Development In Iraq
January 21, 2014
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
Seven bomb explosions went off in Baghdad on Monday, killing 26 people and injuring 67, police and medics reported.
January 19, 2014
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.
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.
A wave of violence struck Baghdad on Saturday as seven attacks - including six car bombs - killed 20 people amid the government's standoff in Anbar province with Al Qaeda-affiliates.
January 17, 2014
The United States is planning to use U.S. troops to train Iraqi counter terrorism units in a third country, a defense official said on Friday
January 16, 2014
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki on Wednesday said that although the war against Al Qaeda and its affiliated groups will be long, "the battle will end in victory".
January 15, 2014
Over a dozen bombs have exploded in the Baquba and Baghdad areas Wednesday killing over 50 people.
January 14, 2014
Violence throughout Iraq Tuesday left at least 12 people dead mostly near the country's capital.
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki to use dialogue to resolve the ongoing conflict in Anbar province, where Al Qaeda-affiliated militias overran the major cities last week.
January 13, 2014
The U.N. security council has called on Iraqi tribes and local communities in the restive Anbar province to help the government in the fight against Al Qaeda.
January 12, 2014
A bomb targeted a Kurdish general in the usual peaceful northern Iraq territory.
President Massoud Barzani raises concerns about intervention in the violence in the Anbar province.
Police officers reported a blast on Sunday morning and have confirmed nine dead and 16 wounded.
January 11, 2014
An international campaign to boycott Israeli products is taking a heavy toll on illegal settlers in the Jordan Valley region of the occupied West Bank.