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.

Suicide bombing in Baghdad Shiite district kills 11

2016-07-12 11:40

A suicide car bombing ripped through an outdoor market in a Shiite-dominated northeastern district of Baghdad, killing at least 11 people, officials say.

ISIS territory shrinks 12% since start of 2016: IHS

2016-07-10 17:04

The Islamic State group has lost 12% of the territory it holds in Iraq and Syria in the first half of 2016, according to an analysis by British think-tank IHS.

Iraq PM sacks Baghdad security chiefs after deadly blast

2016-07-08 17:11

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi sacked the head of the Baghdad security command and other top officials after a bombing in the capital killed 292 people, his office said.

Death toll from Baghdad blast rises to over 280

2016-07-07 17:03

Car bombing at crowded shopping area ahead of Eid holiday was the worst attack since the US-led invasion of 2003.

Thousands gather to mourn victims of Baghdad blast

2016-07-06 20:48

Thousands of Iraqis have gathered at the site of a Baghdad bombing that killed at least 250 people, to mourn the dead and express solidarity with those stricken by the blast.

10 bloody attacks around the world this Ramadan

2016-07-06 16:19

A series of attacks, most linked to the Islamic State group, has killed nearly 350 people in eight countries during the holy month of Ramadan.


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 car bomb kills 8 in Baghdad district - officials

2016-07-13 14:20

Iraqi officials say a suicide car bomber has struck a police checkpoint, killing eight people in a Baghdad district that was the scene of a deadly attack the day before.

Unesco meets on heritage under shadow of extremism

2016-07-10 20:22

The UN's cultural agency has met in Istanbul to consider adding over two dozen new sites to its prestigious global heritage list and called for a strong global response to the threats posed by extremism.

Iraq war was illegal, says Blair's former deputy

2016-07-10 10:50

Tony Blair's deputy as prime minister when Britain joined the invasion of Iraq has said he believes the war was illegal, days after a long-awaited report excoriated Britain's role in the conflict.

Attack on Baghdad shrine kills 37, wounds 62

2016-07-08 12:47

Iraqi officials say the death toll from an attack on a Shiite shrine north of Baghdad has risen to 37 overnight, with 62 people confirmed wounded.

Emotional Blair defends Iraq war after damning report

2016-07-07 06:03

Former British prime minister Tony Blair has made a passionate defence of the 2003 war in Iraq, after a long-awaited official inquiry condemned it as woefully executed and based on flawed evidence.

Rage against Blair as families mourn Iraq war dead

2016-07-06 17:45

As protesters outside bayed for Tony Blair's prosecution, inside the building where John Chilcot delivered his damming Iraq War Inquiry report the father of a dead serviceman delivered his own verdict: "My son died in vain".

Letters: Blair made early Iraq invasion pledge to Bush

2016-07-06 16:19

Letters published by the UK's Iraq War Inquiry show that then-prime minister Tony Blair assured former US president George W Bush of his support for regime change in Iraq eight months before the US-led invasion began in March 2003

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