Iraq executes seven

2014-03-13 20:20

Iraq has executed seven people including three men convicted of the 1994 killing in Beirut of the father of a current MP.

Baghdad Green Zone bombings kill 34

2014-02-05 21:59

A spate of bombings in Baghdad, including several blasts near the heavily-fortified Green Zone and a busy square in the centre of the Iraqi capital, have killed at least 34 people,

140 000 Iraqis flee violent region

2014-01-24 21:01

Anti-government fighters in parts of the Anbar province have killed three people as the UN has warned of Iraq's worst displacement since its brutal 2006-08 sectarian conflict.

Senators aim to end US Iraq war authority

2014-01-15 19:15

Several US lawmakers led by Republican Senator Rand Paul have introduced legislation that would finally bring to an end Washington's authorisation to wage war in Iraq.

Iraq PM urges Fallujah to expel militants

2014-01-06 14:47

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has called on residents of Fallujah to expel "terrorists" holding the city to spare it an assault by the army, state television reports.

Death toll from spate of Iraq attacks on the rise

2013-11-26 16:59

A spate of Iraq attacks, including twin bombings at a market and the assassination of a former MP, have killed at least 46 people.

Obama, al-Maliki vow to fight al-Qaeda

2013-11-02 09:20

US President Barack Obama and Iraqi leader Nuri al-Maliki have discussed how to "push back" against al-Qaeda after the resurgent group whipped up the deadliest surge of violence in the country in five years.

Turkish envoy survives bomb attack in Iraq

2013-09-02 14:01

A roadside bomb has struck the convoy of Turkey's consul general in Iraq, a Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesperson said, but there were no casualties.

Iraq security campaign to continue

2013-08-14 19:08

Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has vowed that security forces will keep up a campaign of mass arrests and targeting of militant camps, to counter Iraq's worst outbreak of violence since 2008.

Baghdad bombings' death toll on the rise

2013-05-27 19:54

At least 75 people have been killed in a wave of bombings in markets in Shi'ite neighbourhoods across Baghdad in worsening sectarian violence in Iraq.

Calls for Iraq government to resign

2013-04-29 16:27

Parliament speaker Osama al-Nujaifi has called for the cabinet to resign and for early elections to be held, as a seven-day wave of violence killed more than 230 people in Iraq.

Iraqi death tolls rises to 110 in 2 days

2013-04-24 16:51

Two days of violence in Iraq have killed 110 people, 92 of them in clashes and attacks involving security forces, protesters and their supporters, officials say.

Iraq attacks kills 37 ahead of polls

2013-04-15 18:03

Dozens of attacks across Iraq, including a brazen car bombing en route to Baghdad airport, has killed 37 people just days before the country's first elections since US troops withdrew.

US warns Iraq on Iran-Syria overflights

2013-03-24 22:15

US Secretary of State John Kerry has pressed Iraq to stop allowing Iranian flights apparently carrying military equipment through its airspace headed to Syria.

Lawmakers aim to block Maliki third term

2013-01-26 18:10

Iraq's parliament has passed a law intended to block Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki from a third term, as the Shi'ite premier faced growing pressure from mass Sunni street protests.

Bombers kill more than 35 across Iraq

2013-01-16 22:30

More than 35 people have died in a suicide attack and other bombings in northern Iraq and Baghdad, worsening sectarian strife as Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki faces mounting pressure.

Iraq PM ousts bank chief in power grab

2012-10-22 15:55

The targeting of Iraq's well-respected central bank chief appears to be a move by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to consolidate power, experts and diplomats say.

Kurds in secret weapons deal: Iraq

2012-07-29 17:29

A high-ranking Iraqi official says security agencies have uncovered a secret weapons deal between the autonomous Kurdistan region and an unnamed foreign country.

Iraq attacks kill 60, raising fears

2012-02-23 15:00

Early morning attacks on mostly Shi'ite targets across Iraq have killed at least 60 people and wounded dozens in one of the bloodiest days of violence since US troops pulled out.

Iraq war death toll at 162 000

2012-01-02 23:04

Around 162 000 people, almost 80% of them civilians, were killed in Iraq from the start of the 2003 US-led invasion up to last month's withdrawal of American forces, a British NGO says.

Key dates in Iraq since US invasion

2011-12-18 07:21

US troops left Iraq and crossed into neighbouring Kuwait on Sunday, completing their withdrawal from the country and ending an almost nine-year campaign.

US debates paring down Iraq mission

2011-09-08 14:10

As the White House debates keeping a smaller force in Iraq after 2011, it will have to decide on a peacekeeping role in the country's volatile north.

US pushes Iraq on troop extension

2011-04-07 18:39

The United States is stepping up pressure on Iraqi leaders to decide whether US troops should stay beyond a scheduled withdrawal date to help fend off a still-potent insurgency.

As Arabs revolt, Iraqis demand electricity

2011-02-16 14:56

As other Arab nations call for democracy in the wake of uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, Iraqis are waging their own power campaign for more electricity.

US mission in Iraq 'will be safe'

2011-02-04 08:20

The US envoy to Baghdad and the senior US commander in Iraq have assured lawmakers that the US diplomatic mission there will be well protected after US troops withdraw.


Iraq to randomly inspect Syria-bound planes

2014-02-11 05:30

Iraq will step up random inspections of cargo planes from Iran that fly over its territory to Syria.

Multiple bombs rock Iraq capital, 7 dead

2014-02-05 11:02

Three explosions in Baghdad, including a car bomb opposite the foreign ministry, have killed at least seven people and wounded more than 20 others, security and medical officials say.

Iraq executes 11 more 'terrorism' convicts

2014-01-23 16:36

Iraq has executed 11 men convicted of charges related to "terrorism", the justice ministry says, just days after another mass execution of 26 convicts.

Suicide bomber kills 23 Iraqi army recruits

2014-01-09 13:52

A suicide bomber has killed 23 Iraqi army recruits and wounded more than 30 in Baghdad, in an attack on men responding to a government appeal for volunteers to help fight al-Qaeda.

18 bodies found amid Iraq sectarian war

2013-11-29 13:18

The bodies of 18 people kidnapped hours earlier by men in army uniforms have been found abandoned north of Baghdad, the latest troubling sign of worsening violence in Iraq.

Iraq: Deadly attacks on Shi'ites kills 18

2013-11-13 13:56

A series of co-ordinated bombings targeting Shi’ite pilgrims ahead of major commemoration rituals have been the deadliest in attacks across north and west Iraq, that killed 18 people.

Obama to meet Maliki as Iraq fighting continues

2013-11-01 14:46

President Obama is to meet with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to discuss the ongoing war in Iraq, now that the US has withdrawn out of the country.

Baghdad bombs target shi'ites, 23 killed

2013-08-15 14:07

Bombings mainly targeting Shi'ite-majority areas of Baghdad have killed at least 23 people, officials say, a day after the Iraqi Prime Minister vowed to press a campaign against militants.

Black day in Iraq

2013-07-02 21:21

A wave of attacks, including a series of car bombs minutes apart in Baghdad, has renewed fears of a revival of Iraq's brutal sectarian conflict.

Iraq aware bomb detectors fake

2013-05-05 21:59

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki says the government took the necessary steps "a long time ago" on fake bomb detectors.

Iraq PM warns of sectarian war

2013-04-25 22:33

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has warned of a return to "sectarian civil war" after 176 people were killed in three days, and gunmen were given 48 hours to vacate a town they seized.

Iraqi forces hunt Saddam's former deputy

2013-04-18 18:32

Iraqi special forces are closing in on the most senior member of Saddam Hussein's inner circle still on the run since the 2003 invasion, security sources say.

Iraq to reform Saddam law

2013-04-07 22:25

Iraq's cabinet has unveiled sweeping reforms to a law barring members of Saddam Hussein's Baath party from public life as to placate the angry Sunni Arab minority.

Suicide bomber kills 23 near Baghdad

2013-02-04 17:52

A suicide bomber has blown himself up near a group of anti-al-Qaeda fighters receiving salaries north of Baghdad, killing 23 people, the second bloody attack to hit Iraq in as many days.

Blast kills 20 inside Iraqi mosque

2013-01-23 19:47

A suicide bomber has killed at least 20 people inside a Shi'ite mosque in northern Iraq after detonating his explosives in the middle of a crowded funeral ceremony.

12 killed in wave of Iraq attacks

2012-12-31 17:05

A wave of bombings and shootings have killed 12 people as Iraq grappled with anti-government protests and simmering political crises ahead of major Shi’ite Muslim commemoration rituals.

Iraqi VP condemns 'unjust' death sentence

2012-09-10 14:00

Iraq's fugitive vice president has declared his "absolute innocence" and has rejected the terror trial that has sentenced him to death on murder charges as a politically motivated sham.

Iraq PM: Turkey becoming hostile state

2012-04-20 22:05

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki says that Turkey is becoming a "hostile state" in the region, accusing its premier of interfering in internal Iraqi affairs and of sectarianism.

Attacks on Iraq Shi'ites leave 61 dead

2012-01-05 18:00

A spate of attacks against Shi'ite pilgrims and neighbourhoods in Iraq killed at least 61 people as the country grapples with a weeks-long political row that has stoked sectarian tensions.

Iraq crisis talks cancelled

2011-12-23 14:30

Planned crisis talks set between Iraqi political leaders after deadly attacks in Baghdad have been cancelled after the two main parliamentary blocs refused to meet.

Lawmakers warn of crisis at Iranian camp

2011-10-31 20:19

European parliamentarians have issued a fresh warning of a looming "humanitarian catastrophe" at an Iranian exiles' camp in Iraq and urged the UN to provide protection.

Iran and Iraq put past behind them

2011-07-06 19:19

Baghdad and Tehran have pledged to strengthen ties and put the past behind them, even as Washington accuses Iran of supplying new and more lethal weapons to militias.

Iraq protesters gather for demonstration

2011-03-04 12:01

Protesters have streamed into central Baghdad on foot after authorities imposed vehicle bans on major cities ahead of rallies over corruption, unemployment and poor public services.

Arab protests inspire Iraq demonstrators

2011-02-15 16:02

Hundreds of demonstrators have taken to the streets of Iraqi cities, inspired by popular protests around the Arab world, to demand jobs better electricity supplies.

Kuwait PM in first Iraq visit since war

2011-01-12 20:00

Iraq and Kuwait have agreed to step up efforts to resolve issues dating from Iraq's 1990 invasion of the emirate.

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