Iraq

March 30, 2014

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."

At least seven were killed during the gun attack at the army checkpoint Tuesday (Ahmed Al Rubaye/AFP)
15:46 GMT

A gun attack on a government army patrol north of Baghdad left at least seven people dead and 13 others wounded.

Arab leaders gathered at Kuwait summit. (AFP/file)
12:16 GMT

Qatar's emir condemns fellow Arab countries at Kuwait summit.

March 24, 2014

Sectarian violence in Iraq has not reached these levels since the civil war following the U.S. invasion. (AFP)
06:52 GMT

At least seven people were killed in Iraq on Sunday after a wave of attacks on predominantly Sunni areas struck north of Baghdad, officials reported.

March 22, 2014

Iraq has experienced increased violence this past year. It's the most the country has seen since 2008. (AFP/File)
14:39 GMT

Two bombings killed seven people in Tikrit, Iraq on Saturday.

March 21, 2014

Iraq has faced an uptick in violence in recent months as al-Qaeda and other groups have shown themselves to be resilient and able to make gains across the country.(AFP/File)
10:47 GMT

Iraqi security forces were entering a house when an explosion erupted and killed at least 14 SWAT members.

March 20, 2014

Iraqi government forces regained control of Ramadi earlier this month, but Fallujah still remains under the control of anti-government fighters (Azhar Shallal/AFP)
13:50 GMT

At least eight people were killed In Iraq Thursday on the eleventh anniversary of the U.S. invasion into Iraq in 2003.

Shatha attended the Style Star Search competition in Dubai last week. (Image: Facebook)
13:29 GMT

Shatha Hassoun attended the "Style Star Search" in Dubai last week, where she met with fans for some style tips and more.

A convoy of the Iraqi security forces patrols a street after local police took control of the Southern area of the city of Ramadi, west of the capital Baghdad in the Anbar province, on March 16, 2014. (AFP)
11:08 GMT

Two coordinated bombing attacks at a Baghdad café late on Wednesday night killed 13 people, officials reported Thursday, bringing yesterday's death toll up to at least 46.

Flying the Iraqi flag, police and security gather along Street 60 after the southern districts of the city of Ramadi, the capital of the Anbar province, were recaptured by government forces from militants, on March 16, 2014. (AFP)
06:56 GMT

Clashes in Iraq have killed 37 people and wounded dozens of others as the government struggles with the unrest in the country, officials say.

March 19, 2014

Iraq's security forces were able to regain control of Ramadi that was previously under control of anti-government fighters earlier this year (Azhar Shallal/AFP)
13:16 GMT

At least 15 people have been killed in government shelling in Iraq's Fallujah.