Iraq summit brings together rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran
BAGHDAD (AP) — A summit organized by Iraq brought together regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran on Saturday as part of a broader effort by Iraqi leaders to fashion the country's image as a friend...
After IS war, Iraq seeks to reclaim status in Arab world
BAGHDAD (AP) — After decades of conflict, Iraq is seeking to reclaim a leadership role and status in the Arab world with a centrist policy and a determination among the country's top leaders to...
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's president said Friday he does not see any "serious" opposition to the presence of American forces in Iraq, provided they continue to be there specifically to assist Iraqi...
Iraqi president hits back at Trump over US army presence
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's president hit back at Donald Trump Monday for saying U.S. troops should stay in Iraq to keep an eye on neighboring Iran, saying the U.S. leader did not ask for Iraq's permission to do so.
"We find these comments strange," said Barham Salih, speaking at a forum in Baghdad.
Turkey, Iraq to deepen support against terror groups
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president has reaffirmed support for Iraq's reconstruction following the end of the fight against the Islamic State group and said the two countries would deepen cooperation against terror groups.
Speaking at a joint news conference with Iraq's newly elected president Thursday, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would help Iraq rebuild areas harmed by the conflict and support the country's infrastructure and development projects.
Nobel laureate returns to Iraq, pledges to work for peace
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi activist Nadia Murad met her country's president in Baghdad on Wednesday after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for her advocacy on behalf of victims of wartime sexual violence.
Murad, a member of Iraq's Yazidi minority, was among thousands of women and girls who were captured and forced into sexual slavery by Islamic State militants in 2014. She became an activist on behalf of women and girls after escaping and finding refuge in Germany.
Iraq’s president meets Saudi king after visiting rival Iran
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman received Iraq's president in Riyadh on Sunday, a day after the Iraqi official visited the kingdom's rival, Iran.
Barham Salih's back-to-back visits to Iran and Saudi Arabia reflect the delicate balance Iraq seeks to maintain in a region where its two powerful neighbors are battling for supremacy.
Iraq’s president visits Iran weeks after US renews sanctions
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iraq's President Barham Salih began a visit to Iran on Saturday, where he pledged to improve relations less than two weeks after the United States restored oil sanctions that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal.
Turkey to reopen its consulates in Iraq’s Basra and Mosul
BAGHDAD (AP) — Turkey's foreign minister says his country will reopen its consulates in the Iraqi cities of Basra and Mosul and pursue deeper economic and commercial ties with its neighbor.
Mevlut Cavusoglu visited Iraq on Thursday to meet with newly appointed President Barham Salih and Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi. Turkey exported more than $9 billion in goods to Iraq in 2017.
Iraq’s president takes office, independent tapped as PM
BAGHDAD (AP) — A veteran Kurdish politician assumed office on Wednesday as Iraq's new president after tapping an independent Shiite politician for the post of prime minister, ending nearly five months of political deadlock.
Iraq tasks Shiite independent with forming new government
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's new president has tasked veteran Shiite politician Adel Abdul-Mahdi with forming a new government nearly five months after national elections were held, state TV reported late Tuesday.
The Latest: Shiite independent tapped to be next Iraqi PM
BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on Iraq's election of a new president, a step toward forming a new government following May elections (all times local):
Iraq's new president has tasked veteran Shiite politician Adel Abdul-Mahdi with forming a new government nearly five months after national elections were held.
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