Iraq

October 26, 2013

A fighter in Iraq. Violence in Iraq has seen levels not seen since 2008.(Image credit: AFP)
17:05 GMT

Gunmen broke into the home of two Sahwa fighters in Baghdad. The men killed the two fighters and all of their family members. A total of seven people were killed.

October 24, 2013

Jihadists and Kurdish fighters have clashed on Syria's border with Iraq. (AFP/File)
12:21 GMT

Fierce clashes between Syrian Kurds and jihadists linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant clashed near Syria's Iraqi border overnight on Wednesday, according to activists on the ground in Syria.

Kazem El Saher on his wedding day 34 years ago. (Image:
07:54 GMT

He's one to keep his cards close to his chest, but Kazem El Saher couldn't stop a rare pic of his 1979 wedding day surfacing on the net. Ha!

October 23, 2013

Post suicide car bomb at Iraqi checkpoint. [csmonitor]
08:20 GMT

Death toll rises in Iraq after several military checkpoints were attacked on Tuesday.

October 21, 2013

A handout picture released by the Iraqi government shows UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi (L) meeting with Iraq's deputy prime minister in charge of energy Hussain Ibrahim Saleh. (Image credit: AFP PHOTO/HO/IRAQI GOVERNMENT)
17:23 GMT

Lakhdar Brahimi, UN envoy for Syria arrived in Baghdad on Monday to hold talks with Iraqi leaders aimed at garnering support for Syria peace talks in Geneva next month.

Five policemen were killed in a wave of coordinated attacks in Iraq on Monday morning. Iraq has been a huge increase in sectarian violence in 2013. (AFP/File)
09:38 GMT

A coordinated attack by two suicide bombers and several gunmen killed five policemen in the former Al Qaeda stronghold of Fallujah Iraq on Monday morning.

October 20, 2013

An Iraqi walks on the site of a car bomb that exploded outside a restaurant. (Image credit: AFP)
18:47 GMT

A suicide bomber has killed at least 34 people in a Baghdad cafe.

An Iraqi walks on the site of a car bomb that exploded outside a restaurant. (Image credit: AFP)
18:45 GMT

A suicide bomber has killed at least 26 people in a Baghdad cafe.

Eight suicide bombers killed six people in Iraq on Sunday in a wave of coordinated attacks on Baghdad. (AFP/File)
10:52 GMT

Six people were wounded and dozens injured after eight suicide bombers attacked security forces and a government building in Baghdad on Sunday.

Six people were killed after a suicide bomber targeted the house of a senior policeman in northern Iraq. (AFP/File)
09:53 GMT

A suicide bomber blew himself up near the house of a senior Iraqi policeman in the northern city of Samarra, killing at least six of the officer's relatives.

October 18, 2013

An Iraqi worker removes chairs as he cleans the site of a car bomb attack. (Image credit: AFP)
18:49 GMT

AFP reports that ten people have died in attacks in Iraq today. Four people belonged to same family, while six people were killed in other attacks.

October 17, 2013

Baghdad is particularly interested in obtaining more helicopters from Russia in order to target rebels conducting attacks across the Iraq (Saad Shalash/Reuters)
18:05 GMT

Baghdad announced Thursday that it has received the first arm shipments of 4.3 billion USD deal with government officials in Moscow, making Russia the second largest arms supplier to Iraq after the United States.

More than 330 people have been killed in Iraq this month from rising violence in the country according to AFP figures (Courtesy of France 24)
11:14 GMT

A suicide bomber detonated near the northern city of Mosul Thursday killing fifteen people

Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki may also discuss "regional issues" with Obama in their meeting in November and ways in which the two countries can coordinate their efforts together (Courtesy of France 24)
10:02 GMT

Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will meet President Barack Obama at the White House on November 1st to discuss financial, political and diplomatic relations between Iraq and the US.

October 15, 2013

Iraqis carry a wounded man at the scene of a car bomb attack after it exploded as worshippers left a Sunni mosque following prayers marking the start of the Eid Al Adha Muslim holiday in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on October 15, 2013. (AFP)
08:07 GMT

A bomb targeting a Sunni mosque in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk has killed nine people leaving morning prayers marking the first day of Eid Al Adha.