Iraq

Iraq crackdown kills 13 protesters after Iran mission torched

Iraqi security forces have cracked down on anti-government protesters in the strife-torn south, leaving 13 people dead in a bloody escalation hours after the torching of an Iranian consulate.

June 9, 2016
June 9, 2016

Iraq suicide attacks kill 18

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.

June 1, 2016
June 1, 2016

20,000 children trapped in Iraq's Fallujah: UN

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.

May 31, 2016
May 31, 2016

IS hits back as army moves into Falluja

Militants from the so-called Islamic State have launch a dawn counter-attack as Iraqi government troops push into the city of Falluja.

May 24, 2016
May 24, 2016

Greece starts to move Idomeni migrants

Greece begins evacuating thousands of stranded migrants from the makeshift Idomeni camp on its northern border with Macedonia.

May 17, 2016
May 17, 2016

Three bombings in Baghdad kill 63

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...

May 10, 2016
May 10, 2016

IS leader in Iraq's Anbar killed: Pentagon

A key leader of so-called Islamic State (IS) in Iraq's Anbar province has been killed in a coalition air strike, the Pentagon says.

May 5, 2016
May 5, 2016

Australian IS recruiter killed in Iraq

An Australian man said to be a senior recruiter for the so-called Islamic State group has been killed by a US airstrike in Iraq, reports say.

May 5, 2016
May 5, 2016

Obama sued for lack of authority to fight IS

An Army captain sued President Barack Obama on Wednesday, alleging that he doesn't have the proper congressional authority to wage war against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

May 4, 2016
May 4, 2016

Terror cell 'unfazed' by earlier arrests

Around the time that Singapore announced in January the arrest and deportation of 27 radicalised Bangladeshis under the Internal Security Act (ISA), S-Pass holder Rahman Mizanur, 31, came up with...

May 1, 2016
May 1, 2016

Iraq PM orders arrest of protesters

Iraq's Prime Minister orders the arrest of Shia Muslim activists who stormed parliament in protest at delays in approving a new cabinet.