Iraq resumes payments of Gulf War reparations to Kuwait

GENEVA/BAGHDAD Iraq resumed paying Kuwait compensation on Friday for the destruction of Kuwaiti oil fields and facilities during the 1990-91 Gulf War, the United Nations said in Geneva in a prepared statement.

Iraqi warplanes attack Islamic State positions in Syria

BAGHDAD Iraqi warplanes attacked an Islamic State explosives factory and other positions inside Syria on Thursday, Baghdad's military said, in a rare air assault across the border.

World, Syria, 20 Apr 2018

Special Report: Return to Ward 17 - Making peace with lost comrades

MELBOURNE, Australia As the start of the memorial service neared, I hurriedly texted an Indonesian friend. "Is it OK for me to stand on a Muslim prayer mat?" I asked.

Iraq sentences 212 to death in Mosul area since recapture from Islamic State

BAGHDAD Iraqi courts have sentenced 212 people to death in Mosul and surrounding areas, most of them for complicity with Islamic State, since the area was retaken by Iraqi forces in July and August 2017, a judiciary spokesman said on Wednesday.

World, 18 Apr 2018

Children of Iraq's Kawliya return to school after 14-year break

AL-ZUHOOR, Iraq Iraq’s Kawliya minority, also known as the country's gypsies, have long been marginalized by society.

World, 17 Apr 2018

U.S. senators offer legislation covering military action against militants

WASHINGTON U.S. senators announced long-awaited legislation on Monday to provide congressional authorization for campaigns against militant groups in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere, as lawmakers push to take back authority over the military from the White House.

World, Syria, 17 Apr 2018

Western air strikes on Syria could let terrorism expand: Iraq

BAGHDAD Air strikes carried out by the United States, France and Britain against Syrian military targets could give terrorism an opportunity to expand in the region, the Iraqi foreign ministry said on Saturday.

World, Syria, 14 Apr 2018

Iraq to take 'all necessary measures' to prevent IS attacks from Syria, PM says

BAGHDAD Iraq will take "all the necessary measures" to prevent cross-border attacks by Islamic State militants in Syria, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday.

Top News, World, Syria, 10 Apr 2018

Special Report: How a secret Russian airlift helps Syria's Assad

MOSCOW/KIEV In a corner of the departures area at Rostov airport in southern Russia, a group of about 130 men, many of them carrying overstuffed military-style rucksacks, lined up at four check-in desks beneath screens that showed no flight number or destination. | Video

Turkey says 108 Kurdish militants 'neutralised' in past week

ANKARA Some 108 Kurdish militants have been "neutralised" in operations targeting southeast Turkey and northern Iraq over the past week, Turkey's armed forces said on Saturday.

World, 07 Apr 2018