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A body believed to be one of four British security guards who were seized by Shia militia in Baghdad in 2007 has been handed over to the
Thousands of mourners have attended the funeral of Iraq’s leading Shi’ite power-broker. The Imam Ali mausoleum in Najaf was packed with followers of
Thousands of people have flooded the centre of the Iraqi city of Kerbala, ahead of the funeral of the Shi’ite powerbroker Abdul Aziz al-Hakim.
The casket containing the body of Abdul Aziz al-Hakim – one of Iraq’s most influential power brokers – has arrived in Baghdad amid tight security
The body of Abdul-Aziz al-Hakim the leader of Iraq’s largest Shi’ite political grouping begins its journey from Iran to Iraq following his death
The leader of one of Iraq’s most powerful Shi’ite Muslim political groups and most important religious dynasties has died, adding to political
One of Iraq’s most poweful Shi’ite leaders has died in hospital in Iran.
Abdul Aziz al-Hakim has been a prime political mover in Iraq since the
At least 20 people have been killed and another 10 injured in two minibus bombings south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
The bombs ripped apart the
Iraq’s prime minister Nouri al-Maliki has split from his Shi’ite Muslim partners and is seeking to form a multi-party list to contest the upcoming
On one of the bloodiest days in Baghdad this year, around a hundred people have been killed and around 600 wounded in a series of bomb and mortar
A rapid-fire series of bomb and mortar attacks in Baghdad has killed around 75 people and wounded more than 300 in the heavily guarded Green Zone
Iraq’s prime minister has warned of more violence as the country prepares for a general election next year. Nuri al-Maliki was speaking on the day a
Four booby-trapped vehicles have been detonated in Iraq, killing at least 41 people, and injuring 150. Two car-bombs exploded in the capital Baghdad
Tareq Aziz, Iraq’s former deputy prime minister under Saddam Hussein, has been sentenced to seven years in jail for his part in the forced
Six bombs have struck Shi’ite mosques across Baghdad, killing at least 29 people and injuring more than 130.
The blasts appeared to target Shi’ite
US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has flown to Kurdistan, to congratulate the leader of the region’s governing coalition on winning the general and
In Kurdish-run Northern Iraq a larger than expected voter turnout meant polling stations were kept open an hour later than scheduled in regional
Modern Kurdish history starts with their hopes of a separate autonomous state as the Ottoman Empire was dismantled at the end of the First World War
Iraqi Kurds have been voting in regional presidential and parliamentary elections to a backdrop of tension between Kurds and the national government