Now that the Iraqi army has recaptured the city of Ramadi from "Islamic State" (IS) militants, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has said the army would go on to liberate Mosul. He vowed that IS would be driven from the entire country in 2016.
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will attempt to form a cross-sectarian "victory alliance" as he seeks re-election. Former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who is blamed for the Iraqi army's collapse, will also run.
A double suicide bombing has killed some 30 people in central Baghdad where day laborers usually gather to seek work. Iraq is readying for elections in May with voters alarmed over security.
Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi has announced victory over the Islamic State in the city of Mosul. The EU hailed the defeat of IS but called on Iraqis to work together to improve their country.
President of the autonomous region of Kurdistan has told parliament he will not seek an extension after his term expires on November 1. The announcement came amid an escalating row with Baghdad over Kurdish independence.
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