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Iraq parliament speaker voices concern over Mosul air raid

26 March, 2017

The Iraqi speaker of parliament has expressed concern over an air raid that killed more than 200 civilians in western Mosul where US-backed troops are fighting IS.

Deadly strike prompts suspension of west Mosul operations

26 March, 2017

While Iraq's parliament speaker Salim al-Jabouri has expressed concern over reports of airstrikes that may have killed more than 100 civilians in western Mosul.

US: Coalition airstrikes targeted Mosul district where 'massacre' occurred

25 March, 2017

Over 200 people were reportedly killed as a result of suspected coalition airstrikes on the al-Jadida neighbourhood of west Mosul as civilian casualties in the IS-held bastion continue to rise

Mosul rescue workers recount horror of devastating air raid

25 March, 2017

In Mosul at the scene of a devastating air raid, which killed as many as 200 civilians, Civil Defence responders spoke of the horrors civilians are facing.

Spotlight falls on Raqqa as Tillerson to visit Turkey

25 March, 2017

Turkey is a key NATO ally to the US. However Washington's faith in Kurdish forces currently marching on IS de facto capital threatens to derail the relationship.

The Iraq Report

24 March, 2017

This week in Iraq: Your weekly digest brought to you by Tallha Abdulrazaq.

The electronics ban will do nothing to protect Britain

24 March, 2017

Comment: Not only is this an ineffective and illogical security measure, it is also a blow to civil liberties and the right to privacy in general, writes Kareem Chehayeb.

Iraq's army issue beatdown over Fuulish behaviour in Baghdad

24 March, 2017

A domestic quarrel over beans took an unexpected turn when a group of Iraqi army soldiers stormed into a house in the southern Baghdad neighbourhood.

UN: Destroying cultural heritage may constitute war crime

24 March, 2017

On Friday the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution condemning the destruction of heritage sites calling on all groups involved in such acts to be prosecuted

A chronology of failure in 'liberated' Iraq

24 March, 2017

Comment: Little did Iraqis know that transition away from tyranny would rest on wedding the political system to Iraq's religious institutions, writes Nazli Tarzi.

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