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Iraq

How Can Iraq’s Kurdistan Economic Woes Be Eased?
14 Jan 2017 11:44

How Can Iraq’s Kurdistan Economic Woes Be Eased?

Islam Times - At the time being, the key problem– even outstripping the threat posed by ISIS terrorist group– that the regional government of Iraq's Kurdistan is grappling with is the economic crisis. The Kurdish region’s government has always argued that foreign and imposed factors coming from developments ...

 
Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) clash with Takfiri Daesh terrorists near the Mosul University, January 13, 2017.
14 Jan 2017 11:33

Iraqi forces fully recapture Mosul University from Daesh

Islam Times - Forces with the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) have fully liberated the Mosul University, in a key advance against the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group in the strategic northern city.

 
ISIS Terrorists Cut Off Mosul Water Supply
11 Jan 2017 09:39

ISIS Terrorists Cut Off Mosul Water Supply

Islam Times - ISIS terrorists have cut off water supply in areas of Mosul where were liberated by the Iraqi national army.

 
Iraqi forces patrol a street in Mosul in the al-Wihdah neighborhood after recapturing the area from Daesh Takfiri terrorists on January 9, 2017
11 Jan 2017 06:29

Daesh car bomb attacks drop sharply in Mosul: Iraqi Cmdr.

Islam Times - The number of car bomb attacks by Daesh Takfiri terrorists in the Iraqi city of Mosul has fallen sharply, signifying the weakening of the group, a top Iraqi commander says.

 
Turkey
11 Jan 2017 06:28

No better bilateral ties until Turkish forces’ withdrawal: Iraq

Islam Times - The Iraqi prime minister says there could be no improvement in Baghdad-Ankara relations as long as Turkish military forces are present in the Arab country.

 
Independence of Iraqi Kurdistan Region, Challenges Ahead
9 Jan 2017 11:21

Independence of Iraqi Kurdistan Region, Challenges Ahead

Islam Times - In the initial years of the 1990s and following the Persian Gulf War, the Kurds of Iraq built up struggles to obtain independence from the central government. After the UN Security Council Resolution 688 and establishing the no-fly zone over Iraq's north, the autonomous region of Iraqi ...

 
Iraqi forces deploy in the district of al-Shourah, some 45 kilometers south of Mosul, on October 17, 2016 as they advance towards the northwestern city to retake it from Daesh.
9 Jan 2017 08:17

Nineveh operation in final phase: Iraqi premier

Islam Times - Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says the counter-terrorism push against Daesh in the northwestern province of Nineveh is in its final phase.

 
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim
8 Jan 2017 09:57

Turkey Seeks Recalibrating Ties with Iraq

Islam Times - Turkish government says Ankara is trying to amend its ties with Baghdad after the estrangement over Turkish incursion into Iraqi territory.

 
Iraq
8 Jan 2017 05:03

Turkey agrees to withdraw forces from northern Iraq: PM Abadi

Islam Times - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says his administration has reached an agreement with Turkey over Baghdad’s demand for the withdrawal of Turkish military forces from a camp in the north of Iraq.

 
Why Ex-Iraqi PM Visited Iran?
8 Jan 2017 04:08

Why Ex-Iraqi PM Visited Iran?

Islam Times - A visit of the former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to Tehran on Tuesday, January 3, was highly meaningful from some aspects. Majorly because it was coincided with many of West Asia’s very significant developments, including liberation of northern Syrian city of Aleppo which turned ...

 
Goals of Hollande’s Iraq Visit
8 Jan 2017 04:06

Goals of Hollande’s Iraq Visit

Islam Times - French President François Hollande paid a diplomatic visit to Iraq on January 2. It was the second time Hollande visited Iraq during his presidency.

 
Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi
5 Jan 2017 06:46

Iraqi PM Calls for Intl Support for War against Terrorism

Islam Times - Iraqi Prime Minister called on the international community to further support for the country’s war on terrorism.

 
Former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki (L) is seen alongside Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, during Maliki’s visit to the Iranian capital, Tehran, January 3, 2017.
3 Jan 2017 11:03

Some Persian Gulf states seek to defeat resistance: Iraqi VP Maliki

Islam Times - Iraq’s former Prime Minister and current Vice President Nouri al-Maliki says some Persian Gulf states are after defeating the resistance front, which he says has nevertheless come out victorious on the battlefront against ill-wishers and extremists.

 
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim (R) and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi
3 Jan 2017 08:31

Turkey prime minister plans Iraq visit amid dispute

Islam Times - Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim will be traveling to Iraq on an apparent mission to mend fences with the Iraqi leadership, which has been bitterly disapproving of but unable to stop Turkish military presence in Iraqi territory.

 
Some weapons and ammunition seized from Daesh in Iraq
3 Jan 2017 08:13

‘Positive indicator’ in Iraq’s Mosul, US focused ‘on the east side’

Islam Times - An American general in charge of the ground forces for the so-called US-led coalition allegedly against Daesh (ISIL) speaks of a “positive indicator” in the fight against the Takfiri terrorists in control of Iraq’s second largest city.

 
Iraqi MP Abbas al-Bayati
2 Jan 2017 12:24

Iraqi Popular Forces Saved Persian Gulf Arab States from Collapse: MP

Islam Times - Member of foreign relations commission in Iraqi parliament said some of the Persian Gulf Arab countries would have collapsed if it were not for the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) also known as Hashd al-Shaabi.

 
French President Francois Hollande addresses French soldiers at a base belonging to Iraq
2 Jan 2017 12:06

French president in Iraq to visit troops, hold talks with officials

Islam Times - French President Francois is in Iraq to visit his country’s troops deployed to the Arab state as part of a US-led coalition purportedly fighting Daesh terrorists.

 
Drives Behind Barzani’s Withdrawing Independence Referendum
1 Jan 2017 08:19

Drives Behind Barzani’s Withdrawing Independence Referendum

Islam Times - The developments of Iraq's Kurdistan region in the past two years have been affected by rise of ISIS terrorist group and its advances in Iraq. Meanwhile, in addition to grappling with an array of major problems including economic troubles, entry of refugees from other terror-hit parts ...

 
This combo picture shows Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (R) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
31 Dec 2016 08:43

Abadi urges Iraq-Turkey cooperation based on ‘respect for sovereignty’

Islam Times - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have held a telephone conversation, in what is seen as a major step towards settling a yearlong feud over the presence of Turkish forces in northern Iraq.

 
Iraqi forces make headway in fresh offensive to retake Mosul
31 Dec 2016 08:39

Iraqi forces make headway in fresh offensive to retake Mosul

Islam Times - Iraqi government soldiers and their allied forces have made great achievements in their renewed push to take back the strategic northern city of Mosul from Takfiri Daesh militants.