A security guard walks past the Weatherford booth during the Basra International trade fair for oil and gas in Iraq in 2010. Radioactive material was stolen in November from a storage facility belonging to Weatherford. Photograph: Atef Hassan/Reuters

A “highly dangerous” radioactive material that went missing in Iraq has been found dumped near a petrol station in the southern town of Zubair, enviro(...)

Since leaving Ireland 14 years ago, Aonghus Kelly (pictured above with his girlfriend) has lived in New Zealand, Bosnia, and the UK, working as a prosecution lawyer on war crimes, organised crimes and terrorism cases.

I have been living away from Ireland now for 12 of the last 14 years. To paraphrase Dickens, it has been the best of times and the worst of times. (...)

Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, meets with his military commanders at an Iraqi Army base near the oil refinery town of Beiji north of Baghdad, Iraq.  Photograph:  AP Photo

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Friday ordered security forces to ease access to Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone and main streets, in an appare(...)

Gen Martin E Dempsey, chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff, described the current phase of operations against Islamic State as “extraordinarily complex”. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The US air campaign to thwart the advance of fighters from the Islamic State has been the easy part of President Barack Obama’s strategy in Iraq an(...)

A string of bomb blasts in predominantly Shi’ite provinces of Iraq killed at least 15 people today, police and doctors said.The largest explosion took(...)

Iraqi security forces at the site of a car bomb attack in Basra, 420km  southeast of Baghdad, today. Photograph: Reuters

At least 45 people were killed in bomb attacks across Iraq today, most of them in busy markets and commercial areas of the capital Baghdad, police and(...)

Iraqi security forces inspect the site of a bomb attack in Basra, 420km southeast of Baghdad. Photograph: Reuters

Attacks across Iraq targeting mainly Shia Muslims killed at least 30 people today, intensifying fears of a descent into all-out sectarian war.Ten yea(...)

A wave of attacks has killed up to 80 people in Shia and Sunni areas of Iraq extending one of the most sustained bouts of sectarian violence t(...)

Residents gather at the site of a car bomb blast in Basra, 420 km southeast of Baghdad today. Photograph: Atef Hassan/Reuters

A car bomb exploded at a bus terminal in Iraq's predominantly Shi'ite Muslim south today, killing at least nine people, police said, as the cou(...)