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Allies promise Iraq $30 billion, falling short of Baghdad's appeal


KUWAIT Iraq received pledges of $30 billion, mostly in credit facilities and investment, on Wednesday from allies but this fell short of the $88 billion Baghdad says it needs to recover from three years of war.

U.N. says bombs will litter Mosul for more than a decade

GENEVA The Iraqi city of Mosul will remain strewn with unexploded bombs for a decade, endangering a million or more civilians who want to return home following the end of three years of Islamic State occupation, a U.N. demining expert said on Wednesday.

World, Feb 14 2018

U.S. urges help for Iraq, extends $3 billion credit line

KUWAIT The United States on Tuesday urged members of the coalition fighting Islamic State to help rebuild Iraq or risk a reversal of the gains made against the group, and said it would extend to Baghdad a $3 billion credit line. | Video

World, Feb 13 2018

NATO chief backs bigger alliance training mission in Iraq

BRUSSELS NATO's secretary-general on Tuesday gave his backing for a bigger train-and-advise mission in Iraq after three years of war with Islamic State, heeding a call from U.S. President Donald Trump for the alliance to do more against the militants.

World, Feb 13 2018

Iraq says reconstruction after war on Islamic State to cost $88 billion

KUWAIT Rebuilding Iraq after three years of war with Islamic State will cost more than $88 billion, with housing a particularly urgent priority, Iraqi officials told an international donors' conference on Monday.

World, Feb 12 2018

One in four Iraqi children in poverty after war on Islamic State

BAGHDAD One in four Iraqi children are in poverty and four million are in need of assistance as a result of the country's war with Islamic State militants, the United Nation's children agency said on Sunday.

World, Feb 11 2018

Iraq seeks $100 billion to reconstruct transport, agriculture and oil sectors

BAGHDAD Iraq seeks around $100 billion in foreign investment in transport, energy and agriculture as part of a plan to rebuild parts of the country and revive the economy after a three-year war on Islamic State.

World, United Nations, Feb 09 2018

Exclusive: U.S. not planning to contribute money at Iraq reconstruction conference - officials

WASHINGTON The United States does not plan to contribute any money at a conference in Kuwait next week to fund Iraq's reconstruction drive after the war against Islamic State forces, U.S. and Western officials said, a move critics say could deal a new blow to American standing internationally.

World, Feb 08 2018

Exclusive: Facing Trump's demands, NATO to consider larger Iraq training mission

BRUSSELS The United States is renewing pressure on its European NATO allies to establish a long-term train-and-advise mission in Iraq, diplomats said, reviving a divisive issue for an alliance wary after more than a decade in Afghanistan.

World, Feb 07 2018

Iraqi army moves to secure planned oil route to Iran

KIRKUK, Iraq Iraqi forces launched a security operation along a planned oil transit route to Iran on Wednesday, saying it was clearing and "destroying sleeper cells" in the mountainous border area where two armed groups operate.

World, Feb 07 2018