• iraqi pm vows to clear islamic state from country this year

    Iraqi PM vows to clear Islamic State from country this year

    World | February 13, 2016 8:41 IST

    Munich: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi vowed on Friday that Iraqi security forces would clear terrorists of the Islamic State militants in his country this year.Addressing audience at the Munich Security Conference, Al-Abadi said Iraqi

  • us sending 2 000 anti tank weapons to iraq

    US sending 2,000 anti-tank weapons to Iraq

    World | May 22, 2015 12:39 IST

    Washington:The US Defence Department will send 2,000 anti-tank weapons to Iraq to help in the fight against the  Islamic State (IS) terror group.The weapons will arrive as early as next week, department spokesman Steve Warren

  • iraqi forces recapture government headquarter in key city

    Iraqi forces recapture government headquarter in key city

    World | March 31, 2015 19:37 IST

    Baghdad: Iraqi security forces on Tuesday retook control of Salahudin's provincial government compound and several presidential palaces from the Islamic State (IS) militants in the provincial capital city of Tikrit, a security source said.The troops,

  • receiving balanced assistance from us and iran says iraq

    Receiving 'balanced assistance' from US and Iran, says Iraq

    World | March 10, 2015 9:38 IST

    Baghdad:Iraq has said that the country is receiving "balanced assistance" from the US and Iran in its fight against the Islamic State (IS) militant group."We are in a state of war... and there is a

  • iraq officials multiple baghdad bombings kill 37 wound 86

    Iraq officials: Multiple Baghdad bombings kill 37, wound 86

    World | February 07, 2015 19:24 IST

    Baghdad: A series of bombings in the Iraqi capital today killed more than three dozen people hours before the city's longtime curfew was set to come to an end.  The deadliest attack happened in the

  • australian pm tony abott makes unannounced trip to iraq

    Australian PM Tony Abott makes unannounced trip to Iraq

    World | January 05, 2015 11:49 IST

    Baghdad: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott made an unannounced visit Sunday to Baghdad, meeting with top officials to discuss ways his country can aid Iraqi forces in their fight against the Islamic State group.Abbott and

  • iraqi pm designate haider al abadi calls for unity

    Iraqi PM-designate Haider al-Abadi calls for unity

    World | August 13, 2014 10:59 IST

    Baghdad: Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi urged Iraqis to stand united in fight against the jihadists, while controversial incumbent Premier Nuri al-Maliki still refused to say whether he is willing to step down to put an

  • barack obama urges iraqi pm designate to form inclusive

    Barack Obama urges Iraqi PM-designate to form inclusive government

    World | August 12, 2014 9:20 IST

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Monday urged Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi to form an inclusive cabinet as quickly as possible."Earlier today (Monday), Vice President (Joe) Biden and I called Dr. Abadi to congratulate