New wave of bomb attacks kills 56 in Baghdad and Mosul

Workers clear debris while citizens inspect the site of a car bomb attack in the Shaab neighbourhood of Baghdad on Sunday. Photo: AP

Another wave of car bombs hit Shiite neighbourhoods of Baghdad and a suicide bomber targeted soldiers in a northern city in attacks that killed at least 56 across Iraq yesterday.

Monday, 28 October, 2013, 3:27am

Baghdad holds funerals for 28 killed in park suicide bomb

Iraqis mourn during the funeral of the victims of a suicide bomb attack in Baghdad's northern al-Qahira neighbourhood on Saturday. Photo: AFP

Baghdad residents held funerals on Saturday for victims of a suicide bombing that killed 28 people in a city park, even as authorities pressed operations against militants to stem growing violence.

24 Aug 2013 - 8:53pm

24 dead in Iraq mosque suicide bombing

A suicide bomber blew himself up in a Shiite mosque north of Baghdad on Saturday, the deadliest in a series of attacks that left 24 people dead nationwide days ahead of Shiite commemorations.

23 Jun 2013 - 2:00pm

UK soldiers’ families can sue over Iraq deaths

British troops in action in Iraq in 2004. Britain’s highest court says the families of several soldiers killed or injured in Iraq can sue the government for failing to protect them. Photo: AP

Britain’s highest court says the families of several soldiers killed or injured in Iraq can sue the government for failing to protect them.

19 Jun 2013 - 7:10pm

Al-Qaeda's Iraq head, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, defiant over Syria bid

Al-Qaeda's global leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri

The leader of al-Qaeda's Iraq arm defiantly has rejected an order from the terror network's central command to stop claiming control over the organisation's Syria affiliate, according to a message purportedly from him that was posted online.

17 Jun 2013 - 5:32am

Bombs and battles hit northern Iraq, more than 70 dead

Civilians gather at the site of a car bomb attack at Jadidat al-Shatt in Diyala province, north of Baghdad. Photo: Reuters

Insurgents attacked cities across Iraq on Monday with car bombs, suicide blasts and gun battles that killed more than 70 people in unrest that has deepened fears of a return to civil war.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Film Review: 'Bekas' shows Iraq in a good light

Sarwar Fazil and Zamand Taha play brothers in Bekas.

What's fascinating about Bekas isn't just its sentimental look at Kurdish life under Saddam Hussein.

13 Jun 2013 - 8:46am

Gunmen kill 14 travellers in ambush at fake checkpoint in Iraq

Gunmen ambushed a group of travellers at a fake checkpoint at a remote desert site in western Iraq yesterday and killed at least 14 of them, according to Iraqi officials, in what appeared to be the latest blow in sectarian violence gripping the country.

6 Jun 2013 - 1:49am

Al-Qaeda poison gas workshops busted, Iraq officials say

Soldiers in gas masks hold chemical bottles. Photo: Reuters

Iraq's defence ministry said it had broken up an al-Qaeda cell that was working to produce poison gas at two locations in the capital for future attacks at home and abroad.

2 Jun 2013 - 7:58am

Chinese firms 'must try harder' for Iraq deals

Mainland infrastructure firms are well positioned to bid for the construction of natural gas-fired power plants in Iraq, but they need to work harder to catch up with Western rivals that have had a head start, according to an infrastructure lawyer.

13 May 2013 - 3:31am

US soldier ‘methodical’ in Iraq clinic shooting spree, says expert

US Army Sergeant John M. Russell. Photo: AP

A US soldier who killed five fellow servicemen in a shooting spree at a combat stress centre in Iraq acted with the tactical precision of a trained soldier as he moved through the clinic, an Army crime scene expert testified on Thursday.

10 May 2013 - 3:59pm

US soldier admits to 2009 killings in Iraq

Wilburn Russell displays a portrait of his son, the Army sergeant who is accused of killing five fellow soldiers in Iraq. Photo: Reuters

A US soldier pleaded guilty on Monday to killing five of his colleagues in Iraq four years ago, in a plea deal to escape a death sentence, a military spokesman said.

Army Sergeant John Russell was accused of the May 2009 murders at a clinic for soldiers suffering from war-related stress at Camp Liberty, the largest US base in Iraq.

23 Apr 2013 - 2:56pm

Iraq holds first polls since US pullout

UN Special Envoy to Iraq visits a polling station in Baghdad during the Iraqi provincial elections in Baghdad on Saturday. Photo: AFP

Iraqis voted on Saturday in the country’s first polls since US troops departed, a key test of its stability in the face of a spike in attacks that has claimed more than 100 lives.

20 Apr 2013 - 5:47pm

Victims of war must be humanised, too

Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard. Photo: EPA

As a parent, my heart goes out to the mother and father of Martin Richard, the eight-year-old boy who was killed in the Boston Marathon bombing. A family photo of the vibrant, smiling young boy was prominently featured in major US newspapers and some foreign publications as well.

19 Apr 2013 - 2:48am 5 comments

Iraq marks a decade since the fall of Baghdad

A photo shows where Saddam Hussein’s statue stoof in central Baghdad’s Firdos Square. Photo: AP

Iraq on Tuesday marks a decade since US-led forces took control of Baghdad, sealing the ouster of Saddam Hussein’s brutal regime, but the country remains plagued by deadly attacks and mired in political crises.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am