Flights were prevented by years of conflict in Iraq and sanctions against Saddam Hussein's regime after his invasion of Kuwait.
15 Feb 2019 12:08 PM
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack but Islamic State militants operate in the area.
22 Aug 2018 4:09 PM
Iwai has been in post in Baghdad for less than 3 yrs, but his fan base reaches far beyond heavily fortified walls of diplomatic Green Zone.
19 Jul 2018 7:33 PM
Around 20,000 were arrested in a three-year battle by Iraqi forces to drive out IS, which had seized western and northern Iraq in 2014.
29 Jun 2018 9:12 PM
Executions on Thursday came shortly after Abadi ordered 'immediate' implementation of death sentences of hundreds of convicted terrorists.
29 Jun 2018 3:20 PM
Polls opened across Iraq on Saturday in the first national election since the declaration of victory over the Islamic State group.
12 May 2018 11:54 AM
Muntazer al-Zaidi shot to prominence in Dec 2008 when he flung his shoe at Bush who was holding press conference in Baghdad.
06 May 2018 12:30 PM
He created an 'electoral list' and aptly called it 'Love and Loyalty', composing a poem for Assouz, a pseudonym for his fiancée.
02 May 2018 2:54 PM
The abducted workers, most from northern India, had been employed by a construction company operating near Mosul.
20 Mar 2018 8:42 PM
Iraq is conducting the trials of hundreds of foreign women who have been detained, with hundreds of their children.
26 Feb 2018 3:39 PM
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but most such attacks in Iraq are the work of the Islamic State jihadist group.
15 Jan 2018 12:41 PM
‘Daesh no longer hold significant territory in Iraq or Syria,’ says Theresa May.
11 Dec 2017 6:01 PM
Local Sunni tribal fighters took up arms and sided with the mainly Shiite government forces to finally take down ISIS.
19 Nov 2017 1:16 PM
The worst-hit towns in Iran were Qasr-e Shirin in Kermanshah and Azgaleh, about 40 kilometres northwest.
13 Nov 2017 1:44 PM
Raqqa was the first city to fall into the hands of Islamic State militants.
18 Oct 2017 11:18 AM
Since the launch of a US-led coalition, around 80,000 jihadists have been killed.
15 Oct 2017 3:46 PM
In the western Anbar province, Iraqi forces retook the town of Rihana on Wednesday, according to a statement from the coalition.
21 Sep 2017 2:32 PM
Rescue workers of security forces placed bodies in ambulances and cleared away rubble and the carcasses of burnt-out cars from the site.
15 Sep 2017 10:46 AM
'Tal Afar city is about to fall completely into the hands of our forces, only five percent remains' under IS control, said Iraqi army.
27 Aug 2017 9:45 AM
Mattis arrived in the Iraqi capital on an unannounced visit just after Trump made a fresh approach to the stalemated war in Afghanistan.
22 Aug 2017 1:47 PM