Iraq

March 16, 2014

Al Qaeda is responsible for numerous violent attacks inside Iraq. (AFP/File)
09:25 GMT

A string of car bombs has left 19 dead across Iraq and dozens injured.

March 12, 2014

Maliki warned that terrorism stemming from the Syrian conflict could spillover into Europe. (AFP/File)
17:18 GMT

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has called on the international community to fight terrorism in Syria, warning that it could soon affect European countries.

March 10, 2014

Jordan consumes 100,000 barrels of oil a day, according to government figures (File Archive/Shutterstock)
07:56 GMT

Iraq's Oil Minister told media outlets this week that Baghdad is ready to double its crude oil exports to Jordan at "preferential prices."

March 9, 2014

Iraq is in the middle in a major resurgence of sectarian-based violence - more than 1,400 people were killed in January and February of this year alone. (AFP)
08:42 GMT

A suicide car bomber in Iraq killed at least 12 people after driving his bomb-laden vehicle into a security checkpoint in southern Iraq, one day after a man driving a stolen police vehicle wounded 14 people in Anbar province.

Maliki accused the Gulf powers of incing terrorism in Iraq during an exclusive interview with France 24 Saturday (File Archive/AFP)
07:05 GMT

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki accused Saudi Arabia and Qatar of destabilizing Iraq vis-a-vis supporting militant groups during an interview broadcast Saturday.

March 7, 2014

Violence in Iraq has killed over 1,800 since the new year began in January, according to AFP records. (AFP/File)
13:15 GMT

Fighting in Fallujah, a city in Iraq held by anti-government fighters, continues as government forces seek to take back the city.

March 6, 2014

An Iraqi man inspects the site of a car bomb explosion in Sadr City in eastern Baghdad on March 5, 2014. (AFP)
06:56 GMT

At least 24 people have been killed in a series of attacks targeting Shia neighborhoods of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, and security forces’ checkpoints, officials say.

March 5, 2014

Seven of the bombs that detonated Wednesday were from car explosions (File Archive/AFP)
08:45 GMT

At least 12 people have been killed in Baghdad from nine bombs that detonated Wednesday morning.

March 4, 2014

The gunmen are apparently dressed in Iraqi military uniforms. (AFP/File)
09:25 GMT

Gunmen dressed in military uniforms have stormed the city council and court house compound in northern Iraq, wounding nearly 25 people and taking several more hostage, according to officials.

March 3, 2014

In 2013, Jordan’s exports to Iraq went up by 23 per cent, amounting to JD884 million while its imports from Iraq totalled JD269 million
18:54 GMT

They discussed means to boost economic relations between the two countries and their private sectors, in particular.

The February figure was up from 2.228 million bpd the previous month thanks to the completion of work on expanding the capacity of the southern Basra port, from which the bulk of Iraq's crude is shipped.
03:55 GMT

The increase is likely to restore some confidence in Iraq's oil revival, which got under way in 2010 after decades of sanctions and war, but slowed last year due to technical and security problems.

March 2, 2014

Near-daily attacks in Iraq have led to monthly death tolls that exceed 700 in both January and February alone this year (Ahmad Al Rubaye/AFP)
13:29 GMT

At least six security force officials were killed in northern and western Baghdad Sunday in a series of attacks targeting the personnel in the predominantly Sunni Arab areas of the capital.

The February death toll figure does not include deaths from ongoing fighting in Anbar between militants and the government (Haidar Hamdani/AFP)
08:36 GMT

At least 703 people were killed in Iraq in February, representing a slight decrease in comparison to previous months.

February 28, 2014

Iraq has faced an uptick in violence in recent months as al-Qaeda has shown itself resilient and able to make gains across the country, most recently in Fallujah. (AFP/File)
08:22 GMT

Separate attacks across the country killed 52 and wounded many more. Violence in Iraq has reached its highest level since 2008.

February 26, 2014

Iraqi President Nouri Al Maliki has been meeting with top world leadership over the past few months to obtain support for Baghdad's armed forces (Courtesy of Al Arabiya)
12:39 GMT

Iraq denied that it signed a deal with Iran for weapons and ammunition on Wednesday