Gulf Times - Iraq
Call for Iran-US talks in either Iraq or Qatar

Call for Iran-US talks in either Iraq or Qatar

A senior Iranian legislator has called for the United States and Iran to hold talks in Iraq or Qatar to defuse tensions amid a US military build-up in the Gulf.

Iraq close to signing $53bn deal with Exxon, PetroChina; denies Iran link

Iraq close to signing $53bn deal with Exxon, PetroChina; denies Iran link

Iraq is close to signing a $53bn, 30-year energy agreement with Exxon Mobil and PetroChina, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday, denying any link between the mega-project and US permission for Iraq ...

Gunmen kill three policemen near Iraq's Kirkuk

Gunmen kill three policemen near Iraq's Kirkuk

Gunmen killed three Iraqi policemen during an attack on a guard post near the city of Kirkuk late on Monday, officials said.

Iraqi premier warns IS weakened, not defeated

Iraqi premier warns IS weakened, not defeated

Iraqi Premier Adel Abdel Mahdi said Tuesday the Islamic State group had been militarily weakened but not defeated, as the recent deadly Sri Lanka bombings had shown.

Turkey arrests 22 Syrians, Iraqis over suspected Islamic State links

Turkey arrests 22 Syrians, Iraqis over suspected Islamic State links

Turkish police arrested 22 Syrian and Iraqi nationals in a series of raids over suspicions of their links to the Islamic State terrorist group, state news agency Anadolu reported.

Iraq moves to ban online game PUBG for 'inciting violence'

Iraq moves to ban online game PUBG for 'inciting violence'

Iraq's parliament on Wednesday voted unanimously to ban the popular but brutal online game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds for ‘inciting violence’ in the war-torn country.

Syria Kurds return 25 Yazidis freed from IS to Iraq

Syria Kurds return 25 Yazidis freed from IS to Iraq

Syrian Kurds on Saturday repatriated 25 women and children from Iraq's Yazidi minority after freeing them during the final push against the Islamic State group, a local official said.

Iran leader urges Iraq to demand US withdraw troops

Iran leader urges Iraq to demand US withdraw troops

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called on Iraq to demand US troops leave "as soon as possible", warning that Washington is plotting to remove the Iraqi government.

Iraq resumes southern oil exports after stoppage

Iraq resumes southern oil exports after stoppage

Iraq's southern oil exports have resumed after a stoppage caused by bad weather, with tankers loading as usual, oil officials said on Wednesday.

Iraqi parliament sacks governor after deadly ferry sinking

Iraqi parliament sacks governor after deadly ferry sinking

The Iraqi parliament on Sunday voted to sack a provincial governor over alleged corruption and negligence, days after a ferry boat sank near the northern city of Mosul, killing more than 100 people.

At least 71 people killed in ferry sinking in northern Iraq

At least 71 people killed in ferry sinking in northern Iraq

At least 71 people died Thursday in northern Iraq when the ferry boat they were on sank, a security official said, as rescue operations were ongoing in the Tigris River's fast-flowing waters.

Iraqi companies urged to set up industrial projects in Qatar

Iraqi companies urged to set up industrial projects in Qatar

HE the Minister of Commerce and Industry Ali bin Ahmed al-Kuwari has urged Iraqi companies to set up industrial projects in various sectors in Qatar, particularly in food and pharmaceuticals.