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Death toll from last month's IS bombing in Iraq rises to 92

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:39:37 GMT2016-12-03T08:39:37Z

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials say the death toll from a Nov. 24 suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group has risen to 92, including about 40 Iranians....



Ruins of homes in Kirkuk a sign of divisions to come in Iraq

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 07:39:15 GMT2016-12-03T07:39:15Z

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- All along the street, houses have been reduced to rubble in the central Iraqi city of Kirkuk. The work of Kurdish security forces retaliating against Sunni Arabs after a recent Islamic State group attack, residents say....



Empowered Shiite militias poised to dominate key Iraq town

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:57:30 GMT2016-12-02T14:57:30Z

AIN AL-JEHESH, Iraq (AP) -- On the road to Tal Afar, an Iraqi city near Syria that's been key to sectarian catastrophes in both countries over the past decade, a mosaic of rag-tag troops advancing against Islamic State militants have one symbol in common....



Iraq hopes OPEC deal will help cover its massive war costs

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:02:46 GMT2016-12-01T17:02:46Z

BAGHDAD (AP) -- The government of Iraq is hoping that a new OPEC deal will help the war-weary country generate enough revenue to help pay for its costly, 2-year-old fight against the Islamic State group....



Iraq's special forces control 19 Mosul neighborhoods

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:43:38 GMT2016-11-30T18:43:38Z

AL-QASR, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi special forces fighting Islamic State militants on the eastern side of Mosul have retaken 19 neighborhoods from the extremist group since the battle for the city began last month, a senior Iraqi commander said on Wednesday....



Iraq prime minister says his country will cut oil production

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:57:56 GMT2016-11-29T13:57:56Z

Iraq's prime minister says his country will agree to cut its own oil production as part of a plan by OPEC to push crude prices higher....



Key quotes of AP's interview with Iraq's prime minister

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:42:14 GMT2016-11-29T13:42:14Z

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's prime minister Haider al-Abadi says Islamic State militants lack the courage to put up long-term resistance to his government's campaign to retake Mosul, despite unleashing hundreds of car bombs that have killed and maimed Iraqi soldiers and civilians. He tells The Associated Press in an interview Monday that Mosul is completely encircled and that the speed with which the area has been secured surpassed his expectations....



Full transcript of the AP's interview with Iraq's PM

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 09:46:38 GMT2016-11-29T09:46:38Z

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Following is a full transcript of The Associated Press interview with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad:...



AP Interview: Iraqi leader predicts IS collapse in Mosul

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 05:36:58 GMT2016-11-29T05:36:58Z

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says Islamic State group fighters lack the courage to put up long-term resistance in Mosul, despite unleashing hundreds of car bombs that have killed and maimed Iraqi soldiers and civilians as the fight for Iraq's second-largest city appears set to extend well into next year....



In drawn-out battle of Mosul, limits of Iraqi military show

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 22:46:30 GMT2016-11-28T22:46:30Z

BAGHDAD (AP) -- When Iraq's top generals finalized the plan to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group, they gave themselves six months to finish the job....