Iraq


Iraq bomb in shopping street kills 3

2014-04-18 18:35

Officials in Iraq say a bomb planted on a street full of shoppers in the capital, Baghdad, has killed three people and wounded five.

Iraq: Abu Ghraib prison closure not permanent

2014-04-16 20:48

An Iraqi Justice Ministry official has said that the closure of the infamous Abu Ghraib prison west of Baghdad is temporary and that it will be reopened.

Presidential guard kills top Iraqi journalist

2014-03-22 22:31

A presidential guard has shot dead a senior Iraqi journalist during an argument in Baghdad and then fled, briefly sparking a standoff in which Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki demanded he be handed over.

Iraq violence kills 30 nationwide

2014-03-19 18:51

Violence across Iraq, including shelling and clashes in a militant-held city on Baghdad's doorstep, has killed 30 people.

US delivers missiles, ammunition to Iraq

2014-03-16 21:50

The US has delivered nearly 100 Hellfire missiles, M4 rifles and hundreds of thousands of rounds of ammunition to Iraq this month, the US embassy in Baghdad says.

Iraq suicide bombing death toll rises to 50

2014-03-10 20:45

A suicide bombing at a crowded checkpoint south of the Iraqi capital has killed 50 people and wounded more than 150, police and a doctor say.

Bombings, clashes in Iraq kill at least 42

2014-03-06 23:25

Bombings in central Iraq and clashes near the militant-held Fallujah have resulted in the deaths of at least 42.

Gunmen storm govt complex in Iraq's Samarra

2014-03-04 11:42

Gunmen in military uniform have broken into the city council and court house complex in Samarra in northern Iraq, police and witnesses say.

Suicide bomber kills Iraqi tribal sheik

2014-02-28 13:06

Iraqi police say a suicide bomber in western Iraq has killed a prominent pro-government tribal sheik as well as six of his militiamen.

Breakthrough in French Alps murder probe

2014-02-18 22:57

French police have arrested a 48-year-old man in connection with the 2012 killings of a British-Iraqi family and a cyclist in the Alps, in their first breakthrough in the case.

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.

9 killed in brutal Iraq assassinations

2014-02-09 12:40

Nine people have been found dead in two brutal incidents in Iraq - one where militants forced Shi'ite policemen to pray before killing them, and another where decapitated heads were left in a market.

Iraq forces abuse women prisoners: HRW

2014-02-06 11:58

Thousands of women are being illegally held in Iraqi prisons, where they suffer torture and other forms of abuse, including sexual assault, Human Rights Watch says.

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 criticises Kurds over oil 'grey area'

2014-02-02 16:59

Iraq's top minister responsible for energy affairs has criticised the autonomous Kurdish region's push towards exporting oil independently of Baghdad.

Iraq forces free hostages, January toll tops 900

2014-01-30 17:00

Iraqi forces have killed four militants and ended a hostage crisis after attackers stormed a government building, as nationwide violence took January's death toll past 900.

Iraq wants state investment bank

2014-01-27 17:41

Iraq plans to establish a state-funded investment bank to help finance big infrastructure projects and steer money towards private sector firms, a government official says.

Double bombing of wipes out soldier's family

2014-01-25 13:32

Iraqi authorities say a double bombing has killed a soldier and his entire family in their home in a town north of the capital.

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.

Bombings kill 28 in Iraq, offensive continues

2014-01-20 21:10

A series of bombings in central Iraq have killed 28 people, as a government official claimed that al-Qaeda-linked fighters possess enough heavy weapons to storm into Baghdad.

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.

Car bombs kill at least 25 people in Baghdad

2014-01-13 21:55

Four car bombs have killed at least 25 people in Shi'ite Muslim districts of Baghdad, police say.

Britain dismisses complaint over Iraq abuse

2014-01-12 17:12

Britain has said it was already dealing with cases of alleged abuse by its troops in Iraq after human rights lawyers sent a dossier to the International Criminal Court.

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.

Fallujah standoff - 13 000 families flee

2014-01-08 20:50

More than 13 000 families have fled Fallujah as masked gunmen locked in a days-long stand-off with Iraqi troops hold the city which is causing a "critical" humanitarian situation.

 

Iraq policeman gives life to shield recruits

2014-04-17 17:34

An Iraqi policeman has sacrificed himself to shield army recruits from a suicide bomber northeast of Baghdad.

Brent influenced by European tensions

2014-03-31 12:03

Brent crude traded near a two-week high as simmering tensions between Russia and the West offset a rise in oil supply from Opec's second-largest producer Iraq.

Baghdad cafe attack pushes Iraq toll to 46 dead

2014-03-20 12:50

Late night bombings at a Baghdad cafe left 13 people dead, officials say, pushing the toll from a day of nationwide blasts, shootings and shellings to at least 46.

US student arrested for 'trying to join qaeda'

2014-03-18 13:20

A California student has been arrested near the US-Canada border and is accused of plotting to help a terror group and join al-Qaeda, as well as talking about attacking Los Angeles.

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.

Attacks kill at least 42 in Iraq

2014-03-09 21:00

A suicide bomber has set off his explosive-laden vehicle at a security checkpoint in southern Iraq, the deadliest of a series of attacks that killed 42 people, officials say.

Militants seize Iraq city council, hostages

2014-03-04 18:37

Militants have seized the city council headquarters in the Iraqi city of Samarra and taken employees hostage.

Iraq oil exports hit 25-year high

2014-03-02 14:55

Iraq exported 2.8 million barrels of oil per day in February, a top minister says, the highest such figure in at least a quarter-century.

Iraq violence kills 17

2014-02-24 10:08

Attacks in Iraq, including a series of shootings in the north, have killed at least 17 people, officials say, as the country struggles to curb a year-long surge in violence.

Iraqi troops regain ground from militants

2014-02-15 14:08

Iraqi troops backed by helicopter gunships have regained ground in the northern town of Sulaiman Pek and 12 militants were killed.

Militants killed by own car bomb in Iraq

2014-02-10 17:43

A car bomb mistakenly went off in a militant compound north of Baghdad Monday, killing 21 insurgents including a suicide bomber.

Car bombs kill 9 civilians in Iraqi capital

2014-02-06 13:03

Iraqi officials say a string of car bombings has hit commercial areas in Baghdad, killing at least nine people.

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,

Bombings in Iraqi capital kill 7 people

2014-02-04 14:04

Iraqi officials say a new string of bombings in and around Baghdad has killed at least seven people.

More than 1 000 killed in Iraq in January

2014-02-01 07:00

More than 1 000 people have been killed in Iraq in January, official data shows, as security forces grapple with a surge in bloodshed and a stand-off with militants.

Bombings, shooting kill 20 in Iraq

2014-01-30 06:50

Car bombs and a shooting, mainly in Shi'ite areas, killed 20 people in the Iraqi capital, officials have said.

Ancient tablet says Noah's Ark was round

2014-01-27 11:19

A recently deciphered 4 000-year-old tablet from ancient Mesopotamia reveals striking new details about the roots of the Old Testament tale of Noah and says that the Ark was in fact round.

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.

Iraq executes 26 men

2014-01-21 17:55

Iraq has announced the execution of 26 men convicted of "terrorism", including a high-profile anti-Qaeda militia commander whose arrest prompted fierce street battles.

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.

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.

UN's Ban urges Iraq to address causes of unrest

2014-01-13 17:59

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for Iraqi leaders to address the "root causes" of a surge in bloodshed.

Car bombings kill 13 in Iraq

2014-01-12 13:50

Two separate car bomb explosions have targeted commuters in Baghdad, killing at least 13 civilians, officials have said.

Gunmen kill 12 Iraqi soldiers north of Baghdad

2014-01-08 22:00

Gunmen have attacked a military site north of the Iraqi capital, killing 12 soldiers and wounding four, police and a doctor say.

Qaeda sect targets Syria rebels, opposition

2014-01-08 13:40

An al-Qaeda affiliate based in Iraq and Syria has vowed to crush rebel groups fighting it and to target members loyal to the Syrian National Coalition.

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