Development In Iraq

January 31, 2014

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

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.

Iraqi guards have been stationed in Ramadi as the government attempts to reclaim control the Anbar province that has been under Al Qaeda militants' control in recent weeks (Azhar Shallal/AFP)
09:41 GMT

Unidentified militants have taken hostages from Iraq's human rights ministry Thursday according to security sources.

Al Maliki warned that the Syrian conflict is fuelling terrorism in Iraq. (AFP/File)
07:57 GMT

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki has called on the United States and its western allies to stop providing arms to opposition fighters in Syria.

January 29, 2014

Iraqi soldiers were deployed to Anbar earlier this month to reclaim control of the province (File Archive/AFP)
14:48 GMT

Iraqi forces have reportedly taken back some areas of the restive Anbar province that has largely been under Al Qaeda-affiliated militants over the past weeks.

January 28, 2014

Iraq's security forces have been increasingly targeted by militiamen throughout the country (Azhar Shallal/AFP)
13:01 GMT

Seven security force members died Tuesday in gun attacks north of Baghdad.

January 27, 2014

An anti-government rebel fighter poses near a machine-gun on the top of a truck during a demonstration to ask for the release of Sunni Muslim MP Ahmed Al Alwani on January 25, 2014 in Ramadi, west of Baghdad. (AFP)
06:34 GMT

In a wave of violence across Iraq on Sunday, militants captured at least five soldiers and at least 13 people were killed in a spate of attacks across the country.

January 26, 2014

Car bombs have killed dozens of people in Iraq over the past week alone (File Archive/AFP)
12:41 GMT

Car bombs in Kirkuk and Baghdad left six dead and at least 14 wounded Sunday.

January 23, 2014

According to a Human Rights Watch tally, Iraq hanged at least 151 people in 2013. 37 people were arrested this week alone. (AFP/File)
12:41 GMT

11 Iraqi nationals were hung on Thursday on "terrorist offenses", the interior ministry said, bringing the total number of people executed in a week to 37.

The Shiite leadership in Iraq's government have blamed daily suicide bomb and related attacks on what has been described as an Al Qaeda cell in the Anbar province (File Archive/AFP)
07:22 GMT

At least 50 militants were killed in Iraq's Anbar Wednesday while U.S. President Obama met with Iraqi parliamentarians to discuss Sunni leadership integration into the government.

January 21, 2014

Smoke rises from Iraq's Ramadi after gunmen allegedly attempted to attack government troops (Azhar Shallal/AFP)
14:05 GMT

Iraq executed 26 prisoners Sunday who were convicted on terrorism-related charges.

Members of the Iraqi army listen to a speech by Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki during a political meeting to talk about the ongoing fighting between security forces and al-Qaeda-linked groups.  [AFP]
09:56 GMT

After his capture, a Shi'ite militia leader has made claims that leaders of Maliki's political group will be assassinated if he is not released within 24 hours.

January 20, 2014

An Iraqi man inspects the site of a car bomb explosion in the Taubchi neighbourhood of the capital Baghdad on January 19, 2014, a day after the attack. (AFP)
12:58 GMT

Seven bomb explosions went off in Baghdad on Monday, killing 26 people and injuring 67, police and medics reported.

January 19, 2014

An Iraqi man inspects the site of a car bomb explosion in the Taubchi neighbourhood of the capital Baghdad on January 19, 2014, a day after the attack. [AFP]
16:25 GMT

As Iraqi government forces and allied tribal militias launched an all-out offensive against al-Qaeda-linked militants on Sunday in the Sunni stronghold of Anbar, Iraq’s premier accused “diabolical” and “treacherous” Arab states of being behind strife in the country.

Iraq soldiers have been deployed to counteract anti-government fighters in Ramadi (Azher Shallal/AFP)
11:37 GMT

The Iraqi army launched a new operation on the anti-government controlled city of Ramadi Sunday and imposed a ban on all movement within the area.