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Iraqi rivers under threat from dams in Iran and Turkey

This year, an unprecedented fiscal crunch caused by low oil prices forced the government to suspend infrastructure investments. But new dams alone won’t save Iraq’s waterways, experts warn.

Iraq: more than a month of anti-regime protests

Demands for the government to resign have led to deadly clashes since October 1

Christmas in Baghdad: Tanks, pilgrims, and Santa Claus

Christmas for Iraq's remaining Christian community means celebrating behind blast walls and barbed wire.

Wave of attacks kills at least 30 in Baghdad

At least 11 co-ordinated car bombs have ripped through mostly Shi'ite neighbourhoods in Baghdad, killing many and wounding dozens.

US condemns Baghdad attackers as ‘enemies of Islam’

The United States has condemned the perpetrators of deadly attacks in Iraq as "enemies of Islam" and called the acts "cowardly".

Dozens killed in a series of bomb attacks in Baghdad

A series of car bombs in mainly Shi'ite areas of Baghdad has killed 60 people and wounded 140.

Mum, imam and Saddam: What young Iraqis are saying with tattoos

Tattoo parlours are becoming increasingly popular in Baghdad, despite opposition from traditionalists.

Baghdad attack leaves 22 people dead and dozens wounded

A string of explosions have torn through Baghdad followed by an assault by gunmen who raided a government building, leaving at least 22 people dead.

Suicide bomber attack kills three at Iraqi checkpoint

A suicide bomber detonated a car packed with explosives at an Iraqi army checkpoint north of Baghdad, killing at least three people, says police.

Car bombs kill 17 and wound several in Baghdad

A string of car bomb attacks in Baghdad has killed 17 people, deepening fears of an increase in violence as sectarian tensions simmer in Iraq.

Al-Qaeda keeps its grip on out-of-sight Iraqi cities

In the city of Mosul, out of view of visiting Arab dignitaries next week, al-Qaeda still controls the streets and people still whisper about death.

Iraq hammered by roadside bombings

Car and roadside bombs have killed at least 43 people in cities across Iraq, extending a spate of violence ahead of next week's Arab League summit.

Nato’s training mission in Iraq is over

Nato has ended its training mission in Iraq. Hopes for an extension deal collapsed as Baghdad refused to grant the troops immunity from prosecution.

Iran influence on the rise as US forces leave Iraq

As the US withdraws its remaining 39 000 troops from Iraq, the influence of its nemesis Iran in the corridors of power in Baghdad is likely to rise.

Iraq forces on alert after deadly Baghdad blasts

Iraqi security forces were on alert on Friday after a massive car bomb ripped through a funeral ceremony in a Shiite district of Baghdad.

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