March 16, 2013
Riot police use water cannons and beat protestors at the rallies staged after Friday prayers to protest against "sectarian policies".
March 14, 2013
A string of bomb attacks appear to target government offices right in the heart of the Iraqi capital.
Turkish officials who had been kidnapped by the Kurdistan Workers' Party are released in Iraq.
March 13, 2013
Refineries in India are looking to other OPEC suppliers to move from Iranian crude oil, suggesting sanctions are working, a market analyst said.
March 11, 2013
The attack close to the Kurdish Iraqi city of Kirkuk kills three and wounds around 100 people.
An al-Qaeda group claims responsibility for last week's killing of 48 Syrian soldiers and nine Iraqi guards in western Iraq.
One of the organizers of an anti-government rally close to the capital has been shot and killed according to reports.
March 10, 2013
Iraqi authorities send security forces to break up demonstrators at the main rallying point for anti-government Sunni protests in Western Iraq.
March 7, 2013
United Nations special rapporteur responds to a report linking the Pentagon with Iraqi torture centres by calling on the US to release its classified documents relating to rendition.
The US poured $60 billion into unsuccessful reconstruction projects in Iraq 10 years after invading the country, an auditor's report has found.
March 5, 2013
Iraq will receive deliveries of attack helicopters and air defense systems from Russia before the start of summer, the Iraqi foreign minister said Monday.
The deal will see crude oil pipelines built between the countries.
China has overtaken the US as the world's largest net importer of oil, a report has said.
At least 48 Syrian soldiers and nine Iraqis have been killed by gunmen in western Iraq, the defence ministry say.
March 4, 2013
Hundreds of protesters broke into Iraq's giant southern West Qurna-2 oilfield, early on Monday, sources from the field, police and the state-run Southern Oil Co. said.