Iraq

November 21, 2013

Mukhtar Army militia commander Wathiq al-Batat. [alarabyah.net]
12:10 GMT

Iraqi Shiite militia commander says his group fired mortar bombs into Saudi Arabia as a "warning message".

Iraqi men clean the rubble at the site of a blast that took place the previous day outside a cafe in Baghdad's Bayaa neighborhood on November 21, 2013. One day after attacks killed 59 people across Iraq, a car bomb exploded in a busy market northeast of the capital. (AFP)
10:42 GMT

A car bomb that exploded near a cafe in a packed market killed at least 30 people in a town northeast of Baghdad, Iraqi officials reported Thursday,

November 20, 2013

Iraqi security forces stand at the site of a bomb attack. [presstv.ir]
09:26 GMT

At least 24 people have been killed and 65 others wounded in a wave of bombings in mostly Shia areas of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, officials say.

November 17, 2013

Kurds' Barzani and Turks' Erdogan have previously met, but Saturday's meeting represents the first time that the two leaders have met in the Kurdish region of Turkey (Courtesy of the Kurdistan Regional Government)
07:28 GMT

Turkey's meeting with Kurdish leadership this weekend posed as a promising start to tentative peace talks between the two clashing groups

Iraq's GDP growth has been driven by oil. (Image credit: Shutterstock)
07:01 GMT

Iraq continues to expand its oil resources, but further economic diversification is needed, according to QNB Group.

November 15, 2013

The traditions of Ashura, a holy day Shi'ite Muslims will observe Sunday, started in the Middle East and spread to Iran and South Asia, where they have been practiced for centuries. [atlasshrugs]
03:00 GMT

As millions took to the streets to acknowledge the Day of Ashura, suicide bombers were posted around major traffic areas in attacks launched around the predominantly Shiite neighborhoods.

November 13, 2013

Shiite pilgrims gather in Karbala Tuesday to commemorate the anniversary Imam Hussein's death (Ali al-Saadi/AFP)
08:26 GMT

Three coordinated bombings killed at least 8 Shiite pilgrims north of Iraq's capital Wednesday. 10 others were reported wounded.

November 11, 2013

An Iraqi youth makes a belt especially for the annual Shiite Muslim commemoration of Ashura with the saying embossed in Arabic that reads, "Labaik ya Hussein" or " In your service Hussein." (Image credit: AFP)
15:28 GMT

Attacks across Iraq have left seven people dead and wounded fifty people.

November 10, 2013

Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu landed in Baghdad Sunday to renew "chilled" ties with Baghdad (Courtesy of World Bulletin)
10:17 GMT

Turkey's Foreign Minister landed in Baghdad Sunday for two days of meetings with officials to renew "chilled" ties with Iraq.

November 5, 2013

Sunni tribal militias known as the Sahwa have been increasingly targeted by Sunni militants who see them as "traitors" due to their cooperation with US military efforts in the country. Many Sahwa received direct salaries from the US military (Saad Shalash/Reuters)
16:33 GMT

Attacks throughout Iraq Tuesday left 10 people dead, bringing this year's death count to more than 5,500.

November 4, 2013

Iraq's Kirkuk province has been a target of many suicide bombing attacks this year (Ako Rasheed/Reuters)
13:17 GMT

11 people died in a series of attacks targeting security officials and building in northern Iraq Monday.

November 2, 2013

raqis gather following an explosion at a bus station on October 27, 2013, in the the Mashtal district of the capital Baghdad. (Image credit: AFP)
15:28 GMT

According to a report by the United Nations, 979 people were killed in Iraq in October 2013.

October 31, 2013

An Iraqi woman looks into a blood stained car of two women shot dead in central Baghdad earlier this month. [presstv]
12:37 GMT

Several attacks in Iraq up the death toll for the month of October. Three women executed and three others dead from explosions.

October 30, 2013

Iraqis look at the remains of a vehicle following an explosion at a small bus station . (Image credit: AFP)
18:35 GMT

Iraqi medical and security officials have said that attacks in Sunni-majority areas of Baghdad and outside the capital left nine people dead and more than 20 others wounded.

 An F-16 I fighter jet lands during an event staged for the media. (Image credit: AFP)
17:37 GMT

The United States is aiming to help the Iraqi government battle an increasing threat from Al-Qaeda linked terror groups with military sales and intelligence sharing, a US official said Wednesday.