Baghdad and Baquba were the worst hit areas of Sunday's attacks
State Department says attacks consistent with those carried out by al-Qa'ida in Iraq
A string of car bombs were detonated in and around Baghdad while people celebrated the end of Ramadan yesterday, killing at least 69 people and wounding 140 more.
Scores more wounded as surge of attacks revive fears of return to widespread sectarian bloodshed
At least 23 people were killed in Iraq on Monday in a series of car bombs in Shia Muslim areas and militant attacks, medics and police sources said – taking the week’s death toll to nearly 200 as sectarian violence intensifies.
Soldiers are deserting a beleaguered Iraqi army as it struggles to keep its hold on the northern half of Iraq in the face of escalating hostility from Sunni Arabs and Kurds who dominate in the region.
Man who held senior job in post war Iraq tells Paul Martin of dictator’s last moments
America’s new top diplomat, John Kerry, made an unannounced visit to Iraq at the weekend to lobby the country’s leadership to tackle Iranian flights over its territory, which the US believes are being used to ferry arms to the regime of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad.
Archaeologists want sunken vessels to be given the same levels of protection as threatened marine ecosystems
Bombings and shootings ripped across Iraq today, killing at least 106 people in the deadliest day this year. The coordinated attacks in 13 cities sent a chilling warning that al-Qa'ida is still a threat in the security vacuum created by a weak government in Baghdad and the departure of the US military seven months ago.
A coordinated wave of car bombs struck Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad and several other cities today, killing at least 65 people and wounding more than 200 in one of the deadliest days in Iraq since US troops withdrew from the country.
A military judge refused yesterday to drop eight of the 22 charges against Bradley Manning, the US soldier accused of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified diplomatic cables and army logs to the WikiLeaks website. Earlier the judge had ordered the government to hand over confidential documents outlining its huge damage control exercise.
An anti-American Shia militia in Iraq backed by Iran that once killed US soldiers has agreed to give up its weapons and join the political process in a move likely to fuel US paranoia about growing Iranian influence in the country.
The Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki created a political crisis by turning on Sunni leaders
The Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki was expected to try to increase his power in the wake of the final US troop withdrawal this month. But his unexpected decision to provoke a political crisis immediately by ordering the arrest his own Vice-President on terrorism charges may weaken his rule and destabilise Iraq.
A wave of bombings has hit Baghdad, killing at least 63 people in the worst violence Iraq has seen for months.