Gulf Times - Iraq
Iraqi Shia paramilitary leader withdraws candidacy for PM

Iraqi Shia paramilitary leader withdraws candidacy for PM

Shia militia leader Hadi al-Amiri, one of the most powerful figures in Iraq, withdrew his candidacy for prime minister on Tuesday.

Germany committed to Iraq, defence minister says during Baghdad talks

Germany committed to Iraq, defence minister says during Baghdad talks

Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Sunday underlined Germany's long-term commitment to helping rebuild Iraq as she met with her Iraqi counterpart Irfan al-Hayali in Baghdad to discuss the German army's deployment in his country.

Five killed as car bomb hits diners in Iraq

Five killed as car bomb hits diners in Iraq

Suspected Islamic State group members planted the bomb in a pickup left outside the restaurant by an important highway in Hajjaj.

Basra airport targeted by rocket fire as violent protests grip Iraq

Basra airport targeted by rocket fire as violent protests grip Iraq

Iraqi security sources said three Katyusha rockets fired by unknown assailants had hit the perimeter of the airport, although no damage or casualties had been reported.

Iraqi protesters set fire to government buildings in Basra

Iraqi protesters set fire to government buildings in Basra

.Iraqi protesters set fire to several government buildings in the southern city of Basra on Thursday after authorities cancelled a proposed curfew that was aimed at quelling demonstrations.

One protester dead, 25 injured in Basra clashes

One protester dead, 25 injured in Basra clashes

One protester died and 25 more were injured during violent clashes on with security forces on Wednesday night in Iraq's southern oil hub Basra, local health and security sources said.

UN's Iraq envoy calls for calm after bloody day in Basra

UN's Iraq envoy calls for calm after bloody day in Basra

The United Nations envoy to Iraq called Wednesday for "calm" in Basra, after six died in the bloodiest day of protests over poor public services in the southern city.

Protester killed in Basra during clashes with security forces

Protester killed in Basra during clashes with security forces

A protester has died and six more were wounded in clashes with security forces in Iraq's southern oil hub Basra on Monday night, local health and security sources said.

Rivals jostle for power as Iraq parliament meets

Rivals jostle for power as Iraq parliament meets

Iraqi lawmakers convened on Monday with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and a populist cleric together seeking to form a government and sideline pro-Iran rivals.

Police disperse protesters at entrance to Iraqi oilfield

Police disperse protesters at entrance to Iraqi oilfield

Officials at the field in the southern oil hub of Basra said operations were running normally.

Iraq sending team to US to seek deal on transactions with Iran -PM

Iraq sending team to US to seek deal on transactions with Iran -PM

Iraq will send a delegation to the United States seeking an agreement on financial transactions with Iran following Washington's reimposition of sanctions on Tehran, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday.

Turkey's Erdogan says will bring safety and peace to Syria, Iraq

Turkey's Erdogan says will bring safety and peace to Syria, Iraq

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan vowed on Sunday to bring peace and safety to Iraq and areas in Syria not under Turkish control and said terrorist organisations in those areas would be eliminated.