Development In Iraq

August 1, 2014

While Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki currently controls Iraq in a 'caretaker capacity,' he did not win the Kurdish and Sunni votes needed for new Cabinet. (AFP/File)
18:50 GMT

Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari says Maliki is mainly to blame for the country's struggle with ISIS militant invasion.

Over 1,600 Iraqis were killed in July alone. (AFP/File)
12:29 GMT

At least ten people were killed in multiple bombings around Baghdad Friday.

July 27, 2014

(AFP)
18:26 GMT

Newly-released video footage shows the ISIL Takfiri terrorists summarily executing at least 50 Syrian government soldiers in the troubled northern Syria.

July 24, 2014

Iraq's bloodshed is often related to sectarian tensions. (AFP/File)
09:59 GMT

A shooting and bombing attack on a bus carrying prisoners to Baghdad left 51 prisoners and nine policeman dead.

Based on a power-sharing agreement, the position of president goes to the Kurds. (AFP/File)
07:19 GMT

The main Kurdish blocs in Iraqi parliament have agreed on the candidacy of Fuad Masum for the next president of Iraq.

July 23, 2014

Iraq's parliament recently elected Salim al-Jabouri as speaker of the house. (AFP/File)
14:53 GMT

the Iraqi parliament is meeting Wednesday to vote on a new president.

Baghdad has been shelling Fallujah in an attempt to oust ISIS from controlling the Anbar city (File Archive)
05:00 GMT

At least 19 people were killed from Iraqi government airstrikes on the militant-held city of Fallujah over the past two days.

July 22, 2014

Thousands of Iraqi Christians have fled Mosul after ISIL threats this week (File/AFP)
12:38 GMT

The UN has denounced ISIL's treatment of Christians and other minorities in Iraq and called on the country's government to do more against the militant group.

July 21, 2014

Fear is growing of a mass humanitarian crisis if ISIS militants cut water supplies across Iraq (File/AFP)
10:02 GMT

Militants from radical group ISIS have taken control of key facilities along the Euphrates and Tigris rivers in Iraq, with the threat of cutting water supplies to the Shia population, south of the country.

Militants in ISIS demanded Christian residents convert to Islam, pay a tax, or be killed. (AFP/File)
08:25 GMT

An ultimatum issued by ISIS militants is causing Mosul's Christians to flee by the hundreds.

July 20, 2014

ISIS called the bombings "blessed operations." (AFP/File)
10:14 GMT

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for recent car bombs in Baghdad that left at least 27 dead.

Iraqi Christian children gather inside the Church of the Virgin Mary for prayers in the town of Bartala, east of the northern city of Mosul. (Karim Sahib/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea condemned on Saturday the Islamic State's attacks against Christians and minorities in the Iraqi city of Mosul, calling for peace and for eradicating ISIS and other “oppressive” regimes.

July 18, 2014

Jalal Talabani has been receiving medical treatment in Germany for the past 18 months (Ali Al Saadi/AFP)
16:58 GMT

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani is set to return to Baghdad after spending 18 months in Germany for medical treatment.

ISIS frequently conducts public executions in the territories that it controls (File Archive)
14:06 GMT

The United Nations said Friday that at least 5,576 Iraqi civilians have been kill this year thus far as violence continues to envelope the fragile country.

July 17, 2014

Bombs also exploded in Sadr City late Wednesday (Ali Al Saadi/AFP)
14:39 GMT

At least 15 militants were killed in clashes with Iraqi security forces in the country's north, and another four civilians were killed in a bomb explosion in the country's capital.