Development In Iraq

October 28, 2014

UN officials warned that an "Immense" humanitarian crisis was unfolding in Iraq (File/AFP)
18:00 GMT

Around 5.2 million Iraqis are in dire need of humanitarian assistance from the international community this winter, the UN warned.

October 27, 2014

The Jordanian Monarch, His Majesty King Abdullah, (pictured) reiterated Jordan’s full support to Iraqis in their endeavours to regain Iraq’s security and stability, deemed “crucial for regional security and stability” (AFP/File Archive).
15:33 GMT

His Majesty King Abdullah and Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi on Sunday discussed international and regional efforts exerted to confront the dangers of terrorist groups and their radical ideologies.

Abadi met with King Abdullah II and Prime Minister Abdullah Nsur. (AFP/File)
05:53 GMT

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met with King Abdullah II in Amman Sunday.

October 26, 2014

According to the UN, over 1,000 people have been killed in Iraq in September. (AFP/File)
11:31 GMT

At least eight Shia volunteer fighters have been killed in a bomb attack near Baghdad.

October 23, 2014

Former Blackwater employee Dustin Heard (center) leaves the US district court in Washington, January 6, 2014 (File/AFP)
06:37 GMT

Four former employees of the US Blackwater security firm were found guilty of crimes related to the shootings of over 30 Iraqis in 2007 where 14 people were killed.

October 22, 2014

Iraqis gather at the site of a bomb attack on Oct. 21 in the Talbiyah area of Baghdad, where two blasts hit the parking lot of a restaurant. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
13:34 GMT

The most recent attacks killed at least 18.

The Islamic State now controls major areas in Iraq including Mosul and Anbar (File/AFP)
11:28 GMT

Iraq's new Defense Minister Khalid Al-Obeidi promised to retake Islamic State controlled areas of the country including the city of Mosul.

The strategic town of al-Sab, which is situated to the west of Baghdad and also borders Baghdad Intentional Airport, is now fully under the control of the Iraqi army. (AFP/File)
07:17 GMT

Iraqi soldiers have pushed IS militants out of al-Sab, a strategic town near Baghdad.

October 21, 2014

Drones were moved from Afghanistan to target Islamic State operations in Iraq and Syria (File/AFP)
09:51 GMT

British drones have been moved from Afghanistan to hit Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria following 10 air strikes carried out by UK forces in the region.

A handout picture released by the official website of the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani shows him greeting Lebanese Defense Minister Samir Moqbel (L) at the presidential office in Tehran on October 19, 2014. (Iranian Presidency Website/ AFP).
05:00 GMT

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reaffirmed his country's support against terrorism while receiving Lebanese deputy-prime minister and Defense Minister Samir Moqbel on Sunday in Tehran.

October 20, 2014

Iraqis gather outside a Shiite mosque where a suicide bomber detonated explosives, killing at least 11 people, on October 20, 2014 in central Baghdad (Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP).
20:00 GMT

Around 18 civilians were killed in a suicide bomb attack in Harisiyye district, while another bomb attack left seven soldiers dead in Zeydan

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden called Prime Minister Abadi to congratulate him on his new government. (AFP/File)
06:52 GMT

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will visit Iran Monday after lawmakers approved his choices for the critically important Defense and Interior portfolios.

October 19, 2014

Bombings have become common place in Baghdad. (AFP/File)
18:52 GMT

At least 19 Iraqis were killed and another 28 injured as a suicide bomber attacked a Shiite house of religious mourning in a neighborhood in western Baghdad on Sunday.

Newly appointed Iraqi Defense Minister Khaled Al-Obeidi (left) is a Sunni from Mosul and Interior Minister Mohamed Al-Ghabban (right) is a Shi'ite and member of Prime Minister Abadi's own State of Law coalition (AFP/ File Archive).
08:02 GMT

Iraqi lawmakers appointed a Sunni MP Khaled al-Obeidi as defence minister and Shi'ite MP Mohamed al-Ghabban as interior minister, ending a political stalemate in the Iraqi government.

October 18, 2014

Officials said the bombs went off in three crowded areas of the Iraqi capital on Friday (AFP/File)
07:33 GMT

Over 20 people have been killed in separate car bombings in the Iraqi capital Baghdad as the army gained major advances against IS terrorists across the country.