Development In Iraq

February 20, 2014

Iraq has previously been a significant purchaser of Russian arms. (AFP/File)
11:25 GMT

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is in Iraq on Thursday discussing "regional issues" with Baghdad.

February 19, 2014

Al-Qaeda militants were ousted from a strategic district in Anbar province (AFP)
11:37 GMT

Iraqi government forces on Wednesday recaptured a strategic district in the restive Anbar province from Al-Qaeda-affiliated militants.

Green was found guilty of committing the massacre of the girl and her family whilst serving in the U.S. army during the invasion of Iraq. (AFP/File)
07:24 GMT

Steven Dale Green, a former American soldier jailed for raping an Iraqi teenager and executing the girl and her family in 2006 died in an apparent suicide in prison.

February 18, 2014

At least 10 car bomb attacks were reported in central Iraq Tuesday (File Archive/AFP)
14:32 GMT

At least 19 people have been killed from 10 separate car bombs in central Iraq Tuesday.

Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr delivers a speech from the southern Iraqi city of Najaf on February 18, 2014. Al-Sadr slammed Iraq's government as corrupt and headed by a "dictator". (AFP)
10:25 GMT

Iraq’s powerful Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Tuesday described Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki as a “tyrant” who heads a “corrupt” government and suppresses his opponents.

An Iraqi man stands near debris in the aftermath of an explosion in the Ur district in eastern Baghdad, on February 18, 2014. Attacks in Iraq, including a series of car bombs in Baghdad, killed at least 23 people yesterday. (AFP)
07:53 GMT

Officials reported that two car bombs went off in Baghdad on Tuesday morning, killing at least 10 people.

February 17, 2014

Iraqi forces have killed many militants in Anbar and near Sulaiman Bek in their attempts to reclaim control of the areas from the anti-government fighters (Azhar Shallal/AFP)
17:42 GMT

At least 15 militants were killed by Iraqi security forces in a government assault on the northern town of Sulaiman Bek.

February 16, 2014

IRAQ, Kirkuk : Armed policemen stand outside a police post that was attacked at dawn by unknown gunmen on February 16, 2014 in Taza, 30 kms south of the Iraqi city of Kirkuk. [AFP]
19:09 GMT

At least 17 people have been killed in the latest spate of terrorist attacks across Iraq, security and medical sources say.

Sadr, who enjoys a wide base support as leader of al-Sadr movement, comes from a prominent Shiite family and is the fourth son of a highly-respected Shiite cleric. [AFP]
16:46 GMT

Iraq’s powerful Shiite figure Muqtada al-Sadr issued a statement on Saturday saying that he has quit politics and no longer has any political coalition representing him or his family.

Iraqi troops killed militants in Ramadi earlier this week as clashes continue between ISIS and government troops in Anbar province (Azhar Shallal/AFP)
09:45 GMT

An Al Qaeda fringe group has claimed responsibility for the death of 15 Iraqi military troops who were killed in their barracks this week near Mosul.

February 15, 2014

Firefighters extinguish fire from Baghdad's historic Shorjah market, which dates to the Abbassid era over 700 years ago, after it was hit by two bomb blasts on February 13, 2014 killing at least two people and wounding at least 11. [AFP]
18:32 GMT

Iraqi troops backed by helicopter gunships fought on Saturday to retake full control of a northern town from militants who overran parts of it earlier this week, Reuters reported the mayor and other local officials as saying.

February 13, 2014

Exclusive information obtained by Al Arabiya News Channel has revealed the identities of the top field commanders running the Islamist militant group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria [Al-Arabyia]
17:59 GMT

Exclusive information obtained by Al Arabiya News Channel has revealed the identities of the top field commanders running the Islamist militant group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Militant activity in Iraq's Anbar province has displaced at least 300,000 civilians (Azhar Shallal/AFP)
11:45 GMT

Militants in Iraq seized parts of the northern city of Sulaiman Bek Thursday.

A young iraqi boy stands in front of burnt out vehicles at the site of car bomb explosions on February 6, 2014 in al-Obeidi Shiite neighborhood, on the eastern outskirts of Baghdad. (AFP)
10:59 GMT

Five people were killed after bombs hidden in clothing stalls in a busy Baghdad market went off on Thursday morning. At least 15 people were injured in the bombs, AP reported.

February 12, 2014

An Iraqi young man inspects damaged tomatoes at the site of car bomb explosions on February 6, 2014 in al-Obeidi Shiite neighbourhood, on the eastern outskirts of Baghdad. Iraq the scene of almost daily acts of violence.
19:09 GMT

A bomb that went off in Baghdad killed six Iraqi soldiers on Wednesday, while another blast in the country's north left four civilians dead, officials reported.