Iraqi, Kurdish forces advance on Islamic State stronghold of Mosul

Iraqi and Kurdish forces on Thursday made territorial gains near Mosul as part of a major offensive aimed at dislodging the extremist group Islamic State from its stronghold in northern Iraq,...

Protesters outside Turkish embassy in Baghdad demand troops withdraw

Thousands of Iraqis gathered outside the Turkish embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday to protest Turkey's continued military presence north of Mosul, despite demands by the Iraqi government for Ankara's...

Suicide bomber targets Shiites in Baghdad, killing two

A suicide bomber blew himself up on Sunday as he targeted a Shiite procession in Baghdad, killing two, authorities said.

Islamic State claims Baghdad attack on Shiite funeral killing 34

A suicide bomber targeted a funeral on Saturday in a mostly Shiite neighbourhood of northern Baghdad, killing at least 34 people and injuring more than 35, al-Sumaria television reported.

Iraqi Foreign Ministry summons Turkish diplomat over Erdogan comments

The Iraqi Foreign Ministry summoned the Turkish ambassador in Baghdad on Thursday to hand him a "strongly worded" memo in response to comments from Turkey's President earlier this week.

Iraq requests emergency UN meeting over row with Turkey

Iraq has asked the UN Security Council to hold an emergency meeting to discuss Baghdad's growing row with Turkey, an Iraqi official said on Thursday.

US to send more troops to Iraq to support fight against Islamic State

The United States is planning to send an additional 600 US troops to Iraq to help Iraqi troops in their effort to retake Mosul from the Islamic State extremist militia.

Two Baghdad suicide attacks claimed by Islamic State kill 24

The Islamic State extremist militia claimed responsibility for the suicide attack on Tuesday inside a busy market in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

Germany pledges to continue support for Iraq against Islamic State

Germany is prepared to lend more help to Iraq in its battle against Islamic State forces, German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said Thursday in Baghdad.

Iraqi forces retake town from Islamic State near Mosul

The Iraqi army said on Thursday its forces had retaken full control of the northern town of Shirqat from Islamic State near the extremist militia's stronghold of Mosul.

Ten killed in Baghdad shopping mall attack claimed by Islamic State

Ten people were killed in twin bombings outside a shopping mall in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, local police and medical sources said on Saturday, lowering an initial death toll of 40.

Toll in Baghdad car bomb attack more than doubles to 19

The death toll in an overnight car bomb attack in Baghdad's central Karada district has risen to 19, a Health Ministry official said on Tuesday.

Loyalists of Iraq’s influential cleric go on pro-reform strike

Thousands of followers of Iraq's influential Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr went on strike Sunday as part of his campaign to push for government reforms.

Baghdad arms depot explosion kills four civilians, witnesses say

An arms depot exploded on Friday in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, causing casualties, a security official said.

18 Iraqi soldiers killed in Islamic State suicide attack

Eighteen Iraqi soldiers have been killed in a suicide car bombing by Islamic State in the northern town of Qayyara, a senior army commander says.