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A picture taken on January 10, 2018, shows the Dome of the Rock mosque at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, in Jerusalem's Old City, following renovation work carried out by the Waqf, a Jordanian-backed body that oversees Muslim religious sites in Jerusalem.
January 19, 2018 - 15:01 GMT
Some 20,000 Palestinian Muslims prayed at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque on Friday despite inclement weather that caused several road accidents in the Palestinian territories, according to Firas al-Dibs, a spokesman for Jerusalem’s Religious Endowments (Awqaf) Authority.
Iraqis carry the coffin of a victim during a funeral in the holy city of Najaf, on January 15, 2018, following today's twin suicide bombing in the capital Baghdad. Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called for the elimination of jihadist
January 19, 2018 - 14:43 GMT
At least three civilians were killed Friday in two separate bombings in Iraq’s Baghdad and Diyala provinces, according to local security sources.
Iraq has asked for Qatar's support in getting the ban on the country organizing tournament lifted by FIFA.
January 17, 2018 - 15:47 GMT
Iraq has asked for Qatar's support in getting the ban on the country organizing tournament lifted by FIFA.
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the bombing (AFP/File)
January 17, 2018 - 13:52 GMT
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the bombing.
Iraqi security forces cordon off the area where a double suicide bombing killed more than 20 people in central Baghdad on Jan. 15, 2018, the second such attack in the Iraqi capital in three days (SABAH ARAR / AFP)
January 15, 2018 - 09:07 GMT
More than 100 people were also injured in the attack.
Thousands of villagers are still living in tents near the Kirkuk city center (AFP/File)
January 10, 2018 - 06:00 GMT
Thousands of villagers are still living in tents near the Kirkuk city center.
Fewer than 1,000 ISIS fighters are now said to be in Syria and Iraq combined, where they once held many major cities and vast expanses of territory (AFP/File)
January 09, 2018 - 13:04 GMT
An ISIS executioner known as 'White Beard' bribed his way to freedom minutes after being captured by Iraqi forces in Mosul on Friday, a local official has claimed.
Iraq's national football team
January 04, 2018 - 12:15 GMT
The experience Iraq possess and the talent in their squad they should have won the Gulf Cup. There should be no excuses. The cup was there for the taking for Basim Qasim’s side.
UAE's Omar Abdulrahman (R) kicks the ball as Iraq's Mahdi Kamel (C) and Amjad Attwan defend during the 2017 Gulf Cup of Nations semi-final football match between Iraq and UAE at the Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad Stadium in Kuwait City on January 2, 2018.
Yasser Al-Zayyat / AFP
January 02, 2018 - 21:26 GMT
Both teams were locked 0-0 at stipulated and extra-time.
23rd Gulf Cup logo
December 31, 2017 - 17:26 GMT
History will be made in Kuwait next week as the Gulf Cup reaches a fascinating conclusion.
(AFP PHOTO / HO / AL-FURQAN MEDIA)
December 30, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
It may be trying to re-assemble but the destruction of this evil ideology is a major blow to the organisation and may herald its end
Smoke plumes rise after an airstrike in west Mosul on March 10, 2017 as Iraqi forces advance in the city during the ongoing battle to seize it from the jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) group. / AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS (ARIS MESSINIS/AFP)
December 30, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
A U.S.-led coalition carried out more than 14,100 military strikes against ISIS in Iraq since the alliance was established in mid-2014, according to a coalition official.
Iraq's Saad Abdul-Amir (L) vies for the ball with Yemen's Mohammad Fuad during the 2017 Gulf Cup of Nations football match between Iraq and Yemen at the Kuwait Stadium in Kuwait City on December 29, 2017.
Yasser Al-Zayyat / AFP
December 30, 2017 - 02:42 GMT
Iraq on Friday beat Yemen 3-0 qualifying to semi finals of the Gulf-23 soccer competitions. The two teams are in Group B of the ongoing Gulf Cup.
Photo: farsnews.com
December 29, 2017 - 18:08 GMT
Iranian Sport Minister Massoud Soltanifar and his Iraqi counterpart Abdul-Hussein Abtaan in a meeting in Tehran called for deepening of bilateral ties, specially in the field of sports.
Iraq's defender Ali Faez (L) celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal against Qatar during their 2017 Gulf Cup of Nations group match at Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium in Kuwait City on December 26, 2017.
GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP
December 26, 2017 - 21:03 GMT
Iraq topped its Gulf Cup group after a 2-1 win over Qatar on Tuesday, but with one group match left, it remains to be seen which two teams will progress to the semifinal.
An Iraqi receives the Eucharist during a Christmas mass at the Saint Paul’s church on December 24, 2017 in the country’s second city Mosul. (Ahmad MUWAFAQ / AFP)
December 25, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Christian worshipers in Iraq’s northern city of Mosul celebrated their first Mass on Sunday since ISIS overran the city in 2014.