Iraq Headlines

  • Pope invites Mideast religious leaders to Italy for peace summit

    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis has invited leaders of all Christian denominations in the Middle East to join him in Italy in July to discuss how they can help bring peace to the region, the Vatican said on Wednesday.

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  • Iraq launches production at southern gas field

    Iraq said Wednesday it had launched commercial production at its Siba gas field in the southern province of Basra in a joint venture with Kuwaiti, Turkish...

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  • In power for 15 years, Iraq's Shi'ites split ahead of crucial vote

    BASRA/NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - United in their fight against Saddam Hussein's oppression for decades, Iraq's Shi'ites have become deeply fragmented and disillusioned with their leaders after 15 years in power.

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  • In power for 15 years, Iraq's Shi'ites split ahead of crucial vote

    BASRA/NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - United in their fight against Saddam Hussein's oppression for decades, Iraq's Shi'ites have become deeply fragmented and disillusioned with their leaders after 15 years in power.

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  • Iraq’s move to rush oil bidding could deter some firms

    Iraq is opening more of its untapped oil and gas resources to foreign developers, hoping to boost revenues after its costly war with the Islamic State group, but analysts say the rushed bidding process — now timed to precede national elections — could draw a lukewarm response.

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  • Iraq's move to rush oil bidding could deter some firms

    Iraq is opening more of its untapped oil and gas resources to foreign developers, hoping to boost revenues after its costly war with the Islamic State group, but analysts say the rushed bidding process — now timed to precede national elections — could draw a lukewarm response. Last month,...

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  • In southern Iraq, drought tightens its grip

    Abu Ali carefully crank-starts a generator to pump water from a well out into his parched field in southern Iraq. There used to be no need for a well in his...

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  • A ‘post-ISIS insurgency’ is gaining steam in Iraq

    Reuters A new jihadist group called the "the White Flags" are quickly becoming a problem for the Iraqi Army, particularly in Kirkuk and Tuz Khurmatu The US-led coalition considers the group to be an offshoot of ISIS, and is targeting it for strikes in coordination with the Iraqi military. It is still a small operation, but it “reflects that not only can ISIS live on, but the alienation of Sunni populations from the Iraqi government can spawn additional post-ISIS insurgencies.” ISIS may have...

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  • Kanye West fell for the worst black Republican sales pitch there is. Here’s why.

    His drive to be regarded as an outside-the-box thinker led him to be taken in by the absurd argument that black voters are slaves on the Democratic Party plantation.

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  • In Iraq minefields, an old war leaves a menacing legacy

    BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - The Iraqis who pick over their country's old battlefields for military scrap metal and wiring have few other ways to make a living, but the task comes with enormous risks.

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  • In Iraq minefields, an old war leaves a menacing legacy

    BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - The Iraqis who pick over their country's old battlefields for military scrap metal and wiring have few other ways to make a living, but the task comes with enormous risks.

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  • In Iraq minefields, an old war leaves a menacing legacy

    By Mohammed AtiBASRA, Iraq, April 24 (Reuters) - The Iraqis who pick over their country's old battlefields for military scrap metal and wiring have few...

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  • Indonesia investigates reports top Islamic State commander killed

    JAKARTA/MANILA (Reuters) - Indonesia is investigating reports from Islamic State supporters that the most senior Southeast Asian commander of the militant group was killed by U.S. air strikes in eastern Syria last week, counter-terrorism officials said.

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  • ‘UnREAL’ Shames Veteran: 'Military Took Your Humanity, Made You All Killers'

    In a particularly distasteful storyline involving a war veteran, Lifetime’s UnREAL cynically used a soldier’s service in Iraq to win the affection of the bachelorette, aka suitress, in the fictional dating show Everlasting. One of his rival contestants is a liberal pacifist, so the producers of the show decide to exploit the veteran’s story and pit the two against each other as a rating winner.

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  • In Iraq, ex-sports stars seek to shake up politics

    In the sweltering heat of Mexico '86, Ahmed Radhi and Basil Gorgis pulled on the same jerseys to represent Iraq's football team in its sole World Cup...

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  • I took portraits of combat-tested soldiers at Fort Bliss — and they told me their incredible stories

    FORT BLISS, Texas — I wanted to ask the soldiers about their stories. I wanted to ask them why they joined the service, if and where they had been deployed, what their experiences were like overseas, what it was like coming home, and more.  But it was difficult. I only had a few chances to speak to individual soldiers in-depth as I toured a number of different weapons systems during my trip to Fort Bliss. The conversations were sometimes difficult. "I feel like a d--k for asking those...

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  • Trump's revenge: U.S. oil floods Europe, hurting OPEC and Russia

    MOSCOW/LONDON (Reuters) - As OPEC's efforts to balance the oil market bear fruit, U.S. producers are reaping the benefits - and flooding Europe with a record amount of crude.

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