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Hotel fire in Iraqi Kurdish region kills 19

- A fire at a hotel in the capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region killed 19 people and injured dozens more on Friday, officials said.

Iraq Kurd leader: 'Time has come' for statehood referendum

Baghdad - Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani has declared that the "time has come" for the country's Kurds to hold a referendum on statehood, a move likely to raise tensions with Baghdad.

Iranian President Rouhani visits Europe amid criticisms Special

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has been visiting Europe this week as Iran reintegrates itself with the global economy. Are Iran's intentions genuine or could something else be at play?

Mass grave of IS victims found in Iraq's Ramadi: police

Baghdad - Security forces found a mass grave in the Iraqi city of Ramadi containing the remains of at least 18 people killed by the Islamic State group, police said Tuesday.

Iraq summons Saudi envoy for 'interference' in its affairs

Baghdad - Iraq's foreign ministry summoned Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Baghdad on Sunday to protest his "interference" in the country's internal affairs over remarks on militia forces fighting the Islamic State group.

Kurds destroyed thousands of Arab homes in Iraq: Amnesty

Baghdad - Western-backed Kurdish forces fighting jihadists in Iraq have destroyed thousands of homes in an apparent bid to uproot Arab communities, actions that may constitute war crimes, Amnesty International said Wednesday.

Nearly 20,000 Iraqi deaths since 2014

Nearly 20,000 civilians have died in Iraq since 2014, according to the United Nations. More than 36,000 Iraqis have been wounded in the same period.

US and Iraq search for Americans kidnapped in Baghdad

Baghdad - Search operations were under way Monday for three Americans kidnapped from a "suspicious apartment" in Baghdad, in a rare abduction of Western nationals in the Iraqi capital.

U.S. and Iraq search for Americans kidnapped in Baghdad

Baghdad - US and Iraqi authorities were searching Monday for three missing Americans said to have been kidnapped in Baghdad, the latest group of foreign nationals abducted in recent months.

Behind frontline, Iraq town torn as anti-IS forces clash

Tuz - When a wave of deadly ethnic violence swept through the northern Iraqi town of Tuz Khurmatu, Ahmed Hassan Majid's house was on the wrong side of an invisible line.

Two Iraqi journalists shot dead, intel officer wounded

Baghdad - Gunmen shot dead two Iraqi journalists on Tuesday in Diyala, a province where Baghdad declared victory a year ago but which is still plagued by chronic violence.

Multiple jihadist attacks kill more than 30 in Iraq

Baghdad - Jihadist gunmen and bombers killed at least 12 people in a busy market area of Baghdad while a double blast at a cafe north of the Iraqi capital claimed another 20 lives.

Eight killed as gunmen take hostages in Baghdad mall

Baghdad - Gunmen detonated a car bomb, sprayed gunfire in a crowded area and took hostages in a shopping mall in eastern Baghdad Monday, killing at least eight people, police said.

Iraqi families risk all to flee jihadist-held Hawijah

- Hundreds of families are fleeing hunger and jihadist rule in the Iraqi city of Hawijah and surrounding areas, witnesses and officials said Sunday.

Iraq drone strike mistake kills 9 militiamen: Spokesman

Baghdad - An Iraqi drone strike killed nine members of the pro-government Popular Mobilisation paramilitary force near Tikrit in an apparent case of so-called "friendly fire", a spokesman said Sunday.

25 Iraqi fighters killed thwarting IS assault in Haditha

Baghdad - At least 25 Iraqi fighters have been killed repelling a major three-day offensive by the Islamic State group in the western region of Haditha, security sources said Tuesday.

Two Sunni mosques bombed, muezzin killed in Iraq

Hilla - Blasts rocked two Sunni mosques in central Iraq Monday, amid fears of renewed sectarian strife following Saudi Arabia's execution of a prominent Shiite cleric, police and medics said.

IS attack on Iraq police trainees 'kills 12'

Tikrit - The Islamic State group killed at least 12 members of the Iraqi security forces Sunday when several suicide attackers infiltrated a base near Tikrit, security officials said.

Top Iraq cleric says Saudi executions an 'aggression'

Najaf - The execution of prominent Saudi Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr is an "aggression", Iraq's top Shiite authority Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani said in a statement Sunday.

Outrage in Iraq over Saudi execution of Shiite cleric

Karbala - The execution in Saudi Arabia of a prominent Shiite cleric Saturday sparked outrage in neighbouring Iraq, from protesters threatening the royal family to politicians calling for diplomatic actionHundreds of people demonstrated in the holy Shiite city o...
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