Development In Iraq

April 18, 2014

According to the UN, over 8,000 people caught between violence in Iraq died last year (File/AFP)
09:48 GMT

A spate of attacks across Iraq have left at least 30 people dead, including soldiers and civilians on Thursday. One attack by militant group State of Iraq and the Levant killed 18 people.

April 17, 2014

Mosul is considered one of the most dangerous areas in Iraq (File Archive)
11:26 GMT

At least 12 soldiers were killed in northern Iraq Thursday by militants armed with automatic weapons.

April 16, 2014

The trench will be 17 kilometers, or 19.6 miles when completed (Safin Hamed/AFP)
08:31 GMT

The autonomous Kurdish region of Iraq is digging a trench along its border with Syria in order to prevent militants from the neighboring civil war from entering its territory.

April 15, 2014

Fallujah has been under the control of anti-government fighters since January (File Archive/AFP)
20:14 GMT

A prominent army officer and seven others died in Iraq Tuesday.

The Iraqi army has been battling al-Qaeda linked militants since December 2013. (AFP/File)
07:11 GMT

Iraqi Water Resources Minister Muhanad al-Saadi said in a statement on Monday that militants have “completely closed the gates of the Fallujah dam since Sunday morning.”

April 13, 2014

A suicide car bomb killed at least seven policemen in Kirkuk Sunday (File Archive/AFP)
11:52 GMT

At least a dozen people were killed in Iraq Sunday from bomb attacks in Kirkuk and Sulaiman Bek.

April 10, 2014

More than 3,000 people have died in Iraq from violent attacks since the beginning of 2014 (Ali Al Saadi/AFP)
07:25 GMT

Violent attacks in mostly Shiite areas in Iraq left at least 34 people dead Wednesday.

April 9, 2014

Since 2013, violence has been escalating in Iraq. (AFP/File)
10:12 GMT

A series of car bombs hit Baghdad's Shiite neighborhoods on Wednesday, killing at least 13 people according to officials.

April 8, 2014

The neighboring war in Syria has had a significant "spillover effect" into Iraq (File Archive/AFP)
12:35 GMT

At least 12 civilians died in attacks throughout Iraq and Baghdad killed 25 militants in the capital Tuesday.

Iraq's elections are set to take place on April 30 (Mohammed Sawaf/AFP)
11:40 GMT

Some areas of the Sunni-dominated Anbar province will not have ballot stations for the upcoming parliamentary elections due to "security concerns."

April 7, 2014

Iraqis will vote for parliament members on April 30. (AFP/File)
19:37 GMT

Iraqi security forces have killed 19 militants as violence continues ahead of elections.

April 6, 2014

Iraq's elections are set to take place on April 30 (Mohammed Sawaf/AFP)
13:20 GMT

At least 10 people were killed in Iraq on Sunday in attacks south of Baghdad and in the northern provinces.

Anbar Province is a hotbed for al Qaeda activity. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

At least 15 soldiers have died in a blast and clashes with al Qaeda-linked militants near Fallujah.

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.