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Iraqi forces and fighters from the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation units) advance towards the Islamic State (IS) group's stronghold of Hawija on October 4, 2017. (AFP | Manila Bulletin)

Iraq forces retake centre of IS bastion Hawija

By AFP Baghdad - Iraqi forces said Thursday they had retaken the centre of Islamic State group stronghold Hawija and were pushing forward in their…

Ex-Iraqi president and Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani, shown here in 2009, has died in Germany, officials in his party told AFP (AFP|MANILA BULLETIN)

Iraq ex-president and Kurdish leader Talabani dies

By Agence France-Presse Iraq's former president Jalal Talabani, a veteran leader of the struggle for Kurdish self-determination and a unifying elder statesman, died on Tuesday…

Foreigners, and even a few Kurds, checked in at Arbil airport to leave Iraqi Kurdistan on September 28, 2017 after Baghdad suspended flights to and from the region after an independence referendum. (AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

Iraq cuts Kurdistan air links with outside world

By Agence France-Presse The Iraqi government cut autonomous Kurdistan's direct air links with the outside world indefinitely on Friday, partially isolating the northern region after…