Tikrit operations cause 28,000 to flee: UN

Military operations aimed at retaking the Iraqi city of Tikrit from the Islamic State jihadist group have caused around 28,000 people to flee their homes, the United Nations said on Thursday.

IS video shows execution of four Iraqis from Tikrit

The Islamic State jihadist group released a video on Monday in which four Sunni tribesmen from the Tikrit region are executed for allegedly collaborating with the government.

IS executes 32 security personnel in Iraq

Islamic State (IS) militants on Monday executed 32 security personnel in Iraq`s western province of Anbar, a provincial security source said.

Museum reopening boosts Iraqi national pride

Even as Iraq mourned the destruction of priceless artefacts by jihadists in Mosul, the national museum in Baghdad brought joy and pride to visitors as it opened its doors for the first time in 12 years.

Iraqi forces launch major offensive against IS

Iraqi security forces have launched a major offensive against Islamic State (IS) militants in the country`s Salahudin province, a security source confirmed on Monday.

Iraq reopens Baghdad museum 12 years after looting

Iraq's national museum officially reopened on Saturday after 12 years of painstaking efforts during which close to a third of 15,000 stolen pieces were recovered.

Car bombs kill 27 people north of Iraq's capital, Baghdad

Car bombs targeting a crowded market and Shiite militia checkpoints north of Iraq's capital killed 27 people on Saturday, authorities said, as the country's prime minister vowed to punish Islamic State militants who smashed ancient artifacts in a northern city.

Bombings kill 19 people in Iraq

A series of car bombs on Saturday ripped through a crowded marketplace and Shiite militia's checkpoint, killing a total of 19 people in separate attacks north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, officials said.

Father and five sons found murdered in Baghdad

Six members of a displaced Sunni family, a father and his five sons were found dead north of Baghdad Friday with bullets to their heads, security and medical sources said.

Iraq statue-smashing sparks outrage, heritage fears

A video of jihadists in Iraq gleefully smashing ancient statues to pieces with sledgehammers sparked global outrage and fears Friday that more of the world`s oldest heritage will be destroyed.

Attacks kill 8 people in Iraq

Iraqi authorities say eight people have been killed in a series of bombings and mortar strikes around Baghdad.

Islamic State fighters destroy priceless Iraq antiquities

Hardline Islamist militants in northern Iraq have destroyed a collection of priceless statues and sculptures dating to the ancient Assyrian era, according to a video published online.

35 killed in airstrikes, violence in Iraq

At least 35 people were killed and 44 others wounded in airstrikes against positions of the Islamic State (IS) militants and violent attacks across Iraq Thursday, security sources said.

Islamic State ransacks Mosul library, burns thousands of rare books

Continuing to display its barbaric act to the world, Islamic State militants ransacked the public library of Mosul in Iraq and burned down thousands of rare books and manuscripts, reports claimed on Thursday.

Bombs in Iraq, including twin blasts on busy street, kill 31

A series of bombings in Iraq, including twin blasts in a busy street in a Baghdad suburb, killed at least 31 people and wounded dozens on Tuesday, Iraqi officials said.

Baghdad`s first female mayor set to take the reins

A woman has been named as mayor of Baghdad for the first time, a government spokesman said Saturday, amid widespread corruption and rampant violence.

Islamic State militants burn over 40 people alive, Iraqi forces launch offensive

The Iraqi security forces Saturday launched a major offensive in the western province of Anbar to free a town from where the Islamic State (IS) militants abducted around 43 people and later burned them alive inside iron cages, a provincial security source said.

Iraqi army, militia repel Islamic State attack on dam north of Baghdad: Sources

Iraqi security forces backed by Shi`ite Muslim militias repelled an early morning assault by Islamic State insurgents on a dam area north of Baghdad, security sources and a local official said on Sunday.

Iraqi Sunni tribal leader assassinated in Baghdad

A Sunni tribal leader and at least seven other people were killed in Baghdad in an attack that could further inflame sectarian tension in Iraq, officials said Saturday.

Iraqi army repels attack on base hosting US Marines, says officials

About 25 Islamic State fighters led by several suicide bombers attacked Ain al-Asad air base in Iraq`s Anbar province on Friday but were repulsed by Iraqi security forces guarding the perimeter who killed most of the assailants, the Pentagon said.