Development In Iraq
January 2, 2014
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Wednesday reversed a decision to withdraw troops from tense cities in Anbar province, hours after militants attacked police stations and freed prisoners.
December 31, 2013
Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri Al Malaki on Tuesday told the army to leave cities in the Anbar province in a bid to defuse tensions in the area after security forces launched a crackdown on a major Sunni anti-government camp.
At least 10 people were killed Monday in Iraq's Anbar province while government authorities "dismantled" the Sunni Arab protest camp that Iraqi President Nour Al Maliki had previously described as a headquarter for Al Qaeda.
December 30, 2013
Iraqi police were directed by authorities Monday to "dismantle" Iraq's main anti-government protest site in Anbar province that Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki has called the headquarters for Al Qaeda leadership.
December 29, 2013
At least four anti-Qaeda fighters died Sunday after gunmen attacked the soldiers at a milita checkpoint in Iraq's Abu Ghraib area.
Former Iraqi Vice President Tariq Al Hashimi accused Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki of trying to get the Shiite vote by "killing Sunni Muslims".
December 28, 2013
The home of a Sunni MP was raided by security forces on Saturday, igniting clashes that killed his brother and five guards and arresting him, an Al Arabiya correspondent reported, citing police sources.
December 27, 2013
The United States sent Iraq dozens of missiles and surveillance drones to help it combat a recent surge in al-Qaeda-backed violence, officials and media reports said on Thursday.
December 25, 2013
At least 14 people were killed on Wednesday morning after a car bomb targeted a church in southern Baghdad.
Al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for killing five journalists in a suicide bombing that targeted a news channel office.
December 24, 2013
While riding in a convoy, Iraqi Defense Minister Saadoun al-Dulaimi was targeted in a failed bombing attempt that injured two guards and the vehicle.
Iraq on Tuesday ordered the closure of its border with ally Syria in a bid to speed up Baghdad's massive military hunt for Al Qaeda operatives. The defence minister's convoy was also targeted by militants - he remained uninjured, but two of his guards were wounded.
A wave of violence swept Iraq on Monday, with six soldiers left dead after an attack on a military base near Baghdad. A satellite TV station in Tikrit was also the scene of clashes, and was set fire to after gunmen left the building.
December 23, 2013
Militants attacked an Iraqi television station north of Baghdad Monday.
Four officers and two soldiers were killed west of Baghdad Monday after mortar rounds hit an Iraqi army base.