Iraq News

Iraq: At least 18 protesters die overnight in renewed unrest

Iraqis took to the streets for a fourth day on Monday in a second wave of protests against Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi's government and a political elite they say are corrupt and out of touch.

At least 40 killed as fresh protests engulf Iraq

The bloodshed is the second major bout of violence this month. A series of clashes two weeks ago between protesters and security forces left 157 people dead and over 6,000 wounded.


Explained: What is happening in Iraq?

Two years after the defeat of Islamic State much of the country's nearly 40 million population live in worsening conditions despite the country's oil wealth.

Eleven people killed in southern Iraq protests overnight

Troops patrolled central areas of Baghdad early on Thursday to enforce a curfew ordered by Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, but sporadic demonstrations continued in some parts of the Iraqi capital.

Iraq coalition calls Israeli strikes a 'declaration of war'

The coalition's statement came a day after a drone strike in the western Iraqi town of Qaim killed a commander with the forces - the latest in strikes apparently conducted by Israel against the Iranian-backed militias in Iraq.

Explained: What happened during Gulf War? How was India involved?

New Delhi had been one of the first powers to recognise the Baathist regime when it came to power, and Baghdad, in turn, had consistently maintained a pro-India stance, especially during the era when the rest of the region was seen to have gravitated towards Pakistan.


India condemns attack in Erbil, calls for action against terror

In response to a media query on the terrorist attack, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson, Raveesh Kumar said, India condemns the terrorist attack in Erbil, and extends its condolences to the families of the deceased, including a diplomat from Turkey.

Iraq says it deserves more global support in rebuilding

Iraq's prime minister says his country's sacrifices against the Islamic State group have earned it greater support from the international community in its reconstruction efforts

Rocket hits site of foreign oil firms in Iraq's Basra, two hurt

The United States evacuated hundreds of diplomatic staff from its Baghdad embassy last month, Wednesday's incident came just as Exxon staff who were also evacuated after the diplomats' departure had begun to return to Basra.

A museum struggling to help Iraqis connect with 5,000 years of art

The museum has a majestic, world-class collection of ancient art dating back 5,000 years, but it struggles to connect with an audience of younger Iraqis.

Iraq Photos

Mosul - Before and after Islamic State onslaught

A trove of photographs now housed at the Library of Congress, taken in the autumn of 1932, offer a glimpse of Mosul before wars, insurgency, sectarian strife _and now Islamic State militants_ravaged the city. The scenes were captured by staff from the American Colony Photo Department during a visit to Iraq at the end of the British mandate.

Militants shock the world as they seize Iraq's Mosul

Al-Qaida-inspired militants seized Iraq’s second city of Mosul, the surrounding Nineveh province and parts of Kirkuk on Tuesday (June 10).


Iraq Videos

Beginning of the Gulf War: How Bush senior and Saddam Hussein's Iraq locked horns

On this day, US President Bush senior ordered US troops to defend Saudi against a potential Iraqi invasion by Saddam Hussein.

Iraq: Army retakes most of Ramadi from IS

Units of the Iraqi Army toured the mostly-liberated city of Ramadi, Wednesday, showing the destruction left behind by Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants. Most of the city’s houses show evidence of the militants’ stay, including pro-IS graffiti on their walls. Several buildings and houses were marked with the word “Muslim,” if their owners supported […]


Iraq: first casualty for US forces in ground combat with ISIL

One member of a US special operations force has died following an overnight mission (October 21-22) to rescue hostages near Hawija, in northern Iraq.

Why Does The Government Want To Restrain Indian Citizens From Travelling To Iraq & Syria?

The government Wednesday said it does not want Indians to fight against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria since that can “directly result in sectarian conflict in India”. Submitting an affidavit in the Delhi High Court, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said it wanted to restrain Indian citizens from travelling to Iraq and […]