Iraq

Heavy rains trigger deadly flash floods in Iraq

At least seven killed and over 3,000 rendered homeless after heavy rains caused floods in northern Iraq, officials say.

Iraq: Seven killed, thousands displaced in flash flooding

UpFront

What happened to ISIL? An UpFront special

We discuss the group's past, present, and future.

What happened to ISIL? An UpFront special

Middle East

Car bomb blast in Iraq's Tikrit kills five: officials

Sources said 16 others were injured in the blast that set nearly a dozen vehicles on fire.

Car bomb blast in Iraq's Tikrit kills five: officials

Iraq

Iran, Iraq to establish free-trade zone along border

Iraqi President Salih and Iran's President Rouhani discuss gas-electricity swap, joint oil exploration, in Tehran talks.

Iraq to establish free-trade zone along border with Iran

Middle East

Iraq: Baghdad and Kurds strike deal to resume Kirkuk oil exports

Oil flows from Kirkuk begin after Baghdad and Erbil agree on deal to export 50,000 to 100,000 barrels of oil per day.

Iraq: Baghdad and Kurds strike deal to resume Kirkuk oil exports

Witness

Korean Lovers in Baghdad

A young Iraqi woman's obsession with all things Korean inspires her dream of moving to South Korea.

Middle East

Anger is simmering among Iraq's Kurdish youth

In Iraq's Kurdish region, a new generation is coming of age which has seen only two parties in power - KDP and PUK.

Anger is simmering among Iraq's Kurdish youth

Iraq

Mosul residents left to rebuild destroyed homes

A year after the fall of ISIL, civilians rue lack of support after their homes were heavily damaged or destroyed.

Mosul residents left to rebuild destroyed homes

War & Conflict

US 'war on terror' killed over 500,000 people: study

Between 480,000-507,000 people were killed in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq in the wake of 9/11 attacks, study says.

US 'war on terror' has killed over half a million people: study

Middle East

Iraqi military boosts defences against ISIL at border with Syria

Some 2,500 ISIL fighters are estimated to remain close to the Iraq-Syria border.

Weather

Kuwait faces flooding as rains lash Middle East

Rains hit parts of Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Iran with many cities in Kuwait forced to shut schools due to flooding.

Kuwait faces flooding as rains lash Middle East

Middle East

More than 200 mass graves found in Iraq: UN report

Report says sites in Mosul could contain critical forensic material to assist in the identification of ISIL victims.

More than 200 mass graves discovered in Iraq: UN report

Middle East

As life returns to Kirkuk, ISIL still threatening residents

People who fled the Iraqi city of Kirkuk are slowly returning, a year after government forces took back control from Kurdish Peshmerga fighters. But the threat of violence still hangs over the city.

Iraq

Iraq's Anbar desert: A haven for ISIL fighters

Sleeper cells use vast desert of Anbar province for regrouping and planning new attacks, Iraqi army says.

Iraq

Iraq war map: Who controls what

As fighting in parts of Iraq intensifies, a visual breakdown of the control of territory after years of war.

Iraq war map: Who controls what