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UN envoy urges dialogue to end political impasse in Iraq

New York: The absence of a functioning government in Iraq one year after elections were held is hard to justify, the top UN official in the country said on Tuesday, urging political leaders to put aside their differences for the common good.

Iraq: Over 17 people injured in clashes between protesters and police in Baghdad

Baghdad: More than 17 people were injured on Saturday as result of skirmishes between protesters and police in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, Iraqi broadcaster Al Sumaria reported, citing sources.

With help, Iraq’s spirit of hope, forward-looking youths can keep nascent democracy on track, Prime Minister says

New York: Iraq represents a living example of how hope prevails over seemingly impossible odds, especially conflict and political crises, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi told the UN General Assembly on Friday, and while the nascent democracy still needed international support, it is looking to its younger generations to keep the spirit of hope and courage alive.

‘Very survival’ of Iraqi State at risk, UN mission warns, as UN chief calls for calm and restraint

New York: The UN chief on Monday issued a call for “calm and restraint” in the Iraqi capital Baghdad following a day of reportedly violent protests in and around the national parliament building, in the wake of the announcement from political leader and cleric Muqtada al-Sadr that he was leaving politics.

ILO calls for adequate workers conditions during extreme heat in Iraq

New York: The UN labour agency, ILO, says it is becoming increasingly concerned about working conditions in Iraq, where temperatures have soared to 50 degrees Celsius in recent weeks.

Iraq resort shelling a ‘shocking disregard for civilian life’, UN envoy says

New York: The deadly shelling of a mountain resort in northern Iraq last week represented a shocking disregard for civilian life and international obligations on civilian protection, the UN Special Representative for the country, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, told an emergency session of the Security Council on Tuesday.

6 Iraqi policemen killed in Islamic State attack

Baghdad/UNI/Xinhua: Six police officers were killed and six others wounded in an attack by militants of the Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq's Salahudin Province, north of Baghdad, a provincial police source said on Wednesday.

A dozen missiles strike near US consulate in north Iraq, no injuries reported

Baghdad/IBNS: A total of 12 missiles struck Iraq's northern city of Irbil on Sunday near the United States consulate, media reports said. There have been no casualties.

Several rockets land near US consulate in Iraq’s Erbil

Baghdad/UNI/Sputnik: Strong explosions were heard in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, late on Saturday night, Shafaq News reported citing an Iraqi security source.

Iraqi parliamentary party asks Pakistan to remove terrorist cells

Islamabad: Iraqi parliamentary party chief has called upon Pakistan to eliminate terrorist cells, their facilitators and sponsors from the country.

‘Political impasse’ hampering change and reform in Iraq

New York: Political leaders in Iraq must urgently overcome their divisions and work for the good of the people, the top UN official in the country told the Security Council on Thursday.

Iraq makes final reparation payment to Kuwait for 1990 invasion

New York: More than 30 years after the UN Compensation Commission (UNCC) was created to ensure restitution for Kuwait following the Iraqi invasion of 1990, the reparations body announced on Wednesday that it had processed its final claim, amounting to $52.4 billion in total.

Iraq: Four, including three soldiers, die explosion

Baghdad/UNI/Xinhua: Three Iraqi soldiers and a civilian were killed on Wednesday in a roadside bomb explosion in Iraq's western province of Anbar, a security source said.

UN in Iraq calls for dialogue following attack; civilian casualties reported

New York: Following reports on Wednesday of civilian casualties during airstrikes on the Iraqi city of Ninewa, the UN Assistance Mission (UNAMI) reiterated that Iraqi sovereignty and territorial integrity “must be respected at all times”.

5 Islamic State militants killed in N Iraq airstrike

Baghdad/UNI/Xinhua: Five Islamic State (IS) militants were killed on Wednesday in an airstrike in Iraq's northern province of Nineveh, said the Iraqi military.