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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (C) walks during his visit to the flashpoint city of Mosul
9 Dec 2017 16:02

Iraqi PM Declares End of War against ISIS Terrorist Group

Islam Times - Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi has declared on Saturday the end of the war against ISIS terrorist group in the country.

 
A British solider mistreating Iraqis in Basra
5 Dec 2017 10:48

British Troops Committed War Crimes in Iraq: ICC

Islam Times - The International Criminal Court chief prosecutors says there is a “reasonable basis” to believe that British troops committed war crimes against detainees during the Iraq conflict.

 
Iraqi forces comb over 170 villages for Daesh terrorists
27 Nov 2017 00:58

Iraqi forces comb over 170 villages for Daesh terrorists

Islam times - Iraqi forces have successfully combed some 175 villages located in the desert regions between the Anbar and Nineveh provinces on the lookout for lingering Daesh terrorists.

 
Hashd al-Sha’abi forces recapture 4 villages in anti-Daesh offensive in northern Iraq
25 Nov 2017 17:17

Hashd al-Sha’abi forces recapture 4 villages in anti-Daesh offensive in northern Iraq

Islam times - control of four villages as part of a large-scale military operation to dislodge the remnants of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group from their hideouts in the desert in northern Iraq.

 
Riyadh-Baghdad Relationship Outlook in Shadow of New Regional Order
24 Nov 2017 10:37

Riyadh-Baghdad Relationship Outlook in Shadow of New Regional Order

Islam Times - The Saudi-Iraqi long-term chilly relationship has sailed out of the doldrums following exchange of visits by the two countries' officials, including Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir’s trip to Baghdad in late February and two visits of the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to Riyadh ...

 
Ex-British PM Gordon Brown: My Life, My Excuses over Iraq War
23 Nov 2017 22:22

Ex-British PM Gordon Brown: My Life, My Excuses over Iraq War

Islam Times - Brown’s political legacy is a rather dull affair, more in the shadows of the times that surrounded his time in government. With so little to acclaim, it’s not surprising that Brown should now seek to whitewash Britain’s – and his own personal – responsibility in the illegal war on Iraq....

 
UN urges Iraq’s Kurdistan to respect court ruling on secession vote
22 Nov 2017 08:57

UN urges Iraq’s Kurdistan to respect court ruling on secession vote

Islam times - The United Nations has called on the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to abide by a top court ruling that declared the recent secession referendum in northern Iraq unconstitutional.

 
Secessionist Iraqi Kurdistan Leaders Defy Supreme Court’s Ruling; Reasons, Consequences
21 Nov 2017 20:43

Secessionist Iraqi Kurdistan Leaders Defy Supreme Court’s Ruling; Reasons, Consequences

Islam Times - Iraq's highest judicial authority the Supreme Federal Court has decided on Monday that the September 25 secession referendum of the country’s Kurdish region is invalid constitutionally, officially annulling its result result.

 
Iraq’s Supreme Court
20 Nov 2017 12:28

Iraq’s Apex Court Rules Kurdish Secession Plebiscite Unconstitutional

Islam Times - Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court ruled on Monday that a referendum held on Kurdistan’s secession was unconstitutional and that the results of the vote were void, a court spokesman said.

 
Rawah victory marks military collapse of Daesh in Iraq, says interior minister
17 Nov 2017 14:22

Rawah victory marks military collapse of Daesh in Iraq, says interior minister

Islam times - Iraqi Interior Minister Qasim al-Araji says the recapture of the last redoubt of Daesh Takfiri terrorists in the country’s western province of al-Anbar by army soldiers and pro-government fighters from Popular Mobilization Units marks the end of the military threat posed by the extremists ...

 
How Serious Is Iraqi Kurdistan about Reviewing Ties with Washington?
13 Nov 2017 08:43

How Serious Is Iraqi Kurdistan about Reviewing Ties with Washington?

Islam Times - After a string of developments including the independence referendum, the Iraqi army and Popular Mobilization Forces' operation to retake the disputed regions that mainly quashed the Kurdish leader’s dream to split from Iraq and found independent Kurdish state, and very lately Masoud Barzani's ...

 
Live From Baghdad: The Secret of Iraq’s Renaissance
13 Nov 2017 07:14

Live From Baghdad: The Secret of Iraq’s Renaissance

Islam Times - On a sandstorm-swept morning in Baghdad earlier last week, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the legendary deputy leader of Hashd al-Shaabi, a.k.a. People Mobilization Units (PMUs) and the actual mastermind of numerous ground battles against ISIS/Daesh, met a small number of independent foreign journalists ...

 
Iraqi Supreme Court
6 Nov 2017 18:24

Iraq Court Bars all Regions from Seceding after Kurdish Bid

Islam Times - Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court ruled on Monday that no region or province can secede, following September’s Kurdish break away bid.

 
Reasons Why US, Iraq’s PMF May End UP Clashing
6 Nov 2017 06:08

Reasons Why US, Iraq’s PMF May End UP Clashing

Islam Times - Even a cursory glance at the Iraq developments after rise of ISIS terrorist group in the country leads to the notion that the voluntary forces, organized under the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), have played an outstanding role in both fighting ISIS terrorist and curbing the Kurdish ...

 
Iraqi PM Raises Flag in Border Area Taken from Daesh
5 Nov 2017 15:12

Iraqi PM Raises Flag in Border Area Taken from Daesh

Islam times – Iraq's state TV said the country’s prime minister has raised the Iraqi flag at a border crossing with Syria days after Iraqi forces retook it from Daesh (ISIL).

 
US in Iraq: Taking Advantage of ISIS for Military Stay
5 Nov 2017 02:08

US in Iraq: Taking Advantage of ISIS for Military Stay

Islam Times - Appearing with Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday night that the American forces deployed to Iraq will hypothetically stay in that country until the ISIS terrorist group is fully defeated,...

 
Iran, Iraq underline promotion of trade ties
3 Nov 2017 10:42

Iran, Iraq underline promotion of trade ties

Islam times -- Iran's minister of industry, mine and trade and Iraq's foreign minister stressed improvement of trade ties between the two neighboring countries in a meeting on Thursday.

 
Why US Wants Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces Disband?
30 Oct 2017 10:03

Why US Wants Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces Disband?

Islam Times - What is now formally identified as the Popular Mobilization Forces, or locally Hashd al-Shaabi, in Iraq is a force founded three years ago with the aim of combating the then-advancing ISIS terrorist group. The PMF, with its over 100,000 fighters, was a voluntary force upon its initiation ...

 
Resigned president of Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government, Massoud Barzani
29 Oct 2017 21:29

Dreams of Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s Secessionist President Die

Islam Times - After two months of dispute between the central Iraqi government and the Kurdish regional government in north over the late September secession referendum, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has announced that it suspended the vote result and Masoud Barzani was made to relinquish ...

 
Kurdish Region Defeated, Divided: Who Is Traitor?
29 Oct 2017 06:53

Kurdish Region Defeated, Divided: Who Is Traitor?

Islam Times - In past few days, the two major political factions of Iraq's Kurdistan region, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (KDP), saw brewing of severe differences in their relationship as the Kurdistan Regional Government lost control of Kirkuk to the central ...