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Iraq's pro-Iran political bloc 'breaking apart' amid political differences

24 April, 2017

Iraq's Tehran-backed Supreme Islamic Council is facing internal disagreements, with members preparing to split and form individual parties ahead of local elections.

Baghdad summons Turkey's ambassador over remarks criticising Iran-backed militia

20 April, 2017

Iraq's foreign ministry summoned the Turkish ambassador over an interview in which President Recep Tayyip Erdogan described Iraq's Popular Mobilisation Forces as a "terrorist" organisation, officials said on Thursday.

It's high time for a restoration of Iraq-Saudi relations

14 April, 2017

Comment: Baghdad could be a mediator between Riyadh and Tehran, helping to reduce tensions across the Middle East, writes Paul Iddon.

Iraqi-Turkish agreement falters amid plans for 'Operation Tigris Shield'

13 April, 2017

An Ankara-Baghdad agreement to see Turkish troops withdraw from Iraq may fail as Haider al-Abadi proves powerless in ensuring PKK militants are removed from areas bordering Turkey.

Iranian General Soleimani in 'secret talks' with Kurdish officials

13 April, 2017

Iran's notorious General Qassem Soleimani met with a number of Kurdish officials as well as the President of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani.

Iraq cautiously turning against Assad after chemical attack atrocity

10 April, 2017

In the aftermath of last week's suspected chemical attack on the rebel-held Syrian town, it seems Iraqi authorities are distancing themselves from the regime of Bashar al-Assad.

Iraqis fleeing Mosul 'need more aid and international solidarity'

31 March, 2017

More than 200,000 have fled IS-held west Mosul since last month, while the fighting has taken a devastating toll among the hundreds of thousands more still trapped in the battleground.

UN chief in Iraq amid growing concerns for civilians

30 March, 2017

UN chief Antonio Guterres visited Iraq on Thursday, calling for protecting civilians to be the "absolute priority" as hundreds of thousands are caught up in the battle to retake Mosul.

Iraqi forces 'using imprecise Iranian missiles' in Mosul battle

28 March, 2017

Former governor of Mosul Atheel al-Nujaifi says the Iraqi army is using Iranian-made weapons, warning that some of the missile launchers are not precise and risk civilians lives.

Sadr mobilises supporters, threatens to boycott Iraqi elections

24 March, 2017

Firebrand Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr gathered thousands of supporters in central Baghdad on Friday calling on them to snub elections set for later this year and join his "reform revolution"

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