NATO officials responded positively Friday to a request by an Iraqi national security official to help train Iraqi national security forces, a statement said.
Iraqi officials say they and Saudi Arabia officials have agreed to a continuation of their joint effort to fight terrorism.
Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani Tuesday rejected the security deal between Iraq and the United States on the grounds it violates Iraqi sovereignty.
Local reports from the northern Iraqi city of Mosul describe the area as a veritable ghost town as Iraqi forces target al-Qaida operatives there.
Senior military officials were preparing a new Iraq security plan that was to be announced soon, government spokesman Ali Al-Dabbagh said Sunday.
Just days after the British army freed two of its soldiers from an Iraqi prison, Iraq's security chief agrees insurgents have infiltrated the police force.