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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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
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.