At least 70 people died when an overcrowded ferry carrying families sank on Thursday in a swollen river in northern Iraq during Kurdish New Year celebrations, officials said.
Two years after a failed independence bid plunged Iraq’s Kurdistan Region into months of instability, the new regional prime minister said his priority was strengthening ties with Baghdad, signalling dreams of self-rule should be put on hold.
A mortar bomb attack killed at least three people and injured four in the northern Iraqi town of Shirqat on Tuesday, police and hospital sources said.
The Turkish vice consul to Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region was among at least two people shot dead Wednesday in the regional capital Arbil, police sources said.
A US Navy SEAL platoon leader accused of war crimes in Iraq was acquitted by a military jury on Tuesday of murder and all other charges except for unlawfully posing with the corpse of a captive Daesh fighter.
Iraqi Kurdish authorities announced on Saturday they had arrested two suspects involved in the murder of three people, including a Turkish diplomat, in the regional capital Arbil this week.
The ancient city of Babylon, first referenced in a clay tablet from the 23rd century BC, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site on Friday, after a vote that followed decades of lobbying by Iraq,
'There is a constant need to go beyond standard human rights principles to improve and promote humanitarian work, and encourage the community to get more involved.'
The premier went to Riyadh with a large delegation including officials and businessmen, with trade billed as a prime focus of the discussions between OPEC's two largest oil producers.