Iraq has suspended all international flights to and from the Iraqi Kurdish capital Arbil, sending anxious foreigners rushing to the airport, as Baghdad cranked up the pressure on the Kurds over their independence referendum.
Baghdad have piled pressure on Iraq’s Kurds , demanding they cancel their overwhelming vote for independence while parliament urged the Iraqi central government to send troops to take control of vital oil fields held by Kurdish forces.
At least 26 people are killed and 25 are injured as two suicide bombers attack a celebration being held the night before a wedding north of Baghdad, a police officer and a doctor say.
To the radical mind, if additional prayer and alms giving is encouraged in Ramadan - then why not more bloodshed too? View it that way and you understand precisely the line of reasoning that has given rise to such a grisly and gruesome death toll this year.
Two suicide bomb attacks near the entrance of a military base north of Baghdad and by a market in the Iraqi capital killed at least 18 people, police say.
At least 20,000 children are trapped in jihadist bastion Fallujah under siege by Iraqi forces and face shortages and forced recruitment as fighters, the UN Children's Fund says.
Three bombings have killed at least 63 people and wounded more than 100 in Baghdad today, police and medical sources said, extending the deadliest spate of attacks in the Iraqi capital so far this year.
Iraq's Prime Minister orders the arrest of Shia Muslim activists who stormed parliament in protest at delays in approving a new cabinet.
Supporters of a powerful Shia Muslim cleric have set up camp outside parliament in Baghdad, after thousands stormed the Green Zone secure area.