secure a vital strategic objective in fighting that threatens to break up the country, Kurdish and U.S. officials…

Maliki refuses to go as Iraqis turn to new leader

4 years, 2 months ago
BAGHDAD: An increasingly isolated Nuri al-Maliki again protested his removal as Iraqi prime minister on Wednesday, as his own political party and his former sponsor in Iran publicly endorsed a successor who many in Baghdad hope can halt…

Ayatollah Sistani urges PM Maliki to step aside

4 years, 2 months ago
BAGHDAD: Iraq's most influential Shi'ite cleric urged political leaders on Friday to refrain from clinging to their posts - an apparent reference to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who has defied demands that he step aside.

Convert, pay tax, or die, ISIL warns Iraq’s Christians

4 years, 3 months ago
The statement issued by the Islamic State, the al Qaeda offshoot which led last month's lightning assault to capture swathes of north Iraq, and seen by Reuters, said the ruling would come into effect on Saturday. It said Christians who…