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  • 28/09/2012 | Argentina

    Al Qaeda convicts flee in Iraq jailbreak

    Dozens of prisoners, including convicted al Qaeda members, escaped an Iraqi jail after militants dressed in police uniform attacked the prison and released them, security sources said.

  • 15/11/2014 | World

    US military chief says battle with Islamic State starting to turn

    The United States' top military officer told American troops on a surprise visit to Baghdad that the momentum in the battle with Islamic State was "starting to turn", but predicted a drawn-out campaign lasting several years.

  • 08/11/2014 | World

    US air strikes Islamic State convoy in Iraq

    US air strikes destroyed an Islamic State convoy near the Iraqi city of Mosul but US officials said today it was unclear whether the group's top commander Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been in any of the 10 targeted vehicles.

  • 09/11/2014 | World

    Iraqi military reach Baiji, IS chief Baghdadi's fate remains unclear

    Iraqi military forces have reached the centre of the northern city of Baiji in an effort to break an Islamic State siege of the country's biggest refinery, triggering fierce clashes with the militants, according to an army colonel and a witness.

  • 14/11/2014 | World

    UN says IS commanders liable for mass war crimes

    Islamic State commanders are liable for war crimes on a "massive scale" in northeast Syria, where they spread terror by beheading, stoning and shooting civilians and captured fighters, UN investigators said earlier today.

  • 25/10/2014 | World

    Iraqi security forces and Kurds gain ground against Islamic State

    Iraqi government forces and Shi'ite militias seized control of the strategic town of Jurf al-Sakhar near Baghdad from Islamic State on Saturday and Kurdish fighters made gains in the north after heavy coalition air strikes against the Sunni militants.

  • 27/10/2014 | World

    Iraqi suicide bomber kills 27 militiamen south of Baghdad

    A suicide bomber killed at least 27 Shi'ite militiamen outside the Iraqi town of Jurf al-Sakhar after security forces pushed Islamic State militants out of the area over the weekend, army and police sources said.

  • 08/11/2014 | World

    US to send 1,500 more troops to Iraq

    President Barack Obama has approved sending up to 1,500 more troops to Iraq, roughly doubling the number of US forces on the ground to advise and retrain Iraqis in their battle against the militant group Islamic State, US officials have said.

  • 11/10/2014 | World

    Bombings kill 45 in Shi'ite areas of Baghdad and outskirts

    At least 45 people were killed in bombings in Baghdad and its rural outskirts today as the government continued to defend the capital against jihadists who four months ago seized major cities in northern Iraq.

  • 11/10/2014 | World

    Kurds urge more air strikes in Kobani

    While Islamic State has been able to reinforce its fighters, the Kurds have not. Islamic State has besieged the town to the east, south and west, meaning the Kurds' only possible supply route is the Turkish border to the north.

  • 17/10/2014 | World

    UN Security Council urges stronger campaign against Islamic State

    The United Nations Security Council today pushed for a bombing campaign in Iraq against Islamic State militants and associated extremist groups to be strengthened and expanded.

  • 30/09/2014 | World

    New video of IS hostage John Cantlie released

    A new footage featuring British Islamic State’s hostage John Cantlie, the third in the so called “Lend me your ear” propaganda series, has been released today. Dressed in an orange suit, the hostage speaks against US president Barack Obama and criticizes US “disappointingly predictable” action against the militants.

  • 30/09/2014 | World

    Wave of attacks in Shi'ite parts of Baghdad kill 35

    At least 35 people were killed in a wave of car bomb and mortar attacks in mainly Shi'ite Muslim districts of Baghdad today, Iraqi police and medical sources said.

  • 07/10/2014 | World

    Turkey says Syrian town about to fall as Islamic State advances

    Turkey's president said the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani was "about to fall" as Islamic State fighters pressed home a three-week assault that has cost a reported 400 lives and forced thousands to flee their homes.

  • 26/09/2014 | World

    ISIS tightens siege of Syria border town; more Europeans join alliance

    Islamic State fighters tightened their siege of a town on Syria's border with Turkey today despite US-led air strikes aimed at defeating the militants in both Syria and Iraq, in a coalition which has now drawn widespread European support.

  • 28/09/2014 | World

    Obama: US intelligence underestimated militants in Syria

    US intelligence agencies underestimated Islamic State activity inside Syria, which has become "ground zero" for jihadists worldwide, President Barack Obama said in a CBS television interview broadcast today.

  • 29/09/2014 | World

    Netanyahu: Iran poses greater threat than IS

    Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tried to shift the spotlight away from the Islamic State militant group and back to Iran, warning the United Nations that a nuclear-armed Tehran would pose a far greater threat than "militant Islamists on pickup trucks."

  • 16/09/2014 | World

    Ban Ki-moon backs US air strikes against IS

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged countries with the capacity to do so to take decisive action against Islamic State militants, who have taken over large swaths of Iraq and Syria. He praised recent US strikes for "helping the UN and other actors to (...) save a lot of human lives."

  • 17/09/2014 | World

    Iran's Rouhani: Islamic State beheadings a concern for mankind

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has denounced Islamic State's beheading of innocent people, saying the militant group's shameful actions violate Islamic principles.

  • 25/09/2014 | World

    Iraqi Prime Minister says IS planning attacks on Paris, US subways

    Iraq has received "credible" intelligence that Islamic State militants plan to launch attacks on subway systems in Paris and the United States, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said today.

  • 11/09/2014 | World

    Russia warns fight against IS 'must comply with international law'

    The fight against Islamist militants should only be carried out in compliance with international law and with respect for the territorial integrity of Syria and Iraq, Russia's Foreign Ministry said.

  • 15/09/2014 | World

    US strike against Islamic State near Baghdad

    The US military has struck an Islamic State target southwest of Baghdad, US Central Command said, in an expansion of the Obama administration's campaign against the militant group that has seized large swaths of Iraq and neighboring Syria.

  • 16/09/2014 | World

    IS supporter warns of attacks against US, allies

    A supporter of Islamic State militants has warned of attacks on the United States and its allies if they continue to carry out military action against the group, the SITE monitoring service said.

  • 08/09/2014 | World

    US expands air strikes against IS

    US warplanes carried out five strikes on Islamic State insurgents menacing Iraq's Haditha Dam today, witnesses and officials said, widening what President Barack Obama called a campaign to curb and ultimately defeat the jihadist movement.

  • 08/09/2014 | World

    Iraqi parliament approves new government headed by Haider al-Abadi

    No interior or defence minister was named but Abadi pledged to do so within a week. Adel Abdel Mehdi from the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq was named oil minister while Ibrahim Jafaari, a former premier, was named foreign minister.

  • 10/09/2014 | World

    US Kerry arrives in Iraq to back newly formed gov't in battle against IS

    US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Baghdad today in an unannounced stop on a Middle East anti-jihadist tour to build military, political and financial support to defeat Islamic State militants controlling parts of Iraq and Syria.

  • 02/09/2014 | World

    Australian PM Abbott doesn't rule out boots on ground in Iraq

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott declined to rule out sending combat troops to support US air strikes in Iraq, amid a growing confrontation with radical Islamists who have seized large swaths of that country and neighbouring Syria.

  • 03/09/2014 | World

    UK says video hostage genuine, does not rule out airstrikes against IS

    Britain's foreign minister has said Islamic State's seizure of a British hostage didn't make airstrikes more likely, but said he wasn't ruling that option out.

  • 06/09/2014 | World

    IS-run targets bombed by Syria warplanes

    Syrian warplanes bombed a bakery run by Islamic State in the city of Raqqa, killing 25 people, in air raids today that also hit a major training camp used by the insurgent group for a second day running, a group monitoring the war said.

  • 31/08/2014 | World

    Suicide bomber kills 37 in western Iraq, forces break Amerli siege

    Thirty seven people were killed when a suicide bomber rammed an explosives-packed Humvee military vehicle into a construction site, used by the army and police, while Iraqi security forces backed by Shi'ite militias broke the two-month siege of Amerli by Islamic State militants and entered the northern town.

  • 01/09/2014 | World

    UN: Iraq violence killed at least 1,420 in August

    A further 1,370 Iraqis were wounded and 600,000 people forced to flee as Islamic State militants, who have grabbed large areas of territory since June, pushed into land controlled by Kurdish troops and targeted religious minorities.

  • 02/09/2014 | World

    Obama sending more troops to protect US Embassy in Baghdad

    President Barack Obama has ordered about 350 more troops to Baghdad to protect the US Embassy in the Iraqi capital and is sending top officials to the Middle East to "build a stronger regional partnership" against Islamic State militants, the White House said.

  • 27/08/2014 | World

    US seeks coalition against Islamic State, but military partners no sure bet

    The United States is intensifying its push to build an international campaign against Islamic State jihadist fighters in Iraq and Syria, including recruiting partners for potential joint military action, Obama administration officials said.

  • 29/08/2014 | World

    Britain raises its terrorism threat level over Syria, Iraq

    Britain raised its terrorism threat level on Friday to "severe", the second highest level, in response to possible attacks being planned in Syria and Iraq, Home Secretary (interior minister) Theresa May said.

  • 30/08/2014 | World

    Iraqi, Kurdish forces in bid to break Islamic State siege of town

    Iraqi army and Kurdish forces closed in on Islamic State fighters in a push to break the Sunni militants' siege of the Shi'ite town of Amerli, army sources said.

  • 21/08/2014 | World

    Islamic State threat 'beyond anything we've seen', Pentagon

    The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the United States that may surpass that once posed by al Qaeda, US military leaders said.

  • 22/08/2014 | World

    UN Security Council urges defeat of ISIS

    "This incident is a tragic reminder of the increasing dangers journalists face every day in Syria," it said. "It also once again demonstrates the brutality of ISIL (Islamic State), which is responsible for thousands of abuses against the Syrian and Iraqi people."

  • 24/08/2014 | World

    Britain reveals close to identifying Foley beheading suspect

    Britain is close to identifying a suspected British national shown beheading US journalist James Foley in a video released by Islamic State militants, the British ambassador to the United States has said.

  • 19/08/2014 | World

    Islamic State fighters resist Iraqi forces offensive in Saddam's home town

    Iraqi forces halted a short-lived offensive to recapture Tikrit, home town of executed dictator Saddam Hussein, due to fierce resistance from Islamic state fighters who have also threatened to attack Americans "in any place."

  • 20/08/2014 | World

    Islamic State militants release video 'beheading' US reporter

    Islamic State militants have posted a video that purported to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley in revenge for US air strikes against the insurgents in Iraq.

  • 21/08/2014 | World

    US opens investigation into killing of journalist Foley

    The US Justice Department is conducting a criminal investigation into the death of American journalist James Foley, Attorney General Eric Holder has said.

  • 17/08/2014 | World

    Obama authorizes US air strikes on Mosul Dam

    US President Barack Obama has informed Congress he authorized US air strikes in Iraq to help retake control of the Mosul Dam, and that the action was consistent with his goal of protecting US citizens.

  • 18/08/2014 | World

    Iraq Kurds claim capture of strategic dam from Islamic State

    Iraqi Kurdish forces said they recaptured Iraq's biggest dam from Islamist militants, as the United States launched air strikes to secure what has become a vital strategic objective in fighting that threatens to break up the country.

  • 18/08/2014 | World

    Islamic State warns US: We will drown all of you in blood

    The Islamic State militant group that has seized large parts of Iraq and drawn the first US air strikes since the end of the occupation in 2011 has warned the United States it will attack its citizens "in any place" if the raids hit its militants.

  • 13/08/2014 | World

    US says rescue mission for Iraq's Yazidis less likely after visit

    A US mission to evacuate Iraqi civilians trapped on a mountain by Sunni militant fighters is far less likely after a US assessment team sent there found the humanitarian situation not as grave as expected, the Pentagon said.

  • 14/08/2014 | World

    Iraq's Maliki steps aside, backs new PM

    Facing enormous pressure at home and abroad to step aside, Nuri al-Maliki dropped his bid for a third term as prime minister of Iraq and pledged support for his replacement, moderate Shi'ite Haider al-Abadi.

  • 15/08/2014 | World

    Iraqi Sunnis willing to join unity government under conditions

    Tribal leaders and clerics from Iraq's Sunni heartland said today they would be willing under certain conditions to join a new government that hopes to contain sectarian bloodshed and an offensive by Islamic State militants that threatens Baghdad.

  • 12/08/2014 | World

    Iraq's new PM backed by US, Iran

    Iraq's new prime minister-designate won swift endorsements from uneasy mutual allies the United States and Iran as he called on political leaders to end crippling feuds that have let jihadists seize a third of the country.

  • 13/08/2014 | World

    Pope writes to UN to highlight 'the tears and cries' of Iraqi Christians

    Pope Francis renewed his appeal today for international action to stop suffering among religious minorities in war-torn northern Iraq, calling for help in a letter to UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon.

  • 13/08/2014 | World

    EU to hold on Friday emergency meeting on Iraq and Ukraine

    European Union foreign ministers will hold an emergency meeting on Friday to discuss the conflicts in Iraq and Ukraine, the EU said today.

  • 10/08/2014 | World

    ‘War is not to be waged in the name of God’

    Pope Francis renewed his call for prayer and assistance for Iraq in the traditional Angelus prayer at St. Peter’s Square. He also offered appeals for peace in Gaza and expressed his concern over the Ebola outbreak in Africa.

  • 11/08/2014 | World

    Iraq president names new PM but Maliki hangs tough

    Iraq's president named a new prime minister to replace Nuri al-Maliki today, urging him to form a broad government that can stem communal bloodshed, but it was unclear whether Maliki would bow to US and Iranian pressure to step aside.

  • 11/08/2014 | World

    Power struggle rages in Iraq as Maliki refuses to step down

    Iraq's president has named a new prime minister to end Nuri al-Maliki's eight year rule, but the veteran leader refused to go after deploying militias and special forces on the streets, creating a dangerous political showdown in Baghdad.

  • 08/08/2014 | World

    US military aircraft hit Islamic State artillery in Iraq

    United States military aircraft conducted an airstrike against Islamic State artillery used against Kurdish forces defending the city of Arbil, Iraq, near US personnel, a Pentagon spokesman said.

  • 09/08/2014 | World

    Iraq accuses Islamic State of Yazidi atrocity

    Islamic State militants have killed hundreds of Iraq's minority Yazidis, burying some alive and taking women as slaves, an Iraqi government minister said, as US warplanes again bombed the insurgents and a political deadlock dragged on.

  • 09/08/2014 | World

    'Solving Iraq problem will take some time,' Obama

    US President Barack Obama has said airstrikes had destroyed arms that Islamic State militants could have used against Iraqi Kurds, but warned there was no quick fix to a crisis that threatens to tear Iraq apart.

  • 07/08/2014 | World

    Islamic State surges in N.Iraq, near Kurdistan border

    Islamist militants surged across northern Iraq toward the capital of the Kurdish region today, sending tens of thousands of Christians fleeing for their lives, in an offensive that prompted talk of Western military action.

  • 07/08/2014 | World

    UN chief, Security Council urge international help for Iraq

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Security Council today called for the international community to help Iraq's government and people as the country struggles against a sweeping advance by Islamist militants.

  • 07/08/2014 | World

    Obama orders air strikes in Iraq

  • 20/07/2014 | World

    Francis calls for peace in Ukraine, Middle East

    Pope Francis called for peace in the Middle East and Ukraine, speaking after the Angelus in St. Peter’s Square. He also expressed his concern for the plight of Christian communities in the Iraqi town of Mosul.

  • 20/07/2014 | World

    Iraqi bishop urges world to act for fleeing Catholics

    A senior Iraqi bishop urged the world to act today after Islamic hardliners drove Mosul's Christians from the northern Iraqi city, effectively ending a presence there dating back to Christianity's earliest years.

  • 27/07/2014 | World

    Pope Francis' plea: 'Please stop!'

    Pope Francis made an emotional plea for peace in an impromptu addition to comments delivered at his weekly Angelus address in Saint Peter's Square.

  • 01/07/2014 | World

    Syria, Iraq 'caliph' incites Muslims to holy war

    The leader of the al Qaeda offshoot now calling itself the Islamic State has called on Muslims worldwide to take up arms and flock to the "caliphate" it has declared on captured Syrian and Iraqi soil.

  • 03/07/2014 | World

    Indian nurses taken from hospital in ISIL stronghold Tikrit

    Nearly 50 Indian nurses from the southern state of Kerala have been taken against their will from a hospital in the militant-controlled city of Tikrit in Iraq, India's Foreign Ministry said today.

  • 13/07/2014 | World

    Iraqi government talks fail again as fighting rages

    Iraq's parliament has failed to break a damaging political deadlock which is holding up the formation of new government to tackle an Islamist-led insurgency raging less than 80 km from Baghdad.

  • 29/06/2014 | World

    ISIL declares Islamic 'Caliphate'

    An offshoot of al Qaeda which has captured swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria has declared itself an Islamic "Caliphate" and called on factions worldwide to pledge their allegiance, a statement posted on jihadist websites said.

  • 30/06/2014 | World

    Iraqi troops battle for Tikrit after caliphate declared

    Iraqi troops battled to dislodge an al Qaeda splinter group from the city of Tikrit today after its leader was declared caliph of a new Islamic state in lands seized this month across a swathe of Iraq and Syria.

  • 30/06/2014 | World

    US Court revives Abu Ghraib torture case

    A federal appeals court today revived a lawsuit against CACI International Inc in which the defense contractor's employees were accused of directing the torture of detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad.

  • 25/06/2014 | World

    Insurgents attack Iraqi air base, seize oilfields upon US adviser's arrival

    Militants attacked one of Iraq's largest air bases and seized control of several small oilfields today as US military experts arrived to set up an operations centre to help Iraqi security forces counter a mounting Sunni insurgency.

  • 26/06/2014 | World

    Insurgents take Iraqi gas field town, close in on Baghdad

    Militants took a town an hour from Baghdad that is home to four natural gas fields today, another gain by Sunni insurgents who have swiftly taken large areas to the north and west of the Iraqi capital.

  • 27/06/2014 | World

    Armed US aircraft now flying over Iraq, defense officials

    The Obama administration is flying armed aircraft over Iraq, defense officials said today, adding that the flights were aimed at gathering intelligence and ensuring the safety of US personnel on the ground rather than conducting strikes.

  • 23/06/2014 | World

    Kerry pledges 'intense, sustained" support for Iraq

    Secretary of State John Kerry said that US support for Iraqi security forces will be "intense and sustained" to help them combat an Islamist insurgency that has swept through the country's north and west.

  • 24/06/2014 | World

    US begins deploying military assessment teams in Iraq

    The US military began deploying assessment teams in Baghdad today to evaluate the state of Iraqi security forces and decide how to help them counter an Islamist insurgency that has overrun part of the country, the Pentagon said.

  • 24/06/2014 | World

    Kerry urges Kurds to save Iraq from collapse

    US Secretary of State John Kerry urged leaders of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region today to stand with Baghdad in the face of a Sunni insurgent onslaught that threatens to dismember the country.

  • 21/06/2014 | World

    Militants seize border post on the Iraq-Syria frontier

    Sunni fighters seized a border post on the Iraq-Syria frontier, security sources said today, smashing a line drawn by colonial powers almost a century ago and potentially creating an Islamic Caliphate from the Mediterranean Sea to Iran.

  • 22/06/2014 | World

    Iran's Khameini rejects US action in Iraq, ISIL tightens border grip

    Iran's supreme leader accused the United States of trying to retake control of Iraq by exploiting sectarian rivalries, as Sunni insurgents drove toward Baghdad from new strongholds along the Syrian border.

  • 22/06/2014 | World

    Netanyahu urges US not to work with Iran in Iraq

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the United States should try to weaken both Iran and the Sunni Muslim insurgents driving toward Baghdad, urging the Obama administration not to work with Tehran to help stabilize Iraq.

  • 19/06/2014 | World

    Battle for Iraq refinery as US hesitates to strike

    Iraqi government forces battled Sunni rebels for control of the country's biggest refinery today as Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki waited for a US response to an appeal for air strikes to beat back the threat to Baghdad.

  • 19/06/2014 | World

    Obama says American forces would not return to Iraq, sends military advisers

    President Barack Obama has said the United States was ready to send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq and was prepared to make targeted strikes in the country to combat an extremist insurgency.

  • 20/06/2014 | World

    After US offers aid, Iraq plans offensive

    Iraqi forces were massing north of Baghdad aiming to strike back at Sunni Islamists whose drive toward the capital prompted the United States to send military advisers to stiffen government resistance.

  • 17/06/2014 | World

    UN warns of 'regional war' in the Middle East

    The Middle East appears on the brink of wider sectarian war engulfing Iraq and Syria with radical Islamist insurgents wantonly kidnapping, torturing and killing civilians, UN human rights investigators said.

  • 18/06/2014 | World

    Forty Indian workers kidnapped in Iraq

    Unknown assailants have kidnapped 40 Indian construction workers from Iraq's second largest city of Mosul, which fell to Sunni insurgents last week, India's foreign ministry said.

  • 18/06/2014 | World

    In Washington, growing chorus calls for Iraq's Maliki to go

    President Barack Obama came under pressure from US lawmakers today to persuade Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to step down over what they see as his failed leadership in the face of an insurgency threatening his country.

  • 15/06/2014 | World

    Insurgents spread to Northwestern Iraq

    The insurgent offensive that has threatened to dismember Iraq spread to the northwest of the country today, when Sunni militants launched a dawn raid on a town close to the Syrian border, clashing with police and government forces.

  • 16/06/2014 | World

    Air strikes an option in Iraq, Kerry says

    The United States is considering air strikes to help the Iraqi government fend off an Islamist insurgency as well as possible discussions with neighboring Iran, US Secretary of State John Kerry said.

  • 17/06/2014 | World

    Insurgents close in on Baghdad, gov't shuts down Iraq's biggest oil refinery

    Scores of Iraqis were killed during a battle for a provincial capital, and fighting shut the main oil refinery as an uprising by Sunni insurgents threatens Iraq's survival as a state.

  • 13/06/2014 | World

    Iraq top Shi'ite cleric issues call to fight rebels, civil war feared

    Iraq's most senior Shi'ite cleric urged his followers to take up arms to defend themselves against a relentless advance by Sunni militants, in a sharp escalation of a conflict which is threatening civil war and the potential break-up of the country.

  • 14/06/2014 | World

    Iraq regains some territory, says slows Islamist rebel advance

    A Sunni Islamist offensive threatening to dismember Iraq seemed to slow today after days of lightning advances as government forces reported regaining territory in counter-attacks, easing pressure on Baghdad's Shi'ite-led government.

  • 14/06/2014 | World

    Pentagon orders aircraft carrier to Gulf

    US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered an aircraft carrier moved into the Gulf, readying it in case Washington decides to pursue a military option after insurgents overwhelmed a string of Iraqi cities this week and threatened Baghdad.

  • 11/06/2014 | World

    Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    Sunni rebels from an al Qaeda splinter group overran the Iraqi city of Tikrit and closed in on the biggest oil refinery in the country, making further gains in their military advance against the Shi'ite-led government.

  • 12/06/2014 | World

    Iraq calls on UN Security Council for military aid

    Iraq's ambassador to France called on the UN Security Council to approve extra military aid for Baghdad, including air and drone support, after sunni insurgents seized control over Mosul and Tikrit yesterday and appeared to be marching towards Baghdad.

  • 12/06/2014 | World

    Turkey negotiates with Islamists for the release of 80 hostages in Iraq

    Turkey is negotiating for the release of 80 nationals held by Islamist militants in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul and cannot confirm reports that some of them have been freed, government officials said.

  • 07/06/2014 | World

    More than 60 people killed in wave of car bombs across Baghdad

    A wave of car bombs exploded in mostly Shi'ite districts across the Iraqi capital today, killing more than 60 people, security and medical sources said.

  • 10/06/2014 | World

    Mosul falls to militants, Iraqi forces flee northern city

    An al Qaeda splinter group have seized control of the Iraqi city of Mosul, putting security forces to flight in a spectacular show of strength against the Shi'ite-led Baghdad government.

  • 11/06/2014 | World

    Insurgents close in on Iraq's biggest oil, seize Turkish consulate

    Sunni insurgents from an al Qaeda splinter group closed in on Iraq's biggest oil refinery after seizing the northern city of Mosul in a devastating show of strength and seized the Turkish consulate.

  • 30/04/2014 | World

    Iraq holds first elections since US forces withdrawal

    Iraq's western province of Anbar is torn by fighting as Sunni Muslim militants battle the Iraqi military. Its economy is struggling and Maliki faces criticism that he is aggravating sectarian splits.

  • 19/05/2014 | World

    Maliki wins most seats in Iraqi elections

    Prime Minister Nouri Maliki won the largest share of Iraqi parliamentary seats in last month's national elections, according to preliminary results.

  • 01/06/2014 | World

    Nearly 800 killed in Iraq's bloodiest month this year

    Nearly 800 people were killed in violence across Iraq in May, the United Nations said, making it the deadliest month so far this year.

  • 27/02/2014 | World

    Baghdad blast, other attacks kill 52 in Iraq

    At least 52 people were killed today as a motorcycle rigged with explosives detonated in Baghdad's Sadr City and militants targeted mostly Shi'ite neighbourhoods around the country.

  • 25/04/2014 | World

    Multiple attack kills 28 people on Shi'ite political rally in Iraq

    A series of explosions killed at least 28 people and wounded more than 40 at a Shi'ite political organisation's rally in Iraq, police sources said.

  • 28/04/2014 | World

    50 killed in Iraq bomb attack during rally

    Fifty people were killed today as suicide bombers attacked a political rally and Iraqi police and soldiers cast their votes early for a national election in two days' time, authorities and witnesses said.

  • 20/01/2014 | World

    Baghdad rocked by blasts, 26 killed

    Seven bomb explosions killed 26 people and wounded 67 in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, police and medics said, as security forces battled Sunni Muslim militants around the western cities of Falluja and Ramadi.

  • 22/01/2014 | World

    Iraq PM: 'Time to end al Qaeda presence in Falluja'

    Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said it was time to clear al Qaeda-linked militants out of the rebel-held city of Falluja, but set no deadline for any military assault.

  • 23/01/2014 | World

    Iraq hangs 11 convicted of terrorism, justice ministry spokesman

    Iraq hanged 11 people convicted of terrorist offences, the justice ministry said, pursuing what a UN official has criticised as a "conveyor-belt of executions".

  • 06/01/2014 | World

    US steps up military deliveries to Iraq to help fight al Qaeda

    The White House said that the United States is accelerating its deliveries of military equipment to Iraq to help the country fight al Qaeda-linked militants, part of a strategy to isolate the insurgent groups.

  • 15/01/2014 | World

    At least 75 killed in Iraq bomb attacks

    Bomb attacks and shootings killed at least 75 people in Iraq, police and hospital sources said, making it one of the bloodiest days in months.

  • 19/12/2013 | World

    Suicide bombers kill 36 Shi'ite pilgrims in Iraq

    Suicide bombings in Iraq have killed at least 36 people in attacks targeting Shi'ite pilgrims ahead of a major holy day next week, police said today.

  • 25/12/2013 | World

    Christmas bombings kill 34 in Iraq

    At least 34 people died in bomb attacks in Christian areas, some by a car bomb near a church after a Christmas service.

  • 09/12/2013 | World

    Iraq: 11 killed after car bomb explodes near cafe used by Sunni militia

    A car bomb exploded near a cafe in northeastern Iraq today killing 11 people and wounding 23, police said, as the country grapples with its deadliest violence in at least five years.

  • 16/12/2013 | World

    Iraq violence kills 54 in run-up to Shi'ite holy day

    Suicide bombers and gunmen killed at least 54 people in Iraq today, medical and police sources said, in attacks mostly targeting Shi'ite Muslims, who mark a big religious festival next week.

  • 26/11/2013 | World

    Suicide bombers kill 14 in attacks on army bases near Baghdad

    Suicide bombers have killed 14 members of Iraq's security services and wounded 37 in a string of attacks on army bases north of Baghdad, police and medical sources said.

  • 08/12/2013 | World

    Car bomb attacks across Iraq kill at least 39

    The deadliest attack took place in the predominantly Shi'ite Muslim district of Bayaa in Baghdad, when a bomb in a parked vehicle exploded near car workshops, killing seven and wounding 14, the sources said.

  • 20/10/2013 | World

    Baghdad cafe bombing kills at least 38

    A suicide bomber driving a minibus blew himself up outside a cafe in a mainly Shi'ite Muslim district of the Iraqi capital, killing at least 38 people, police and medics said.

  • 01/11/2013 | World

    Obama tells Iraqi leader US wants 'inclusive' Iraq

    President Barack Obama told visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki that the United States wants an inclusive, prosperous Iraq free of violence.

  • 05/10/2013 | World

    Suicide bombers target Iraq Shi'ites, killing 32

    Two suicide bombers targeted Shi'ite Muslims in Iraq, killing at least 32 people on the eve of the anniversary of one of their imams' deaths, police and medics.

  • 07/10/2013 | World

    Explosions across Baghdad kill at least 38 people

    Bombs exploded across the Iraqi capital Baghdad today, killing at least 38 people, police said. Five of the six blasts were in mainly Shi'ite Muslim districts, but there was also an explosion in the predominantly Sunni Muslim neighborhood of Doura.

  • 25/08/2013 | World

    Bombs, shootings kill at least 47 across Iraq

    Car bombs, roadside bombs and shootings have killed at least 47 people in Iraq, police and medical sources said, as tensions intensify between Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims across the Middle East.

  • 15/09/2013 | World

    Bombings and shootings across Iraq kill at least 36 people- police

    A wave of car bombs and shootings across Iraq killed at least 36 people, police sources said.

  • 30/09/2013 | World

    Car bombs kill 54 in Shi'ite districts of Baghdad

    Car bombs exploded in several predominantly Shi'ite Muslim neighborhoods of Baghdad todday, killing at least 54 people and wounding dozens, police and medical sources said.

  • 10/08/2013 | World

    Car bombs kill nearly 80 in Iraq, target end of Ramadan festivities

    A series of car bombs in mainly Shi'ite areas of Baghdad killed 57 people and wounded more than 150, in what appeared to be coordinated attacks on people celebrating the end of Ramadan.

  • 11/08/2013 | World

    US condemns Iraq bombing wave; new violence kills seven more

    Gun attacks and a bombing killed at least seven more people in Iraq today, police said, after a day of carnage aimed mainly at Shi'ite Muslims celebrating the end of Ramadan.

  • 15/08/2013 | World

    Iraq will not become another Syria, says government, as car bombs kill 34

    Car bomb attacks killed at least 34 people in Baghdad today but the Interior Ministry said it would not allow al Qaeda, which it blames for a surge in sectarian violence, to turn Iraq into another Syria.

  • 25/07/2013 | World

    Bombings and shootings kill 28 across Iraq

    At least 28 people were killed in bombings and shootings across Iraq, police said.

  • 29/07/2013 | World

    Wave of car bombings target Iraqi Shi'ites, killing 60

    Car bombs ripped through busy streets and markets in Iraq today, killing at least 60 people in predominantly Shi'ite areas in some of the deadliest violence since Sunni insurgents stepped up attacks this year.

  • 30/07/2013 | World

    Al Qaeda claims responsibility for Iraq bombings

    An al Qaeda affiliated group claimed responsibility for a wave of bombings across Iraq that killed 60 people and the Interior Ministry said it was facing an "open war" from insurgents bent on plunging the country into sectarian strife.

  • 21/07/2013 | World

    Gunmen kill five Kurdish security forces in northern Iraq

    Gunmen killed five members of the Kurdish security forces at a checkpoint in northern Iraq on Sunday, bringing the day's death toll from bombings and shootings across the whole country to 14.

  • 23/07/2013 | World

    Al Qaeda says it freed 500 inmates in Iraq jail-break

    Al Qaeda has claimed responsibility for simultaneous raids on two Iraqi prisons and said more than 500 inmates had been set free in the operation, one of its most brazen in Iraq.

  • 24/07/2013 | World

    Gunmen shoot dead 13 police in Iraq, militants ambush a minibus

    Militants ambushed a minibus carrying Iraqi soldiers and in a separate attack opened fire on a checkpoint in the north of the country, killing at least thirteen people in total, police said.

  • 13/07/2013 | World

    Bomb attacks on Sunni mosques in Iraq kill 23

    Two bomb attacks near Sunni mosques in the Iraqi capital killed at least 23 people who had gathered to pray after breaking their daily fast for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, police and medics said.

  • 14/07/2013 | World

    Bombs in Iraqi Shi'ite provinces kill 35

    A string of bomb blasts in predominantly Shi'ite Muslim provinces of Iraq killed at least 35 people, police and medics said, in a new episode of violent clashes that have already claimed up to 360 lives since the start of July.

  • 17/07/2013 | World

    Bomb attack kills 7 in northern Iraq tea house

    A bomb blast in a teahouse in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul killed at least seven people, police and medics said.

  • 02/07/2013 | World

    Egypt: seven deaths in protests

    Seven people died today, in a new round of confrontations between supporters and detractors of president Mohamed Morsi, in the Egyptian suburb of Guiza.

  • 02/07/2013 | World

    Nearly 50 killed in Iraq bombings

    At least 45 people were killed in bomb attacks across Iraq today, most of them in busy markets and commercial areas of the capital Baghdad, police and medics said.

  • 12/07/2013 | World

    Bomb attack in Iraqi city of Kirkuk kills 31

    A bomb attack on a tea house in the ethnically mixed Iraqi city of Kirkuk killed at least 31 people, police and medics said.

  • 28/06/2013 | World

    Bombs hit Iraq funeral and football stadium, killing 22

    A series of bombs near a bakery, at a funeral, inside a senior police officer's car and at a football stadium killed at least 22 people across Iraq today, police and medics said.

  • 29/06/2013 | World

    Bombs target soccer players, spectators in Iraq

    Bombs targeting soccer players and young men who had gathered to watch a match in Iraq killed seven people today.

  • 02/07/2013 | World

    Bomb blasts in Iraq kill at least 43 people

    At least 43 people were killed in bomb attacks across Iraq today, with nine explosions in busy markets and commercial areas of the capital Baghdad, police and medics said.

  • 25/06/2013 | World

    Twin suicide bombs kill at least 8 Iraqi Turkmen

    Two suicide bombers killed at least eight Iraqi Turkmen today when they blew themselves up at a protest by members of the ethnic minority group.

  • 27/06/2013 | World

    At least 22 killed as bombs tear through coffee shops in Iraq

    Bombs exploded in busy coffee shops and at other targets across Iraq today, killing at least 22 people, police and medics said.

  • 27/06/2013 | World

    Battle intensifies between Egyptian state and broadcasters

    The owner of an Egyptian TV channel that satirises Islamist president Mohamed Mursi was banned from leaving the country today, hours after Mursi attacked him by name, authorities shut down another channel and a state TV anchor resigned on air.

  • 20/06/2013 | World

    Suicide bomber kills 7 after close of Iraq polls

    A suicide bomber killed seven people at an Iraqi vote counting centre today, police said, hours after polls closed in two Sunni Muslim-dominated provinces.

  • 22/06/2013 | World

    Iraq attacks kill more than 30

    A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a Shi'ite mosque in northern Baghdad killing at least 12 people during evening prayers, police and medics said, in the deadliest of a series of attacks that claimed more than 30 lives across Iraq today.

  • 24/06/2013 | World

    Ten bomb blasts kill 39 people in Baghdad

    In the central district of Karada, two parked car bombs went off killing at least eight people, and another two car bombs exploded simultaneously near a market in the western district of Jihad, killing eight.

  • 27/05/2013 | World

    More than 70 killed in wave of Baghdad bombings

    A wave of bombs exploded in markets in mainly Shi'ite neighborhoods across Baghdad today, killing more than 70 people in the latest attacks to increase fears Iraq risks sliding back into broad sectarian conflict.

  • 29/05/2013 | World

    Bombings kill 27 in Iraq, no group claimed responsibility

    Car bombs and roadside explosions hit mainly Sunni Muslim districts of the Iraqi capital and a northern city, killing at least 27 people.

  • 07/06/2013 | World

    Iraq bomber hits Iranian pilgrims, at least nine dead

    A suicide bomber rammed his car into a bus carrying Iranian Shi'ite Muslim pilgrims in Iraq today, killing at least nine people in an attack likely carried out by Sunni Muslim insurgents trying to ignite sectarian conflict.

  • 16/05/2013 | World

    Bombers target markets, mosque in Iraq, 25 dead

    Bombs tore through markets in Baghdad and a suicide attacker blew himself up in a mosque in northern Iraq in violence across the country that killed at least 25 people and extended a surge in sectarian-tinged bloodshed.

  • 17/05/2013 | World

    Two blasts at Iraqi Sunni mosque kill 43

    Two bombs exploded outside a Sunni Muslim mosque in the Iraqi city of Baquba as worshippers left Friday prayers, killing at least 43 people in one of the deadliest attacks in a month-long surge in sectarian violence.

  • 20/05/2013 | World

    Car bombs target Shi'ites in Iraq, more than 60 killed

    At least 43 people were killed in car bomb explosions targeting Shi'ite Muslims in Baghdad and the southern oil hub of Basra today, police and medics said.

  • 25/04/2013 | World

    Nearly 50 killed as sectarian violence flares in Iraq

    Nearly 50 people were killed in clashes in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, sources said, on the third day of the most widespread violence in Iraq since US troops withdrew in December 2011.

  • 01/05/2013 | World

    At least 22 killed in Iraq attacks

    At least 22 people were killed in attacks across Iraq, police and medics said, after weeks of intensifying violence that threatens all-out sectarian conflict.

  • 15/05/2013 | World

    Bombs, shooting kill more than 35 people across Iraq

    More than 35 people were killed in bomb blasts, a shooting and a suicide attack in Iraq today, police and hospital sources said.

  • 24/03/2013 | World

    John Kerry asks Iraq to stop arms to Syria

    US Secretary of State John Kerry pressed Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to stop Iranian flights over Iraq from carrying arms to Syria during a visit to the Iraqi capital.

  • 12/04/2013 | World

    At least 12 killed in attack against Iraq mosque

    At least 12 people were killed and dozens wounded when a bomb exploded in front of a Sunni Muslim mosque in Iraq's Diyala province as worshippers were leaving after Friday prayers, police and medics said.

  • 25/04/2013 | World

    Iraq: at least 19 dead in clashes between militants and police

    At least 10 Iraqi policemen and nine Sunni Islamist militants were killed in clashes today in Mosul, the third day of the fiercest fighting since US troops left Iraq in December 2011, military sources said.

  • 08/02/2013 | World

    Car bombs in Shi'ite areas of Iraq kill 31

    Four car bombs killed at least 31 people at street markets in Iraq today, police and medics said, as sectarian violence grows ahead of provincial elections in April.

  • 19/03/2013 | World

    Bombs kill 50 on Iraq invasion anniversary

    A dozen car bombs and suicide blasts tore into Shi'ite districts in Baghdad and south of the Iraqi capital today, killing more than 50 people on the 10th anniversary of the US-led invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein.

  • 24/03/2013 | World

    US urges Iraq to stop arms flow to Syria

    US Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced visit to Iraq and will urge Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to make sure Iranian flights over Iraq do not carry arms and fighters to Syria, a US official said.

  • 22/01/2013 | World

    Two blasts, suicide attack kill 17 in Baghdad

    Three blasts, including a suicide bomber attack near an army base, killed least 17 people across Baghdad today, the latest violence as Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki faces increasing pressure from a political crisis.

  • 23/01/2013 | World

    Fourth attack in a week in Iraq: Suicide bomber kills 22 at Shi'ite mosque

    A suicide bomber disguised as a mourner killed at least 22 people inside an Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim mosque today when he set off his explosives in the middle of a crowded funeral.

  • 04/02/2013 | World

    Suicide bomber kills 22 in attack on Iraq militia

    A suicide bomber attacked a government-backed militia north of Baghdad today, killing at least 19 people in an apparent attempt by Sunni insurgents to stoke unrest against Iraq's Shi'ite prime minister, Nuri al-Maliki.

  • 09/09/2012 | World

    Fugitive Iraqi vice president sentenced to death

    Fugitive Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi was sentenced to death by an Iraqi court after he was convicted of murder in a ruling likely to further exacerbate sectarian tension.

  • 20/12/2012 | World

    Iraq president arrives in Germany for treatment

    Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has arrived in Germany for medical treatment, the German government confirmed today, after he suffered a stroke earlier in the week.

  • 08/01/2013 | World

    US does not rule out complete pullout from Afghanistan after 2014

    The Obama administration does not rule out a complete withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan after 2014, the White House said today, just days before President Barack Obama is due to meet Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

  • 16/08/2012 | World

    Bloody day of blasts in Iraq kills more than 70

    A series of bombings and shootings killed more than 70 people across Iraq in a bloody day of attacks underscoring the country's struggle with a stubborn insurgency more than half a year after the US military withdrew.

  • 06/09/2012 | World

    US urges Iraq to inspect Iran supply flights to Syria

    US officials are questioning Iraq about Iranian flights in Iraqi airspace suspected of ferrying weapons to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whose conflict with rebels threatens to drag his neighbors into a regional struggle.

  • 09/09/2012 | World

    Iraq blasts kill 100 as fugitive VP gets death sentence

    Car bombs tore through mainly Shi'ite Baghdad districts after Iraq's fugitive Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi was sentenced to death, as more than 100 people were killed across the country in one of the bloodiest days this year.

  • 23/07/2012 | World

    More than 100 killed in attacks across Iraq

    More than 100 people were killed in bomb and gun attacks in Iraq after 20 died in blasts the previous day in a coordinated surge of violence against mostly Shi'ite Muslim targets.

  • 24/07/2012 | World

    Late night attacks take Iraq death toll to 116

    Two bombs killed nine people in Iraq late, police and hospital sources said, taking to 116 the death toll in a string of coordinated bomb and gun attacks against mostly Shi'ite Muslim targets.

  • 25/07/2012 | World

    Al Qaeda announces 'start of a new stage of jihad' in Iraq

    Al Qaeda's affiliate in Iraq has claimed responsibility for scores of attacks across the country against mostly Shi'ite Muslim targets this week which killed and wounded hundreds of people.

  • 13/06/2012 | World

    Iraq bombs kill 70 Shi'ite pilgrims

    Bombers struck at Shi'ite pilgrims celebrating a religious festival in Baghdad and across Iraq today, killing more than 70 people in one of the bloodiest days since the last US troops left the country in December.

  • 03/07/2012 | World

    Market bombs kill 44 before Iraqi Shi'ite ritual

    A bomb in a small truck exploded in a market in the Iraqi city of Diwaniya today, killing 40 people, and a bomb blast killed four more near the city of Kerbala, police and officials said - the latest in a series of sectarian attacks.

  • 10/07/2012 | World

    Bomb kills 3, wounds 14 in Baghdad

    A bomb in a bus killed three people and wounded 14 in Sadr City, a Shi'ite district in northeastern Baghdad, hospital and police sources said today.

  • 20/03/2012 | World

    Explosions across Iraq kill at least 49

    At least 26 explosions struck cities and towns across Iraqtoday, killing at least 49 people and wounding more than 200, despite a massive security clampdown ahead of next week's Arab League summit in Baghdad.

  • 24/05/2012 | World

    Iran, powers agree nuke talks Moscow June 18-19

    Iran and world powers will meet in Moscow on June 18-19 to hold further talks to try solve a long-standing dispute about an Iranian nuclear energy program, European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said today.

  • 04/06/2012 | World

    Bomb hits Shi'ite site in Baghdad, 26 killed

    A suicide bomber detonated an explosive-packed car outside a Shi'ite Muslim office in central Baghdad today, killing at least 26 people and wounding more than 190 in an attack bearing the hallmarks of Iraq's al Qaeda affiliate.

  • 24/01/2012 | World

    Iraq: car bombs kill 13, wound 75 in Baghdad

    Four car bombs exploded in mainly Shi'ite Muslim areas of Baghdad today, killing at least 13 people and wounding 75, underlining a political crisis that threatens to revive sectarian strife in Iraq.

  • 27/01/2012 | World

    Suicide bomber kills 31 in Baghdad attack

    A suicide bomber detonated his explosive-filled taxi near a funeral procession in Baghdad, killing 31 people in the latest attack in a Shi'ite neighborhood amid rising violence since an Iraqi political crisis erupted in December.

  • 05/03/2012 | World

    Gunmen kill 27 in raids on west Iraq checkpoints

    Gunmen disguised as police raided checkpoints and homes in western Iraq today, killing at least 27 members of the security forces, police said, in an attack the authorities said bore the hallmarks of al Qaeda.

  • 29/12/2011 | World

    Turkish air strike kills 35 in north Iraq

    Turkish warplanes launched air strikes against suspected Kurdish militants in northern Iraq near the Turkish border overnight, the military said today, but local officials said the attack killed 35 smugglers who were mistaken for guerrillas.

  • 31/12/2011 | World

    Iraq celebrates US withdrawal

    Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki declared a new dawn today as Iraq celebrated the departure of American troops at a ceremony held amid tight security and without Maliki's key political rivals.

  • 05/01/2012 | World

    Bombs kill at least 67 in Iraq

    Bomb attacks targeting Shi'ite Muslim areas of Iraq killed at least 67 people on today, police and hospital sources said, ramping up fears of an increase in sectarian strife.

  • 22/12/2011 | World

    Blasts kill 63 as Iraq tensions rise

    A rash of bombings hit Baghdad today, killing at least 63people in the first big attack on Iraq's capital since a crisis between its Shi'ite Muslim-led government and Sunni rivals erupted days after the US troop withdrawal.

  • 25/12/2011 | World

    US urges dialogue over Iraqi crisis

    Vice President Joe Biden spoke by telephone today with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki about violence in Baghdad and a political crisis that has erupted in the week since the last American troops left Iraq.

  • 26/12/2011 | World

    Suicide bomber kills seven outside Iraq ministry

    At least seven people were killed when a suicide car bomber hit Iraq's interior ministry today in the latest attack since a crisis erupted between the Shi'ite-led government and Sunni leaders a week ago.

  • 21/10/2011 | World

    Obama: US will pull troops out of Iraq by year-end

    President Barack Obama vowed  to pull all US troops from Iraq this year, symbolically ending the war but dashing US hopes of leaving a few thousand troops to buttress a still shaky Iraq and offset neighboring Iran's influence.

  • 12/12/2011 | World

    Obama says US will be loyal partner for Iraq

    President Barack Obama pledged that Washington would remain a strong partner for Iraq as US troops exit by year-end, and played down the risk this departure creates a power vacuum Iran can exploit.

  • 14/12/2011 | World

    Obama: US troops leaving Iraq with heads held high

    President Barack Obama welcomed home some of the last US troops from Iraq, marking a symbolic end to the nearly nine-year war that strained America's armed forces and damaged its standing worldwide.

  • 05/07/2011 | World

    Iraq bombers strike gov´t building, at least 27 dead

    A car bomb and another explosive device blew up in a crowded parking lot outside a government building north of Baghdad today, killing at least 27 people and wounding dozens more, officials said.

  • 15/08/2011 | World

    Bombs, attacks hit Iraqi cities, at least 60 dead

    Suicide attackers and car bombs hit cities across Iraq today, killing at least 60 people in apparently coordinated assaults authorities blamed on al Qaeda affiliates intent on destabilizing the government.

  • 15/10/2011 | World

    No decision on future US troop presence in Iraq

    The Obama administration denied a news report today it had made a final decision to pull almost all US troops out of Iraq by a year-end withdrawal deadline.

  • 16/02/2011 | World

    Iraqi defector fabricated WMD intelligence, paper reports

    The defector, Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, said in an interview with the Guardian that he had fabricated claims of mobile biological weapons and clandestine factories made to German intelligence officials throughout 2000.

  • 05/05/2011 | World

    Suicide car bomber kills at least 17 in Iraq

    A car bomber killed at least 17 people and wounded 65 at a police building in the mainly Shi'ite city of Hilla, an official said, as Iraq braced for revenge attacks after US commandos killed Osama bin Laden.

  • 29/06/2011 | World

    War costs US over $3.7 trillion, says study

    When Obama cited cost as a reason to bring troops home from Afghanistan, he referred to a $1 trillion price tag for America's wars. The figure grossly underestimates the total cost of wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, study says.

  • 27/12/2010 | World

    Suicide bombings kill up to 17 in Iraq's Ramadi

    Twin suicide bombings rocked a government compound in Iraq's western city of Ramadi, killing 17 people, a deputy interior minister said.

  • 03/01/2011 | World

    Attack on intel service in northeast Iraq wounds 28

    A suicide car bomber attacked an office of the Iraqi intelligence services in a city northeast of Baghdad, wounding 28 people, officials said.

  • 04/02/2011 | World

    Small plane crashes in Iraq, 7 killed

    A small plane crashed on takeoff from an airport in northern Iraq, killing all seven people on board, officials said. The plane went down on the runway moments after takeoff from the city of Sulaimaniya in Iraq's semi-autonomous northern Kurdish region.

  • 11/10/2012 | Sports

    Kaka scores on return for six-goal Brazil

    Kaka scored on his Brazil comeback after a two-year absence and Oscar notched a brace as the 2014 World Cup hosts demolished Iraq 6-0 in a one-sided friendly in Sweden.

  • 20/12/2012 | Sports

    Maradona wants to take Iraq to World Cup finals

    Diego Maradona is on the brink of becoming coach of Iraq and wants to take the country to the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil, Argentine agent Hernan Tofoni said today.

  • 10/07/2013 | Sports

    Uruguay reach U20 World Cup final after penalty victory

    The Uruguay national football team will play in the final of the Under-20 World Cup this Saturday after defeating Iraq in a penalty shootout.

  • 22/12/2011 | Arts and Media

    Soldier echoes Arabian Nights with Iraq novel

    In Benjamin Buchholz's second day in Iraq as a US army officer, a young Iraqi girl was struck and killed by a military convoy while trying to catch a bottle of water thrown to children by the roadside as a gift.

  • 23/09/2014 | Multimedia

    IS posts second video of UK hostage criticizing war buildup

    Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria released a video that appears to show British journalist John Cantlie criticizing preparations for US-led attacks on the militant group.

  • 25/04/2014 | Multimedia

    Multiple attack kills 28 people in Iraq: video

    The militant group Asaib Ahl Haq (League of the Righteous) was presenting its candidates for elections on April 30 at the rally in eastern Baghdad. Three bombs exploded in succession as people were leaving, reporters at the scene said.

  • 08/08/2014 | Multimedia

    Obama okays Iraq airstrikes 'to prevent genocide'

    "We can act carefully and responsibly to prevent a potential act of genocide," Obamas told reporters at the White House. "I've therefore authorized targeted airstrikes if necessary."

  • 18/09/2014 | Multimedia

    IS releases new video of British hostage 'series'

    The Islamic State (IS) has launched what seems to be a new communicational strategy, announcing a “series of videos” to show “the truth” about the IS. In a footage entitled “Lend me your ears” British journalist John Cantlie -captured by the IS in 2012- delivers a case against “Western media” portrayal of the IS.

  • 28/05/2013 | World

    Iraqi Shiites fighting for Assad regime

    By Abigail Hauslohner- The Washington Post

    The Iraqi fighters in the video shoulder assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades as they walk down a highway lined with cypress trees.


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