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15 killed, 50 injured in attacks across Baghdad

A series of attacks across Baghdad, including an explosion at a weapons warehouse that set off munitions and sent a huge plume of smoke over the Iraqi capital, killed 15 people and wounded over 50 on

03 Sep 2016 6:36 AM

12 babies burn to death in Baghdad hospital blaze

A fire tore through the maternity ward of one of Baghdad’s largest hospitals on Wednesday, killing at least 12 premature babies, medical and security officials said.

11 Aug 2016 3:26 AM

United Nations slams Iraq on speeding up executions

The United Nations said on Monday Iraqi government efforts to speed up execution of Islamic State militants following a Baghdad bomb attack that killed 324 people could result in innocent people being

02 Aug 2016 6:12 AM

ISIS attacks 2 energy plants in Iraq, 5 dead

Islamic State militants stormed two energy facilities in northern Iraq on Sunday, killing at least five workers and shutting down a major oil pumping station, security and oil sources said.

01 Aug 2016 5:16 AM

23 dead in ISIS attacks in Iraq

A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a checkpoint outside a Shia town north of Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 14 people, Iraqi officials said, while a string of bombings in the I

26 Jul 2016 6:45 AM


ISIS: Omar the Chechen killed in combat

The death of Islamic State’s “minister of war” may disrupt its operations, a senior US military officer said on Thursday, and an Iraqi security expert said it could damage ISIS’ important recruitment

15 Jul 2016 7:07 AM

Suicide car bomb kills 8 in Baghdad district

A police officer says the bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into the checkpoint.

13 Jul 2016 3:25 PM

Baghdad: Blast in Shia district kills 12

No group claimed responsibility, but ISIS main suspect.

13 Jul 2016 7:23 AM

More US troops in Iraq ahead of Mosul offensive

The United States is stepping up its military campaign against ISIS by sending hundreds more troops to assist Iraqi forces in an expected push on Mosul, the militants’ largest stronghold, later in 201

12 Jul 2016 7:01 AM

Iraq PM sacks officials as new attack kills 40

The Iraqi Premier sacked three Baghdad security chiefs following a devastating bombing in the capital, his office said on Friday, hours after another attack to the north left 40 dead.

09 Jul 2016 6:48 AM


Iranian dissidents: Over 40 hurt in camp bombing

A camp for Iranian dissidents near Baghdad’s international airport was shelled on Monday, wounding more than 40 residents, the Opposition People’s Mujahideen Organisation of Iran (PMOI) said.

05 Jul 2016 11:34 PM

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

Hundreds watch, ‘help’ ISIS stone woman to death

Militants from the Islamic State jihadist group stoned a woman to death for alleged adultery in the northern city of Iraq, aided by onlookers, local news site Aranews reported on Friday.

11 Jun 2016 12:54 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