Iraq

May 19, 2014

Maliki is expected to remain in power in Iraq for a third term. (AFP/File)
13:36 GMT

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is expected to remain in office for a third term with his party having reportedly won a majority of the seats in the April 30 parliamentary elections.

Iran has tried to bring more foreign companies into its energy sector since securing sanctions relief from a November interim agreement to temporarily curb its nuclear activities.
03:55 GMT

A couple of Swedish and Russian companies have voiced readiness to cooperate with Iran in oil exploration projects in the Caspian Sea.

May 18, 2014

The parliamentary election results are set to be announced any day (File Archive/AFP)
13:00 GMT

Militants kidnapped one of Iraq's election candidates while the country awaits the results of last month's poll.

More than 1,000 people were killed in Iraq during April alone, according to official figures (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Election results in Iraq are due within the next few days, the country's electoral commission said.

May 17, 2014

Deadly attacks are now commonplace in Iraq (File/AFP)
16:58 GMT

Two separate bombings killed five people in Baghdad Saturday, officials said.

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.