Development In Iraq

April 5, 2014

Areas around Baghdad have been rocked by violence in the past months. Violence has hit a record high since 2008. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT

The Iraqi government has stepped up security measures before elections scheduled for later this month.

April 2, 2014

Sectarian violence has particularly increased ahead of the parliamentary elections that are scheduled to take place in late April (Marwan Ibrahim/AFP)
10:15 GMT

Six people were killed at an army recruitment center in north Iraq Wednesday morning in the latest suicide bombing attack that has been reported.

April 1, 2014

Anti-government fighters are still in control of Fallujah, despite Iraqi authorities' efforts to reclaim the city (Saddam Hussein/AFP)
14:38 GMT

At least five people were killed in Iraq Tuesday from a suicide car bomber north of Baghdad.

March 31, 2014

Anbar is Iraq's most restive region. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT

The U.N. says approximately 400,000 Iraqis have been displaced because of violence in Anbar province.

March 30, 2014

Iraqi government forces allegedly confiscated vehicles from militants in Ramadi this weekend (Azhar Shallal/AFP)
10:20 GMT

At least five people were killed in Sunni-majority areas in Iraq Sunday.

March 25, 2014

Suicide bomb cars detonated in Baghdad's Saidiyah Tuesday, killing three and wounding eight others (File Archive/AFP)
19:00 GMT

At least 19 people were killed in violence across Iraq Tuesday.

Campaign posters for PM Maliki's third terms cover Baghdad (Ahmad Al Rubaye/AFP)
17:00 GMT

The entire board of Iraq's electoral commissioned resigned Tuesday in protest of what they have described as "political and judicial interference."

At least seven were killed during the gun attack at the army checkpoint Tuesday (Ahmed Al Rubaye/AFP)
15:46 GMT

A gun attack on a government army patrol north of Baghdad left at least seven people dead and 13 others wounded.

March 24, 2014

Sectarian violence in Iraq has not reached these levels since the civil war following the U.S. invasion. (AFP)
06:52 GMT

At least seven people were killed in Iraq on Sunday after a wave of attacks on predominantly Sunni areas struck north of Baghdad, officials reported.

March 22, 2014

Iraq has experienced increased violence this past year. It's the most the country has seen since 2008. (AFP/File)
14:39 GMT

Two bombings killed seven people in Tikrit, Iraq on Saturday.

March 20, 2014

Iraqi government forces regained control of Ramadi earlier this month, but Fallujah still remains under the control of anti-government fighters (Azhar Shallal/AFP)
13:50 GMT

At least eight people were killed In Iraq Thursday on the eleventh anniversary of the U.S. invasion into Iraq in 2003.

A convoy of the Iraqi security forces patrols a street after local police took control of the Southern area of the city of Ramadi, west of the capital Baghdad in the Anbar province, on March 16, 2014. (AFP)
11:08 GMT

Two coordinated bombing attacks at a Baghdad café late on Wednesday night killed 13 people, officials reported Thursday, bringing yesterday's death toll up to at least 46.

Flying the Iraqi flag, police and security gather along Street 60 after the southern districts of the city of Ramadi, the capital of the Anbar province, were recaptured by government forces from militants, on March 16, 2014. (AFP)
06:56 GMT

Clashes in Iraq have killed 37 people and wounded dozens of others as the government struggles with the unrest in the country, officials say.

March 19, 2014

Iraq's security forces were able to regain control of Ramadi that was previously under control of anti-government fighters earlier this year (Azhar Shallal/AFP)
13:16 GMT

At least 15 people have been killed in government shelling in Iraq's Fallujah.

March 18, 2014

Five separate car bombs exploded in central Iraq Tuesday (File Archive/AFP)
14:18 GMT

At least seven people were killed Tuesday in five separate car bomb attacks in central Iraq.