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Baghdad strikes deal with Kurds to restart Kirkuk oil exports

AFP | Iraq's central government has agreed with Kurdish authorities to resume oil exports from Kirkuk, the oil ministry said Friday, a year after federal...

Electricity crisis leaves Iraqis gasping for cool air

AFP | As the stultifying summer heat sends Iraqis in search of cool spots, restaurateur Ali Hussein provides sanctuary even though it means hooking up...

Twin explosions target Iraq communist party HQ: spokesman

AFP | Two bombs exploded Friday close to the Baghdad headquarters of the Iraqi Communist Party, said a spokesman for the political alliance which alongside...

Nearly a year since fall of Iraq’s Mosul, hunt for bodies...

AFP | Atop an enormous mound of rubble under a blistering sun in Iraq's second city Mosul, fire crews and police chip away at a...

Iraq sentences 19 Russian women to life for joining IS

AFP | Iraq on Sunday sentenced 19 Russian women to life in prison for joining the Islamic State group, the latest in a series of...

Kurds set to face losses in Iraq’s elections on May 12

News Analysis | Iraq’s divided Kurds are bracing for a blow on the political front in the country’s May 12 elections.According to estimates, the Kurds’...

Saudi Soft Power: Football stadium promised for Iraq

News Analysis | The King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin AdulAziz talked to the Prime Minister of Iraq via phone call last week and promised...

Massive Earthquake shakes Iran/Iraq to their core: over 300 killed

Reuters | * Quake epicentre in Sulaimaniyah province in Kurdistan region * At least 328 people killed in Iran, four in Iraq * At least 2,500 injured...

Will US succeed in creating rifts between Iran & Iraq?

M K Bhadrakumar| The US project to create a rift between Iraq and Iran backfired just a couple of days of its launch from Riyadh...

‘Repercussions’ of the US bid to isolate Iran!

Asif Haroon Raja| Iran under Reza Shah Pahlavi enjoyed best of relations with the United States of America (USA) as well as Kingdom of Saudi...

Migrant crisis: Europe reaps what US foreign policy had sown

Raja Waqas Shabbir | The emergence of Islamic fundamentalism and hate against the 'Collective Western meddling' in the affairs of the Muslim countries, in particular,...

92 % Kurds vote for independence in referendum: How will the...

News Analysis | Masoud Barzani, Iraq’s Kurdish leader has claimed victory in a referendum on independence held on Monday amid threats from Baghdad to take over the...

Is Kurdistan a US-Israeli conspiracy to balkanize Middle East?

M K Bhadrakumar | The result of the Kurdish independence referendum in northern Iraq will be known in the next 48 hours or so, but no surprises...

Kurds in Iraq vote in Independence Referendum: regional tensions will stoke...

News Analysis | Amid rising tensions and intense international opposition, Kurds in the autonomous region of Kurdistan in Northern Iraq in an independence referendum. The...

India to launch a book on the ‘surgical strikes’ anniversary: An...

News Analysis | Marking the first anniversary of supposed ‘surgical strikes’ conducted by Indian special forces across the Line of Control (LoC) in Azad Kashmir...

Bashar al-Assad has won the Syrian war

M K Bhadrakumar | The Syrian government forces have broken through the ISIS’ 3-year long siege of the air base in the eastern city of Dier...

Plot thickens in great game over post-ISIS Iraq and Syria

M K Bhadrakumar | The post-ISIS future of Iraq and Syria has been a topic of animated discussion among American think tankers, the assumption being...

US plan to (re)occupy Iraq faces resistance

M K Bhadrakumar | The US’s longstanding project to push for an independent Kurdistan in the oil-rich regions of northern Iraq and Syria in the...

Iraq: No end in sight

News Analysis | Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi visited Mosul to congratulate the army for driving the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)...

Iran’s resilience: The rise of a powerful Neo-Persian empire?

Zeeshan Munir | From Aleppo in the North to Hama in the center and Dara in the South, the strategic initiative on the complex Syrian...

Aristotle’s God is not different from that of Islam or Christianity

Peter Adamson | If you were asked to name the most important philosopher of 10th-century Baghdad, you would presumably not hesitate to say ‘al-Farabi’. He’s...

Has Iraqi Government compromised with Saudi Arabia?

Adam Garrie | The timing of Iraq’s bombing of Syria continues to appear increasingly suspicious. The day after the bombing, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir...

Heaven Can Wait – By Owen Bennett-Jones

OWEN BENNETT-JONES | Oct 26, 2016 JUST two years ago, it was said the jihadis could conquer Baghdad. Today they are on the run. When...

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