Iraq


Civilian casualties mount as Iraqi forces advance in Mosul

2017-01-16 14:07

As Iraqi forces secure a series of swift gains, civilian casualties in the Mosul operation are increasing.

Tunisians protest against returning jihadists

2017-01-09 08:01

At least 1 000 people have protested in central Tunis against allowing Tunisians who had fought with jihadists abroad back into the country.

Displaced Iraqis relish return to phones after ISIS

2017-01-04 10:36

Iraqis who escaped Islamic State rule during the battle for Mosul are indulging in a newfound freedom - the right to check their cellphones.

ISIS suicide bomber kills 36 in Baghdad market

2017-01-02 20:04

A suicide bomber driving a pickup loaded with explosives struck a bustling market in Baghdad, killing at least 36 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

ISIS claims Baghdad suicide bombings

2016-12-31 18:08

ISIS says it is responsible for a pair of suicide bombings minutes apart in a central Baghdad market, in which 28 people died.

Baghdad market blasts kill dozens

2016-12-31 11:25

Two suicide bombs have ripped through a busy market area in central Baghdad, shattering a relative lull in attacks in the capital and dampening preparations for New Year celebrations.

Saddam still haunts Washington, 10 years after his death

2016-12-29 22:35

Ten years after Saddam Hussein's execution, the ghost of the Iraqi strongman still haunts America, serving as a potent reminder of its broken ambitions to bring stability and democracy to the Middle East.

Baghdad hit by deadly bombings, at least 11 dead

2016-12-25 17:27

Dozens of others injured in string of blasts targeting commercial areas of Iraqi capital and its surrounding districts.

ISIS manufacturing arms on industrial scale - report

2016-12-14 11:59

An arms research group says ISIS militants have been manufacturing weapons in and around Mosul on an industrial scale.

US estimate on ISIS fighters killed, gravely wounded in Mosul

2016-12-12 06:54

Iraqi and US-led coalition forces have killed or gravely wounded more than 2 000 Islamic State fighters in the battle for Mosul since October, the top US commander in Iraq says.

 

Iraq troops reach bank of Tigris River in Mosul

2017-01-09 19:28

Iraqi troops in Mosul have battled their way to the Tigris River running through the centre of town, marking a milestone in the nearly three-month-old offensive.

Suicide car bombing kills 11 in Baghdad - officials

2017-01-05 21:45

Iraqi officials say a suicide car bombing in a commercial area in central Baghdad has killed at least 11 civilians.

UN: At least 6 878 civilians killed in Iraq violence in 2016

2017-01-03 09:50

The United Nations says violence claimed the lives of at least 6 878 civilian Iraqis last year.

Iraq forces have retaken 60% of east Mosul - commander

2017-01-02 10:29

Iraqi forces have retaken around two thirds of the eastern half of Mosul from the Islamic State group since the start of an offensive in mid-October, a top commander says.

US says Islamic State chief alive, still leading

2016-12-31 16:42

The Pentagon says it believes that Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is indeed alive, despite repeated efforts by the US-led coalition to take out the jihadist group leader.

Another deadly year for journalists

2016-12-30 21:22

The International Federation of Journalists says that 93 journalists and media staff were killed in targeted attacks, by bombs or by crossfire in 2016 while a further 29 died in two plane crashes.

Kuwait to start importing gas from Iraq - ministers

2016-12-29 13:01

Kuwait is set to begin importing gas daily from neighbouring Iraq, oil ministers from the two Arab nations say.

Car bombs kill 23 near Mosul

2016-12-23 07:13

A triple car bombing on a market killed at least 23 people Thursday in a town recently retaken from the Islamic State group near the jihadists' final stronghold of Mosul.

Mosul doctors struggle to save civilians on front line

2016-12-12 13:50

With little electricity and no running water, Mosul doctors are struggling to save civilians on Iraq's main front line.

US defence chief in Iraq to review Mosul fight

2016-12-11 16:02

US Defence Secretary Ash Carter has held talks in Baghdad to discuss the coming stages of the offensive to retake the city of Mosul from ISIS.

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