Islamic State seized full control of the historic city of Palmyra in central Syria on Thursday, just days after it captured a provincial capital in neighbouring Iraq, suggesting momentum is building for the ultra-hardline group.
The owners of Zain Iraq, the country's biggest mobile phone operator by subscribers, aim to sell 25 per cent of the company's shares after it joins Baghdad's bourse, parent firm Zain said on Tuesday.
Iraq's three m
Shi'ite paramilitaries were preparing to deploy to Iraq's western province of Anbar on Monday after Islamic State militants overran the provincial capital Ramadi in the biggest defeat for the Baghdad government since last summer.
Iraq's Kurdistan region received a $455 million budget payment from Baghdad for March, proof the national government honours a deal over the Kurds' oil policies, the country's finance minister said on Thursday.
Dubai-based Emirates will restart passenger flights to Baghdad, Iraq, from March 1.
The airline, which suspended operations to the capital on January 26, will again operate with six weekly flights to Baghdad, served by an A330-200 aircr
A deal aimed at resolving a dispute between Baghdad and Kurdish regional authorities over crude oil exports looked fragile with the semi-autonomous region's Prime Minister threatening to withhold exports.
Both sides reaffirmed their
At least 34 people were killed in three bombings around Baghdad on Saturday, police said, hours before the government was due to lift a long-standing night-time curfew on the capital.
At least 50 people were wounded in the blasts,
Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air will resume flights to and from Baghdad tomorrow (February 7).
Flights were suspended on January 26 due to safety and security concerns after a Flydubai aircraft was shot at while coming i
Turkish Airlines and Lebanon's Middle East Airlines (MEA) resumed flights to Baghdad on Thursday after halting them earlier in the week when bullets hit a plane as it was landing in the Iraqi capital.
Samir Kubba, the head of
Bahrain’s national carrier cancelled its flight to Baghdad yesterday (January 27) after a Flydubai plane, carrying 154 passengers, was shot at while landing in the Iraqi capital.
Gulf Air is 'monitoring' the securit