Development In Iraq
January 30, 2014
Unidentified militants have taken hostages from Iraq's human rights ministry Thursday according to security sources.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki has called on the United States and its western allies to stop providing arms to opposition fighters in Syria.
January 29, 2014
Iraqi forces have reportedly taken back some areas of the restive Anbar province that has largely been under Al Qaeda-affiliated militants over the past weeks.
January 28, 2014
Seven security force members died Tuesday in gun attacks north of Baghdad.
January 27, 2014
In a wave of violence across Iraq on Sunday, militants captured at least five soldiers and at least 13 people were killed in a spate of attacks across the country.
January 26, 2014
Car bombs in Kirkuk and Baghdad left six dead and at least 14 wounded Sunday.
January 23, 2014
11 Iraqi nationals were hung on Thursday on "terrorist offenses", the interior ministry said, bringing the total number of people executed in a week to 37.
At least 50 militants were killed in Iraq's Anbar Wednesday while U.S. President Obama met with Iraqi parliamentarians to discuss Sunni leadership integration into the government.
January 21, 2014
Iraq executed 26 prisoners Sunday who were convicted on terrorism-related charges.
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