Maliki refuses to go as Iraqis turn to new leader

2014-08-14 14:23

An increasingly isolated Nuri al-Maliki again protested his removal as Iraqi prime minister, as his own political party and his former sponsor in Iran publicly endorsed his successor.

Suicide bomber attacks near new Iraq PM's house

2014-08-13 07:35

A suicide bomber has attacked a checkpoint near the Baghdad home of new Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, two police sources and local media say.

Iraq's al-Maliki steps up struggle to keep his job

2014-08-11 14:34

Iraq's embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is taking his struggle to keep his post to the courts after announcing he will file a legal complaint against the country's newly elected president.

Tens of thousands flee IS assault in North Iraq

2014-08-05 10:33

Tens of thousands of people have fled an assault by Islamic State on the town of Sinjar in northern Iraq and are now surrounded, the UN says.

Wear full veil or face punishment: Islamic State

2014-07-25 12:59

Islamic State, the al-Qaeda offshoot that seized large swathes of northern Iraq last month, has warned women in the city of Mosul to wear full-face veils or risk severe punishment.

India nurses in Iraq conflict 'to be freed'

2014-07-04 16:11

A group of 46 Indian nurses trapped in Iraq are to be freed in a rare piece of positive news in a crisis threatening "Syria-like chaos".

Kurds seek independence poll amid chaos

2014-07-04 05:00

Iraq's Kurds have set the ball rolling for a referendum on their long-held dream of independence, ignoring calls for the nation to unite against rampant jihadists.

Militant urges all Muslims to build Islamic state

2014-07-02 08:38

The leader of the extremist group that has overrun parts of Iraq and Syria has called on Muslims around the world to flock to territories under his control to fight and build an Islamic state.

Iraq receives Russian jets as it battles militants

2014-06-29 14:35

Iraq has received the first batch of Sukhoi warplanes from Russia as it presses a counter-attack against a Sunni militant onslaught that threatens to tear the country apart.

69 detainees killed in Iraq convoy attack

2014-06-23 14:24

Sixty-nine detainees have been killed in a militant attack on an Iraqi convoy transporting them in an area south of Baghdad.


UN warns of 'genocide' in Iraq

2014-08-13 08:51

Up to 30 000 people are still facing a "potential genocide" on a mountain in northern Iraq, the UN has warned.

Iraq's rebel-turned-PM trying to cling to power

2014-08-11 21:13

Nuri al-Maliki, Iraq's rebel-turned-leader who saw his bid for a third term fall apart, rose from anonymous exile to powerful premier but lost support as the country's security collapsed.

US: Baghdad situation tense

2014-08-11 13:38

The US has viewed defiant comments from Iraqi PM Nuri al-Maliki as troubling, but has seen no evidence of Iraqi forces mobilising in an unusual way despite a tense climate in Baghdad.

Iraq jihadists seize another town from Kurdish forces

2014-08-04 10:38

Jihadists have raised their black flag in Iraq's northern town of Sinjar in a second straight day of advances against Kurdish forces, sparking mass displacement the UN called a humanitarian tragedy.

US congratulates Iraq on electing new president

2014-07-25 07:49

The United States has thrown its weight behind the newly elected president of Iraq, Fuad Masum, and urged him to form a "cohesive government" to help fight Islamic militants.

Kurds seek independence vote amid Iraq 'chaos'

2014-07-04 12:09

Iraq's Kurds have set the ball rolling for a referendum on their long-held dream of independence, ignoring calls for the nation to unite against rampant jihadists or face "Syria-like chaos".

Iraq struggles to drive back Sunni militants

2014-07-03 13:01

Baghdad's forces are struggling to break a military stalemate with Sunni militants, as US officials reach out to key leaders to push for an end to political chaos in Iraq.

Al-Qaeda splinter declares new Islamic state

2014-06-30 09:19

The al-Qaeda breakaway group that has seized much of north-eastern Syria and huge tracts of neighbouring Iraq formally declared the establishment of a new Islamic state.

Militant backers: US air strikes in Iraq would be avenged

2014-06-25 16:33

Online backers of the Sunni Islamist militants who seized swaths of Iraq this month have said that any US air strikes on the fighters will lead to attacks on Americans.

Militants seize more Iraq towns

2014-06-23 07:04

Sunni militants have advanced in western Iraq after security forces withdrew from several towns, as the US warns the offensive could spill over into other regional nations.

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