Iraq

April 7, 2014

Majed at the Mouawad press conference in Dubai. (Image: Facebook)
10:42 GMT

Majed Al Mohandes became the new face of luxury jewelry and watches brand Mouawad.

April 6, 2014

Iraq's elections are set to take place on April 30 (Mohammed Sawaf/AFP)
13:20 GMT

At least 10 people were killed in Iraq on Sunday in attacks south of Baghdad and in the northern provinces.

Anbar Province is a hotbed for al Qaeda activity. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

At least 15 soldiers have died in a blast and clashes with al Qaeda-linked militants near Fallujah.

April 5, 2014

Areas around Baghdad have been rocked by violence in the past months. Violence has hit a record high since 2008. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT

The Iraqi government has stepped up security measures before elections scheduled for later this month.

April 2, 2014

Sectarian violence has particularly increased ahead of the parliamentary elections that are scheduled to take place in late April (Marwan Ibrahim/AFP)
10:15 GMT

Six people were killed at an army recruitment center in north Iraq Wednesday morning in the latest suicide bombing attack that has been reported.

Pump oil from the Kirkuk oilfields to Turkey's Ceyhan is still stopped more than two weeks ago
08:53 GMT

A source in the North Oil Company said that the pumping oil from the Kirkuk oilfields to the Turkish port of Ceyhan is still stopped

April 1, 2014

Anti-government fighters are still in control of Fallujah, despite Iraqi authorities' efforts to reclaim the city (Saddam Hussein/AFP)
14:38 GMT

At least five people were killed in Iraq Tuesday from a suicide car bomber north of Baghdad.

March 31, 2014

Anbar is Iraq's most restive region. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT

The U.N. says approximately 400,000 Iraqis have been displaced because of violence in Anbar province.

March 30, 2014

Sattar poses with his The Voice Arabia trophy after claiming the winning title last night. (Image: Al Arabiya)
15:43 GMT

Sattar Saad was crowned as the winner of The Voice Arabia in a grand finale on Saturday night.

Iraqi government forces allegedly confiscated vehicles from militants in Ramadi this weekend (Azhar Shallal/AFP)
10:20 GMT

At least five people were killed in Sunni-majority areas in Iraq Sunday.

Lukoil is Russia's second largest oil producer (File Archive)
10:00 GMT

Russia's Lukoil has started its commercial production operations near Iraq's Basra this week.

March 29, 2014

Shatha has had a very prosperous career but is now planning on quitting in two years' time. (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

Shatha Hassoun has dropped a bombshell on her fans this week when she announced that she will be quitting the music industry in two years' time.

March 27, 2014

Kurdish officials said Thursday that the formation of a local government in the Kurdistan region will be announced soon (AFP/File)
08:52 GMT

Kurdish officials said Thursday that the formation of a local government in the Kurdistan region will be announced soon, as they denied any differences in opinion between the region's President and Prime Minister-elect.

March 25, 2014

Suicide bomb cars detonated in Baghdad's Saidiyah Tuesday, killing three and wounding eight others (File Archive/AFP)
19:00 GMT

At least 19 people were killed in violence across Iraq Tuesday.

Campaign posters for PM Maliki's third terms cover Baghdad (Ahmad Al Rubaye/AFP)
17:00 GMT

The entire board of Iraq's electoral commissioned resigned Tuesday in protest of what they have described as "political and judicial interference."