Development In Iraq

July 16, 2014

Iraqi forces have been battling Sunni insurgents since June. (AFP/File)
08:26 GMT

Iraqi forces withdrew from Tikrit after a failed attempt to retake the city from Islamic State militants.

July 15, 2014

Thousands have fled the ongoing violence in Iraq. (AFP/File)
13:33 GMT

Iraq's parliament successful elected a new speaker of the house Tuesday.

July 14, 2014

Shiite fighters in Baghdad are preparing for an ISIL advance. (AFP/File)
12:25 GMT

Militants from ISIL have taken partial control of the town of Dhuluiyah, just 80 kilometers north of Baghdad.

No group has claimed responsibility for the bombing. (AFP/File)
11:55 GMT

A car bomb in Baghdad killed at least 4 civilians and wounded 12 others Monday.

July 13, 2014

Iraq's parliament must quickly pick a new speaker of parliament, president, and prime minister. (AFP/File)
13:52 GMT

Iraq's parliamentary session Sunday ended after 30 minutes and without progress.

Members of Iraq's security forces stand guard in Baghdad, April 29, 2014 (File/AFP)
07:49 GMT

Gunmen killed at least 33 people including 29 women in a Baghdad housing complex Saturday. Police said the motive of the shootings still remained unclear.

July 11, 2014

Irbil released a statement Friday saying that the KRG will now control disputed northern oil fields (File Archive)
19:54 GMT

Kurdish forces seized control of Iraq's northern oilfields Friday as tensions continue to increase between Irbil and Baghdad.

Anti-government demonstrators previously protested in Anbar province for months until Baghdad commissioned an operation to oust them from their demonstration site (File Archive/AFP)
13:40 GMT

At least 11 Iraqi police were killed in an offensive near the city of Ramadi Friday.

The ISIS flag flying above norther Iraq. (Photo: AFP)
07:32 GMT

Beddawi, particularly the neighborhood of Mankoubine, has a reputation in the last three years for being a wellspring of Lebanese jihadists.

July 10, 2014

Thousands of residents left Mosul last month before ISIS claimed full control of the city (File Archive/AFP)
20:49 GMT

Sunni militants seized a military base in Iraq's Diyala province Thursday after intense fighting with forces from Baghdad.

Barzani said earlier this month that measures are being taken for holding a referendum on Kurdistan's future. (AFP/File)
14:07 GMT

Iraqi Kurds say they will withdraw their ministers from the cabinet and cease participation in the government of Prime Minister Maliki in protest over his remarks.

The UN atomic agency said the materials obtained by insurgents were "low grade" despite Iraq's security concerns (File/AFP)
11:05 GMT

Terrorist groups seized nuclear materials used for scientific research from Iraq's Mosul University according to a document issued to the UN.

Iraqi militants continue to terrorize civilians and aim to capture Baghdad. (AFP/File)
09:20 GMT

The U.N. announced Thursday that the nuclear materials recently seized by militants in Iraq are low grade and do not pose a significant threat.

The U.S. government has placed a $10 million bounty on Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIL (File/AFP)
09:13 GMT

The U.S. is contemplating attacking ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, with drones according to a recent report by Pentagon officials.

July 9, 2014

Kurdistan's peshmerga forces were in some cases the only force fighting ISIS during the past month's offensive (File Archive/AFP)
15:00 GMT

Iraq's Prime Minister blamed the northern autonomous Kurdish region of Iraq for hosting jihadists within its territory to launch their offensive on other parts of Iraq.