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Iraq

​Oil prices at nine-month high on heels of Iraq violence
Crude oil prices in Iraq have hit a nine-month high, according to Reuters, as ongoing violence and fears of instability have led to supply concerns and equities sales.

13.06.2014 00:30

US airstrikes to support Iranian Revolutionary Guard's offensive in Iraq?
Iran deployed its Revolutionary Guard to help Iraq battle insurgents from a group inspired by Al-Qaeda, according to a recent report. In the meantime, the US is mulling airstrikes to support the Iraqi government.

12.06.2014 18:43

Obama: 'I don't rule out anything' on Iraq
The president of the United States said on Thursday that nothing has been ruled out when it comes to responding to recent hostilities in Iraq.

12.06.2014 16:42

Al-Qaeda offshoot in Iraq offensive
Radical Sunni militants of Al-Qaeda offshoot, the Islamic State are advancing and capturing cities in the north of Iraq. The jihadists have declared the capture of the capital Baghdad as their top priority objective.

12.06.2014 10:32

'Security conference on Iraq is needed, but without the US and the UK'
The problem of security in the Middle East region has to be sorted out, maybe with some kind of conference that does not allow the Americans or the British to be involved, journalist Afshin Rattansi told RT.

11.06.2014 09:04

Iraq open to US airstrikes against jihadists - reports
Iraq has privately indicated to the Obama administration that it would welcome airstrikes with either drones or manned aircraft that target Al-Qaeda offshoot militants in Iraqi territory, US officials say.

11.06.2014 23:16

'Iraq needs to name the states supporting Al-Qaeda before the UN'
Iraq should name and shame the countries supporting Al-Qaeda and lodge complaints at the United Nations against those countries if it wants to fight Al-Qaeda, an expert on Middle East affairs Zaid Alisa told RT.

11.06.2014 09:04

Militants seize Turkish consulate, take 80 Turks hostage in Iraqi city of Mosul
Jihadist insurgents have kidnapped 49 people in the Turkish consulate in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul and 31 Turkish truck drivers in separate attacks, Ankara said. Al-Qaeda offshoot ISIS has been advancing on the cities north of Baghdad.

11.06.2014 12:07

West’s bloody game still played out in Iraq
The shocking news that the city of Mosul in northern Iraq has just been overrun by ISIS Sunni extremists exposes beyond dispute the disastrous policy that is being followed by the British government in the Middle East.

11.06.2014 08:58

'US needs to change tactics in Iraq'
The United States can take steps to decrease the violence and tensions in Iraq by scaling back its aggressive support for Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's exclusive government, anti-war analyst Eugene Puryear told RT.

11.06.2014 02:57

State of emergency: ISIS militants overrun Iraq city of 1.8mn, free 2,500 prisoners
Heavily-armed militants formerly affiliated with Al-Qaeda have seized the Iraqi city of Mosul, driving back government forces. Officials say the Iraqi Army’s soldiers are demoralized and are no match for the attacking militant forces.

10.06.2014 08:59

​More than 100 people dead in Iraq in single day of violence
Iraq saw one of the bloodiest days Saturday with a string of car bombings killing an estimated total of 60 in Baghdad, while a further 59 died in the country’s north. Several fatalities were also reported after militants took students hostage in Ramadi.

07.06.2014 18:44

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