Iraqi official: Suicide bomber attacks Baghdad marketplace

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi security official says a suicide bomber has attacked a marketplace in Baghdad's Sadr City suburb, killing seven people and wounding 16. The official, speaking...

In time for Ramadan, Iraqi TV drama returns after 7 years

BAGHDAD (AP) — The arts are coming to life again in Baghdad, bringing with it a touch of hope and comfort as the country works to rebuild after 16 years of war. And after two decades...

Rains like no other: Iraq is tested in era of climate change

YOUSSIFIYAH, Iraq (AP) — After years of meager rains and scorching summers, the wettest winter in a generation has revived Iraq's famous rivers and filled its lakes, bringing welcome relief to a count...

Iraqi war games: Army trains in desert, defeats 'militants'

TAJI BASE, Iraq (AP) — The "militants" were holding on stubbornly to their position in the scabrous desert outside Baghdad, blocking the Iraqi troops' advance when an infantry unit sprung out of the r...

Bad weather gives IS militants in Syria a second wind

BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian forces say Islamic State militants have taken advantage of dusty and windy conditions to wage multiple counterattacks from their last speck of land in eastern ...

US-backed Syrian forces push on as IS militants fight back

BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian forces say Islamic State militants are putting up a desperate fight against their advances and have staged a counterattack from the tiny speck of land the extr...

Hopes for missing Yazidis dim as Islamic State defeat looms

DAHUK, Iraq (AP) — Baseh Hammo was 38 when she was enslaved by militants of the Islamic State group. Raped and abused, she was sold 17 times among members of the so-called "caliphate," and moved from ...

Former Yazidi captives of IS reunite with families in Iraq

GERSHIN, Iraq (AP) — A group of Yazidi women and children reunited with their families in Iraq Saturday after five years of captivity at the hands of the Islamic State group, hugging and kissing relat...

From Syria, IS slips into Iraq to fight another day

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State fighters facing defeat in Syria are slipping across the border into Iraq, where they are destabilizing the country's fragile security, U.S. and Iraqi officials say. ...

Iraq closes camps for displaced, pushes families into peril

BZEIBIZ, Iraq (AP) — It was a cold and gusty day in December when the army came to the Bzeibiz camp and told families displaced by the war against the Islamic State group that it was time to go home. ...

Iraq: 8 killed in Baghdad women's prison fire

BAGHDAD (AP) — Baghdad police say eight women have been killed in a fight and fire at a women's jail in the north of the city. An officer at the Rusafa police division says the fire ...

Iraq: Russia resettles 30 Russian children caught in IS war

BAGHDAD (AP) — Russia is resettling thirty children of jailed or deceased Islamic State members from Iraq, as those involved in the battle against the extremist group are still deliberating over what ...

Iraqi town fearful as battle against IS rages next door

QAIM, Iraq (AP) — More than a year after the Iraqi town of Qaim was freed from the Islamic State group, booms from airstrikes still echo and columns of smoke rise beyond the berms and concrete walls m...

Iran, feeling sanctions bite, looks for outlet in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — At this year's Baghdad International Fair, Iranian businessmen displayed thick, colorful Persian rugs to impressed onlookers while others showcased the latest in Iranian manufacturing i...

Iraq officials say 4 killed in bombing in western Mosul

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security officials say four people have been killed in the first deadly bombing in western Mosul since the city district was recaptured from Islamic State group militants last yea...