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PM of Iraq's Kurdish region meets top officials in Baghdad

Jul. 16, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — The newly confirmed prime minister of Iraq's self-ruled Kurdish region is meeting with top officials on his first visit to the Iraqi capital since he was named to the post last month. Masrour Barzani met with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi and was later received by the Iraqi president...

Iraqi forces begin operation against IS along Syrian border

Jul. 7, 2019 6:37 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's security and paramilitary forces began Sunday a military operation along the border with Syria aimed at clearing the area of Islamic State group militants, the military said in a statement. Although Iraq declared victory against IS in July 2017, the extremists have turned into an...

Iraq celebrates naming Babylon a UNESCO World Heritage site

Jul. 5, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq on Friday celebrated the UNESCO World Heritage Committee's decision to name the historic city of Babylon a World Heritage Site in a vote held in Azerbaijan's capital, years after Baghdad began campaigning for the site to be added to the list. The city on the Euphrates River is about 85...

The Latest: Europe talking with Iran, dispute tool an option

Jul. 4, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-Iran tensions (all times local): 12:25 a.m. A European diplomatic official says that talks at all levels with Iran are in progress. But the official says if nothing changes, they could decide to trigger a dispute resolution mechanism in the 2015 nuclear accord that...

Iraqi PM takes a gamble with move on Iran-backed militias

Jul. 4, 2019 7:05 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqi government's move this week to place Iranian-backed militias under the command of the armed forces is a political gamble by a prime minister increasingly caught in the middle of a dangerous rivalry between Iran and the U.S, the two main power brokers in Iraq. Facing pressure from...

The Latest: Iran-backed militia criticizes Iraq PM's order

Jul. 4, 2019 6:12 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-Iran tensions (all times local): 2:40 p.m. One of the largest Iran-backed militias in Iraq is criticizing an order by the prime minister to incorporate the militias into the military and place them under the army's command. A statement issued by the Hezbollah...

Iraq moves to limit influence of Iran-backed militias

Jul. 1, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's government moved Monday night to control powerful Iran-backed militias in the country, placing them under the full command of the Iraqi armed forces. In a decree, Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi said offices of militias that continue to operate independently within or outside Iraqi...

Iraq says it deserves more global support in rebuilding

Jun. 29, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's sacrifices fighting the Islamic State group have earned the country greater support in its reconstruction efforts from the international community, Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi said Saturday. Abdul-Mahdi made his comments Saturday morning during a meeting with a visiting U.N....

Bahrain summons Iraqi ambassador over embassy attack

Jun. 28, 2019 9:14 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Bahrain on Friday summoned an Iraqi diplomat in the kingdom over an attack the previous evening on its embassy in Baghdad, condemning the protesters who stormed the mission and urging Iraqi authorities to protect the diplomatic compound, Bahrain's state-run news agency reported. According to...

Protesters storm Bahraini embassy in Iraqi capital Baghdad

Jun. 27, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Protesters stormed the Bahraini embassy compound in Baghdad Thursday night, removing the flag from above the building and replacing it with a Palestinian banner in protest against a conference held in the gulf nation to promote peace between Arabs and Israelis. Bahrain's Foreign Ministry...