Iraq

February 6, 2014

[AFP]
17:55 GMT

he Iraqi government, which has strong ties to Shiite Iran, has allowed al-Qaeda-linked militants to benefit from “the alienation” of the country’s Sunni population, Agence France-Presse reported U.S. lawmakers as saying Wednesday.

Jordan’s oil imports from Iraq represent around 10 per cent of the Kingdom’s daily needs
12:55 GMT

Jordan’s oil imports from Iraq have been halted due to security conditions in Anbar province.

Iraqi municipality workers clean the street near the wreckage of a vehicle at the site of a car bomb explosion in the industrial Camp Sarah district of central Baghdad on February 6, 2014. (AFP)
11:32 GMT

At least five people have been killed in Baghdad on Thursday as six car bombs ripped through the Iraqi capital, medical officials said.

February 5, 2014

Human Rights Watch said Wednesday that Al Qaeda's killing of Iraqi forces is "abhorrent" and the "latest in a long list of ISIS atrocities". (AFP/File)
17:22 GMT

Human Rights Watch said Wednesday that Al Qaeda's killing of Iraqi forces is "abhorrent" and the "latest in a long list of ISIS atrocities".

Iraqis look up as the smoke billows from the first floor of a building that was hit in an explosion in the business district of ​​Sinak in central Baghdad on February 5, 2014, near the capital's Green Zone. (AFP)
12:30 GMT

Three bombings near the Green Zone, home to Iraqi government offices and foreign embassies in Baghdad, killed at least 25 people Wednesday, police said.

The security situation in the Green Zone--like that of the rest of Baghdad--is rapidly deteriorating (Courtesy of the Boston Globe)
08:08 GMT

At least nine people were killed in Baghdad's "Green Zone" Wednesday after three car bombs exploded in the area.

February 4, 2014

Clashes in Anbar between ISIL fighters and government soldiers have left the province in shambles (Azhar Shallal/AFP)
14:48 GMT

Violence throughout Iraq's capital Tuesday has left seven people dead.

Shatha said that she’s specifically looking for a dress from Dior, Valentino, Marchesa and Alberta Ferretti. (Image: Facebook)
10:15 GMT

Shatha Hassoun headed to London today to find the perfect dress for her upcoming performance at the Hala February Festival in Kuwait.

February 3, 2014

Tribesmen and Iraqi police forces hold a position in a street of the city of Ramadi, west of the capital Baghdad, on January 30, 2014 during a military operation against anti-government fighters. (AFP)
13:05 GMT

Iraq's government troops and allied tribesmen killed nearly 60 Islamist militants in the restive Anbar province on Monday as fierce clashes took place outside the city of Ramadi.

An Iraqi policeman stands guard outside a building occupied by a state-owned company that was stormed by attackers on January 30, 2014 in the northeast of the capital Baghdad. (AFP)
10:32 GMT

A series of attacks in and around Baghdad, including four car bombs in several different neighborhoods, killed at least 12 people on Monday, Iraqi security and medical officials said.

February 2, 2014

Of the 2.228 million bpd exported in January, 2.036 came from Basra and 192,000 from Kirkuk,
04:55 GMT

Crude exports from Iraq declined in January to an average of 2.228 million barrels per day (bpd) but should rise next month, Oil Minister Abdul Kareem Luaibi said.

January 31, 2014

During Erdogan’s stay, Iran and Turkey signed a number of agreements, including a preferential trade agreement, which can dramatically increase the trade ties between the two countries.
12:26 GMT

The Leader made the remarks during a meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Tehran.

A tribeman, fighting alongside Iraqi police forces, patrols a street in the city of Ramadi, west of the capital Baghdad, on January 30, 2014. [AFP]
12:07 GMT

The Iraqi armed forces, working with tribal fighters in Anbar province killed 40 fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), destroyed weapons and seized four ISIS headquarters in the city of Fallujah this week.

January 30, 2014

Iraq is poised to triple its crude oil output from three million barrels per day to nine million by 2020.
20:03 GMT

The combined oil reserves of Iraq and Iran are greater than that of Saudi Arabia - the world’s second largest producer of crude after Russia.

Iraqi civilians gather at the site of the aftermath of a car bomb explosion in the Shuala area of the Iraqi capital Baghdad on January 30, 2014. [AFP]
11:00 GMT

After a recent explosion in Baghdad, the death toll for Iraq has passed the 900 mark and is still gaining.