Mosul's largest neighbourhood was liberated from the Islamic State group on Tuesday, after a week of intense fighting, a top commander said.
Militants in Iraq ambushed a convoy of off-duty soldiers near a town in the country’s sprawling western desert, killing at least 10 and wounding 20, officials said on Monday.
Iraq's Tehran-backed Supreme Islamic Council is facing internal disagreements, with members preparing to split and form individual parties ahead of local elections.
The 11-year-old girl had been captured by IS in the village of Kosho in the Sinjar region, along with her mother and sisters.
Iraqi troops took two more neighbourhoods from IS in west Mosul on Thursday with Baghdad claiming that a senior operative responsible for chemical weapons was killed in the fighting.
Frictions continue between Ankara and Baghdad after Turkey's President Erdogan described Iraqi state militias as 'terrorist'.
After being forced into hiding by IS due to his love for music, Ameen Mukkad returned to Mosul and filled the city's streets with the sound of music.
Anti-IS coalition boosted by tactical helicopter squadron as Iraqi forces continue to gain on the Islamic State group in Mosul.
Iraqi forces plan to advance on a symbolic IS-held mosque in the city of Mosul, as officials have warned indiscriminate shelling of the city's west could lead to "civilian massacres".
US defence secretary makes his first MENA visit amid heightened concerns about the future of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad and the post-Islamic State recovery plan.