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Iraq top court declares Kurd referendum unconstitutional

Iraq top court declares Kurd referendum unconstitutional

Iraq's supreme court on Monday declared that September's referendum on independence in the autonomous Kurdish areas in the north of the country was unconstitutional.

100,000 homeless, 30,000 buildings destroyed in Iran quake

100,000 homeless, 30,000 buildings destroyed in Iran quake

The western Iranian province of Kermanshah was hardest hit by the earthquake, which struck in a remote mountainous region of Iraq.

Iraqi forces recapture last Islamic State-held town

Iraqi forces recapture last Islamic State-held town

Iraqi forces captured the border town of Rawa, the last remaining town under Islamic State control, on Friday, signalling the complete defeat of the group's self-proclaimed caliphate.

Qatar remains unchanged despite blockade : Sheikha Moza

Qatar remains unchanged despite blockade : Sheikha Moza

The QF chairperson pointed out that “It is a world where objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief."

Abadi says Iraq to act soon over border areas in stand-off with Kurds

Abadi says Iraq to act soon over border areas in stand-off with Kurds

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, seeking to up the pressure in a stand-off with Iraq's Kurdish region, said on Tuesday he would act soon over border areas under Kurdish control but predicted his government's forces would regain them without violence.

Iran pledges swift aid after major quake kills 400

Iran pledges swift aid after major quake kills 400

Iranian authorities scrambled on Tuesday to bring help to thousands of people left homeless by a major quake that killed more than 400 people.

Iraq targets 1 million bpd output for Kirkuk oilfields

Iraq targets 1 million bpd output for Kirkuk oilfields

Iraq aims to double the output of oilfields in the northern province of Kirkuk retaken from the Kurds to one million barrels per day (bpd), Oil Minister Jabbar al-Luaybi said on Monday.

Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing more than 300

Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing more than 300

More than 300 people were killed in Iran when a magnitude 7.3 earthquake jolted the country on Sunday, state media said, and rescuers were searching for dozens trapped under rubble in the mountainous area. At least six have died in Iraq as well.

Strong quake hits Iran-Iraq border, 13 dead

Strong quake hits Iran-Iraq border, 13 dead

A strong earthquake that shook the Iran-Iraq border region yesterday killed at least 13 people, authorities and state media in the two countries said.

Iraq helicopter crash kills three

Iraq helicopter crash kills three

An Iraqi army helicopter crashed Sunday south of Baghdad during a training exercise killing all three crew members due to a technical problem, military officials said.

Mass graves holding '400 IS victims' found in Iraq

Mass graves holding '400 IS victims' found in Iraq

Mass graves containing at least 400 suspected Islamic State group victims have been found near the former jihadist bastion of Hawija in northern Iraq, the regional governor said Saturday.

Iraq forces seize villages in last IS-held pocket

Iraq forces seize villages in last IS-held pocket

Iraqi forces seized several villages from the Islamic State group on Saturday in an operation to retake the last pocket of jihadist-held territory in the country, the operation's commander said.