National / Politics Apr 3, 2018

Iraqi PM to visit Japan Wednesday for talks with Abe

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will make a two-day visit to Japan from Wednesday for talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the government said Tuesday. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said the Iraqi leader is scheduled to attend an international conference Thursday to be hosted ...

Winning Baiji battle 'crucial' to routing Islamic State: Abadi

World Aug 26, 2015

Winning Baiji battle 'crucial' to routing Islamic State: Abadi

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the battle over the northern town of Baiji and its refinery — Iraq's largest — was critical to the fight against Islamic State. The town, about 190 km (120 miles) north of Baghdad, has been a battlefront for more than ...