Iraq

April 29, 2014

Violence has increased across Iraq as Iraqis head to the polls this week to elect a new Prime Minister. (AFP/File)
10:39 GMT

At least 10 people have been killed in bombings in a town northeast of Baghdad on Tuesday.

April 28, 2014

Over five different polling stations in Kirkuk were attacked by suicide bombers Monday (Marwan Ibrahim/AFP)
13:09 GMT

Militants attacked several polling stations throughout Iraq leaving at least 18 people dead and dozens others wounded ahead of the country's parliamentary elections.

Security forces queue to cast their ballots in Baghdad (Haider Hamdani/AFP)
08:30 GMT

Iraq's armed forces and related security authorities cast their ballots throughout the country Monday two days ahead of Wednesday's parliamentary polls.

Upon completion, it is expected to provide 40,000 housing units across four districts that will house 200,000 to 250,000 people
01:41 GMT

“The Shores of Karbala project is one of the largest of its kind in Iraq."

April 27, 2014

Iraqi forces have been battling anti-government fighters, including the ISIL, in Anbar province since late 2013 (Azhar Shallal/AFP)
11:49 GMT

Iraq's army attacked a convoy of extremist rebel fighters inside eastern Syria, leaving eight dead Sunday as the vehicles approached the country's border,

Many Iraqi fighters affiliated with the country's Hezbollah Brigades have gone to Syria to fight for the regime against the opposition (Haidar Hamdani/AFP)
08:16 GMT

At least 33 people are now dead from two bombings that targeted a Shiite political rally in Baghdad ahead of Wednesday's parliamentary elections.

“The size of the Lebanese banks in Iraq maybe too small compared to the huge Iraqi market. Iraq’s seven state-owned banks have 80 percent of assets and 90 percent of total deposits in the country. However, we are going to the Iraqi market to serve new clients,” Bassil said.
03:55 GMT

Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh said he was looking forward to increase cooperation with Iraq in organizing the banking sector and strengthening supervision and money laundering protections.

April 26, 2014

The UN estimates that an estimated 400,000 Iraqis have been displaced due to violence this year (File/AFP)
10:59 GMT

Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Malki has accused Saudi Arabia of meddling in Baghdad's affairs and further antagonizing the Syrian conflict by arming rebels.

April 25, 2014

Iraq continues to struggle with deadly attacks ahead of the country's upcoming elections (File/AFP)
15:30 GMT

Terrorist attacks rocked Iraq when four soldiers along with another man were shot dead in Mosul on Thursday, official sources said.

April 24, 2014

Hillah was the center of heavy fighting during the 2003 U.S. invasion into Iraq (File Archive/AFP)
09:33 GMT

At least 8 people were killed in Iraq from a car bomb explosion at a police checkpoint south of Baghdad Thursday.

Sectarian violence has been on the rise over the past 18 months, with more than 2,750 being killed in 2014 alone. Here,  a boy walks in the wreckage of a car bomb in Baghdad. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

The attack took place in Baybukh, a small village north of Mosul, and targeted members of the Shabak minority, Agence France Presse reported.

April 22, 2014

The attack on the ballot center took place in Daqouq, 260km north of Baghdad. (AFP/File)
12:58 GMT

Unidentified militant gunmen dressed in military garb killed 10 Iraqi guards when they stormed a balloting center in an overnight attack in the country's north, a senior police official said Tuesday.

April 21, 2014

The intense fighting in Anbar Province has caused thousands of Iraqi citizens to flee. (AFP/File)
12:43 GMT

On Sunday, Iraqi forces took control to the main entrances of Fallujah in a major offensive aimed at retaking the city.

Despite Iraq's deteriorating security situation, Baghdad is still insisting on holding parliamentary elections at the end of this month (File Archive/AFP)
11:37 GMT

A suicide bomber in central Iraq left at least 10 people dead and wounded 35 others Monday.

April 20, 2014

According to an AFP tally, violence has killed more than 460 people in Iraq this month alone and upwards of 2,700 this year. (AFP/File)
11:17 GMT

At least nine people were killed across Iraq on Sunday after several bombing attacks rocked the country, security and medical officials said. Three were killed after a suicide bomber detonated at Baghdad's Imam Kadhim University.