Iraq's al-Maliki denies comeback

2015-02-03 05:00

Iraq's increasingly visible former premier denies he is seeking a comeback.

Iraq extremists must face sanctions - UN

2014-07-16 11:46

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging all countries to enforce sanctions against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) extremist group that has captured a vast stretch of territory in Iraq.

Kerry issues warning after Syria bombs Iraq

2014-06-26 08:42

Syrian warplanes have bombed Sunni militants’ position inside Iraq, military officials say, deepening concerns that the extremist insurgency could morph into an even wider regional conflict.

US focus shifts away from airstrikes in Iraq

2014-06-18 10:37

President Barack Obama is not expected to approve imminent airstrikes in Iraq, in part because there are few clear targets that could blunt a fast-moving insurgency, US officials say.

Bombs kill at least 11 people at Iraq market

2014-04-29 13:00

A pair of back-to-back bombs has ripped through an outdoor market northeast of Baghdad, killing at least 11 people and wounding 19, officials say.

Iraq announces offensive against al-Qaeda

2014-01-19 21:07

Iraqi government forces and allied tribal militias have launched an all-out offensive to push al-Qaeda militants from a provincial capital, officials say.

Iraq PM may stage an attack on Fallujah

2014-01-07 10:09

Iraq's prime minister has urged Fallujah residents to expel al-Qaeda militants to avoid an all-out battle in the besieged city, a sign that the government could be paving the way for a military push.

Iraqi PM: Terror has 'second chance' in Iraq

2013-10-31 22:26

Terrorists have found "a second chance" to thrive in Iraq, the nation's prime minister has said in asking for new US aid to beat back a bloody insurgency.

Al-Qaeda gathers strength in Iraqi city

2013-06-20 17:51

Al-Qaeda's Iraq arm is gathering strength in the restive northern city of Mosul, ramping up its fundraising through gangland-style shakedowns and feeding off anti-government anger, say residents and officials.

Deadly explosions rock Baghdad

2013-05-30 15:02

Six explosions have battered Shi'ite and Sunni Muslim neighbourhoods across Baghdad, killing at least 14 people and extending a descent into sectarian violence.


Al-Maliki steps down as Iraq prime minister

2014-08-15 07:29

Iraq's embattled Nouri al-Maliki has stepped down as prime minister, caving in to international and domestic pressure to give up his post to a rival politician.

Iraqi Kurds take over 2 northern oil fields

2014-07-11 20:46

Kurdish security forces have seized two major oil fields outside the disputed northern city of Kirkuk before dawn, Iraq's Oil Ministry says, the latest move in a deepening a dispute with the government.

Iraq crisis stirs fears Afghanistan could be next

2014-06-19 07:44

The deteriorating situation in Iraq is giving Congress pause about President Barack Obama's plan to withdraw US forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2016.

Iraqi Kurds ship oil through region's own pipeline

2014-05-23 20:18

Iraq's Kurdish region is shipping oil through its own pipeline for first time, bypassing Baghdad.

Iraqi bill to legalise child marriage

2014-03-14 11:47

A contentious draft law in Iraq may open the door to girls as young as 9 getting married and would require wives to submit to sex anytime, provoking outrage from rights activists.

Death toll rises as Iraq gripped by violence

2014-01-15 18:18

A wave of bombings across Iraq striking busy markets and a funeral north of Baghdad have killed at least 44 people.

Growing violence kills 12 in Iraq

2013-11-05 11:53

Suicide bombings and other attacks have killed 12 people in Iraq, say officials, while Iraqi legislators passed a law laying the groundwork for next year's parliamentary elections.

Iraq violence less prioritised by US

2013-08-16 10:02

Security crises in Egypt, Syria and other countries are overshadowing rising death tolls and new fears of civil war in Iraq, once the top US priority in the Mideast.

Iraq's body count continues to grow

2013-05-30 17:28

A series of bomb explosions in Iraq, including one targeting a provincial governor, has killed at least 30 people and wounded dozens in the latest eruption of violence to rattle the country.

Wave of violence spreads through Iraq

2013-05-28 22:19

Bombings and gunfire in central and northern Iraq have killed at least 15 people and wounded 35 others, in the latest bloody chapter of a wave of violence.

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