- Influential Iraqi Shiite cleric calls for government reforms
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called for government reform Saturday, demanding greater accountability and threatening to withdraw from the political process if his proposal is not accepted and the government does not show results within a year.
- Czechs propose to send pilot trainers to Iraq
PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech defense minister says he is planning to send about 30 instructors and military technicians to Iraq to train pilots for Czech-made planes.
- Germany to loan Iraq $566 million to aid reconstruction
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany will give a 500 million-euro loan ($566 million) to Iraq to help rebuild the country's infrastructure.
- War, plunging oil prices send Iraq's economy into crisis
BAGHDAD (AP) — Plunging oil prices have pitched Iraq into a severe financial crisis as it struggles to combat the Islamic State group, play host to millions of refugees and rebuild cities and towns ravaged by war.
- Iraqi government says it fully recaptured Ramadi from IS
BAGHDAD (AP) — In an address to the nation Tuesday night, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi congratulated the Iraqi people on the liberation of Ramadi and the opening of a road connecting the western city to the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
- US Army study: Iraq's Mosul dam at 'higher risk' of failure
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Mosul Dam has long been branded the world's most dangerous dam, at risk of collapsing and sending water crashing over millions of people. That prospect is even greater than was previously believed after the Islamic State group captured the dam briefly in 2014, according to a new report by U.S. Army engineers.
- Son of Iraqi Kurdish leader calls for aid to battle IS
SALAHUDDIN, Iraq (AP) — A senior Iraqi Kurdish leader on Tuesday called for international aid to help finance the war against the Islamic State group, saying it's a "miracle" that underpaid Kurdish forces are still on the front lines.
- Iraq says planned Baghdad wall not change demographics
BAGHDAD (AP) — A spokesman for Iraq's prime minister said Sunday that a security wall is being built around Baghdad but that it is "not politically motivated" or aimed at "achieving demographic change."
- Iraqi Kurds protest against Turkey, 3 police wounded
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Protests against Turkey in Iraq's northern Kurdish region have turned violent, with three police officers wounded.