An Iraqi soldier uses a binoculars at a checkpoint in Ein Tamarm, a town some 40 km west of Kerbala. Families fled violence in the Iraqi cities of Falluja and Ramadi with many arriving in the predominantly Shi’ite town of Kerbala, 86 km  south of Falluja. Photograph: Mushtaq Muhammed/Reuters

Fierce fighting between Iraqi forces and rebel groups including al-Qaeda was reported near Falluja yesterday, 24 hours after the United States agreed (...)

Iraqi Sunni Muslims take part in an anti-government demonstration in Falluja, 50 km (31 miles) west of Baghdad, earlier this month. Photograph: Mohanned Faisal/Reuters

The United Nations on has called on Iraq to suspend use of the death penalty after authorities executed 21 people on the same day following th(...)

Suicide bomb attacks have been on the rise since the beginning of the year as the Syrian war exacerbates Iraq's own security situation by giving a boost to the local wing of al-Qaeda, Islamic State of Iraq or ISI. Photograph:  Ali Arkady/Getty Images

A suicide bomber drove an oil tanker packed with explosives into a local Iraqi government compound today, killing at least nine people, mostly poli(...)

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