Development In Iraq

April 27, 2014

Many Iraqi fighters affiliated with the country's Hezbollah Brigades have gone to Syria to fight for the regime against the opposition (Haidar Hamdani/AFP)
08:16 GMT

At least 33 people are now dead from two bombings that targeted a Shiite political rally in Baghdad ahead of Wednesday's parliamentary elections.

April 26, 2014

The UN estimates that an estimated 400,000 Iraqis have been displaced due to violence this year (File/AFP)
10:59 GMT

Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Malki has accused Saudi Arabia of meddling in Baghdad's affairs and further antagonizing the Syrian conflict by arming rebels.

April 24, 2014

Hillah was the center of heavy fighting during the 2003 U.S. invasion into Iraq (File Archive/AFP)
09:33 GMT

At least 8 people were killed in Iraq from a car bomb explosion at a police checkpoint south of Baghdad Thursday.

Sectarian violence has been on the rise over the past 18 months, with more than 2,750 being killed in 2014 alone. Here,  a boy walks in the wreckage of a car bomb in Baghdad. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

The attack took place in Baybukh, a small village north of Mosul, and targeted members of the Shabak minority, Agence France Presse reported.

April 22, 2014

The attack on the ballot center took place in Daqouq, 260km north of Baghdad. (AFP/File)
12:58 GMT

Unidentified militant gunmen dressed in military garb killed 10 Iraqi guards when they stormed a balloting center in an overnight attack in the country's north, a senior police official said Tuesday.

April 21, 2014

The intense fighting in Anbar Province has caused thousands of Iraqi citizens to flee. (AFP/File)
12:43 GMT

On Sunday, Iraqi forces took control to the main entrances of Fallujah in a major offensive aimed at retaking the city.

Despite Iraq's deteriorating security situation, Baghdad is still insisting on holding parliamentary elections at the end of this month (File Archive/AFP)
11:37 GMT

A suicide bomber in central Iraq left at least 10 people dead and wounded 35 others Monday.

April 20, 2014

According to an AFP tally, violence has killed more than 460 people in Iraq this month alone and upwards of 2,700 this year. (AFP/File)
11:17 GMT

At least nine people were killed across Iraq on Sunday after several bombing attacks rocked the country, security and medical officials said. Three were killed after a suicide bomber detonated at Baghdad's Imam Kadhim University.

April 18, 2014

According to the UN, over 8,000 people caught between violence in Iraq died last year (File/AFP)
09:48 GMT

A spate of attacks across Iraq have left at least 30 people dead, including soldiers and civilians on Thursday. One attack by militant group State of Iraq and the Levant killed 18 people.

April 17, 2014

Mosul is considered one of the most dangerous areas in Iraq (File Archive)
11:26 GMT

At least 12 soldiers were killed in northern Iraq Thursday by militants armed with automatic weapons.

April 16, 2014

The trench will be 17 kilometers, or 19.6 miles when completed (Safin Hamed/AFP)
08:31 GMT

The autonomous Kurdish region of Iraq is digging a trench along its border with Syria in order to prevent militants from the neighboring civil war from entering its territory.

April 15, 2014

Fallujah has been under the control of anti-government fighters since January (File Archive/AFP)
20:14 GMT

A prominent army officer and seven others died in Iraq Tuesday.

The Iraqi army has been battling al-Qaeda linked militants since December 2013. (AFP/File)
07:11 GMT

Iraqi Water Resources Minister Muhanad al-Saadi said in a statement on Monday that militants have “completely closed the gates of the Fallujah dam since Sunday morning.”

April 13, 2014

A suicide car bomb killed at least seven policemen in Kirkuk Sunday (File Archive/AFP)
11:52 GMT

At least a dozen people were killed in Iraq Sunday from bomb attacks in Kirkuk and Sulaiman Bek.

April 10, 2014

More than 3,000 people have died in Iraq from violent attacks since the beginning of 2014 (Ali Al Saadi/AFP)
07:25 GMT

Violent attacks in mostly Shiite areas in Iraq left at least 34 people dead Wednesday.