January 8, 2013
After two weeks of anti-government protests in the predominantly Sunni western states of Iraq, the country's Shias take to the streets to show their support for Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
The legendary Saudi crooner is left high and dry after the young Emirati starlet turns down his marriage proposal in favor of a billionaire.
January 6, 2013
Embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki gave a speech on Sunday in which he warned that if anti-government protests continue Iraq could plunge into further chaos and division.
January 2, 2013
Lebanese sing reveals her change of heart over her new single
Powerful Iraqi anti-U.S. occupation Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr threw his weight Tuesday behind Sunni demonstrations against Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and predicated an impending 'Iraqi spring.'
December 31, 2012
At least ten people are killed and a further 46 wounded after a series of car bombs and road side bombs are set of on Monday.
Iraq will not pay oil companies operating in Kurdistan because the autonomous region has failed to export the volume of crude it pledged, a spokesman for Hussain Al Shahristani, Iraq’s deputy prime minister for energy, said.
When the Sunni deputy prime minister travels to the protest hotspot to try to calm tensions, his convoy is attacked with rocks and his bodyguards retaliate with warning shots, wounding two.
December 30, 2012
Massive protests have spread across Iraq with some saying a new state for Sunnis is the end game.
December 29, 2012
The divorced Iraqi coach decides that Nour Iriqsousi's talent is too good to go to waste so takes her under his musical wing.
Friday is the biggest day of protests yet as tens of thousands join the march calling for Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to stand down.
December 27, 2012
Tens of thousands of Sunnis blocked Iraq's main trade route to neighbouring Syria and Jordan in a fourth day of demonstrations yesterday against Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki.
December 26, 2012
More anti-government demonstrations take hold in Iraq, with chants calling for the downfall of the Maliki-led regime.
An Iraqi Kurdish official said on Tuesday that the country’s self-ruled northern Kurdish region has suspended oil exports over a payment row with Baghdad, a development that could add to already souring relations between the Kurds and the Arab-led central government.
December 23, 2012
The key determinant for oil prices in 2013 will Iraq and Syria, analysts suggest.