Iraq


ISIS buried thousands in 72 mass graves

2016-08-30 10:58

The AP has documented 72 mass graves, with many more expected to be uncovered as the Islamic State group's territory shrinks.

Iraq parliament impeaches defence minister

2016-08-25 23:47

Iraqi lawmakers have voted to impeach Defence Minister Khaled al-Obeidi over corruption allegations, MPs say.

Iraq hangs 36 over 2014 massacre of recruits

2016-08-21 20:20

Iraq has hanged 36 men convicted over the 2014 massacre by Sunni jihadists and allied militants of hundreds of military recruits, officials say.

Media worker killed in western Iraq: employer

2016-08-20 20:42

A technician with an Iraqi satellite channel has been killed and a journalist wounded as they covered operations against the Islamic State group in western Iraq, their employer has said.

45 000 ISIS fighters killed in past two years: US general

2016-08-11 10:16

About 45 000 jihadists have been killed in Iraq and Syria since the US-led operation to defeat the Islamic State group began two years ago.

Hospital fire kills 11 newborn babies

2016-08-10 10:43

Iraq's Health Ministry spokesperson says a fire that erupted at a Baghdad hospital overnight killed 11 newborn babies.

Up to 1 million more Iraqis risk being displaced: Red Cross

2016-07-29 18:41

Up to one million more Iraqis risk being displaced as government forces battle the Islamic State jihadist group in areas including the northern city of Mosul, the Red Cross says.

IS suicide bomber strikes in Baghdad

2016-07-24 12:26

A suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group has killed at least 15 people in a Shi'ite area of northern Baghdad, officials say.

Iraq declares 2-day public holiday due to heatwave

2016-07-19 22:58

The Iraqi government has announced a two-day mandatory official holiday beginning on Wednesday due to a heat wave.

Top ISIS commander killed

2016-07-13 21:55

A top Islamic State group commander, Omar al-Shishani, has been killed in Iraq, the jihadist-linked Aamaq agency says.

 

Suicide bomber strikes Iraq wedding, kills at least 15

2016-08-29 11:53

An Iraqi security official says a suicide bomber has struck a wedding south of Baghdad, killing at least 15 people.

Iraqi police apprehend boy would-be suicide bomber in Kirkuk

2016-08-22 19:32

Iraqi police have apprehended a would-be suicide bomber in city of Kirkuk before he was able to detonate an explosives belt.

Baghdad blast: Road reopened after almost 2 months

2016-08-21 18:56

Traffic has begun to file through central Baghdad's busy Karradah Street for the first time since a bombing, claimed by ISIS, killed almost 300 people.

Nine Iraqis held over gang rape of tourist in Vienna

2016-08-16 19:39

An Austrian court has remanded nine Iraqi migrants for their alleged involvement in the gang rape of a German tourist on New Year's Eve in Vienna.

Fire rips through maternity ward in Baghdad

2016-08-10 18:45

A fire at a maternity ward of a Baghdad hospital has killed 12 newborn babies.

3 000 fleeing Iraqis seized by ISIS

2016-08-05 18:38

The UN refugee agency says it has received reports that ISIS has seized up to 3 000 internally displaced people in Kirkuk, Iraq.

Suicide bomber kills 10 north of Baghdad

2016-07-25 11:21

A suicide bomber has detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle near a checkpoint north of Baghdad, killing 10 people.

Iraq swelters under baking sun

2016-07-23 12:12

Iraq's state-run Meteorological Department says it has registered the record hottest day with maximum temperatures reaching 53.9°C.

FBI warns about 'terrorist diaspora' after ISIS defeat

2016-07-15 07:17

Senior US national security officials have warned about a possible rise in extremist violence with the spread of a "terrorist diaspora" once the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria is defeated.

Latest Baghdad bombing jeopardises diverse neighbourhood

2016-07-13 17:55

Iraq's deadliest bombing in 13 years has turned the Baghdad district where it took place into bitter rivalry between the prime minister and Shi'ite militias.

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