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Renewed cycle of sectarian strife in Iraq, says UN

The top UN human rights official called on Iraq on Tuesday to stop groups that are fighting alongside government forces against ISIS from taking revenge on civilians and to clarify the fate of hundred

05 Jul 2016 11:33 PM

Blasts kill 120 in Baghdad, ISIS claims responsibility

Nearly 120 people were killed and 200 wounded in two overnight bombings in Baghdad, mostly in shopping areas as residents were busy celebrating Ramzan, the police said on Sunday.

04 Jul 2016 2:28 AM

ISIS destroys 3,000-year-old Assyrian temple in Nimrud

ISIS insurgents have posted a video showing a 3,000-year-old temple being blown up at the Assyrian city of Nimrud in northern Iraq, in their latest assault on some of the world’s greatest archaeologic

09 Jun 2016 11:44 PM

ISIS hits back as Iraq pushes into Fallujah

Iraqi forces faced tough resistance from ISIS on Tuesday as they attempted to enter the centre of Fallujah, where there were mounting fears for thousands of trapped civilians.

31 May 2016 11:48 PM

Iraqi Army presses assault against ISIS in Fallujah

Smoke billows on the horizon as Iraqi military forces prepare for an offensive into Fallujah to retake the city from ISIS militants in Iraq. (Photo: AP)

31 May 2016 4:33 AM


Attacks in Baghdad kills over 20

Militants unleashed a wave of attacks targeting commercial areas in and aro-und Baghdad on Monday, killing more than 20 people, officials said.

31 May 2016 12:43 AM

Iraqi forces enter ISIS-controlled Fallujah: commanders

Fallujah is one of just two major urban centres in Iraq still held by ISIS.

30 May 2016 1:18 PM

Iraq shells ISIS-held Fallujah for second day

Iraqi forces shelled ISIS targets in Falluja on Tuesday, the second day of an assault to retake the militant stronghold just west of Baghdad, as international concern mounted for the security of civil

25 May 2016 6:36 AM

Iraq Green Zone breach may bring on more violence

The latest breach of Baghdad’s Green Zone by angry protesters may set the stage for further violence between demonstrators and security forces, as well as sharpening political divisions in Iraq.

22 May 2016 11:52 PM

Three bombings in Baghdad kill 69

Security forces and citizens inspect the scene after a suicide car bomb hit a crowded outdoor market in Baghdad’s eastern Shia neighborhood of Sadr City, Iraq, on Tuesday. (Photo: AP)

18 May 2016 1:50 AM


Suicide raid on Iraq gas plant kills at least 14

ISIS launched a coordinated assault on Sunday on a natural gas plant north of Baghdad that killed at least 14 people, according to Iraqi officials.

16 May 2016 7:05 AM

ISIS kills at least 5 in Iraq town suicide raid

ISIS infiltrated a town in Iraq’s Anbar province with several fighters wearing suicide belts on Saturday in a raid that killed at least five people, security officials said.

15 May 2016 6:51 AM

Multiple ISIS bombings kill 94 in Baghdad

Civilians help as a municipality bulldozer cleans up the street after a car bomb explosion at a crowded outdoor market in the Iraqi capital Baghdad’s eastern district of Sadr City. (Photo: AP)

12 May 2016 11:24 AM

ISIS kills US soldier in Iraq attack

The Islamic State group broke through Kurdish defences in northern Iraq on Tuesday and killed an American service member deployed as part of the US-led coalition against the jihadists.

04 May 2016 6:42 AM

Iraqi leaders try to break crisis, promise reforms

Iraqi Pri-me Minister Haider al-Aba-di and other political leaders promised on Sunday to deliver on radical reforms and stem a deepening crisis as protesters held an unprecedented sit-in inside Baghda

02 May 2016 6:22 AM


Protesters storm Iraqi Parliament

Iraqi protesters take a selfie as they gather inside Parli-ament after breaking into Baghdad’s heavily-fortified Green Zone. (Photo: AFP)

01 May 2016 5:46 AM

Speaker suspends Iraq Parliament

Embattled Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Juburi Tuesday announced the suspension of Parliament sessions “until further notice” after a week of turmoil during which lawmakers brawled and sought to s

20 Apr 2016 6:26 AM

Islamic State jihadists pull out of town in Iraq's Anbar

The mayor of the town, which lies about 390 kilometres (245 miles) west of Baghdad on the road to Jordan, confirmed that IS had withdrawn.

13 Mar 2016 5:32 PM

Two chemical attacks by Islamic State kill child, wound 600

The wounded are suffering from infected burns, suffocation and dehydration, said Helmi Hamdi, a nurse at the Taza hospital.

13 Mar 2016 10:40 AM