Iraq

May 6, 2014

Government forces have been trying to retake Fallujah since January this year after anti-government fighters took over control of the city (File Archive/AFP)
14:22 GMT

At least eight people were killed in Iraq Tuesday in clashes near the militant-held city of Fallujah and near Iraq's capital.

May 5, 2014

Nine people were killed today as violence across Iraq continues. (AFP/File)
14:01 GMT

Violence in Iraq has killed nine people Monday.

May 4, 2014

Iraq's security forces have been fighting al-Qaeda affiliated militants since December last year. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

Shelling in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, held by al-Qaeda-affiliated militants, has claimed 11 lives in less than 24 hours, as the Arab country continues to grapple with violence.

At least ten Shia pilgrims have been killed and several others wounded in terrorist attacks in northern Iraq. (AFP/File)
11:14 GMT

At least ten Shia pilgrims have been killed and several others wounded in terrorist attacks in northern Iraq.

May 2, 2014

The bloody figures were released a day after Iraqis took to the polls to vote in the country's parliamentary elections (File/AFP)
10:29 GMT

Over a thousand Iraqis were killed and just under 1,400 injured in attacks across Iraq last month, according to official figures released on Thursday.

Voters turned out in their thousands despite threats from al-Qaeda militants (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Nour al- Maliki has hailed the high turnout of voters for Iraq's parliamentary polls, calling it a "slap in the face of terrorism."

A young Iraqi walks past one of Nour al-Maliki's poster campaigns (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Al Qaeda attempted to intimidate voters with threats, but Iraqis weren't deterred. Iraq has witnessed a bloody few months but the outcome of the upcoming elections won't necessarily pave way for democracy.

May 1, 2014

Roughly 60% of the population turned out to vote in yesterday's elections. (AFP/File)
10:12 GMT

The United Nations Security Council commended the Iraqi people on their commitment to the democratic process.

Iraqi civilians went to the polls Wednesday to choose new MPs. (AFP/File)
07:27 GMT

Approximately 60% of Iraqis turned out to vote despite brutal violence and bombings from al Qaeda linked militants.

April 30, 2014

Iraqi women in Sadr City cast their votes Wednesday (Ahmad Al Rubaye/AFP)
09:29 GMT

A bomb targeting a polling station in Iraq's city of Kirkuk left two women dead Wednesday.

Baghdad has deployed security forces en masse to polling stations as Iraqis set out to vote in the country's first parliamentary elections since the U.S. troop withdrawal in 2011 Wednesday (Ahmad Al Rubaye/AFP)
09:21 GMT

Despite violence and corruption covering media headlines on Iraq, is the country actually in a state of recovery?

Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki, who is seeking a third term in this round of elections, cast his vote early Wednesday (Ali Al Saadi/AFP)
06:53 GMT

Iraq is set to hold its first parliamentary elections today nationwide since the U.S. troop withdrawal in 2011.

April 29, 2014

Baghdad has deployed a number of anti-terrorism forces throughout the country to protect polling stations ahead of Wednesday's parliamentary elections (Ahmad Al Rubaye/AFP)
12:31 GMT

A former Al Qaeda-linked group claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing attack Monday in a Kurdish stronghold area northeast of Baghdad.

Many in the Iraqi Kurdish population dream of some day uniting all Kurds and establishing Kurdistan as an independent state. (AFP/File)
11:13 GMT

Iraqi Kurds continue to work towards an independent Kurdish state.

Violence has increased across Iraq as Iraqis head to the polls this week to elect a new Prime Minister. (AFP/File)
10:39 GMT

At least 10 people have been killed in bombings in a town northeast of Baghdad on Tuesday.