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Photo: © lapresse.ca Jihadists 'shave beards' as pressure builds on Mosul With pressure building on the 10th day of the Mosul assault, Western defence chiefs were already looking ahead to the next target -- IS's other major stronghold of Raqa in Syria.
27 октября 2016
Iran president calls on Muslims to punish Saudi 'crimes' Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called Wednesday on the Muslim world to unite and punish the Saudi government.
07 сентября 2016
Germany puts refugees to work... for one euro With a spoon and spatula in hand an Iraqi refugee lifts the lid on a large pot filled with goulash and potatoes as he begins his shift.
16 мая 2016
US warns of 'catastrophic' Mosul dam collapse The United States urges governments to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe of epic proportions from the collapse of Iraq's Mosul dam.
10 марта 2016
Canada to send more military trainers to Iraq: Trudeau Canada will send more military trainers to Iraq to drill local troops combatting the Islamic State group, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, while remaining committed to pulling out its fighter jets.
18 ноября 2015
World would be better place if Saddam, Kadhafi still in power: Trump The world would be a better place if dictators such as Saddam Hussein and Moamer Kadhafi were still in power, top Republican US presidential hopeful Donald Trump said in comments aired.
26 октября 2015
Obama names new envoy for troubled anti-IS campaign President Barack Obama on Friday tapped veteran Iraq expert Brett McGurk to coordinate the troubled US campaign against the Islamic State group.
24 октября 2015
Iraq PM opens Baghdad Green Zone to traffic Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced that Baghdad's "Green Zone" was open to the public for the first time in 12 years, albeit with many remaining restrictions.
05 октября 2015
Australian PM says IS militants worse than Nazis Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was slammed by Jewish groups after saying that Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria were worse than Nazis.
03 сентября 2015
IS truck bomb kills at least 54 in Baghdad market A truck bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 54 people in a Shiite-majority area of Baghdad, the deadliest single attack in Iraq's capital in months.
14 августа 2015
Iraq PM sacks senior cabinet official: statement Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has sacked a senior cabinet official who was a close aide to his predecessor and rival Nuri al-Maliki.
13 августа 2015
Iraq parliament approves PM's anti-corruption plan Iraq's parliament unanimously approved Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's reform programme aimed at curbing the corruption and government waste.
12 августа 2015
Iraq PM rolls out sweeping reforms after protests Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi proposed scrapping top government posts and curbing privileges in an ambitious reform drive sparked by swelling popular anger over corruption and poor governance.
10 августа 2015
Thousands of Iraqis protest corruption, poor services Thousands of Iraqis vented their anger Friday at rampant corruption and abysmal electricity services as the country's first protest movement in years increased pressure for officials to be held accountable.
08 августа 2015
©REUTERS Number of people joining ISIS is decreasing: Kazakh political scientist Yerlan Karin According to Kazakhstan’s political scientist Yerlan Karin, the number of fighters that the ISIS or Daish, its Arabic acronym, is luring has been decreasing.
30 июля 2015
UNESCO chief warns about jihadist 'culture cleansing' The head of the UN cultural organisation called for a campaign against the "culture cleansing" being carried out by Islamic State jihadists.
02 июля 2015
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. ©REUTERS Iraq PM 'retires' army chief of staff: spokesman Iraqi premier Haider al-Abadi has "retired" the army's chief of staff, the most senior officer removed since jihadists overran large parts of the country last year.
30 июня 2015
Obama poised to send more troops to train Iraqis President Barack Obama appears poised to approve the deployment of hundreds more US training personnel to Iraq, in a bid to reverse gains by the Islamic State group.
10 июня 2015
Obama says US not losing against Islamic State US President Barack Obama has described the loss of key Iraqi territory to Islamic State as a tactical setback, while insisting the war against the jihadist group is not being lost.
22 мая 2015
UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova. ©RIA Novosti UN peacekeepers must protect cultural sites: UNESCO chief UN culture chief Irina Bokova urged the Security Council to task peacekeepers with protecting cultural sites and to help prosecute those who destroy historical treasures.
28 апреля 2015

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