Development In Iraq

May 1, 2014

Iraqi civilians went to the polls Wednesday to choose new MPs. (AFP/File)
07:27 GMT

Approximately 60% of Iraqis turned out to vote despite brutal violence and bombings from al Qaeda linked militants.

April 30, 2014

Iraqi women in Sadr City cast their votes Wednesday (Ahmad Al Rubaye/AFP)
09:29 GMT

A bomb targeting a polling station in Iraq's city of Kirkuk left two women dead Wednesday.

Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki, who is seeking a third term in this round of elections, cast his vote early Wednesday (Ali Al Saadi/AFP)
06:53 GMT

Iraq is set to hold its first parliamentary elections today nationwide since the U.S. troop withdrawal in 2011.

April 29, 2014

Baghdad has deployed a number of anti-terrorism forces throughout the country to protect polling stations ahead of Wednesday's parliamentary elections (Ahmad Al Rubaye/AFP)
12:31 GMT

A former Al Qaeda-linked group claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing attack Monday in a Kurdish stronghold area northeast of Baghdad.

Violence has increased across Iraq as Iraqis head to the polls this week to elect a new Prime Minister. (AFP/File)
10:39 GMT

At least 10 people have been killed in bombings in a town northeast of Baghdad on Tuesday.

April 28, 2014

Over five different polling stations in Kirkuk were attacked by suicide bombers Monday (Marwan Ibrahim/AFP)
13:09 GMT

Militants attacked several polling stations throughout Iraq leaving at least 18 people dead and dozens others wounded ahead of the country's parliamentary elections.

Security forces queue to cast their ballots in Baghdad (Haider Hamdani/AFP)
08:30 GMT

Iraq's armed forces and related security authorities cast their ballots throughout the country Monday two days ahead of Wednesday's parliamentary polls.

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.