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Iraq: ‘Moral obligation’ to ensure justice for Yazidi and other survivors of ISIL crimes

New York: A new Iraqi law to support Yazidi women survivors of crimes committed by ISIL terrorists, represents “a watershed moment” in addressing the wrongs committed against them and other minority groups, the UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict told an event on Thursday, highlighting the need for effective reparations.

Death toll due to Islamic State attack in northern Iraq touches 12: Reports

Baghdad/UNI/Sputnik: The number of police officers killed in the Islamic State terrorist attack in Iraq's northern Kirkuk Governorate rose to 12, Shafaq News reported, citing security sources.

US military base on Iraqi-Kuwaiti border hit by rocket fire

Baghdad/UNI/Sputnik: A US military base on the Iraqi-Kuwaiti border has come under rocket fire, no people have been injured in the incident, sources said on Saturday.

Iraq: Put torture prevention laws into practice, urges Bachelet

New York: Although laws in Iraq criminalize torture and set out procedural safeguards to prevent it, a new report released on Tuesday by the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) and UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), makes clear that the practice continues in jails throughout the country.

UN chief underlines commitment to justice for Yazidis in Iraq

New York: Secretary-General António Guterres has urged the Iraqi authorities to swiftly implement a new law to assist Yazidi survivors of ISIL atrocities, the UN said on Tuesday in a statement marking seven years since the extremist group brutally targeted the religious minority and other communities.

Joe Biden announces US combat forces to leave Iraq by end of year

Washington: US President Joe Biden on Monday announced his government will formally  conclude the US combat mission in Iraq by the end of the year.

US, Iraq set to agree in withdrawal of US troops by end of this year

Washington/UNI/Sputnik: The United States and Iraq are expected to agree on the pullout of US forces by the end of 2021, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

Iraq: Bomb attack on eve of Eid al-Adha, ‘terrorism knows no bounds’

New York: Secretary-General António Guterres strongly condemned the “horrific bomb attack targeting civilians” at a busy market in the north-east of the Iraqi capital, just before the Eid al-Adha holiday.

Iraq: Fire breaks out in COVID ward, over 50 die

Nasiriya: Over 50 people died as a fire broke out in a COVID-19 isolation ward at a hospital in Iraq's Nasiriya city, media reports said on Tuesday.

Up to 20 terror suspects escape Iraqi prison: Source

Baghdad/Sputnik: Up to 20 inmates have escaped a prison in southern Iraq holding terror and drug trafficking convicts, a security source told Sputnik on Sunday.

Iraq: UN representative calls for ‘stronger protection measures’ after fatal fire in COVID hospital

New York: The UN Special Representative in Iraq expressed “shock and pain” on Sunday over a deadly accident that befell a COVID-19 hospital in Baghdad, the capital of Iraq.

New Iraqi law ‘major step’ in assisting ISIL’s female victims but more must be done

New York: A new law in Iraq provides a measure of comfort for women and girls who have survived atrocities of ISIL terrorist fighters, but more must be done, an independent UN human rights expert said on Wednesday.

US troops not stationed at Balad base in Iraq attacked Sunday night: Military Spokesman

Moscow/Sputnik: There are no US servicemen at the Balad Air Base in Iraq that came under a rocket attack on Sunday, Spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), Col. Wayne Marotto, said.

Iraqi Security Service obtains data on IS leader in Anbar Desert

Baghdad/Sputnik: Iraq has "crucial" intelligence about the current leader of the Islamic State terrorist organization (IS, banned in Russia), Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi, a spokesman for the country's counter-terrorism service, Sabah al-Numan, told Sputnik on Tuesday, adding that the service makes constant surveillance of his activities in the country's western desert areas.

In Iraq, Pope spreads message of peace, religious tolerance and humanity’s resilience

New York: Pope Francis’ historic visit to northern Iraq to hold prayers at an ancient church destroyed by ISIL “sends a clear message to the world that harmony and cohesion between the followers of all religions is the only way for the advancement and progress of humanity,” the top UN culture official has said.