Sixteen Turkish workers kidnapped in Baghdad

 Sixteen Turkish workers were kidnapped by masked men in northeastern Baghdad on Wednesday, Iraq`s Interior Ministry said.

Iraq PM orders forces to prepare to open Green Zone

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered security forces to prepare to open Baghdad`s heavily fortified Green Zone government and embassy area to the public, his office said Friday.

52 killed in suicide bombings in Baghdad

At least 52 people were killed and another 54 wounded on Monday in three suicide bombings, but also in a series of attacks launched by Iraqi forces and the US-led international coalition in the Anbar province, west of Baghdad, security officials said.

'Iraq PM scraps 11 cabinet posts in reforms'

 Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi scrapped 11 cabinet posts as part of a wide-ranging reform programme, his office said in a statement on Sunday.

Iraq: Suicide attacks, clashes kill 17 troops near Fallujah

Islamic State militants launched an attack against government troops on Sunday outside the militant- held city of Fallujah, killing at least 17 troops, officials said.

Baghdad car bomb kills 11: Officials
Baghdad car bomb kills 11: Officials

 A car bombing Saturday in a Shiite-majority area of north Baghdad where people gather to buy and sell vehicles killed 11 people and wounded at least 68, Iraqi officials said.

Baghdad car bombing kills 10

At least 10 people were killed and 70 wounded when a car bomb exploded at a car exhibition in Baghdad on Saturday, police sources said.

Islamic State claims deadly Baghdad truck bombing; toll at 38
Islamic State claims deadly Baghdad truck bombing; toll at 38

The Islamic State jihadist group claimed responsibility for a Thursday truck bombing in Shiite-majority area of northern Baghdad that officials said killed at least 38 people.

IS truck bomb kills at least 38 in Baghdad market
IS truck bomb kills at least 38 in Baghdad market

A truck bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 38 people in a Shiite-majority area of Baghdad Thursday, in one of the deadliest single attacks in the city in months.

Iraq PM sacks senior cabinet official: statement

 Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has sacked a senior cabinet official who was a close aide to his predecessor and rival Nuri al-Maliki, the premier`s office said in a statement Wednesday.

IS executed 2,000 in Iraq's Mosul region since takeover

The Islamic State group has executed more than 2,000 people in and around the northern Iraqi city of Mosul since seizing it last year, officials said on Friday.

Thousands of Iraqis protest corruption, poor services

 Several thousand demonstrators gathered in Baghdad on Friday to protest at rampant corruption and abysmal electricity services that plague Iraq, calling for officials to be held to account.

At least 10 killed by two car bombs in Baghdad: Report

At least 10 people were killed and 22 others wounded in two car bomb attacks on Wednesday that targeted predominately Shi`ite neighbourhoods in Baghdad, police and medical sources said.

Iraqis vent rage at power shortages, `corrupt` leaders

Several hundred Iraqis took to the streets of Baghdad Friday to vent their anger at the chronic electricity shortages, which they blamed on government corruption.

Suicide attacks in Anbar kill at least 18 Iraqi troops

Militants in Iraq used stolen Humvees loaded with explosives to unleash a series of suicide car bombings targeting Iraqi security forces on Wednesday, killing at least 18 Iraqi troops, officials said.

US defence chief makes surprise trip to Iraq

US Defence Secretary Ash Carter made a surprise visit to Baghdad on Thursday to get a first-hand assessment of the campaign against Islamic State as Iraq tries to retake the fallen capital of Sunni-dominated Anbar province.

Islamic State car bomb attacks in Iraq kill at least 30
Islamic State car bomb attacks in Iraq kill at least 30

Car bomb attacks in Baghdad and the Iraqi province of Diyala, mostly claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group, have killed at least 30 people, police and medical sources said Wednesday.

Baghdad: The world's most unfortunate city?

Capital cities whose names begin with B usually don't have an easy time. Berlin, Belfast, Budapest, Beirut, Belgrade, even Bombay, have had periods in which they were embroiled in violence or nearly destroyed in wars and residents found it hard to survive, let alone prosper.

UN chief slams terrorist bomb attack in Baghdad

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday condemned "in the strongest terms" a bomb attack on a market in Baghdad that killed over 100 people, media reported.

90 dead, 17 missing in Iraq car bombing

The toll for a massive suicide car bomb attack carried out by the Islamic State group north of Baghdad rose to 90 dead and 17 missing on Saturday.