- Iraqi city still a ghost town a month after defeat of IS
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi government forces drove the Islamic State group out of Abu Mustafa's hometown of Tikrit over a month ago, but he has yet to return, fearing the Shiite militias that now patrol its bombed and battered streets.
- Congressmen to reconsider separate funding for Iraq factions
BAGHDAD (AP) — Congress may reconsider a provision in an upcoming bill funding the training of the Iraqi army that would also send weapons directly to Arab Sunnis and Kurds, a congressman visiting Baghdad said Sunday.
- Canadian prime minister visits Iraq as bombings kill 30
BAGHDAD (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper made a surprise visit Saturday to Iraq, pledging to continue Canada's support for the battle against the Islamic State group as bombings across the country killed at least 30 people.
- In Iraqi malls, Syrian women work jobs spurned by locals
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Two years after fleeing from her home in Damascus, 22-year-old Rahaf Abdullah is working at a gleaming mall in Iraq's Kurdish region, selling sweets to local women who largely refuse to take such jobs.
- Baghdad officials blame Sunni displaced for wave of bombings
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Sunnis fleeing the fighting in western Anbar province have provided a cover for Islamic State militants to carry out a wave of bombings that struck Baghdad, political and security officials in the Iraqi capital claimed on Friday — an assertion vigorously disputed by Sunni lawmakers.
- Car bombs kill 21 people in Iraq; EU warns of donor fatigue
BAGHDAD (AP) — The head of the European Union's humanitarian aid department warned on Thursday that the situation in Iraq is deteriorating rapidly while the world is preoccupied with crises elsewhere.
- Iraqi Shiite cleric threatens US over budget provision
BAGHDAD (AP) — An influential Shiite cleric threatened Wednesday to attack U.S. interests in Iraq and abroad over a congressional provision to send arms directly to Sunni and Kurdish fighters.
- UK trial: US soldier describes chaos after Iraq explosion
LONDON (AP) — A U.S. soldier has testified at a British court about the carnage after an explosion caused by an improvised bomb in Iraq in 2007.
- Iraqi official blames media for Islamic State war failures
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's interior minister summoned dozens of journalists Wednesday to partially blame them for security force setbacks amid the war against the Islamic State group, laying bare the Baghdad's Shiite-led government sensitivity to criticism.
- Iraqi Kurds arrest alleged IS cell behind US mission attack
BAGHDAD (AP) — Kurdish authorities announced Tuesday the arrest of an alleged Islamic State group cell that they said was responsible for the deadly bomb attack two weeks ago next to the U.S. consulate in northern Iraq.
- UK man accused of killing US soldier with bomb in Iraq
LONDON (AP) — A British man went on trial in London on Tuesday accused of making a roadside bomb that killed a U.S. soldier in Iraq in 2007.
- Car bombings in Iraq's capital kill at least 20 civilians
BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of car bombings targeting busy commercial areas in Iraq's capital killed at least 20 civilians Monday, officials said.