Iraq

June 4, 2014

Groups like ISIL frequently use car bombs to kill civilians. (AFP/File)
19:25 GMT

A series of attacks across Iraq have left at least 21 dead on Wednesday.

June 3, 2014

The Kurdish people have been fighting with Turkey since the 1980s over the issue of self-rule. (AFP/File)
09:32 GMT

Turkish forces have fired on a village in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region.

Shatha is still producing successful music that her fans just love to hear. (Image: Facebook)
09:06 GMT

Not sure if her song "Henianah" was a hit with her fans, Shatha Hassoun took to Twitter to find out!

Everybody loves Kazem but he's not ready to sacrifice his freedom for love now! (Image: Facebook)
08:03 GMT

Heartthrob Kazem El Saher isn't looking to settle down anytime soon... what a shame!

June 2, 2014

Violence continues in Iraq as Iraqi forces clash with militant groups mainly linked to al Qaeda. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

At least 22 people have been killed in intense fighting in Iraq's Anbar Province Monday.

Exports in Iraq have been hit by persistent militant attacks on a pipeline connecting the northern province of Kirkuk to the Turkish Mediterranean port of Ceyhan.
03:55 GMT

Oil revenues account for the lion's share of government income, and the authorities are seeking to dramatically ramp them up to fund much-needed reconstruction of Iraq's conflict-battered economy and infrastructure

June 1, 2014

Muna will be on the judging panel of the Erbil International Film Festival. (Image: Iamfilm.dohafilminstitute.com)
13:49 GMT

It's rumored that Muna Wassef was hit by a missile while in Syria. But does going to Iraq mean that she's OK?

Iraq has been plagued with violence since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003. (AFP/File)
12:56 GMT

The U.N. says the death toll in Iraq during the month of May was nearly 800 people.

May 29, 2014

Nuri Al-Maliki spoke out against terrorist group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria on Wednesday (File/AFP)
13:24 GMT

Nuri Al-Maliki said he will fight the Al Qaeda linked group, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the country's Anbar province where a civil war ensues.

Iraq has been plagued by ongoing violence for over ten years. (AFP/File)
09:31 GMT

Numerous bombings this week have killed over 60 people in Iraq.

May 28, 2014

Britain has been criticized for its costly role in Iraq and Afghanistan during times of economic hardship (File/AFP)
13:56 GMT

British wars in Iraq and Afghanistan cost over $50 billion, according to a prominent defence think-tank.

May 27, 2014

The suicide bomber detonated himself outside the mosque as worshippers entered for their noon prayers (Ahmad Al Rubaye/AFP)
15:00 GMT

At least 14 people were killed from a suicide bomb attack in Iraq's capital Tuesday.

Two policemen and one civilian were killed in the attacks (File/AFP)
12:35 GMT

Three people died on Tuesday in two separate car bomb attacks in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, according to security officials.

Fallujah has seen an increase in violence since January.  (AFP/File)
08:34 GMT

Human Rights Watch says the Iraqi government is using barrel bombs in Fallujah.

May 25, 2014

Despite the steady increase in oil exports, many Iraqis complain that much of the windfall is lost to state corruption and that the proceeds have not markedly improved daily life.
11:18 GMT

Iraqi engineers began repairs Saturday to a northern oil pipeline that has been disabled for months by militant attacks, costing the country millions of dollars in lost revenues, officials said.