Qatar will open an embassy in Baghdad, Iraq's foreign minister said on Friday, in the latest sign of improving relations between Gulf Arab countries and Iraq.
Tensions between the Sunni Muslim-ruled states of the Gulf and Iraq
Car bombs exploded in the parking lots of two heavily fortified five-star hotels in central Baghdad late on Thursday, killing at least 10 people, police and medical sources said.
A further 30 people were wounded in the blasts, whi
Islamic State poured more fighters into Ramadi as security forces and Shi'ite paramilitaries prepared to try to retake the Iraqi city, while Washington scrambled on Monday to reassure Baghdad after a US official's sharp criticism of Iraq
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,