Iraq

August 25, 2013

An elderly Iraqi man smokes a cigarette by the wreckage of a car bomb in Baghdad in May. (AFP/File)
11:40 GMT

11 people were killed across Iraq on Sunday as gunmen killed five policemen in Nineveh province and car bombs struck the north of Baghdad.

August 24, 2013

IRAQ, Kirkuk : Iraqi policemen and investigators inspect the remains of a car bomb that exploded outside the ministry of education in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on August 22, 2013. AFP PHOTO MARWAN IBRAHIM
09:46 GMT

At least 25 people were killed and fifty wounded in the Iraqi capital Baghdad Friday, following a suicide explosion in a busy park.

August 23, 2013

UNITED STATES, Washington : Demonstrators calling for help from US President Obama on the Syrian revolution protest in front of the White House late August 21, 2013, in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Paul J. Richards
17:41 GMT

The Syrian conflict has attracted jihadists from around the Muslim world. The West and Western-friendly countries fear that with Assad's downfall Syria may befall the same fate as Afghanistan in the 1980s, becoming a safe haven for Islamists and a launchpad for deadly attacks abroad.

August 20, 2013

IRAQ, Arbil : An Iraqi-Kurdish man delivers mattresses as the Iraqi Red Crescent Society gathers aid supplies for Syrian refugees in the city of Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on August 19, 2013. TOPSHOTS/AFP PHOTO / SAFIN HAMED
16:07 GMT

The government of Iraqi Kurdistan has imposed a daily quota of 3,000 Syrians, in order to cope with the huge influx of refugees entering the country.

August 19, 2013

An Egyptian woman tries to stop a military bulldozer (AFP/MOHAMMED ABDEL MONEIM)
12:22 GMT

Society here seems to hang by a thread. Fighting continues and it is unclear who’s on what side. Checkpoints litter the city. The country is polarized in a way unimaginable.

August 18, 2013

A Syrian-Kurdish woman walks at the Quru Gusik refugee camp, 20 kilometres east of the of Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on August 17, 2013. (AFP)
16:00 GMT

Officials from Iraqi Kurdistan and NGO officials are struggling to deal with the major influx of Syrian refugees that has flooded the border over the weekend. Over 17,000 refugees have tried to enter Iraq this weekend alone, according to the authorities.

Iraqis inspect the scene of a car bomb attack near the office of Al-Ahad television channel, which is affiliated with a Shiite militant group, in Baghdad's eastern neighbourhood of Baladiyat on August 15, 2013. (AFP)
08:18 GMT

12 people, including policemen and soliders, were killed after rogue gunmen opened fire across the country on Saturday.

August 17, 2013

For Illustrative Purposes. AFP PHOTO / Jose Manuel Rondon
11:40 GMT

A bomb explosion on the Iraqi-Turkish pipeline has halted the flow of crude oil to the Mediterranean port of Ceyhan in Turkey.

August 15, 2013

A picture taken on August 10, 2013 shows the damages caused by an explosion in Nasiriyah, south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad (AFP/STR)
09:54 GMT

The explosion close to Baghdad’s “Green Zone,” a highly-fortified area housing Western embassies including the U.S. mission to Iraq, was one of five that took place early on Thursday

August 14, 2013

Iraqis talk on the site where a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle on August 11, 2013 in the northern city of Tuz Khurmatu. Car bombs ripped through Baghdad cafes and markets while blasts and shootings struck elsewhere on August 10, killing 61 people as Iraq marked the end of its deadliest Ramadan holy month in years. (AFP)
17:07 GMT

Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki said in a speech on Wednesday that he will ensure that the militants suspected of being involved in the wave of bombings that killed more than 60 Iraqi civilians over Eid Al Fitr weekend are brought to justice.

The country earned $7.3 billion from its exports this month.
08:06 GMT

Iraqi crude sales hit a 16-month low in July as exports along a northern pipeline stalled even as production rose, the oil ministry said on Wednesday.

August 13, 2013

Baghdad claims sole authority over oil exploration and export. It has already accused the Kurds in the past of smuggling crude via Iran and keeping the revenue for itself
11:34 GMT

In a dispute largely over revenue sharing, Kurdistan’s crude exports through a pipeline controlled by the Iraqi central government dried up last year. Now, Kurdistan has found a new "alternative".

An Iraqi worker cleans the pavement on August 11, 2013 on the scene of a car bomb attack that occured the day before in the northern Baghdad neighbourhood of Shaab. (AFP)
10:04 GMT

A series of violent attacks across Iraq killed five people on Tuesday morning, according to Iraqi officials.

August 12, 2013

Iraqis and policemen gather at the scene of an explosion in Nasiriyah, south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad. (AFP/STR)
07:06 GMT

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, an al-Qaeda front group, on Sunday claimed a wave of attacks that reportedly killed 74 people and injured hundreds in Iraq during the Eid al-Fitr holiday a day earlier.

August 11, 2013

RAQ, Baghdad : An Iraqi worker cleans the pavement on August 11, 2013 on the scene of a car bomb attack that occured the day before in the northern Baghdad neighbourhood of Shaab. AFP PHOTO ALI AL-SAADI
08:33 GMT

Attacks which left 61 dead in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Saturday have been heavily criticized by the U.S.