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Iraq marks one year since 'victory' against IS

Baghdad - Iraq's premier on Monday marked a year since his country declared victory against the Islamic State group by pledging to fight corruption next, even as he faces a political crisis within his government.

Nadia Murad: from jihadists' captive to Nobel winner

Baghdad - Nadia Murad survived the worst of the cruelties and brutality inflicted on her people, the Yazidis of Iraq, by the Islamic State group before becoming a global champion of their cause and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

Iraq celebrates one year since 'victory' against IS

Baghdad - Iraq's premier Monday marked a year since his country announced victory against the Islamic State group by pledging to root out corruption and ensure hundreds of thousands of displaced return home.

A year after IS defeat, Iraq in throes of political crisis

Baghdad - A year since Iraq announced "victory" over the Islamic State group, the country finds itself in the throes of political and economic crises left unresolved during the long battle against jihadists.

With the jihadists gone, booze is back in Iraq's Mosul

Mosul - Rows of yellow-labelled whiskey bottles sit alongside imported French wines, while cans of Korean beer chill in the fridge: with Iraq's Mosul free of jihadists, the booze is back.

Iraq seeks power revamp to head off sanctions, protests

Baghdad - Iraq's broken electricity sector is planning a long-awaited overhaul to both meet US pressure to halt Iranian power imports and head off summertime protests over chronic cuts.

Partial reopening of Baghdad's Green Zone delayed: official

Baghdad - The partial reopening of Baghdad's high-security Green Zone to through traffic, planned for Sunday, has been postponed for several days, a government official said.

After years of silence, music fills streets of Iraq's Mosul

Mosul - For centuries, it was a magnet for artists across the region and churned out Iraq's best musicians -- but recent years saw Mosul suffer a devastating musical purge.

With sufi rituals and sweets, Muslims mark prophet's birthday

Ad Diwaniyah - From sufis in Iraqi Kurdistan shaking their hair to rhythmic drumbeats, to Libyan children receiving toys and Egyptians swapping sweets -- Muslims across the world celebrated Prophet Mohammed's birthday on Tuesday.

In Iraq, bloody tribal custom now classed as 'terrorism'

Baghdad - A bloody, age-old custom used by Iraq's powerful tribes to mete out justice has come under fire, with authorities classifying it as a "terrorist act" punishable by death.

Shaken by car bomb, Mosul fears return of IS nightmares

Mosul - A deadly car bomb in Iraq's Mosul, the first since the city was recaptured from jihadists, has left residents shaken and terrified that past nightmares are returning to haunt them.

Three dead in first car bomb in Mosul since IS ouster: officials

Mosul - A car bomb killed three people in Iraq's Mosul on Thursday, medical and security officials said, the first such attack since jihadists were ousted from the city last year.

More than 200 mass graves found in former IS territory in Iraq: UN

Baghdad - More than 200 mass graves containing up to 12,000 victims have been found so far in Iraq that could hold vital evidence of war crimes by the Islamic State group, the UN said Tuesday.

IS left behind more than 200 mass graves in Iraq: UN

Baghdad - The Islamic State group left behind more than 200 mass graves in Iraq containing up to 12,000 victims that could hold vital evidence of war crimes, the UN said Tuesday.

IS kills 3 Iraq village chiefs in a week: officials

Kirkuk - Jihadists have killed three village chiefs in less than a week in Iraq's restive north, local officials said Saturday, as the targeting of state representatives escalates.

Millions mark Shiite religious festival in Iraq's Karbala

Karbala - Over 13 million Shiite pilgrims crowded Iraq's holy city of Karbala Tuesday to mark the annual Arbaeen commemoration, under tight security less than a year after the country declared victory over the Islamic State group.

Iraq cabinet holds first post-Saddam meeting outside Green Zone

Baghdad - Iraq's cabinet met Thursday for the first time outside the Green Zone, the fortified Baghdad district set up 15 years ago in the wake of the US invasion.

Barzani makes comeback on both Kurd, Iraq fronts

Sulaimania - A year after a disastrous independence vote he had championed in Iraqi Kurdistan, veteran leader Massud Barzani has made a strong comeback both on the home front and in Baghdad.

PM-designate asks Iraqis to apply online for cabinet

Baghdad - Iraq's prime minister designate Adel Abdel Mahdi launched a website on Tuesday to allow candidates to apply for a ministerial position online as he struggles to form a government.

Nobel for Nadia Murad 'honour for all Iraqis': president

Baghdad - New Iraqi President Barham Saleh Friday hailed the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to a Yazidi, Nadia Murad, calling it "an honour for all Iraqis who fought terrorism and bigotry".
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