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Iraqi PM heads to Saudi Arabia, Iran for new dialogue

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s caretaker prime minister arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, his office said, on a visit that an official said aimed at reactivating Baghdad-mediated talks between the kingdom a...

Iraq parliament swears in new members after walkout of 73

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s Parliament swore in new lawmakers on Thursday, replacing 73 legislators who resigned collectively earlier this month amid a prolonged political impasse over the formation of the ...

Senior IS leader captured in US-led military raid in Syria

BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S.-led coalition forces captured a senior leader of the extremist Islamic State group in a military operation in northern Syria on Thursday, the coalition said. In a...

Iraqi leaders vow to move ahead after dozens quit parliament

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi leaders vowed Monday to move forward with efforts to form a government following the shocking resignation of 73 lawmakers from parliament during a prolonged political impasse. ...

Lawmakers from Iraq's biggest bloc resign amid impasse

BAGHDAD (AP) — Dozens of lawmakers who make up the biggest bloc in Iraq's parliament resigned on Sunday amid a prolonged political impasse, plunging the divided nation into political uncertainty. ...

5 missiles hit Iraqi base hosting US troops; no casualties

BAGHDAD (AP) — At least five missiles hit a sprawling Iraqi army base hosting U.S. troops in the country's western desert Monday, two Iraqi security officials said. The officials sa...

Iraqi lawmakers fail to elect president for a second time

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi lawmakers failed for a second time on Saturday to select a head of state, further deepening a political crisis spurred by infighting following federal elections five months ago. ...

Iraqi Kurdish oil tycoon's home in ruins after Iran strike

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Once a lavish mansion, the sprawling home of an Iraqi Kurdish oil tycoon was laid to waste in a barrage of missiles that struck near a U.S. consulate complex in the northern Iraqi c...

Iran claims missile barrage near US consulate in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iran has claimed responsibility for a missile barrage that struck early Sunday near a sprawling U.S. consulate complex in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil, saying it was retaliation for...

Iraq court bars veteran Kurdish politician from presidency

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s top court banned a veteran Kurdish politician from the country's presidency on Sunday, citing lingering corruption allegations. Hoshyar Zebari, a former foreign...

Iraqi lawmakers fail to elect new president amid boycott

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi lawmakers failed to elect a new head of state Monday, as key factions foiled the attempt by boycotting the parliament session. A two-thirds quorum of the legisl...

Iraqi airstrikes kill 9 IS militants, including 4 Lebanese

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi airstrikes killed nine suspected Islamic State fighters, including four Lebanese, in retaliation for an IS attack on Iraqi army barracks earlier this month, officials said Sunday....

Kuwait suspends Iraq flights after Baghdad airport attack

BAGHDAD (AP) — Kuwait suspended flights to Iraq for a week starting Sunday citing security fears after a rocket attack targeted Baghdad international airport. Iraqi authorities, meanwhile, announced a...

Iraqi army: Rockets hit Baghdad airport, damage two planes

BAGHDAD (AP) — Six rockets struck Baghdad's international airport facility on Friday, damaging two commercial planes but causing no casualties, Iraq's military said in a statement. ...

Iraqi officials: 4 rockets target US Embassy in Baghdad

BAGHDAD (AP) — At least four rockets targeted the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone on Thursday, two Iraqi security officials said. The area is home to diplomatic missions and the...