Gulf Times - Baghdad
Kurds offer to suspend independence vote, seek talks with Baghdad

Kurds offer to suspend independence vote, seek talks with Baghdad

Kurdish authorities in Iraq offered on Wednesday to put an independence drive on hold, stepping up efforts to resolve a crisis in relations with Baghdad via dialogue rather than military means.

Iraqi Kurds shrug off threats to stage referendum

Iraqi Kurds shrug off threats to stage referendum

The vote, expected to deliver a comfortable "yes" for independence, is not binding. However, it is designed to give Massoud Barzani a mandate to negotiate the secession.

Iraqi Kurdish referendum 'historic mistake': Turkey

Iraqi Kurdish referendum 'historic mistake': Turkey

Turkey on Thursday welcomed an Iraqi parliament move to reject a referendum on Kurdish independence.

Suicide bombers kill 7 in attack on Iraq power plant

Suicide bombers kill 7 in attack on Iraq power plant

Wearing military uniforms and armed with grenades, three attackers entered the facility in Samarra, said General Qassem al-Tamimi, head of a police unit charged with protecting vital installations.

IS-claimed car bomb kills 11 in Baghdad market

IS-claimed car bomb kills 11 in Baghdad market

A car bomb exploded in a market in the Iraqi capital's Shia-majority district of Sadr City on Monday, killing 11 people and wounding 26, security officials and medical sources said.

IS suicide bombers kill 7 Iraqi security personnel

IS suicide bombers kill 7 Iraqi security personnel

Islamic State group suicide bombers killed seven members of Iraq's security forces in an attack on an Iraqi police and army base Wednesday in Baiji, north of Baghdad, the interior ministry and a local official said.

Woman suicide bomber kills at least 30 in Iraqi market

Woman suicide bomber kills at least 30 in Iraqi market

A woman suicide bomber killed at least 31 people and wounded 35 in a crowded market in the town of Musayab, 80 km (50 miles) south of Baghdad, on Friday, security sources said.

At least 27 dead in Baghdad bombings: officials

At least 27 dead in Baghdad bombings: officials

At least 27 people were killed and more than 100 wounded in two bombings in Baghdad, security and medical officials said on Tuesday.

IS-claimed suicide bombings kill 35 in Iraq: officials

IS-claimed suicide bombings kill 35 in Iraq: officials

Suicide bombings at checkpoints in Baghdad and south Iraq claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 35 people and wounded dozens more, officials said on Saturday.

Hundreds flee Mosul as others return to liberated areas

Hundreds flee Mosul as others return to liberated areas

Heavy two-way traffic of carts carrying children, clothes, and the elderly crowded the main Baghdad-Mosul road on Sunday as hundreds of Iraqis fled heavy fighting or made their way back to areas liberated from Islamic State.

Qatari hunting party kidnapped in Iraq freed: ministry

Qatari hunting party kidnapped in Iraq freed: ministry

A Qatari hunting party kidnapped in southern Iraq in 2015 has been freed and was being handed over to a Qatari delegation in Baghdad on Friday, a senior interior ministry official said.

14 dead in IS truck bomb at Baghdad checkpoint

14 dead in IS truck bomb at Baghdad checkpoint

At least 14 people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle at an entrance to Baghdad, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group, officials said Thursday.