Development In Iraq

March 9, 2014

Maliki accused the Gulf powers of incing terrorism in Iraq during an exclusive interview with France 24 Saturday (File Archive/AFP)
07:05 GMT

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki accused Saudi Arabia and Qatar of destabilizing Iraq vis-a-vis supporting militant groups during an interview broadcast Saturday.

March 7, 2014

Violence in Iraq has killed over 1,800 since the new year began in January, according to AFP records. (AFP/File)
13:15 GMT

Fighting in Fallujah, a city in Iraq held by anti-government fighters, continues as government forces seek to take back the city.

March 6, 2014

An Iraqi man inspects the site of a car bomb explosion in Sadr City in eastern Baghdad on March 5, 2014. (AFP)
06:56 GMT

At least 24 people have been killed in a series of attacks targeting Shia neighborhoods of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, and security forces’ checkpoints, officials say.

March 5, 2014

Seven of the bombs that detonated Wednesday were from car explosions (File Archive/AFP)
08:45 GMT

At least 12 people have been killed in Baghdad from nine bombs that detonated Wednesday morning.

March 4, 2014

The gunmen are apparently dressed in Iraqi military uniforms. (AFP/File)
09:25 GMT

Gunmen dressed in military uniforms have stormed the city council and court house compound in northern Iraq, wounding nearly 25 people and taking several more hostage, according to officials.

March 2, 2014

Near-daily attacks in Iraq have led to monthly death tolls that exceed 700 in both January and February alone this year (Ahmad Al Rubaye/AFP)
13:29 GMT

At least six security force officials were killed in northern and western Baghdad Sunday in a series of attacks targeting the personnel in the predominantly Sunni Arab areas of the capital.

The February death toll figure does not include deaths from ongoing fighting in Anbar between militants and the government (Haidar Hamdani/AFP)
08:36 GMT

At least 703 people were killed in Iraq in February, representing a slight decrease in comparison to previous months.

February 26, 2014

Iraqi President Nouri Al Maliki has been meeting with top world leadership over the past few months to obtain support for Baghdad's armed forces (Courtesy of Al Arabiya)
12:39 GMT

Iraq denied that it signed a deal with Iran for weapons and ammunition on Wednesday

February 25, 2014

Car bombs explode in Baghdad almost daily (File Archive/AFP)
16:11 GMT

Bombs and gunfire blanketed Baghdad Tuesday, leaving at least eight dead and 22 wounded.

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.