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Erdogan threats against Kurds will not stop Syria withdrawal, Pompeo says

10 Jan 2019

BAGHDAD/CAIRO The U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria will not be scuppered despite Turkish threats against Washington's Kurdish allies there, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday, promising to ensure that the Kurds would still be protected. | Video

U.S. set to extend sanctions waiver for Iraq to import Iranian gas

21 Dec 2018

BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Dec 21 The United States has reached an agreement in principle with Iraq to extend for 90 days an exemption to sanctions against Iran, allowing Baghdad to keep importing Iranian gas that is critical for Iraqi power production.

Artists emerge from ruins of Mosul to reclaim Iraqi city's cultural life

01 Nov 2018

MOSUL, Iraq The first thing musician Fadhel al-Badri did when Mosul was liberated from Islamic State last year was breathe a sigh of relief. | Video

RPT-Artists emerge from ruins of Mosul to reclaim Iraqi city's cultural life

31 Oct 2018

* Qaeda suppressed arts in Mosul even before Islamic State takeover

Iraq names new president and premier, ending deadlock

03 Oct 2018

SULAIMANIYA, Iraq Iraq's parliament on Tuesday elected as president Kurdish politician Barham Salih, who immediately named Shi'ite Adel Abdul Mahdi prime minister-designate, ending months of deadlock after an inconclusive national election in May.

Main Iraqi Kurdish party says it may reject regional election result

01 Oct 2018

ERBIL/SULAIMANIYA, Iraq One of the dominant Kurdish parties in northern Iraq said it might not recognise the results of Sunday's parliamentary election and then appeared to backtrack, injecting uncertainty into a region demoralised by a failed independence bid. | Video

A year after failed independence bid, Iraq's Kurds vote for parliament

30 Sep 2018

ERBIL/SULAIMANIYA, Iraq A year after a failed bid for independence, Iraq's Kurds will be voting again on Sunday, this time in a parliamentary election that could disrupt the delicate balance of power in their semi-autonomous region.

Iraq parliament elects Sunni lawmaker al-Halbousi as speaker, breaking deadlock

16 Sep 2018

ERBIL/SULAIMANIYA, Iraq Iraq's parliament elected Sunni lawmaker Mohammed al-Halbousi as speaker on Saturday, marking an important step towards establishing a new government four months after an inconclusive national election.

Protests dash Iraqi PM's chances of new term, hit U.S. hopes of shaping government

13 Sep 2018

SULAIMANIYA/ERBIL, Iraq Violent protests in the Iraqi city of Basra have all but ended U.S.-backed Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's chances of winning a second term and shattered Washington's hopes of shaping the next government.

Protests dash Iraqi PM's chances of new term, hit U.S. hopes of shaping government

13 Sep 2018

SULAIMANIYA/ERBIL, Iraq Violent protests in the Iraqi city of Basra have all but ended U.S.-backed Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's chances of winning a second term and shattered Washington's hopes of shaping the next government.

World News

Bernie Sanders to seek U.S. presidency again in 2020

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, the progressive populist who mounted a fierce challenge to front-runner Hillary Clinton in the 2016 White House campaign, said on Tuesday he will again seek the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in 2020.