Development In Iraq

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.

March 27, 2013

Iraqi army
10:30 GMT

Health officials say that 5 people have been killed and 25 wounded after two separate attacks in Musayyib and Madain.

An Iraqi woman inspects the damage following a car bomb attack that happened late at night in Kirkuk, 240 kilometers north of Baghdad, on March 20, 2013, that killed one and wounded several. (AFP PHOTO / MARWAN IBRAHIM)
07:51 GMT

The disputed region faces yet more attacks as tensions rise over oil contracts.

March 24, 2013

John Kerry is visiting the Middle East
09:11 GMT

US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Baghdad on an unannounced visit.

March 19, 2013

Iraqi emergency personnel and civilians gather around the site of a car bomb explosion near the outskirts of the south Iraq city of Basra, on March 17, 2013, killing 10 people and wounding 16, the head of the Basra provincial council security committee said. (AFP PHOTO/STR)
07:09 GMT

As sectarian tensions rise, Iraq's majority Shias are once again at the receiving end of Sunni discontent.

March 17, 2013

 A federal policeman inspects a vehicle in front of government buildings on Sunday in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. (Photo: AFP / Sabah Arar)
12:36 GMT

A car bomb explodes at a bus terminal in the town of Garmat Ali, in Iraq's predominantly Shia Muslim south, killing at least nine people.

An Iraqi Kurdish woman visits the grave of her sister, who was killed in a gas attack by former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein in 1988 (AFP Photo)
10:07 GMT

It's 25 years since Saddam Hussein's forces gassed thousands of Kurds in the north of Iraq.

File picture dated March 20, 2003 shows smoke billowing after a missile hit the planning ministry in Baghdad as the Iraqi capital came under heavy US-led bombardment on the first day of the US-led invasion of Iraq that toppled Saddam Hussein. (AFP / Ramzi Haidar)
09:06 GMT

Al-Qaeda’s front group in Iraq has claims responsibility for last week's coordinated attack involving a series of bombings and the storming of a ministry complex in central Baghdad.

March 16, 2013

Iraqi demonstrators shout slogans during an anti-government protest in the western city of Ramadi on Friday. (AFP PHOTO/AZHAR SHALLAL)
04:42 GMT

Riot police use water cannons and beat protestors at the rallies staged after Friday prayers to protest against "sectarian policies".

March 14, 2013

File picture dated March 20, 2003 shows smoke billowing after a missile hit the planning ministry in Baghdad as the Iraqi capital came under heavy US-led bombardment on the first day of the US-led invasion of Iraq that toppled Saddam Hussein. (AFP PHOTO/Ramzi HAIDAR)
11:16 GMT

A string of bomb attacks appear to target government offices right in the heart of the Iraqi capital.

A helicopter of the Turkish army brings back Turkish prisoners over the Habur border crossing, in Sirnak, on the Turkish side, on Wednesday after they were released by the Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK). (AFP PHOTO / STR)
05:00 GMT

Turkish officials who had been kidnapped by the Kurdistan Workers' Party are released in Iraq.

March 11, 2013

Iraqi protestors gather during a demonstration in the city of Samarra on March 8, 2013. Protestors have taken to the streets in Sunni-majority areas for more than two months, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. (AFP PHOTO / MAHMOUD AL-SAMARRAI)
05:00 GMT

One of the organizers of an anti-government rally close to the capital has been shot and killed according to reports.

March 7, 2013

US soldiers guard the notorious Abu Ghraib prison as detainees are released (Getty Images)
12:14 GMT

United Nations special rapporteur responds to a report linking the Pentagon with Iraqi torture centres by calling on the US to release its classified documents relating to rendition.

March 4, 2013

Iraqi's weep over the body of a relative killed on February 28, after the sinking of a floating restaurant belonging to the Lebanese Club in Baghdad. (AFP PHOTO/AHMAD AL-RUBAYE)
07:57 GMT

A former engineer blows himself up between the two most holy shrines of Shia Islam, causing an unknown number of casualties.