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Iraq hands over to Russia 4 women, 27 children linked to Islamic State

ERBIL, Iraq Iraq has handed over to Russia four women and 27 children suspected of having ties to the Islamic State militant group, local television broadcaster Al-Sumaria quoted the foreign ministry as saying on Thursday.

Defeats in Middle East driving Islamic State fighters to Philippines - separatist

MANILA Foreign Islamic State fighters forced out of Syria and Iraq have been arriving in the Philippines with the intent of recruiting, and they have plans to attack two Philippine towns, the head of the country's largest Muslim rebel group said on Tuesday.

World, Syria, Feb 20 2018

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.

World, United Nations Feb 14 2018

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