Development In Iraq

April 24, 2013

Iraqi soldiers surround an ambulance after deadly clashes at a Sunni protest camp in Hawija, near Kirkuk
09:48 GMT

Protest coordination committees call on Iraqi tribesmen to take up arms after dozens were killed at an anti-government protest in Hawija, near Kirkuk

April 23, 2013

Iraqi medics wheel a man to hospital after demonstrators and security forces near Kirkuk (Marwan Ibrahim/AFP)
12:55 GMT

Sunni anti-government protestors have clashed with government troops in Hawija, near Kirkuk

April 21, 2013

Iraqis vote in provincial elections, the first ballots held in the country since American troops withdrew in late 2011 (AFP)
10:09 GMT

Iraq hosted provincial elections on Saturday, seen as a major test of the country's security after American troops withdrew in 2011

April 20, 2013

An Iraqi woman casts a ballot at a polling station during provincial elections on April 20, 2013 in Baghdad's Sadr City district. (Photo: AFP PHOTO/AHMAD AL-RUBAYE)
10:02 GMT

Iraq closes its border crossings as the country begins its first provincial elections since U.S. troops departed.

April 16, 2013

Iraq has drawn international condemnation for executing 21 people in one day
19:56 GMT

Iraq put 21 men to death on Tuesday, a senior justice ministry official told AFP, the latest in a series of mass executions that have drawn international condemnation.

An Iraqi policeman and civilian inspect the wreckage of a car bomb in Baghdad on April 15 (AFP/ Ahmad Al Rubaye)
13:18 GMT

The two car bombings come the day after a wave of attacks across the country that killed 55 people

April 15, 2013

Aftermath of a car bombing in al-Obaidi neighborhood, east of Baghdad (AFP/ Ali Al-Saadi)
08:52 GMT

A wave of bombings across the country has left 23 people dead and injured dozens more

April 8, 2013

A man holds a CD with a photo of former Iraq President Saddam Hussein (AFP/Ahmad Al Rubaye)
09:32 GMT

The Iraqi government has revealed the controversial law will be subject to wide sweeping reform as the country reels from protests and violent attacks

April 6, 2013

A suicide bomb attack in Kirkuk, Iraq on March 29 (AFP Photo)
11:55 GMT

According to Iraqi officials speaking to AP news agency, the bomber killed twenty bystanders in northeastern Iraq.

April 3, 2013

Iraqi policemen inspect the premisses of the al-Mustaqbal (The Future) newspaper in the Karrada district of Baghdad on April 2, 2013, following an attack. (AFP PHOTO/SABAH ARAR)
05:00 GMT

According to reports from the scene, four people were injured when a group of angered readers attacked the outlets.

April 2, 2013

Iraq's security situation has been deteriorating in recent months. This bombing in Kirkuk in the North of the country killed 2 people on March 29.
07:47 GMT

According to security officials in the area, the attack is linked to the Sunni opposition fighters battling against President Bashar al-Assad's forces in neighboring Syria.

April 1, 2013

A suicide bomb attack in Kirkuk, Iraq on March 29 (AFP Photo)
09:29 GMT

9 people including 7 policemen were killed after the explosion at the government compound

March 30, 2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with Puneet Talwar (C), the National Security Council's Senior Director with responsibilities for Iran, Iraq, and the Gulf countries, and another advisor aboard an Air Force C-17 aircraft during their return to Amman from a trip to Baghdad. (AFP PHOTO/JASON REED/POOL)
09:39 GMT

Following the visit by the U.S. Secretary of State, the troubled Shia-led nation promises to keep tighter controls on its airspace.

March 29, 2013

Smoke rises from the site of a car bomb near the Imam Mahdi Islamic Center in Baghdad on March 29, 2013. A series of bombs near Shia mosques targeting worshippers attending weekly prayers killed at least 15 people, the latest in a spike in unrest ahead of Iraq's first polls since 2010. (AFP PHOTO / SABAH ARAR)
12:16 GMT

The Shia worshippers of Baghdad and Kirkuk are the targets of the latest attacks, leaving at least 15 dead.

March 28, 2013

Iraq’s fugitive Sunni Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi.
07:24 GMT

Sunni vice president, Tareq al-Hashemi, says despite the protests, Iraq doesn't need to start from scratch.