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This Tuesday, July 28, 2015 photo shows restored books and documents at the Baghdad National Library in Iraq. As the Islamic State militants now set out to destroy Iraq's history and culture, including irreplaceable books and manuscripts kept in the militant-held city of Mosul, a major preservation and digitization project is underway in the capital to safeguard a millennia worth of history. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

Facing Islamic State threat, Iraq digitises national library

Now librarians and academics in Baghdad are working feverishly to preserve what’s left after thousands of documents were lost or damaged at the height of the U.S.-led invasion.

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At least 26 killed and over 50 injured in Baghdad market bombings, say Iraqi officials

The first explosion took place in the impoverished neighborhood of al-Bayaa in southwestern Baghdad and , a second car bomb detonated in the northeastern neighborhood of al-Shaab, Iraqi officials said.


Baghdad car bombing: Iraqi officials say 14 dead, 30 injured

The explosion happened in the predominantly Shiite district of New Baghdad late Tuesday.

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ISIS suicide attack on marketplace kills 115 in Iraq

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attacks. The toll so far is 115 dead and 170 wounded.


Iraqi troops, militias repel Islamic State attack on town in Anbar

Islamic State militants retreated after an hours-long battle, leaving behind 12 dead fighters.

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14 killed in Iraq suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State

The bomber struck “a gathering of notables and figures, most of them from the Al-Nida tribe,” the officer said.

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Iraqis return to shattered Tikrit after Islamic State routed

Iraqis begin returning to Tikrit which was recaptured by Iraqi government and allies. But fears of discrimination and IS return remain.

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Iraq turns to Sunni tribes to fight Islamic State militants

Left to fend for themselves against IS onslaught, the Sunni tribes now receive weapons and money from the Shiite government, but that may not be enough to bridge the gap between the two sects.

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Inside Islamic State’s rule: Creating a nation of fear

Under the rule of self-proclaimed “Caliphate”, where people face punishment for littlest of reasons, a repentance card can be a matter of life and death. Escape is seldom an option.

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Kurdish fighters seize full control of IS border stronghold

On Tuesday, Iraqi officials said that families began returning to Tikrit two and a half months after security forces backed by Shiite militias drove the Islamic State group out of the Sunni city.

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17 killed in battles near Iraq’s Baiji refinery

Fighting on Monday took place on a road used by Islamic State for supply lines leading from Baiji to the nearby town of Siniya to the west.

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13 killed in Islamic State suicide attacks on Iraq security posts

Four suicide bombers driving explosive-laden cars rammed into two security checkpoints and a military headquarters in the al-Hajaj area within a 15-minute span.


US to send more troops to train Iraqis in fight against the Islamic State

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Tuesday that as more security forces are trained, Iraq will need more recruits to take their place. “We would like to see them do more of that,” said Earnest.


Iraq: Bombings kill 10 in and around Baghdad

Medics in nearby hospitals confirmed the casualties. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak to the media.


Bombings kill 11 people in Iraq’s capital, say officials

Medical officials confirmed the death tolls. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to journalists.