Iraq

June 27, 2014

Iraqi security officials said all fatalities were civilians (File/AFP)
06:43 GMT

Around 20 people were killed in the town of Kadhimiya, in northern Baghdad after an explosion hit an overcrowded market late on Thursday.

June 26, 2014

Tikrit was captured by ISIS militants earlier this month (File Archive)
15:57 GMT

Baghdad launched an aerial offensive on the city of Tikrit Thursday in an effort to oust militants from the area.

The Hatra temple was featured in the 1973 horror film, The Exorcist (Image: Skyscrapercity)
12:05 GMT

A pre-Christian temple has been overrun by ISIS militants in Iraq as Shia cleric, Muqtada al-Sadr, issued a warning to the radical Sunni group.

In recent weeks, radical Sunni militants from ISIS attempted to control Iraq's largest oil refinery (File/AFP)
09:43 GMT

The constant juggle between ISIS and Iraqi forces for the Baiji oil refinery has been confusing as it remains unclear who has full control. But, there is more to it.

Over 500,000 people fled Mosul after ISIL violence erupted in the region three weeks ago (File/AFP)
08:38 GMT

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization warned of food shortages as violence between ISIS and Iraqi forces intensifies.

Thousands of Iraqis have fled to the Kurdish region. (AFP/File)
06:53 GMT

Thousands of Iraqis have fled Christian areas as ISIL militants attack northern Iraq.

Sectarian violence has reduces many parts of Iraq's capital to rubble (File Archive)
06:00 GMT

At least nine people were killed and 20 injured in various attacks near Iraq's capital Wednesday.

June 25, 2014

Kurdish forces took over control of Kirkuk on June 12 (File Archive/AFP)
18:31 GMT

Damascus may have conducted airstrike attacks in western Iraq this week say U.S. officials.

Sunni militants surrounded the air base and attacked with mortar rounds, according to witnesses (File/AFP)
17:00 GMT

A major air base in Iraq was attacked on Wednesday by Sunni insurgents. Four militants were also killed in the clashes with Iraqi forces in Yathrib, according to witnesses.

Maliki has refused to form an emergency government while the death toll mounts in Iraq (File Archive/AFP)
15:00 GMT

Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki ruled out the need for an emergency government despite growing violence in the country.

Al-Nusra Front and ISIL were initially rivals. (AFP/File)
14:15 GMT

Al-Nusra Front in Syria has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

The forces were patrolling a town in Kermanshah Province when they were attacked. (AFP/File)
13:34 GMT

Three Iranian border guards were killed on the western border with Iraq by unknown gunmen.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry recently visited Iraqi Kurdistan and met with Kurdish President Masoud Barzani. (AFP/File)
11:57 GMT

With Kurdish forces successfully fending off ISIL militants and establishing their own boundaries, the time is ripe for the Kurdish people to establish an independent state.

Thousands of Iraqis caught in ISIS violence fled Mosul in recent weeks towards Kurdish controlled areas (File/AFP)
11:50 GMT

Iraq’s Grand Mufti Rafi Al-Rifa’i called developments in Iraq a "popular revolution" and blamed the country's prime minister, Nuri Al-Maliki, for destroying the country.

Head of Hezbollah's parliamentary bloc, Mohammad Radd, said the group was prepared to protect Iraq's holy Shia shrines (File/AFP)
09:22 GMT

Lebanon's Hezbollah are ready to intervene in Iraq against ISIS militants, the group said during a rally on Monday.