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A double suicide bombing has killed some 30 people in central Baghdad where day labourers usually gather to seek work. Iraq is readying for elections in May amid voter alarm over security. Two suicide bombers detonated explosive vests at Baghdad’s busy Tayran Square at rush hour on Monday, killing at least 31 people and wounding …
Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry congratulated Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi in Baghdad on Wednesday, for freeing the historic city of Mosul from the Islamic State (IS), expressing Egypt’s readiness for supporting Iraq to restore stability and security, according to a statement. Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Ahmed Abou Zaid said that the …
A series of terrorist attacks hit Iraq over the past few weeks, and most of them were claimed by IS
The terror organization ‘Islamic State’ (IS) has suffered serious losses in Syria, and even more in Iraq. It can no longer count on public support. Yet, it still has a few aces up its sleeve.
As Baghdad is rocked by deadly explosions and political chaos, “drifting” is an increasingly popular way for young men in the Iraqi capital to let off steam, reports Florian Neuhof.
US Defense Secretary Ash Carter has made an unannounced visit to Iraq to meet US military commanders and Iraqi officials. The visit comes after recent gains in the battle against the self-styled “Islamic State” (IS).
An ‘Islamic State’ (IS) attack on a Shiite shrine north of the Iraqi capital has killed at least 30 people and injured dozens more. The strike comes just five days after a massive explosion in Baghdad claimed 292 lives.
Many Iraqis are in shock after a massive ‘Islamic State’ (IS) bomb attack in Baghdad on Sunday. DW journalist Abbas al-Kashali discusses what is driving the spiraling violence and possible approaches to countering it.
In Syria and Iraq, the ‘Islamic State’ group has been losing ground for months, but worldwide, its attacks are becoming more effective. Middle East expert Udo Steinbach detects change within the terrorist militia.
Shoukry affirmed Egypt support to Iraq in the fight against terrorism in bilateral meetings
Baghdad was rocked by two explosions ahead of the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. “Islamic State” jihadists have claimed responsibility for one of the attacks.
Demonstrators have gathered in Baghdad to protest Iraq’s government every Friday for months. The Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is using the movement to stage his political comeback, Birgit Svensson reports from Baghdad.
Iraqi Prime Minister Al-Abadi has failed to abolish sectarian and party quotas for government positions. The threat of a shutdown now looms, while “Islamic State” continues to control large parts of the country.
Protestors stated their intent to continue demonstrating until the elimination of sectarian quotas in the government
A suicide bomber has blown himself up on a soccer field as trophies were being presented after a local tournament south of Baghdad. At least 30 people were killed in the attack.
A group of American citizens have been reported missing in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. The US embassy in Iraq has said it was aware of the reports and is working with local authorities to locate them.
At least seven Sunni mosques were destroyed in Mugdadeya, north Baghadad
Decade long curfew ended Saturday
Egypt says foreign military operations in Iraq must be accompanied by “solutions”
Kerry met with Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki and was to hold talks with Iraqi leaders across the political and communal spectrum.
An army major confirmed that the town and its surrounding areas were in insurgent hands.
Iraqi officials have insisted they are making progress in repelling the fighters, who are led by the powerful Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) jihadist group, but have continued to lose ground.
Arab League Council rejects interference in Iraqi affairs, calls for reconciliation through dialogue
The militants, spearheaded by the powerful jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), have overrun all of one province and chunks of three more since they launched their offensive late last Monday.
Egyptian embassy staff continues to contact Egyptian communities amidst ongoing clashes in Iraq
Military units first withdrew from the city’s east, heading to its west, and then began leaving the city, along with thousands of residents, he said.
At least nine car bombs went off throughout the morning, when the city is typically gridlocked.