Iraq

May 16, 2014

The Iraqi government has repeatedly said oil sales by-passing Baghdad are illegal and has threatened to sue any company involved in the trade
01:36 GMT

"If these reports are correct, then dire consequences will be inevitable," the Iraqi oil official said. "This is a seriously dangerous development. ...and now if this is proved true then they are going too far."

May 15, 2014

An Iraqi woman inspects the wreckage of a car on the aftermath of a bomb explosion in Baghdad's northern Shiite-majority district of Sadr City, on May 11, 2014. (AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE)
13:28 GMT

A car bomb went off in Baghdad’s Shia-dominated neighborhood of Karradah on Thursday, killing at least five people, including two policemen.

Iraq has witnessed a steady increase in car bombs since last year. (AFP/File)
08:08 GMT

The U.S. plans to sell $1 billion worth of arms to Iraq in an effort to help bring stability to the country.

More than 1,000 people - mostly civilians - were killed across Iraq the past month as the country grapples with a surge in sectarian violence. (AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE)
06:38 GMT

Separate terrorist attacks targeting security forces have left 13 people dead in Iraq.

The change to ISIL's name reflects inter-organizational dynamics between it and Al Qaeda's senior leadership. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

The U.S. Department of State announced on Wednesday that it has amended the foreign terrorist designation for Al Qaeda in Iraq.

May 14, 2014

Previous ICC cases regarding torture in Iraq were dismissed in 2006 under former chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo due to what he described as "not enough evidence" (File Archive)
05:00 GMT

The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor has reopened investigations into war crimes committed by British soldiers in Iraq during the 2003 U.S. invasion after new allegations were submitted earlier this year.

May 13, 2014

The most recent wave of car bombs happened in mainly Shiite areas. (AFP/File)
10:19 GMT

Car bombs across Iraq have killed at least 12 people Tuesday.

According to the U.N., nearly 9,000 people died in Iraq in 2013. (AFP/File)
06:29 GMT

At least 14 people have been killed and dozens injured after a new wave of attacks.

May 11, 2014

Iraq has seen an uptick in violence in 2014. (AFP/File)
11:08 GMT

20 Iraqi soldiers were killed after being kidnapped in northern Iraq.

Anbar Province plunged into violence in December 2013, when the army removed an anti-government protest camp in Ramadi. (AFP/File)
07:58 GMT

Dozens of people have been killed and several others wounded in the latest wave of bombings and shooting attacks across Iraq.

May 10, 2014

The attacks came as fighting continues between militants and Iraqi forces in Anbar, where at least 400,000 people have been forced to flee their homes (File/AFP)
16:34 GMT

A series of bombings and shootings have killed 16 people across Iraq on Saturday including security forces.

May 9, 2014

Thousands have fled Fallujah amid increasing violence (File/AFP)
14:45 GMT

Eight people including two children were killed in the early hours of the morning in Fallujah as gun battles raged in the city, doctors say.

Up to 400,000 people have been forced to flee their homes since the violence erupted in Fallujah (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Iraqi officials say at least 295 people have been killed in the past six months in the city of Fallujah, as a bloody battle rages on between militants and security forces.

May 7, 2014

Customers can choose primarily between Zain, the Iraqi arm of the Kuwaiti operator of the same name, Asiacell, which is majority-owned by Qatar Telecom, and Korek.
01:19 GMT

Iraq's cabinet announced Monday it has authorised mobile phone firms to use third-generation frequencies, after years of promises amid the frustrated pleas of cellular operators.

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.