Haider al-Abadi

US Defence Secretary: We are not in Iraq to seize Iraqi oil

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday that the United States does not intend to seize Iraqi oil, in reference to comments made by President Donald Trump last month.

Iraq announces operation to retake western Mosul from Islamic State

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced Sunday the start of a military operation to drive Islamic State from the western part of Mosul, which is currently still under the extremist militia's control. 

Liberation of east Mosul nearly complete, Iraq's al-Abadi says

Iraqi security forces are close to ending Islamic State resistance on the east bank of the Tigris river in Mosul, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Wednesday.

Iraqi premier rules out Turkish Mosul role despite US support

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Saturday insisted that only Iraqi forces would take part in the campaign to recapture the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State, despite the US hinting that it was sympathetic to Turkey's demand to be involved.

Operation to liberate Mosul from Islamic State begins

The long-awaited operation to free Iraq's second city, Mosul, from the Islamic State extremist organization has begun, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said early Monday.

Iraqi premier orders "immediate" withdrawal of fake bomb detectors

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi orders the immediate withdrawal from security checkpoints of fake bomb detectors sold by a British company, after the killing of more than 100 people in a Baghdad car bomb attack claimed by Islamic State.

Iraq's Fallujah offensive marred by claims of killing, torture

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday vowed that those responsible for abuses against civilians would be punished as allegations of torture and killing marred the third week of a campaign to recapture Fallujah from Islamic State militants.

Iraq starts offensive to retake Fallujah from Islamic State

Iraqi troops, backed by US-led airstrikes, have begun a major attack to drive the Islamic State terrorist militia from its stronghold in the western city of Fallujah, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Monday.

Iraq political row comes to Islamic State's advantage, premier warns

Iraq's deepening political crisis has come to the advantage of Islamic State, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi warned on Saturday, after the extremist militia claimed responsibility for a bloody week of bomb attacks in and around Baghdad.

Iraqi premier tours Ramadi after army declares it "liberated"

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi visited the western city of Ramadi on Tuesday, a day after the army declared it "liberated" from Islamic State militants.