Mosul: aid workers remove bodies a year on
Corpses still fill the streets of Mosul, Iraq, a year after the battle between Iraqi troops and “IS”. Aid workers are removing them because no one else seems willing to.
$88 billion needed to rebuild Iraq
Centre-right daily Le Figaro analyses the "colossal" challenges in rebuilding Iraq after years of war.
Iraqi PM declares country Islamic State-free
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Saturday (December 9) that Iraqi forces had driven the last remnants of Islamic State from the country, three years after the militant group captured about a third of Iraq's territory.
Macron calls on Iraq to dismantle militia
French President Emmanuel Macron is calling for Iraq to break-up all of its militias, including government sanctioned groups, following a meeting with Iraqi Kurdish leaders in Paris.
Iraqi army clears Al-Qaim after recapture from Islamic State
Iraq's elite forces of counter-terrorism service begin clearing the Al-Qaim from the grips of Islamic State.
Iraq and Syria take last major towns from 'Islamic State'
The "Islamic State" terrorist group has lost control of the two last major towns in its grip in Syria and Iraq. The militants are now left fighting for a final patch of territory inside Syria and in desert regions along the Iraq-Syria border.
Tillerson pushes for closer ties between Saudi Arabia, Iraq
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday in Riyadh that the growing relationship between Saudi Arabia and Iraq was "vital" to bolstering the collective security, cooperation in the fight against Islamic State and prosperity between the U.S. and both countries.
Iraqi Kurds defy calls not to hold independence vote
Kurdish leaders in Iraq are under increasing pressure not to hold a referendum on Kurdish independence.
Suicide attacks kill 60 in southern Iraq
Three suicide attacks claimed by Islamic State killed at least 60 people in southern Iraq on Thursday, a health official and police sources said, suggesting a shift in the ultra-hardline group’s tactics since it lost control of its stronghold in Mosul.