Iraq

February 25, 2014

Car bombs explode in Baghdad almost daily (File Archive/AFP)
16:11 GMT

Bombs and gunfire blanketed Baghdad Tuesday, leaving at least eight dead and 22 wounded.

February 24, 2014

Kurdistan became a semi-autonomous region in 1970. (AFP/File)
18:33 GMT

Angry over Kurdistan's independent oil exports through Turkey, the Iraqi government is allegedly withholding wages from Kurdish employees.

February 23, 2014

Jordan and Iraq are speeding up their measures and efforts to construct the pipeline, a senior official at the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) told The Jordan Times.
03:55 GMT

"Iraq will provide Jordan with oil at preferential prices,” Mahadin added.

February 20, 2014

Iraq has previously been a significant purchaser of Russian arms. (AFP/File)
11:25 GMT

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is in Iraq on Thursday discussing "regional issues" with Baghdad.

February 19, 2014

Al-Qaeda militants were ousted from a strategic district in Anbar province (AFP)
11:37 GMT

Iraqi government forces on Wednesday recaptured a strategic district in the restive Anbar province from Al-Qaeda-affiliated militants.

Green was found guilty of committing the massacre of the girl and her family whilst serving in the U.S. army during the invasion of Iraq. (AFP/File)
07:24 GMT

Steven Dale Green, a former American soldier jailed for raping an Iraqi teenager and executing the girl and her family in 2006 died in an apparent suicide in prison.

February 18, 2014

At least 10 car bomb attacks were reported in central Iraq Tuesday (File Archive/AFP)
14:32 GMT

At least 19 people have been killed from 10 separate car bombs in central Iraq Tuesday.

Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr delivers a speech from the southern Iraqi city of Najaf on February 18, 2014. Al-Sadr slammed Iraq's government as corrupt and headed by a "dictator". (AFP)
10:25 GMT

Iraq’s powerful Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Tuesday described Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki as a “tyrant” who heads a “corrupt” government and suppresses his opponents.

Shatha in her beautiful gold dress during her Hala February performance. (Image: Facebook)
10:11 GMT

Shatha Hassoun had a lifelong dream and she made it come true this February.

An Iraqi man stands near debris in the aftermath of an explosion in the Ur district in eastern Baghdad, on February 18, 2014. Attacks in Iraq, including a series of car bombs in Baghdad, killed at least 23 people yesterday. (AFP)
07:53 GMT

Officials reported that two car bombs went off in Baghdad on Tuesday morning, killing at least 10 people.

February 17, 2014

Iraqi forces have killed many militants in Anbar and near Sulaiman Bek in their attempts to reclaim control of the areas from the anti-government fighters (Azhar Shallal/AFP)
17:42 GMT

At least 15 militants were killed by Iraqi security forces in a government assault on the northern town of Sulaiman Bek.

February 16, 2014

IRAQ, Kirkuk : Armed policemen stand outside a police post that was attacked at dawn by unknown gunmen on February 16, 2014 in Taza, 30 kms south of the Iraqi city of Kirkuk. [AFP]
19:09 GMT

At least 17 people have been killed in the latest spate of terrorist attacks across Iraq, security and medical sources say.

Sadr, who enjoys a wide base support as leader of al-Sadr movement, comes from a prominent Shiite family and is the fourth son of a highly-respected Shiite cleric. [AFP]
16:46 GMT

Iraq’s powerful Shiite figure Muqtada al-Sadr issued a statement on Saturday saying that he has quit politics and no longer has any political coalition representing him or his family.

Land transport activity is continuing at 80,000 trucks per year
09:55 GMT

Transport Minister Lina Shbeeb and her Iraqi counterpart Hadi Al Amiri on Saturday weathered the liquidation of the Iraqi Jordanian Land Transport Company with a determination to boost economic and commercial integration in various fields.

Iraqi troops killed militants in Ramadi earlier this week as clashes continue between ISIS and government troops in Anbar province (Azhar Shallal/AFP)
09:45 GMT

An Al Qaeda fringe group has claimed responsibility for the death of 15 Iraqi military troops who were killed in their barracks this week near Mosul.