Militants from the Islamic State (IS) group carried out a mass killing of hundreds of Iraqi soldiers captured when the extremists overran a military base north of Baghdad in June, a leading international watchdog has said.
Wed, 03 Sep, 2014
Nouri Maliki has given up his post as Iraq’s prime minister to Haider Abadi, state television reported today – a move which could end a political deadlock that plunged Baghdad into uncertainty as the country fights a Sunni militant insurgency.
Thu, 14 Aug, 2014
Iraq is facing a fierce political power struggle even as the country battles extremists in the north and west, after its president went over the head of incumbent prime minister Nouri Maliki and picked another politician to form a new government.
Tue, 12 Aug, 2014
President Barack Obama said he was sending up to 300 US military advisers to Iraq but stressed the need for a political solution to the country’s crisis, as government forces battled Sunni rebels for control of the country’s biggest refinery.
Fri, 20 Jun, 2014
Barack Obama said he pressed Iraq's prime minister to make room in his government and security forces for all ethnic and religious groups to prevent a resurgence of the violence and turmoil that took the country to the verge of civil war.
Thu, 23 Jul, 2009