Iraq


US 'war on terror' has killed 500 000 people - study

2018-11-09 06:06

About half a million people have died violently in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan due to the US "war on terror" that was launched following the September 11 attacks in 2001, according to a study released.

Faction of 'white South African guards' promoted apartheid at Iraqi army base - report

2018-09-19 14:45

An investigative report into a US air base in Iraq has uncovered a number of irregular and sinister practices, including a racist 'apartheid' culture perpetrated by South Africans employed as guards.

Shiite militias vow response to violent Basra protests

2018-09-08 18:42

A local military commander for an alliance of powerful Shiite militias, many of them backed by Iran, vowed a response to weeklong protests that have turned violent in the city of Basra.

Suicide car bomber kills 11 in western Iraq

2018-08-29 13:40

A suicide bomber blew up a vehicle in the town of Al-Qaim in western Iraq, killing at least 11 people, five of them security personnel, police say.

Many civilians among 54 dead in anti-IS strike in Syria - monitor

2018-07-14 07:10

An air strike on one of the last holdouts of the Islamic State group in Syria has killed 54 people, more than half of them civilians, a war monitor says.

Toll from Baghdad blasts rises to 16 dead, 35 wounded

2018-06-07 09:23

Iraqi security officials say the toll from explosions that tore through a mosque in Baghdad has climbed to 16 dead and 35 wounded.

Low turnout in first vote for Iraqis since victory over ISIS

2018-05-12 17:03

Low turnout and voting irregularities mark the initial hours of voting in Iraq's first elections since the country declared victory over the Islamic State group.

More than 300 sentenced to death in Iraq for ISIS links

2018-04-18 20:27

Iraqi courts have sentenced to death a total of more than 300 people, including dozens of foreigners, for belonging to the Islamic State group, judicial sources say.

25 dead in attack at Iraq funeral of anti-ISIS fighters

2018-04-13 16:13

At least 25 people were killed and 18 injured in a bomb attack on funerals for Iraqi fighters killed by jihadists, according to a new toll from police and medics.

Bodies of 38 Indians killed in Iraq arrive back in India

2018-04-02 13:52

A special plane flight carrying the bodies of 38 Indian construction workers killed by the Islamic State group in Iraq has arrived in the northern Indian city of Amritsar.

 

ISIS left behind more than 200 mass graves in Iraq - UN

2018-11-06 19:26

The Islamic State group left behind more than 200 mass graves in Iraq containing up to 12 000 victims that could hold vital evidence of war crimes, the UN said on Tuesday.

'11 dead' after rockets hit Iranian Kurdish offices in Iraq

2018-09-08 20:42

At least 11 people have been killed and 50 others wounded in missile attack on Iranian Kurdish party offices in Koya, reports say.

Water pollution lays waste to Iraq's oil-rich south

2018-09-01 08:03

Younes Selim clutches his stomach in pain at a hospital in southern Iraq, one of thousands to fall ill in a region flush with oil but desperately short of drinking water.

Up to 30 000 Islamic State members in Iraq, Syria - UN report

2018-08-14 15:00

A UN report says the Islamic State extremist group has an estimated 20 000 to 30 000 members roughly equally distributed between Syria and Iraq and its global network poses a rising threat.

Iraq army finds bodies of recent ISIS prisoners

2018-06-28 07:16

The Iraqi army says it found the bodies of eight people along a highway linking Baghdad with Kirkuk, including six who had been abducted by the Islamic State group.

Iraq sentences French woman, 28, to life for joining ISIS

2018-06-03 18:50

An Iraqi court has sentenced a French woman to life in prison for membership in the Islamic State group.

Iraq's ISIS trials bring swift verdicts, almost all guilty

2018-04-29 17:41

Thousands of Iraqis arrested on suspicion of ties to the Islamic State group are being rushed through counterterrorism courts in trials that raise questions over whether justice is being done.

Iraq sentences French female jihadist to life in jail

2018-04-17 17:30

Iraq sentenced a French woman to life in prison for belonging to the Islamic State group, the latest in a series of court rulings since the country's defeat of ISIS.

15 years after Saddam's fall, Iraqi hopes fade

2018-04-07 07:53

Fifteen years ago, Abu Ali was thrilled to see American soldiers enter Baghdad. "The tyrant is finished," he remembers saying, imagining a bright future for Iraq without Saddam Hussein.

India confirms deaths of 39 workers abducted by ISIS in Iraq

2018-03-20 19:57

The bodies of 39 Indian construction workers kidnapped in Iraq in 2014 by the Islamic State (ISIS) group have been found in a mass grave, India's foreign minister has said.

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